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Historical and Educational Attractions near to Ryde
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Nunwell House and Gardens (3 miles)
Brading
Nunwell House and Gardens Visit the place where the ill-fated King Charles I spent his last night of freedom! A great historical and architectural interest.
Brading Roman Villa (4 miles)
Brading
Brading Roman Villa Get an insight into Roman life in this great museum and Visitor centre with a large collection of Roman archaelogy.
Southsea Castle (5 miles)
Southsea
Southsea Castle A magnificent castle over 400 years old! Built by Henry VIII to protect Portsmouth it is a sight to be seen!
Bembridge Lifeboat Station (5 miles)
Bembridge
Bembridge Lifeboat Station Learn about the all weather lifeboat in this impressive station with kids' dress up and educational displays. Meet the crew and find out about the RNLI. Rockpools and beach nearby too!
Little Woodham Living History Village (5 miles)
Gosport
Little Woodham Living History Village Learn about rural life when you journey into the past in this 17th century village experience. A rare chance to experience the past in a natural setting.
Spinnaker Tower (5 miles)
Portsmouth
Spinnaker Tower A 170 metre tall visitor attraction overlooking historical Portsmouth harbour and the Solent. Of the 2 viewing decks the first is a glass floored number so kids feel they're floating, the second houses the cafe and the third is open air.
Osborne House (5 miles)
East Cowes
Osborne House Built by Queen Victoria as a family holiday home, this stunning Italianate palace offers a glimpse into the private life of the royal family. Take a peek into the royal nursery, see the bedroom in which Queen Victoria died and marvel at the exotic Indian-inspired Durbar Room.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (5 miles)
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - is a great day out for all the family! Offering a unique experience which spans 800 years of British Naval history and situated within a working Naval Base, the Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future
Newport Roman Villa (6 miles)
Newport
Newport Roman Villa There are recreated scenes within the superb remains of the villa, and also outside there is a Roman herb garden as it would have been nearly 2000 years ago. A quiz booklet is available free of charge and the education room provides hands on activities including; Roman style clothes to try on, weaving and...
Carisbrooke Castle (7 miles)
Newport
Carisbrooke Castle a great place for children to explore with its towering keep to climb and battlements to march, there's lots to spark the imagination.
Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum (7 miles)
Calbourne
Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum One of the UK's oldest watermills surrounded by family fun: 18 holes of putting golf and a croquet lawn, cool new Clay Play zone, punt and pedal hire on the stream, plus museums, camping, special events and a cluster of themed rural museums. Loads!
Fort Nelson (9 miles)
Fareham
Fort Nelson History from all ages and all over the globe brought vividly to life with an array of fun and exciting activities for all ages.
Newton Old Town Hall (11 miles)
Newton
Newton Old Town Hall Visit the mysterious little building that reveals the interesting and surprising historical importance of Newton.
Dinosaur Expeditions CIC (12 miles)
Brighstone
Dinosaur Expeditions CIC Fossil exhibition centre plus guided fossil hunting trips for kids, letting the small ones set the pace and keep what they find.
Beaulieu (14 miles)
Brockenhurst
Beaulieu In the heart of the New Forest this great family day out has something for everyone from motoring to heritage and history to rides. 250 vehicles in the motor museum, living history in Palace house and unlimited rides on the monorail and bus make a day for the whole family.
Yarmouth Castle (15 miles)
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Castle The remains of a C16th coastal fort as well as a wonderful picnic spot, historic Yarmouth exhibition and a C16th shipwreck.
Fort Victoria (16 miles)
Yarmouth
Fort Victoria Comprising a Marine Aquarium, a Sea Bed Archaeology Exhibition, a Planetarium and a Model Railway. Plus seashore and woodland walks.
Tudor House and Garden (16 miles)
Southampton
Tudor House and Garden Gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.
Fishbourne Roman Palace (17 miles)
Chichester
Fishbourne Roman Palace The story of the Palace's modern rediscovery is told in an entertaining audio-visual programme and also in the site museum, with the addition of fascinating artefacts from the excavations along with plans, reconstruction drawings and models. Family events days sometimes held.
Sustainability Centre (17 miles)
Petersfield
Sustainability Centre Award winning centre offering holistic education into environmentalism through interactive mediums and activities, plus a huge selection of parent child day classes including woodland sleepovers.
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre (18 miles)
Chichester
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre Purpose built 100 seat Star Theatre, with planetarium projector and dome and many features. Enjoyable and educational with excellent disabled access, plus library, workshop and image galleries.
The Novium (18 miles)
Chichester
The Novium is a district museum built around the remains of a Roman bath house. Interactive hands-on displays help reveal the local stories from the past
The Needles Old Battery (18 miles)
Alum Bay
The Needles Old Battery - overlooks the famous Needles rocks and lighthouse. Built in 1862 following the threat of a French invasion, the Old Battery has a fascinating military history. The Needles New Battery contains an exhibition about the secret rocket tests carried out there in the 1950s and 60s as part of Britainâs race...
Needles Park Sand Cliffs (18 miles)
Totland Bay
Needles Park Sand Cliffs Visit to view these jagged chalk stacks and lighthouse, the unique multi coloured sand cliffs and enjoy the Park's facilities, including the spectacular chairlift.
The Eling Experience (19 miles)
Totton
The Eling Experience Learn about tidal powered milling, site in an air raid shelter with sound effects, pirate play ship and picnic areas, plus historical and ecological walks.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (21 miles)
Chichester
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum The open air museum covers 50 acres, with nearly 50 original historic buildings dating from the 13th to 19th centuries, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake. These help the museum bring to life the homes, farmsteads and rural industries of the last 500 years. Special children's activities...
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden (23 miles)
Romsey
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden An abbey was built here in 1201 and you can still see some of its remains. Have a peek in the dark and atmospheric vaulted Cellarium! The house boasts an impressive art collection and the garden is home to the National Collection of Historic Roses!
Winchester Cathedral (24 miles)
Winchester
Winchester Cathedral For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Today, they welcome 300,000 visitors a year to share their worship, explore their heritage and attend their many events.
Winchester Castle and Great Hall (25 miles)
Winchester
Winchester Castle and Great Hall The remains of an historic castle with the round table said to be used by the legendary King Arthur! Free to visit. Events for kids are held during the school holidays.
Look and Sea Visitor Centre (28 miles)
Littlehampton
Look and Sea Visitor Centre Focused on the history of the river, harbour and seaside of Littlehampton, there are many interactive exhibits for children and adults alike.
Bignor Roman Villa (28 miles)
Pulborough
Bignor Roman Villa The remains of a Roman villa, set in the centre of South Downs National Park. Home to some of the best preserved mosaics in England.
Arundel Castle (28 miles)
Arundel
Arundel Castle There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel.
High Salvington Windmill (34 miles)
Worthing
High Salvington Windmill A working post mill dating from the early 18th century, which still produces and sells flour. Children can visit for free.
Whitchurch Silk Mill (35 miles)
Whitchurch
Whitchurch Silk Mill Silk has been woven here since the 1820 to 1830s. The Mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. Interactive exhibits and hands on opportunities.
Rural Life Centre (35 miles)
Farnham
Rural Life Centre Comprises a large number of implements and devices marking over 150 years of farming. Many aspects of village and rural life are also displayed in realistic individual settings.
Salisbury Cathedral (36 miles)
Salisbury
Salisbury Cathedral Visit one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain, which has the tallest spire in England! Holds the world’s best preserved copy of the Magna Carta and a medieval clock. Tower tours available.
Mompesson House (36 miles)
Salisbury
Mompesson House Featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the sumptuous setting is home to a variety of collections including 18th century drinking glasses. There is a children's guide available at reception and sculpture gardens to explore.
Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum (36 miles)
Poole
Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum Free museum and interactive trail to experience the heritage and environment of the area. Access to Scaplen’s Court Museum and Herb garden late May to December
Odiham Castle (38 miles)
Odiham
Odiham Castle One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Basing House (38 miles)
Basingstoke
Basing House A historic adventure recreating the c16th with a museum, gift shop and battle reenactments!
Corfe Castle (40 miles)
Wareham
Corfe Castle Explore the ruins and enjoy regular costumed historical re-enactments. There is a family guide and a free children's quiz trail, plus extra activities laid on during the school holidays.
Aldershot Military Museum (41 miles)
Aldershot
Aldershot Military Museum 150 years of British army history housed in a Victorian barracks, this museum tells the story of both soldier and civilian since 1854.
Highclere Castle (42 miles)
Newbury
Highclere Castle Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
Stonehenge (43 miles)
Amesbury
Stonehenge Stands as a timeless testimony to the people who built it, between 3000BC and 1500BC. An amazing feat of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, it remains a mystery. Fantastic new visitor centre!
Dapdune Wharf (44 miles)
Guildford
Dapdune Wharf With an award winning visitor centre, children's trail and quiz, scenic local walks and ways to extend your day in every direction! Best in summer for the damsels and dragonflies.
Booth Museum of Natural History (45 miles)
Brighton
Booth Museum of Natural History Get really hands-on with natural history in the interactive Discovery gallery and at the many events and activities for families and children.
Preston Manor (45 miles)
Brighton
Preston Manor Pleasingly authentic Edwardian mansion to explore with over 20 rooms open to public, plus Ghost Tours for the brave and gorgeous Preston park right next door with all it's play features: bonus!
Royal Pavilion (45 miles)
Brighton
Royal Pavilion A royal pleasure palace and gardens with a mixture of British and Indian architecture. Multimedia guides included in entry price. Free entry for local kids. Family activities available.
Old Wardour Castle (46 miles)
Salisbury
Old Wardour Castle Explore the set of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves via self guided audio tour, with enchanting grotto and circular staircases, plus play and picnic space outside.
Jill Windmill (46 miles)
Hassocks
Jill Windmill A working windmill, built in 1821, located in the South Downs National Park. Jill grinds flour when wind permits. Most suited to children over 7 years old. Recommended as PART of your full day out.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Ryde with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

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