Visiting the South East this summer?
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Save money on some of the top attractions in the South East
Ryde Arena Currently closed for building works, no definite reopening time. Watch this space!
Planet Ice Gosport With supportive skating aids for beginners, expert led classes in 3 specialist skating disciplines for the pros in the making plus fun open and disco sessions for everyone else! School holiday extras too!
Solent Arena boasts a marvellous modern multi use rink 40m long and 20m wide, which supports not only loads of fun open skate sessions and roller discos but also box lacrosse and inline hockey! Super cheap, too!
The Ark Year round real ice skating facility, welcoming families and beginners of all ages with skate aids available. Plus multi level soft play adventure zone and ice cream parlour elsewhere on site!
Planet Ice Basingstoke Great ice skating rink with open skating and family sessions, special children's sessions and birthday parties available.
Guildford Spectrum Enjoy the complete leisure experience here! At one exciting venue there is tenpin bowling, an Olympic sized ice rink, four pools including a leisure pool, a soft play centre, sports arena, athletics stadium and health and fitness suite.
Bracknell Ice Rink and Ski Slope With an Olympic sized ice rink plus a ski and snowboard centre offering lessons and clubs as well as open sessions! Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Berkshire.
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park The Island's biggest rides, absolutely loads of children's play features, and loads of space to run free. There is also an educational woodland centre, woodland gardens with sculpture trail, squirrel safaris, and regular special events. Loads!
Blackgang Chine 40 acres of Victorian cliff-top gardens with a range of fantasy activities including cowboy town, nurseryland, dinosaurland, and pirate fort. Cliffhanger roller coaster and waterforce family boat slide. Exhibitions about local rural and coastal life.
Dinosaur Isle is a fantastic dinosaur museum housed in a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown's blue flag beach. Walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs and on a recreated landscape enhanced by sights, smells and sounds you will meet life sized dinosaurs including our...
Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve Isolated and wild, visits to the deeper reserve reward the adventurous with thousands of different butterflies, quirky birds like woodpeckers and giant rooks, and according to records 30 species of wildflower per square metre! A charming and photogenic place for a family ramble.
Monkey Haven Rescue sanctuary for primates and birds of prey, with a large variety of each to see. Daily feedings, reptile encounters, plus hand reared owls to meet. 2 play areas for kids over and under 5 years of age.
Butterfly and Fountain World Comprising a series of stunning walk through under cover gardens themed around butterflies, fountains, small world fairytale grotto, Italian and Japanese gardens, and feeding talks at the Koi ponds.
Amazon World An all weather family attraction! The Islands largest collection of rare and exotic animals! A great day out whatever your age!
Owl and Falconry Centre A dazzling collection of some of the world's most beautiful and elegant birds awaits you, from eagles, hawks and falcons, to kestrels and sleepy owls, the centre is full of fascinating sights and flights.
Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Come and visit the rescued donkeys in their comfortable new home and learn about the necessity of caring for animals properly. Loads of family events with additional activities, a Donkey Adoption scheme and they welcome the family dog along for the trip if it promises to behave!
Isle of Wight Zoo Situated alongside Yaverland beach, the zoo provides a fun, educational and wholesome day out for all the family. Specialising in tigers and lemurs, the zoo works to make conservation fun for everyone with talks, small animal handling and children's activities.
Colemans Farm Park Ideally suited to under 7s, with indoor and outdoor play areas, friendly animals to visit and picnic spots, plus zip slide, model railway and pedal tractor track!
Sunken Secrets A centre where you can discover the wonders of Maritime history and archeology through artefact displays, videos, interactive games and cool activities.
Brighstone Village Museum Offers a local history showcase tableau and some interesting exhibition on village life in the 19th century. A picturesque setting ideal for a family stroll afterwards!
The Classic Boat Museum A fascinating museum that covers over a century of maritime history with lots of real power boats, sailing boats, rowing boats and canoes as well as some great displays. A good all weather attraction for the kids!
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum Shipwreck centre and mariitime experience, including audiovisual room showing action films of local lifeboat rescues. "Wreck and Rescue" Lifeboat Museum, featuring vintage lifeboats and RNLI archive material, Smuggling and Fishing displays. Activities for kids including Pirate Trail worksheets.
Ventnor Heritage Museum A small museum detailing the historic life of Ventnor with displays and exhibits that are changed yearly. There are also models of Ventnor Railway and various publications for sale. Accompanied children visit for free.
Bembridge Heritage Centre Displays cover much of Bembridge’s early history, not only in photographs, paintings, maps and written descriptions but also through the many donated artefacts and medals. Hugely educational!
West Wight Sports Centre Main and learner pools with Wight's only diving boards, plus Water Survival Course, summer holiday dry side activities. In the 70s cool local parents dug this pool by hand!
Waterside Pool An all-weather outdoor swim option as it also features a retractable roof for a bit of protection from the elements when required. 25m pool with varying sessions types including Family Fun.
JR Zone with stimulating toddler section, gigantic 3 level play zone with 4 Lane Astra slide, dual sky glides, Spooky zone, Football area and JR Laser Storm interactive laser gun arena!
Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area A colourful multi level adventure play area for children in a safe and fun environment. Also nearby: adventure golf, tenpin bowling, cafe, go karts and more!
Yarmouth Castle The remains of a Tudor coastal fort, and a wonderful picnic spot, with historic Yarmouth exhibition and a 16th century shipwreck. Climb the battlements for amazing views over the Solent.
Fort Victoria Comprising a Marine Aquarium and Sea Bed Archaeology Exhibition, a cool 360 Planetarium and a huge Model Railway, plus seashore and woodland walks, you can fill a whole day with fascinating fun right here!
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 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...
Newton Old Town Hall A Town Hall without a town! Visit the mysterious little building that reveals the interesting and surprising historical importance of Newton. Regular art and photography exhibitions held here too. Children’s quiz and trail available.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
Nunwell House and Gardens Visit the ill fated, historic house where King Charles I spent his last night of freedom! Beautiful place full of architectural and historic interest. 5 acres of lovely gardens to explore, with rose garden, Long Walk, lily pond, and more!
Brading Roman Villa Get an insight into Roman life in this great museum and Visitor centre with a large collection of Roman archaeology. Happily set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty too!
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!
Butterfly Paragliding School A paragliding school where fantastic tuition means you can enjoy both tandem and solo paragliding, take lessons, enter the Solstice Cup or camp out in a cool Tipi! A truly memorable experience.
Goodleaf Tree Climbing Take a trip up a tree with our award winning tree top experience! Ascend into the canopy of our using rope and harness. At the top walk on branches, enjoy stunning sea views or relax in our canopy hammock.
Ventnor Paddling Pool features a model of the Isle of Wight which children can play on! Plus the Cascade: a sloping garden with pretty waterfall feature. May through September, plus summer cafe.
Big Apple Ryde 22 lanes of computerised Tenpin Bowling, Fast Food Diner, Licensed Bar and Pavilion Restaurant, patio area, Large screen TVs, Pool Tables, Amusement machines.
Wight Karting Purpose built 500m all weather karting track for adrenalin junkies aged 8 years and over. Great for beginners and offers Arrive and Drive, Junior Driving Academy and Cadet Driver School! Vroom!
Isle of Wight Ghost Experience Expert guides in costumed character impart the terrifying tales of the area in a variety of locations around the island, visiting the actual locations of significantly spooky events! With sudden surprises in store, best for brave over 8s!
The Cowes Mystery Trail An outdoor adventure for the whole family to enjoy - with clues for the kids and big kids to solve as you explore and solve the mystery!
The Shanklin Treasure Trail Go on a treasure hunt in Shanklin on this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Solve intriguing clues and discover fascinating facts as you explore and locate the long lost treasure!
Fort Victoria Model Railway An extensive indoor model railway with two large tracks and plenty to find amongst the model scenery. One track is under construction so you can see how they are built too!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating near Yarmouth 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
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Isle of Wight can enjoy the great day out as well.
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