Basingstoke Aquadrome (< 1 mile)
With pools, flumes, fully equipped clean family changing rooms, free parking, a lively fun atmosphere and cafe, this is a great day out for any active family.
JJs World of Fun (< 1 mile)
JJs World of Fun
2 multi level play areas full of features plus a dedicated toddler zone. Plus they welcome up to 14 years old in the evenings when they play laser tag in the play frame! Cool!
Ceramics Cafe (< 1 mile)
A Saturday treat for all ages and abilities: come and make a personal masterpiece from the wonderfully white ready made items and the wonderfully colourful range of art materials! Booking advised.
Milestones - Living History Museum (1 miles)
Milestones - Living History Museum
Imagine an open air museum inside a massive modern building, a network of streets with shops, a village green and even a pub dating from Victorian times and the 1930s, it's fun: a surprise around every corner!
Planet Ice Basingstoke (1 miles)
Planet Ice Basingstoke
Great ice skating rink with open skating and family sessions, special children's sessions and birthday parties available.
Bowlplex Basingstoke (1 miles)
Family friendly tenpin bowling with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids, plus an under 5s' soft play facility and a video arcade as alternatives or add ons for older and younger. Bring everybody!
Basingstoke Golf Centre (2 miles)
Basingstoke Golf Centre
Very much real golf in miniature, this course is great for older types and those who enjoy the game itself. With loads of scope for progression on the driving range and more.
Pots To Doodle Do Pottery Studio (2 miles)
Pots To Doodle Do Pottery Studio
is a pottery painting studio for all ages and abilities. Fun with paints, sponges, stamps and stickers to create lovely personalised pottery.
Basing House (2 miles)
Nationally important historical site with some amazing stories to uncover. Visitor centre, museum, house, and great barn to explore, plus stately walled garden. Models, audiovisuals, and displays take you on an historic adventure! Open between March and October.
Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre (2 miles)
Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre
Indoor play centre with multilevel play equipment with toddler and junior ship with cannon ball park, straight and spiral tubes, 4 lane astro slide, sky glide, spy holes and more. Activity panels and soft blocks for the little ones in a separate area.
Manydown Family Fun (2 miles)
Manydown Family Fun
Kids farm with petting farm, crazy golf, jumping pillows and more. During the year there are a series of themed events. We also have a tractor and trailer ride, crazy golf, inflatables, animal handling, farmyard animals as well, loads of adventure play, swings, sandpit, bale mountain, trampolines.
The Vyne (3 miles)
House and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the play area which is one of a kind!
Park Farm Equestrian Centre (4 miles)
Park Farm Equestrian Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering riding and polo lessons for all ages plus private farmland hacks.
Odiham Castle (6 miles)
One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Active Tots (6 miles)
Indoor play area for babies and toddlers up to their fourth birthday or 1 meter tall whichever comes soonest. Set in a rural converted barn. In house country cafe with bibs, beakers etc.
Wellington Country Park (9 miles)
Wellington Country Park
350 acres of beautiful parklands surrounding a 35 acre lake, with numerous activities including adventure play areas, animal farm and petting barn (seasonal) sand pits, water play, miniature railway, enchanted forest, maze, crazy golf plus more besides! Family events held throughout the season too.
Curtis Museum (9 miles)
Family friendly museum that has plenty to engage the kids, and is free to visit! Trails to follow, costumes to dress up in, plus loads to see in the displays. Great programme of family activities throughout the year.
Alton Sports Centre (9 miles)
Alton Sports Centre
Sports Centre with a 25m main pool, 12.5m teaching pool and a 9m diving pool including a 34 metre flume and 3 storey soft play facility for children aged up to 8 years.
The Pottery Cafe (10 miles)
The Pottery Cafe
Is a paint-your-own ceramic pottery, where you and the children can decorate our home made earthenware, or keep memories alive with baby footprints and children’s handprints on ceramic. Just off the A31 near Four Marks.
Active Monkeys Play and Party Centre (11 miles)
Whitchurch Silk Mill (11 miles)
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.
4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park (11 miles)
4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park
is a farm park, petting farm, indoor soft play, outdoor play, nature park, wildlife encounters, adventure play, working farm, cafe, educational centre, rare breeds farm, adventure play, children’s birthday parties.
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre (11 miles)
Cloud Stables (12 miles)
BHS approved lessons from toddler upward; plus Pony Mornings, Days, Weeks and Camps; and Tots' Trots. Horsey goodness for all!
The Mad House Play and Party World (12 miles)
The Mad House Play and Party World
The facilities include a main play frame complete with slides, ball pool, ball cannons and sports activity area. New management for 2014 so worth a revisit.
Birdworld (12 miles)
Birdpark and gardens covering 26 acres. Admission includes Underwater World and Jenny Wren Childrens Farm. Special penguin feeding times and animal encounters at the children's farm!
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line (12 miles)
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
Experience the golden age of steam travel and let off steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside at this living history steam railway! Special events for families throughout the year.
REME Museum of Technology (12 miles)
REME Museum of Technology
Home of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers with lots of army related exhibitions and activities inside and out.
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park (12 miles)
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park
There's so much to do! You can walk, cycle, play or just have a picnic in these lovely woods. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in our cafe and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (12 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with an awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Alice Holt (12 miles)
Go Ape Alice Holt
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
California Country Park (12 miles)
California Country Park
In the summer a great big paddling pool is opened up, there is a large adventure play area, great nature walks in the ancient
Ignition Racing (12 miles)
Race Car simulation centre with 12 individual racing pods, using professional race simulation software to create simulated racing events for 1 to 12 drivers over the age of 11.
Run-About (12 miles)
Indoor activity centre with 3 level play frame for under 10s plus smaller separate 2 level play frame for toddlers.
Laser Run (12 miles)
Laser Rifle Battle Arena for over 6s to charge about with Laser guns and play zero contact war games. Grown ups can play too so why not team up as a family and win some missions!
The Nature Discovery Centre (13 miles)
The Nature Discovery Centre
Set amid Thatcham Lake and reedbeds. Enjoy lakeside walks, feed the ducks and let off steam in our adventure playgrounds! Explore the interactive wildlife and natural history displays and games in our Centre and enjoy organic refreshments in our cafe.
Bucklebury Farm Park (13 miles)
Bucklebury Farm Park
A great family day out in the countryside with farm animals to meet, Pat a Pet area and other activities to enjoy. Tractor and trailer ride included in entry fee. Free entry for kids under 2 years old.
Highclere Castle (13 miles)
Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
Ceramics Cafe (13 miles)
offers a large and welcoming artistic set up where folk of all ages and abilities can come make a masterpiece or a gift with their own personal touch. Loads of fun!
Krazy Klub (13 miles)
Soft play with kiddies' rock climbing wall, tube slide, adventure play, and toddlers' area with soft structure, to name but a few features. Everything is specifically designed to enhance motor neurone skills in the different age groups.
Stay And Play (13 miles)
Stay And Play
Multi storey adventure soft play mainframe with all the classic features like racing astra slide and cargo nets clambers, plus mini play zone for the small folk and children's parties on offer too!
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre (13 miles)
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre
offers canoeing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding dragon boating and raft building. Instructional and supervised activity sessions available to participants aged 8 and above.
Eddie Catz (14 miles)
One of the very best in indoor play, Eddie Catz is the place to bring your child to play, have a party, take a class or join a workshop or an event! Our fun, safe environment has something for every child to do.
Reading Climbing Centre (14 miles)
Reading Climbing Centre
is a superb climbing facility just outside Reading town centre. We cater for children and families from 5 years and up. Our key sessions include Birthday Parties, Kids’ Casual Sessions and our Kids’ progressive Climbing Scheme.
North Downs Way National Trail (14 miles)
North Downs Way National Trail
A 153 mile (246km) National walking Trail offering some of the finest scenery in South East England. Watch ferries cross the channel, discover churches, abbeys and castles, visit beautiful villages and more. A number of circular walks available.
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (14 miles)
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
The museum's 2000 objects include an exciting collection of Egyptian antiquities, including a funeral boat and a mummified cat's head! They also have exciting family events running during school holidays.
Shepherd Meadows (14 miles)
As neighbouring sites on the River Blackwater in Sandhurst, the children's play area, multi-sport area and skate park at the Memorial Park, combined with a network of paths around the rare habitats of Shepherd Meadows, ensure that a great day out will be had by all!
MFA Bowl Aldershot (14 miles)
MFA Bowl Aldershot
now has 16 lanes of modern tenpin bowling, a decent sized arcade with amusements and pool tables, plus lane side service from the snack bar! Bring on the British weather: we're happy indoors!
Central Swimming Pool (14 miles)
Central Swimming Pool
Swimming complex with 4 separate pools (competition size, splash, teaching and diving) and a well balanced programme of lessons and sessions, including some especially for families, and toddlers.
Brickfields Country Park (14 miles)
Brickfields Country Park
Reclaimed from the remains of a Victorian brickworks and clay diggings, this country park is less than eight acres in size, making it one of the smallest in the country, but well worth a visit.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Basingstoke 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 Hampshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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