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Things To Do & Days Out near Basingstoke

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Basingstoke
Basingstoke Aquadrome 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)
Basingstoke
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)
Basingstoke
Ceramics Cafe 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.
Basingstoke
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!
Basingstoke
Planet Ice Basingstoke Great ice skating rink with open skating and family sessions, special children's sessions and birthday parties available.
Basingstoke
Bowlplex Basingstoke 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
Fun House Basingstoke A terrific 4 floors of adventure climbing maze packed full of features, plus laser tag, comfy cafe and loads of party packages including disco option! Dare you tackle the 25ft drop slide?...
Basingstoke
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.
Basingstoke
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.
Jump Factory (2 miles)
Basingstoke
Jump Factory is Basingstoke’s first trampoline park! We offer over 80 trampolines, Walk The Wall, Airbag, Basketball / Dodgeball courts and 3 Half Pipes. We have a mezzanine cafe which has a superb view over the whole park.
Basing House (2 miles)
Basingstoke
Basing House 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.
Basingstoke
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.
Basingstoke
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)
Basingstoke
The Vyne 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!
Basingstoke
Park Farm Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering riding and polo lessons for all ages plus private farmland hacks. You start with an assessment ride then they move you on to a Beginners' or Refreshers' Course. Simples!
Odiham Castle (6 miles)
Odiham
Odiham Castle One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Active Tots (6 miles)
Reading
Active Tots 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.
Reading
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.
Reading
Unique Outdoors Reading Outdoor activities including woodland laser combat, archery, high ropes, climbing, Powerfan, survival skills, zorbing and Segways. Birthday parties, get togethers, family outings, groups and individuals.
Curtis Museum (9 miles)
Alton
Curtis Museum 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
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.
Fleet
Active Monkeys Play and Party Centre 4 tiered play frame and separate baby area at this indoor play centre.
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.
Headley
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.
Shinfield
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre BHS approved centre offering lessons from 4 years, plus hacks, dressage, jump work and cross country riding available. Newly surfaced, floodlit school!
Cloud Stables (12 miles)
Reading
Cloud Stables BHS approved lessons from toddler upward; plus Pony Mornings, Days, Weeks and Camps; and Tots' Trots. Horsey goodness for all!
Reading
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)
Farnham
Birdworld 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!
Alresford
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.
Farnham
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.
Farnham
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.
Farnham
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.
Finchampstead
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 bog and woodland replete with natural wildlife!
Ignition Racing (12 miles)
Farnborough
Ignition Racing 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)
Farnborough
Run-About Indoor activity centre with 3 level play frame for under 10s plus smaller separate 2 level play frame for toddlers.
Laser Run (12 miles)
Farnborough
Laser Run 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!
Thatcham
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.
Reading
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)
Newbury
Highclere Castle Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition! Great for exploring with the kids.
Farnham
The Farnham Mystery Treasure Trail Get out with the kids and solve a mystery - with clues around the town and in the castle you’ll have a great adventure on this detective themed Trail!
Ceramics Cafe (13 miles)
Farnham
Ceramics Cafe 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)
Thatcham
Krazy Klub Soft play with kiddies' rock climbing wall, tube slide, adventure play, and toddlers' area with soft structure, to name but a few features. Now an MFA Bowl with soft play zone.
Stay And Play (13 miles)
Farnham
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!
Sandhurst
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.
Reading
TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading This 450m indoor karting circuit for kids and family karting is the ideal location if you’re looking for action packed fun. Our kids and adult karts can head out on track together – will you let the kids win?
Eddie Catz (14 miles)
Newbury
Eddie Catz 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
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.
Farnham
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.
Reading
Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe A bright, vibrant and friendly pottery painting studio coupled with a top class coffee shop and cafe.
Reading
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.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Basingstoke as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Basingstoke Aquadrome and JJs World of Fun, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Basingstoke can enjoy it too!

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