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Brighton Beach Long pebbly beach in a cove with safe shallow swimming and protection and natural windshield. Loads of once things to wander through nearby too including galleries, ice cream parlours and antique shops. Lovely!
Chesworth Farm This 90 acre site is managed as a livestock farm, with numerous footpaths around. It is a great place for a car-free bike ride or walk and to experience the countryside and wildlife around you.
Volks Electric Railway The world's oldest operating electric railway offers a scenic jaunt along the beach for one and a quarter miles, stopping at an aquarium and a great playground.
Peter Pans Adventure Golf An attractive and fairly easy 18 holes with half pipe tunnel, slopes and drop throughs for fun, right next to the Peter Pan's Playground. It's also close to a stop on the Volks Electric Railway, so it's easy to tie the whole lot together for a full day out!
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!
Summer Arcade Family friendly tenpin bowling plus indoor go karts and super arcade! Within the same strip there is also an indoor play area, more go karts and new crazy golf!
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.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway Naturally the star of the show here is the Steam Train Ride, but the supporting acts are strong too with huge Train Discovery Centre and Museum, Adventure Playground, Woodland Trail and live performances in the woods!
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery Friendly museum telling the history of Horsham through a series of changing exhibitions plus permanent classic like the Gallery Of Toys and the cabinet of curiosities! A good little all weather attraction that is free to visit, great for grandparents.
Shanklin Chine Historic gorge with dramatic waterfalls and nature trail to explore. Heritage Centre with Exhibition "The Island, Then and Now" featuring flora of the Island, together with PLUTO (Pipe Line Under the Ocean) display.
Shanklin Beach A safe and sheltered sandy beach with good waters and spectacular views. Plenty of local facilities and there's a lift to the cliff top where the views are even better.
Ceramic Shack Pottery Painting Studio is a family orientated Pottery Painting Studio, in the heart of Horsham. Choose an item to paint from our wide range, we also help you with hand and foot prints and birthday parties.
Laser Quest Horsham Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for over 6s! Stalk your opponents through an exciting ultra violet labyrinth in this cool futuristic action game. Birthday party packages available too!
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!
Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre A wide range of birds from hawks to eagles, falcons to owls, and vultures to kites! Plus a gorgeous Japanese Water Garden. Note limited opening times.
Big Apple Horsham Superbowl Simple but addictive to play, even the youngest of the party stands a fighting chance when you use the ball rolling ramps and the pop up gutter guards: classic family fun!
Bowlplex Brighton Play either traditional tenpin or modern UV Glow Bowling, both with gutter yards and ramps for the kids. Plus arcade with video gaming and pool tables. All weather, all age, all ability fun!
The Pavilions In The Park Leisure centre with a 25m main pool, 12.5m teaching pool plus Leisure Waters with its heated indoor and outdoor pool areas, water channels, bubble beds, waterfall geysers and jets, flume, water confidence area, Jungle soft play area and cafe.
Landscaped Park with a lake and several age range specific play areas including various slides, climbing frames, sand pit and many more.
Surrey Hills Llamas Gentle and friendly llamas will carry your picnic as you lead them through the spectacular North Downs. Llamas are affectionate, intelligent and alert and kids really enjoy their company. For over 8s.
Funplex A 3 level playframe which includes a 4 lane astra slide, a softball cannon arena and a maze area with a spiral slide. For toddlers there's a 2 level playframe with its own slide, a ball pool and a large baby area.
Amazon World An all weather family attraction! The Islands largest collection of rare and exotic animals! A great day out whatever your age!
The Colour Cauldron Pottery Studio is a pottery painting studio for all the family. There is a large selection of ceramics to choose from to paint, suitable for all ages. There are bowls, mugs, plates, trinket boxes, animal figures and more.
The Triangle There's the shallow learner pool for toddler swimming with mum and dad. Small children can enjoy the beach area with a waterslide, animal water features and poolside spectator area plus thrill seekers get the main event: water sprays, waterfalls, rapids and high speed flume rides!
Antics at The Triangle Soft play for the under 8s on an exciting 3 tier frame with varying features and activities, and a dedicated area for the under 3s.
Rock Up and Play - is the new indoor soft play area near Fareham inside Rock Up climbing centre. Aimed at the under 5’ there’s a whole host of things for little ones to do, whilst you sit back and relax in the cafe.
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!
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.
Rock Up is a thrilling indoor climbing adventure for all ages. There are 26 challenging climbs for anyone aged 4 to 84 to try and a huge soft play area for the under 5s, along with a great cafe for everyone!
Captain Cranleighs Adventure Island Imaginative multi level adventure soft play for youngsters and also a creche, within a leisure centre with swimming pools. Height restrictions apply: chldren under 1.42m only allowed.
Arreton Craft Barns Loads of traditional craft shops with demonstrations on offer, plus special events from Morris Dancing to Dog Shows, Craft Fayres to Ghost Walks! You are also welcome to visit the ancient church and carp pond.
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.
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.
Apollo Lasertag Lasertag arena and party centre offering pay and play tag with a large arena for you to run about shooting your opponents like a loon!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve Ideal for a nature hike: oodles of wild flowers, and a diverse offering of improved, unimproved and coppice-managed woods to explore. Winner of 4 consecutive Green Flag Awards.
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!
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.
Frensham Great Pond While not technically a beach at all, as far as manmade inland varieties go it's a sterling effort: vast 13th century lake with sandy beaches, woodland trails and heavy on the natural wildlife, with triple Special status!.
Saltdean Lido Outdoor swimming facility with a cascade in the centre and a diving board. With its tea terrace, sun deck, cafe and distinctive styling it's the only lido to be featured in the Design Museum in London. Classy!
Godshill Model Village Be giants for the day as you tower over the one tenth scale models of Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages, plus visit the children’s photo area, and pick up a fun family quiz sheet!
Allendale Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons and scenic hacks off-road, on bridleways and along leafy country lanes. Plus recognised Pony Club and associated events.
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!
Cineworld Cinema A variety of films in comfortable surroundings. Group bookings are available and a special showing for children is at 10am every Saturday.
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum The only Victorian steam driven brickworks left in the country. Come and see our working machinery and the amazing buildings. Try your hand at making a brick. We have outdoor and indoor areas with lots of hands on activities.
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!
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...
Thanks for all the great things to do in Bognor Regis 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 West Sussex can enjoy the great day out as well.
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