Shanklin Chine (24 miles)
Historic gorge with dramatic waterfalls and nature trail. Heritage Centre with Exhibition "The Island: Then and Now" featuring Flora of the Island, together with PLUTO (Pipe Line Under the Ocean) display.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway (24 miles)
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 (24 miles)
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
Museum telling the history of Horsham through a series of exhibitions and collections that changes throughout the year. A good little all weather attraction that is free to visit.
Shanklin Beach (25 miles)
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.
Laser Quest Horsham (25 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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.
Horsham Park (25 miles)
Landscaped Park with a lake and several age range specific play areas including various slides, climbing frames, sand pit and many more.
Funplex (25 miles)
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 (26 miles)
An all-weather, family attraction! The Islands largest collection of rare and exotic animals! A great day out whatever your age!
Firing Earth Pottery and Ceramics Centre (26 miles)
The Triangle (26 miles)
For those just starting out in the water there's the shallow learner pool, where children can take their first steps to swimming with mum and dad nearby. Small children can enjoy the beach area with a waterslide, animal water features and poolside spectator area. Finally, thrill seekers can venture into...
Butterfly and Fountain World (26 miles)
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.
Captain Cranleighs Adventure Island (26 miles)
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 (26 miles)
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 (26 miles)
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 (26 miles)
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 (26 miles)
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!
Owl and Monkey Haven (26 miles)
Owl and 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 (27 miles)
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!
Antics at The Triangle (27 miles)
Antics at The Triangle
Soft play for the under 8s on a three tier frame with varying features and activities, and a dedicated area for the under 3s.
Ventnor Heritage Museum (27 miles)
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.
Ventnor Paddling Pool (27 miles)
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 (27 miles)
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 (27 miles)
The Classic Boat Museum
A fascinating boat museum that covers over a century of maritime history. Lots of boats and displays to see. A good all weather attraction for the kids.
Owl and Falconry Centre (27 miles)
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 (27 miles)
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.
Saltdean Lido (28 miles)
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 (28 miles)
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 (28 miles)
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.
Isle of Wight Bus Museum (28 miles)
Isle of Wight Bus Museum
The history of IOW buses in glorious detail with loads of antique vehicles to look at and rides to be had! Loads of information provided on each vehicle, lots of interesting memorabilia and you can have a good snout around on the quirky old buses too and pretend you're grandad!
Cineworld Cinema (28 miles)
A variety of films in comfortable surroundings. Group bookings are available and a special showing for children is at 10am every Saturday.
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park (28 miles)
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park
The Island's biggest rides, absolutely loads of children's play features and areas of space to run free. Plus educational woodland centre, woodland gardens with sculpture trail, squirrel safaris and regular special events.
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum (28 miles)
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum
The last remaining steam driven brickworks 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 (28 miles)
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 (28 miles)
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...
Ventnor Botanic Gardens (28 miles)
Ventnor Botanic Gardens
is a botanic garden with over 23 acres to roam free and explore. Families can enjoy discovering rare and subtropical plants and trees, an outdoor Children’s Playground and even a complimentary Children’s Trail Activity Pack.
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park (28 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 Alice Holt (28 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.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (28 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.
Calshot Activities Centre (28 miles)
Calshot Activities Centre
Offers an enormous range of exciting water and landbased activities. Includes a state of the art climbing complex, the only indoor velodrome in Southern England, a dry ski slope, and novelty dinghy sailing with Laser Funboats and pedal Picos! Awesome!
Rural Life Centre (28 miles)
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.
Isle of Wight Ghost Experience (28 miles)
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!
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway (28 miles)
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway
Half a mile track of 5" gauge train track which is elevated: the kids love it!! Only runs on weekends. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in west sussex.
Alton Sports Centre (28 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.
Birdworld (29 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!
Curtis Museum (29 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.
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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