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Things To Do & Days Out near Chichester
The Novium (< 1 mile)
The Novium District museum built around the remains of a Roman bathhouse. Interactive hands on displays help reveal the local stories from the past. Great views of the city from the top. Free to visit.
Chichester Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Chichester Treasure Trail Suitable for the whole family, explore Chichester with this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Follow the Trail whilst searching for the answers to the clues to find the location of the long lost treasure!
Westgate Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Westgate Leisure Centre A magnificient complex which contains 3 pools: main pool, leisure pool with 55m water slide and a dedicated toddlers' pool.
The Chichester Ship Canal (< 1 mile)
The Chichester Ship Canal Runs 4 miles from the Southgate basin to the Chichester Harbour at Birdham. This tranquil haven starts within easy walking distance from the railway station, bus terminus and city centre. A wide range of birds and fish inhabit the canal area.
MFA Bowl (< 1 mile)
MFA Bowl Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This MFA Bowl (previously Lakeside Superbowl) has 16 lanes!
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre (< 1 mile)
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre Purpose built 100 seat Star Theatre, with planetarium projector dome and many fascinating features. Enjoyable and educational with excellent disabled access, plus library, workshop and image galleries. To infinity… and beyond!
Fishbourne Roman Palace (1 miles)
Fishbourne Roman Palace What kid won't love the story of a buried palace discovered by accident? With audio visual displays, excavated treasures, the UK's largest collection of Roman mosaics and an authentic Roman Garden, this is one to explore ad arbitrium!
Lavant House Stables (2 miles)
Lavant House Stables Our Open Mornings are an opportunity to look around the Stables, meet the team plus ponies, horses, donkeys and find out more about all the things we do! Entry and fun family activities are all Free at our Open Mornings!
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (3 miles)
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Here you can see priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke's world record breaking Hawker Hunter, flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying, a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype and more. Much more!
Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf (3 miles)
Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf features a nicely themed adventure putting course with water features and a raft ride, crashed plane, beasties in the bushes and a naughty elephant! Plus a foot golf course!
Footgolf (3 miles)
Footgolf at the home of the Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf Course, is a special bonus for afternoons only: a multi holed oversized golf course played with feet and football!
Solar Heritage (4 miles)
Solar Heritage Welcome aboard our solar powered catamaran. Take a trip through Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an informative commentary. On-board the engines are virtually silent as you glide along admiring the view and getting up close to the wildlife and habitats that make this place so special.
Chichester Harbour Conservancy (4 miles)
Chichester Harbour Conservancy A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a muddy little wonderland for little ones of all sizes to explore: go fishing and crabbing, visit the Roman Palace, bird watch, seal spot, or take a trip on a solar powered catamaran and sneak up on the waterfowl!
Cobnor Activities Centre (5 miles)
Cobnor Activities Centre Canoeing, rafting, sailing, climbing, archery, mountain biking. Don't worry if you don't know what you want, they can talk you through it and they also do taster sessions! Let's try EVERYTHING!
Willowbrook Riding Centre (5 miles)
Willowbrook Riding Centre Approved by the Association of British Riding Schools, Willowbrook offer lessons beginning at just 2 and half years, plus pony mornings, menage access and guided hacking on the beautiful Sussex Downs. Well loved horses ideal for kids.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (5 miles)
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum The open air museum covers 50 acres, with nearly 50 original historic buildings dating from the 13th to 19th centuries, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake. These help the museum bring to life the homes, farmsteads and rural industries of the last 500 years.
Dunreyth Alpacas (5 miles)
Dunreyth Alpacas For a while now they have been training their young alpacas to walk to hand; thus enabling people to walk them about happily without training or experience.
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts (5 miles)
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts Walk among Tropical Butterflies, see exotic Birds and get close to many Beasts while being protected from the British weather.
The Base (6 miles)
The Base A friendly hotspot for skaters, bladders, boarders and scooter riders to shred it up on a spacious range of equipment suited for everyone from complete beginners to hard kneed pros! Plus bonus Nerf Nights!
Bognor Museum (6 miles)
Bognor Museum All things Bognor, with almost every aspect of Bognor’s history is represented, from rocks and fossils millions of years old to the Ron Simpson Wireless Collection. Free admission.
Waterloo Square Crazy Golf (6 miles)
Waterloo Square Crazy Golf is an 18 hole miniature golf course with various hazards including windmill and lighthouse, plus family bowling greens with coaching available just behind. Run by Inspire Leisure.
Hotham Park (6 miles)
Hotham Park Crazy golf, miniature railway, boating lake, kids adventure play and full putting green! Plenty to keep small to medium sized munchkins happy for an afternoon!
Inspire Felpham (6 miles)
Inspire Felpham Leisure centre with a 25 metre x 8 Lane Main Pool, a Teaching Pool with Disabled Access, a Flume Ride, the Waterside Cafe, and Oscars Soft Play Area.
Chichester Harbour Water Tours (6 miles)
Chichester Harbour Water Tours Ride the rescue vessel Wingate through a variety of local eco systems with informed tour guide, go family fishing for a half day with everything you need included, or catch the ferry across the channel and visit historic Bosham town. Or all of it!
Butlins - Bognor Regis (6 miles)
Butlins - Bognor Regis Including Splash Waterworld, live entertainment in the Skyline Pavillion, fun fair, go karts, crazy golf, Discovery Studio and Character Theatre! Day guests welcome when space is available, so why not have a mini holiday!?
West Wittering Beach (7 miles)
West Wittering Beach Blue Flag awarded beach with lifeguard in summer, a few facilities but a nicely natural feeling area. Blue Flag awarded and great for water sports!
Stansted Park (7 miles)
Stansted Park a beautiful stately home with tons of parkland to explore! Visit the maze, play area and mini railway or come to the house to find out about what life was like for the people that lived here long ago.
Stansted Park Light Railway (7 miles)
Stansted Park Light Railway A lovely 7 and a quarter inch gauge miniature railway that runs 850 yards through parkland and forest past a girder bridge and a picturesque little station. Set in the grounds of Stansted Park.
Flying Fortress (8 miles)
Flying Fortress is a multi award winning indoor children's activity centre with one of the most exciting playframes on the South Coast. Children just love the slides, the mangles, the monkey bars and mums and dads can have just as much fun as the kids! The Cafe serves great food too with plenty of healthy options!
Staunton Country Park (9 miles)
Staunton Country Park Explore acres of ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped parkland at the award winning Staunton Country Park. You can escape to another age as you discover mysterious follies in these idyllic surroundings.
Havant Leisure Centre (9 miles)
Havant Leisure Centre Leisure centre with 25m main pool, diving area, splash pool, and learner pool. Also has indoor play area, that cates for parties, and a great programme for kids during school holidays.
Horizone Play Centre (9 miles)
Horizone Play Centre is a purpose-built indoor play facility, the largest and most imaginative of its kind in the area: the perfect place to stimulate and motivate children as they play while gaining valuable exercise within a safe and supervised environment.
Uppark House and Gardens (9 miles)
Uppark House and Gardens Exploring this grand house gives one the chance to learn about the disparity between upstairs and downstairs life in the 18th century… plus seasonal quizzes, tours and events. There's also a play area, a woodland climb to the Eco Bench and space in the meadow to play and picnic.
Arundel Riding Centre (10 miles)
Arundel Riding Centre Offering lessons, hacking, lead rein introductory hacks and pony parties! BHS approved.
South Downs National Park (10 miles)
South Downs National Park Vast landscape welcoming family rambles, bike rides and exploration, plus for the more adventurous, there are paragliding, hang-gliding, golf, zorbing, mountain-boarding and a range of water sports available.
Bignor Roman Villa (10 miles)
Bignor Roman Villa The remains of a Roman villa, set in the centre of South Downs National Park. Home to some of the best preserved mosaics in England and nature filled walks nearby.
Funland (10 miles)
Funland offers the whole family a great day out with a wide range of fantastic attractions for young and old, both inside and out, including the supersonic, looping roller coaster, crazy golf, the Klondike and the white knuckle Drop Ride!
Hayling Seaside Railway (10 miles)
Hayling Seaside Railway The EHLR is a new 2ft gauge light railway on the coast of Hayling Island, Hampshire, running for just over 1 mile between Beachlands and Eastoke Corner.
Hayling Island Beach (10 miles)
Hayling Island Beach Boasts the International Blue Flag, and the Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its high standards. Good for swimming and water sports, and is also a Site Of Scientific Interest.
Arundel Castle (10 miles)
Arundel Castle There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel.
Arundel Lido (10 miles)
Arundel Lido offers a heated 25m outdoor pool, 5m splash pool with easy entry steps and link to main pool and large separate children's paddling pool.
The Arundel Mystery Treasure Trail (10 miles)
The Arundel Mystery Treasure Trail There’s something fishy going on in Arundel and it’s up to you and the kids to solve the clues and reveal the truth behind the mystery on this self-guided detective themed Treasure Trail.
Arundel Wetland Centre (10 miles)
Arundel Wetland Centre Visitor attraction and conservation area with wildfowl from around the world and birds tame enough hand feed. A superb setting to stroll round with picnic and children's activity areas, pond dipping and free daily crafts during summer holidays. Free boat rides through the Wetlands Discovery area too!
Look and Sea Visitor Centre (11 miles)
Look and Sea Visitor Centre Focused on the history of the river, harbour and seaside of Littlehampton, there are many interactive exhibits for children and adults alike.
Jewels Stables (11 miles)
Jewels Stables Approved by the Association of British Riding Schools, offering private woodland hacking, lessons, Own A Pony days plus pony care courses and stable management training.
Harbour Park (11 miles)
Harbour Park is a free entry Adventure Park situated next to the award winning sandy beach at Littlehampton. Rides and attractions for all the family including outdoor rides, family arcade and an indoor soft play area.
Sharksville Adventure Golf (11 miles)
Sharksville Adventure Golf is a 9 hole Mini Adventure Golf course for the whole family. Shipwreck themed and situated on the beachside. Challenge the whole family and see who can get closest to par.
Climping Beach (11 miles)
Climping Beach Pebbly beach popular with windsurfers, with summer lifeguard cover provided. Cafe, loos, fish and chips and windsurf school all on hand. Sorted!
Littlehampton Museum (11 miles)
Littlehampton Museum A popular family attraction packed full of social history, inspiring art and fun interactive gadgets for all ages. Discover how Romans lived, learn about dramatic shipwrecks or enjoy one of our family friendly events! Group visits are welcomed, along with schools studying a wide range of topics, just contact...
Norfolk Gardens Mini Golf (11 miles)
Norfolk Gardens Mini Golf offering a 9 hole pitch and putt course plus a separate 9 hole crazy golf course, plus tennis courts, exotic gardens and a cute miniature railway connecting to Mewsbrooke Park.