Krazy Klub (3 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.
The Living Rainforest (3 miles)
The Living Rainforest
Discover the rainforest's wonders as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies and birds. An outdoor play area allows kids to let off steam, while adults can relax on the sun terrace with a cappuccino. All weather attraction with on site parking, cafe and shop.
The Nature Discovery Centre (3 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 café.
Adventure Dolphin (4 miles)
Provides an a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities across West Berkshire primarily for the 13 to 19 year olds, but with children as young as 8 catered for.
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido (4 miles)
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks (4 miles)
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks
Peaceful and attractive riverside park with lots of green space for informal play plus equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors, zip slide and BMX track.
Eddie Catz (4 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.
4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park (6 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.
Kennet Horse Boat Company (8 miles)
Kennet Horse Boat Company
- canal cruises offer an opportunity to do just that. Choose between the slow meandering of the motor barge and the sedate drifting of the horse drawn barge. Whichever takes your fancy, we can offer you a great day out.
Beale Park (8 miles)
Space, fresh air, tranquility, fun, adventure, enchanting animals, exotic beauty and all this on the banks of the magical Thames. New Bertie's Bugs and Beasts exhibit!
Adventure Dolphin (9 miles)
Provides a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities across West Berkshire primarily for the 13 to 19 year olds but some are good for as young as 8.
Highclere Castle (9 miles)
Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
Amners Farm and Minature Railway (10 miles)
Amners Farm and Minature Railway
Visit the famous farm for the lambing weekends and have a truly unique experience! Ride the miniature railway and enjoy homemade refreshments!
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool (11 miles)
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool
Swimming pool featuring a wave machine, giant flume ride, parent and toddler sessions and lane swimming.
The Tree House Play Centre (11 miles)
The Tree House Play Centre
offers a soft play frame that is designed for children upto 1.48m tall and we also have a specific toddler area for under 3s.
Didcot Railway Centre (11 miles)
Didcot Railway Centre
See the steam trains from the golden age of the Great Western Railway in the original engine shed, with a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway and a typical country branch line.
Krazy Play Days (11 miles)
Krazy Play Days
Multi level adventure play frame packed with modern soft play features and padded challenges plus slides, ball pits and more. Special needs sessions available.
Teamworks Karting Reading (12 miles)
Teamworks Karting Reading
is a state-of-the-art kart circuit featuring fume-free and child-friendly electric go-karts. Featuring catering and party facilities as well as the best-trained staff and safe, responsive and speedy karts, and is open 7 days a week!
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway (12 miles)
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway
A preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey with Wallingford. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays, often steam hauled.
Checkendon Equestrian Centre (12 miles)
Checkendon Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons from around 3, an equine swimming pool, scenic hacks, cross country riding and Pony Club. Toddlers can start with led woodland pony rides.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary (12 miles)
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
A registered charity which cares for and protects abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals whom you may visit and sometimes pet and feed.
Riverside Pool (13 miles)
23m heated outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool. Campsite adjacent.
Central Swimming Pool (13 miles)
Central Swimming Pool
offers four separate pools (competition size, splash, teaching and diving) and has a well balanced programme of lessons and sessions to satisfy the needs of most swimmers.
Active Tots (13 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.
The Mad House Play and Party World (13 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.
The Vyne (13 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!
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways (13 miles)
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways
Highly realistic models recall the landscape of the period and trains provide a fascinating record of the railways of the time and how they operated. Enjoy an informative and interactive 90 minute tour covering three indoor galleries.
Jurassic Golf (13 miles)
Reading Treasure Trail (13 miles)
Reading Treasure Trail
Treasure Trails is a fantastic way to explore Reading! Enjoy a family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the same time. Follow the directions, solve the clues and see the sights! This is one of over 1000 themed Treasure Trails available nationwide.
Reading Museum (13 miles)
Reading Museum Service offers learning experiences that are fun and suitable for all the family. From the serious student to the youngest child, all levels are catered for. We offer opportunities for both formal and informal learning including the chance to handle real objects.
Museum of English Rural Life (14 miles)
Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside
Cloud Stables (14 miles)
BHS approved lessons from toddler upward; plus Pony Mornings, Days, Weeks and Camps; and Tots' Trots.
Outdoor Laser (14 miles)
Laser-gaming is a live combat entertainment experience using infra-red gaming guns for eight year olds and up.
Manydown Family Fun (14 miles)
Manydown Family Fun
During the summer months we have the A-maizing Maize Maze! This year the theme is Owls... so it is bound to be a hoot!
New for the 2014 season is the jumping pillow, and extended adventure play.
We also have the very popular tractor and trailer ride, inflatables, animal handling, and farmyard animals as...
Park Farm Equestrian Centre (14 miles)
Park Farm Equestrian Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering riding and polo lessons for all ages plus private farmland hacks.
Planet Ice Basingstoke (15 miles)
Planet Ice Basingstoke
Great ice skating rink with open skating and family sessions, special children's sessions and birthday parties available.
Bowlplex Basingstoke (15 miles)
Milestones - Living History Museum (15 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!
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre (15 miles)
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (15 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.
Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre (15 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.
JJ's World of Fun (15 miles)
JJ's World of Fun
2 multi level play areas full of features plus a dedicated toddler zone. Up to 14 years old in the evenings!
REME Museum of Technology (15 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.
Basingstoke Aquadrome (15 miles)
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.
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool (15 miles)
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool
Seasonal pool offering an interactive water feature in the main swim area plus learner pool for kids, plus changing with showers. Tennis, mini golf and playground nearby.
Wellington Country Park (15 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.
Snakes and Ladders (15 miles)
Snakes and Ladders
Bursting with indoor and outdoor adventure play, Snakes and Ladders is jam packed with fun! There's plenty for all ages including the massive 3 tier playframe with slides, tunnels, balls ponds and rope climbs, the huge dedicated zone for under 5s, water play, home corner, construction zone & more. And...
Whitchurch Silk Mill (16 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.
Basing House (16 miles)
A historic adventure recreating the c16th with a museum, gift shop and battle reenactments!
Crofton Beam Engines (16 miles)
Crofton Beam Engines
Visit the oldest working steam engines in the world that are still performing the job they were built to do! Especially good on a steam day
Thanks for all the great things to do in Curridge 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 Berkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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