Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (4 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!
Bignor Roman Villa (4 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.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (4 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.
Arundel Riding Centre (5 miles)
Arundel Riding Centre
Offering lessons, hacking, lead rein introductory hacks and pony parties! BHS approved.
South Downs National Park (6 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.
Arundel Castle (6 miles)
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.
The Arundel Mystery Treasure Trail (6 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.
Lavant House Stables (6 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!
Arundel Wetland Centre (6 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!
Amberley Working Museum (6 miles)
Amberley Working Museum
Open air museum dedicated to industrial heritage, with a wide range of excellent exhibits, resident traditional crafts persons such as a blacksmith and potter, nature trails, plus an activity backpack for the kids. Something for all ages to enjoy!
Arundel Lido (6 miles)
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.
Flying Fortress (6 miles)
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!
The Base (6 miles)
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!
The Novium (6 miles)
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 (6 miles)
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!
The Chichester Ship Canal (6 miles)
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.
Westgate Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Westgate Leisure Centre
A magnificient complex which contains 3 pools: main pool, leisure pool with 55m water slide and a dedicated toddlers' pool.
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre (6 miles)
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!
MFA Bowl (7 miles)
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!
Inspire Felpham (7 miles)
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.
Jewels Stables (7 miles)
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.
Hotham Park (7 miles)
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!
Butlins - Bognor Regis (7 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!?
Fishbourne Roman Palace (7 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!
Bognor Museum (7 miles)
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 (8 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.
South Downs Light Railway (8 miles)
South Downs Light Railway
is a miniature railway where real steam engines pull trains with sit-in carriages. In the waiting room teddy bears sit ready to be taken on a train ride. On the journey you’ll see Snow White and other favourite children’s characters. Each journey takes about 7 minutes running every 15 minutes.
Climping Beach (8 miles)
Shingle beach popular with windsurfers, summer lifeguard cover provided. Quite an isolated beach but connected to the East Beach which holds several awards
Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf (8 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 (8 miles)
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!
Look and Sea Visitor Centre (8 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.
Littlehampton Museum (8 miles)
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...
Harbour Park (8 miles)
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 (8 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.
Norfolk Gardens Mini Golf (9 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.
Out of Bounds (9 miles)
Out of Bounds
is a family entertainment centre that offers Clip n’ Climb, TenPin Bowling, Soft Play, FootGolf, Laser Tag, Parties and Pitch and Putt. In addition our Basecamp cafe contains both Pizza Oven and Coastal Coffee.
Mewsbrooke Park (9 miles)
With miniature railway, pedal boats on the lake, adventure playground, kids' quiz trail, conservation area with info panels and 9 years of Green Flag Awards, this place is a treasure!
Dunreyth Alpacas (9 miles)
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.
Willowbrook Riding Centre (10 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.
Cobnor Activities Centre (10 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!
Solar Heritage (10 miles)
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 (10 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!
Uppark House and Gardens (10 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.
Stansted Park (11 miles)
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 (11 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.
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts (11 miles)
Findon Swimming Pool (12 miles)
Findon Swimming Pool
Supervised, heated, outdoor pool with a waterslide open annually from May and September. Extremely limited hours!
High Salvington Windmill (12 miles)
High Salvington Windmill
A working post mill dating from the early 18th century, which still produces and sells flour. Children can visit for free and it's a charming leg stretch stop on the way to other things!
Sussex Watersports (12 miles)
Fantastic outdoor activity and Watersports centre based right on the beach in Worthing, West Sussex offering exciting ringo rides and fun kayaks to hire.
Chichester Harbour Water Tours (12 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Eartham 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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