Haredown Mountain Boarding Centre (2 miles)
Haredown Mountain Boarding Centre
Mountain boarding is the youngest and most exhilarating sport to hit the hills and mountains around the UK. It is really easy to pick up and in one lesson beginners will learn to comfortably stop, turn and control their board before whizzing down the hill with a huge grin on their face!
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!
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. Special children's activities...
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.
Arundel Wetland Centre (6 miles)
Arundel Wetland Centre
Visitor attraction and conservation area with wildfowl from around the world. A superb setting to stroll round with a picnic area and activity areas for children. Pond dipping and crafts are offered free daily during summer holidays. Many birds tame enough to feed from your hand. Free boat rides through the...
Amberley Working Museum (6 miles)
Amberley Working Museum
contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transported-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection and the village garage, to industry based collections, also has narrow gauge train running round the site.
Arundel Lido (6 miles)
offers a 25m main 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 Novium (6 miles)
is a district museum built around the remains of a Roman bath house. Interactive hands-on displays help reveal the local stories from the past
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 and dome and many features. Enjoyable and informative, it'll be space space space til bedtime!
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.
Hotham Park Sports Site (7 miles)
Butlins - Bognor Regis (7 miles)
Butlins - Bognor Regis
Including Splash Waterworld, the Skyline Pavillion packed full of live entertainment including Bob the Builder and his team, a FREE fun fair, go-karts, crazy golf, Discovery Studio, Character Theatre and a recording studio there's loads for the whole family to enjoy.
Fishbourne Roman Palace (7 miles)
Fishbourne Roman Palace
The story of the Palace's modern rediscovery is told in an entertaining audio-visual programme and also in the site museum, with the addition of fascinating artefacts from the excavations along with plans, reconstruction drawings and models. Family events days sometimes held.
Petworth House and Park (7 miles)
Petworth House and Park
Ideal picnic territory: splendid scenery, local wildlife, an art gallery, and lots and lots of room to run around in. Regular family events during the summer.
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.
High Sports Midhurst (8 miles)
High Sports Midhurst
Indoor Climbing Centre with opportunities for the smaller climber - ring for more details. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do in Sussex with kids
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
Chichester Golf (8 miles)
Family owned and family friendly, this superb facility comprises two 18-hole courses, driving range, 9-hole short course and crazy golf course. This is not your everyday public course; this is a magnificent golf complex that's open to everyone.
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 Amusement Park situated right on award winning sandy beaches and adjacent to the working Harbour and Marina of Littlehampton. There is ample beach side parking and large grass picnic areas. The River Arun also provides relaxing walks and a great place to try your hand at crabbing.
Dunreyth Alpacas (9 miles)
For a while now they have been training their young alpacas to walk to hand; thus enabling people to walk these young alpacas.
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.
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
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.
Stansted Park Light Railway (11 miles)
Stansted Park Light Railway
The 7 and a quarter inch gauge miniature railway runs 850 yards through parkland and forest past a girder bridge and a picturesque little station.
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.
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
A great boat cruise around West Sussex. You will be able to see some of the 12,000 resident boats and a wide variety of habitats including sand dunes, mudflats, shingle banks and woodlands, all valuable refuge for sea birds and other interesting wildlife species.
Fishers Farm Park (12 miles)
Fishers Farm Park
Officially announced this year as one of the ‘Best Farm Attractions in the UK’, Fishers Adventure Farm Park offers visitors the ultimate family adventure! With Animals, Rides, Theatre Shows and more: and all included in your admission price!
Amazon Adventure (13 miles)
A great soft play centre, with a giant snake slide, aerial walkway, ball pool and dedicated toddler area. Height restriction: 4'11'' or 150 cm.
West Wittering Beach (13 miles)
West Wittering Beach
Blue Flag awarded beach with lifeguard in summer, a few facilities but a nicely natural feeling area.
Hollycombe (13 miles)
- gives you the fun of the fair and much more with Steam Powered Edwardian fairground rides, railways, traction engines, farm and more with Listed woodland gardens alongside.
Taro Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Taro Leisure Centre
A playzone, toddler pool, leisure pool with rapids and slide and much more! An indoor retreat with something fun to offer to everyone! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Hampshire with kids
Staunton Country Park (13 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.
Paint Pots and Parties (14 miles)
Paint Pots and Parties
is a paint your own pottery studio for the whole family. We supply everything you need, from pottery to paints to ideas and inspiration. Suitable for all ages and abilities, you don’t need to be an artist, you just need to enjoy yourself!
Horizone Play Centre (14 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.
Havant Leisure Centre (14 miles)
Petersfield Pool (14 miles)
Outdoor heated pool with toddler pool and good disabled access features. Separate toddler paddling available in summer too.
Play Leisure Agility Youth UK Ltd (14 miles)
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery (14 miles)
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Family friendly museum with lots to see including costumes, toys, a Victorian childrens nursery and lots of workshops and activities for families.
AMF Worthing (14 miles)
Modern 26-lane bowling centre offering first class facilities. With automatic scoring, lane bumpers, Pro-shop, snack-bar, amusements and a fully licensed-bar. Situated in the town centre, it's definitely worth a visit.
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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