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Family Days Out near to Horsham
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Horsham Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery Friendly museum telling the history of Horsham through a series of changing exhibitions plus permanent classic like the Gallery Of Toys and the cabinet of curiosities! A good little all weather attraction that is free to visit, great for grandparents.
Ceramic Shack Pottery Painting Studio (< 1 mile)
Ceramic Shack Pottery Painting Studio is a family orientated Pottery Painting Studio, in the heart of Horsham. Choose an item to paint from our wide range, we also help you with hand and foot prints and birthday parties.
Laser Quest Horsham (< 1 mile)
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!
Big Apple Horsham Superbowl (< 1 mile)
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!
The Pavilions In The Park (< 1 mile)
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.
Chesworth Farm (< 1 mile)
Chesworth Farm This 90 acre site is managed as a livestock farm, with numerous footpaths around. It is a great place for a car-free bike ride or walk and to experience the countryside and wildlife around you.
Horsham Park (< 1 mile)
Horsham Park Landscaped Park with a lake and several age range specific play areas including various slides, climbing frames, sand pit and many more.

Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre (1 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.
Southwater Country Park (3 miles)
Southwater Country Park 90 acres of Country Park with level surfaced paths for a lakeside walk and a selection of outdoor activities including an adventure-style play area, orienteering course, and tuition in canoeing and sailing.
Millpond Adventure Playground (6 miles)
Millpond Adventure Playground Adventure Play Ground with a Castle theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area and toddler area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structure and a programme of daily events.
Little Gems Pottery Painting (6 miles)
Little Gems Pottery Painting Simply pick a pre-made ceramic piece and paint and decorate it however you wish. You can paint your babies hands or feet and print them onto a mug. We also offer birthday parties! Our paint your own pottery studio is suitable for children and adults of all ages.
Creasys Drive Adventure Playground (6 miles)
Creasys Drive Adventure Playground Adventure Play Ground with a Jungle theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structures and a programme of daily events.
K2 Crawley (7 miles)
K2 Crawley A staggering array of sports and leisure opportunities, from the under 8s leisure water, swimming and diving facilities, climbing rock, gynastics and martial arts rooms, football, squash, honestly whatever activity you want to do they have it!
Tilgate Park (7 miles)
Tilgate Park Has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. Adventure playground, maze, nature centre with animals and water sports opportunities too!
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (7 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 one awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Crawley (7 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Crawley 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.
Wings Museum (7 miles)
Wings Museum A World War Two remembrance museum with plenty of memorabilia and artefacts from that time to learn about and explore. Includes a plane fuselage and a bomb shelter to investigate.
Mini Mayhem (7 miles)
Mini Mayhem A clean and friendly soft play area for children aged from 0 to 10 years, located in the County Mall in Crawley.
Fishers Farm Park (7 miles)
Wisborough Green
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!
Hollywood Bowl Crawley (7 miles)
Hollywood Bowl Crawley Tenpin bowling plus for extra fun there's the Play For Prizes redemption gaming lounge, the modern video gaming arcade, the classic skill based amusements and an honest to goodness karaoke bar. Me-me-me-me-meee….
Laser Quest Crawley (8 miles)
Laser Quest Crawley Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 7 and up. Stalk your opponents through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic game. Birthday party packages available.
Cherry Lane Adventure Playground (8 miles)
Cherry Lane Adventure Playground Adventure Play Ground with a Wild West Town theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structures and a programme of daily events.
Waterlea Adventure Playground (8 miles)
Waterlea Adventure Playground Adventure Play Ground with an Adventure Cove theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structure and a programme of daily events.
Treasure Chest Soft Play Centre (8 miles)
Treasure Chest Soft Play Centre Bright and colourful pirate themed adventure soft play with age appropriate sections up to the age of eleven.
Captain Cranleighs Adventure Island (9 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.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Crawley (9 miles)
TeamSport Indoor Karting Crawley Keep the kids active on an epic 400m indoor karting circuit in Crawley for kids from 8 years old. Our family and kids karting events are a great opportunity to get in the drivers seat and experience adrenaline-fuelled racing fun.
Tulleys Farm (10 miles)
Tulleys Farm Mini mazes, giant games, illusions and entertainments, explore the larger mazes at night by torch light and enjoy rides, trampolines and frisbee golf course! Loads of seasonal bonus fun plus animal patch and tea room. Lovely!
Ardingly Activity Centre (10 miles)
Ardingly Activity Centre Patient and enthusiastic staff are waiting to teach your family to sail, windsurf, fish or canoe in this gorgeous reservoir. Pre booking essential. Most activities are suitable for kids aged 7 and older.
The Triangle (10 miles)
Burgess Hill
The Triangle There's the shallow learner pool for toddler swimming with mum and dad. Small children can enjoy the beach area with a waterslide, animal water features and poolside spectator area plus thrill seekers get the main event: water sprays, waterfalls, rapids and high speed flume rides!
Antics at The Triangle (10 miles)
Burgess HIll
Antics at The Triangle Soft play for the under 8s on an exciting 3 tier frame with varying features and activities, and a dedicated area for the under 3s.
The Dolphin Haywards Heath (10 miles)
Haywards Heath
The Dolphin Haywards Heath Leisure Centre with main pool and toddler pool plus an elephant slide for extra splashing.
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway (10 miles)
Haywards Heath
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.
The Colour Cauldron Pottery Studio (11 miles)
The Colour Cauldron Pottery Studio is a pottery painting studio for all the family. There is a large selection of ceramics to choose from to paint, suitable for all ages. There are bowls, mugs, plates, trinket boxes, animal figures and more.
Wacky Warehouse - Air Balloon (11 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Air Balloon Fantastic soft play structure with aerial runs, cargo nets and astro slides, plus there's a safe toddler area with squishy, squashy features for the small folk. Plus beer garden and great disabled access throughout.
Woods Mill Nature Reserve (11 miles)
Woods Mill Nature Reserve A mixture of woodland and wetland habitats to explore plus the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. There is always something to see, whatever the season. Free to visit.
Victoria Park Splashpad (11 miles)
Haywards Heath
Victoria Park Splashpad A brand new splashpad graces this classic park plus adventure play equipment, paddling pool, skatepark, basketball area, trim trail and a free use ping pong table: why are you still sitting there?
Fun Pots (11 miles)
Haywards Heath
Fun Pots Pottery painting studio. This is a creative, indoor activity for children and adults alike, offering the chance to make a special gift, or just take time out for yourselves. Children’s parties catered for too!
JJs Play Cafe (11 miles)
Haywards Heath
JJs Play Cafe is an indoor soft play and cafe designed with the 0 to 5 in mind but suitable for 0 to 9. Has a large baby area, ball pools, free play area and frame. Private breast feeding room. Free WiFi and Private parties also available.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve (11 miles)
Burgess Hill
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.
Q Leisure (11 miles)
Q Leisure Activity centre for older kids offering go karting (and a Kids Karting club), quad biking, archery and clay pigeon. Groups are welcome. For kids of 8 years and older.
Washbrooks Family Farm (11 miles)
Washbrooks Family Farm A great environment for young children (up to the age of 8) to meet all their favourite farm animals under one roof and enjoy hours of play time in the large indoor and outdoor play areas.
South Downs Light Railway (11 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.
Apollo Lasertag (11 miles)
Burgess Hill
Apollo Lasertag 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!
Jill Windmill (13 miles)
Jill Windmill A working windmill, built in 1821, located in the South Downs National Park. Jill grinds flour when wind permits. Most suited to children over 7 years old. Recommended as PART of your full day out.
Reigate Caves (13 miles)
Reigate Caves Explore the Baron's Cave in the Castle Grounds and the East and West Caverns in Tunnel Road. Really limited public opening days but tours also available for groups.
Dish Ceramics Studio (13 miles)
Dish Ceramics Studio A paint your own pottery studio. Birthday parties, unique gifts, baby footprints. NCT and toddler groups, schools, women's groups, Brownies, Guides and Scouts: all welcome!
Findon Swimming Pool (14 miles)
Findon Swimming Pool Supervised, heated, outdoor pool with a waterslide open annually from May and September.
Surrey Hills Llamas (14 miles)
Surrey Hills Llamas Gentle and friendly llamas will carry your picnic as you lead them through the spectacular North Downs. Llamas are affectionate, intelligent and alert and kids really enjoy their company. For over 8s.
Polesden Lacey (14 miles)
Polesden Lacey Highlights for kids include period dress up, nature trails, playground, loaner binoculars for the bird hides and a great range of exciting family activities and events on offer during school holidays.
Amberley Working Museum (14 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!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Horsham 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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