Horsham Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
Museum telling the history of Horsham through a series of exhibitions and collections that changes throughout the year. A good little all weather attraction that is free to visit.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A clean and friendly soft play area for children aged from 0 to 10 years, located in the County Mall in Crawley.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Crawley (7 miles)
AMF 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….
Fishers Farm Park (7 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!
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)
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.
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)
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!
The Dolphin Haywards Heath (10 miles)
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway (10 miles)
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.
Firing Earth Pottery and Ceramics Centre (11 miles)
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)
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)
is a pottery painting studio. This is a creative, indoor activity for children and adults alike. You select a piece of white unglazed pottery to paint. We then glaze and fire the painted items in our studio kiln, ready for collection within a week.
JJs Play Cafe (11 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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!
Antics at The Triangle (11 miles)
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.
Millie Moos Pottery Painting (12 miles)
Millie Moos Pottery Painting
is a family fun indoor activity, you select an unglazed piece of pottery to paint, we glaze and fire your item ready to be collected within a few days. We also offer parties and a bookable late night, we also offer hand and footprints.
Jill Windmill (13 miles)
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.
Chocolart (13 miles)
You'll all have fun making your own chocolates, moulding, dipping and decorating. Fingers may be licked at will! We also include soft drinks for them, hot drinks for you and a chocolate fountain for all.
Reigate Caves (13 miles)
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!
Outwood Windmill (14 miles)
is the oldest windmill in Britain which is still working. The windmill has limited opening availability. The windmill is surrounded by National Trust common land and woods, where nature walks and picnics can be enjoyed.
Findon Swimming Pool (14 miles)
Findon Swimming Pool
Supervised, heated, outdoor pool with a waterslide open annually from May and September.
Deers Leap Bikes (14 miles)
Deers Leap Bikes
We are a mountain bike park that has 240 acres of trails ranging from family tracks to single track and even sections of north shore. With bikes for hire or test ride a new bike as well as a shop and service centre on site.
Polesden Lacey (14 miles)
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.
The British Wildlife Centre (14 miles)
The British Wildlife Centre
A peaceful, relaxing place to see and learn about Britain's wonderful wildlife, from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and everything in between! Over forty different native species are displayed in natural surroundings.
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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