Bognor Museum (2 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.
Hotham Park (3 miles)
Crazy golf, miniature railway, boating lake, kids adventure play and full putting green.
Butlins - Bognor Regis (3 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!?
Inspire Felpham (4 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.
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre (4 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!
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts (5 miles)
The Chichester Ship Canal (5 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.
MFA Bowl (5 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!
Westgate Leisure Centre (5 miles)
Westgate Leisure Centre
A magnificient complex which contains 3 pools: main pool, leisure pool with 55m water slide and a dedicated toddlers' pool.
Chichester Treasure Trail (5 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 Novium (5 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.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (5 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!
Fishbourne Roman Palace (6 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!
Chichester Harbour Water Tours (6 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!
Solar Heritage (6 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 (6 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!
Flying Fortress (7 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!
Cobnor Activities Centre (7 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!
West Wittering Beach (7 miles)
West Wittering Beach
Blue Flag awarded beach with lifeguard in summer, a few facilities but a nicely natural feeling area. Blue Flag awarded and great for water sports!
Harbour Park (9 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 (9 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.
Look and Sea Visitor Centre (9 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 (9 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...
Climping Beach (9 miles)
Shingle beach popular with windsurfers, summer lifeguard cover provided. Quite an isolated beach but connected to the East Beach which holds several awards
Willowbrook Riding Centre (9 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.
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.
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!
Arundel Riding Centre (9 miles)
Arundel Riding Centre
Offering lessons, hacking, lead rein introductory hacks and pony parties! BHS approved.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (10 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 Lido (10 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.
Arundel Castle (10 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.
Dunreyth Alpacas (10 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.
Arundel Wetland Centre (10 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!
Jewels Stables (10 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.
Funland (11 miles)
offers the whole family a great day out with a wide range of fantastic attractions for young and old, both inside and out, including the supersonic, looping roller coaster, crazy golf, the Klondike and the white knuckle Drop Ride!
Hayling Seaside Railway (11 miles)
Hayling Seaside Railway
The EHLR is a new 2ft gauge light railway on the coast of Hayling Island, Hampshire, running for just over 1 mile between Beachlands and Eastoke Corner.
Hayling Island Beach (11 miles)
Hayling Island Beach
Boasts the International Blue Flag, and the Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its high standards. Good for swimming and water sports, and is also a Site Of Scientific Interest.
Stansted Park Light Railway (12 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.
Stansted Park (12 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.
Bignor Roman Villa (12 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.
Amberley Working Museum (12 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!
Havant Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Havant Leisure Centre
Leisure centre with 25m main pool, diving area, splash pool, and learner pool. Also has indoor play area, that cates for parties, and a great programme for kids during school holidays.
Horizone Play Centre (13 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.
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.
Sussex Watersports (14 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.
South Downs National Park (14 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.
Royal Marines Museum (14 miles)
Royal Marines Museum
A museum exploring the history of the Royal Marines since their creation in 1664 to present day. Family events held during school holidays. Free entry for kids under 5 years of age.
Amazon Adventure (14 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.
Portsmouth Natural History Museum (15 miles)
Portsmouth Natural History Museum
The museum tells the story of the wild things of the riverbank, marshes, woods and urban areas of Portsmouth. Many live exhibits including butterfly house.
High Salvington Windmill (15 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Pagham 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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