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 Sports Site (3 miles)
Butlins - Bognor Regis (3 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.
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 and dome and many features. Enjoyable and educational with excellent disabled access, plus library, workshop and image galleries.
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
A fun way to explore Chichester City. Learn about the history of the area and discover Priory Park, a great place to play and have fun, with a children's equipped play area, aviary and plenty of open grass for play.
The Novium (5 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
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
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.
Chichester Harbour Water Tours (6 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.
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
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.
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.
Cass Sculpture Foundation (8 miles)
Goodwood, nr. Chichester
Cass Sculpture Foundation
26 Acre grounds containing a constantly changing display of 80 impressive sculptures, all of which are for sale.
Harbour Park (9 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.
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.
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. Special children's activities...
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. 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...
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
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.
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
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.
Havant Leisure Centre (13 miles)
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)
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.
Southsea Model Village (15 miles)
Southsea Model Village
A quaint model village in a great location with over 40 models and a miniature railway.
High Salvington Windmill (15 miles)
High Sports Midhurst (15 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
Local Haunts Portsmouth (15 miles)
Local Haunts Portsmouth
Visit the local haunts of Portsmouth to get a new perspective of the city and discover secrets and stories you never knew. Whether you are a visitor with time to spare, an hour to fill, a rainy day to while away, or you just want to learn more about the place you call home, then come aboard Alf our friendly...
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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