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Family Days Out near to Portsmouth
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Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre Classes for toddlers through to 50+ with open coaching sessions, private coaching lessons, Junior classes and a Tennis Academy.
Portsmouth City Museum (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City Museum Explore different aspects of Portsmouth’s rich and varied history in this informative and well laid out free museum. A good introduction to the city in a really cool building.
Bowlplex Portsmouth (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Bowlplex Portsmouth Choose from simple tenpin with ramps and bumpers with the smalls, or going disco with the tweens in the Glow Bowling UV nights! Plus Grill diner and arcade with more close by.
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays Family boat hire with a difference, for all ages! Drive a miniature ship in our sheltered boating pool. Our fleet of ships include ferries, a Royal Navy destroyer and a fire boat. The ships are electric powered, easy to drive and seat up to four. No previous experience required.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family! Offering a unique experience which spans 800 years of British Naval history and situated within a working Naval Base, the Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future
Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Take your family in an electric powered ship, on the pond in the Dockyard. It’s a sister venue to the Miniport at Gunwharf Quays. No entry ticket to the dockyard is required. This is the best boat hire experience you’ll ever have! No previous experience required.
Curious About Portsmouth (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Curious About Portsmouth Get out with the family, and discover Portsmouth with two self guided themed treasure hunt style walks. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this famous maritime port. Buy a booklet, or download instantly, then explore in your own time.
Spinnaker Tower (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Spinnaker Tower A 170 metre tall visitor attraction overlooking historical Portsmouth harbour and the Solent. Of the 2 viewing decks the first is a glass floored number so kids feel they're floating, the second houses the cafe and the third is open air.
Local Haunts Portsmouth (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Local Haunts Portsmouth Whether you are a visitor, or a local of this city, discover the stories, history, and secrets, from a friendly tour guide as you travel on Alf, a restored London Routemaster Bus!
Fuzzy Eds at The Sovereigns (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Fuzzy Eds at The Sovereigns Multi level adventure play for children up to 4ft 9ins tall, attached to family restaurant.
Clarence Pier (1 miles)
Portsmouth
Clarence Pier A great day out with all weather options! Fairground rides for 2 to 10s, cool Skytrail aerial assault course 10m up, a multi level indoor play facility with a 100ft pirate play ship and a huge arcade just begging for your pocket money! Loads of fun!
Pirate Petes Indoor Play (1 miles)
Portsmouth
Pirate Petes Indoor Play Pirate themed indoor adventure climbing maze, with toddler zone, pirate ship and bouncy castles; outdoor fairground rides (mainly for the smalls); plus High Ropes Sky Trail course! Loads!
Southsea Skatepark (1 miles)
Southsea
Southsea Skatepark Arguably the oldest skatepark in the World, this beginner friendly facility also boasts big bowl, ledges, banks, rails, ramps and mini ramps. Pad up!
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery (1 miles)
Southsea
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery was established in 1984 to tell the story of Operation Overlord from its origins in the dark days of 1940 to victory in Normandy in 1944 with evocative multi media and sensory exhibits.
Blue Reef Aquarium (1 miles)
Portsmouth
Blue Reef Aquarium This award winning facility brings the magic of the undersea world alive. Come face to face with tropical sharks, rays, otters, seahorses and hundreds of other aquatic creatures. Highlights include walkthrough underwater tunnel, open top ray display and the Amazing Amphibians and Riveting Reptiles exhibition.
D Day Museum (1 miles)
Portsmouth
D Day Museum The only museum in Britain that is solely dedicated to covering all aspects of the D Day landings. Kids aged 17 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult.
The Pyramids Centre (1 miles)
Portsmouth
The Pyramids Centre Reopening 27th September 2014! Enjoyed by all ages, be entertained with our Fun Pools with funky flumes and wacky waves. Visit our exciting Indoor Soft Play Centre. Mums and Dads, take time out and relax in our Unique Spa Facilities.
Southsea Castle (2 miles)
Southsea
Southsea Castle A magnificent castle, designed by Henry VIII to protect Portsmouth. Fascinating facts to discover, a range of cannons to see, and an underground tunnel around the moat to explore! Free to visit.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum (2 miles)
Gosport
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Dive into history and go onboard our submarines with a submariner to hear his stories about living beneath the waves. Peer into the only surviving WW2 midget submarine, climb inside the Royal Navy’s first submarine Holland 1 and relax in our harbour side coffee shop.
Portsmouth Natural History Museum (2 miles)
Southsea
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 (2 miles)
Southsea
Southsea Model Village A quaint model village in a great location with over 40 models and a miniature railway.
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower (2 miles)
Gosport
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower Explosion! the Museum of Naval Firepower, is a hands on, interactive Museum set in the historic setting of a former gunpowder and munitions depot at Priddy's Hard, on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour.
Royal Marines Museum (2 miles)
Portsmouth
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.
Playzone (3 miles)
Portsmouth
Playzone Multi storey main frame with loads of features plus under 4s toddler zone with smaller versions of the big fun and a high tech laser zone for over 9s.
Monkey Bizness (4 miles)
Gosport
Monkey Bizness the premier family entertainment centre, where kids can be kidz. With separate play areas for 0 to 2, 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 year olds and fantastic food at our Amazonian Cafe. There's so much to see and do at Monkey Bizness.
Little Woodham Living History Village (4 miles)
Gosport
Little Woodham Living History Village Learn about rural life when you journey into the past in this 17th century village experience. A rare chance to experience the past in a natural setting.
Planet Ice Gosport (4 miles)
Gosport
Planet Ice Gosport With supportive skating aids for beginners, expert led classes in 3 specialist skating disciplines for the pros in the making plus fun open and disco sessions for everyone else! School holiday extras too!
Hayling Seaside Railway (5 miles)
Hayling Island
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 (5 miles)
Portsmouth
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.
Funland (5 miles)
Hayling Island
Funland 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!
Fort Nelson (5 miles)
Fareham
Fort Nelson Imposing Victorian fort housing the Royal Armouries’ national collection of artillery with over 350 big guns to see, plus exciting displays! Great place to explore and free to visit!
Go Bowling Fareham (5 miles)
Fareham
Go Bowling Fareham 25 lanes of classic family friendly tenpin bowling. There are automatic bumpers and ball ramps for children and adults if necessary!
Mobys Playcentre (5 miles)
Fareham
Mobys Playcentre 2012 refurbished purpose built giant indoor play centre for toddlers through to 12 year olds with a new interactive play area available for under 5s.
Appley Park (6 miles)
Ryde
Appley Park Public park with beach area, pitch and putt, picnic areas and ancient trees, plus an awesome adventure playground, paddling pool and sandpits with winch equipment. Simple, traditional and fun!
Waterside Pool (6 miles)
Ryde
Waterside Pool An all-weather outdoor swim option as it also features a retractable roof for a bit of protection from the elements when required. 25m pool with varying sessions types including Family Fun.
Solent Arena (6 miles)
Fareham
Solent Arena boasts a marvellous modern multi use rink 40m long and 20m wide, which supports not only loads of fun open skate sessions and roller discos but also box lacrosse and inline hockey! Super cheap, too!
Big Apple Ryde (6 miles)
Ryde
Big Apple Ryde 22 lanes of computerised Tenpin Bowling, Fast Food Diner, Licensed Bar and Pavilion Restaurant, patio area, Large screen TVs, Pool Tables, Amusement machines.
Planet Ice Isle of Wight (6 miles)
Ryde
Planet Ice Isle of Wight Family friendly ice skating facility with penguin skating aids for very little ones, open date or disco sessions plus lessons in figure skating, ice dancing or ice hockey available. Cool! Literally!
Fun City (6 miles)
Fareham
Fun City is an indoor play centre for children aged 1 to 12 years old full of modern and classic features adventure features form the obstacle course to balls, bridges and slides with segregated toddler zone.
Seaview Wildlife Encounter (6 miles)
Seaview
Seaview Wildlife Encounter A hands on wildlife centre where you can meet up close a good variety of animals including penguins, meerkats and otters. Also offers additional encounters and special junior experience days.
Seaview Wildlife Encounter (6 miles)
Springvale
Seaview Wildlife Encounter Packed full of fun, interactive animal experiences and Keeper presentations, plus penguin and meerkat encounters, with loads to see and do and even a few critters to cuddle!
Seagrove Bay (6 miles)
Newport
Seagrove Bay Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and sailing opportunities in safe waters by a shingle and sand shore.
Havant Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Havant
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 (6 miles)
Havant
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.
Blackbrook Park Play Area (6 miles)
Fareham
Blackbrook Park Play Area Facilities for all ages and abilities with skating area and hoops for older kids, plus loads of classic adventure play equipment for younger ones.
Goodleaf Tree Climbing (6 miles)
Ryde
Goodleaf Tree Climbing Take a trip up a tree with our award winning tree top experience! Ascend into the canopy of our using rope and harness. At the top walk on branches, enjoy stunning sea views or relax in our canopy hammock.
Wight Karting (7 miles)
Ryde
Wight Karting Purpose built 500m all weather karting track for adrenalin junkies aged 8 years and over. Great for beginners and offers Arrive and Drive, Junior Driving Academy and Cadet Driver School! Vroom!
Waltzing Waters (7 miles)
Ryde
Waltzing Waters is one of the world's most elaborate water, light and music productions, the only operation of it's kind in Europe. Thousands of dazzling patterns of artistically moving water synchronised with music!
Island Equus (7 miles)
Ryde
Island Equus Activities are more oriented toward the benefits of training and studying the animals than on actually riding them, a holistic and significant experience of the species without skimping on the fun!
Island Speedway (7 miles)
Ryde
Island Speedway Come to Isle of Wight Speedway, it's four laps of all out speed, control, excitement and thrills as 4 bike riders go for the chequered flag in honour of their team! 2 full packed hours of pure excitement for all the family!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Portsmouth 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 Hampshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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