If you know any other great things to do in Portsmouth for kids not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
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.
Bowlplex Portsmouth (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Bowlplex Portsmouth Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (< 1 mile)
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Be a part of your history and come face to face with fascinating artefacts, ships and people that helped shape our history.
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.
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 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...
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 One of the largest indoor children's playgrounds on the South Coast.
Pirate Petes Indoor Play (1 miles)
Portsmouth
Pirate Petes Indoor Play For children aged one and upwards, pirate themed adventure climbing maze, plus toddler zone, pirate ship, and bouncy castles.
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.
The Pyramids Centre (1 miles)
Portsmouth
The Pyramids Centre Come visit the Pyramids for Family Fun! 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 over 400 years old! Built by Henry VIII to protect Portsmouth it is a sight to be seen!
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.
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 0-2, 2-5 and 5-12 year olds and fantastic food at our Amazonian Cafe. There's so much to see and do at Monkey Bizness.
Planet Ice Gosport (4 miles)
Gosport
Planet Ice Gosport is a large indoor ice rink which has many public sessions throughout the week for families to bring their children and have some fun. Great idea for family days out in Hampshire.
Team Sport Gosport (5 miles)
Gosport
Team Sport Gosport From ages 8 upwards kids sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit.
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 History from all ages and all over the globe brought vividly to life with an array of fun and exciting activities for all ages.
Made By Me Studio (5 miles)
Gosport
Made By Me Studio Paint your own pottery in Lee on Solent, a beautiful, traditional sea front location, with lots to see and do. The studio offers a fun, friendly atmosphere for all the family.
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.
AMF Havant (5 miles)
Havant
AMF Havant Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Appley Park (6 miles)
Ryde
Appley Park Public park with beach area, pitch and putt, miniature railway, adventure playground, picnic areas and more.
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 Arena (6 miles)
Ryde
Planet Ice Arena Family friendly ice skating facility with penguin skating aids for very little ones, and a special Ice Toddlers session with toys and games.
Puckpool Park (6 miles)
Ryde
Puckpool Park 18hole putting green, 15hole crazy golf, tennis courts and bowling greens. You can hop on the Ryde Road train (dotto train) to get to other places.
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.
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter (6 miles)
Springvale
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter Packed full of fun, interactive animal experiences and Keeper presentations, penguin and meerkat encounters, filled to the brim with unbelievably tame feathered and furry friends!
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 Main pool, diving area, splash and learner pool. Also has indoor play area.
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 - is an award winning tree top experience like no other. Using rope and harness we teach you how to climb the rope into the canopy of our 20 metre high oak tree. At the top you can walk on branches, swing around or relax and enjoy the view from our tree top hammock.
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!
Staunton Country Park (7 miles)
Havant
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.
Brickfields Riding Stables (7 miles)
Ryde
Brickfields Riding Stables Lessons and hacking, plus Farm Corner and Donkey Town to keep the smaller ones happy. Also they have a LOT of farm cats: don't underestimate the appeal of piles of kittens!
Bembridge Heritage Centre (8 miles)
Bembridge
Bembridge Heritage Centre Displays cover much of Bembridge’s early history, not only in photographs, paintings, maps and written descriptions but also through the many artifacts and medals that have been donated.
The Forest of Bere (8 miles)
Fareham
The Forest of Bere An enchanting place with a diverse range of natural habitats too see from scenic walk and cycle routes. There are also a huge oak tree house, wooden playhouses, wigwams, sand pit, climbing wall, bridge and shingle stream.
Sallys Riding School (8 miles)
Ryde
Sallys Riding School is a riding stables catering for all riders from absolute beginners through to established riders. Our Aim is to provide a safe riding environment so riders can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and surroundings. Our rides are accompanied by experienced Riders. Rides may be on the beach tides permitting.
Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum (8 miles)
Brading
Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum A very historic and interesting toy museum, boasting a great gift shop and being famous for its thousands of exhibits.

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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