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Things To Do & Days Out near Ryde
Big Apple Ryde (< 1 mile)
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.
Ryde Arena (< 1 mile)
Ryde Arena Currently closed for building works, no definite reopening time. Watch this space!
Waterside Pool (< 1 mile)
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.
Appley Park (< 1 mile)
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!
Goodleaf Tree Climbing (< 1 mile)
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.
Island Equus (1 miles)
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 (1 miles)
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!
Wight Karting (2 miles)
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 (2 miles)
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!
Brickfields Riding Stables (2 miles)
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!
Sallys Riding School (2 miles)
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.
Seagrove Bay (2 miles)
Seagrove Bay Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and sailing opportunities in safe waters by a shingle and sand shore.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway (3 miles)
Isle of Wight Steam Railway Naturally the star of the show here is the Steam Train Ride, but the supporting acts are strong too with huge Train Discovery Centre and Museum, Adventure Playground, Woodland Trail and live performances in the woods!
Nunwell House and Gardens (3 miles)
Nunwell House and Gardens Visit the ill fated, historic house where King Charles I spent his last night of freedom! Beautiful place full of architectural and historic interest. 5 acres of lovely gardens to explore, with rose garden, Long Walk, lily pond, and more!
Brading Roman Villa (4 miles)
Brading Roman Villa Get an insight into Roman life in this great museum and Visitor centre with a large collection of Roman archaeology. Happily set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty too!
Bembridge Heritage Centre (4 miles)
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 donated artefacts and medals. Hugely educational!
Royal Navy Submarine Museum (4 miles)
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.
Butterfly and Fountain World (4 miles)
Butterfly and Fountain World Comprising a series of stunning walk through under cover gardens themed around butterflies, fountains, small world fairytale grotto, Italian and Japanese gardens, and feeding talks at the Koi ponds.
Blue Reef Aquarium (5 miles)
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 underwater tunnel, open top ray display, Amazing Amphibians and Riveting Reptiles exhibitions.
Southsea Castle (5 miles)
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.
Pirate Petes Indoor Play (5 miles)
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!
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery (5 miles)
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.
Clarence Pier (5 miles)
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!
The Pyramids Centre (5 miles)
The Pyramids Centre Situated on Southsea beach, the Pyramids features three fun pools, water slides and wave pool, plus large soft play area with mazes, climbing nets and ball pits. There is also two Terrace Cafes serving freshly prepared hot and cold food.
Southsea Skatepark (5 miles)
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!
Monkey Haven (5 miles)
Monkey Haven Rescue sanctuary for primates and birds of prey, with a large variety of each to see. Daily feedings, reptile encounters, plus hand reared owls to meet. 2 play areas for kids over and under 5 years of age.
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park (5 miles)
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park The Island's biggest rides, absolutely loads of children's play features, and loads of space to run free. There is also an educational woodland centre, woodland gardens with sculpture trail, squirrel safaris, and regular special events. Loads!
Bembridge Lifeboat Station (5 miles)
Bembridge Lifeboat Station Learn about the all weather lifeboat in this impressive station with kids' dress up and educational displays. Meet the crew and find out about the RNLI. Rockpools and beach nearby too!
Little Woodham Living History Village (5 miles)
Little Woodham Living History Village Journey into the past in this 17th century village experience: a delightful chance for kids to really experience history and meet quirky costumed characters who'll show you their craftsmanship skills! Loads of fun and educational too.
Isle of Wight Zoo (5 miles)
Isle of Wight Zoo Situated alongside Yaverland beach, the zoo provides a fun, educational and wholesome day out for all the family. Specialising in tigers and lemurs, the zoo works to make conservation fun for everyone with talks, small animal handling and children's activities.
Dinosaur Isle (5 miles)
Dinosaur Isle is a fantastic dinosaur museum housed in a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown's blue flag beach. Walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs and on a recreated landscape enhanced by sights, smells and sounds you will meet life sized dinosaurs including our...
Portsmouth City Museum (5 miles)
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 cool fairytale like building!
Spinnaker Tower (5 miles)
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.
Osborne House (5 miles)
Osborne House Built by Queen Victoria as a family holiday home, this stunning Italianate palace offers a glimpse into the private life of the royal family. Take a peek into the royal nursery, see the bedroom in which Queen Victoria died and marvel at the exotic Indian-inspired Durbar Room.
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays (5 miles)
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.
Bowlplex Portsmouth (5 miles)
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.
Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre (5 miles)
Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre Classes for toddlers through to 50+ with open coaching sessions, private coaching lessons, Junior classes and a Tennis Academy.
Arreton Craft Barns (5 miles)
Arreton Craft Barns Loads of traditional craft shops with demonstrations on offer, plus special events from Morris Dancing to Dog Shows, Craft Fayres to Ghost Walks! You are also welcome to visit the ancient church and carp pond.
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum (5 miles)
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum Shipwreck centre and mariitime experience, including audiovisual room showing action films of local lifeboat rescues. "Wreck and Rescue" Lifeboat Museum, featuring vintage lifeboats and RNLI archive material, Smuggling and Fishing displays. Activities for kids including Pirate Trail worksheets.
Local Haunts Portsmouth (5 miles)
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!
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (5 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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.
Portsmouth Natural History Museum (5 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.
Sandown Pier (5 miles)
Sandown Pier A whole day's fun in one! Lost world adventure golf. Free entrance to pier and then pick and choose from Magic Island fantasy and fun, Superbowl, dodgems, snake slide, amusements and more.
Laser Quest Portsmouth (5 miles)
Laser Quest Portsmouth Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 8 and up. Stalk your opponents through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic game. Birthday party packages available.
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower (6 miles)
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.
Get Crafty with Mismatch (6 miles)
Get Crafty with Mismatch is a Pottery Painting Studio where you can paint a ceramic animal, money bank or piece of crockery for a gift or a treat for yourself. We also do parties!
Amazon World (6 miles)
Amazon World An all weather family attraction! The Islands largest collection of rare and exotic animals! A great day out whatever your age!
The Classic Boat Museum (6 miles)
The Classic Boat Museum A fascinating museum that covers over a century of maritime history with lots of real power boats, sailing boats, rowing boats and canoes as well as some great displays. A good all weather attraction for the kids!