River Bourne Community Farm (< 1 mile)
River Bourne Community Farm
A working farm that is free to visit with traditional animals plus fruit and vegetables growing. A good place to learn about where food comes from.
The Salisbury Mystery Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Salisbury Mystery Treasure Trail
The fun way to explore Salisbury! This self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail is just one of 26 Trails across Wiltshire which will have you and the kids solving the clues to discover whodunit!
Mompesson House (< 1 mile)
Featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the sumptuous setting is home to a variety of collections including 18th century drinking glasses. There is a children's guide available at reception and sculpture gardens to explore.
Salisbury Cathedral (< 1 mile)
Visit one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain, which has the tallest spire in England! Holds the world’s best preserved copy of the Magna Carta and a medieval clock. Tower tours available.
Outburst Salisbury (< 1 mile)
Family fun facility comprising full size bowling alley, indoor adventure play zone and lazer tag combat game arena!
Splash of Colour Ceramic and Craft Cafe (< 1 mile)
Splash of Colour Ceramic and Craft Cafe
We are are ceramic cafe which is a walk in studio offering a wide selection of pottery from normal household pieces to fun and wacky things for kids. These are all white and unglazed just waiting to be painted with a design or picture.
The Wardrobe Military Museum (< 1 mile)
The Wardrobe Military Museum
A firmly educational stop best for over 8s, with collection and archives relating to the Infantry Regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire from 1748 to the current regiment, The Rifles.
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum (< 1 mile)
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Offering interactive galleries and workshops for children, the Museum provides entertainment and an educational experience for children of all ages.
Five Rivers Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Five Rivers Leisure Centre
The beach pool boats a large flume style water slide and other water play features ideal for children. Plus 25m, 8 lane pool for proper swimming, plus teaching pool.
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (2 miles)
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
is a collection of historic fast jets and planes from MOD Boscombe Down. Lots of Jet Cockpits to get into, some powered, including Jaguar, Hawk and Harrier jets. Hear engine noise and air traffic control. Model aircraft and WW2 Display.
Breamore House and Museum (7 miles)
Breamore House and Museum
A living museum which provides a fascinating insight into the days when a village was self sufficient, with full size replicas of period buildings and craft equipment. Plus big adventure playground which also boasts The Great British Maze!
Heritage Cycle Tours (7 miles)
Heritage Cycle Tours
A family business offering accompanied cycle tours through some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. They even supply the bikes. One for the bigger kids.
Wessex Raceway Indoor Karting (7 miles)
Wessex Raceway Indoor Karting
Is a huge, family run indoor karting centre with top quality karts and professional staff who specialise in teaching children aged 8 and above how to kart on their 700m track.
Virtual Warfare Laser Combat (7 miles)
Virtual Warfare Laser Combat
Is a huge, weatherproof indoor laser games facility. With 2 ultra realistic arenas, and including the latest, most reliable technology with 3 sizes of gun, air strikes, snipers and Zombies.
Stonehenge (8 miles)
Stands as a timeless testimony to the people who built it, between 3000BC and 1500BC. An amazing feat of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, it remains a mystery. Fantastic new visitor centre!
Cholderton Charlies Farm (9 miles)
Cholderton Charlies Farm
We’re a Rare Breeds Farm with lots of exciting things to do, for kids of all ages; both indoor and outdoor. We have a large playbarn, as well as 4 outdoor play areas, plus animal petting and walking sessions, pig races and tractor trailer rides and so much more!
Stonehenge Golf Centre (9 miles)
Stonehenge Golf Centre
Everyone in the family can enjoy the 18 Mini Golf course here, where despite the challenging obstacles one shot victory is possible on every hole! Plus driving bays, formal course and lessons available.
Larkhill Space Station (9 miles)
Larkhill Space Station
is a multi level adventure climbing facility with classic features from balls and slides to tunnels and bridges, plus a dedicated toddler zone with a fantastic new ball juggler feature!
Salisbury City Guides (9 miles)
Salisbury City Guides
Learn about the history, legends and myths of Salisbury with experienced guides, who love to share information about this medieval city. Tours include regular waling tour, cathedral and close, plus ghost tours! There are also 4 walks especially for kids.
Museum of Army Flying (11 miles)
Museum of Army Flying
Is home to an amazing collection of army aviation history including over 40 different aircraft. The Museum has a range of interactive displays, simulators and trails for children and big kids can enjoy.
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden (11 miles)
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden
Romantic house converted from a medieval Augustinian priory that is full of surprises, plus beautiful grounds to discover. Fun Trails for the kids to make the most of their visit. Great all year arts and events programme.
Wacky Warehouse Vine Inn (12 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Vine Inn
Large air conditioned multi level play frame with toddler zone attached to family friendly restaurant. Good disabled access, accommodation available, free WiFi provided.
Thruxton Kart Centre (13 miles)
Thruxton Kart Centre
Brilliant outdoor kart centre suitable for kids aged 8 and older. Great way to experience what real karting is like but with all the safety features you'd expect for children. Arrive and Drive, Junior Sprint Races and more available.
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre (13 miles)
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre
As well as the rescued wildlife enjoy a Go-Kart Arena, Mini Pedal Tractors, Straw Fun Barn, Wooden Play Area, Sand Pit, Children's Fair Ground Rides (in season), and Toddlers' Toy Area. New features include the zip wire and a reptiliary house!
Old Wardour Castle (13 miles)
Old Wardour Castle
Explore the set of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves via self guided audio tour, with enchanting grotto and circular staircases, plus play and picnic space outside.
Paultons Family Theme Park (13 miles)
The New Forest
Paultons Family Theme Park
Now Open: Critter Creek: a new mini-land of weird and wonderful discoveries! Plus over 60 wonderful rides and attractions to suit all ages included in one price, such as the mighty Edge ride and the awesome Cobra rollercoaster!
White Horse Trekking Centre (14 miles)
White Horse Trekking Centre
BHS approved family friendly horse riding and lessons available year round, plus special seasonal jaunts which include Bluebell Rides and mock hunts.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust (14 miles)
The Hawk Conservancy Trust
Over 150 birds of prey on view at this conservation and visitors centre with talks, feeds, flying demonstrations and other activities.
Frankies Fun Factory (14 miles)
Frankies Fun Factory
Offers a massive playcentre with giant slides, ball pits, zip wire, rope bridge and tunnels spread through a multi level adventure structure.
The Rapids (14 miles)
Experience a world of water, fun and adventure for all the family! Ride The Rapids, zoom the flume, explore the pirate galleon, dodge the tipping bucket or relax in the bubble seats. There's something for everyone!
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary (15 miles)
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Spotting deer in the New Forest isn't always easy, but here there is a purpose built viewing platform overlooking a large meadow area where a herd of fallow deer regularly gather.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (15 miles)
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
180 acres of gardens to enjoy and explore, including a Children’s Education Garden. The site boasts a restaurant and tearooms, as well as a giant treehouse play area for adventurers of all ages! Free entry for accompanied kids under 17.
Larmer Tree Gardens (15 miles)
Larmer Tree Gardens
Beautifully landscaped grounds well described as an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance. Extensive gardens with Fairy Door Trail to get kids; imaginations going.
Moors Valley Country Park (15 miles)
Moors Valley Country Park
Adventure play with loads of outdoor equipment, narrow-gauge steam railway, extensive play trails, and the picturesque lake to explore, plus independent attractions inside.
Go Ape Forest Segway (15 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the most beautiful forests in the UK. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a totally unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (15 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Moors Valley (15 miles)
Go Ape Moors Valley
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Fun and Biscuits Soft Play Cafe (15 miles)
Fun and Biscuits Soft Play Cafe
- is a fun and safe indoor soft play centre for children under 6 years to play in our 2 storey play frame with padded area for babies. Good selection of hot and cold food and drink. Kids' lunch boxes. Market town location.
Charlton Lakeside (16 miles)
Leisure Centre with pitch and putt, crazy golf, pedalos and outdoor activities for kids in the holidays.
Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre (16 miles)
Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre
A privately run centre with a number of Birds of Prey, several reptiles and cool creepy crawlies. Flying displays are held daily whatever the weather plus daily reptile shows are held during Summer holidays.
Andover Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Andover Leisure Centre
Super slides and sky glides abound in this multi level adventure fest, but on top of the ball cannons and spook room and whatnot there's also a swimming pool next door with inflatable slides!
New Forest Reptile Centre (17 miles)
New Forest Reptile Centre
Discover more about reptiles and amphibians here at this unique reptile centre located in the national park. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Hampshire with kids
Andover Museum (17 miles)
Discover permanent exhibitions from prehistoric times to the present day with lots to fire the imagination and with temporary exhibitions, including art, craft, photography, history plus a cafe and childrens activities.
Museum of the Iron Age (17 miles)
Museum of the Iron Age
Museum with reconstructions of life in the Iron Age plus links to Danebury Hill Fort which is well worth a visit as well.
Bagnum Riding Stables (17 miles)
Bagnum Riding Stables
is a family run and family oriented riding centre offering Kids' Walk Outs, Pony Club and menage based lessons, Forest Hacking, Day Rides and Summer Night Rides, plus show jumping and dressage competitions are also held.
Burley Manor Riding Stables (17 miles)
Burley Manor Riding Stables
Welcoming kids over 4 years old for 1 or 2 hour rides plus special events. Mounts and packages are tailored specifically to your group.
Forest Leisure Cycling (17 miles)
Forest Leisure Cycling
- is a New Forest Cycle Hire Centre, based in the unspoilt Village of Burley, close to the New Forest cycle trails, with rides and bikes for all ages and abilities. Open all year round with free parking nearby.
Longdown Activity Farm (17 miles)
Longdown Activity Farm
A daily schedule of activities includes kid-goat and calf bottle feeding, small animal handling, duck feeding and meeting the pigs. Plus, there are lots more animals to see. There is a brilliant - and very bumpy tractor ride (ground conditions permitting). Five indoor and outdoor play areas means there's...
The New Forest Wildlife Park (17 miles)
The New Forest Wildlife Park
Amazing animals to see, from owls and otters to wolves, bison, wild boar, red deer, muntjac deer, Scottish wildcats, lynx, wallabies, water voles, foxes, polecats, pine martens and ferrets. Children love the harvest mice scurrying around their mini home. “Go Wild” Adventure Playgrounds for tots...
The Eling Experience (18 miles)
The Eling Experience
Learn about tidal powered milling, sit in an air raid shelter with sound effects, play on a pirate ship playground with picnic areas, plus nature walks and free Smugglers info sheet!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Salisbury 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 Wiltshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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