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Family Days Out near to Sholing
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Jungle Mania (1 miles)
Southampton
Jungle Mania Classic multi level adventure play structure play toddler version, all in a friendly jungle theme. Parties offered too.
Solent Sky Museum (2 miles)
Southampton
Solent Sky Museum A terrific range of aircraft and related artefacts, with special focus on the Supermarine aircraft company, based in Southampton, and its most famous products, the Supermarine S.6 seaplane and the Supermarine Spitfire.
Southampton Common (2 miles)
Southampton
Southampton Common Mixed woodland, wetland, parks, ponds and nature trails. plus adventure play area and kids' paddling pool in summer.
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre (2 miles)
Southampton
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is an outdoor multi-activities centre and offers many water, off ground, land activities and clubs for kids holiday activities, parties, classes, school groups and private tuition. The Centre houses both a climbing wall and a climbing tower within 17 acres of beautiful natural surroundings.
Historic Southampton Guided Walks (2 miles)
Southampton
Historic Southampton Guided Walks Historical guided walks by qualified guides around Southampton. Coach, public walk and armchair tours available.
SeaCity Museum (2 miles)
Southampton
SeaCity Museum A traditionally historical and educational museum experience, no kids' features so best for older types but a wealth of information supporting local maritime heritage and some outdoor trails to back it up.
Tudor House and Garden (2 miles)
Southampton
Tudor House and Garden Gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.
Wacky Warehouse - Netley Grange (2 miles)
Southampton
Wacky Warehouse - Netley Grange Their usual good standard of indoor play area with loads of slides, balls and fun features for big kids plus dedicated toddler zone with it's own activities. Attached to a family restaurant.
Go Ape Itchen Valley (2 miles)
Southampton
Go Ape Itchen Valley Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Itchen Valley Country Park (2 miles)
Southampton
Itchen Valley Country Park A great country park with lots to offer for everyone. Play areas, play trails, picnics, football and much more.
Curious About Southampton (2 miles)
Southampton
Curious About Southampton is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this international maritime city. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre (2 miles)
Southampton
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre Offering serious swimming facilities and international standard diving facilities with taster diving sessions for as young as 4 available, with a family session available too.
Gleneagle Equestrian Centre (2 miles)
Southampton
Gleneagle Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons for all, plus hacking in Itchen Valley Country Park. Pony Club and fun days also available.
Jungle Jeans (2 miles)
Southampton
Jungle Jeans A truly magical experience awaits you at Jungle Jeans. Discover the sights and sounds of the play frame jungle while the adults sit back, relax and enjoy refreshments from the Tree Top Cafe or let them join in the fun too!
QE2 Activity Centre (3 miles)
Burlesdon
QE2 Activity Centre Activities designed to allow full use by the disabled, allowing access to features including canoeing, climbing, archery, ropes course, zipwire, motorboat, problem solving, orienteering, tunnelling and green team.
Play Shack (3 miles)
Southampton
Play Shack offer a huge multi level multi color adventure play frame which features classic and modern soft play features, from balls and 3 types of slide to tunnels and bridges with dedicated toddler space.
Royal Victoria Country Park (3 miles)
Southampton
Royal Victoria Country Park Overlooking Southampton Water, this popular park provides ideal facilities for children and peace of mind for parents to enjoy a safe environment. The relaxing and happy atmosphere is complemented by a calendar of events, exhibitions, barbeque sites and walks.
The Outdoor Sports Centre (3 miles)
Southampton
The Outdoor Sports Centre Features include cricket pitches, multi-purpose pitches for football and hockey, tennis courts, a cyclocross and BMX track, an assault course style trim trail, an athletics track and even a crazy golf course!
Lakeside Country Park (3 miles)
Eastleigh
Lakeside Country Park 60 acres of lakes, wet meadow and woodland situated between Eastleigh and Southampton.
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway (3 miles)
Eastleigh
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway Come and ride on our 1 and a quarter mile track to the children's playground and picnic area by the lakes at Monks Brook Halt.
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton (3 miles)
Southampton
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton An outdoor artificial ski slope in Southampton, we cater for all abilities and ages! Skiing, snowboarding and ringos (inflatable rubber rings that slide down the slope) its great fun for everyone! We do lessons, practice sessions, birthday parties and more!
The Pleasure Park (3 miles)
Southampton
The Pleasure Park Classic fun includes Trampolines, Roundabout, Helter Skelter, Swing Boats, Snake and Bumpy Slides plus mini train. Features for all ages.
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum (4 miles)
Swanwick
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum The last remaining steam driven brickworks in the country. Come and see our working machinery and the amazing buildings. Try your hand at making a brick. We have outdoor and indoor areas with lots of hands on activities.
AMF Bowling Eastleigh (4 miles)
Eastleigh
AMF Bowling Eastleigh Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Gambado (4 miles)
Eastleigh
Gambado A huge indoor soft play centre which provides a safe, clean and fun environment for parents and children to feel comfortable in. Above all we provide an environment that allows children to express themselves through creativity and play whichever activity they choose. We also offer fantastic birthday parties!
Tenpin Southampton (4 miles)
Southampton
Tenpin Southampton is a bowling centre located on Auckland Road. We have modern computerised lanes, American pool tables, and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. Cosmic bowling and Sector 7 Quasar are also available. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Team Sport Eastleigh (4 miles)
Eastleigh
Team Sport Eastleigh From ages 8 upwards kids / family sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Everyone is fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit.
Kids2day Indoor Soft Play Centre (5 miles)
Eastleigh
Kids2day Indoor Soft Play Centre is an indoor children's soft play centre providing 2 play structures, parties for children and a tasty fresh food menu.
The Eling Experience (5 miles)
Totton
The Eling Experience Learn about tidal powered milling, site in an air raid shelter with sound effects, pirate play ship and picnic areas, plus historical and ecological walks.
Longdown Activity Farm (6 miles)
Ashurst
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 (6 miles)
Southampton
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...
Marwell Wildlife (7 miles)
Winchester
Marwell Wildlife The 140 acre zoological park is home to over 200 exotic and charismatic species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Be as active or as relaxed as you want. There are 3 play areas where children can run wild while you take a well-earned break.
The Adventure Barn (7 miles)
Winchester
The Adventure Barn A brilliant indoor adventure playground where your children can play safely and securely whatever the weather! Outdoor play available seasonally.
Calshot Activities Centre (7 miles)
Southampton
Calshot Activities Centre Offers an enormous range of exciting water and landbased activities. Includes a state of the art climbing complex, the only indoor velodrome in Southern England and a dry ski slope as well as novelty dinghy sailing with Laser Funboats and pedal Picos! Awesome!
Beaulieu (7 miles)
Brockenhurst
Beaulieu In the heart of the New Forest this great family day out has something for everyone from motoring to heritage and history to rides. 250 vehicles in the motor museum, living history in Palace house and unlimited rides on the monorail and bus make a day for the whole family.
New Forest Activities (8 miles)
Beaulieu
New Forest Activities Offers a great range of fun and exciting activities aimed at kids big and small. Families can join in with regular open sessions and parties can book special events. Activities include Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Cycle Hire and our new Battlefield LIVE laser tag for the digital generation!
Blackbrook Park Play Area (8 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.
The Rapids (8 miles)
Romsey
The Rapids 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!
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (8 miles)
Exbury
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway Outdoor Adventure Play Area, brand new for 2014, is a must-stop destination for younger visitors, with a basket swing, climbing apparatus and a slide, with easy access to the toilet facilities, and only a stone’s throw away from the Tea Rooms. Summer is a favourite time for families.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (8 miles)
Romsey
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens A beautiful Arboretum-style garden to enjoy and explore, a site boasting a restaurant and tea rooms as well as a giant tree-house play-area for adventurers of all ages.
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden (8 miles)
Romsey
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden An abbey was built here in 1201 and you can still see some of its remains. Have a peek in the dark and atmospheric vaulted Cellarium! The house boasts an impressive art collection and the garden is home to the National Collection of Historic Roses!
Frankies Fun Factory (8 miles)
Romsey
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.
Paultons Family Theme Park (9 miles)
The New Forest
Paultons Family Theme Park Now open: Peppa Pig World! A fully themed attraction with 7 fun rides and an Indoor Play Area! 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!
Fun City (9 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.
The Forest of Bere (9 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.
Mobys Playcentre (9 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.
Go Bowling Fareham (9 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!
Team Sport Gosport (9 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.
Wacky Warehouse Vine Inn (10 miles)
Romsey
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.
New Forest Reptile Centre (10 miles)
Lyndhurst
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

Thanks for all the great things to do in Sholing 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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