If you know any other great things to do in South Ham 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 South Ham
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Crofton Beam Engines (4 miles)
Marlborough
Crofton Beam Engines Visit the oldest working steam engines in the world that are still performing the job they were built to do! Especially good on a steam day.
Kennet Horse Boat Company (4 miles)
Hungerford
Kennet Horse Boat Company - canal cruises offer an opportunity to do just that. Choose between the slow meandering of the motor barge and the sedate drifting of the horse drawn barge. Whichever takes your fancy, we can offer you a great day out.
Highclere Castle (8 miles)
Newbury
Highclere Castle Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks (9 miles)
Newbury
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks Peaceful and attractive riverside park with lots of green space for informal play plus equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors, zip slide and BMX track.
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido (9 miles)
Newbury
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido Indoor and outdoor (seasonal) pools, multi level adventure soft play area, sporting opportunities and sauna for mum.
Adventure Dolphin (9 miles)
Newbury
Adventure Dolphin Provides an a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities across West Berkshire primarily for the 13 to 19 year olds, but with children as young as 8 catered for.
Eddie Catz (9 miles)
Newbury
Eddie Catz One of the very best in indoor play, Eddie Catz is the place to bring your child to play, have a party, take a class or join a workshop or an event! Our fun, safe environment has something for every child to do.
Krazy Klub (11 miles)
Thatcham
Krazy Klub Soft play with kiddies' rock climbing wall, tube slide, adventure play, and toddlers' area with soft structure, to name but a few features. Everything is specifically designed to enhance motor neurone skills in the different age groups.
Finkley Down Farm Park (11 miles)
Andover
Finkley Down Farm Park A family run children's farm with all the character and creatures of a traditional farm plus indoor and outdoor play, pedal karts, trampolines, ride ons and more besides.
4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park (11 miles)
Headley
4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park is a farm park, petting farm, indoor soft play, outdoor play, nature park, wildlife encounters, adventure play, working farm, cafe, educational centre, rare breeds farm, adventure play, children’s birthday parties.
Charlton Lakeside (11 miles)
Andover
Charlton Lakeside Leisure Centre with pitch and putt, crazy golf, pedalos and outdoor activities for kids in the holidays.
The Nature Discovery Centre (11 miles)
Thatcham
The Nature Discovery Centre Set amid Thatcham Lake and reedbeds. Enjoy lakeside walks, feed the ducks and let off steam in our adventure playgrounds! Explore the interactive wildlife and natural history displays and games in our Centre and enjoy organic refreshments in our cafe.
Andover Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Andover
Andover Leisure Centre - the play structure is made up from 3 levels with a variety of fun features to include; 3 super slides, Sky Glide, 3 ball pools, cargo nets, ball cannon, spiders web, rope bridge, dark room, giant ball room and lots more.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust (11 miles)
Andover
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.
Andover Museum (11 miles)
Andover
Andover Museum 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 (11 miles)
Andover
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.
Thruxton Kart Centre (12 miles)
Andover
Thruxton Kart Centre Their 4bhp, 120cc Cadetkart, for 8-12 year olds, enables juniors to experience what real karting is like but with all the safety features you'd expect for children. These karts are fitted with adjustable seats, full wrap-around bodywork, double-adjustable pedals and variable electronic rev limiters.
Whitchurch Silk Mill (13 miles)
Whitchurch
Whitchurch Silk Mill Silk has been woven here since the 1820 to 1830s. The Mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. Interactive exhibits and hands on opportunities.
Silbury Hill (14 miles)
Marlborough
Silbury Hill Known as the English pyramid, this is the world's largest man made chalk deposit which does indeed rival the height of the pyramids. No access to hill itself but nice as a stop off if passing.
The Ridgeway National Trail (15 miles)
Avebury
The Ridgeway National Trail 85 miles (136km) recreation route that crosses or passes many important wildlife and archaeological sites, set in some of the most scenic landscape in the country. Explore ancient landscapes through woodland, downland and secluded valleys. Free to visit.
Avebury Stone Circle (15 miles)
Marlborough
Avebury Stone Circle One of Europe's largest pre-historic stone circles!
Bucklebury Farm Park (15 miles)
Reading
Bucklebury Farm Park A great family day out in the countryside with farm animals to meet and other activities to enjoy. Tractor and trailer ride included in entry fee. Free entry for kids under 2 years old.
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre (15 miles)
Marlborough
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre One of Wiltshire's largest facilities, PVRC has over 100 mounts and offers children's and family lessons, pony riding and pony club, plus scenic trail riding and livery services.
Alexander Keiller Museum (15 miles)
Avebury
Alexander Keiller Museum Significant prehistoric archaeological collections and informative displays on this World Heritage Site.
Stanton Park (15 miles)
Swindon
Stanton Park A local nature reserve and country park with a large lake and extensive woodland. A fairly wild sort place with natural features only, but a wonderful environment to explore, and free!
Cholderton Charlies Farm (15 miles)
Salisbury
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!
Museum of Army Flying (15 miles)
Stockbridge
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.
The Living Rainforest (15 miles)
Newbury
The Living Rainforest Discover the rainforest's wonders as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies and birds. An outdoor play area allows kids to let off steam, while adults can relax on the sun terrace with a cappuccino. All weather attraction with on site parking, cafe and shop.
Jungle Parc (16 miles)
Swindon
Jungle Parc Outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family in an exciting and safe environment! We have two courses, Adventurer Course for age 4+ and X-plorer Course for teens and adults. Activities include monkey bridges, super fast Zips, Rocket Launchers and cargo nets.
UK Wolf Conservation Trust (16 miles)
Reading
UK Wolf Conservation Trust A chance to walk with wolves and see them close up as you learn about these beautiful creatures. A number of Experience days on offer, including some especially designed for kids.
Jolly Roger Adventure (17 miles)
Swindon
Jolly Roger Adventure has got bouncy castles, and an amazing soft adventure play area with classics including ball pools, plus 'The Drop' slide: 31 ft long. And one of the biggest indoor astra slides in the country!
Park Farm Equestrian Centre (17 miles)
Basingstoke
Park Farm Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering riding and polo lessons for all ages plus private farmland hacks.
Museum of Computing (17 miles)
Swindon
Museum of Computing There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays. Collections on display range from vintage handheld video games and antique typewriters through to modern Robot Revolution exhibit with state of the art technology involved. Please note the limited opening hours.
Larkhill Space Station (17 miles)
Salisbury
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.
Farmer Gows Activity Farm (17 miles)
Faringdon
Farmer Gows Activity Farm Meet the Animals is held every day at 11 am and again at 2 pm, bottle and hand feeding of lambs and kids all year round, plus feeding the pigs and cattle, egg collecting, goat and ferret walking. A wonderful hands on experience and great fun.
Roves Farm Visitor Centre (17 miles)
Swindon
Roves Farm Visitor Centre A full programme of events throughout the day including: Meet and Feed the Animals, Free Tractor and Trailer Rides, Children's Craft Sessions, Animal Racing, 2 Acre Willow Maze and Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Play Areas. Themed weeks during school holidays.A great family day out, come rain or shine.
STEAM - Museum of the GWR (18 miles)
Swindon
STEAM - Museum of the GWR Follow the incredible story of the GWR through lots of imaginative displays and plenty of hands-on exhibits. Build a bridge and shunt wagons. Have a go at putting a locomotive together. Take a ride on our train-driving simulator.
Oasis Leisure Centre (18 miles)
Swindon
Oasis Leisure Centre Indoor Lagoon themed swimming pool with pirate ship play feature for under 8s, 3 giant water slide, wave machine, watercannon and hydroslide.
ATBShop Skate Warehouse (18 miles)
Swindon
ATBShop Skate Warehouse is an indoor skate park with a garden and shop. There are different sessions running throughout the day so make sure you check before travelling. There is also a garden area with a ramp and slacklining rig out the back.
Kidz About Adventure Play (18 miles)
Swindon
Kidz About Adventure Play Multi level play equipment up to 6.5m including enormous slides, plus sports areas, toddler zones and more. New feature: activity assault course Bouncy Castle!
Bonkers Indoor Play Centre (18 miles)
Bridlington
Bonkers Indoor Play Centre Offers a ball cannon arena firing foam balls, an aerial runway, balance beams, ball feeders, ball bogglers, ball lifters, a volcano, a wobbly seal plus many other items of interactive equipment, suitable for ALL ages.
Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park (18 miles)
Swindon
Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park Watch items being skillfully created and have a go yourself in an interactive craft village. Tropical butterfly house to explore plus a paddock full of friendly animals to meet including meerkats, otters, and farmyard favourites. Inventive indoor play area too.
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre (18 miles)
Swindon
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre is an interactive indoor play area within a craft village and adjacent to Butterfly World and a garden centre. Lots of activities for all ages within the play area and around it. Cannons, bogglers, ball feeders, lots to keep you entertained within a compact space.
The Ridge Climbing Wall (18 miles)
Swindon
The Ridge Climbing Wall Climbing for older kids with 4m bouldering wall and 9m roped wall, over 120 routes including features like crags and overhangs. Beginner and improver courses available plus youth climb club for experienced teens.
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating (18 miles)
Swindon
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating Comprising an ice rink, a 25 metre, deck level, pool, climbing facility, 5-a-side outdoor football pitches with floodlighting and a state of the art gym.
Manydown Family Fun (19 miles)
Basingstoke
Manydown Family Fun During the year we hold a serious of themed events - Easter Lambing, Summer Maize Maze, and October Pumpkin Carving We also have the very popular tractor and trailer ride, inflatables, animal handling, farmyard animals as well, adventure play, swings, sandpit, bale mountain, trampolines and loads more.
Laserquest Swindon (19 miles)
Swindon
Laserquest Swindon - is a game in which participants play a ‘StarWars’ style Lasergame. Players are awarded points for hits on their opponents, when hit a player is out of the game for a few seconds. With Scorecards detailing your score.
Space Play (19 miles)
Swindon
Space Play A great soft play area for children aged up to 9years, available for the older ones is a fantastic LaserQuest area!
Tenpin Swindon (19 miles)
Swindon
Tenpin Swindon is a bowling centre located in Shaw Ridge Leisure Park. We have 32 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Laser Quest Swindon (19 miles)
Swindon
Laser Quest Swindon With interactive laser tag arena and soft play facility this is a fantasy day trip for kids! Once you've warmed up exploring the climbing maze, head for the zero contact war zone and this time blast your way through!

Thanks for all the great things to do in South Ham 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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