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 Leave modern life behind and experience the leisurely travel of yesteryear along one of England’s finest canals. Open between Easter and September. Public trips and self drive day hire options available.
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.
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 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!
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.
Royal Berkshire Show September 2015 (12 miles)
Hermitage
Royal Berkshire Show September 2015 is a hands-on countryside adventure for all the family. You can make bread, ride a skateboard, drive a tractor and get close to thousands of animals! Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2015.
Thruxton Kart Centre (12 miles)
Andover
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.
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.
Bucklebury Farm Park (15 miles)
Reading
Bucklebury Farm Park A great family day out in the countryside with farm animals to meet, Pat a Pet area and other activities to enjoy. Tractor and trailer ride included in entry fee. Free entry for kids under 2 years old.
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 Visit the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world! Alexander Keiller Museum is based nearby and is full of fascinating facts about the area, plus loads of great interactive kids’ activities. Avebury Manor and Gardens also close. Fantastic family day.
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.
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!
Stonehenge Golf Centre (17 miles)
Salisbury
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.
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 with a fantastic new ball juggler feature!
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 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.
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.
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.
Stonehenge (18 miles)
Amesbury
Stonehenge 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!
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 Kids farm with petting farm, crazy golf, jumping pillows and more. During the year there are a series of themed events. We also have a tractor and trailer ride, crazy golf, inflatables, animal handling, farmyard animals as well, loads of adventure play, swings, sandpit, bale mountain, trampolines.
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.
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.
Space Play (19 miles)
Swindon
Space Play A great, space themed soft play area for children aged up to 7 years. Based inside LaserQuest Swindon, so there’s something to amuse the older kids too! Accompanying adults get into Spaceplay for free.
Churchill Playzone (19 miles)
Swindon
Churchill Playzone Soft play at the Churchill, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining.

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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