Crofton Beam Engines (4 miles)
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)
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)
Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks (9 miles)
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)
Adventure Dolphin (9 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Leisure Centre with pitch and putt, crazy golf, pedalos and outdoor activities for kids in the holidays.
The Nature Discovery Centre (11 miles)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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.
Swindon Karting Formula 1 (15 miles)
Swindon Karting Formula 1
Here children from as young as 5 years of age can enjoy the thrill of driving petrol karts with speeds starting from approx 20mph. The 550m indoor track can give the whole family a fun filled day with Mums and Dads being able to join in.
Avebury Stone Circle (15 miles)
Bucklebury Farm Park (15 miles)
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)
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)
Alexander Keiller Museum
Significant prehistoric archaeological collections and informative displays on this World Heritage Site.
Stanton Park (15 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre (18 miles)
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)
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)
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)
Manydown Family Fun
During the summer months we have the A-maizing Maize Maze! This year the theme is Owls... so it is bound to be a hoot!
New for the 2014 season is the jumping pillow, and extended adventure play.
We also have the very popular tractor and trailer ride, inflatables, animal handling, and farmyard animals as...
Laserquest Swindon (19 miles)
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)
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)
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.
Churchill Playzone (19 miles)
Soft play at the Churchill, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining.
Stonehenge (19 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!
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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