Basingstoke Aquadrome (< 1 mile)
With pools, flumes, fully equipped clean family changing rooms, free parking, a lively fun atmosphere and cafe, this is a great day out for any active family.
JJ's World of Fun (< 1 mile)
JJ's World of Fun
2 multi level play areas full of features plus a dedicated toddler zone. Up to 14 years old in the evenings!
Milestones - Living History Museum (1 miles)
Milestones - Living History Museum
Imagine an open-air museum inside a massive modern building, a network of streets with shops, a village green and even a pub dating from Victorian times and the 1930s, it's fun: a surprise around every corner!
Planet Ice Basingstoke (1 miles)
Planet Ice Basingstoke
Great ice skating rink with open skating and family sessions, special children's sessions and birthday parties available.
Bowlplex Basingstoke (1 miles)
Pots To Doodle Do Pottery Studio (2 miles)
Pots To Doodle Do Pottery Studio
is a pottery painting studio for all ages and abilities. Fun with paints, sponges, stamps and stickers to create lovely personalised pottery.
Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre (2 miles)
Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre
Indoor play centre with multilevel play equipment with toddler and junior ship with cannon ball park, straight and spiral tubes, 4 lane astro slide, sky glide, spy holes and more. Activity panels and soft blocks for the little ones in a separate area.
Basing House (2 miles)
A historic adventure recreating the c16th with a museum, gift shop and battle reenactments!
Manydown Family Fun (2 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...
The Vyne (3 miles)
House and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the play area which is one of a kind!
Park Farm Equestrian Centre (4 miles)
Park Farm Equestrian Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering riding and polo lessons for all ages plus private farmland hacks.
Odiham Castle (6 miles)
One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Active Tots (6 miles)
Indoor play area for babies and toddlers up to their fourth birthday or 1 meter tall whichever comes soonest. Set in a rural converted barn. In-house country cafe with bibs, beakers etc.
Wellington Country Park (9 miles)
Wellington Country Park
350 acres of beautiful parklands surrounding a 35 acre lake, with numerous activities including adventure play areas, animal farm and petting barn (seasonal) sand pits, water play, miniature railway, enchanted forest, maze, crazy golf plus more besides! Family events held throughout the season too.
Curtis Museum (9 miles)
One of the finest local history collections in Hampshire, exploring 100 million years of history Displays include prehistoric tools, Roman pottery reconstruction, Saxon burials, the Battle of Alton 1643, the notorious tale of Sweet Fanny Adams and Hop picking and brewing.
High Sports Alton (9 miles)
High Sports Alton
Indoor Climbing Centre with opportunities for the smaller climber - ring for more details. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with children
Alton Sports Centre (9 miles)
Alton Sports Centre
Sports Centre with a 25m main pool, 12.5m teaching pool and a 9m diving pool including a 34 metre flume and 3 storey soft play facility for children aged up to 8 years.
The Pottery Cafe (10 miles)
The Pottery Cafe
Is a paint-your-own ceramic pottery, where you and the children can decorate our home made earthenware, or keep memories alive with baby footprints and children’s handprints on ceramic. Just off the A31 near Four Marks.
Active Monkeys Play and Party Centre (11 miles)
Whitchurch Silk Mill (11 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.
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.
UK Wolf Conservation Trust (11 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.
Amners Farm and Minature Railway (11 miles)
Amners Farm and Minature Railway
Visit the famous farm for the lambing weekends and have a truly unique experience! Ride the miniature railway and enjoy homemade refreshments!
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre (11 miles)
Cloud Stables (12 miles)
BHS approved lessons from toddler upward; plus Pony Mornings, Days, Weeks and Camps; and Tots' Trots.
The Mad House Play and Party World (12 miles)
The Mad House Play and Party World
The facilities include a main play frame complete with slides, ball pool, ball cannons and sports activity area. New management for 2014 so worth a revisit.
Birdworld (12 miles)
Birdpark and gardens covering 26 acres. Admission includes Underwater World and Jenny Wren Childrens Farm. Special penguin feeding times and animal encounters at the children's farm!
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line (12 miles)
REME Museum of Technology (12 miles)
REME Museum of Technology
Home of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers with lots of army related exhibitions and activities inside and out.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (12 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 an awesome zip wire.
Go Ape Alice Holt (12 miles)
Go Ape Alice Holt
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.
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park (12 miles)
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park
There's so much to do! You can walk, cycle, play or just have a picnic in these lovely woods. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in our cafe and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest.
California Country Park (12 miles)
California Country Park
In the summer a great big paddling pool is opened up, there is a large adventure play area, great nature walks and the California Dreaming Cafe, plus occasional events such as guided mini beasting.
Ignition Racing (12 miles)
Race Car simulation centre with 12 individual racing pods, using professional race simulation software to create simulated racing events for 1 to 12 drivers over the age of 11.
Run-About (12 miles)
Indoor activity centre with 3 level play frame for under 10s plus smaller separate 2 level play frame for toddlers.
Laser-Run (12 miles)
Laser Rifle Battle Arena for over 6s to charge about with Laser guns and see who can dodge the most shots.
The Nature Discovery Centre (13 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 café.
Highclere Castle (13 miles)
Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
Bucklebury Farm Park (13 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.
Archies Launch Pad (13 miles)
Archies Launch Pad
Huge multi level outer space themed adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features one expects and a few surprises. Dedicated toddler zone.
Ceramics Cafe (13 miles)
offers you the opportunity to create something that is uniquely yours. Starting with a plain white bisque shape, you paint on your design using ceramic underglazes, we fire it for you in the kiln
Krazy Klub (13 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.
Stay And Play (13 miles)
Stay And Play
Multi storey adventure soft play mainframe with all the classic features like astra slides and cargo nets clambers, plus a few surprises!
Eddie Catz (14 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.
Reading Climbing Centre (14 miles)
Reading Climbing Centre
is a superb climbing facility just outside Reading town centre. We cater for children and families from 5 years and up. Our key sessions include Birthday Parties, Kids’ Casual Sessions and our Kids’ progressive Climbing Scheme.
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre (14 miles)
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre offers canoeing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding dragon boating and raft building. Instructional and supervised activity sessions available to participants aged 8 and above.
Adventure Dolphin (14 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.
Wizzy World (14 miles)
Multi level adventure climbing structure with huge slides and all the classic features, plus a dedicated under 3 zone.
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (14 miles)
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
The museum's 2000 objects include an exciting collection of Egyptian antiquities, including a funeral boat and a mummified cat's head! They also have exciting family events running during school holidays.
Museum of English Rural Life (14 miles)
Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside
Thanks for all the great things to do in Basingstoke 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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