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Things To Do & Days Out near Basingstoke
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Basingstoke Aquadrome (< 1 mile)
Basingstoke Aquadrome 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.
JJs World of Fun (< 1 mile)
JJs World of Fun 2 multi level play areas full of features plus a dedicated toddler zone. Plus they welcome up to 14 years old in the evenings when they play laser tag in the play frame! Cool!
Ceramics Cafe (< 1 mile)
Ceramics Cafe A Saturday treat for all ages and abilities: come and make a personal masterpiece from the wonderfully white ready made items and the wonderfully colourful range of art materials! Booking advised.
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)
Bowlplex Basingstoke Family friendly tenpin bowling with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids, plus an under 5s' soft play facility and a video arcade as alternatives or add ons for older and younger. Bring everybody!
Fun House Basingstoke (1 miles)
Fun House Basingstoke A terrific 4 floors of adventure climbing maze packed full of features, plus laser tag, comfy cafe and loads of party packages including disco option! Dare you tackle the 25ft drop slide?...
Basingstoke Golf Centre (2 miles)
Basingstoke Golf Centre Very much real golf in miniature, this course is great for older types and those who enjoy the game itself. With loads of scope for progression on the driving range and more.
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.
Jump Factory (2 miles)
Jump Factory is Basingstoke’s first trampoline park! We offer over 80 trampolines, Walk The Wall, Airbag, Basketball / Dodgeball courts and 3 Half Pipes. We have a mezzanine cafe which has a superb view over the whole park.
Basing House (2 miles)
Basing House Nationally important historical site with some amazing stories to uncover. Visitor centre, museum, house, and great barn to explore, plus stately walled garden. Models, audiovisuals, and displays take you on an historic adventure! Open between March and October.
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.
Manydown Family Fun (2 miles)
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.
The Vyne (3 miles)
The Vyne 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. You start with an assessment ride then they move you on to a Beginners' or Refreshers' Course. Simples!
Odiham Castle (6 miles)
Odiham Castle One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Active Tots (6 miles)
Active Tots 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.
Unique Outdoors Reading (9 miles)
Unique Outdoors Reading Outdoor activities including woodland laser combat, archery, high ropes, climbing, Powerfan, survival skills, zorbing and Segways. Birthday parties, get togethers, family outings, groups and individuals.
Curtis Museum (9 miles)
Curtis Museum Family friendly museum that has plenty to engage the kids, and is free to visit! Trails to follow, costumes to dress up in, plus loads to see in the displays. Great programme of family activities throughout the year.
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.
Active Monkeys Play and Party Centre (11 miles)
Active Monkeys Play and Party Centre 4 tiered play frame and separate baby area at this indoor play centre.
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.
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre (11 miles)
Burley Lodge Equestrian Centre BHS approved centre offering lessons from 4 years, plus hacks, dressage, jump work and cross country riding available. Newly surfaced, floodlit school!
Cloud Stables (12 miles)
Cloud Stables BHS approved lessons from toddler upward; plus Pony Mornings, Days, Weeks and Camps; and Tots' Trots. Horsey goodness for all!
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)
Birdworld 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)
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line Experience the golden age of steam travel and let off steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside at this living history steam railway! Special events for families throughout the year.
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.
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 The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
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 in the ancient bog and woodland replete with natural wildlife!
Ignition Racing (12 miles)
Ignition Racing 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)
Run-About 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 Run Laser Rifle Battle Arena for over 6s to charge about with Laser guns and play zero contact war games. Grown ups can play too so why not team up as a family and win some missions!
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 cafe.
Bucklebury Farm Park (13 miles)
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.
Highclere Castle (13 miles)
Highclere Castle Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition! Great for exploring with the kids.
The Farnham Mystery Treasure Trail (13 miles)
The Farnham Mystery Treasure Trail Get out with the kids and solve a mystery - with clues around the town and in the castle you’ll have a great adventure on this detective themed Trail!
Ceramics Cafe (13 miles)
Ceramics Cafe offers a large and welcoming artistic set up where folk of all ages and abilities can come make a masterpiece or a gift with their own personal touch. Loads of fun!
Krazy Klub (13 miles)
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. Now an MFA Bowl with soft play zone.
Stay And Play (13 miles)
Stay And Play Multi storey adventure soft play mainframe with all the classic features like racing astra slide and cargo nets clambers, plus mini play zone for the small folk and children's parties on offer too!
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre (13 miles)
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.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading (13 miles)
TeamSport Indoor Karting Reading This 450m indoor karting circuit for kids and family karting is the ideal location if you’re looking for action packed fun. Our kids and adult karts can head out on track together – will you let the kids win?
Eddie Catz (14 miles)
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.
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.
North Downs Way National Trail (14 miles)
North Downs Way National Trail A 153 mile (246km) National walking Trail offering some of the finest scenery in South East England. Watch ferries cross the channel, discover churches, abbeys and castles, visit beautiful villages and more. A number of circular walks available.
Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe (14 miles)
Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe A bright, vibrant and friendly pottery painting studio coupled with a top class coffee shop and cafe.
TeamSport Farnborough (14 miles)
TeamSport Farnborough is an opportunity to get in touch with your inner racing driver. Zip around the indoor track and see who comes first!