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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Basingstoke

Get Inspired for your next family day out in Basingstoke with our list of fun things to do, the city has everything from history and education to water fun and more!

Let’s start with a trip back to Victorian times at Milestones Museum; it’s a magical place where the past comes to life with cobbled streets, shops, pubs and costumed characters. It's’ definitely not your usual day out with the kids. 

 

Love water play? Well, at Basingstoke Aquadrome you can enjoy a splash-tastic time any time of the year. Pools, slides and everything nice - it’s all indoor! For more indoor action head to Flip Out Basingstoke and discover the joys of trampolining. 

 

If you’re into big family days out of exploration in stunning locations, the one place you must visit in Basingstoke is The Vyne. Your whole gang will enjoy discovering the beautiful gardens but the kids will especially love The Hidden Realm play area, that’s for sure!

 

Fancy exploring what’s to do near Basingstoke and a bit further? Check out these 15 places to visit in Hampshire, as recommended by our trusted explorer Kara, mum of six. Here are the Hampshire school holiday dates to help you with your planning.

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Flip Out Basingstoke

Flip Out Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Kids will jump at the chance to visit Flip Out Basingstoke. Let your little one bounce, flip and make friends at a trampoline park perfect for advent...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Love going to watch the latest film? Jump into movie magic at Vue Basingstoke, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action films to h...

Studio of Ceramics Cafe Basingstoke

Ceramics Cafe Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

It must be noted that whilst a lovely place theCeramics Cafe Basingstoke isonly open on Saturdays and seats only 20 painters, but it's well worth wai...

Kids playing at JJs World of Fun in Basingstoke

JJs World of Fun

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

JJs World of Fun lays claim to the region's premier children's play and party venue, with one of the largest play frames in the UK along with a 140 s...

Seniors at Milestones - Living History Museum in Basingstoke

Milestones Museum

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Turn back the clock and step onto the cobbled streets of Milestones Museum. Shops, buildings, a village green and even a pub from the Victorian era h...

Indoor soft play frame at Fun House Basingstoke

Fun House Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun House Basingstoke has a whopping 4 floors of adventure play equipment the kids will be bound to find their favourites in there somewhere: ball pi...

Mum and son having fun at trampoline park

Atmosphere Trampoline Park

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Head out to Basingstoke’s bounciest attractions - Atmosphere Trampoline Park, let loose and have fun trampolining with the kids. It’s a great activit...

Boy on water slide at Basingstoke Aquadrome

Basingstoke Aquadrome

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Get fit as a family at Basingstoke Aquadrome. All children love the water, however swimming up and down can get a little bit boring for them! Add in...

Ice skaters perform at Planet Ice Basingstoke

Planet Ice Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Planet Ice Basingstoke is a great ice skating rink ideal for families with open skating and family sessions, plus special children's sessions, birthd...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Calling all film buffs! Find the latest releases, as well as a few golden oldies, ready and waiting to light up the big screen at ODEON Basingstoke....

Soft play frame and seating area at Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre in Basingstoke

Playdays Indoor Playcentre

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Come and enjoy the pirate ship themed play equipment at Playdays Indoor Playcentre with lots to do for your little ones. They have a 4 lane astro sli...

Kid flying at iFLY Indoor Skydiving

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Indoor Skydiving

Soar like a real-life space pilot at iFLY Indoor Skydiving Basingstoke. Their high-tech wind tunnel is a little look at the future, as well as being...

A girl bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Basingstoke

Hollywood Bowl Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Bowling is a great way to get the whole gang together, so see how many strikes you can score at Hollywood Bowl Basingstoke. Begin by picking out a fu...

Cannon at Basing House in Basingstoke

Basing House

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Basing House and Visitor Centre is a nationally important historical site with some amazing stories to discover! It dates from the Norman period, was...

Mini golf course at Basingstoke Golf Centre

Basingstoke Golf Centre

  • Basingstoke
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Basingstoke Golf Centre offers 9 holes of miniature golfing course with excellent landscaping and scenic surrounds, every bit the proper game in mini...

Finished crafts at Pots To Doodle Do Pottery Studio in Basingstoke

Pots To Doodle Do Pottery Studio

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Pots to Doodle Do Pottery Painting Studio Kids and adults can enjoy creating pottery with paints, sponges, stickers and more in a fun, relaxed atmosp...

Outside view of The Vyne in Basingstoke

The Vyne

  • Basingstoke
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Vyne is a National Trust managed property with a house and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the...

Kids outdoor play area at Active Tots in Reading

Active Tots

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Active Tots, located within a converted barn set in wonderful rural surroundings, is a warm and friendly haven for pre-school children and their pare...

Outside view of Odiham Castle

Odiham Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Odiham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Odiham Castle  is known locally as King John's Castle Odiham Castle is located within a tranquil site adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The flint ru...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Odiham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Odiham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ahoy there! Today your pirate hat is going to have to double up as a thinking cap, as the Odiham Treasure Hunt Trail demands code cracking, clue bust...

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