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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cowes

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 541 fun things to do in Cowes for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 328 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Cowes day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Cowes with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Cowes Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Cowes
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who fancies having a crack at the Cowes Mystery Treasure Trail? It’s a code busting, riddle-packed tour of the town which gets the whole family worki...

Classic Boat Museum Cowes

  • East Cowes
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Classic Boat Museum Cowes is a great place to take the kids in any weather. There is a great selection (more than 50!) of power boats, sailing boats,...

Isle of Wight Ghost Experience

  • Cowes
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Isle of Wight Ghost Experience are immersive guided ghost tours that last around an hour an a half, featuring grisly local history tales and costumed...

Osborne House

  • East Cowes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Children will love the Swiss Chalet at Osborne House where the princes and princesses learnt the skills of household management, while for grown-ups...

TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport

  • Gosport
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

If you’re looking for a thrill, then TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport packs an almighty punch that will have you and your kids racing to come back, e...

Beaulieu

  • Brockenhurst
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Make like royalty deep in the heart of the New Forest;  Beaulieu is an award-winning day out packed with motors and a magnificent Palace House. Get s...

Lepe Beach

  • Exbury
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a pebbled beach in Hampshire? We’ve got you covered! Head down to Lepe Beach, which is also an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and on...

Calshot Beach

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Calshot Beach in Hampshire, a mile long shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers to splash about in the water.  Don’t forget to...



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  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

JR Zone is the Island's top indoor adventure play zone for all ages with stimulating toddler section, thrilling gigantic 3 level play zone, with 4 La...

Rock Up Whitley

  • Whiteley
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Rock Up Whiteley is a thrilling indoor climbing adventure which is guaranteed to get the whole family scaling the heights. With 26 epic ascents and o...

Calshot Activities Centre

  • Southampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Calshot Activities Centre is one of the largest Outdoor Adventure Centres in the UK and its glorious setting gives immediate access to the country's...

Butterfly and Fountain World

  • Wootton Bridge
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The charming Butterfly and Fountain World provides kids with the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment! I...

Monkey Haven

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Owl and Monkey Haven provides a relaxed environment to a number of primates and birds of prey, mainly owls, that were in desperate need of care and a...

Cineworld Newport - Isle of Wight

  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the world of classic movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Newport - Isle of Wight. Share the magic of the big...

Hill Head Beach

  • Fareham
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little water babies? Head down to Hill Head Beach in Hampshire, a great shingle beach that’s perfect for a paddle in the sea or even just a splas...

Newport Roman Villa

  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Newport Roman Villa is fondly known by historians as a '1,700 year old country pile'! Discovered in 1926 by a man innocently digging a hole, further...

Solent Breezes Beach

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a shingle beach in Hampshire? Head down to Solent Breezes Beach, a great shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers.  There's some...

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

  • Exbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway is a fun place for all the family. Take a stroll through 200 acres of beautiful woodland garden, full of unusual pla...

Lee-on-Solent Beach

  • Lee-on-the-Solent
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great shingle beach in Hampshire? Look no further than Lee-on-Solent, water babies will love going for a paddle in the sea, plus there’...

Carisbrooke Castle

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Carisbrooke Castle, famous for its donkeys and as a royal prison to Charles I and now the location of the stunning new Edwardian-style Princess Beatr...

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