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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 460 fun things to do in Freshwater for you and the family to discover, including tourist attractions, museums and art galleries and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 265 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Freshwater 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 Freshwater 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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West Wight Sports Centre

  • Freshwater
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

At West Wight Sports Centre there's a warm and welcoming 12m learner pool for kids and beginners, plus an excellent 25m 6 lane swimming pool with the...

Island Planetarium

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Island Planetarium is a great place to have a cosmic time with the kids and stimulate your imagination as you travel on a fascinating journey through...

Fort Victoria Model Railway

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Fort Victoria Model Railway is colourful and fun and great for kids who love trains and those that enjoy novelty. The layouts are extensive and prett...

Sunken Secrets

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Underwater Archaeology Centre now known as Sunken Secrets is one of Fort Victoria's principle attractions, with intriguing exhibits and fascinati...

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  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Inside the unassuming sounding Fort Victoria is a family adventure waiting to happen, hiding a top Reptilarium, exhibition and an amazing Model Railw...

Yarmouth Castle

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Yarmouth Castle is a lovely little Tudor castle, set in a beautiful seaside town, with stunning views over the Solent available from this 16th centur...

Needles Park Sand Cliffs

  • Alum Bay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Needles Park is the Isle of Wight's most popular visitor attraction and happily overlooks the Island's most famous landmark, The Needles Rocks an...

The Needles Old Battery

  • Alum Bay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Old Battery has a fascinating military history which is brought to life in a child-friendly way using cartoon displays by Geoff Campion, leading...



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Tapnell Farm Park

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Fancy awesome all-weather entertainment and cuddly animals to the backdrop of stunning Isle of Wight scenery? Visit Tapnell Farm Park for a full day...

Chessell Pottery Barns

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

There’s no need to be an artist at Chessell Pottery Barns; simply cover yourself in colour and let those creative juices flow! Your design in wholly...

Milford-on-sea Beach

  • Lymington
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This picturesque pebble beach is lined with colourful beach houses, making Milford-on-Sea a great beach location for a day of exploring.  Bring along...

The New Forest Paddle Sport Company

  • Milford on Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The New Forest Paddle Sport Company The New Forest Paddle Sport Company is based in the beautiful village of Milford on Sea. We offer you the chance...

West Wight Alpacas

  • Wellow
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come along to West Wight Alpacas and enjoy a close encounter with these lovable animals. They adore these animals so much and they are sure you will...

Lymington Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Lymington
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do you know any salty sea dogs? Young or old will do on the Lymington Treasure Hunt Trail, where code cracking is  far more important than the usual...

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...

Lymington Sea Water Baths

  • Lymington
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

If you’re a family of water babies that long to get out of the pool then Lymington Sea Water Baths has everything you need for an action-packed day!...

St Barbe Museum and Gallery

  • Lymington
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover intriguing local history at St Barbe Museum and Gallery. Learn about how historical events shaped this coastal region and do so through plen...

Goodall's Strawberries

  • Lymington
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Get ready for a delicious family day out in the world of strawberries! Goodall's Strawberries is a wonderful PYO farm in Lymington with over 100 year...

Newton Old Town Hall

  • Newtown
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Newton Old Town Hall can be found tucked away in a tiny hamlet near the National Nature Reserve, and is the only remaining evidence of the former imp...

Brighstone Village Museum

  • Brighstone
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

You'll find the museum connected to the Brighstone Community Library, surrounded by pretty thatched cottages. The Brighstone Village Museum is run by...

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