Family Days Out

Discover family days out, exciting places to explore and kids activities to enjoy close to Wallops Wood in Hampshire, and explore ideas for other things to do.

Alice Holt Forest

Farnham (25 miles)

Enjoy an exciting day out with Go Ape treetop adventures, many trails and exciting play areas to discover. Cycle hire available (including electric bikes).

Alpaca Experience

Droxford (3 miles)

This is an amazing experience for the whole family. Discounts for 2 or more and children 7 years old and above are welcome. Booking essential.

Alpine Snowsports Centre

Southampton (26 miles)

You don’t even need to ski or snowboard to enjoy family days out at this 150-acre outdoor sports centre where you can whizz down the slopes on an inflatable donut!


Farnham (28 miles)

Nestled within the Alice Holt Forest, with a 26-acre park, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country. It is home to hundreds of unusual birds, a farm, aquarium and garden centre, so there’s plenty to keep everyone happy for a full day.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Southsea (17 miles)

Meet the sharks, rays, tropical and native fish, amphibians, reptiles, otters and crustaceans. Located on Clarence Esplanade with views of the Solent, and the aquarium’s outdoor Blue Reef Beach Club with a sandy beach and splash play area.

Delta Force Paintball

Southampton (22 miles)

Visit this stunning base camp for unforgettable family days out with seven game zones including a medieval castle and a genuine London double-decker bus. All equipment is provided, including combat suit and full-head helmet with fog-free lens. are all provided.

Fareham Leisure Centre

Fareham (10 miles)

Offering a state-of-the-art gym, and two swimming pools offering a huge range of aquatic activities. Indoor splash pad and a soft play area for children, as well as a fun Top Rock climbing area. 

Flip Out

Portsmouth (14 miles)

Bounce at the largest and most popular trampoline park on the South Coast, including trampolines, a soft play area, airbags, slamball, a kids arena and party rooms for birthday parties. Flip Out caters for all ages and abilities.

Go Ape

Southampton (14 miles)

Enjoy an adventurous day out tucked away in 440 acres of beautiful woodland within the Itchen Valley Country Park. This award-winning adventure park boasts some of the fastest zip wires in the South.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth (14 miles)

Explore this fantastic attraction with many interactive displays and physical challenges at Action Stations, and home to Nelson’s HMS Victory, The Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior, and enjoy a Portsmouth Harbour tour.

Hollycombe Working Steam Museum

Liphook (20 miles)

Britain’s largest collection of working steam offers all the fun of a traditional steam funfair. Ride on a small steam train and see how steam power transformed transport, farming and estate management. Dogs permitted.


Chandlers Ford (21 miles)

A family run indoor play area with a 7 metre, 4 lane, astro glide, a fast spiral slide, and football and shooting galleries, this soft play centre has something to suit ages up to 12 years old.

Longdown Activity Farm

Ashurst (26 miles)

Bottle-feed the kid goats and calves, feed the ducks, meet the pigs and cuddle the baby rabbits, chicks or even piglet. Join the daily schedule of activities looking after the animals. No dogs permitted, but free lockable kennels are available in the car park.

Manor Farm and Country Park

Hedge End (13 miles)

Costumed characters bring the Victorian farm to life, from traditional farm machinery at work to what’s cooking in the farmhouse kitchen, as well as meeting the animals. Enjoy family days out set in the 400-acre park, with woodland and riverside walks.

Marwell Adventure Barn

Owslebury (11 miles)

Children can play safely, whatever the weather, in this indoor soft play centre and outdoor adventure zone for children up to 10 years of age. A dedicated area for small children includes a bouncy castle and ball pit, with a separate soft area for infants under 18 months.

Marwell Zoo

Owslebury (11 miles)

Visit this stunning zoo set in a 140-acre park, with play areas, café and free road train. Enjoy getting close to over 180 exotic and endangered species: from ring-tailed coatis to majestic giraffes, endangered tigers to frilled lizards, curious meerkats to pygmy hippos.

New Forest Wildlife Park

New Forest (34 miles)

Explore this Hampshire attraction; watch the otters splash and play, walk with the wallabies, spot the lynx and learn about conservation. Children love exploring the adventure playgrounds and meeting the animals including deer, giant otters and grey wolves!

Petersfield Open Air Swimming Pool

Petersfield (11 miles)

Discover this delightul lido in the heart of Petersfield with old-fashioned turnstile, and brightly coloured changing room doors. Green hedges and fences surround the pool providing a secluded, tranquil setting. Open April to September and heated to 27ºC.


Portsmouth (14miles)

The South Coast’s biggest indoor adventure play area suitable for all ages over 5 years old in the main play area, and a dedicated mini Playzone for younger children. Huge slides, rope walkways, fireman’s poles and tumble towers are just some of the activities to enjoy.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Horndean (8 miles)

A large country park in the South Downs National Park and only a 15 minute drive from Wallops Wood. Open access woodland and downland including Butser Hill (886 ft), the highest point on the South Downs. Walking and mountain biking trails, visitor centre, cafe and shop.

Red Spider Indoor Climbing

Fareham (12 miles)

An awesome bouldering centre with 1200m² of climbing to be enjoyed. The Kids Castle and Pirate Ship is a great play area, filled with tunnels, slides and small climbing walls. Onsite shop and café, and a dedicated training area and changing rooms.

Rock Up

Whiteley (15 miles)

Choose from 26 incredible fun climbing walls towering over 8m with multiple routes to their peaks and all of varying levels. Rock Up the Twister, climb the Stairway to Heaven, or set a new record on the Speed Climb and more. Great for all ages & abilities.

SeaCity Museum

Southampton (19 miles)

Learn about the fated Titanic, the Pilgrim Fathers’ departure on the Mayflower and the cruise ships which depart here. Discover the stories of the thousands of people who arrived in Britain and left her shores from its docks through an interactive experience.

Spinnaker Tower

Portsmouth (13 miles)

Marvel at the 360° vista of Portsmouth Harbour, home to the Royal Navy, from the first viewing deck. On a clear day you can see up to 23 miles, from the sandy beaches of the Witterings to the New Forest and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

Staunton Country Park

Havant (11 miles)

Visit the farm and see the animals, explore the acres of ancient woodland and landscaped parkland by following one of the three walking routes through the park. Discover the giant Amazon water lily in the Victorian glasshouse, and the gothic barn which is home to a soft play area and climbing frame.

Taro Leisure Centre

Petersfield (13 miles)

Enjoy family days out over a wide range of activities including a gym, two swimming pools, 60m flume and vortex, fitness classes and five-a-side football, basketball and badminton in the sports hall. Or relax in the sauna and steam room. Children love to explore the soft play area for under 8 year olds. Café and shop.

Watercress Line

Alresford / Alton (16 miles)

Experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam travel along the 10 mile track between Alton and Alresford. Fares give you all day travel, so you can visit all four heritage stations with period charm. There is disabled access and dogs are welcome. Booking is advised, particularly for Special Days.

Winchester Leisure Centre

Winchester (13 miles)

Visit this huge leisure centre featuring a swimming and teaching pools, fitness suite, exercise studios, hydrotherapy suite, climbing wall, sports hall, squash courts, café, outdoor terrace and beauty salon.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester (13 miles)

Discover the South of England’s interactive science and technology centre with 100 hands-on science exhibits and the UK’s largest digital 360° planetarium.

YMCA at Fairthorne Manor

Curdridge (12 miles)

Experience this outdoor activity venue set within 94 acres of Hampshire countryside including woodlands, a lake, and access to the River Hamble. Family activities include den building and raft building. Booking essential.