Family Friendly Days Out

With the school holidays over, now’s the time for families with pre-school age children to visit Wallops Wood! There’s still plenty going on and lots to do in the area if you have young children. Here’s a selection of some of the local attractions for a family day out.

Don’t forget to check online beforehand to pre-book and check opening hours.

Paultons Park
Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park is hugely popular, and just a short drive from Wallops Wood. The park has 70 exciting rides and attractions, set within 140 acres of beautiful parkland in the Hampshire countryside. Peppa Pig World has 9 fun Peppa-themed rides, great for an action packed family day out.
Find out more on the Paultons Park website.

Peppa Pig World
Peppa Pig World

Marwell Zoo
Another popular family friendly day out close to Wallops Wood is Marwell Zoo. With hundreds of animals including giraffes and penguins, a train, adventure playgrounds and daily animal feeds, there’s plenty to occupy the whole family.
Find out more on the Marwell Zoo website.

Lemur at Marwell Zoo
Lemur at Marwell Zoo

Bluereef Aquarium
Bluereef Aquarium is located in Southsea with lots of fascinating sea life. From sharks to clownfish, jellyfish to otters, there’s plenty to see. Take in the colourful and exotic inhabitants of the coral reef in our spectacular underwater tunnel and come face to face with the wonders of the aquatic world. An educational day out for the whole family!
Find out more on the Blue Reef website.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Experience the view from Emirates Spinnaker Tower – a 170-metre icon of the South Coast and Britain’s best viewing tower. The view decks provide a great introduction to the surrounding area, offering a unique bird’s eye view of Portsmouth, the Solent, across to the Isle of Wight and the surrounding area.
Find out more on the Spinnaker Tower website.

Tropical Fish at Blue Reef Aquarium
Tropical Fish at Blue Reef Aquarium

More family friendly days out can be found on our previous blog Houses, Gardens & Museums to visit in Hampshire and the Visit Hampshire website.

There are more ideas for days out at the beach on our post Fun at the Seaside.

Image of children playing: Meritt Thomas on Unsplash