Family Days Out

Alpaca Experience

(3.2 miles)
Enjoy an alpaca walking experience just down the road form Wallops Wood!
This is an amazing experience for the whole family. Contact Meon Valley Alpacas direct to book your walking experience with the owner. Booking essential.

Alpacas in the Meon Valley just doen the road form Wallops Wood

Alpine Snowsports Centre


Fancy a day on the slopes without a flight to the Alps? You don't even need to ski or snowboard to enjoy the 150-acre outdoor sports centre where you can whizz down the slopes on an inflatable donut!


(32 miles)

As well as the 25m pool, this is one of the largest flume attractions in the country with three large flumes, rushing rapids, interactive water features for toddlers, spa pool and a baby beach.


(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

(17 miles)

There are sharks, rays, tropical and native fish as well as amphibians, reptiles, otters and crustaceans to see, regular talks and feeding displays. Located on Clarence Esplanade with views of the Solent, don't forget to bring a towel, bucket and spade to make the most of the aquarium's outdoor Blue Reef Beach Club with sandy beach and splash play area.

Calshot Activities Centre

(39 miles)

One of the largest outdoor adventure centres in Britain with dry slope skiing, a climbing wall, velodrome cycling and watersports. Multi activity days or half days can be booked in the school holidays so children can experience different activities. There are also No Limits days which aim to make every activity accessible for disabled children and their siblings.

Delta Force Paintball

(22 miles)

A stunning base camp with seven game zones including a medieval castle and a genuine London double-decker bus. Lots of fun for all the family.

Finkley Down Farm

(30 miles)

With a huge play barn, go carts and trampolines, construction zone, den building and pony rides. You can also meet all the animals at this award-winning farm.

Flip Out

(14 miles)

The largest and most popular trampoline park on the South Coast, Flip Out caters for all ages and abilities.

Go Ape

(14 miles)

Tucked away in 440 acres of beautiful woodland, the Itchen Valley Country Park is the perfect local for an adventurous day out. This award-winning adventure park boasts some of the highest platforms and quickest zip wires in the South. Guests of Wallops Wood can enjoy a discount of 10% when they book. Code is only available for our Wallops Wood Cottages guests, please ask Emma for the code when you book or when you arrive.

Hawk Conservancy Trust

(34 miles)

There are over 150 birds of prey, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles. Watch daily flying demonstrations, feeding sessions and fascinating keepers' talks.

Historic Dockyard

(14 miles)

Home to Nelson's HMS Victory, HMS Warrior - the first iron-hulled armoured warship, HMS Alliance submarine museum, Royal Marines Museum, Explosion - the museum of naval firepower and the Mary Rose Museum in its stunning new building as well as harbour tours and Action Stations with interactive displays and physical challenges. Book online and save 20% on ticket prices. Recently opened is Boathouse 4 where boat building and heritage skills courses are taught, while upstairs is a new brasserie with stunning views across Portsmouth Harbour. Also new in 2015, HMS M.33, one of the last remaining warships from World War I.

Hollycombe Working Steam Museum

(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 on leads permitted.

Ifly Indoor Skydiving

(35 miles)

Always wondered how it would feel to skydive but don't want to commit to booking a flight on a small plane? Well how about having a go indoors. This incredible centre also offers indoor climbing and the chance to try surfing without getting wet.


Chandlers Ford
(21 miles)

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 0-12 year olds.


(50 miles)

A theme park for 2-12 year olds, with over 55 interactive rides. There are live shows, building workshops, driving schools, a splash-park and lots of lego. Closed November to mid-March. Some wheelchair accessible rides.

Longdown Activity Farm

(26 miles)

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

Manor Farm and Country Park

Hedge End
(13 miles)

Location for the filming of BBC's Wartime Farm series, Manor Farm has been a working farm for over 600 years. Today 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. Set in 400-acre park, with woodland and riverside walks. Open year-round.

Marwell Adventure Barn

(11 miles)

Part of Marwell Activity Centre, a great indoor adventure playground where children can play safely, whatever the weather.

Marwell Outdoor Activity Centre

(11 miles)

One of the South's leading activity centres delivering activities such as quad biking, archery, laser tag and canoeing in a safe environment.

Marwell Zoo

(11 miles)

Set in a 140-acre park, with play areas, café and free road train, Marwell Zoo offers the chance to get 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. Open year-round.

Milestones Museum

(35 miles)

Step back in time with cobbled street scenes, post office, sweet shop, pub, penny arcade and vintage vehicles for a fully immersive day out and all inside so perfect for a rainy day. Look out for excellent family activities and exhibitions.

National Motor Museum

(40 miles)

Home to hundreds of historic vehicles from Bluebird to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and a collection of vehicles made for the TV show 'Top Gear'. Beaulieu is still home to the Montagu family who have lived here since 1538. You can also visit the Cistercian Abbey founded in 1204 on land given to them by King John and also get a bird's eye view of the estate from the monorail, which goes through the museum.

New Forest Wildlife Park

New Forest
(34 miles)

A chance to see both native fauna and some from as far afield as Asia and Australasia, from wild boar, deer, otters and pole cats, to lynx and wolves. There is also Go Wild!, an adventure playground, and an owlery.

Paultons Park / Peppa Pig World

New Forest
(34 miles)

Something for all the family. Younger guests will love to explore Peppa Pig World, while the older ones will enjoy the high-octane rides. There are birds and animals to see as well and on hot summer days you can cool off in the 'Water Kingdom'. Open mid-February to Christmas but check their calendar for dates closed.

Petersfield Open Air Swimming Pool

(11 miles)

Open from April to September, this lido is heated to about 27ºC.


(14.5 miles)

The South Coasts biggest indoor adventure play area, suitable for all ages.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

(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

(12 miles)

An awesome bouldering centre with 1200m2 of climbing to be enjoyed.

Rock up

(15 miles)

We have 26 incredible fun climbing walls towering over 8m with multiple routes to their peaks. Rock Up the Twister, climb the Stairway to Heaven, or set a new record on the Speed Climb + many more. Great for all ages & abilities. No experience or equipment needed.

SeaCity Museum

(19 miles)

From the fated Titanic, to the Pilgrim Father's departure on the Mayflower and the cruise ships today, Southampton has always been closely connected to the sea. The SeaCity Museum tells the story of the impact of the Titanic on the city and the thousands of people who arrived in Britain and left her shores from its docks through an interactive experience designed for all ages.

Spinnaker Tower

(13 miles)

In less than 30 seconds you reach the first viewing deck, 100m above Gunwharf Quays, for a 360° panoramic view of Portsmouth's harbour, home to the Royal Navy. On a clear day you can see up to 23 miles, from the sandy beaches of the Witterings in the East to the New Forest in the West, across the Solent to the Isle of Wight to the South. The South Downs Café is on the next deck and you can feel the wind in your hair on the 110m high Sky Deck.

Staunton Country Park

(11 miles)

There's so much to see and do from visiting the farm and seeing the animals to kids trails and exporing the acres of ancient woodland and landscaped parkland. The largest Victorian glasshouse on the South Coast houses the famous giant Amazon water lily. The gothic barn is home to a soft play area and climbing frame.

Taro Leisure Centre

(13 miles)

Soft play for under 8 year olds and 25m indoor swimming pool with dedicated family sessions when the slide and vortex are open.

Thorpe Park

(53 miles)

There are rides to suit all ages and the website has a system that enables you to plan your visit in advance and search which rides are suitable for children of different ages based upon height. Open April to November.

Watercress Line

Alresford / Alton
(16 miles)

Experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam travel along the 10 miles track between Alton and Alresford.

Fares give you all day travel, so you can visit all four heritage stations with period charm. Booking advised especially for events, there is disabled access and dogs are welcome.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

(13 miles)

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

YMCA at Fairthorne Manor

(12.5 miles)

A calendar of family activities including den building, pond dipping and raft building are run throughout the year. Must be booked in advance.