If you’re planning a “staycation,” short family weekend break or searching for family days out and things to do with kids, there’s no better place than the beautiful South of England.
Over recent years the South East has worked tirelessly to ensure it remains an ideal holiday destination for families. With a multitude of blue flag beaches, great value holiday parks and free festivals and events; the South East offers parents and children an unforgettable UK holiday without breaking the bank.
What's on for families this weekend?
See our list of family events to see what's happening close to you this week and use the map view to find something nearby. There are many free things to do with attractions also putting on extra activities during school holidays and other special occasions.
Best fun family days out & things to do with kids in 2016
East & West Sussex
Announced as the ‘Best Family Day Out 2013’ Fishers Adventure Farm Park is arguably the number one all-year attraction in the heart of Sussex. A unique mixture of up-close animal adventures and exhilarating indoor and outdoor play, it’s no wonder that Fishers is still “Where The Family Comes First”!
Come and visit one of the best small zoos in the country at the award winning Drusillas Park.
Kew-rious kids will enjoy Wakehurst Place with its seasonal family activities and adventure.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Britain's hottest garden in Ventnor has a bumper set of family activities including walking with dinosaurs and falconry displays.
For great attractions, a National Park in your back garden and tremendous value, check out Shorefield Holidays.
Kids can show off their creative side at Aspex in Portsmouth with exhibitions and activities throughout the year. Perfect for a rainy day!
Thanet has been voted the best place to go on a family holiday in the Lonely Planet Guide and with more Blue Flag beaches than any other destination in the UK it’s not to be missed.
Discover the range of family activities and adventures to be had along the River Thames. It's not just boating that can be found along the river, with many land-based things to do as well.
Kew Gardens boasts one of the best days out for families in the UK and guaranteed warmth within the world's largest Victorian glasshouse. A fun, unique and memorable experience awaits.