Family Days Out Near Old Thorns

25th June 2024 | 5 minute read

Located in Liphook, Hampshire, our Hampshire resort is perfectly located for those who want to explore some of Hampshire's best family attractions. There are lots of hidden gems to be discovered in North East Hampshire and beyond. We've popped together a selection of family-friendly days out near Old Thorns that you have to visit during your next family summer holiday!

Keep reading to find out a selection of fantastic attractions, all recommended by the Old Thorns team.

Please note: we are not associated or endorsed by any of the below attractions, they are simply a guide on what you may find in the local area. All activities and attractions are visited at your own risk.

Animal Encounters

Birdworld - Meet the parrots, penguins, owls and more at Birdworld! (20min drive from Old Thorns)

Skypark Farm - Explore the great play area and meet all the Skypark deer. (17min drive from Old Thorns)

Bluereef Aquarium - Located on Southsea seafront, meet the marine life and otters too. (38min drive from Old Thorns)

Staunton Country Park - Meet all the farm animals, play on soft play and explore the greenhouse with butterflies too. (25min drive from Old Thorns)

Theme Parks

Thorpe Park - A thrilling day out with rollercoasters everywhere you look. (60min drive from Old Thorns)

Legoland - A great Lego-themed day out for all ages with rides, attractions and shows. (55min drive from Old Thorns)

Chessington - A family theme park with rides for all ages and a zoo! (50min drive from Old Thorns)

Paultons Park - The home of Peppa Pig World and family-themed attractions and rides. (59min drive from Old Thorns)

Historical Attractions

Hollycombe Steam Fair - Bring the past to life and experience the steam fair in all its glory. (11min drive from Old Thorns)

Watercress Line - Experience the thrill of travelling on a steam train through Hampshire. (34min drive from Old Thorns)

Milestones Museum - Step back in time to 1930's and learn about the history of Great Britain. (46min drive from Old Thorns)

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Step onboard the HMS Warrior and view the retrieved wreckage of the historic Mary Rose. (34min drive from Old Thorns)

Jane Austen's House - Take a wander around where literacy novelist Jane Austen wrote some of her most famous novels. (21min drive from Old Thorns)

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson - Venture through the underground tunnels and explore the barracks. (33min drive from Old Thorns)

Outdoor Adventures

The Gruffalo trail and GoApe! at Alice Holt - Spend the day at Alice Holt forest with so much to do and see. (21min drive from Old Thorns)

Rent bikes at Queen Elizabeth Country Park - Ride on one of the many bike trails in the forest or try out the bike park. (14min drive from Old Thorns)

Row a boat at Petersfield Lake - A local tradition that has taken place for many summers, rent a rowing boat or feed the ducks at the lake. (16min drive from Old Thorns)

Hogmoor Enclosure - With a fantastic playground for children and lots of walking trails, this is a great day out. (12min drive from Old Thorns)

Frensham Pond - Take a stroll around the two ponds, or take a dip in the swimming area. (23min drive from Old Thorns)

Foodie Spots

Oties, Old Thorns - you don't need to go far for this one with our very own cafe on site serving up delicious pancakes, waffles and ice cream sundaes daily. Pop into Oties and enjoy the retro-inspired diner.

  • Milkshakes
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Ice Cream Sundaes
  • Retro Classics
  • Smoothies
  • Coffee
  • Savoury snacks
  • Cakes
Accommodation for your Family Break in Hampshire

Self Catering Apartments - Stay in a 2 or 3-bedroom apartment and have the luxury of a kitchen, lounge area, ensuite bedrooms and a wonderful countryside view.

Family Suite - With two beds, our family suite is perfect for a family to use as a base during their break full of adventures.

Eco Pods - The excitement of a camping adventure with the comfort and safety of an indoor break! With a bed, tv and heater in each and an external bathroom block, this is a fun and exciting escape for families.

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