Including the best attractions in Hampshire
15 miles north of Portsmouth town center, Petersfield has everything you need for a fun family day out.
If you are looking for things to do in Petersfield this weekend or even during the kids holidays then this post is for you! We have everything you need to keep you amused while you are in Petersfield from unusual things to do to free activities.
All these top attractions are great for families. We’ve added activities for all ages including walks, playgrounds, museums, funfairs, and indoor ideas if it rains.
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Things to do in Hampshire
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If you are looking for things to do in Hampshire with kids then this guide is for you. We have over 200+ ideas that you can use to keep your whole family amused while exploring everything Hampshire has to offer!
This is an up to date spreadsheet, in activity order, that you can use when you have no clue what to do. We’ve included everything from country parks, to splash pools, lakes, castles, days out, playgrounds and walks.
Country parks in Petersfield
If you are looking for a great day out for the whole family that includes being outside then have a look at our full post on country parks in Hampshire.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
This country park lies within the South Downs National Park. It offers loads of family fun into loads of walks, cycle paths, and playgrounds. Car parking charges do apply. Make sure you take a picnic and some fun games to play on the grass.
The park is open all day every day and is free to visit.
You can find Queen Elizabeth Country Park at Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE.
Staunton Country Park
Set in 1000 acres of grassland, Staunton Country Park is a full day out for the whole family. It is aimed at younger kids but it has loads to do for all ages.
The farm has loads of animals that you’d expect from a working farm. Pack wellies though as it can get very muddy.
The gardens are full of beautiful flowers and are a great place to fun around as a family or have a picnic.
You can find Staunton Country Park at Petersfield Rd, Havant PO9 5HD.
Days out in Petersfield
There is so much to do in Petersfield from theme parks to historic days out. If you are looking for more days out in Hampshire then see our post here.
This heated outside pool is great for the whole family. It’s open from late April to mid-September and they run sessions through their website. They have hot showers, changing rooms onsite, and a huge sun terrace with picnic benches which is a great place to have some food in the summer months.
You can find Petersfield Pool at Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4DZ.
Petersfield Lake Play Area
This great outdoor space is perfect for the whole family.
Just a small walk away from the town center, this 69 acre land has flat paths which are perfect for scootering and bike rides.
The pond is great in the summer and the walk around it is perfect for toddlers and those with a pushchair.
They have a great playground on-site and a little food kiosk if the kids get hungry.
You can find Petersfield Lake Play Area at 15 The Avenue, Petersfield GU31 4JG.
Museums in Petersfield
Museums are a great place to explore your local history. Have a look at our complete list of museums in Hampshire here.
Right in the center of town, Petersfield Museum is a great place to visit to really get to know the local area. They offer social exhibitions which show what life was like in the town over 1000 years ago. Before you go, please check their website as booking is needed. There is a charge for this museum.
The Courtyard Café offers everyone a great place to relax when hungry. They do great cake and other snacks.
Make sure you have a look at the Petersfield Museum shop as they have loads of local history books and gifts.
You can find Petersfield Museum at 1 St Peter’s Rd, Petersfield GU32 3HX.
Butser Ancient Farm
Open during the school half term, Butser Ancient Farm is home to loads of Stone Age and Anglo-Saxons homes.
set right in the middle of the South Downs National Park, take a walk around and explore what this amazing farm has to offer.
You can find Butser Ancient Farm at Chalton Lane, Chalton, Waterlooville PO8 0BG.
Little Woodham Living History Village
Little Woodham is a 17th-century village that’s surrounded by woodland. You get to meet all the villagers who you would expect to see in a 17th-century village including a seamstress, cooks, blacksmith, and farmers. There is a charge to enter the village but they do take card. Parking is free and the toilets are near the car park. Take a packed lunch as they have a little tuck shop but that’s it when it comes to food and drink.
You can find Little Woodham Living History Village at Grange Farm House, Howe Rd, Gosport PO13 8AB.
Weald and Downland Living Museum
These amazing 13th to 19th centuries buildings are a great place for the whole family to explore. They have gardens, farm animals, walks, and a lake for the family to enjoy.
This is a museum-like no other! Walk around the houses and fully get to know it was like to live in these times.
If you go in half term then you can enjoy the special events that they put on as well.
This is a full day out for the whole family. Bring a picnic or eat at their amazing cafe on-site. Dogs are welcome across the museum’s 40-acre land. They have loads of trails that are perfect for every walking ability.
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You can find Weald and Downland Living Museum at Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU.
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