Summer Fun - The Directory Group

Summer fun

This summer, treat your kids to a day out at one of these fantastic locations…

Manor Farm in Bursledon has been a working farm for 600 years, and is the perfect place to take your kids for some educational yet fun days out.

Not only do you get the chance to step back in history and witness a traditional, fully functioning farm, they also host a variety of fun events throughout the summer months. For instance, on Wednesday 3rdAugust, there’s the opportunity to make your own bow and arrow and try out archery on Robin Hood day.

Time-honoured games such as ‘splat the rat’ take centre stage during the traditional summer fete on the weekend of 23rd-24th July. Entry to the farm is £7 for adults and £4.50 for children.

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There are so many fun things to do at Horizon Leisure Centres in Havant and Waterlooville this summer holiday, which makes it the perfect place to bring your children on those rainy days.

Earlier this year, Horizon opened a new indoor play centre themed around the ocean, which allows children to climb aboard a huge ship and have great adventures at sea.

Furthermore, they also run a summer holiday club for just £99 which includes activities such as painting, team games, arts and crafts, and jumping about on a bouncy castle!

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From the 6th-14th August, the famous Thomas the Tank Engine will be gracing the Watercress Line in Alresford once again.

Not only will he be there, but there will be a wide variety of Thomas-themed activities to keep your kids entertained when they aren’t riding the steam trains.

These include a Thomas-themed children’s entertainer and the chance to meet all of Thomas’s friends. Bring a picnic or grab some lunch from the buffet and enjoy a fun-filled day.

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For even more ideas for events and activities the whole family will enjoy this summer, check out our What’s On guide, updated weekly at



The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley