Half-term is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the family – but where to go?

In Hampshire we are spoiled for choice when it comes to fun days out and Basingstoke is no exception - with everything from spending the day enjoying the fresh air to exciting indoor options for rainy days too.

For anyone looking for a personal recommendation, we’ve turned to Tripadvisor to find out some of the best rated attractions according to the people who have visited them.

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Five of the best family attractions in Basingstoke

Milestones Museum

Basingstoke Gazette: Milestones Museum, Basingstoke. Picture: TripadvisorMilestones Museum, Basingstoke. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Churchill Way West Leisure Park, Basingstoke

Rating: 4.5/5

About: Immerse yourself in living history, exploring the museum’s streets, shops, and buildings to discover how people used to live.

Buy a ration of sweets from the 1940s sweet shop, look around vintage vehicles and have a go in the penny arcade.

Throughout the year, the museum runs a programme of family-friendly events and exhibitions.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.


Basingstoke Gazette: Skizone, Basingstoke. Picture: TripadvisorSkizone, Basingstoke. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Basingstoke Leisure Park, Euskirchen Way, Basingstoke

Rating: 5/5

About: The slope surface is an astro-turf carpet offering an economical way to learn and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

The revolving, fully adjustable ski slopes replicate a real piste with a fully qualified instructor by your side throughout the lesson.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery

Basingstoke Gazette: Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery. Picture: TripadvisorWillis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Market Place, Basingstoke

Rating: 4/5

About: At the Willis Museum you will discover Basingstoke and Deane’s past, from the rich archaeological heritage beneath our feet right up to the modern day.

Throughout the year, the museum also runs a programme of touring exhibitions, as well as fun events, workshops, and activities for all the family to enjoy.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Escape Hunt Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: Escape Hunt Basingstoke. Picture: TripadvisorEscape Hunt Basingstoke. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Festival Place, Basingstoke

Rating: 5/5

About: Race against time to crack the clues and escape the room at Escape Hunt Basingstoke featuring both VR experiences and outdoor adventures.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Exciting Escapes

Basingstoke Gazette: Exciting Escapes, Basingstoke. Picture: TripadvisorExciting Escapes, Basingstoke. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Wote Street 2nd Floor, Basingstoke

Rating: 5/5

About: Work together in small groups of two to seven people, solving puzzles and mysteries while the clock ticks down.

Each room has a story you play a part in, and each presents its own unique challenges.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.