We've just had a lovely day out at the Aldingbourne Trust. For any of our visitors with young children it's a perfect place to spend a day. It's a lovely place packed with fun things for kids to do including soft play, a maze, climbing areas, a farm trail, mini golf and a push along tractor race circuit. Once you're in it's all free to explore. There are so many lovely little areas for the kids, plenty to keep them entertained. There's a great cafe on site selling hot & cold food and you can also take your own picnic and sit on the grass or at picnic tables near to the play areas.
The Trust hold lots of great special event days, particularly in the school holidays and half terms. We went in the Easter holidays to a regular event; Bouncy Castle day. A field full of bouncy castles = very happy kids! Our toddlers absolutely loved it and they had also thoughtfully saved a few of them for under 5's only allowing even the very littlest ones to have a fun bounce. Other events include Wipeout & Assault courses, splash about day, den building, reptile & bird of prey experiences, foam parties and loads more. Take a look at their website for full listings.
Great for Kids
This is a place that all young kids will enjoy, the event days extend the age range a bit higher than a normal day, even the older kids love a bouncy castle. The ideal age for a non event day I'd say is 0 - 7. The farm trail is enjoyable, you can wander in with the goats and you can sometimes feed the animals too (for a small extra charge). The woodland walk is quite hidden away on site and has climbing features great for the mid to higher end of that age range. The soft play & sand castle areas are good fun too. All the different areas are carefully designed and set up with space to explore and play.
Fun for Adults Too
It's also an enjoyable place to spend time as an adult too! Even on the busiest days there is always plenty of space and the little creative details and planting displays add to a relaxed and happy ambience. The Aldingbourne Trust is a charity supporting those with learning difficulties or autism. It's a positive place, the happy vibe really comes through as you wander around the grounds and notice the art & fun spaces that have been created.
Place to Stay Near the Aldingbourne Trust
If you're looking for somewhere to stay near Chichester and the Aldingbourne Trust have a look at Oakwood West Holidays. We have cottages, lodges and glamping experiences within 25 minutes of the Aldingbourne Trust. Some are dog friendly and some have hot tubs! We have young children so we'd be happy to talk to you about the best places to take them locally. There are some great ones around & the Aldingbourne Trust is one we visit regularly. Get in contact with us or leave a comment below if you'd like to know more.