6 ways to enjoy a day out with the family at Whiteley

Looking for things to do near Fareham? With a whole host of restaurants, shops and leisure activities, here are our top tips for how to get the most out of your family visit.

1. Go wild in our brand new experiential restaurant, Jurassic Grill


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Jurassic Grill has landed at Whiteley, the ultimate dining experience for fans of dinosaurs and delicious food.

Adventurers can explore the wonders of a prehistoric rainforest, and come face to face with their favourite carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores.

Try a selection of ‘Prehistoric Pizzas’ and the new ‘Palaeontologist Pancakes’  as well as a range of dishes including the towering ‘Titanosaurus’ triple cheeseburger, ‘Bone Yard’ BBQ ribs and ‘Volcano Wings’. Bookings are recommended as the opening has been extremely popular!

 2. Take advantage of great dining deals for kids

A young boy uses chopsticks to eat food at a table in wagamama.
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Whatever you’re in the mood for, our cafes and restaurants have something for the whole family.

Little ones in tow? Then check out Nando’s dedicated Nandinos set menu, which offers three courses for £10.

Another one of the many places to eat in Whiteley, Frankie & Benny’s know the score when it comes to keeping kids happy and parents relaxed: good food and great fun. Their kids’ menu offers lots of tasty mains for big and little eaters alike – plus healthy, vegetarian and vegan alternatives too. For when they get a bit restless, kids can turn to their fun, free activity packs to keep them entertained. 

Craving a wagamamas? Enjoy your favourite dishes while your little noodlers slurp a mini ramen, sip on a fresh juice or enjoy a mini chicken katsu from the kids menu – packed full of nourishment to fuel them for a big family day out.  

If Italian is more your style, dining with children at Prezzo is made easier with their kids menu, offering a selection of mini meals such as a Bambini Pizza and Mini Calzone. With three courses for £6.75 there’s something for all to enjoy.

3.Watch a movie on the big screen

Two adults and two children are sitting in the cinema watching a film whilst eating popcorn.
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Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie on the big screen – cinema treats compulsory of course.

There's some big releases due this summer including Top Gun: MaverickThor: Love and Thunder and Jurassic World.

With nine screens of pure entertainment, and a Baskin Robbins for delicious refreshments, enjoy a family trip to Cineworld Whiteley.

With plenty of film releases planned, it’s best to plan ahead, check the Fareham cinema listings and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

4.Get ready to reach new heights at Rock Up

A view of a man climbing a wall at Rock Up.

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It’s time to have some real family fun.  

With 17 climbing walls, slides, swings and obstacles to tackle, along with a soft play area for the little ones, Rock Up is the ultimate climbing adventure for the whole family – from tots to adults. Great for all ages and abilities – from novice to pro – it’s sure to be a family day out to remember.

5. Stock up on your summer essentials

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With so many shops in one place – you’re spoilt for choice at Whiteley. Whether you’re looking for a new wardrobe for the whole family, toys to keep the kids entertained, or accessories to give your home a glow up, there’s something for everyone.

Shops range from M&S, Next, River Island, JD Sports and H&M to Clarks, Mamas & Papas, The Entertainer and Tiger, meaning you’re never far from your favourite stores.

Discover Our Holiday Shopping Checklist

6.Make it a fuss-free journey

There are plenty of car parking spaces available at Whiteley, including parent and child spaces, and we have three POD Point electric vehicle charging posts on site to charge your electric or hybrid car during your visit. We offer four hours free parking, or £2 for six hours.

Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as our opening times, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.

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