LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO IN HAMPSHIRE & THE ISLE OF WIGHT?
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From theme parks to gardens, adventurous activities to cultural days out, there is something to suit the whole family!
Whether it’s a day trip or a longer stay that you have planned, we will help make sure your visit is fun-filled! We’ve compiled over 65 attractions and activities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, so you can easily find what you want. There’s everything from family days out and adventure parks for kids, to museums and castles for history buffs… plus lots more besides! So whether you want something educational or just some good old-fashioned fun, we have something for everyone.
EXPERIENCES TO LAST A LIFETIME
HAMPSHIRE’S TOP ATTRACTIONS JUST WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED! ARMY FLYING MUSEUM www.armyflying.com
STOCKBRIDGE SO20 8FB
Over 35 incredible historic aircraft dating from WWI to the present day with interactive displays, detailed dioramas, artefacts, AV models and more.
NEW FOREST SO42 7ZN
National Motor Museum housing a collection of over 280 stunning vehicles from every motoring era. Explore Palace House, Little Beaulieu and a 13th century Abbey.
ALTON GU34 1SJ
Known to Jane Austen as ‘the Great House’. Visit the beautiful Elizabethan manor with Austen heirlooms, library of early women writers and explore the gardens.
SOUTHSEA PO5 3AA
One of the largest amusements parks on the South Coast with family amusement arcades, indoor play area and the regions only original Wimpy restaurant.
EXBURY GARDENS & STEAM RAILWAY
SOUTHAMPTON SO45 1AZ
200 acres of woodland gardens including the world-famous Rothschild rhododendron collection on the edge of the Beaulieu River. Don’t miss the steam railway!
FAREHAM PO17 6AN
See over 350 guns and explore 19 acres of ramparts, outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels and ammunition bunkers at this fully restored Victorian fort.
GILBERT WHITE’S HOUSE & GARDEN
SELBORNE GU34 3JH
Home and gardens of Gilbert White, the 18th Century pioneer naturalist and writer. See the Oates Collections telling the stories of explorers Frank & Lawrence Oates.
GO APE - MOORS VALLEY
BOURNEMOUTH BH24 2ET
GO APE - SOUTHAMPTON
SOUTHAMPTON SO30 3HQ
GO APE - ALICE HOLT
FARNHAM GU10 4LS
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Tree top crossings, speedy zip wires, nets 30 feet above the ground and segways. Great for both thrill seekers and family fun.
BURSLEDON SO31 1BH
Enjoy the traditional farmyard and meet the animals. Take part with daily activities and let the kids loose in the indoor playbarn.
WINCHESTER SO21 1JH
The 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species in beautiful landscaped surroundings.
BASINGSTOKE RG22 6PG
Explore streets, shops and buildings to see how people used to live. There is so much to discover at the large living history museum.
Find out more from the official tourism websites: Hampshire www
HAMPSHIRE’S TOP ATTRACTIONS JUST WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED! NEW FOREST ACTIVITIES
NEW FOREST SO42 7WA
Award-winning outdoor activities offering a great range of fun things to do for all ages and abilities including canoeing, laser tag, kayaking, archery and more!
ROMSEY SO51 6AL
Voted UK’s No.1 Theme Park on Tripadvisor. Over 70 rides and attractions including the new £12m americana themed land, Tornado Springs and is home to Peppa Pig World!
PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD www.historicdockyard.co.uk
02392 839766 PORTSMOUTH PO1 3LJ
The only place to see the Royal Navy past, present and future. Climb on board and explore the decks of HMS Warrior and HMS Victory and see the Mary Rose.
SOUTHAMPTON SO14 2AR
The original Isle of Wight Ferry operating frequent car and foot passenger ferries from Southampton.
SIR HAROLD HILLIER GARDENS www.hants.gov.uk/hilliers
ROMSEY SO51 0QA
180 acres of award winning gardens. Including one of the longest summer borders in the UK, winter garden, pond & children’s play equipment. A perfect day out for all the family.
02392 857520 PORTSMOUTH PO1 3TT
Soaring high above Portsmouth harbour, be awed by spectacular 23 mile views and amazing experiences at the 170 metre tall iconic Spinnaker Tower.
02392 453405 HAVANT PO9 5HB
Explore this ornamental farm – meet the animals and wander the gardens. Then let the kids enjoy the indoor playbarn.
THRUXTON MOTORSPORT CENTRE
ANDOVER SP11 8PN
Fastest race circuit in the UK and home to Driving Experiences, Skid Pan, 4x4 Off-Road, Outdoor Karting and thrilling Race Meetings. A must for any petrolhead!
ALRESFORD SO24 9JG
Get up close to steam locomotives, explore the new playground and visit the bridge used in the Harry Potter films. Fun for all the family!
0333 999 7333 PORTSMOUTH PO1 2LA
Award-winning Isle of Wight ferry operator, sit back and relax whilst you travel by foot or vehicle on a choice of three routes.
WINCHESTER SO23 9LS
One of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe. Step inside to discover the beauty of the ancient building and explore 1,000 years of history and architecture.
WINCHESTER SCIENCE CENTRE & PLANETARIUM www.winchestersciencecentre.org
WINCHESTER SO21 1HZ
Be wowed by explosive fun and interactive experiences, immersive sound and space exhibits, live science shows, nature activities and the UK’s largest stand-alone planetarium.
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Farnham GU10 4LD
Isle of Wight PO38 2HN
Eastleigh SO31 7HB
New Forest SO42 7XB
BUTSER ANCIENT FARM
Waterlooville PO8 0BG
THE HANGER @ CALSHOT
Southampton SO45 1BR
HAWK CONSERVANCY TRUST
Andover SP11 8DY
Isle of Wight PO33 2HB
Lymington SO41 0TP
ITCHEN VALLEY COUNTRY PARK
Southampton SO30 3HQ
JANE AUSTEN’S HOUSE
Alton GU34 1SD
LEPE COUNTRY PARK
Southampton SO45 1AD
LONGDOWN ACTIVITY FARM
Southampton SO40 7EH
THE NEEDLES LANDMARK ATTRACTION
Isle of Wight PO39 0JD
THE NEW FOREST WILDLIFE PARK
Southampton SO40 4UH
QUEEN ELIZABETH COUNTRY PARK
Horndean PO8 0QE
Ringwood BH24 3AP
Isle of Wight PO30 2NU
ROYAL VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK
Southampton SO31 5GA
Isle of Wight PO36 8AT
Southampton SO14 7FY
TAPNELL FARM PARK
Isle of Wight PO41 0YJ
TUDOR HOUSE & GARDEN
Southampton SO14 2AD
www.birdworld.co.uk www.blackgangchine.com www.thebrickworksmuseum.org www.bucklershard.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk www.hants.gov.uk/thehangar www.hawkconservancy.org www.hovertravel.co.uk www.hurstcastle.co.uk www.eastleigh.gov.uk/IVCP www.janeaustens.house www.hants.gov.uk/lepe
www.ringwoodbrewery.co.uk www.robin-hill.com www.hants.gov.uk/rvcp
www.sandhamgardens.com www.seacitymuseum.co.uk www.tapnellfarm.com/play www.tudorhouseandgarden.com
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