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10 Days Out in Hampshire For Young Children

Open up a world of wonder with Hampshire's fabulous attractions for young children, from animals, steam trains and play parks to hands-on fun.

Aldershot Military MuseumAldershot Military Museum - Aldershot

There are lots of interactive activities at this fascinating museum, including puzzle cubes, a training tunnel and 'feely boxes'. Children can even take a 'ride' in a tank or be shouted at by a drill sergeant!

Ashcroft Arts CentreAshcroft Arts Centre - Fareham

Children can get truly hands on and interactive at this exciting arts centre, with colour painting workshops, Christmas card making, drama activities and more.

Blue Reef Aquarium - Southsea

Giant crabs, seahorses, sharks and tropical fish will keep your children spellbound at this beautiful aquarium, which includes an underwater walkway, touch pools and feeding displays.

Exbury Gardens Exbury Gardens Steam Railway - Exbury

Choo choo! All aboard the Exbury mini steam railway, which passes through one and a quarter miles of beautiful gardens and even encounters a Lake Moss Monster! Watch out for Ghost and Santa trains throughout the year.

Barn owlThe Hawk Conservancy Trust - Weyhill

Learn about eagles, owls, kestrels and vultures at this popular park, devoted to the conservation of birds of prey. Kids will love the feeding sessions, flying displays and close up encounters.

Longdown Activity FarmLongdown Activity Farm - Ashurst

Children can get up close and friendly with pigs, goats, ducks and calves at this family farm, which also features bottle-feeding sessions, tractor rides and play areas.

Manor Farm Country ParkManor Farm Country Park - Southampton

Have a great day out with the kids in this 400-acre park. Watch the milking and meet the animals in the Victorian farm then explore miles of trails and three adventure playgrounds.

Marwel WildlifeMarwell Wildlife - Winchester

Walk with wallabies, marvel at meerkats and get up close to tigers at this fabulous zoo, with its road train, tropical rain forest, animal encounters, adventure park and more.

Watercress LineMid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line' - Alresford

Enjoy the thrill of this heritage steam railway from Alresford to Alton, as well as special Ivor the Engine, Thomas and Friends and Wizard Week events for children.

Whitchurch Silk MillWhitchurch Silk Mill - Whitchurch

Children can try out weaving, collage, silkpainting, jewellery and badge making at this historic mill and museum, which produces fine silks for theatrical costumes, interior designers and historic houses. Not suitable for very young families.