Catergories: Christmas

Stuck for Christmas gift inspiration? Rather than buying the usual socks and smellies for Christmas give the ones you love a gift to remember with an experience or tickets to one of Hampshire’s amazing attractions.

Hampshire has loads of great places to visit, from country parks to historical houses there are loads of options. Here’s your guide to some of the best gift experiences in Hampshire.

Food and Drink

High Tea Experience at Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
The High Tea Experience includes a traditional afternoon tea selection of sandwiches, an assortment of sweet treats and fruit scones with clotted cream and jam plus a selection of teas or coffee and a general admission ticket to explore the tower at your leisure.

Ringwood Brewery Tours
The brewery tour experience takes approximately one and a half hours. The tour includes a complimentary drink in our Pin Room, a tour of the brewery where you can taste the malted barleys, have a sniff of the hops, and see the fermentations bubbling away in the TunRoom.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour and Cocktail Masterclasses, near Whitchurch
Bombay Sapphire invites you to uncover the secrets of their world famous gin. Behind the doors of our historic distillery, Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, you can unveil the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire.

Gardens and Countryside

Day Out at Buckler’s Hard, near Beaulieu
Discover what it was like to live and work in an 18th century shipbuilding village; home to the ships built for Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar.

Day Out at Sir Harold Hiller Gardens
The award winning Sir Harold Hillier Gardens specialises in horticulture, conservation, education and recreation. Outstanding features include the splendour of the seasonal planting displays set in 180 acres.


National Trust Membership
There are various National Trust properties in Hampshire including, The Vyne near Basingstoke, Winchester City Mill, and Mottisfont Abbey House, Garden and Estate near Romsey and Hinton Ampner in the South Downs National Park.

Explore Southampton Tudor House and Garden
Explore the history of this fascinating building through the lives of some of the people who lived here.

Discover Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton
It was in this house that Jane Austen produced all her novels, revising all previous drafts, including Pride and Prejudice, and writing her three later novels, including Emma, in their entirety.

A Ride on the Mid-Hants Railway, ‘Watercress Line’, near Alresford
Experience the golden age of steam! Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or making new ones, sit back, relax and travel ten miles through the heart of quintessential English countryside by steam train.

A Day out at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke
Milestones Museum of Living History is made up of a network of streets that have been recreated according to those found in Victorian and 1930s Hampshire.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium Experience
An interactive hands-on Science Centre with 100 hands-on science exhibits plus also the UK’s largest stand-alone digital planetarium.

A Day Out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
An annual pass gives you access to all of the attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Includes the Harbour Tours, the Mast Climbing experience, Royal Navy Submarine Museum and HMS Alliance and also Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, plus use of the Waterbus service.

A Day Out at Beaulieu National Motor Museum
From the earliest motor carriages to classic family saloons, the world famous National Motor Museum has one of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia in the world.

A Tour of Winchester Cathedral
Explore Winchester Cathedral and its history and treasures.  Hear about the Cathedral during Anglo-Saxon times and the characters that left their mark on this magnificent Cathedral.

Animals and Wildlife

Explore Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth
The Blue Reef Aquarium takes visitors on the ultimate undersea safari. From the rich variety of British waters to the beauty of a tropical coral reef and more than 40 other displays.

A Day Out at The New Forest Wildlife Park
In the heart of the New Forest National Park, this beautiful wildlife park has friendly and knowledge able keepers who will introduce you to the amazing animals and tell you more about their lives.

An Annual Pass to Marwell Zoo
Explore Marwell Zoo and get closer to the wonders of the natural world. The zoo has 100s of animals – including giraffes, tigers & penguins as well as a 140 acre park, train and 5 adventure playgrounds.

Walk Alpacas at Hensting Alpacas near Otterbourne
When the weather is good you can help to take the Alpacas for their walk.

A Day on the Farm at Manor Farm, near Eastleigh
A traditional working farm with costumed actors, animal petting/feeding/milking and rural walks. Membership lets you enjoy unlimited visits to the farm.


A New Forest Activities Gift Voucher
New Forest Activities is a one-stop shop for booking activities and discovering what there is to do in The New Forest National Park. With a New Forest Activities gift voucher try something new like Kayaking, take part in Battlefield LIVE or perhaps develop skills in Archery or Canoeing?

A Calshot Activity Centre Experience
Calshot Activities Centre offers a wide range of exciting water and land based activities, for all abilities and ages throughout the year, either indoors within our historic hangars which accommodate a climbing complex, an indoor velodrome and a dry ski slope or outdoors on land or the water.

Spa and Relaxation

Discover Hampshire’s Spa Hotels and book your loved one on a relaxing break or day. Most Hampshire Spa offer special gift vouchers for Christmas. See spa breaks in Hampshire

Find out more about Christmas in Hampshire with our guide to Christmas events and activities.

You may also like Top Places to See Father Christmas in Hampshire, Hampshire’s Top Festive Ice Rinks or see our Christmas 2017 Bucket list: 15 things to do this Christmas in Hampshire.




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