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We love a three day weekend here in Hampshire as there is so much to see and do. To help you get the most out of the long weekends we have put together our guide to the top 10 things to do in Hampshire on a Bank Holiday.

  1. Go on a Hampshire walk

Hampshire is home to peaceful countryside, two National Parks and a scenic coastline all with a variety of picturesque walks varying in ability and length. You can challenge yourself with a day of walking, choose a couple of miles to just stretch the legs or plan a walk which incorporates one of the county’s welcoming pubs.

See guide to walking and hiking in Hampshire

  1. Go on a bike ride

Cycling is a great way to see the county and a great way to explore the picturesque towns and villages. The road network across Hampshire offers excellent road cycling routes for all abilities. There are a number of parks and forests with superb mountain biking trails and for families you’ll find excellent off road cycle routes.

Find out more about cycling in Hampshire

  1. Ride the roller coasts at Paulton’s Park Home of Peppa Pig World

Are you or a member of you family a thrill seeker?  Paulton’s Park was voted number one theme park in the UK by TripAdvisor and is home to more than 10 exhilarating rides and attractions. Plus on May 16th 2018 two brand new Peppa Pig rides will be opening. Perfect for an adrenaline fuelled Bank Holiday!

Find out more about Paulton’s Park

  1. Go shopping at Gunwharf Quays

Love shopping? You’ll love Gunwharf Quays in the city of Portsmouth. With over 90 famous brand outlet shops and 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops, Gunwharf Quays is the perfect place to spend a Bank Holiday shopping and enjoying good food. If you love food on 26th May to the 28th May Gunwharf will be hosting the Bristish Street Food Competition

Find out more about Gunwharf Quays

  1. Enjoy a pub lunch or relax in a beer garden (Weather permitting of course!)

Hampshire is home to a number of pubs offering excellent local food, local ale and spirits and lively beer gardens. What better way to spend a Bank Holiday than relaxing in a beer garden with good food?

See guide to pubs in Hampshire

  1. Visit one of Hampshire’s top attractions

Keep the whole family entertained on Bank Holidays with a visit to one of Hampshire’s amazing attractions. Choose from zoos, theme parks, stately homes, gardens, farms, museums and many more.

See a full list of attraction in Hampshire

  1. Visit the Top Gear exhibition at Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

Is there a petrol head in your family? No Bank Holiday with be complete without a visit to the Top Gear Exhibition at Beaulieu in the New Forest National Park. Step into the recreated Top Gear studio and see unique behind the scenes footage from the show. On top of this Beaulieu will have a number of events running across the May Bank Holidays inlcuding Simply Ford and Spies and Soldiers.

Find out more about Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

  1. Visit a one of Hampshire’s Country Parks

Across the county you’ll find a number of country parks which are perfect for a Bank Holiday get together with family and friends. Pitch up and enjoy the open space, bring a picnic or hire one of the parks barbeques for a proper Bank Holiday feast.

Discover Hampshire’s Country Parks

  1. Attend a Bank Holiday event

Every Bank Holiday there is a fantastic variety of events taking place across the county. You’ll find music festivals, country shows, family entertainment, markets, sporting events and many more.

See a full list of events in Hampshire

  1. Book accommodation and enjoy a long weekend break away

With so much to see and do in Hampshire the best way to enjoy it all is to stay the whole weekend! You’ll find a huge selection of accommodation catering for all tastes and budgets, from countryside retreats to city centre pads.

See guide to accommodation in Hampshire


Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World
Theme Park
Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park

Paultons Park voted number one theme park in the UK by Tripadvisor, is the theme park for families which has more than 70 wonderful rides and attractions included in the admission price.

Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum
National Motor Museum at Bealieu

Beaulieu featuring the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House home of the Montagu family and Abbey Ruins containing an exhibition of monastic life.

Gunwharf Quays
Shop / Shopping Centre
Lady With Bike at Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays is the UK’s only waterfront outlet shopping destination. Located on Portsmouth’s historic waterfront, you can shop at over 90 famous brands including Coach, North Face, The White Company, Hugo Boss and Nike; grab a bite to eat in a choice of over 30 restaurants, bars and cafes; and watch the boats go by as you take in the stunning marina location.



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