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Catergories: Activitiesthings to do

Yes, 2024 is a leap year so February will be welcoming another day to it this year. Perhaps your birthday falls on 29th February or with the bonus extra day you are looking for things to do. Well let us inspire you with 29 things you can do on the 29th February here in Hampshire.

1. Seek out the snowdrops and other spring flowers at Mottisfont House & Gardens, near Romsey.

Feeding penguins at Birdworld

2. Make the most of Birdworld’s special offer and save 20% off your visit.

3. Book seats at the Mayflower Theatre to see the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform the Best of Williams and Zimmer.

4. Catch the final day of the Dr Who exhibition at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum.

5. Collect your free dog treat at The Vyne for their Pooch Passport event.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens' Winter Garden

6. Explore the beautiful Winter Garden of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

7. Propose to your significant other – check out our top places to propose in Hampshire.

8. Indulge in a spa day at one of Hampshire’s spa hotels. 

9. Sample some amazing Hampshire fare at one of our fine dining restaurants. 

10. Go on a winter walk – take a look at some of our top picks.

11. Book an early spring stay at one of our cosy holiday cottages.

12. Step back in time on a visit to Milestones Museum, Basingstoke.

13. Find Nemo and friends at the Blue Reef Aquarium.

14. Take in the views of Portsmouth and beyond from up above in the Spinnaker Tower

15. Plan a visit to Hampshire’s coastline by taking a walk along the beaches at Lepe or Milford-on-sea.

16. Let your little ones burn off steam at Finkley Down Farm’s indoor play area and meet the resident animals. 

17. Soak up the views of the South Downs National Park on a visit to Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

18. Discover more about Jane Austen on a visit to the Jane Austen House in Chawton.

Go Ape Alice Holt

19. Take to the trees at one of Hampshire’s three Go Ape centres; Alice Holt, Moors Valley or Southampton.

20. Treat yourself to a day’s shopping at Westquay shopping centre, Southampton or Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

21. Hire a bike from one of the New Forest’s cycle hire shops and navigate your way through the beautiful New Forest National Park.

Owl at Hawk Conservancy Trust

22. See conservation in action at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, near Andover.

23. Take some time out in the afternoon with a scrummy afternoon tea.

24. Plan a visit to some of Hampshire’s farm shops to rustle up your own locally-sourced meal.

25. Immerse yourself in the history of Winchester on a trip to 878 AD.

26. Go in search of zebra, monkeys and many other animals at Marwell Zoo.

27. Try your skills at the Southsea Skatepark.

28. Climb the steps to reach the top of St Catherine’s Hill for some spectacular views of Hampshire.

29. Learn how to fly a commercial airplane at newly-opened 3 Twenty Aviation.

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Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate
Historic House / Palace
Mottisfont House

Ancient trees, babbling brooks and rolling lawns frame Mottisfont's 18th-century house with a medieval priory at its heart. There’s space to run, jump and play, and always something for families to do, with activity trails in school holidays and a special family exhibition every summer.

Animal Collection / Zoo
Feeding Penguins at Birdworld

Get ready for an enchanting family-friendly adventure at Birdworld, where visitors of all ages can embark on a delightful journey of discovery and fun! Home to over 2,000 feathered friends eagerly waiting to introduce you to their captivating lives, this attraction nestled just outside Farnham on the Hampshire-Surrey border offers exciting experiences for everyone.

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 featuring an exhibition of monastic life.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The magnificent Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is world famous for its arboretum and gardens – set over 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside; this garden is stunning whatever the season.

Milestones Museum
Museums & Galleries
Antique car at Milestones Museum

From cobbled streets to a seaside pier, teddy bears, vintage vehicles, an operating pub, sweet shop and more, there is so much for everyone to see, do and enjoy at Milestones, Hampshire’s museum of living history!

Blue Reef Aquarium
Blue Reef Aquarium

Overlooking the busy but beautiful Solent, Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium takes visitors on the ultimate undersea safari.

Spinnaker Tower
Spinnaker Tower - Panoramic View

The iconic Spinnaker Tower stands at a soaring 170 metres tall, offering awe-inspiring 23 mile views over Portsmouth, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. From delicious High Teas to mind-boggling virtual reality, nerve-jangling abseils to magical weddings, there are outstanding experiences for everyone, all set against the most breath-taking of backdrops.

Finkley Down Farm
Finkley Down Farm

Finkley Down Farm is the place to go! There is always so much to see and do. You can join in with the activities scheduled throughout the day; cuddle a rabbit, or groom a pony; you'll scarcely have time to play on the adventure playground.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Country / Royal Park
Mountain Biking at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

With over 2,000 acres of downland and woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is the ideal place to explore, keep fit and enjoy the great outdoors.

Jane Austen's House
Historic House / Palace
Jane Austen's House

Jane Austen’s House in the picturesque Hampshire village of Chawton is one of the most important literary sites in the world. It was in this inspiring cottage that Jane Austen’s genius flourished and where she wrote, revised, and had published all six of her globally beloved novels.

Go Ape - Alice Holt
Adventure Park / Playground
Go Ape at Alice Holt Forest

Just 4 miles south of Farnham, and close to Guildford, you can find us in Alice Holt Forest, Surrey. We're just off the A325 - at a place called Bucks Horn Oak. Go Ape at Alice Holt boasts three high ropes experiences. Whether you're looking for things to do nearby with the kids or a day out with friends we have adventure covered. Treetop Adventure and Treetop Adventure Plus are both a one-hour experience aimed at kids and young families. They're popular for birthday parties if you're after a unique celebration.

Hawk Conservancy Trust
Animal Collection / Zoo
Owl's at the Hawk Conservancy Trust

The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a full day out for the whole family. Come see our brilliant birds at some of the most spectacular flying displays in the UK, changing with the seasons so you’ll experience something new every time you visit! See up to 20 birds flying at once, dramatic effects and music during the shows.

878 AD Step into Anglo Saxon Winchester
878 AD fiery night on the projection

In this new, immersive experience, witness the sights and sounds of Anglo-Saxon Winchester and discover the stories of the people who lived there, brought to life with spectacular graphics from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla® and Discovery Tour: Viking Age.

Marwell Zoo
Animal Collection / Zoo
Marwell's Zebras

Marwell zoo is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals all within a beautiful 140-acre park. Take a stroll around the outdoor attraction and enjoy the fresh air while spotting animals such as Rothschild’s giraffe, white rhinos, Amur tigers, Humboldt penguins, red pandas, clouded leopards, snow leopards and all three species of zebra (to name a few)!

3Twenty Aviation
3Twenty Aviation

Ever wondered what it's like to fly a commercial airliner? Well here’s your chance!  Whether you're a beginner or an experienced pilot, we offer a range of flight experiences tailored to your skill level and interests. Fly solo or with friends, and choose from various flight routes, weather conditions or in-flight emergencies.