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Catergories: ActivitiesEventsthings to do

Longer days, blooming gardens, and warmth in the air – Spring into a new season with these super springtime things to see and do.

1. See a vision of primaveral yellow at the Daffodil Meadow and the River of Gold at Exbury Gardens in March or visit in late spring to see world-famous azaleas and rhododendrons.

2. Have a cracking Easter and follow a Hampshire Easter egg hunt or trail.

3. Feel the flower power of Boom & Bloom at Winchester Science Centre.

4. Go green-fingered at the BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair at Beaulieu.

5. Pitch up in a pretty spring meadow for a night or two of glamping or camping.

6. Relive royalty like never before at the Crown and Coronation light and sound show at Winchester Cathedral.

7. Visit a National Trust garden to see the spring colours at The VyneMottisfont, Hinton Ampner, or Uppark.

8. Bowl into cricket season and catch a match at Utilita Bowl.

Bluebells Micheldever Woods

9. Admire deep carpets of vibrant bluebells in Micheldever Woods.

10. Celebrate the start of the traditional brickmaking season with the Spring Steam Up at The Brickworks Museum.

11. Dive into the new season and try one of the county’s wild swimming spots.

12. Help save Easter with Bun & Ted's Spring Challenge at Milestones Museum.

13.  Walk through the wild flowers and butterflies of the St Catherine's Hill Nature Reserve
for showstopping views of Winchester.

14. Toast warmer and longer days with a visit to a Hampshire vineyard.

The Mayfly pub River Test

15. Wine or dine al fresco in a Hampshire pub garden.

16. See the spring farm animals at Finkley Down Farm, Sky Park Farm, Manor Farm, or Longdown Activity Farm.

17. Have a riverside picnic on the banks of the Beaulieu River at Buckler’s Hard.

18. Visit the home of Downton Abbey at the Spring Public Opening of Highclere Castle.

19.  Tuck into the fun and food of The Big Eat at Royal Victoria Country Park.

20. Bring maxi-mum smiles to someone special with a Mother’s Day treat in Hampshire.

21. Sample the new season’s local produce at a Hampshire Farmers’ Market.

22. Dip your toes in the water for a paddle at one of Hampshire’s beaches.

23. Book a spring break to Hampshire and stay in splendid self-catering accommodation.

24. Get active at the Sweat Fitness and Wellbeing Festival at Gunwharf Quays with activities including cold water immersion, SUP, street dance, Yoga, and Zumba and live DJs pushing the tempo.

25. Partake or spectate at the ABP Southampton Marathon.

Hampshire countryside

26. Walk through the pretty meadows of the county’s countryside on a spring walk.

27.  Tee off at one of Hampshire’s great golf courses like Boundary Lakes, Hilton Southampton Utilita Bowl.

28. Have your own Springwatch with some bird spotting and wildlife watching at the Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve.  

29. Pedal into longer evenings with a sunset bike ride on Hayling Island’s Billy Cycle Trail.

30. Celebrate the lush local crops of watercress at The Alresford Watercress Festival.

31. Have a Hoppy Easter at Paultons Park.

32. Freshen up your wardrobe for the new season at Westquay, Southampton; Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth; or Festival Place, Basingstoke.

33.  Discover the conservation work supporting hundreds of exotic and endangered animals in the beautiful 140-acre park at Marwell Zoo.

34. Breathe in the botanicals and create some springtime cocktails at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery.

35. Indulge in some spring bakes and cakes at one of the county’s friendly cafés.

36.  Go moto treasure hunting at the Spring Autojumble at Beaulieu.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Spring

37.  See Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at its blossoming best as Magnolias, Japanese flowering cherries, Azaleas and Rhododendrons spring to life.

38. Refresh and pamper yourself on a spring spa day

39.  Seek out the flourishing fruits of the spring on a foraging workshop with Experience Hampshire.

40. Raise a glass at the Steam Town Brew Co. Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour on the last Tuesday of every month.

41. See the Bealieu River from a canoe with New Forest Activities.

42.  Walk along Hurst Spit to visit Henry VIII's Hurst Castle with surrounding views of the Isle of Wight and the Solent.

Donkeys New Forest National Park

43.  Spot some newborn arrivals in the New Forest National Park.

44. Poise your pinkie with a sophisticated afternoon tea.

45. Have a literary day out with a visit to Jane Austen’s House in the picturesque village of Chawton.

46. Enjoy a day out filled with fresh air at Hampshire's country parks.

47. Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready to rock the top of the Tower with a night of Elvis-inspired rock ‘n’ roll at the Spinnaker Tower.

48. Go fishing in Hampshire's rivers – some of the purest chalk streams in the country.

49. Take to two wheels for a bike ride in the South Downs National Park.

50.  Hop aboard the historic ships at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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