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Staunton Farm - a great thing to do with children in Hampshire over the summer

Summer days out for children in Hampshire

With the summer fast approaching, it’s got us thinking about what to do in the school holidays. With 6 or more weeks off, there’s plenty of time for making exciting memories together here in Hampshire. If you are looking for kid-friendly days out in Hampshire, read on to find out some of our recommendations.

Children playing at Royal Victoria Country Park, Hampshire

Top attractions to visit this summer where children go free

With only a few weeks to go until the school summer holidays kick off, you may be thinking about ideas for days out with the children. If you are looking to make the most of your budget this summer, why not consider planning a trip to some of the following Hampshire attractions, all of which offer free entry for children.

Southsea Sauna

What’s hot – outdoor saunas in Hampshire

Much like the löyly (wood-fired steam) that rises within their aromatic walls, sauna culture is on the up in the UK.

From coast to countryside, Hampshire has a superb selection of outdoor saunas to soothe, steam, and combine with a cold-water dip.

HMS Alliance, Gosport, Hampshire

Top things to do in Gosport

With its military connections and its position on the Solent, Gosport has plenty in it to see and do. Whether it’s a day at one of Gosport’s beaches or time spent at some of the fascinating museums, find out more about what you can experience in Gosport. 

Romsey, Hampshire

Top 10 things to do in Romsey

Nestled in the Test Valley, Romsey is a small market town which boasts some amazing attractions. Use Romsey as a base to explore the wider area, with gorgeous walks and cycle rides from your doorstop, plus easy access to Southampton and the New Forest. We’ve put together our top picks of things to do in Romsey. 

Emsworth, Hampshire

Top 10 things to do in Emsworth

Nestled on the edge of Chichester harbour and an easy reach from Portsmouth, you’ll find the pretty town of Emsworth. Although small, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in the Emsworth area. Take a look at our top 10 things to do in Emsworth below.


Gig tripping: plan your music mini break to Hampshire

A summer of live music is approaching and the new trend of gig tripping – combining live music at gigs or festivals with a trip to a new destination – is a great way to plan a short break.

We’ve lined up the hottest music acts set to perform in Hampshire this summer in brilliant destinations to explore.