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Summer Moments

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Looking for that perfect summer getaway? Want to create summer memories that will last a lifetime? Whether it’s a day out, short break or longer, great summer moments are created in Hampshire. With a wide range of top attractions, places to eat, campsites and outdoor activities you will be spoilt for choice this summer.

Set up camp in one of the New Forest National Park campsites and get back in touch with nature. Enjoy exploring the national park’s picturesque towns and villages, get lost in the woodlands or sit around a campfire under the summer night’s sky.

Head to the Hampshire's coastline and enjoy a number of water based activities. Learn to sail, take a stand up paddle board tour along the coast or relax with a picnic at one of Hampshire’s beaches.

Foodies will love Hampshire’s award winning restaurants and farmers' markets. Sit back and relax in a pub garden with a glass of local English sparkling wine after a day of exploring the county.  

Top Attractions in Hampshire

This summer get up close and personal with animals, step on-board historic ships, explore beautiful gardens and huge stately homes or ride on adrenaline fuelled rollercoasters. Hampshire’s attractions offer great days out for all ages.

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Camping and Glamping in Hampshire

Enjoy a summer break under canvas at one of Hampshire's campsites or glamping sites. Pack the tent and choose from a number of campsites in Hampshire’s two National Parks, near a one of Hampshire’s vibrant cities or along the coast.

Want to enjoy the experience of camping but with a few added luxuries? Hampshire is home to a number of top glamping sites offering the perfect relaxing break.  

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Summer Events in Hampshire

Enjoy music festivals with chart topping artists, traditional country shows, delicious food festivals, fantastic children’s activities and much more this summer.  

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Cycling and walking in Hampshire

Make the most of the sunny weather and get out and explore the county by foot or on two wheels. With a vast amount of cycling routes, on and off road and a network of footpaths this is a great way to discover Hampshire.

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Dog Friendly

Summer moments wouldn’t be the same without your four legged friend so don’t leave them at home. Hampshire is home to a number of dog friendly attractions, accommodation and places to eat. Man’s best friend will love the open space of the two National Parks or a dip in the sea at one of Hampshire’s dog friendly beaches.

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Top Summer Moments in Hampshire

 Read our blog and find out Hampshire’s top summer moments that are a must for any visitor to the county this summer.

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Getting to Hampshire

By Road
Hampshire is the perfect place for a summer break break, easy to get here by road with M3, M27 and A3 quick access.

New Forest: 1hr 45 from London
South Downs: 1hr from London

By Rail
With an extensive rail network across Hampshire makes it easy to get here by train. 

Best trains stations for New Forest
Brockenhurst: 1hr 30 from London Waterloo
New Milton: 1hr 40 from London Waterloo
Beaulieu Road: 1hr 40 from London Waterloo

Best train stations for South Downs
Winchester: 1hr from London Waterloo
Alton: 1hr 10 from London Waterloo
Petersfield: 1 hr from London