Museums in Hampshire

Museums in Hampshire

Zoos and Aquariums in Hampshire

Zoos and Aquariums in Hampshire

Family Friendly Attractions in Hampshire

Family Friendly Attractions in Hampshire

Hampshire Attractions

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Meet a penguin face to face, prepare for battle, walk in Jane Austen’s footsteps or take a trip into outer space – there are so many exciting Hampshire attractions that you’ll never run out of things to do. Planning days out is easy with our top 10 ideas or take a look at our special offers page for discounts at a variety of attractions across the county.


Amazing Animal Attractions

Giraffes, lions, tigers, meerkats and marmosets are just a few of the many animals on show at Marwell Wildlife. Make friends with the deer, otters, wallabies and wild boar at New Forest Wildlife Park or go wild in the impressive adventure playgrounds. Children will love feeding the baby animals at Longdown Activity Farm and you’ll find friendly farm animals plus a fabulous play barn at Staunton Country Park.You can watch hundreds of brightly coloured tropical fish at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth or marvel at the spectacular daily flying demonstrations at The Hawk Conservancy Trust near Andover.

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Arts & Entertainment Attractions

Hampshire attractions include a great choice of activities, arts and entertainment. Follow the art trail at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey, or see the impressive collections in the Southampton City Art Gallery. Top theatres in Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth stage fantastic shows, from West End productions and musicals to opera and pantomime.


Family Fun Attractions

Hampshire’s Queen Elizabeth, Staunton, Royal Victoria and Manor Farm Country Parks offer hours of outdoor fun as well as family attractions such as play areas, nature walks and cycle trails. The county’s beautiful beaches and coast is never far away and is perfect for beach games, water sports and boating. Children can get hands-on and interactive at many Hampshire attractions, including Milestones in Basingstoke, the Winchester Science Centre and Explosions! in Gosport. Don’t miss Paulton’s Park at Ower and Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower for more great family adventures.


Literary Heritage Attractions

Jane Austen is the author most often associated with attractions in Hampshire but other famous names also have a literary connection with the county. These include naturalist Gilbert White, poets John Keats and Edward Thomas, writers Charles Dickens, Flora Thompson and Thomas Hardy and the Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Discover more about these renowned writers on a literary trail through Hampshire. Take in Jane Austen’s house at Chawton, Gilbert White’s home at Selborne, Dickens’ birthplace in Portsmouth and other literary sites in Liphook, Minstead and Winchester.


Military Heritage Attractions

Whether on land, sea or air you’ll find a wealth of rich military history in Hampshire. You can visit the tranquil burial place of Crimean war heroine Florence Nightingale at St Margaret’s Church in East Wellow, where there are artefacts and photographs relating to the life of this modern healthcare pioneer.

Other military attractions in Hampshire include the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop, the home of the British Army at Aldershot and Portsmouth’s exciting naval museums at the Dockyard. For fascinating insights into Britain’s past, climb the Roman walls at Portchester Castle, explore the regimental museums at Winchester or imagine firing the big guns at the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson.

Museums & History Attractions

Chug through Hampshire’s scenic countryside on a steam train on the historic Watercress Line or re-live the tragic story of the Titanic at the SeaCity museum in Southampton. Go back in time in the Maritime Museum at Buckler’s Hard near Beaulieu, where the ships for Nelson’s Navy were once built. Whether you like boats, books, cannons, castles, stars, science or submarines, you’ll find plenty of museums and heritage attractions in Hampshire.


Stately Homes & Gardens

Associated with famous figures such as Wellington, Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Rothschilds, Hampshire’s stately homes and gardens offer fascinating days out. You’ll find gardens both charming and compact or impressive and vast as well as stately homes on a grand scale. Discover fragrant and sensual delights in the lovely gardens at Mottisfont, Exbury, Hinton Ampner and Houghton and see life as it was once lived at Uppark, Statfield Saye or The Vyne. 


Hampshire’s Top Attractions Discounts

For fantastic special offer vouchers to some of the county's top attractions visit the Hampshire Top Attractions website. From the Museums and Gardens to Family Attractions and activity parks, there’s so much to explore and enjoy.    

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  1. Lepe Country Park

    Beaulieu

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 422 reviews422 reviews
  2. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

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    From:
    1 Nov 2021to28 Feb 2022Open 08:00 - 17:00

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 209 reviews209 reviews
  3. New Forest Activities

    BROCKENHURST

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 945 reviews945 reviews
  4. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

    Romsey

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    12 Apr 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 9499 reviews9499 reviews

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    Price £33.25 to £207.50 Per Ticket
  5. The New Forest Wildlife Park

    Ashurst, Lyndhurst

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 17:30

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1427 reviews1427 reviews

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    Price £7.50 to £38.00 Per Ticket
  6. Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

    Alresford

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1307 reviews1307 reviews

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    Price £8.00 to £40.00 Per Ticket
  7. Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

    Hill Head

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 259 reviews259 reviews

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    Price £3.00 to £15.00 Per Ticket
  8. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

    Morn Hill, Winchester

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Various Opening Times
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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Open 09:00 - 17:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1141 reviews1141 reviews

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    Price £13.20 Per Ticket
  9. Eling Tide Mill Experience

    Totton

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    1 Apr 2022to30 Sept 2022Various Opening Times

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 100 reviews100 reviews

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    Price £4.50 to £18.00 Per Ticket
  10. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Romsey

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 684 reviews684 reviews

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    Price £2.40 to £23.00 Per Ticket
  11. Gunwharf Quays

    Portsmouth

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Various Opening Times

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3196 reviews3196 reviews
  12. Spinnaker Tower

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    5 Sept 2021to31 Jan 2022Open 10:00 - 17:30
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    22 July 2022to4 Sept 2022Open 09:30 - 18:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 5461 reviews5461 reviews

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    Price £11.95 to £49.00 Per Ticket
  13. Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Whitchurch

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    From:
    1 Nov 2021to31 Mar 2022Various Opening Times

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    Price £17.50 to £45.00 Per Ticket
  14. Winchester Cathedral

    Winchester

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4420 reviews4420 reviews

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    Price £6.00 to £9.50 Per Ticket
  15. Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 87 reviews87 reviews
  16. Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

    Beaulieu

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    29 Mar 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 7160 reviews7160 reviews

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    Price £15.00 to £69.00 Per Ticket
  17. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

    Horndean

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    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 375 reviews375 reviews
  18. Manor Farm

    Bursledon, Southampton

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    From:
    1 Nov 2021to31 Jan 2022Various Opening Times
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    1 Feb 2022to28 Feb 2022Various Opening Times

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 433 reviews433 reviews

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    Price £6.50 to £9.50 Per Ticket
  19. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    HM Naval Base, Portsmouth

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 8162 reviews8162 reviews
  20. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Exbury

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1304 reviews1304 reviews

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    Price £4.50 to £14.30 Per Ticket
  21. The Hangar @ Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton, New Forest

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 87 reviews87 reviews

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    Price £6.00 to £12.00 Per Ticket
  22. Jane Austen's House

    Near Alton

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    19 May 2022to31 Oct 2022Various Opening Times

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 897 reviews897 reviews

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    Price £5.00 to £25.00 Per Ticket
  23. Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

    Fareham

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    From:
    1 Apr 2021to31 Dec 2021Various Opening Times

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    Free
  24. Marwell Zoo

    Winchester

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3204 reviews3204 reviews

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    Price £19.00 to £76.00 Per Ticket