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Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

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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. The New Forest Wildlife Park

    Ashurst, Lyndhurst

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:30

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1254 reviews1254 reviews

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    Price £7.50 to £38.00 Per Ticket
  2. Gunwharf Quays

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 2936 reviews2936 reviews
  3. Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 reviews
  4. Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

    Hill Head

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 244 reviews244 reviews

    Price

    Price £2.00 to £4.25 Per Ticket
  5. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

    Horndean

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 343 reviews343 reviews
  6. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Romsey

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    From:
    1 Apr 2019to31 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2019to31 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 615 reviews615 reviews

    Price

    Price £2.40 to £23.00 Per Ticket
  7. Staunton Country Park

    Havant

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Price

    Price £27.00 Per Ticket
  8. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Beaulieu

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2019to1 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1133 reviews1133 reviews

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    Price £4.00 to £49.00 Per Ticket
  9. Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

    Beaulieu

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2019to23 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    24 Sept 2019to24 May 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 6156 reviews6156 reviews

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    Price £12.50 to £64.00 Per Ticket
  10. Emirates Spinnaker Tower

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    5 Sept 2019to31 Jan 2020Open 10:00 - 17:30
    From:
    22 July 2020to4 Sept 2020Open 09:30 - 18:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 5076 reviews5076 reviews

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    Price £8.50 to £35.00 Per Ticket
  11. The Hangar @ Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton, New Forest

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 77 reviews77 reviews

    Price

    Price £6.00 to £12.00 Per Ticket
  12. Winchester Cathedral

    Winchester

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4081 reviews4081 reviews

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    Price £6.00 to £9.50 Per Ticket
  13. The Mary Rose

    HM Naval Base, Portsmouth

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    From:
    1 Apr 2019to31 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:30
    From:
    1 Nov 2019to31 Mar 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 5307 reviews5307 reviews
  14. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

    Morn Hill, Winchester

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    From:
    2 Sept 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Jan 2020to22 July 2020Various Opening Times
    From:
    23 July 2020to1 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1056 reviews1056 reviews

    Price

    Price £12.00 to £13.20 Per Ticket
  15. The Vyne

    Basingstoke

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    From:
    14 Feb 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Jan 2020to13 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 988 reviews988 reviews

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    Price £5.90 to £28.80 Per Ticket
  16. Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

    Alresford

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019to25 Oct 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1178 reviews1178 reviews

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    Price £8.00 to £40.00 Per Ticket
  17. Lepe Country Park

    Beaulieu

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 356 reviews356 reviews
  18. Marwell Zoo

    Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 2810 reviews2810 reviews

    Price

    Price £17.00 to £72.00 Per Ticket
  19. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    HM Naval Base, Portsmouth

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 7716 reviews7716 reviews

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    Price £23.50 to £85.00 Per Ticket
  20. Eling Tide Mill Experience

    Totton

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    From:
    1 Apr 2019to30 Sept 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Oct 2019to31 Mar 2020Open 11:00 - 16:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 79 reviews79 reviews

    Price

    Price £3.50 to £15.00 Per Ticket
  21. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

    Romsey

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 7770 reviews7770 reviews

    Price

    Price £28.00 to £173.75 Per Ticket
  22. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2019to31 Oct 2019
    From:
    1 Nov 2019to28 Feb 2020Open 08:00 - 17:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 182 reviews182 reviews

    Price

    Free
  23. Manor Farm

    Bursledon, Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 410 reviews410 reviews

    Price

    Price £5.00 to £29.00 Per Ticket
  24. Saber Powersports Speed Boat Driving Experiences

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019to20 Oct 2019

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 313 reviews313 reviews