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 in Hampshire

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 & Historic 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. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

    Morn Hill, Winchester

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1210 reviews1210 reviews

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    Price £15.00 Per Ticket
  2. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Exbury

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    9 Mar 2024to3 Nov 2024Open 10:00 - 17:30

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    Price £6.00 to £17.60 Per Ticket
  3. Manor Farm

    Bursledon, Southampton

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 449 reviews449 reviews

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    Price £6.50 to £9.50 Per Ticket
  4. Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

    Fareham

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  5. Eling Tide Mill Experience

    Totton

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 107 reviews107 reviews

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

    Romsey

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    Price £4.20 to £33.00 Per Ticket
  7. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

    Romsey

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    19 Feb 2024to23 Dec 2024

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 10546 reviews10546 reviews

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    Price £43.50 to £58.50 Per Ticket
  8. Staunton Country Park

    Havant

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  9. Go Ape - Southampton

    West End, Southampton

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  10. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 234 reviews234 reviews
  11. New Forest Activities

    Brockenhurst

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1267 reviews1267 reviews
  12. The Arc

    Winchester

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 62 reviews62 reviews
  13. Marwell Zoo

    Winchester

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3643 reviews3643 reviews
  14. Buckler's Hard

    New Forest

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  15. Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre

    Farnborough

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  16. Go Ape - Alice Holt

    Farnham

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 158 reviews158 reviews
  17. Lepe Country Park

    Beaulieu

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 464 reviews464 reviews
  18. Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Whitchurch

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3883 reviews3883 reviews

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    Price £20.00 to £80.00 Per Ticket
  19. Go Ape - Moors Valley

    Ashley Heath, Ringwood

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 455 reviews455 reviews

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    Price £20.00 to £38.00 Per Ticket
  20. Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

    Fareham

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 181 reviews181 reviews

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    Price £3.50 to £17.00 Per Ticket
  21. Hawk Conservancy Trust

    Andover

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    Price £14.25 to £18.50 Per Ticket
  22. Jane Austen's House

    Near Alton

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 948 reviews948 reviews

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    Price £6.00 to £30.00 Per Ticket
  23. The New Forest Wildlife Park

    Ashurst, Lyndhurst

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    19 Mar 2024to22 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 17:30
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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1519 reviews1519 reviews

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    Price £8.25 to £40.50 Per Ticket
  24. 878 AD Step into Anglo Saxon Winchester

    Winchester

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 40 reviews40 reviews