Museums in Hampshire

Museums in Hampshire

Beaches in Hampshire - Milford on Sea

Beaches 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. Marwell Zoo

    Winchester

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3090 reviews3090 reviews

    Price

    Price £19.00 to £76.00 Per Ticket
  2. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

    Romsey

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    From:
    12 Apr 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 8648 reviews8648 reviews

    Price

    Price £33.25 to £207.50 Per Ticket
  3. 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 - 1388 reviews1388 reviews

    Price

    Price £7.50 to £38.00 Per Ticket
  4. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    HM Naval Base, Portsmouth

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 8006 reviews8006 reviews
  5. New Forest Activities

    BROCKENHURST

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 840 reviews840 reviews
  6. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Exbury

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    From:
    29 Mar 2021to31 Oct 2021Open 10:00 - 17:30

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1274 reviews1274 reviews

    Price

    Price £4.50 to £14.30 Per Ticket
  7. Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

    Hill Head

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 253 reviews253 reviews

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    Price £2.00 to £4.25 Per Ticket
  8. Winchester Cathedral

    Winchester

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4342 reviews4342 reviews

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    Price £6.00 to £9.50 Per Ticket
  9. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Romsey

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 667 reviews667 reviews

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

    Havant

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

    Price

    Price £27.00 Per Ticket
  11. Jane Austen's House

    Near Alton

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    From:
    19 May 2021to31 Oct 2021Various Opening Times

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 888 reviews888 reviews

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    Price £5.00 to £25.00 Per Ticket
  12. Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Whitchurch

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    Price

    Price £15.00 to £30.00 Per Ticket
  13. Manor Farm

    Bursledon, Southampton

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 419 reviews419 reviews

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    Price £5.00 to £29.00 Per Ticket
  14. Spinnaker Tower

    Portsmouth

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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 5368 reviews5368 reviews

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    Price £11.95 to £49.00 Per Ticket
  15. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

    Morn Hill, Winchester

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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1118 reviews1118 reviews

    Price

    Price £13.20 Per Ticket
  16. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

    Horndean

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 371 reviews371 reviews
  17. Gunwharf Quays

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021Various Opening Times

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3160 reviews3160 reviews
  18. The Vyne

    Basingstoke

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    From:
    14 Feb 2021to31 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Jan 2022to13 Feb 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1048 reviews1048 reviews

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    Price £5.90 to £28.80 Per Ticket
  19. The Hangar @ Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton, New Forest

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 84 reviews84 reviews

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    Price £6.00 to £12.00 Per Ticket
  20. Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton

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    From:
    1 Jan 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 84 reviews84 reviews
  21. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

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

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 201 reviews201 reviews
  22. Saber Powersports Speed Boat Driving Experiences

    Southampton

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    From:
    3 May 2021to31 Oct 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 323 reviews323 reviews
  23. Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

    Beaulieu

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    From:
    29 Mar 2021to31 Dec 2021

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 6862 reviews6862 reviews

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    Price £12.50 to £64.00 Per Ticket
  24. Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

    Alresford

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1286 reviews1286 reviews

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    Price £8.00 to £40.00 Per Ticket