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Family Attractions in Hampshire

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For a great day out in Hampshire, visiting one of our family attractions is a must! There are a number of top family attractions in Hampshire offering a wide range of things to do for the whole family to enjoy.

Find out about creepy crawlies, big cats, sea creatures or birds of prey at some of Hampshire's animal attractions or explore the county’s country parks and nature reserves which offer exciting outdoor activities for children of all ages. Hampshire's coastline offers a number of family friendly beaches and resorts that will provide hours of seaside fun.

For an adventurous day out, Hampshire has a number of attractions offering you and your family the chance to fly through the trees on a zip wire, bounce your way across a huge floating inflatable or reach new levels  with indoor sky diving. 

Many of Hampshire's museums and historic sites offer children the opportunity to step back in time by taking part in trials, quizzes and interactive displays. Explore a real life historic ship, marvel at the size of Europe’s longest nave at Winchester Cathedral, take a trip on a steam train or explore the ruins of historic castles and palaces. 

Hampshire’s theme parks and adventure parks offer a fantastic kids days out. Face your fears and take on dinosaurs, ride the county’s biggest roller coasters or meet your favourite Peppa Pig character at Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World.   

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Family Attractions in Portsmouth

Famous for its maritime history the vibrant city of Portsmouth is home to the famous Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Mary Rose Museum, both top attractions offering a superb family day out. 

The Blue Reef Aquarium on the seafront gives children the chance to get up close with sea creatures whilst Spinnaker Tower offers an adventure into the sky with panoramic views of the Solent.

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Family Attractions in the New Forest

The stunning New Forest National Park offers fantastic days out with the kids. For a day out with teenagers, head to Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum, where they can explore a collection of 250 vehicles and experience World of Top Gear.  

The whole family will enjoy a day at Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway discovering the beautiful gardens and a ride on the miniature Steam Railway. Young Children will love a day out on the farm at Longdown Activity Farm. See cows, pigs and goats, plus tractor rides and outdoor and indoor play areas. 

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Family attractions in Winchester and East Hampshire

Nestled on the outskirts of the South Downs National Park is the historic city of Winchester, witness your children marvel at the size of Winchester Cathedral or learn to make bread and meet the local resident otters at Winchester City Mill. Discover all things science and be blasted into space at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.  

For a top family day out jump on-board a steam train and travel through scenic countryside with the Watercress Line, only a short 15 minute drive from Winchester. 

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Family Attractions in North Hampshire

Family attractions in North Hampshire offer great days out for children of all ages. 

Head to The Vyne a National Trust  property on the outskirts of Basingstoke, take a picnic and explore the house and gardens. 

Basingstoke indoor sky diving is a fantastic attraction for teenagers whilst Birdworld, near Farnham, offers a great day out for all the whole family. 

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Family Attractions in the Test Valley

There is a diverse range of attractions from high octane action at Thruxton Motorsport Centre, animal adventures at the Hawk Conservancy Trust and glorious selection of gardens including Mottisfont, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Houghton Lodge Gardens.  Museum buffs should also visit the Army Flying Museum.


Getting Here

By Road
Hampshire is home to a number of top family attractions and is  easy to get here by road with M3, M27 and A3 for quick access.

New Forest: 1hr 45 from London
Winchester: 1hr 30 from London
South Downs: 1hr 30 from London
North Hampshire: 1hr from London

By Rail
With an extensive rail network across Hampshire makes it easy to get here by train. Family attractions in Hampshire are located all over the county. In quieter areas of the county not all are served by train stations, but may only be a short taxi ride away or why not hire car. 

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 Winchester and East Hampshire
Winchester: 1hr from London Waterloo
Alton: 1hr 10 from London Waterloo
Petersfield: 1 hr from London Waterloo

Best train stations for North Hampshire
Basingstoke: 1hr from London Waterloo
Farnborough: 40 minutes from London Waterloo

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  1. The New Forest Wildlife Park

    Ashurst, Lyndhurst

    Dates

    From:
    19 Mar 2024to22 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 17:30
    From:
    23 Sept 2024to31 Dec 2024Open 10:00 - 16:30

    Price

    Price £8.25 to £40.50 Per Ticket
  2. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Exbury

    Dates

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

    Price

    Price £6.00 to £17.60 Per Ticket
  3. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

    Romsey

    Dates

    From:
    19 Feb 2024to23 Dec 2024

    Price

    Price £43.50 to £58.50 Per Ticket
  4. River Hamble Country Park

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024
    From:
    1 May 2024to31 Oct 2024Open 09:30 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2024to30 Apr 2025Open 09:00 - 16:00
  5. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2024to28 Feb 2025Open 08:00 - 17:00
  6. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

    Horndean

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024
  7. Manor Farm

    Bursledon, Southampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2024to31 Oct 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2024to31 Jan 2025Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 Feb 2025to28 Feb 2025Open 10:00 - 16:00

    Price

    Price £6.50 to £9.50 Per Ticket
  8. Lepe Country Park

    Beaulieu

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to31 Dec 2024
  9. Staunton Farm

    Havant

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2024to31 Oct 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2024to31 Mar 2025Open 10:00 - 16:00

    Price

    Price Free to £38.00 Per Ticket
  10. Staunton Country Park

    Havant

    Dates

    Price

    Price £27.00 Per Ticket
  11. Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

    Fareham

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2024to31 Oct 2024Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 Nov 2024to31 Mar 2025Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 Jan 2025to31 Mar 2025Various Opening Times

    Price

    Free
  12. Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum

    Beaulieu

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2024to27 May 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    28 May 2024to11 Sept 2024Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    12 Sept 2024to31 Dec 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Price

    Price Free Per person per day to £75.00 Per Ticket