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Family Friendly Attractions in Hampshire

Family Friendly Attractions in Hampshire

Beaches in Hampshire

Beaches in Hampshire

Museums in Hampshire

Museums in Hampshire

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Zoos and Aquariums 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. Rural Life Centre

    Farnham

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  2. Liberty's Owl Raptor & Reptile Centre

    Ringwood

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  3. The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

    Winchester

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  4. Red House Museum and Gardens

    Christchurch

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times
  5. Pinkmead Farm Equestrian Centre

    Southampton

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  6. Portchester Castle

    Portchester

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  7. Stratfield Saye House

    Reading

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  8. Theatre Royal Winchester

    Winchester

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  9. Jewellery Moves

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    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  10. The Pyramids Centre

    Southsea, Portsmouth

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    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times
  11. Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

    Winchester

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  12. Kings Theatre

    Southsea, Portsmouth

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  13. Holyrood Church

    Southampton

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  14. Funland Amusement Park Hayling Island

    Hayling Island

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    From:
    16 Feb 2020to31 Dec 2020
  15. The Point

    Eastleigh

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  16. The Natural Garden

    Highclere

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times
  17. God's House Tower

    Southampton

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times
  18. The Lavender Fields

    Selborne Road, Alton

  19. Andy Froy - Survival

    Eastleigh

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  20. Breamore House and Museum

    Fordingbridge

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    29 Mar 2020to31 Oct 2020Various Opening Times
  21. New Forest Water Park

    Fordingbridge

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    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
  22. Eastney Engine Houses

    Eastney, Southsea