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As lockdown restrictions begin to ease many of Hampshire’s hospitality and tourism businesses will be re-opening from 4 July and we cannot wait to welcome you back. Tourism businesses have been working hard to ensure that your visit is safe and will be adopting Visit England’s industry standard mark ‘We’re good to go’. Visit England’s ‘know before you go’ encourages all our visitors to plan ahead and check if there are restrictions before you travel. We welcome responsible visitors to Hampshire. #respectprotectenjoy

 
More about Visit England’s ‘We’re good to go’ 

Visit England, along with the other tourist organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the UK government, have launched a new industry standard mark as a way of supporting tourism businesses and providing reassurance to you. The industry standard is a way of letting you know which businesses have made necessary changes to their day-to-day workings, including social distancing measures and staff training.

 
More about ‘Know before you go’ 

These are new times and many of our businesses will be implementing new processes. Things may be different to normal and could take a little longer. To make your visit as seamless and as enjoyable as possible we strongly advise that you check opening times, ticket and booking information and further guidance directly with any relevant attractions/venues/accommodation providers before making plans to visit. In line with government guidelines most businesses will now require you to pre-book online before you visit.

See our guide to attractions in Hampshire

See our guide to accommodation in Hampshire

Discover Walks in Hampshire

Discover cycling in Hampshire

 
Tourism businesses looking for guidance please refer to our travel trade pagehttps://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/visitor-information/travel-trade 

 
Hampshire Attractions which have re-opened

Following government guidelines the below Hampshire attractions have now reopened. We strongly advise that you check openings, ticket information and further guidance directly with any relevant attraction/venue before making plans to visit.
 

  • Beaulieu - Grounds and gardens open including, for a limited time only, areas of Lord Montagu‘s private gardens surrounding Palace House. Indoor spaces will remain closed. Tickets must be booked online. 

  • Paultons Park - Reopening on Saturday 4th July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to the Park will need to be pre-booked online and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day. 

  • Marwell Zoo - Open but tickets must be pre-booked online. 

  • Exbury Gardens - Gardens have reopened but tickets must be booked online.

  • New Forest Activities - Social distancing activities available to book online including canoe and kayak guided tours, kayak and bike hire.

  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens - Open to memebers and non-members, tickets must be booked online. Some takeaway catering available. 

  • Mottisfont - Gardens have reopened but tickets must be booked online.

  • The Vyne - Gardens have reopened but tickets must be booked online.

  • Lepe Country Park - Car park open, cashless payment only for parking and toilets open.

  • Royal Victoria Country Park - Car park open, cashless payment only for parking and toilets open.

  • Itchen Valley Country Park - Car park open, cashless payment only for parking and toilets open.

  • Queen Elizabeth Country Park - Car park open, cashless payment only for parking and toilets open.

  • Birdworld - Open but tickets must be booked online in advance, this includes annual pass holders.

  • Chawton House - Chawton House gardens will re-open on Saturday 4th July. Tickets must be pre-booked online. 

  • New Forest Wildlife Park - Open. Tickets should be booked online prior to visiting. 

  • The Watercress Line - Reopening on Saturday 11th July. Tickets must be pre-booked online. 

  • Hawk Conservancy Trust - Reopening on Wednesday 8th July. Tickets must be pre-booked online.

 
Follow Government guidance: Social distancing and hand washing remain the key two actions that can help protect everyone; and many businesses are providing extra hygiene COVID Secure protocols to help you stay safe.  Please follow and respect any additional measures put in place. 


For up to date national guidance please see:

UK Government website - https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


 

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