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Fairweather's Garden Centre

High Street, Beaulieu, Beaulieu, SO42 7YB Beaulieu
Garden Centre
01590 612307 01590 612307

  • Welcome to Fairweather’s Garden Centre In Hampshire

Visit Beaulieu’s hidden gem – Fairweather’s Garden Centre in...

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Fairweather's Garden Centre

High Street, Beaulieu, Beaulieu, SO42 7YB Beaulieu
Garden Centre
01590 612307 01590 612307
  • Welcome to Fairweather’s Garden Centre In Hampshire

Visit Beaulieu’s hidden gem – Fairweather’s Garden Centre in Hampshire – in the beautiful heart of the New Forest.

STEFF'S KITCHEN - Homegrown cooking - FIND OUT MORE

Agapanthus 'Purple Heart'

ONLINE SHOP - Buy Agapanthus, Lavender, Heuchera and Gift Vouchers HERE

Kids making pots and sowing seeds in Patricks Patch

POTTING SHED CLUB - Fun gardening courses for children - BOOK HERE

Fairweather's Maintenance

FAIRWEATHER'S LANDSCAPES - Garden Design, Landscaping & Maintenance - FIND OUT MORE HERE

FREE Soup Recipes - Straight from Steff's Kitchen - DOWNLOAD HERE

PLANTS - A wide selection of plants to choose from - FIND OUT MORE


Fairweather’s is one of the most popular garden centres in Hampshire, situated in the picturesque village of Beaulieu. We stock Hampshire’s highest quality garden plants, plus giftware, accessories, furniture and much more. If you’re looking for a unique and inviting garden centre in Hampshire, you’ll love Fairweather’s.

  • Steff’s Kitchen | Places To Eat 

View our page on TripAdvisorWhen you visit our café you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome. All the food we serve is home cooked. From warm scones straight out of the oven to hearty soups, everything is freshly prepared.

Whether you are simply looking for a latte, a warming lunch or something from the kids’ menu, we offer something for every appetite at one of the best places to eat in the New Forest.

We strive to use local ingredients wherever possible, with local free range eggs, sausages and ham amongst the favourites. Our vegetables are largely sourced from within the New Forest area and often taken direct from Patrick’s Patch located opposite. In the summer our garden-fresh salads are made from leaves and vegetables picked the same morning.

Our delicious menu is often updated following customer feedback, plus you’re bound to be tempted by our Chef’s exciting weekly specials.

Don’t forget the outdoor seating area is always open whatever the weather, so dog walkers have somewhere to sit with their canine companions and with the addition of our new dog umbrella, no one gets wet – the perfect New Forest cafe stop!

Steff’s Kitchen is available for pre-booked evening functions. We’ve had great success so far – please contact us on 01590 614951 for more information.

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Venue Name
Fairweather's Garden Centre
Address
High Street, Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7YB, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612307
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New Forest Water Park

Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 2EY Fordingbridge
Visitor Attraction
01425 656868 01425 656868

5 PYLON CABLE

Ride the UK's newest 5 pylon wake park! We are equipped with the latest equipment and quality features.

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New Forest Water Park

Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 2EY Fordingbridge
Visitor Attraction
01425 656868 01425 656868

5 PYLON CABLE

Ride the UK's newest 5 pylon wake park! We are equipped with the latest equipment and quality features.

SYSTEM 2.0 CABLE

Just starting out? Trying to master your latest trick? Get ahead with coaching on our system 2.0 cable.

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Our coaches are some of the best in the industry and will guide you from beginner to advanced. Book in now!

WIBIT SPORTS AQUA PARK

Splash out and jump onto our aqua park! Exhilarating fun for family and friends! Book your session today!

SINGLE/DOUBLE KAYAKING

Whatever the weather, you're sure to enjoy the tranquility of a leisurely paddle on our lake.

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

Stand up paddle whatever the weather in our stunning new forest scenery. No experience needed.

CAMPING

Pitch up, relax and unwind for a day or two while enjoying our facilities and the great atmosphere.

CAMP FIRES PERMITTED

Sit back and enjoy your evening with melted marshmallows and camp fire songs under the starry skies.

SMALL CAMPERS WELCOME

Park up for the weekend or all week long, you are very welcome here with your trusty home on wheels!

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New Forest Water Park
Address
Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England, SP6 2EY, United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 656868
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Breamore House & Countryside Museum

37 College Road, Ringwood, BH24 1NU Ringwood
Visitor Attraction
01425 473845 01425 473845

Breamore House and Countryside Museum - set in its own beautiful surrounding farms and fields, the grandeur and...

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Breamore House & Countryside Museum

37 College Road, Ringwood, BH24 1NU Ringwood
Visitor Attraction
01425 473845 01425 473845

Breamore House and Countryside Museum - set in its own beautiful surrounding farms and fields, the grandeur and magnificence of the house has changed little over the past 400 years.

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Venue Name
Breamore House & Countryside Museum
Address
37 College Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, BH24 1NU, United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 473845
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Moors Valley Country Park

Horton Road, Ringwood, BH24 2ET Ringwood
Visitor Attraction
01590 612377 01590 612377
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Moors Valley Country Park

Horton Road, Ringwood, BH24 2ET Ringwood
Visitor Attraction
01590 612377 01590 612377

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Venue Name
Moors Valley Country Park
Address
Horton Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, BH24 2ET, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612377
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Forest Arts Centre

Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6DS New Milton
01425 612393 01425 612393

Forest Arts Centre is a thriving arts centre in New Milton on the Hampshire/Dorset border. It is also part of...

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Forest Arts Centre

Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6DS New Milton
01425 612393 01425 612393

Forest Arts Centre is a thriving arts centre in New Milton on the Hampshire/Dorset border. It is also part of Hampshire Cultural Trust along with the Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham and the West End Centre in Aldershot.

We provide great entertainment all year round -folk, blues, accoustic jazz, theatre, stand-up comedy, dance, talks, projects, classes and workshops..

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Venue Name
Forest Arts Centre
Address
Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hampshire, England, BH25 6DS, United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 612393
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Dancing Cows Brewery and Distillery

Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AL Lymington
Brewery
07952 639465 07952 639465

Welcome to the Dancing Cows Brewery and Distillery.

We are on a mission to excite your senses. Beers and malt liquors...

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Dancing Cows Brewery and Distillery

Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AL Lymington
Brewery
07952 639465 07952 639465

Welcome to the Dancing Cows Brewery and Distillery.

We are on a mission to excite your senses. Beers and malt liquors made with local barley. Gins, rums and vodkas infused with fresh seasonal botanicals, fruits and flowers. We are big into tradition but we also know that evolution is essential – we have no sacred cows, just Dancing Cows.

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Venue Name
Dancing Cows Brewery and Distillery
Address
Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 8AL, United Kingdom
Telephone
07952 639465
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Blashford Lakes

Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, BH24 3PJ Ringwood
01425 472760 01425 472760

Flooded gravel pits and their surrounding habitats host a range of wildlife. An on-site Education Centre is managed...

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Blashford Lakes

Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, BH24 3PJ Ringwood
01425 472760 01425 472760

Flooded gravel pits and their surrounding habitats host a range of wildlife. An on-site Education Centre is managed by the Wildlife Trust in partnership with Wessex Water, Bournemouth Water and New Forest District Council.

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Blashford Lakes
Address
Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, BH24 3PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 472760
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Anderwood Car Park & Barbecue Site

Lyndhurst Road, Burley, BH24 4HS Burley
National Park
0300 067 4601 0300 067 4601

Nestled in the trees, this shady car park is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic whilst listening to the sounds of...

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Anderwood Car Park & Barbecue Site

Lyndhurst Road, Burley, BH24 4HS Burley
National Park
0300 067 4601 0300 067 4601

Nestled in the trees, this shady car park is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic whilst listening to the sounds of woodland wildlife all around.

Contact details

Venue Name
Anderwood Car Park & Barbecue Site
Address
Lyndhurst Road, Burley, Hampshire, England, BH24 4HS, United Kingdom
Telephone
0300 067 4601
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Braxton Gardens

Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TX Milford on Sea
Café
01590 643633 01590 643633

A small family run business, standing clear of the crowd in a unique Tea Room experience.

Sarah and Si became the new...

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Braxton Gardens

Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TX Milford on Sea
Café
01590 643633 01590 643633

A small family run business, standing clear of the crowd in a unique Tea Room experience. 

Sarah and Si became the new owners of Braxton Gardens in May 2011 and in the few weeks before the grand re-opening on the 18th June they transformed the neglected garden to it’s current level of tranquility and beauty.


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Venue Name
Braxton Gardens
Address
Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England, SO41 0TX, United Kingdom
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01590 643633
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Highcliffe Beach

Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, BH23 5JA Christchurch
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Shingle and sand beaches, numerous promenades and cliff side paths to explore.Conveniently located close to the...

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Highcliffe Beach

Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, BH23 5JA Christchurch
Beach
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Shingle and sand beaches, numerous promenades and cliff side paths to explore. Conveniently located close to the centre of Highcliffe Village.

Access to beach is by a series of slopes and paths leading down to beach level. Many paths are gravel. Access at the eastern end via Chewton Bunny is mainly on tarmac paths.

Facilities nearby include a Café on cliff top adjacent to car park and with great views. Mobile food outlet on promenade. More shops and cafés on Highcliffe high street.

Public toilets located on cliff top adjacent to café.

Dogs are allowed but with seasonal restrictions. No dogs on the beach between groyne H4 and H8 from 1 May until 30 September inclusive.

Parking is available on the cliff top car park on Wharncliffe Road.

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Venue Name
Highcliffe Beach
Address
Waterford Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, England, BH23 5JA, United Kingdom
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Burley Sunday Market

The Cross, Burley, BH24 4AB Burley
Farmers Market
01425 403423 01425 403423

Burley Sunday Market

Held every Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10am until 2pm in the car park of the Queens Head pub.

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Burley Sunday Market

The Cross, Burley, BH24 4AB Burley
Farmers Market
01425 403423 01425 403423

Burley Sunday Market

Held every Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10am until 2pm in the car park of the Queens Head pub. 

New Forest Bacon, Simply Nuts and Olives, Crafty Crust and Cheese Cake, Alison Ince Crafts, Over Rock and Under Tree Photography to name a few...

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Venue Name
Burley Sunday Market
Address
The Cross, Burley, Hampshire, England, BH24 4AB, United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 403423
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Insight Activities New Forest

Midgham Farm, Fordingbridge, SP6 3DA Fordingbridge
Recreation Centre
07752302010 07752302010

If you enjoy a little more sport to your country pursuit then please read on – In a rustic section of the forest...

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Insight Activities New Forest

Midgham Farm, Fordingbridge, SP6 3DA Fordingbridge
Recreation Centre
07752302010 07752302010

If you enjoy a little more sport to your country pursuit then please read on – In a rustic section of the forest close to Fordingbridge is Insight Activities’ shooting and axe throwing range, where anyone can learn the fine arts of Archery, Crossbows or Axe Throwing and indulge their inner Medieval desires. Everyone welcome, No previous experience required.

Insight activities provide unique and fun activities within the New Forest, Hampshire. If you’re looking for one of the best things to do whilst visiting then please read on, we are ranked as the No.1 local attraction, Tripadvisor 2016, 2017. We offer activities for individuals, couples, families, private parties and corporate events.

- See more at: https://insightactivities.co.uk/#_=_

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Venue Name
Insight Activities New Forest
Address
Midgham Farm, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England, SP6 3DA, United Kingdom
Telephone
07752302010
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Hatchett Pond

Hatchet Lane, Brockenhurst, SO42 7YP Brockenhurst
Nature Reserve
0300 067 4601 0300 067 4601

Created in the 18th century to provide power for an iron mill, the pond today provides valuable habitats for wildlife...

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Hatchett Pond

Hatchet Lane, Brockenhurst, SO42 7YP Brockenhurst
Nature Reserve
0300 067 4601 0300 067 4601

Created in the 18th century to provide power for an iron mill, the pond today provides valuable habitats for wildlife as well as being a scenic backdrop for a picnic or wildlife watching.

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Venue Name
Hatchett Pond
Address
Hatchet Lane, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, SO42 7YP, United Kingdom
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The New Forest National Park

Lymington Town Hall, Lymington, SO41 9ZG Lymington
National Park
01590 646600 01590 646600

William the Conqueror set aside the Forest for hunting more than 900 years ago as his 'Nova Forestra' or 'New Forest'...

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The New Forest National Park

Lymington Town Hall, Lymington, SO41 9ZG Lymington
National Park
01590 646600 01590 646600

William the Conqueror set aside the Forest for hunting more than 900 years ago as his 'Nova Forestra' or 'New Forest' and centuries of grazing by deer, ponies and cattle have shaped the landscape.

William would probably still recognise much of the Forest as the same place he hunted wild deer and boar. Today it is a wonderful area to explore by walking, cycling and on horseback. Enjoy your visit and please help to keep the New Forest National Park a special place.

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Venue Name
The New Forest National Park
Address
Lymington Town Hall, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9ZG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 646600
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Lymington Sea Water Baths

Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE Lymington
Visitor Attraction
01590 678882 01590 678882

Set within the popular Georgian market town of Lymington you will find the oldest open air sea water baths in the UK....

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Lymington Sea Water Baths

Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE Lymington
Visitor Attraction
01590 678882 01590 678882

Set within the popular Georgian market town of Lymington you will find the oldest open air sea water baths in the UK.

Dating back to 1833 the baths have historically gained national interest for their health giving waters and natural mud minerals. Today, young and old still swim in the waters and enjoy the stunning location with views over to the Isle of Wight.

With growing interest in preserving these historical sites for future generations the Baths have gained Grade 2 listed status in 2012. Now under new management the site is set to increase its range of activities focusing on enriching the experience for the local community and tourists alike.

The 2015 season promises to be an exciting one! As well as kayaks, paddle boards, and water rollers we are installing the South Coast’s biggest inflatable obstacle course (see image).

We can accommodate private parties and groups up to 400 people so if you are planning a private party, corporate day or charity event please get in touch with us so we can try to help!

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Venue Name
Lymington Sea Water Baths
Address
Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 3SE, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 678882
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Burley Fudge

2 The Mall, Burley, BH24 4BS. Burley
Sweet Shop
01425 403513 01425 403513

Located in the heart of The New Forest in Hampshire, at Burley Fudge we are fudge experts and pride ourselves on...

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Burley Fudge

2 The Mall, Burley, BH24 4BS. Burley
Sweet Shop
01425 403513 01425 403513

Located in the heart of The New Forest in Hampshire, at Burley Fudge we are fudge experts and pride ourselves on producing delicious, handmade confectionery of the highest quality.

From our much loved clotted cream fudge to our spicy chilli chocolate fudges, there are so many flavours to try... so what are you waiting for?...

If you are in the area, why not visit our shop today or visit our on line shop at www.burleyfudge.co.uk

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Venue Name
Burley Fudge
Address
2 The Mall, Burley, Hampshire, England, BH24 4BS., United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 403513
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Forest Leisure Cycling

The Cross, Burley, BH24 4AB Burley
Bike Shop
01425 403584 01425 403584

New Forest Cycle Sales, Cycle Hire and Repairs.

Welcome to the home of cycling in the New Forest! We are the acclaimed...

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Forest Leisure Cycling

The Cross, Burley, BH24 4AB Burley
Bike Shop
01425 403584 01425 403584

New Forest Cycle Sales, Cycle Hire and Repairs.

Welcome to the home of cycling in the New Forest! We are the acclaimed New Forest Cycle Hire, Cycle & Accessory Sales and Cycle Repairs Centre, based in the traditional and unspoilt village of Burley and located close to the trails. Come and enjoy a healthy, active day out on one of our New Forest cycle routes, with rides for all ages and abilities and free parking nearby.

  • Hiring your cycles from our central forest location will always be the best way to enjoy one of the most popular New Forest activities. By coming to us you will benefit from expert advice on our New Forest cycle routes as well as finding the right bikes and equipment for you. You can book your cycle hire in advance online.

From our picturesque village location in Burley you’ll be able to cycle along our famous Old Railway, visit the Deer Sanctuary, enjoy the Woodland Trail and relax at a real forest inn, or indulge in a sumptuous cream tea in one of the many welcoming tea rooms, all in the most stunning New Forest scenery. In particular our choice of 9 cycle rides, with distances from 5 miles up to 32 miles, provide the very best cycling conditions for families, inexperienced and ‘born again’ cyclists! All our routes can be extended to provide a challenge for the more adventurous cyclists

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Venue Name
Forest Leisure Cycling
Address
The Cross, Burley, Hampshire, England, BH24 4AB, United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 403584
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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Jermyns Lane, Winchester, SO51 0QA Winchester
Visitor Attraction
017 9436 9317 017 9436 9317

The Gardens are a beautiful environment for families, young and old. They are set over 180 acres of rolling Hampshire...

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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Jermyns Lane, Winchester, SO51 0QA Winchester
Visitor Attraction
017 9436 9317 017 9436 9317

The Gardens are a beautiful environment for families, young and old. They are set over 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside and are home to 14 National Plant Collections, over 450 Champion Trees and 42,000 plants.

Open throughout the year, every part of the Garden offers beauty, discovery and inspiration through the seasons.

Outstanding attractions include; a Pond and Bog Garden, a 250 metre long summer double border and one of the largest Winter Gardens in Europe.

The exciting play features are suitable for all abilities and include a fabulous tree house, a Super Snake Swing and bamboo tunnels with a wobbly bridge.

With seasonal, self-guided activity trails, children’s Education Garden and much more this is a perfect day out for all the family.

Free Parking & Restaurant

Open daily from 10am (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Admission

Adult £10.40*

Concession £9.50* (Over 60s, job seekers, full-time students and people with disabilities)

Groups (10+) £8.60 per person

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £23*

Children (5-16 years) £2.40*

Children (under 5s) Free

*Gift Aid entry price. Non Gift Aid also available

If you're a regular visitor, you might wish to consider becoming a member. Membership prices start from £32 for a year.

See our website or current what's on guide for more events, workshops and exhibitions.

Contact details

Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO51 0QA, United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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Lepe Country Park

Exbury, Southampton, SO45 1AD Southampton
Country Park
023 8089 9108 023 8089 9108

Lepe Country Park is a coastal site in the New Forest National Park. There are stunning views across the Solent from...

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Lepe Country Park

Exbury, Southampton, SO45 1AD Southampton
Country Park
023 8089 9108 023 8089 9108

Lepe Country Park is a coastal site in the New Forest National Park. There are stunning views across the Solent from Hurst Castle to Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower and even the Isle of Wight.

With attractive beaches, coastal walks and unique heritage, the park is a firm favourite with its visitors. Lepe is popular for walking, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, and bird or boat watching. There is a children’s play area, picnic areas, barbecues for hire, toilets, ample parking, and a café.

Make sure you keep up to date with all the events and activities we offer throughout the year. As well as our permanent trails, we have fabulous seasonal events.

We are open every day, from 7.30am until 8pm or dusk (whichever is earliest). Check closing times on entry to the park.

Parking charges apply.

Up to one hour £2
Up to two hours £2.50
Up to three hours £4
Full day £6
Blue Badge holders and motorbikes – free
Coaches - £6 per day

An annual parking pass is available for £45.

The café is open seven days a week (except Christmas Day). We are open between 10am and 5pm (April to October), and 10am until 4pm (November to March).

Dogs are welcome in the country park. Please follow onsite signage and make use of dog waste bins provided. Dogs are not permitted on the family friendly beach between April and September. There is an alternative route available along our clifftop path.

The park has an onsite accessible toilet. Additionally, there is an accessible pathway and wheelchair accessible platforms, and ramp access to the café and beach.

Lepe is currently undergoing some extremely exciting improvements to the visitor experience. We’re got a new visitor information centre and café facility underway as well as new trails and walking destinations. Plus, there will be a fully accessible boardwalk at the end of the works.

Please excuse any disruption at this time; we’ll do our best to keep inconvenience to a minimum. We’re currently getting ready for our move. There will be around three weeks (we hope less!) in which the café will be closed, though we’ll have temporary catering on site. The park office will also be unavailable for a short time and the outdoor toilets will be shut. Temporary toilets will be located at beach level.

The park will remain open as usual during this time so please keep popping by to enjoy everything Lepe has to offer! Thank you for your continued support – we’re hope you’re as excited as we are for Lepe’s future. 

Contact details

Venue Name
Lepe Country Park
Address
Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO45 1AD, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8089 9108
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The New Forest Heritage Centre

The New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY Lyndhurst
Museum
023 8028 3444 023 8028 3444

The New Forest Centre is packed full of displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. There's something...

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The New Forest Heritage Centre

The New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY Lyndhurst
Museum
023 8028 3444 023 8028 3444

The New Forest Centre is packed full of displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. There's something here for all ages and you'll find out more about how to enjoy your time in the Forest. 

The New Forest Centre comprises of:

The New Forest Museum which is packed full of displays and activities about the New Forest National Park. There's something here for all ages and you’ll find out more about how to enjoy your time in the Forest

The New Forest Gallery with an exciting programme of changing exhibitions and displays throughout the year

The Centre Gift Shop where you are sure to find something to suit your taste and pocket whether you are looking for a memento of your time in the Forest or a special gift for family or friends

The Christopher Tower Reference Library where you can develop your interest in the New Forest

The New Forest Centre is the ideal place to start any visit to the New Forest National Park.

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Venue Name
The New Forest Heritage Centre
Address
The New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, SO43 7NY, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8028 3444
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Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4QL Portsmouth
Museum
023 9282 7261 023 9282 7261

Charles Dickens – Portsmouth’s most famous son..

Portsmouth, the Home of Great Writing, has touched the lives and...

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Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4QL Portsmouth
Museum
023 9282 7261 023 9282 7261

Charles Dickens – Portsmouth’s most famous son..

Portsmouth, the Home of Great Writing, has touched the lives and works of Britain’s most famous writers - from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Michelle Magorian, from H.G. Wells to Neil Gaiman. But the city’s most famous son is Charles Dickens – novelist, journalist, and social commentator. Although homes in London and Chatham would later claim him, Dickens’ early life was spent in Portsmouth.

Charles Dickens was born at 1 Mile End Terrace (now re-named 393 Old Commercial Road) on 7th February 1812 - the first married home of his parents, John and Elizabeth Dickens. Here you can experience the authentic atmosphere of the comfortable Regency home which would have greeted the new-born Dickens. Much of Victorian Portsmouth still remains in the city’s streets and heritage, drawn upon by Dickens himself in Nicholas Nickleby. The Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum is the perfect place to start exploring and experiencing the work of one of England’s most famous and best-loved writers.

The displays bring the birthplace to life, perfectly presenting the furnishings and style of the Dickens family. A fully-furnished parlour, dining room and bedroom feature genuine Regency furniture and household items, allowing you to step into the world of the 19th century Dickens family. See exhibits belonging to the man himself, including personal possessions such as his snuff box and even the very couch on which he died.

Contact details

Venue Name
Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum
Address
393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 4QL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9282 7261
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Keyhaven Nature Reserve

Normandy Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AE Lymington
Nature Reserve
015 9067 4656 015 9067 4656

Hampshire County Council purchased this beautiful area of coastline between 1973 and 2006 to protect its unique...

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Keyhaven Nature Reserve

Normandy Lane, Lymington, SO41 8AE Lymington
Nature Reserve
015 9067 4656 015 9067 4656

Hampshire County Council purchased this beautiful area of coastline between 1973 and 2006 to protect its unique historical and wildlife heritage. The reserve covers nearly 200 Ha (500 acres) between the mouth of the Lymington river and the village of Keyhaven. The landscape we see today has been shaped by more than 2000 years of human activity. If you look carefully there are signs of a major industry which once thrived here.

The adjacent mudflats and salt marshes outside the seawall are leased by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and form their Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes Reserve. Together these two reserves ensure the protection of an extensive area of coastal habitat. Both reserves lie within the New Forest National Park, recognising their importance for both wildlife and people.

You can obtain good views of the marshes and their wildlife from the Solent Way which runs the length of the reserve. There are also several attractive circular walks on local footpaths which cross the area.

The reserve is open every day of the year for quiet informal recreation on designated paths and tracks.

Management of the reserve: Control of water levels, salinity and grazing are crucial. During the summer cattle and ponies from the New Forest graze the reserve. Grazing animals help control scrub and invasive species such as rush. Many of the specialist plants and insects depend on wet ditches and ponds being of the right salinity. A system of sluices and tidal flaps are used to control flooding and water flow around the reserve.

Contact details

Venue Name
Keyhaven Nature Reserve
Address
Normandy Lane, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 8AE, United Kingdom
Telephone
015 9067 4656
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Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Bolderwood Arboretum, Minstead, SO43 7GQ Minstead
Visitor Attraction
023 8028 3141 023 8028 3141

Spotting deer in the New Forest isn't always easy, but at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary there is a purpose built viewing...

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Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Bolderwood Arboretum, Minstead, SO43 7GQ Minstead
Visitor Attraction
023 8028 3141 023 8028 3141

Spotting deer in the New Forest isn't always easy, but at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary there is a purpose built viewing platform overlooking a large meadow area where a herd of fallow deer regularly gather.

Deer viewing at Bolderwood isn't guaranteed but the herd are fed daily by the local New Forest keeper, between the months of April and September, so the deer are more than happy to remain in the main meadow and are very accustomed to human presence. Feeding time can be between noon and 3pm.

Several of the animals are white, which is quite an uncommon colour for fallow deer to be. The platform provides an excellent photo opportunity although a zoom or telephoto lens is a very good idea, if you want close-up shots.

The large grass lawn at Bolderwood car parkThe wooden viewing platform is just a short distance from the main Bolderwood car park. Adjacent to the car park is a large flat grassy Forest lawn, perfect for kicking a football around or grouping up for a game of rounders! In fact, Bolderwood is one of the most popular spots in the New Forest for spending a sunny day and the area can become a bit congested during the better weather and holiday times.

While the deer sanctuary is the main attraction at Bolderwood, there are also graded walks and a large picnic area amongst the tall trees, alongside which is a New Forest information cabin (not always open) manned by a Forest Ranger. The picnic area also has decent toilet facilities.

If you don't want to stray too far from your vehicle, it's an ideal place to take a packed lunch and just enjoy the forest atmosphere.

Of course, if you want to see more of Bolderwood the graded walks take you through the surrounding woodland. Each one starts and ends at the picnic area and follow gravel tracks. There are three walks of 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 2 miles and all are very easy going.

Contact details

Venue Name
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Address
Bolderwood Arboretum, Minstead, Hampshire, England, SO43 7GQ, United Kingdom
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Rockbourne Roman Villa

Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, SP6 3PG Fordingbridge
Visitor Attraction
017 2551 8541 017 2551 8541

Rockbourne is near Fordingbridge in a picturesque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New Forest. The Roman...

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Rockbourne Roman Villa

Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, SP6 3PG Fordingbridge
Visitor Attraction
017 2551 8541 017 2551 8541

Rockbourne is near Fordingbridge in a picturesque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New Forest. The Roman villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate, and is the largest known villa in the area. Its history spans the period from the Iron Age to the 5th century AD.

The villa includes bath houses, living quarters, farm buildings and workshops. You can see the best mosaics, part of the underfloor heating system and the outline of the villa's forty rooms.

Contact details

Venue Name
Rockbourne Roman Villa
Address
Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England, SP6 3PG, United Kingdom
Telephone
017 2551 8541
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Escape Yachting

Lymington Yacht Haven, Lymington, SO41 3QD Lymington
Visitor Attraction
01202 313607 01202 313607

Luxury Sailing Experience Days and Skippered Yacht Charter..

Hello. We’re Escape Yachting, a skippered yacht charter...

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Escape Yachting

Lymington Yacht Haven, Lymington, SO41 3QD Lymington
Visitor Attraction
01202 313607 01202 313607

Luxury Sailing Experience Days and Skippered Yacht Charter..

Hello. We’re Escape Yachting, a skippered yacht charter company.

We offer you a relaxing sailing experience. See the English coast and the Isle of Wight on a day out or weekend on the Solent, from Lymington in the New Forest. Discover new destinations abroad with our family-friendly, full-service worldwide charter. Sailing is wonderfully clean and quiet, the perfect antidote to the rush of daily life.

Our aim is to provide you with a fun and stress-free trip!

Contact details

Venue Name
Escape Yachting
Address
Lymington Yacht Haven, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 3QD, United Kingdom
Telephone
01202 313607
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Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Spit, Fawley, Southampton, SO45 1BR Southampton
Recreation Centre
023 8089 2077 023 8089 2077

Calshot Activities Centre in Hampshire is one of the largest Outdoor Adventure Centres in Britain. We have a...

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Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Spit, Fawley, Southampton, SO45 1BR Southampton
Recreation Centre
023 8089 2077 023 8089 2077

Calshot Activities Centre in Hampshire is one of the largest Outdoor Adventure Centres in Britain. We have a reputation for excellence and professionalism and operate to the highest standards. Offering residential and non-residential courses in an unrivalled number of exciting water and land based activities.

Situated in a unique position on the shores of the Solent, its magnificent setting gives immediate access to the country’s most popular Watersports location. Ashore, historic Hangars accommodate a state of the art climbing complex, the only indoor Velodrome in Southern England and a dry Ski Slope.

Coaching is to a high standard and our highly experienced instructors will provide helpful advice on all aspects of your chosen activity / sport. 

Whether you’re a family looking to do some activities together, a group of friends wanting a fun day out, organising a celebration with a difference or a club wanting a social event - Calshot has it all. From half day to week long residential visits, with every programme tailored for the individual group.With onsite accommodation and meals for residential courses/activities, a cafe/bar and our facilities are accessible to all. 

With onsite accommodation and meals for residential courses/activities, a cafe/bar and our facilities are accessible to all. Calshot Castle is also on site with magnificent views and maybe visited as an attraction or hired for events.

Products include-

Sailing, Climbing, Windsurfing, Skiing, Track Cycling, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Powerboating, High + Low Ropes, Archery, Abseiling, Team Building, Children's Club, School Groups and Corporate Groups.

Contact details

Venue Name
Calshot Activities Centre
Address
Calshot Spit, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO45 1BR, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8089 2077
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New Forest Cider

Pound Lane, Burley, BH24 4ED Burley
Brewery
014 2540 3589 014 2540 3589

Drive into Burley, one of the prettiest villages in the New Forest. Look for the cider barrel by the post office,...

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New Forest Cider

Pound Lane, Burley, BH24 4ED Burley
Brewery
014 2540 3589 014 2540 3589

Drive into Burley, one of the prettiest villages in the New Forest. Look for the cider barrel by the post office, follow the directions and you will find the home of New Forest Cider.

Free Cider Tasting, Handmade stone flagons, local preserves and cheese, country wines, plus brunch, lunch, cream teas or slice of home-made cake in our rustic tea rooms. Our products are made in the traditional way using English apples from our own orchards. You can try the unpasteurised, real cider straight from the barrels, there is usually dry, medium, sweet, Kingston Black and Perry as well as a selection of bottled ciders including our handcrafted Cider Bouche and our very popular Champagne method Cider.

We press during October and November using our own orchard apples together with true Cider fruit from traditional Cider orchards.

Our aim is to produce an interesting, full juice, draught Cider that is free from artificial colouring and flavouring.

Cosy up to our open fire and treat yourself to a traditional Sunday Roast. Serving Brunch, Lunch and afternoon teas every day. Enjoy a glass of scrumpy with your meal straight from the farm where it is produced, we also serve English beer and lager and a range of wines.

Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Cider
Address
Pound Lane, Burley, Hampshire, England, BH24 4ED, United Kingdom
Telephone
014 2540 3589
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Mudeford Quay

Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, BH23 3NT Christchurch
Harbour / Marina
012 0247 1780 012 0247 1780

Mudeford Quay is a small beautiful corner of the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset, England.

Situated at the entrance...

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Mudeford Quay

Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, BH23 3NT Christchurch
Harbour / Marina
012 0247 1780 012 0247 1780

Mudeford Quay is a small beautiful corner of the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset, England.

Situated at the entrance of Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford Quay benefits from spectacular views along the coast, over to the Needles on the Isle of Wight & back to Christchurch town.

Mudeford Quay is made up of two areas, the Quay itself and Mudeford Spit, a natural sandbank which leads to Hengisbury Head all the way to Boscombe & Bournemouth.

The Quay is a hub of activity with beautiful beaches, the lush grassed area ideal for picnics and enjoying the beautiful scenery and the Quayside itself which has a small shops, a pub, a fish stall and plenty of vantage points to watch the world go by.

Mudeford Quay and the surrounding area also benefits from a number of events throughout the year. 

Contact details

Venue Name
Mudeford Quay
Address
Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset, England, BH23 3NT, United Kingdom
Telephone
012 0247 1780
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Christchurch

49 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AS Christchurch
Beach
01202 499199 01202 499199

Christchurch's unique location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon and on the shores of its own...

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Christchurch

49 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AS Christchurch
Beach
01202 499199 01202 499199

Christchurch's unique location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon and on the shores of its own spectacular natural harbour makes it the perfect destination to relax and unwind. Close to the magnificent Dorset World Heritage Coast and the tranquil New Forest National Park, Christchurch is only a short drive from Bournemouth and Poole.

The diverse mix of fascinating heritage, beautiful coastline and countryside and wide variety of attractions provides all the ingredients to make your holiday, short break or business trip extra special.

With a great range of quality assessed holiday accommodation, fantastic places to eat and drink, a wealth of things to see and do plus a wide variety of festivals and events, there's something to suit everyone whatever the time of year.

Contact details

Venue Name
Christchurch
Address
49 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, England, BH23 1AS, United Kingdom
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New Forest Reptile Centre

New Forest Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GR Lyndhurst
Visitor Attraction
023 8028 3141 023 8028 3141

The New Forest Reptile Centre is a unique place to visit to see close-up all the snakes and lizards found in Britain....

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New Forest Reptile Centre

New Forest Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GR Lyndhurst
Visitor Attraction
023 8028 3141 023 8028 3141

The New Forest Reptile Centre is a unique place to visit to see close-up all the snakes and lizards found in Britain. Specially created outdoor pens provide a natural home to the rare Sand lizard, Smooth snake and the poisonous adder, which can be diffuclt to see in the wild as they are so secretive or rare.

Many of the reptiles are most likely to be out and visible on warm days. If you wish to visit on a rainy or cold day you may need to be quite patient in order to see the animals.

The New Forest Reptile Centre actively encourages the conservation and re-introduction of these animals across the country.

Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Reptile Centre
Address
New Forest Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, SO43 7GR, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8028 3141
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Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens, Exbury, SO45 1AZ Exbury
Botanical Garden
023 8089 1203 023 8089 1203

The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (80 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of...

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Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens, Exbury, SO45 1AZ Exbury
Botanical Garden
023 8089 1203 023 8089 1203

The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (80 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. 

This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquillity in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn. 

Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways. A 20 minute trip aboard the 12 ¼ inch gauge Steam Railway is sure to delight visitors of all ages. 

Children will love the adventure play area and looking at all the wildlife that we have! Top the day off with an ice-cream or tea and cake in Mr Eddy’s Tea Rooms.

The Gardens are open 11th March - 4th November 2018, 10am – 5:30pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Contact details

Venue Name
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
Address
Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Hampshire, England, SO45 1AZ, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8089 1203
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Bursledon Brickworks Museum

Swanwick Lane, Southampton, SO31 7HB Southampton
Museum
01489 576248 01489 576248

The Museum prides itself on providing a really good visit for everyone - whatever age! We have an interesting tale to...

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Bursledon Brickworks Museum

Swanwick Lane, Southampton, SO31 7HB Southampton
Museum
01489 576248 01489 576248

The Museum prides itself on providing a really good visit for everyone - whatever age! We have an interesting tale to tell all about the history of brick making. Bricks are such small insignificant items - but they have built much of Britain.

Find out how they were made, try making one yourself, see how the brickworks at Bursledon geared up to making 20 million bricks a year.

Lots of hands-on activities throughout the museum.....no chance of getting bored!

Contact details

Venue Name
Bursledon Brickworks Museum
Address
Swanwick Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO31 7HB, United Kingdom
Telephone
01489 576248
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Museum of Army Flying

Middle Wallop, Winchester, SO20 8DY Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01264 784421 01264 784421

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Museum of Army Flying

Middle Wallop, Winchester, SO20 8DY Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01264 784421 01264 784421

The Museum of Army Flying is home to a unique aviation collection, one of both national and international importance. On display we have over 35 historic fixed and rotary wing aircraft spanning more than 100 years of flight in the British Army. Along with detailed dioramas, artefacts, trophies and models, these serve as a profound and inspiring tributes, helping to tell the story of the “soldiers of the air”.

The Museum gives a fascinating and imaginative glimpse of the men and women who have allowed the Army to be airborne, their machines, their achievements, lives and history.

Along with its magnificent collection the Museum also has:

  • Simulators
  • 1940s House
  • Rifle Ranges
  • Children’s Centre
  • Gift Shop
  • Cinema
  • Licensed café with airfield views
  • Picnic Area
  • Free entry and meal voucher for coach drivers
  • Disabled Access and Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Lifts
  • Wheelchair provision (carers for wheelchair users go free)
  • Induction loops for those with limited hearing
  • Outdoor play park

Visit us and make it a day all the family will remember and enjoy!

Contact details

Venue Name
Museum of Army Flying
Address
Middle Wallop, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO20 8DY, United Kingdom
Telephone
01264 784421
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Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

The Railway Station, Winchester, SO24 9JG Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 733810 01962 733810

Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether...

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Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

The Railway Station, Winchester, SO24 9JG Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 733810 01962 733810

Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or creating new ones, it’s the perfect way to unwind and experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam travel from a bygone age.

We are open every weekend from mid-February to the end of October, daily during school holidays and midweek from May until September. 

The Mid Hants Railway was saved from closure in the 1970s and the line re-opened to visitors in 1977. As a charity, our mission is to preserve part of the country’s railway heritage for generations to come, and any profit generated from your visit enables us to do so.

Did you know?

• Virtually everyone you meet during your visit is a volunteer; from station staff and guards, to signalmen and loco crews.

• We have four period stations along a ten mile route between Alresford and Alton
(NB Steam trains will not be operating to or from Alton station until the end of July 2019.)

• Your ticket gives you all day unlimited travel so you can hop on and off as you wish, exploring both the stations and surrounding area

• We welcome group visits and offer special tours and discounts rates for 15+

• One free adult carer per full fare paying disable child or adult

• Dogs and bicycles travel free

• Check out our events we have throughout the year


Contact details

Venue Name
Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
Address
The Railway Station, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO24 9JG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 733810
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Marwell Zoo

Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH Winchester
Zoo
019 6277 7407 019 6277 7407

As one of Hampshire's top attractions, Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and...

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Marwell Zoo

Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH Winchester
Zoo
019 6277 7407 019 6277 7407

As one of Hampshire's top attractions, Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them.

From ring-tailed lemurs and gentle giraffes to Amur tigers and snow leopards – Marwell's 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species. Keep an eye out for new arrivals all year round!

Spend time with Marwell Zoo’s playful primates in their ‘Lemur Walkthrough’! Visitors can explore the environment of these enticing animals in a new, themed exhibit focusing on the evolution of lemurs. With a beautiful landscaped environment, both indoors and out, the new lemur home promises an immersive experience for guests. What’s more, the zoo’s knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help guests learn all about these wonderful animals.

Marwell’s Tropical House is now open! The £7.8million exhibit spans two levels offering fantastic vantage points across a lush, tropical canopy, home to dozens of species. Powered by Marwell’s animal waste, this exhibit will significantly reduce their carbon footprint by 2020.

Contact details

Venue Name
Marwell Zoo
Address
Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1JH, United Kingdom
Telephone
019 6277 7407
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Winchester Cathedral

The Close, Winchester, SO23 9LS Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 857224 01962 857224

Explore more than 1000 years of history in Europe’s longest medieval Cathedral. Discover the beautiful illuminated...

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Winchester Cathedral

The Close, Winchester, SO23 9LS Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 857224 01962 857224

Explore more than 1000 years of history in Europe’s longest medieval Cathedral. Discover the beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible, 12th-century wall paintings, medieval carvings, contemporary art and the awe and wonder of this magnificent building.

A free children’s trail, written by a professional children’s writer, offers families a fun and informative look at the Cathedral and introduces them to some of the characters associated with its colourful past and present.

Cathedral Guides offer tours of the Cathedral each hour from 10am – 3pm and tours of the crypt at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

A wide range of events take place throughout the year. From classical concerts, open-air theatre and themed lunches to children’s holiday activities, exhibitions and a major Christmas Market and real Ice Rink.

The Cathedral Café, with its pretty garden and open-air terrace, is the perfect place to stop for mid-morning coffee and pastry, delicious homemade lunch or Hampshire cream tea. The Cathedral Shop sells a wide range of unique gifts, souvenirs and CDs of the famous Cathedral Choir.

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Venue Name
Winchester Cathedral
Address
The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 9LS, United Kingdom
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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, SO21 1HZ Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 863 791 01962 863 791

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, SO21 1HZ Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 863 791 01962 863 791

This exciting family destination is the South of England’s hands-on, interactive science and technology centre with the largest standalone planetarium in the UK. It is an all-weather visitor attraction with a welcoming family feel, situated approximately three miles from Winchester City Centre.

Hands-on Exhibition

The Science Centre is home to Explorer:Space, an immersive space zone where your family can take an epic journey through the Solar System and learn about all things space, from meteorites to human space flight. At weekends and during holidays you can visit the Invention Studio, a place where you can create, construct and be challenged with the help of our friendly Inspirers.

There are lots of interactive exhibits to explore, aiming to spark curiosity in all the family and bring the worlds of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to life. Learn how to bend light, create your own vortex and test your speed and balance in our Science of Sport zone. You can even set off on a journey through the Colon Café and learn all about your gut and how what we put into our bodies affects what comes out!

The Science Centre runs a brilliant programme of weekend and school holiday events, that could include anything from live science shows to interactive sessions to activities and challenges, all included in General Admission (unless otherwise stated). All events are listed on the website.

Planetarium

The planetarium offers an unforgettable experience. The 360° cinema screen completely surrounds the audience, placing everyone right in the action. There are two different show formats on offer – fulldome pre-recorded films and presenter-led live shows. The Centre also offers three different show environments to ensure that everyone can enjoy the planetarium – chatterbox shows, quiet shows and autism-friendly shows.

The Hub Cafe & Science Shop

You’ll find an excellent choice of hot and cold drinks, lunch options and snacks at the Hub Café. There is indoor and outdoor seating for those purchasing refreshments as well as a picnic area if you prefer to bring your own lunch. The Science Shop offers a variety of unusual STEM gifts, from pocket-money mementos to quality books and experiments to try at home.

Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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Paultons Family Theme Park

Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, SO51 6AL Southampton
Theme Park
023 8081 4442 023 8081 4442

Paultons Family Theme Park is the theme park for families which has more than 70 wonderful rides and attractions...

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Paultons Family Theme Park

Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, SO51 6AL Southampton
Theme Park
023 8081 4442 023 8081 4442

Paultons Family Theme Park is the theme park for families which has more than 70 wonderful rides and attractions included in the admission price- it's perfect for days out with kids.

Paultons is home to the world’s first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World!

Peppa Pig World just got even bigger and better with the opening a two fun new rides for 2018, The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club. This fun Peppa themed land has over 5 acres of fully themed fun and even more great rides including Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Grandpa’s Little Train, George’s Dinosaur Adventure and you can even ride in a ‘cloud’ around Windy Castle! Peppa Pig World features a huge indoor play area, Georges Spaceship Playzone and superb animated themed attractions including a chance to visit Peppa and her family in their house! Peppa Pig World is also home to Daddy Pig’s Big Tummy café and Peppa’s Toy Shop, the largest (and only!) dedicated Peppa Pig shop in the World! 

Also new for 2018 is Little Africa, the Park’s own little corner of Africa where you can discover the amazing animals and birds of the savannah. From Meerkats, to Porcupines, Fennec Foxes to Lizards there are animals of all shapes and size to delight and entertain.

Don’t forget to discover Lost Kingdom, a dinosaur adventure like no other featuring world class family rollercoasters, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, Jurassic themed family rides and a chance to come face to face with ‘living’, walk Dinosaurs!.

There is an amazing variety of things to see and do at Paultons including; big rides, small rides, an indoor play centre, entertainments and an astonishing collection of exotic birds and animals, all set within 140 acres of beautiful parkland.

Paultons really is way too much fun for one day!

Contact details

Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO51 6AL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Cyclexperience New Forest

Cyclexperience, Brockenhurst, SO42 7TW Brockenhurst
Bike Shop
01590 624808 01590 624808

Cyclexperience provide safe and modern bikes that are checked after every ride and maintained on a routine basis....

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Cyclexperience New Forest

Cyclexperience, Brockenhurst, SO42 7TW Brockenhurst
Bike Shop
01590 624808 01590 624808

Cyclexperience provide safe and modern bikes that are checked after every ride and maintained on a routine basis. They offer an extensive fleet, with new models regularly introduced.  A new centre was built at Brockenhurst Rail Station in 2016 which is only 400m from the closest forest trail.

The varied terrain of The New Forest makes it a cycling destination for all ages and abilities but it is most suited to recreational riders, couples and family groups.

Prices start from £17.50 per day for an adult's bike, or from £9 per day for a child's bike.  Latest models Electric Bikes can also be hired from £27.50 per day.

Included in the daily hire, along with the bike are: safety helmets, a route map, rucksack (with tool-kit), spare tube & pump and an all-forest back-up service. The price you pay also offers a mechanical back-up service if you have a technical problem which cannot be solved with the tools supplied. Cyclexperience provide a free GPS map app which you can easily download on your smartphone and use it to guide you through some of the best New Forest routes.

In Cyclexperience Hire Centre you will be able to use free Wi-Fi and chill-out zone with refreshments. Shower and baby change are also available.


Contact details

Venue Name
Cyclexperience New Forest
Address
Cyclexperience, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, SO42 7TW, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 624808
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Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club

Sway Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7SG Brockenhurst
Golf Club
01590 623332 01590 623332

Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, designed by Harry Colt, is recognised as one of the best in the beautiful New Forest...

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Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club

Sway Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7SG Brockenhurst
Golf Club
01590 623332 01590 623332

Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, designed by Harry Colt, is recognised as one of the best in the beautiful New Forest area is a fine test for golfers of all handicaps.

A mixture of woodland and heath are the background to the course with a stream featuring on nine of the holes.

The three loops of six holes make it a good course to navigate and walk.

Wildlife is abundant with a magnificent herd of Red deer stags, shy Roe deer and successive generations of “White Buck”. Bird life also abounds with a buzzard’s nest in the central woodlands and egrets in the stream.

If you are less mobile, single seater buggies are available so that you can still enjoy playing this magnificent course.

Contact details

Venue Name
Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club
Address
Sway Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, SO42 7SG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 623332
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Buckler's Hard

Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB Beaulieu
Harbour / Marina
01590 616203 01590 616203

On the banks of Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest discover the beautifully preserved 18th century...

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Buckler's Hard

Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB Beaulieu
Harbour / Marina
01590 616203 01590 616203

On the banks of Beaulieu River in the heart of the New Forest discover the beautifully preserved 18th century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard.

Step back in time and discover the important role this now tranquil village played in Britain’s shipbuilding history providing warships for Nelson's Navy. Explore the Maritime Museum and Buckler's Hard Story to gain an insight into this historic village and then wander through the historic cottage displays to discover what life was really like for the inhabitants.

Take in the peace and natural beauty of the Beaulieu Estate on the Woodland Walk or why not hop on the River Cruise (available from April to October at an additional charge). Plus make sure you don't miss the delicious cream tea at the Captain's Cabin Tea Rooms!

Contact details

Venue Name
Buckler's Hard
Address
Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7XB, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 616203
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Beaulieu

Beaulieu, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN Beaulieu
Museum
01590 612345 01590 612345

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is an award-winning family day out where one great value ticket grants...

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Beaulieu

Beaulieu, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN Beaulieu
Museum
01590 612345 01590 612345

Set in the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is an award-winning family day out where one great value ticket grants you access to all these attractions:

The National Motor Museum has a stunning collection of over 250 vehicles. From Formula 1 racers to vintage classics, the museum captures the wonderful history of motoring. Visit Jack Tucker's Garage, which recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a typical 1930s country garage.

Ever wondered what happened to the amphibious Toyota or the Saab stretch limo from Top Gear? The World of Top Gear features the actual cars from some of the TV show's most ambitious challenges, such as the Lotus Excel submarine car from the Top Gear Bond special. Attraction highlights include the Top Gear 'Enormodrome' which recreates the feel of the Top Gear studio.

Visit the beautiful Palace House & Gardens to discover the history of this Victorian styled country house and explore the tranquil Beaulieu Abbey to learn about the inhabitants of this once-bustling complex.

Uncover the truth behind Beaulieu's covert wartime role in the Secret Army Exhibition.

Plus see sweeping views of the park from the high-level Monorail or climb aboard to enjoy the sights from the replica 1912 open-topped London Bus.

Contact details

Venue Name
Beaulieu
Address
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7ZN, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612345
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Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3TT Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9285 7520 023 9285 7520

Experience the south coast’s most spectacular view. Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands at 170 metres tall, offering...

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3TT Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9285 7520 023 9285 7520

Experience the south coast’s most spectacular view. Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands at 170 metres tall, offering breath-taking 23 mile views over Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. The iconic building boasts a high speed lift and three sky-high viewing decks. Venture across the thrilling glass ‘Sky Walk’ at 100 metres above sea level; discover stories behind the surrounding sites with informative touch screen displays; try vertigo-inducing virtual reality, breath in the view from the open air ‘Sky Garden’; relax in The Clouds with a coffee, a glass of bubbly or a decadent High Tea; and enjoy delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients in the Waterfront Café. Thrill seekers can book on to one of the Tower’s popular 100 metre abseil days or, new for 2018, adrenaline experience ‘The Drop’. Emirates Spinnaker Tower also makes a stunning venue for private events, corporate functions and weddings. Book online on the Spinnaker Tower website and get 10% off standard walk-up admission rates.

Contact details

Venue Name
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Address
Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3TT, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9285 7520
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Furzey Gardens

Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GL Lyndhurst
Botanical Garden
023 8081 2464 023 8081 2464

Set in the heart of the New Forest at Minstead in Hampshire, this delightful informal garden was established in 1922...

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Furzey Gardens

Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GL Lyndhurst
Botanical Garden
023 8081 2464 023 8081 2464

Set in the heart of the New Forest at Minstead in Hampshire, this delightful informal garden was established in 1922 and is renowned for its all year round beauty. We are also very proud to be RHS Chelsea 2012 show garden GOLD award winners. The Furzey Chelsea garden can be enjoyed throughout the seasons as it now has its permanent home in the gardens overlooking the lake. The rest of the woodland gardens continue to delight and with so much to offer, Furzey Gardens really is a haven of peace and tranquility.

The thatched Coffee Shop and Craft Gallery should not to be missed. A variety of crafts, toys and gifts is displayed in the gallery and you can relax with a tea or coffee and cake on the New Terrace or in the comfortable sofas in the Loft.

Contact details

Venue Name
Furzey Gardens
Address
Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, SO43 7GL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 2464
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Hurst Castle

Saltgrass Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TP Milford on Sea
Castle
01590 642500 01590 642500

Come and discover this artillery fortress built by Henry VIII at the seaward end of a spit. Commanding the entrance...

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Hurst Castle

Saltgrass Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TP Milford on Sea
Castle
01590 642500 01590 642500

Come and discover this artillery fortress built by Henry VIII at the seaward end of a spit. Commanding the entrance to the Solent, it offers one of the best views in England.

It played a part in the imprisonment of Charles I in the 17th century and defended England from invasion threats in the 19th and 20th centuries. Exhibitions around the castle provide you with a chance to piece together Hurst Castle's history.

With an audio tour to help you navigate, fantastic views of the Isle of Wight from the top of the Tudor keep and plenty of open spaces for the children to explore, it's a great day out for the whole family. There's also a cafe offering homemade food.

Access to the castle is a leisurely ferry ride from Keyhaven (charges apply) or a 1.5 mile walk along Hurst Spit (please note this is a shingle spit). Cafe is open daily and dogs on leads welcome.

Open weekends only during winter months, weather permitting, 10.30am - 4.00pm. The Castle will not be open for Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Tel: 01590 642344

Contact details

Venue Name
Hurst Castle
Address
Saltgrass Lane, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England, SO41 0TP, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 642500
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Winchester City Museum

The Square, Winchester, SO23 9ES Winchester
Museum
01962 863064 01962 863064

The Winchester City Museum is Hampshire's oldest museum.

The Museum tells the story of the city of Winchester, from an...

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Winchester City Museum

The Square, Winchester, SO23 9ES Winchester
Museum
01962 863064 01962 863064

The Winchester City Museum is Hampshire's oldest museum.

The Museum tells the story of the city of Winchester, from an important Roman City later principal city of King Alfred. Through galleries, discover Winchester from its origins as a prehistoric trading centre and Roman regional capital, to its pre-eminence as a principal city in the Anglo- Norman kingdom and then development and decline in the Middle Ages, through to modern times.

Winchester City Museum also includes hands-on activities and quizzes, audio guides and gift shop.

Plus - admission is free!

Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester City Museum
Address
The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 9ES , United Kingdom
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Southampton City Art Gallery

Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP Southampton
Art Gallery
02380 833007 02380 833007

The gallery opened in April 1939 in Southampton’s Civic Centre, the art gallery attracts art-lovers, curious amateurs...

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Southampton City Art Gallery

Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP Southampton
Art Gallery
02380 833007 02380 833007

The gallery opened in April 1939 in Southampton’s Civic Centre, the art gallery attracts art-lovers, curious amateurs as well as those who simply enjoy the atmosphere of a gallery. Southampton City Art Gallery offers the opportunity to enjoy high quality exhibitions ranging from painting, sculpture and drawing, to photography and film, as well as permanent collection and displays that change regularly to ensuring new experiences with each visit.

Southampton City Art Gallery is internationally renowned for its permanent collection which features around 3,700 works. These span eight centuries and tell the story of western art from the Renaissance to the present day. The core of the collection is twentieth century and contemporary British art. Strong clusters within this include Post-Impressionism (notably the Camden Town Group), Surrealism, St Ives and progressive contemporary art from the mid-1970s.

Free to enter and conveniently located right next to SeaCity Museum, the venue caters for families. You can enjoy gallery trails through the exhibitions, monthly art clubs and a fantastic range of activities for all ages.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 10am-3pm, Saturdays: 10am - 5pm, Sundays: Closed

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7LP, United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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Tudor House and Garden

Bugle Street, Old Town, Southampton, SO14 2AD Southampton
Museum
02380 834242 02380 834242

Southampton’s most important historic building, Tudor House reveals over 800 years of history in one fascinating...

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Tudor House and Garden

Bugle Street, Old Town, Southampton, SO14 2AD Southampton
Museum
02380 834242 02380 834242

Southampton’s most important historic building, Tudor House reveals over 800 years of history in one fascinating location at the heart of the Old Town. The timber-framed building facing St Michael’s Square was built in the late 15th Century, with King John’s Palace, an adjacent Norman house accessible from Tudor House Garden, dating back a further 300 years. Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.

Café

Tudor House Café overlooks the delightful Tudor Knot Garden. It serves a delicious range of refreshments all day, from fresh coffee and biscuits to tea and fabulous cakes. Most of our range is sourced locally, using the finest ingredients. The café is a perfect location for your freshly made lunchtime sandwich, snack or that sweet treat. We offer children’s sized portions and high chairs for younger visitors.

The Café roof is of particular interest, being green … literally. It has a sedum and wildflower roof, which assists insulation and is also enjoyed by the bees. You can enjoy the Tudor House Café without needing to pay for admission to the rest of the building, so give it a try for your next lunch date or business rendezvous. The downstairs Georgian Room overlooking the garden, is available for corporate hire for meetings or training sessions on weekdays (Tues-Fri). Our cafe can also cater for working lunches.

Shop

Tudor House shop is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir of your visit or a special gift for family or friends. We have a lovely range of quality Tudor and Victorian inspired gifts and books as well as lots of interesting and reasonably priced souvenirs and treats suitable for children with a little pocket money to spend. You’ll love our range of tapestry items and ‘pocket’ garden herbs and flowers. You may also be tempted by our delicious range of liqueurs and preserves, or just want to pick up one of our unique postcards so you can write and tell your family and friends what a great time you had at Tudor House.

Tickets

  • Admission:
  •  Adults - £5.00
  • Children 5 and over - £4.00
  • Children under 5 - Free
  • Family (2 adults, 3 children) - £13.75
  • Concessions: over 60s and students - £4.00

Opening Hours

  • Closed Mondays
  • Tuesday to Friday - 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.15pm) 
  • Saturday to Sunday - 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.15pm)

Contact details

Venue Name
Tudor House and Garden
Address
Bugle Street, Old Town, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 2AD, United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 834242
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