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Adventure Wonderland

Merritown Lane, Hurn, BH23 6BA Hurn
Theme Park
012 0248 3444 012 0248 3444

Dorset’s multi award-winning family theme park, Adventure Wonderland, with its great range of rides and attractions...

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Adventure Wonderland

Merritown Lane, Hurn, BH23 6BA Hurn
Theme Park
012 0248 3444 012 0248 3444

Dorset’s multi award-winning family theme park, Adventure Wonderland, with its great range of rides and attractions is the perfect spot for an unforgettable day out.

The park, opposite Bournemouth Airport, takes its inspiration from Lewis Carol’s timeless classic, Alice in Wonderland and children love getting to know the resident characters Alice, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Mr Rabbit, and the cheeky Cheshire Cat, who’s just joined the crew.

2018 is an exciting year at the park. All the family-favourite rides will be staying, but out go the older rides and in come new attractions to keep families entertained.

These include a major new Bizzy Dizzy Dormouse play area, a Dance with the Stars marquee, a giant White Rabbit bouncer, a Super Zap Zone in the Wild Thing Play area and a curriculum-based Alice trail for schools and groups.

Throughout the year the park welcomes a number of fabulous visiting characters for the day. The park also welcome characters from holiday parks, like Shorefield and our friends at Wave and Heart drop-in too.

Easter, Halloween, Christmas and all the school holidays are always extra special times at Adventure Wonderland, so follow the park on Facebook and sign-up for the newsletter at adventurewonderland.co.uk or checkout the website to keep bang up-to-date with the latest events.

The park is set within wonderful parkland with the largest natural hedge maze on the South Coast with 1 ½ miles of pathways – perfect for an adventure. There is also the ever-popular Cuddle Corner petting area with its host of furry friends.

And that’s just outside. There’s also the vast indoor Aztec adventure play centre, Wild Thing! with even more activities including the fantastic Montyzoomer’s Ball Firing Thunderdome!

Plus, new live shows in the weather beating Happydrome Theatre.

The park celebrated triple success in the 2017 prestigious Primary Times Reader Star Awards, after local families gave the attraction a huge vote of approval in an online vote. It was voted Best Overall Attraction, Best Family Attraction and Best Children’s Party Venue by Primary Times readers. The family-friendly magazine, which has a distribution of more than 50,000, reaches 198 primary schools in Dorset, and is aimed at parents of children aged 4 to 11.

2018 Character Days

14 February Fireman Sam™ + Christchurch Fire Station’s Red Watch

© 2018 Prism Art & Design Limited. © 2018 Hit Entertainment Limited.

11 April Paw Patrol’s Skye & Rubble

30 May Peppa Pig

1 August PJ Masks’ Owlette & Gekko

15 August Paw Patrol’s Chase & Marshall

28 August Bing & Flop

23 October The Gruffalo

Visit adventurewonderland.co.uk or call 01202 483444 for further details opening times and tickets. Get a 10% discount for booking online.

Prices

Adults £13.99; Child (3+) £13.99; Child (2 yrs) £6.99; Child (under 2) FREE; Disabled (inc. carer) £8.99; Seniors £10.99; Family of 4 £52; Additional family member £13

Additional Information

When the full park is open, Wild Thing is included as an attraction and cannot be accessed separately.

Children under one go free.

Contact details

Venue Name
Adventure Wonderland
Address
Merritown Lane, Hurn, Dorset, England, BH23 6BA, United Kingdom
Telephone
012 0248 3444
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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.

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Venue Name
Beaulieu
Address
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7ZN, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612345
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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.

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Venue Name
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Address
Bolderwood Arboretum, Minstead, Hampshire, England, SO43 7GQ, United Kingdom
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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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Burley Village

Pound Lane, Burley, BH24 4EB Burley
Visitor Attraction
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The Burley Village Hall is a popular hall in Burley.

Situated a short distance to the south-west of the village...

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Burley Village

Pound Lane, Burley, BH24 4EB Burley
Visitor Attraction
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The Burley Village Hall is a popular hall in Burley.

Situated a short distance to the south-west of the village centre, on Pound Lane, it hosts a number of events throughout the year, including antique fairs, art exhibitions, parties, concerts talks and plays staged by local groups. 

Contact details

Venue Name
Burley Village
Address
Pound Lane, Burley, Hampshire, England, BH24 4EB, United Kingdom
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n/a
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hampshire Cricket - Ageas Bowl

Botley Road, Southampton, SO30 3XH Southampton
Stadium
023 8047 2002 023 8047 2002

The Ageas Bowl is the picture-perfect home of Hampshire Cricket and the venue will play host to 41 days of domestic...

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Hampshire Cricket - Ageas Bowl

Botley Road, Southampton, SO30 3XH Southampton
Stadium
023 8047 2002 023 8047 2002

The Ageas Bowl is the picture-perfect home of Hampshire Cricket and the venue will play host to 41 days of domestic cricketing action in 2017, including seven action-packed T20 Blast matches.

The Ageas Bowl's headline event this year showcases England in a potentially series-deciding Test Match against India - ranked number one in the world in Test Cricket - returning for the first time since their 266-run defeat to England in 2014.

Tickets for this highly-anticipated Test Match are on general sale after a record-breaking sale period to date.

As well as England's red-ball clash, Hampshire contest seven NatWest T20 Blast matches at the Ageas Bowl this July & August and the best way to enjoy all the action is with a T20 Blast Passport - just £99 for all seven matches!

And you can make your trips to the Ageas Bowl cheaper courtesy of Hampshire Cricket Rewards – earn loyalty points on purchases with over 4000 online retailers and save on memberships, tickets and hospitality packages!

There really is something for everyone.

Contact details

Venue Name
Hampshire Cricket - Ageas Bowl
Address
Botley Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO30 3XH, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8047 2002
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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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Longdown Activity Farm

Longdown, Southampton, SO40 7EH Southampton
Farm
023 8029 2356 023 8029 2356

Come along and enjoy a fantastic family day for everyone. Join in with our daily schedule of activities, which run...

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Longdown Activity Farm

Longdown, Southampton, SO40 7EH Southampton
Farm
023 8029 2356 023 8029 2356

Come along and enjoy a fantastic family day for everyone. Join in with our daily schedule of activities, which run throughout the day. You can bottle-feed the kid goats and the calves, feed the ducks, meet the pigs, donkeys and ponies... and cuddle the baby rabbits, chicks or maybe even a piglet! PLUS lots more friendly animals to see.

Lots of brilliant farmyard buildings to explore and loads of fabulous indoor and outdoor play areas including the trampoline barn, a soft play area and The Farmer's Straw Den.

Don't miss the Longdown Farm Shop for a large range of delicious locally sourced produce. We also provide a tearoom, gift shop and picnic areas. (Farm Shop open daily 10am - 5pm (4pm when farm attraction is closed))

Open from Saturday 13th Feb 2016 until Sunday 30th Oct 2016

Open daily - 10am to 5pm February to September

Open daily - 10am to 4.30pm October

Last admissions - 1 hour before closing.

Christmas attraction open 3rd to 24th December 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT. THANK YOU.

2016 Admission Prices: SAME PRICES AS 2015!

  • Under 3s are FREE!
  • Adult - £9.00. Buy online for 10% savings
  • Senior - £7.50. Buy online for 10% savings
  • Child (3-14 years) - £8.00. Buy online for 10% savings
  • Family Saver: (2 Adults & 2 Children) - £30.00. Buy online for 10% savings
  • Serving military personnel - £6.50 (please show military ID card)

Contact details

Venue Name
Longdown Activity Farm
Address
Longdown, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO40 7EH, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8029 2356
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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!

Contact details

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

Contact details

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

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Venue Name
Mudeford Quay
Address
Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset, England, BH23 3NT, United Kingdom
Telephone
012 0247 1780
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National Museum of the Royal Navy

HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Museum
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth brings history to life. It showcases treasures from the past 350...

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National Museum of the Royal Navy

HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Museum
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth brings history to life. It showcases treasures from the past 350 years and examines the common threads which link the sailor of England’s ‘Wooden Walls’ to the professional crews of today.

The Royal Navy has helped to shape the world. It made Britain a dominant sea power, protected its trade in troubled times and defended Britain from invasion or carried the attack overseas. The Royal Navy has touched the lives of millions of people worldwide, affected servicemen and women and the families of those who built, serviced and supplied its ships and influenced the lives of communities overseas.

The museum’s major gallery Hear My Story opened in 2014 and tells the undiscovered stories from the ordinary men and women of the ships which have shaped the Navy’s amazing history over the last 100 years, the century of greatest change. Hear My Story brings you closer than ever before to the real Royal Navy; cutting edge interpretation lets you see and hear the stories of the Navy in war and during peacetime.

The Sailing Gallery shows the realities of fighting at sea in the age of sail, the Nelson Gallery examines Nelson’s colourful, crowded and short life and the Sir Donald Gosling Victory Gallery explores the history of Britain’s most famous warship from the laying of her keel to her significant battles. Visitors can walk through the multi-media show the ‘Trafalgar Experience’, meeting Nelson and his great foe Napoleon, feeling the blast on the main gun deck during the Battle.

Contact details

Venue Name
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Address
HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9283 9766
Website
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New Forest Wildlife Park

Deerleap Lane, Southampton, SO40 4UH Southampton
Visitor Attraction
023 8029 2408 023 8029 2408

Enjoy the amazing animals at this beautiful park, in the leafy New Forest, with its fabulous adventure playgrounds....

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New Forest Wildlife Park

Deerleap Lane, Southampton, SO40 4UH Southampton
Visitor Attraction
023 8029 2408 023 8029 2408

Enjoy the amazing animals at this beautiful park, in the leafy New Forest, with its fabulous adventure playgrounds. Follow the woodland trails to see wallaby, European bison, wolves, wild boar, Scottish wildcats, lynx, foxes, pine marten, polecats, owls and ferrets. Meet the friendly deer and say hi to the playful otters, including the endangered giant otter. Feeding sessions, keeper talks and special events year round.

Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Wildlife Park
Address
Deerleap Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO40 4UH, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8029 2408
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Nuffield Southampton Theatres

142, Southampton, SO14 7DU Southampton
Theatre
023 8067 1771 023 8067 1771

Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) is one of the UK’s leading professional theatre companies creating fresh, vital...

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Nuffield Southampton Theatres

142, Southampton, SO14 7DU Southampton
Theatre
023 8067 1771 023 8067 1771

Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) is one of the UK’s leading professional theatre companies creating fresh, vital experiences through theatre. NST has developed a profile and reputation for innovation and quality delivering work on a national and international scale, whilst acting as a major cultural force for good in the city of Southampton.

As well as its own produced work, NST’s programme includes the best touring theatre from local, national and international artists, children’s theatre, comedy, dance, circus, film and music.

On 16 February 2018, NST opened Southampton's new city centre performing arts venue, NST City, with Southampton Celebrates, a celebratory event in Guildhall Square featuring more than 100 performers, dance, music and fireworks, followed by the world premiere of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory. NST City includes a flexible 450 seat main house theatre, a 133 seat studio, screening facilities, rehearsal and workshop spaces. NST runs the new city centre venue alongside its existing theatre, NST Campus, on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.

Laboratory is the creative development programme for new work and new talent; through which NST collaborate with artists at all stages in their careers to experiment with new ideas. All of NST’s produced work is developed alongside Laboratory, which also provides a programme of talent development opportunities such as creative residencies, scratch nights, networking opportunities and skills development workshops.

NST Connect aims to enrich the experience of NST and its work for all, through a vibrant programme of engagement. NST Connect reaches over 17,000 people through a programme of creative activities, Youth Theatre and Drama Club, and adult workshops and outreach projects, including RSC Open Stages.

NST is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity, receiving additional core funding from the University of Southampton and Southampton City Council.

Contact details

Venue Name
Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Address
142, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8067 1771
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Paultons Family Theme Park

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

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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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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Victory Gate,, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of fantastic attractions-...

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Victory Gate,, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of fantastic attractions- there's so much to see and do! Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the South of England.

Contact details

Venue Name
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Address
Victory Gate,, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9283 9766
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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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Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road Porchester, Portsmouth, PO17 6AN Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
01329 233 734 01329 233 734

This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. Fort...

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Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road Porchester, Portsmouth, PO17 6AN Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
01329 233 734 01329 233 734

This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. Fort Nelson is one of the few places where you can experience live black-powder firings of historic artillery pieces daily at 1pm. 

Strategically positioned atop Portsdown Hill, with panoramic views across the Meon Valley and Portsmouth Harbour, Fort Nelson is a historic monument, restored to how it would have been in the 1890s. Visitors can access most areas of the fortifications and see how the Fort would have operated.

Although a cliché, the phrase ‘must see’ truly applies to Fort Nelson’s astonishing collection of different artillery and guns from different time periods. Over 700 items of artillery from many countries and spanning 600 years are brought to life whilst sensitively telling the unique stories behind them.  

Weighing the same as 17 double-decker buses, an object of great interest is the huge 18 inch, 200 tonne Railway Howitzer. Designed and built by the Elswick Ordnance company of Newcastle, in 1918, as part of a trend to build bigger calibre guns with more destructive shells, it is the world’s largest surviving military gun.

Visit Fort Nelson and experience the exhilarating bang of gun firing. Discover more about the amazing collection, explore the eerie tunnels,  and uncover the story of Fort Nelson, its intriguing shape and history. 

Contact details

Venue Name
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson
Address
Portsdown Hill Road Porchester, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO17 6AN, United Kingdom
Telephone
01329 233 734
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Royal Marines Museum

Eastney Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO4 9PX Portsmouth
Museum
023 9281 9385 023 9281 9385

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Royal Marines Museum

Eastney Esplanade, Portsmouth, PO4 9PX Portsmouth
Museum
023 9281 9385 023 9281 9385

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has announced that the closure of the main galleries of the Royal Marines Museum will take place on April 1st. 

As a result, the public galleries of the museum at Eastney will close. The museum will remain open for its corporate (conferences and weddings) and curatorial functions and its associated organisations * will continue to operate from the museum. The sea front car park and the Royal Marines Memorial Gardens will remain open to the public.

The new Royal Marines Museum will open in 2020 and be a state of the art museum containing the very latest in technology and hands-on activity. It will occupy the present Action Stations building, one of the original Victorian Boathouses, close to the Victory Gate visitor entrance. The main part of the building, including the historic Mast Pond in front, will be completely refurbished to provide a new museum.

Contact details

Venue Name
Royal Marines Museum
Address
Eastney Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO4 9PX, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9281 9385
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Sammy Miller Museum

Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton, BH25 5SZ New Milton
Museum
014 2562 0777 014 2562 0777

Sammy Miller is a motorcycling legend, 11 times British Champion, winner of over 1400 events and still winning...

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Sammy Miller Museum

Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton, BH25 5SZ New Milton
Museum
014 2562 0777 014 2562 0777

Sammy Miller is a motorcycling legend, 11 times British Champion, winner of over 1400 events and still winning competitions more than 50 years after his first victory. 

The Museum houses one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, with the collection constantly evolving as new bikes are acquired.

This is a living museum, with almost every motorcycle in the museum in full running order. Sammy regularly demonstrates the bikes at race circuits around the world, including events throughout Europe and as far afield as New Zealand and america.

Contact details

Venue Name
Sammy Miller Museum
Address
Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton, Hampshire, England, BH25 5SZ, United Kingdom
Telephone
014 2562 0777
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SeaCity Museum

Havelock Road, Southampton, SO14 7FY Southampton
Museum
023 8083 4536 023 8083 4536
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SeaCity Museum

Havelock Road, Southampton, SO14 7FY Southampton
Museum
023 8083 4536 023 8083 4536
Built in the Grade II listed former Magistrates’ Court, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and the City’s historic connection with the sea. Discover maritime history brought to life through interactive experiences designed for all ages.

There is also a café and shop, which can be enjoyed by visitors without needing to pay for admission to the museum proper. The café is conveniently located on the ground floor.

Permanent Exhibitions at SeaCity Museum

Southampton’s Titanic Story

The main area of SeaCity Museum tells the story of the impact on Southampton of the sinking in 1912 of the White Star liner Titanic. Through a fascinating 1:25 scale, interactive model of the ship, visitorsof all ages are given an insight into the lives of the crew aboard the Titanic, many of whom were Southampton residents.

Gateway to the World

Using the city’s unique historic collections this permanent display recounts the stories of people who have departed from or arrived in the port of Southampton over the last 200,000 years, from the earliest settlers to the stories of people living in the city today.

Temporary special exhibitions

The Pavilion at SeaCity Museum is home to a rolling programme of special exhibitions so there is something new to see when you visit. See our website for more information.

Opening Hours

SeaCity Museum is open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm including Bank Holidays.

We suggest that you allow between two and three hours to explore SeaCity Museum. We close at 5pm, so it’s best to arrive before 3pm so you can enjoy the full experience at your leisure. Unfortunately there will be no entry after 4pm.

Contact details

Venue Name
SeaCity Museum
Address
Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7FY, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

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

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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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SS Shieldhall

Berth 48 Dockgate 4, Eastern Docks, Southampton, SO14 3QP Southampton
Visitor Attraction
0844 357 2329 0844 357 2329

SSShieldhall is a heritage steamship based at Berth 48 in Southampton.

“Shieldhall” is unique as a time capsule...

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SS Shieldhall

Berth 48 Dockgate 4, Eastern Docks, Southampton, SO14 3QP Southampton
Visitor Attraction
0844 357 2329 0844 357 2329

SS Shieldhall is a heritage steamship based at Berth 48 in Southampton.

“Shieldhall” is unique as a time capsule providing a working example of steamship machinery both above and below deck, typical of the cargo and passenger ships that plied the oceans of the world from the 1870s until the mid 1960s, by which time they were all but extinct.

The ship is of special interest as she is built on the classical lines of a 1920s steamer with a traditional wheelhouse; the hull is of riveted and welded construction and this unusual feature is representative of the transitional phase in British shipbuilding when welding took over from riveted practice. The hull has a slightly raked bow and cruiser stern. The teak decks and emergency steering position aft add to the classic effect. Shieldhall was effectively obsolete mechanically at the time of her launch having steam machinery representative of the late 19th century at a time when the diesel engine was coming into its own.

Now believed to be the largest working steam ship in Northern Europe, she is owned and operated entirely by voluntary effort.

There are live music and lunch events whilst at sea, staged in a Saloon or covered awning-deck. Real ales and ice cream are available too. A commentary is offered on most trips, offering an insight into the history of the Docks, pointing out the ill-fated Titanic Berth 44, and the sights and sounds of Southampton Water. A highlight of your visit will be the chance to discover Shieldhall's Engine and Boiler Rooms under steam, and the opportunity to meet the Captain on the Bridge.  

When not cruising, Shieldhall is an ideal base for events - a popular way to celebrate birthdays and special occasions; company meetings and AGMs.

Contact details

Venue Name
SS Shieldhall
Address
Berth 48 Dockgate 4, Eastern Docks, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 3QP, United Kingdom
Telephone
0844 357 2329
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The Mary Rose

Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

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The Mary Rose

Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ Portsmouth
Visitor Attraction
023 9283 9766 023 9283 9766

Step back in time and explore Henry VIII’s favourite warship – raised from the depths of the Solent and painstakingly conserved for future generations. The story of the Mary Rose is one of the most fascinating in naval history. A tale of battles fought against the French for over 30 years before sinking off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. It’s an account of her being raised from the seabed more than 470 years later and of her meticulous conservation.

The ship captured the world’s imagination when she was raised from the Solent in 1982. Her dramatic story is now revealed in full inside the purpose-built, award-winning £27million museum, which opened its doors to visitors in May 2013.

The new-look Mary Rose Museum gives you the best views of Henry VIII’s warship ever!

With the ship in its final stage of conservation, the ducting and the hotbox walls have been removed, allowing you to see the Mary Rose without obstruction.

As well as the ship, there are many of the 19,000 artefacts recovered from the seabed, which help tell the story of the men who lived, worked and died on board the Mary Rose. There are many thousands on display, including personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs, and many of the ship’s weapons, from longbows to two-tonne guns.

Once inside the museum, it takes between 90 to 120 minutes to go round, but you can take as long as you like. Please be aware that during school holidays we will be very busy, so expect some queues.


  • Please Note

The Mary Rose is not included in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Full Navy Ticket, or the one, two or three attraction day tickets.

We do however offer a 10% discount to holders of these tickets, upon presentation of the tickets at either our Visitor Centre at the Historic Dockyard entrance (Victory Gate), or at our museum. This discount also applies to holders of the NMRN National Membership Scheme. This offer is not available online.

“All Attraction” tickets purchased before 1st April 2018 will be accepted until their expiry date.

Contact details

Venue Name
The Mary Rose
Address
Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9283 9766
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The New Forest National Park

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

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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.

Contact details

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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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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Winchester Castle

Castle Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8UJ Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 846476 01962 846476

All that remains of the once prominent Winchester Castle today is the Great Hall. Just a 5 minute walk from the city...

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Winchester Castle

Castle Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8UJ Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 846476 01962 846476

All that remains of the once prominent Winchester Castle today is the Great Hall. Just a 5 minute walk from the city centre, the building is one of the finest examples of surviving 13th century architecture. The building was originally constructed by William the Conqueror in 1067, and housed important governmental offices, such as the Exchequer and the Treasurer.

Today, the Hall is in the care of Hampshire County Council and is usually open to the public. Inside, visitors will find a small museum which covers Winchester's medieval history. There are also fine examples of artwork in the building, which guests are free to examine. There's also a small garden round the back of the hall, with a number of interesting artifacts to examine. However, the real highlight of a visit to the Great Hall may have to be the Round Table.

The Round Table is taken straight from the pages of Arthurian lore, and is believed to be the very same table where King Arthur held court with his Knights.

Admission to the museum and Great Hall is complimentary, although voluntary donations are welcomed.

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Venue Name
Winchester Castle
Address
Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 8UJ, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 846476
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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 City Mill

Bridge Street, Winchester, SO23 0EJ Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 870057 01962 870057

The Winchester City Mill is an urban working watermill powered by the fast-flowing River Itchen at the bottom of High...

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Winchester City Mill

Bridge Street, Winchester, SO23 0EJ Winchester
Visitor Attraction
01962 870057 01962 870057

The Winchester City Mill is an urban working watermill powered by the fast-flowing River Itchen at the bottom of High Street.

Rebuilt in 1744 on an earlier medieval site, it remained in use until the early 20th century. Following major restoration undertook by The National Trust, the mill resumed grinding flour again in early 2004. The City Mill is today a National Trust property.

The City Mill is a lively and informative place for all ages to enjoy. You can learn about the technology and history of milling with hands-on activities, working models, displays and video presentations. Flour making demonstrations take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Frequent baking/tasting days as also organised throughout the year.

All areas are accessible to disabled visitors, and guide dogs are also permitted.

For non-English speakers, French and Spanish audio guides are available on request.

Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester City Mill
Address
Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 0EJ , United Kingdom
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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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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...

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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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