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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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Beaulieu
Address
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7ZN, United Kingdom
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01590 612345
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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!

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


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Cyclexperience New Forest
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Cyclexperience, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, SO42 7TW, United Kingdom
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01590 624808
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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)

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Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
Address
Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Hampshire, England, SO45 1AZ, United Kingdom
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023 8089 1203
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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.

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Hurst Castle
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Saltgrass Lane, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England, SO41 0TP, United Kingdom
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01590 642500
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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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Lymington Sea Water Baths
Address
Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 3SE, United Kingdom
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01590 678882
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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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Mudeford Quay
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Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset, England, BH23 3NT, United Kingdom
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012 0247 1780
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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....

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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!

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Venue Name
Museum of Army Flying
Address
Middle Wallop, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO20 8DY, United Kingdom
Telephone
01264 784421
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New Forest Activities

The Old Forge , Brockenhurst, SO42 7YA Brockenhurst
Recreation Centre
01590 612377 01590 612377

New Forest Activities offer a variety of activities for families, couples and groups of all ages and abilities. For...

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New Forest Activities

The Old Forge , Brockenhurst, SO42 7YA Brockenhurst
Recreation Centre
01590 612377 01590 612377

New Forest Activities offer a variety of activities for families, couples and groups of all ages and abilities. For tours with a difference, take to the water with Canoeing and Kayaking on the Beaulieu River Nature Reserve. These guided tours are perfect for exploring this area of the New Forest and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

For the more adventurous you can take to the trees on high and low rope courses, great for the whole family to enjoy. The ever-popular Battlefield LIVE offers excitement and enjoyment using safe infra-red gaming guns. No projectiles, no lasers, no pain! There’s also the chance to learn a new skill whilst enjoying the New Forest surroundings with Bushcraft or Archery sessions.

If you’re an explorer then hire a bike from us, with a whole range of maps and guides to get you on your way. Or join our expert guides on seasonal guided walks.

Keep an eye out for special seasonal activities such as Paddle to the Pub, Spooky Halloween Tours and Christmas Canoe Paddles!

For further details on any of our activities and upcoming events, or to download your FREE Guide to The New Forest, visit our website.

We’re open all year round!

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Venue Name
New Forest Activities
Address
The Old Forge , Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, SO42 7YA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612377
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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.

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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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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,...
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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.

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Venue Name
SeaCity Museum
Address
Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7FY, United Kingdom
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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

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.

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Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO51 0QA, United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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The New Forest 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 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 Centre
Address
The New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, SO43 7NY, United Kingdom
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023 8028 3444
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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.

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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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The New Forest Official Visitor Website

Official Visitor Website, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY Lyndhurst
Visitor Information Centre
023 8028 2269 023 8028 2269

Relax, explore or just enjoy, the New Forest is the ideal location for everyone. The New Forest has been a holiday...

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The New Forest Official Visitor Website

Official Visitor Website, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY Lyndhurst
Visitor Information Centre
023 8028 2269 023 8028 2269

Relax, explore or just enjoy, the New Forest is the ideal location for everyone. The New Forest has been a holiday destination throughout the ages and there’s a huge selection of accommodation to suit all styles and budgets.

Luxury and country house hotels, self catering holiday cottages, bed & breakfasts, camping & caravan sites and holiday parks all set against the majestic backdrop of the New Forest. As you admire the timeless scenery it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular holiday beauty spot.

There is a wealth of places to visit and explore in the New Forest from award winning gardens, museums, leisure and wildlife parks plus much, more. Each season provides a change of scene from the rich deep colours of spring and summer to the seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

The New Forest offers superb meeting, conference and wedding facilities. Whatever you need from a short break with the family to an all out activity holiday, the New Forest‘s majestic surroundings provide an ideal destination.

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Venue Name
The New Forest Official Visitor Website
Address
Official Visitor Website, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, SO43 7NY, United Kingdom
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023 8028 2269
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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 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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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

Located within the South Downs National Park, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is the leading science and...

ExplorerSpace Widgety.png

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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

Located within the South Downs National Park, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is the leading science and discovery centre in the South of England and the perfect place to enjoy a family day out. As an independent educational charity, we are dedicated to sparking curiosity in children and helping families to experience the wonderful world of science and technology.

Explorer:Space

A brand new immersive zone, opening 20 July 2018, Explorer:Space will take pride of place on the lower exhibition floor. Taking visitors on an epic journey through the Solar System, Explorer:Space will encompass 20 fantastic modular exhibits, covering everything from space discoveries to atmospheric pressure to the first moon landing mission. 

Planetarium

Our planetarium, the largest standalone planetarium in the UK, presents an unforgettable and incredible experience. The 360° domed screen completely surrounds the audience, placing everyone right in the action. We offer fulldome screenings of high-quality digital films, covering a wide variety of fascinating topics. There are also live presenter-led shows that explore different aspects of the universe, from the planets to the stars. Look out for the chatterbox shows which offer a more relaxed environment where the audience are welcome to chat or call out during the show.

Hands-on Exhibition

Two floors of interactive exhibits encourage children and families to explore all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Find out how to bend light, create a tornado and vortex, experiment with electronic music and see a heat sensitive camera in action. At the Colon Café, the whole family can go on a journey of discovery through an enormous colon to learn about good and bad bacteria, and how what you put into your body affects what comes out! And in the Science of Sport Zone, you can test your reaction time, flexibility, and your ability to balance.

Invention Studio

A space dedicated to ingenuity led by our Curiosity Team and volunteer STEM Ambassadors (professionals working in STEM industry). A constantly changing programme of activity includes things like coding and engineering challenges, minibeast handling and rocket launching. A place where everyone can explore, create, construct and be challenged. Open to the public at weekends and during school holidays.

Explore the South Downs National Park

The Science Centre is situated in the South Downs National Park and enjoys great views across the rolling countryside. An outdoor area, with trim trail and water play, surrounded by picnic tables provides a great space for children to play. For the more adventurous, we encourage you to explore the neighbouring Butterfly Conservation Reserve, Magdalen Hill Down. A free spotters trail is available from the Science Centre outlining short walks and points of interest. Visiting on a sunny day is a great way to enjoy the best of indoors and out.

Hub Café & Science Shop

Find a choice of hot and cold drinks, lunch menu and snacks, including sandwiches, toasted paninis, jacket potatoes, nachos, cakes, fruit, biscuits and more at the Hub Café. Indoor and outdoor seating is available for those purchasing refreshments. The Science Shop offers a wide variety of unusual and quirky STEM gifts, from pocket-money mementos to quality books and interesting experiments to try at home. Gift cards are also available. By purchasing items from the Hub Café and Science Shop you are directly supporting our charity.

Accessibility

The Centre is fully accessible and includes a wide range of amenities to ensure that as many guests as possible can enjoy its facilities. We are also currently rolling out a £3.4m project to allow us to create a space where inclusivity is embedded in everything that we do. We want to build welcoming spaces for all, with a real commitment to getting it right for people with a disability and their families – so they can engage like never before.

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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