A day out in Hampshire and across the Isle of Wight doesn’t need to break the bank. Whether it’s getting out into the great outdoors, or sheltering inside from the elements – there is something to suit everyone. Discover some fantastic days out for £50 and under below…
Spark curiosity in the whole family with a day out at Winchester Science Centre! Book online three days in advance to take advantage of discounted admission tickets priced at just £7.50 per person. And don’t forget to book one of their incredible planetarium shows for a truly unforgettable experience!
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is an outstanding 180 acre garden for all seasons including 250m Centenary Border, Hydrangea Walk, Azalea Woodland, Winter Garden, Himalayan Valley and more. The Gardens are a wonderful place to let your little ones play and explore. A family ticket is £24.50 including gift aid, or £22.25 standard.
With a rare breeds farm, the south coast’s largest ornamental glasshouses, beautiful gardens and 1,000 acres of country park to explore there’s something for everyone to see and enjoy at Staunton Country Park. A family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is £24 and for 2 adults and 3 children, it is £27.
Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands at 170 metres tall, offering breath-taking views over Portsmouth Harbour, the Solent and Isle of Wight. The iconic structure has something for everyone; boasting a high speed lift, thrilling glass floor, informative touch screen displays, two cafés and open air ‘Sky Garden’. Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £34.00. Book in advance online to save 10%.
Winchester Cathedral is perfect for families! Explore the Cathedral with a free children’s trail and discover over 1000 years of history. Entry is free for children under 16 visiting with family and an annual pass costs just £8.50 for adults, so you can return as many times as you like.
At Beaulieu, there’s something for the whole family and one ticket provides access to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum and our brand new #Chitty50years exhibition, The World of Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey, The Secret Army Exhibition and the Monorail & Veteran Bus. Advance Family Ticket (Purchased at least one day before visit) – £49.00. On the day Family price – £64.00.
Following its huge two-year roof project, this former Tudor palace has re-opened, to tell the story of a Victorian brother and sister who saved the mansion. Explore newly presented spaces and collections, inspired by intimate 19th-century watercolours and personal family memoirs at The Vyne. A family ticket is £32.00 including gift aid, or £28.80 standard.
Treat your family to a fun day out at the Watercress Line: ride on a steam train, play in the playground, visit the footbridge used in Harry Potter films, pick up a FREE activity sheet and enjoy a delicious picnic box from the buffet. NEW for 2019, children under 5 years go FREE (standard travel only).
Whether it’s 80s nostalgia, help with Tudor homework or just a great day out with the kids, The Mary Rose has something for everybody! With family tickets starting at £26, plus 20% off when you book online, what more reason do you need to come and see Henry VIII’s flagship?
Enjoy a great family day out at Manor Farm meeting friendly farm animals as you stroll around our traditional farmyard. There is always something new to see with baby animals and all our usual farmyard favourites. A family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is £25 and for 2 adults and 3 children, it is £29.
There’s plenty of space to run, jump and play around Mottisfont, and always something for families to do. Test your limits in Mottisfont’s Wild Play areas, explore the grounds with seasonal trails in school holidays, and enjoy a family-focused exhibition every summer. A family ticket is £39.50 including gift aid, or £35.75 standard.
Browse the Isle of Wight website for super affordable attractions, including Tapnell Farm Park (family/£37.80), the Isle of Wight Planetarium (family/£16), Haven Falconry (family/£16), the IW Reptilarium (family/£15), Brading Roman Villa (family/£25), Dinosaur Isle (family(group 1)/£16.50), IW Zoo (family/£36.55) and the Lost World Adventure Golf on Sandown Pier (£4 per person).
Have a fantastic free family day out at Fort Nelson. There’s ramparts and tunnels plus a fully restored Victorian fort to explore, over 350 big guns to discover and a daily gun firing to experience. Talks, tours and special events bring history to life.
Visit the number one rated attraction in Hampshire, according to Trip Advisor, the Hawk Conservancy Trust is a full day out for all the family. Get the children outside and immersed in nature. You will witness some of the most spectacular flying displays in the UK, plus many more activities to keep the family entertained for a full day. Family admission ticket – £46.25.
Explore Whitchurch Silk Mill – a Georgian silk mill in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, where new interactive displays engage young minds and small hands. There are indoor and outdoor trails, exhibitions, events and activities so there is always something new to delight. Family tickets last all year, come back as often as you like! A family ticket is just £17.00.
Explore the natural world at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections! Family tickets for this great interactive museum and garden are just £25 for the whole year, with free children’s trails and activities throughout the year. There is always plenty to see, do or play at Gilbert White’s!
Two wheels is certainly better than four when visiting The New Forest National Park, so why not swing by New Forest Activities and hire some bikes? Their half day cycle hire is only £14 per adult and £8 per child. Plus, with tag-a-longs, trailers, child seats and a host of family friendly cycle routes available, children of all ages can get involved in the fun! Half day cycle hire is on a walk-in basis only. Visit their website to find out more.
Hollycombe Steam in the Country offers a family ticket for £50 that allows access to the attraction for one year! Enjoy Hollycombe’s Victorian and Edwardian Fairground, woodland gardens and steam railways and return for special events including autumn’s ‘Fairground at Night’.
Quizzes, craft days, amazing animal characters and two fabulous Go Wild adventure playgrounds make New Forest Wildlife Park a fun-filled family day out. With friendly keepers telling tantalising tales about otters, owls, wallabies, wolves, wild boar and more and plenty of animal antics to enjoy, it’s a hoot. A family ticket (2 adults and two children or 1 adult and 3 children) costs £45. (Concessions available for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.)
Visit the New Forest Heritage Centre, a free-entry museum, gallery and reference library in the heart of Lyndhurst, dedicated to sharing the history and traditions of this diverse and beautiful area. Explore the ‘Real New Forest’ in the Commoning Voices Exhibition which celebrates the New Forest commoning community.
Birdworld is one of England’s largest bird parks. Just two miles from Farnham, Birdworld nestles on the edge of the ancient Alice Holt Forest and is home to over 1000 birds from 190 different species. During the early Spring/Autumn family tickets are £46.95, during Winter weekends and holidays family tickets are £30 and during Winter weekdays a family ticket is £27. When the parking is fully open, a family ticket is £49.95.
Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages. A family (2 adults and 3 children) ticket is £25.00 and under 5s go FREE!
Milestones Museum is a large living history museum where you can immerse yourself in the past by exploring the streets, shops and buildings. You can follow the free trail, take part in interactive displays or try your luck in the vintage penny arcade. Plus fun, family-friendly events and special exhibitions. Family ticket £37.00 (5 people, up to 2 adults.) Pay once, visit all year!