If you’re wondering about “days out near me” then you’ve come to the right place. If you live in the wonderful counties of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, or nearby then there’s a wealth of fantastic days out right on your doorstep.
The easiest way to find things to do near you, whether with kids or not, is to browse our above list of fantastic attractions. We’ve spoken directly with every single one of them to bring you the most up to date information on prices, deals, events, and things to do at each location. Plus, we’ve secured exclusive vouchers from many attractions so you can save money on your day’s out.
Days out in Hampshire for kids, couples, individuals, or the family
Want to know the 10 or 20 best things to do in Hampshire? We’ve gone even better, with details on over 65 incredible days out. In fact, our list of things to do at Hampshire & Isle of Wight attractions includes some of the best days out in the south!
We have something for everyone. If you’re looking for theme parks, glorious gardens, culture & history, fun outdoor activities, or anything else, you’ll find it here. Plus, don’t forget to check out our vouchers page for discounts and freebies for selected attractions and days out in Hampshire, that you won’t find anywhere else!
You can also view our itineraries for help planning the perfect things to do.
Things to do in Winchester
A fantastic destination for a mixture of culture, history, stunning architecture and shopping, Winchester really does have it all. From Winchester Cathedral to Winchester’s Military Museum, and Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium there’s plenty to educate and inform. Or, visit nearby Marwell Zoo to see hundreds of exotic and endangered animals.
For more great places to visit, view our guide on things to do in Winchester.
Things to do in the New Forest
One of the best nearby locations in Hampshire has to be the New Forest. Whether you want to see the ponies, the unspoiled woodlands and coastline, or enjoy one of the many activities in the forest, there’s a New Forest adventure for everyone. This includes activities, parks, nearby villages such as Beaulieu, castles, a steam railway and more.
Find more about these days out in our things to do in the New Forest guide.
Things to do on the Isle of Wight
If you live in or near to Hampshire and you’ve never visited the Isle of Wight, then you’re in for a treat. On the island there are tons of days out waiting to be discovered. From a theme park to a country park and from historical attractions to sandy cliffs, there’s lots to do. Plus, getting to the island has never been easier, thanks to regular ferry services.
Discover local attractions and how to get there, in our guide on things to do on the Isle of Wight.
Things to do in East Hampshire
East Hampshire is filled with history. From Jane Austen’s House museum, to Gilbert White’s and the Oats Collection, and the historic dockyard there’s lots to learn and do. Other attractions include country parks, an archaeological site and even a steam railway.
Read more about these things to do in our East Hampshire guide.
Things to do in North Hampshire
For a great mix of history and unique experiences, visit North Hampshire. You can take to the circuit in sports cars at Thruxton Motorsports Centre, create your perfect tipple at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, or soak up history at The Vyne, Whitchurch Silk Mill, or Milestones Museum.
See our top picks for things to do in our North Hampshire guide.
Things to do in Southampton
One of the UK’s most well-known cruise ports, Southampton is also home to a range of excellent days out. You can explore history at the SeaCity museum or Tudor House and Gardens, see live entertainment at the Mayflower Theatre and the Ageas Bowl, or explore one of several country parks.
See our top things to do in Southampton here.
Things to do in Portsmouth
A must visit seafront destination, Portsmouth also has some of the best shopping on the South coast. Plus, there are plenty of other things to do in Portsmouth. Thrill seekers can head to the top of Spinnaker Tower, history buffs can visit the Historic Dockyard or Fort Nelson, whilst Blue Reef Aquarium is excellent fun for all ages.
View our list of the best things to do in Portsmouth.
Other days out in Hampshire
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