Days out in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
If you need help planning your dream trip to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight then we have a wealth of activities in our itineraries below. We’ve been planning days out in Hampshire for over 12 years and our handy guides are full of free tips for where to go and how to save money.
From dog friendly attractions to fantastic picnic spots, accessible venues and things to do with grandparents, there’s a perfect day out for everyone. We’ve even compiled some of the best wedding venues in the South West of England.
If you’ve got kids you’ll love our guides too, with things to do for teenagers, under 12s, under 7s and under 3s. Or, you can find day planners for locations including North Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester and more.
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Being Eco-Friendly at Hampshire’s Top Attractions
Do you try to be eco-friendly? Did you know that Eco-friendly means anything that conserves energy and assists the prevention of air, water, and noise pollution? They are lots of things that contribute to protecting the environment such as solar panels, walking/biking or using public transport instead of cars, electric cars, using reusable products, buying
Great ways to keep the family active during Autumn and Winter
It’s never been so important to keep our minds and bodies active, and during the Autumn and Winter months, it can be easy to let your family’s health and wellbeing take a backseat while we hibernate at home! Getting out and getting active is just as important in these colder seasons, even if it does
Perfect Places for Picnics in Hampshire
Enjoying a picnic with family and friends is a fantastic way to enjoy delicious food, spend time with people you love, and get that satisfyingly healthy feeling from being in the great outdoors! With ongoing changes to government guidelines and social distancing rules, a picnic is a simple way to stick to the rules but
Take an Armchair Tour of Hampshire’s Top Attractions
It isn’t always possible to get out and about but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy exploring the variety of attractions across our beautiful county from the comfort of your own home. Here we’ve put together a few videos, links to webcams, and virtual tours of attractions in Hampshire to help you get
Discover scenic settings in Hampshire throughout the year
Hampshire is one of the most scenic and picturesque counties you could hope to visit, with rolling green hills, panoramic views, and seascape horizons. The beauty of Hampshire has become a feature of many of its attractions too, with days out based in scenic settings and activities that encapsulate the stunning surroundings. Discover scenic settings
Important and interesting landmarks in Hampshire
For those who love to visit landmarks that have cultural roots and fascinating history, we’ve put together some of Hampshire’s most important and interesting landmarks. From 17th-century homes to war-time memorials, get ready to add these to your must-see list! Landmarks with a view Explore historic Southampton Water on heritage steamship SS Shieldhall. Listen
Family days out for £50 and under
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
Top dog friendly attractions in Hampshire & The Isle of Wight
We here at Hampshire’s Top Attractions know just how special our four legged friends are – they are a member of the family! With a lot of our attractions being dog friendly, you won’t have to worry about leaving them behind. Take a look below at our top dog friendly attractions that the whole
16 Wedding Venues for Ceremonies & Receptions in Hampshire!
There are so many beautiful wedding venues across Hampshire and The Isle of Wight – you are sure to find the perfect one for you and your partner! Steeped in history, Winchester Cathedral is a place where royalty have married and is the resting place of Jane Austen, one of the greatest romantic novelists of
Accessible attractions for you and your family
There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy throughout Hampshire, for both the young and the young at heart! With great accessibility available at many of Hampshire’s Top Attractions there’s plenty to ensure a great day for everyone!
Discover things to do indoors in Hampshire
Hampshire and The Isle of Wight are such a great places to visit and there is loads to do! Occasionally however, there is no hiding from the fact that it’s still in the UK and prone to the odd flurry of rain!
Historic days out in Hampshire
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have a unique and interesting past dating back thousands of years, making it the destination for history lovers and those interested in discovering times-gone-by.
Heritage themed days out
Hampshire has a rich history and heritage that can be discovered and explored through many of Hampshire’s Top Attractions.
Things to do in Winchester
With its world class attractions, architecture, beautiful countryside and spectacular history and heritage, Winchester and the surrounding area is bursting with things to do.
Things to do in The New Forest
With ancient woodlands, rolling heaths, unspoilt coastline and famous ponies, The New Forest is one of the most spectacular areas in the country to visit.
Things to do on the Isle of Wight
Crossing the Solent is pretty exciting as you look across the water at an Island waiting to be discovered.
Things to do in East Hampshire
There’s plenty of things to do in East Hampshire whether you are enjoying a short visit of staying for longer, with loads that you can enjoy as a family.
Are you feeling adventurous?
Why not enjoy an exiting jam-packed day out at one of Hampshire’s top attractions, a great adventure for the whole family to enjoy.
Get up close to Hampshire’s wildlife
It’s amazing the things you can find in nature and Hampshire and The Isle of Wight has a lot to offer with its selection of wildlife.
Discover Farms in Hampshire
Discover Hampshire’s farms on your visit. From working farms where you can witness antique machinery still used today, to your favourite farm animals enjoying life on the farm!
Experience Hampshire’s finest
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have plenty to offer anyone visiting these picturesque destinations, you can even travel in style!
Romantic days out in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Whether it’s for a day out or a weekend away, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight provide the perfect settings for romantic days out.
Treat yourself (and your family!)
Treat yourself and your family to a truly special experience at some of the UK’s best attractions.
Things to do with your Grandparents
There’s not much better than a day out with your grandparents, some quality time and a day to remember – plus we all know how much grandparents enjoy treating their grandchildren to something special!
Things to do for the grown ups!
Hampshire isn’t just a great place for families, it’s also the perfect destination for a day out or short break for grownups. Whether you’re looking for heritage, adventure or wildlife, Hampshire has you covered.
Things to do for teenagers
It’s not always easy finding things to do for teenagers, as they get older it can be hard to find new and exciting ways of entertaining them. Here you’ll find some great ideas to keep them active and happy!
Things to do for 12s and under
With plenty of energy and active minds under 12’s need both their bodies and minds exercised. A great day out in Hampshire can do just that!
Things to do for 7s and under
If you’re looking for activities for under 7’s then you’ve come to the right place! Hampshire offers loads of activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, and plenty for those energetic little ones!
Things to do for under 3’s
Whether you’re looking for fun that even the youngest family member can enjoy, or somewhere to take the youngest whilst the oldest are at school, there are plenty of things to do for under 3’s in Hampshire.
Things to do in Southampton
There are plenty of things to do in Southampton, whether you’re looking for family days out or entertainment for the kids, to take in some culture or simply enjoy a relaxing picnic.
Things to do in Portsmouth
Portsmouth, the coastal gateway to the Isle of Wight and a historical sea front destination has lots of interesting and fun family attractions.
Things to do in North Hampshire
Hampshire is a large county; it will take you a few visits or a very long visit to really appreciate all there is on offer. So, if you’re tackling Hampshire one area at a time, here are some great things to do in North Hampshire.
Explore our outdoor attractions
There’s nothing better than getting outdoors and having a few hours, or even a full day out in the fresh air! It’s good for us, we feel great at the end of it, and we usually sleep pretty well that night!
A day out discovering our glorious gardens & country parks in Hampshire
Hampshire & the Isle of Wight are famed for their stunning array of gardens from the smaller more intimate landscapes to the larger woodland creations.