Things to do in Hampshire and 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 things to do 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 something to do 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.



Location - where do you want to visit?

Top 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 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.

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.

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.

The best 10 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 Romsey

Nestled perfectly between Southampton and the New Forest, Romsey hosts a range of beautiful, fun and interesting days out for the whole family to enjoy!

Hampshire’s Beaches and the Family Attractions Nearby

Welcome to the coastal charm of Hampshire, a place where the beauty of Hampshire’s beaches meet family-friendly attractions. How do you fancy reading a captivating book by the gentle lap of waves? Strolling leisurely alongside serene rivers? Or, soaking up the atmosphere of bustling waterfronts? Hampshire’s proximity to the water offers something for everyone. From

Staycations in Hampshire: Top Attractions and Hotels

If you’re looking for the best staycations in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, look no further! When you’re exploring all the exciting Hampshire attractions, you’d quite like to be staying in the best hotels nearby, right? Because what’s a fun-filled attraction without a comfy bed for recharging your energy? Whatever your budget, here are

Days out by price and free attractions

Save money in 2024 with Hampshire’s Top Attraction’s vouchers

Are you looking for ways to save money on family outings in 2024? Look no further! Hampshire’s Top Attractions has you covered with a variety of vouchers that will make your days out more affordable and enjoyable. Whether you’re interested in history, outdoor adventures, or thrilling activities, there’s something for everyone in Hampshire and the

Cheap days out in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for under £30

Do you want to enjoy a huge variety of fun and thrilling family days out whilst on a budget? We have your cheap days out in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight under £30 ready, without compromising the fun! From family days out in Hampshire to things to do with kids, free days out in

Affordable Family Days Out in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Life has never been more vibrant and full of opportunities for adventure than it is today. Yet, the cost of living can pose a challenge for families who want to engage in recreational activities without breaking the bank. Here in Hampshire, we believe that family fun should not stop because of budget constraints. There’s an

£50 family days out: The perfect budget outings for the kids

A day out in Hampshire and across the Isle of Wight doesn’t need to break the bank. In fact, there are tons of £50 (or less) family days out to keep you and the kids occupied. Whether it’s getting out into the great outdoors, or sheltering inside from the elements at indoor attractions – there

Things to do for free

We know it can become expensive to keep the little explorers entertained especially throughout the holidays and half terms with lots of free time. That’s why we’ve put together an itinerary with a variety of free attractions and free days out that you can enjoy with the kids! Keeping reading to find out all the

Animal experiences and dog friendly attractions

Animal experiences in Hampshire

Are you looking for farms, bird parks or zoos in Hampshire? Being able to get up close and personal with animals in their natural habitats is easier than ever when in Hampshire. With some of the best viewing spots – a close encounter with wildlife is almost guaranteed when visiting one of the below. So,

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!

Dog-friendly days out in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

If you’re looking for things to do in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with a dog, we’ve got you covered with a range of days out and attractions. We’ve even found places that let dogs in for free! Here at Hampshire’s Top Attractions know just how special our four-legged friends are, they are members

Days out for kids and teenagers

24 things to do in 2024 – ideas for family days out!

In the heart of the south of England, Hampshire boasts a tapestry of landscapes, rich history, and vibrant attractions waiting to be explored. There are so many wonderful days out waiting to be enjoyed by all ages. We are thrilled to present a handpicked selection of family-friendly destinations that promise not just days out but

Birthday party ideas in Hampshire!

Are you looking for magical birthday party ideas in Hampshire? Stop right here! We have everything, whether you want adrenaline rushes, fun activities, shows, or theme parks, you are sure to find something that everyone will love. From set party packages to creating your own party experiences, Hampshire’s attractions have the perfect birthday party venue.

18 things to do with Teenagers in Hampshire

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!

27 exciting days out for under 12s

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!

23 indoor and outdoor days out for under 7s

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!

16 days out for under 3’s and toddlers

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.

Days out for adults, weddings and romantic experiences

17 days out and activities in Hampshire for adults

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.

14 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

Romantic days out for couples 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.

Things to do in Southampton for young adults

When it comes to exploring Hampshire’s Top Attractions, Southampton offers a diverse range of activities and experiences for young adults. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast, history buff, or simply looking for a fun day out, Southampton has something for everyone. In this blog, we’ll highlight some of the best things to do in Southampton, categorised

The Most Iconic Hampshire and Isle of Wight Attractions

The most iconic Hampshire and Isle of Wight attractions are waiting to be discovered by you. From a historic royal holiday home to distinctive landmarks, you won’t be short of iconic attractions to experience. So, get ready to snap those insta-worthy photos in some wonderfully impressive locations!  Iconic Isle of Wight Attractions A trip to

Accessibility

Accessible days out in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

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!

Quieter times to visit Hampshire’s Top Attractions

Hampshire, a picturesque county on the south coast of England, is home to a wide array of attractions that draw visitors from all around the world. From historic sites and cultural landmarks to natural wonders and family-friendly destinations, Hampshire has something to offer everyone. While these attractions are certainly worth visiting, there are certain times

Wheelchair Access at Attractions in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

If you’re a wheelchair user, it takes extra planning and vetting the attractions to make sure they provide wheelchair access before you go. So, are you planning a trip or day out in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight? There are many attractions that offer wheelchair access for people with disabilities.  Here is a curated list

Family experiences for every member of the family

Hands-On Adventures in Hampshire

Hampshire is a treasure trove of attractions that bring you face-to-face with fascinating creatures and experiences. Whether you dream of feeding a cuddly goat, meeting majestic birds of prey or getting hands-on with activities and experiments, these Hampshire spots offer unforgettable encounters perfect for family days out. Keep reading to discover Hands-On Adventures in Hampshire!

Activities to suit all the family at Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

Here at Hampshire’s Top Attractions, enjoy a variety of attractions for the whole family to enjoy an exciting day out.  Whether you’re looking for action and adventure, walks in nature, or picnic places. You’ll find something to love here. Keep reading for activities to suit all the family at Hampshire’s Top Attractions… build up a family

Immersive and AI Experiences for Families in Hampshire

Hampshire isn’t just about picturesque landscapes and historic towns; it’s a hub for immersive experiences that blend the past with cutting-edge technology. If you’re seeking family adventures that ignite imagination and curiosity, look no further than these captivating attractions for Immersive and AI Experiences for Families in Hampshire. Step Back in Time with Augmented Reality,

Hampshire’s Hidden Gems: Uncover the Unusual and Unique

Beyond the well-trodden paths of Hampshire lie a wealth of peculiar and fascinating attractions that promise unforgettable experiences. Let’s delve into these hidden gems, categorised by their unique offerings, and unlock the extraordinary secrets this county holds. For history enthusiasts and curious minds Embark on a journey through time at Butser Ancient Farm (image above),

Places to spend the whole day in Hampshire with your family!

Hampshire boasts a variety of attractions that are not only perfect for families but also offer enough excitement to keep everyone entertained for a whole day. From historic sites to thrilling outdoor activities, Hampshire has it all. Let’s dive into some of the must-visit family-friendly places to spend the day in Hampshire with your family!

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

Treat yourself (and your family!)

Treat yourself and your family to a truly special experience at some of the UK’s best attractions.

25 days out with Grandparents in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

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!

Family Attractions to Unleash the Fun in the South of England

  Epic family attractions and charming Southern gems are easy to find in the South, as there’s so many remarkably great ones, especially in Hampshire! With beautiful country parks, divine coastal escapes and an abundance of unique heritage sites, the South is an absolute playground for family adventures. So, let’s explore some of the many

Things to do in Hampshire and Isle of Wight in the holidays

There’s so many epic things to do in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight! And the holidays offer the perfect opportunity to explore its lively locations and unwind in the natural beauty of tranquil landscapes. It doesn’t matter who you are; you’ll find something for you in this unique and vibrant corner of the world. 

Historical experiences and heritage attractions

The Most Iconic Hampshire and Isle of Wight Attractions

The most iconic Hampshire and Isle of Wight attractions are waiting to be discovered by you. From a historic royal holiday home to distinctive landmarks, you won’t be short of iconic attractions to experience. So, get ready to snap those insta-worthy photos in some wonderfully impressive locations!  Iconic Isle of Wight Attractions A trip to

21 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.

Historical buildings and landmarks to visit 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, and historical buildings in Hampshire, get ready to add these to your must-see list! Hampshire landmarks with a view Explore historic Southampton Water on

Heritage themed days out

Hampshire has a rich history and heritage that can be discovered and explored through many of Hampshire’s Top Attractions.

Museums not to miss in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

If you’re looking for unmissable museums, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are blessed with many! And what better way to discover the history and heritage of a place than by visiting museums? Full of collections, artifacts and interactive exhibits, museums bring a destination to life with poignant stories of historical events, tragedies, joys and

Manor Houses & Castles in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

From grand estates to captivating ruins, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are rich in architectural treasures that tell centuries of stories. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of stately homes, explore historic manor houses, and stand in the shadow of mighty castles. Stately Homes & Manor Houses Palace House at Beaulieu: Home to the Montagu

Get Outdoors or explore

Outdoor family days out in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

Don’t let the cold weather dim the joy of family adventures. Wrap up, and venture into the enchanting landscapes of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for unforgettable outdoor experiences. Discover the magic of winter as we guide you through family-friendly attractions, scenic walks, and exciting activities that thrive in the crisp air. So, grab

Picnic Spots in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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! Ready to discover some great Picnic Spots in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have some

Unforgettable Outdoor Activities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

If you’re seeking outdoor adventures and a breath of fresh air, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have an array of attractions that cater to your desire for outdoor escapades. From exhilarating wildlife encounters to serene gardens and everything in between, these destinations offer endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Let’s explore some of

The best views and scenic settings in Hampshire

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. From the highest

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!

Hampshire & the Isle of Wight walking guide: The best and most unique walks

Looking for the best and most unique walks in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? You’re in luck, because stunning Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are heaven for walkers, whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the family at the weekend, or a nature haven to escape to whilst the kids are at school.

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

Campsites, Caravans and Holiday Parks close to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Attractions

Hampshire Caravan Parks and Holiday Parks Planning a holiday or break away? If you are after some fun and entertainment then there are many great attractions a stone’s throw away (well under 5 miles), from many Isle of Wight and Hampshire caravan parks, campsites and holiday parks. Hampshire is the perfect blend of city, coast

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!

Glorious gardens & country parks for days out 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.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hampshire’s Top Attractions

A Foodie’s Guide to Hampshire’s Top Attractions: Where to Eat and Delight Your Taste Buds! Planning a day out in Hampshire? Don’t forget to factor in the delicious culinary experiences that await you at our top attractions! From charming cafes nestled in historic gardens to family-friendly eateries offering panoramic views, Hampshire’s diverse attractions cater to

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 a

Corporate Days Out and Venue Hire in Hampshire

Looking for corporate days out and venue hire in Hampshire? What about some fun-packed team building activities? We’ve compiled the ultimate list so you don’t have to spend hours trawling through every website! Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find the ideal option for you at Hampshire’s Top Attractions. Venue Hire in Southampton Mayflower Theatre Southampton

Indoor activities 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!

Adventure attractions in Hampshire

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.

Staycations in Hampshire: Top Attractions and Hotels

If you’re looking for the best staycations in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, look no further! When you’re exploring all the exciting Hampshire attractions, you’d quite like to be staying in the best hotels nearby, right? Because what’s a fun-filled attraction without a comfy bed for recharging your energy? Whatever your budget, here are