Covid-19 update on attractions in Hampshire

February 24, 2021

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Don’t forget gift vouchers are also available to give someone the gift of something to look forward to! One thing you can be 100% confident with is that all of our attractions are putting their customers and team members first. They are being vigilant and assessing each day as it comes.

Although we will try to keep this information as updated as possible, we recommend checking with the attraction for the latest updates. Please follow all guidance from the Government website.

Open – please ensure you follow Government guidelines when visiting

Ageas Bowl – The Ageas Bowl’s on-site eforea spa and Boundary Lakes Golf Course are now reopen to customers,  along with BEEFY’S by Sir Ian Botham Bar & Restaurant and the Hilton at The Ageas Bowl will reopen for leisure stays. In line with government guidance, the stadium is planning to welcome cricket fans back from the end of June. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

Army Flying Museum – Open!

Birdworld – Open! If you’d like to continue to support Birdworld the Amazon Wishlist will still be running to support the animals.

Beaulieu – The Beaulieu attraction is fully open!

Blackgang Chine – Open! Gift vouchers available to buy online.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery – Tours, shop, cafe, and bar Open! See here for the protocols you can expect when you arrive.

Buckler’s Hard – Open!

Bursledon Brickworks – Open! Doors open at 11am and for regular museum days (Wednesday and Thursday, except for June 2nd) tickets are available at the door. What’s happening June 2nd, I hear you ask! They’re holding a special FREE WW1 themed open day in the June half-term for which tickets must be booked in advance.

Butser Ancient Farm – Open!

Clarence Pier – Open!

Carisbrooke Castle – Open! Visit the keep for spectacular views of the castle grounds and explore their exhibition and discover the castle’s story. Any tickets must be pre-booked!

Chawton House- The House, Old Kitchen Tearoom and Gardens are open to the public seven days a week 10am – 4.30pm. Pre-booking preferable.

Cyclexperience – Open for bike hire, cycle repair, and sales shop.

Dinosaur Isle – Open! They’ve put some measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. Pre-booking required email: or via their Facebook. Opening times, Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 4pm with last admissions at 3pm. At this time they’re unable to offer the interactive sand pits and education room.

Eling Tide Mill Experience – Open!

Emirates Spinnaker Tower – Open and Taking bookings for future events online! Experience gift vouchers available for high teas, and abseiling.

Exbury Gardens – Gardens, steam railway, and Mr Eddy’s Restaurant are open! Pre-booked tickets only.

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections – Gardens, house and museum open! For opening times click here.

Go Ape –  Open! Future visits can be booked in advance and Gift vouchers available.

Hovertravel – Open!

Hurst Castle – Henry VIII’s Tudor castle is open. The Victorian east and west wings remain closed while English Heritage’s conservation and repair work is ongoing, with the entrance fee reduced accordingly.

Itchen Valley Country Park – is open with gate times of 5:30am – 6:30 pm. Toilets will be open 9.00am to 5.00pm. Cafe open for take-away.

Jane Austen House- Open!

Longdown Activity Farm – Open!

Lepe Country Park – Open with parking, the Lookout and kiosk open!

Manor Farm – Open! Future tickets must be pre-booked.

Marwell Zoo – Open! Please don’t visit the indoor areas in groups larger than 6 or more than two households. Tickets released four days in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Members can pre-book visits for the same day. Join as a Marwell memberadopt an amazing animal!

Mayflower Theatre-  Open! See what’s on.

Mottisfont – The gardens, cafe, bookshop, and house are open! Opening times are 10am-4pm. Advanced booking is still recommended, particularly for weekends and school holidays.

Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ – Open!

Milestones Museum- Open!

New Forest Wildlife Park – Open! Memberships, adoptions and keeper experiences can still be purchased online and gift vouchers available

New Forest Activities – Open!

Osborne – Grounds and the ground floor of Osborne House are open! Numbers on-site remain limited to help keep everyone safe. They’ve introduced a house and gardens ticket, which you’ll need to book to visit our interior spaces. Gardens only tickets are still available at a reduced price. You will need to book in advance in order to visit. 

Paultons Park – Open! Pre-Book tickets online. Gift vouchers and online shop are available.

Portsmouth Guildhall – Open! See what’s on.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including Mary Rose Museum- Fully reopen!

Queen Elizabeth Country Park – Park, Beechwood Kitchen and the Juniper Kiosk are open! Normal hours and parking fees apply. Book smaller BBQ sites available now!

Red Funnel Ferries – Operating as usual!

Ringwood Brewery – Open. Online shop open.

Riverside BowlOpen! Book in advance here.

Robin Hill – Open!

Royal Victoria Country ParkOpen. This includes the exhibition area, shop/reception, and Chapel kiosk, which is open for takeaway. Normal hours and parking fees apply. Book smaller BBQ sites available now!

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson – Open!

Sandham Gardens, Sandown Bay – Open! Enjoy a game of Dino Golf, Sandham Karts, Skynets: The Big Bouncetuck and tuck into a delicious Ice Cream, and enjoy the stunning sights and garden areas! It’ll be a great day out for quality time with friends and loved ones in a Covid safe environment.

SeaCity Museum – Open! Book tickets here!

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – Open! The Gardens are open. Tickets must be pre-booked by members and by non-members. The Tilia Tree Café and the Pavilion Restaurant are now open with social distancing measures in place. The visitor pavilion is open for customer enquiries. The Exhibition and Gift Shop are open. The Tree House and Wobbly Bridge are closed for maintenance.

SS ShieldhallTaking bookings for 2021 and also offering Gift Vouchers. Their first sailing will now take place on Saturday 26 June, with sailings continuing on most weekends and other selected dates until September 12th.

Staunton Farm – Open!

Staunton Country Park – is open in line with national restrictions, including the exhibition area, reception/shop and toilets. Normal parking charges apply. Takeaway food and refreshments and indoor seating are available from the Coach House Tea Rooms.

The D-Day Story – Open!

Tapnell Farm – Open!

Text Quest – is an outdoor activity and is open for quests. Looking to buy a future quest? These can be purchased online along with gift vouchers.

Theatre Royal Winchester – Open! See what’s on here.

The Hangar @ Calshot Activities Centre – The Hangar is open, subject to the latest government guidelines.  For the most up-to-date information visit their official website.

The Hawk Conservancy – Open! Bookings for future dates available and a range of gift vouchers available to buy online.

The Needles Landmark Attraction – The chairlift, children’s world rides, sand shop, Gift shop, Glass shop, sweet shop, and outside catering units are open!

Thruxton – Open! Enjoy driving experiences with plenty of dates available throughout the year. The events have been announced for the year head over to their website for dates. Gift vouchers for driving experiences available to purchase.

Tudor House & Garden – Open!

Whitchurch Silk Mill – Open!

Wightlink – Open! For current services and time check here.

Winchester Military Museums – Open! Please head over to their website to find out more.

Winchester Science Centre – Open! All tickets to be pre-booked, book tickets, or why not purchase a gift voucher for someone you know is sure to love the centre!

Winchester Cathedral – Winchester Cathedral is open for services, private prayer, reflection, tours, and exhibitions including the famous Tower Tour and the Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation exhibition. The Cathedral Café is open including hot and cold drinks, scones, cakes, and pastries, and the Cathedral gift shop is also open, selling a wide range of unique gifts and souvenirs.

Visit our Attractions page to see a full list of attractions and visit their websites directly to find out more.


All attractions are being vigilant and following Government, NHS England and Public Health England advice.

To help prevent further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we ask all visitors to follow these guidelines:

  • Wear face coverings inside and where required.
  • Keep a 2 metre distance where you can.
  • Do not attend with more than 2 people from different bubbles to an outdoor space.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and use hand sanitiser.
  • Avoid contact with people who are unwell.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • If you feel unwell during your visit to an attraction please contact a member of the team immediately, while maintaining a safe distance of two metres where possible.
  • If you are feeling unwell or are concerned, we advise you do not attend any of the attractions and recommend you contact the NHS 111 service for further information.
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