LAST UPDATED 2nd MARCH
WE ASK YOU TO PLEASE CHECK DIRECTLY WITH THE ATTRACTIONS FOR THEIR LATEST UPDATES.
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
The gardens at Chawton House and library is open Wednesday to Sunday with the new opening times of 10.00am to 3.30pm. Pre-booking preferable. The Parkland Pantry will remain open serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and a light lunch menu. Online shop is still accepting orders. The House and library remain closed until further notice.
Cyclexperience – Open for local bike hire, cycle repair and sales shop.
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections gardens remain open for local exercise. They are hoping to open the cafe in April and the House on the 18th May.
Hovertravel – Services are operating on time for essential travel.
Itchen Valley Country Park – is open with gate times of 5:30am – 6:30 pm. Toilets will be open 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Lepe Country Park – Open with parking, the Lookout is closed and the kiosk open for takeaways only.
Mottisfont – The gardens are remaining open, with one café serving a limited takeaway offer, and toilet facilities. Opening times are 10am-4pm. Advanced booking is still recommended, particularly for weekends and school holidays. Looking to open the cafe and main building when they are able to.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park – remains open. Beechwood Kitchen and the Juniper Kiosk are open for takeaways. The shop and visitor centre is closed. Normal hours and parking fees apply.
Red Funnel Ferries – Operating as usual for essential travel.
Royal Victoria Country Park – Open. The park’s café is open for takeaways only. Toilets are also open and normal parking hours and parking fees apply. The Chapel will be closed.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – The Gardens are open. Tickets must be pre-booked by members and by non-members. Limited refreshments are available from the Tilia Tree Café as takeaway – contactless payments are preferred. The visitor pavilion, restaurant and gift shop are closed.
Staunton Country Park – is open, including the tea rooms (takeaway only) and toilets. The Farm, shop, reception and exhibition area are closed. Normal parking charges apply.
Attraction reopening dates:
Buckler’s Hard – The outdoor spaces and car park will open to local visitors on 29th March. The river cruise will begin on 12th April and the indoor attractions will open from 17th May.
Beaulieu – The Beaulieu attraction grounds and gardens will reopen to local visitors from Monday 29th March. This will include access to the grounds, gardens and wider parkland including Little Beaulieu, our adventure play space. Visitors will be able to purchase takeaway food and drinks from the Brabazon Restaurant & Café. The rest of the attraction including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House will fully reopen from Monday 17 May.
Clarence Pier – Following the recent advice given by the government regarding the easing of lockdown restrictions, they plan to reopen the amusement park on Monday 12th April.
Marwell Zoo – Following the latest Government announcement, Marwell are hopeful that they will be able to reopen from 12th April subject to the guidance at the time, please check their website and social media for all the latest updates. This sadly does mean they are facing another Easter – one of their busiest times – without any guests so your support is needed more than ever. Support Marwell – join as a Marwell member, adopt an amazing animal or even start your own fundraising activity to support the wildlife park during this challenging time. www.justgiving.com/campaign/supportMarwell. Marwell shop is open to buy gifts.
New Forest Activities – Reopening again to household bubbles from 29th March. Looking to open fully from 12th April.
Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ – opening on 12th April.
Winchester Cathedral – Subject to government guidance at the time, Winchester Cathedral will re-open for general visits on 17th May. The exhibition, Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation will also re-open to the public on the 17th of May. Please continue to check the website for the latest updates.
Whitchurch Silk Mill – Opening outdoor Riverside Café and Mill Shop from the 12th April and the Mill from the 17th May.
Looking to open as soon as they are able to:
Mayflower Theatre- Book for future shows.
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson – Keep up-to-date through their social media channels and website.
Riverside Bowl – Closed until further notice.
Staunton Farm – Country park remains open
Visit our Attractions page to see a full list of attractions and visit their websites directly to find out more.
Currently Closed – online sales for Gift Vouchers and future bookings available at many attractions!
Blackgang Chine – Closed until further notice. Gift vouchers available to buy online.
Bombay Sapphire Distillery – Tours, shop, cafe and bar reopening Monday 17th May 2021. See here for the protocols you can expect when you arrive. If you have tickets booked for visits up to 16th May 2021, they will be in touch directly to arrange your refund or rebooking. Until then, their virtual experiences are available to book here and our online shop remains open here.
Eling Tide Mill Experience – Attraction currently closed. Flour sales still available.
The Hangar @ Calshot Activities Centre – Is closed.
Hollycombe Steam in the Country – closed until further notice.
Robin Hill – Closed until further notice.
Sandham Gardens, Sandown Bay – Closed until further notice.
Tudor House & Garden – Closed until further notice.
Winchester Military Museums – Closed. Please check website for individual details.
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 anyone outside of your household bubble to indoor attractions.
- Do not attend with more than 6 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.