Royal Victoria Country Park

About This Attraction

Offering fantastic views across Southampton Water, Royal Victoria Country Park is a great place to watch the busy shipping coming in and out of Southampton. Once the home of the biggest military hospital in the Victorian Empire this 200-acre site is now ideal for relaxation and leisure.

The park’s ancient woodlands, large open spaces, boardwalks and ponds offer something for everyone. There are a number of picnic areas throughout the site and family BBQ areas can be hired. The Café in the Park serves a wide variety of hot and cold food and children will love taking a ride on the miniature railway or burning off steam in the picturesque play areas.

There is an exciting programme of events and activities taking place throughout the year.

A visit to the county would not be complete without visiting one of our country parks in Hampshire.

Park open all year

Vehicular access:

  • 8am–9pm March to October
  • 8am–5pm November to February

FREE to the park

Parking charges apply:

  • Up to one hour only £1.80
  • Over one hour £4.00
  • Season tickets £49 pa available from the gift shop

Why should I visit?

    • Accessible play area – let the kids loose in our fully-accessible play area, with rope swing, climbing wall and accessible slide.
    • Miniature Steam Railway – has a great selection of steam and diesel miniature trains which run along a 1 mile scenic route in the country park.
    • Views of the Solent – take a tranquil stroll along the seashore to admire the stunning views that can be seen across the Solent.


Assistance dogs allowed
Disabled access
Dogs accepted
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Where to find us


Royal Victoria Country Park
Netley Abbey
SO31 5GA

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By car

Follow the brown tourist signs off junction 8 of the M27 or A27. Use postcode SO31 5DQ for your satnav.

By train

By train to Netley station on the main Southampton to Portsmouth line. The back entrance to the park is a 5-10 minute walk from the station. Follow the signs outside the station car park.

By bus

Bus no 6 goes to Netley Village from Southampton. From the village, follow the brown tourist road signs into the park via the main entrance along the coast road. For more details, please contact First Bus tel 023 8022 4854.

On foot

Pedestrian access points, other than those described above, are available via the Solent Way and the Hamble Rail Trail.

Red Rocket A from Eastleigh or Hamble stops in Netley Village. Contact Solent Blue Line 023 8061 8233

Kids activities

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  • Mini Railway
  • The Chapel
  • Children’s play equipment
  • Playing in the park
  • Exploring the seashore