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The Best Things to Do in Hampshire

Sometimes finding a holiday destination to suit the whole family can be tricky, but in Hampshire you get it all - pristine beaches, seaside charm, sublime countryside and some of Britain's finest historic sights. So what are you waiting for!

Winchester is a national treasure, with architecturally beautiful shopping streets, a flourishing dining scene and a majestic Norman cathedral. While at the coast, you can come face-to-face with legends of the past, including HMS Victory and the Mary Rose at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Nearby, discover Hayling Island, the birthplace of windsurfing and a favourite spot for watersports and beach-based fun.

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Staunton Country Park

Middle Park Way, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5HB


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Staunton Country Park features acres of ancient woodland, a Victorian glasshouse filled with tropical wonders and an ornamental farm with the kids' favourite animals!

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ


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Home to some of the country's most momentous ships and treasures, a visit to this museum and dockyard is forever memorable.

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Spinnaker Tower

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TT


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You'll witness some of the most breathtaking views possible from the decks of this gargantuan tower - which climbs 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour!

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Beaulieu

Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN


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Beaulieu's home to the National Motor Museum, a Victorian manor and a WWII Secret Army exhibition - you won't know where to start!

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Marwell Zoo

Thompsons Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH


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Meet some of nature's most beautiful and exotic species at this 140-acre zoo. From mesmerising Himalayan snow leopards to gigantic white rhinos.

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Paultons Family Theme Park

Ower Nr Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL


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Jump onto thrilling roller coasters and splashtastic log flumes for hair-raising adventures, or say hello to Peppa and George at Peppa Pig World.

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Peppa Pig World

Paultons Park, Ower Nr Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL


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Little ones will never forget meeting Peppa Pig and friends - from a flight on Miss Rabbit's Helicopter to a car ride with Daddy Pig.

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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS


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A splendid sight amongst the charming streets of Winchester, this cathedral is the longest in Europe and has over 1,000 years of history to uncover.

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Blue Reef Aquarium

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3PB


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With over 50 living exhibits to explore, the Blue Reef Aquarium takes you on an underwater journey from local waters to the tropics and beyond!

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Exbury Gardens

The Estate Office, Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ


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A paradise of rare plants, trees and shrubs, this 200-acre garden is the ideal place to simply stop, sit and relax.

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO2 1HZ


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Explore a world of fun and educational interactive science and technology displays before blasting off into space at the planetarium!

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Funland Hayling Island

The Seafront, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0AG


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A family fun park in the seaside holiday resort of Hayling Island, with thrilling roller coasters, log flumes and classic dodgems.

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Hampshire


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From national treasures to contemporary icons, Portsmouth is home to some of the country's top attractions and a visit here is completely essential!

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Goodwood House

Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX
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Enjoy a refined afternoon tea in the ballroom or burn rubber on the racetrack - a fabulous day out for the delicate or the daring!

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Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight


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With 57 miles of coastline, countless stunning beaches and crystal waters, it's clear why the Isle of Wight is known as the "Enchanted Isle".

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Hayling Island

Hayling Island, Hampshire


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With 3 miles of gorgeous Blue Flag winning beaches it's no wonder that this seaside resort draws people back year after year.

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Krazy Kaves

Unit 5, The Pompey Centre, Dickinson Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8SH
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A kids wonderland where they can jump, climb and slide in a fun-filled soft play area - while you sit and relax on the sidelines!

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Cycle Hayling Island

Hayling Island, Hampshire
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The best way to discover the amazing views, wildlife and beaches of this traditional seaside resort has to be by bike!

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Eastoke Beach

Sea Front, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 9LL


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Eastoke Beach is a great way to while away a few hours with its nearby ice cream parlour and endearing miniature railway chugging along the shingly beachfront.

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Southsea Beach

Eastney Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0SP


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Often described as "the jewel of the crown", Southsea's fine shingle beach serves up some spectacular views across the Solent and plenty of fantastic facilities.

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Lee-on-Solent Beach

Solent Beach Path, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9LR


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If you want to watch the world go by, come to Lee-on-Solent Beach and see the cruise liners, windsurfers, jet skis, yachts and cargo ships glide through the glorious waters of the Solent.

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Hill Head Beach

Cliff Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 3JS


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Share the swell with an array of water sports enthusiasts including sailing yachts, windsurfers, fishermen and kitesurfers at Hill Head Beach.

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Stokes Bay

Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QT


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Stokes Bay, or Pebble Beach as it's also known, isn't the best spot for building sandcastles, but the views of Isle of Wight make a visit here worthwhile.

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West Wittering Beach

Pound Rd, West Wittering, Chichester, PO20 8AJ


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This vast and sandy beach is perfect for a traditional beach day set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers splendid views over nearby Chichester Harbour.

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