Things to do in Hampshire
Wellington Country Park
Distance: 3.42 miles
Wellington Country Park is 350 acres of beautiful countryside for safe, open air, fun filled adventures for all the family. Facilities and attractions especially suited for children include adventure play areas, a toddler’s area, sand pits, slides, miniature railway, animal farm and petting barn, nature trail maze, enchanted forest, water play, 9 holes of crazy golf and loads more play equipment to climb on and in. For the more placid adventure, within the woodlands, there are four nature trails to follow, taking in sights of our vast array of wildlife in their natural habitat. One trail allows you to get up close and personal to our resident herd of Red and Fallow deer. Open in Spring through to Autumn, see the link below for more details on opening times.
Coral Reef Waterworld
Distance: 6.3 miles
For a fun family day out visit Coral Reef pool with an array of Coral Pools, the thrill of the Snake River flumes, the rush of the rapids, the little Corals Toddlers' Pools including a large yellow diving bell and drench buckets, the Python slide and the Boa Constrictor slide, there will be something for all. The pool also has sauna facilities for the adults and those preferring something a bit more relaxing.
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Distance: 6.73 miles
The Look Out is a great day out for all the family, with the main attraction being the interactive science exhibition which has over 90 activities where everyone can get their hands stuck in to understanding science. Also boasting an adventure play area and being set in 1000 hectares of woodland there is plenty to keep kids and big kids entertained come rain or shine.
Distance: 10.1 miles
There are few sporting venues that can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. For almost 250 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece for the British social calendar. Tradition, pageantry, fashion and style all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most beautiful racecourses in the country, offering to visitors an exceptional experience. Take in the expanse of the grand entrance, extensive variety in racing events and the fine dining experience.
Distance: 11.83 miles
Nestling within the Alice Holt Forest, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country. With 26 acres to explore and loads of animals to see, from the massive Maribou Stork to tiny Sunbirds, Penguins, Owls, Parrots, Waterfowl and many other colourful species, the park really do have amazing birds from all around the world for all the family to enjoy. Your great day out at Birdworld also includes a busy schedule of daily events including feeds, displays and tours. On top of that, Birdworld is also home to the Jenny Wren Farm and Underwater World and is also located adjacent to, Forest Lodge Garden Centre, so there really is something of interest for everyone at Birdworld.
Distance: 12.84 miles
Legoland Windsor Resort theme park, aimed at 3-12’s, is an inspirational park where the kids are the heroes. It's a family attraction where the fun never stops and with over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s a unique family experience. Prepare for a soaking on the wet and wild water rides, follow a pirate trail that'll leave you wetter than walking the plank or join a Viking fleet where you'll battle sea monsters and rough waters. Little ones will also love making a splash in the fountains at Waterworks and many interactive rides put you, quite literally, in the driving seat.
Distance: 13.63 miles
The Savill Garden is one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens. It is a garden to celebrate the beauty of gardening in this country and is not over shadowed by a stately property or botanical message it is just there to be enjoyed by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. It never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its 35 acres of contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland. Developed under the patronage of Kings and Queens, The Savill Garden was created in the 1930s by Sir Eric Savill. It began as a woodland garden, with native oak, beech and sweet chestnut trees, but has since evolved by incorporating many new plants over the yeas. A fantastic opportunity for photographers.
Distance: 14.81 miles
Beale Park's the place to be with fun, adventure, animals, gardens and activities on the banks of the picturesque River Thames. The Park is home to a diverse collection of animals including: ring-tailed lemurs, wallabies, meerkats, raccoons, prairie dogs, yellow mongoose, river hogs, monkeys, goats and numerous small mammals in our Pet's Corner. Set against a stunning backdrop of the River Thames in Berkshire, Beale Park is not only home to an exciting mix of animals and attractions; but it also offers visitors the chance to relax and enjoy nature at its best with a variety of gardens, sculptures, trails and lakes to enhance your visit.
Distance: 16.96 miles
Thorpe Park, the roller coaster and thrill seeking theme park home to Nemesis Inferno, Colossus, The Swarm and the first of its kind in the dark, reverse rollercoaster, is located in Chertsey, Surrey, just off junction 11 on M25. For those wanting an adrenaline fuelled day, look no further for over 25 white-knuckle rides all in one park and an experience not to be forgotten. Book in advance for some great ticket offers for groups and families and check out which ride you will head to first.
Hampton Court Palace
Distance: 23.92 miles
Join Henry VIII's courtiers and discover the history of the infamous King and his visits to Hampton Court Palace, as well as the opportunity to bump into the man himself, along with others of his time decorated in the stately costumes and surroundings. Visit the many grand rooms including the chapel, great hall and the exhibition of paintings of Charles II’s mistresses. Also get interactive with the smells of the tudor kitchens that were expected to provide meals for 600 people twice a day and take in over 60 acres of beautifully maintained and internationally celebrated gardens with a test for your family with one of the most famous Mazes in the world.