If you’re looking for things to do in Hampshire, I have collated these great family days out in Hampshire ideas. We live in Dorset, but very close to the border of Hampshire and are often exploring the county for new ideas on places to visit.
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Address: Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ
There area variety of indoor and outdoor attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. If you’re interested in Naval history then this is the place to visit.
Tickets to the dockyard also have an annual pass included making them great value if you’d like to revisit within the year.
Tickets also include Horrible Histories Pirates, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Indoor ninja assault course and climbing wall. You also have entry into the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Dockyard apprentice exhibition.
The Mary Rose Museum
Address: Main Rd, Portsmouth PO1 3PY
The Mary Rose Museum is also located at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard but holds a separate ticket for it’s attractions. You can visit the iconic warship of Henry VIII which sank in battle in 1545. It was recovered in 1982 and can be viewed as it’s being preserved.
Your ticket includes entry to the Mary Rose museum, viewing from the upper deck which provides great views of the vessel. There are also plenty to do for the children including Tudor activities and an explorers trail.
Address: Portsmouth PO1 3TT
The Spinnaker Tower is 170 meters tall and can be found in the centre of the redeveloped Portsmouth Harbour. Are you brake enough to go to the top?
You can see views across the South Coast including the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth.
Oxygen Freejumping Southampton
Address: G, Antelope Park, Bursledon Rd, Southampton SO19 8NE
If the kids need to let off some steam, why not visit a trampoline park in Southampton. There are over 100 trampolines to jump around on, and 7 different zones including a giant airbag, dodgeball courts and a foam pit.
Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre
Address: Crow Ln, Ringwood BH24 3EA
The Owl, Raptor and Reptile centre in Ringwood is a great place to see birds of prey, bearded dragons, snakes, tarantulas and more. The centre is also a rescue centre for injured birds.
Your ticket includes entry into the reptile centre, free parking and the amazing falconry displays.
Go Ape Southampton
Address: Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Ln, Southampton SO30 3HQ
If you want to walk amongst the tree tops then Go Ape is the place to be. With two courses, a junior course for 6-12 years olds over 1 meter tall, or a higher course for ages 12 upwards there is something for every little adventurer.
Address: Ventnor PO38 2HN
If you fancy a trip over to the Isle of Wight, then Blackgang Chine is a great family friendly theme park located on the island. It has attractions for all the family, and whilst it may not have the big thrill seeking rides, there tickets are great value for money if you’re spending some time on the Isle of Wight. It’s dog friendly too which is a bonus.
Address: Ower The, Romsey SO51 6AL
Home to the famous Peppa Pig World, Paultons Park is a great theme park in Hampshire to visit. It’s been voted the UK’s number one family theme park in the UK and it’s not difficult to see why.
You can easily spend more than a day exploring Peppa Pig World and Paulton’s Park, with rides and attractions for all the family.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth
Address: Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3PB
Aquariums are great family friendly places to visit, and the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth is no different. You can see a huge variety of creatures including clown fish, sharks, seahorses, otters and many more.
There are feeding schedules and activities for the children to get involved in.
Address: Thompson’s Ln, Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH
Marwell Zoo is home to over 1,200 animals spanning 135 different species. The zoo spans just over 140 acres in size and is a full day out. You can see giraffes, penguins, meerkats, tigers to name a few species.
There is a lot going on for children including adventure playgrounds and a land train.