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Join our choir in Ringwood for a FREE taster session

Join our choir in Ringwood for a FREE taster session If you are pondering whether there is a 'pop or gospel choir near me' then you may be interested in the... See more >
The Trinity Centre, 51 Christchurch Road, Ringwood BH24 1DH
Wed 6 Mar, Wed 1 May

Bere Mill - Open Garden for NGS

Bere Mill - Open Garden for NGS Garden built around early C18 mill on idyllic isolated stretch of the River Test, east of Whitchurch. Gardens have been..... See more >
Bere Mill, Whitchurch RG28 7NH
Sun 10 Mar, Mon 6 May

Join our choir in Waterlooville/Emsworth for a FREE taster session

Join our choir in Waterlooville/Emsworth for a FREE taster session Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? The Horndean Rock Choir is led by..... See more >
Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross, Horndean PO8 9PQ
Thu 21 Mar, Wed 24 Apr, Wed 1 May, Wed 8 May, Wed 15 May

Lyndhurst Craft and Gift Market

A thriving craft & gift market in the heart of the New Forest. Attracting both locals and tourists throughout the year See more >
Lyndhurst Commmunity Centre, Main Car Park, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY
Fri 29 Mar to Mon 1 Apr, Sat 25 May, Sun 26 May

Little Court - Open Garden for NGS

Little Court - Open Garden for NGS This sheltered naturalistic garden is one for all seasons, and is specially exciting in spring. It is mature and..... See more >
Little Court, Winchester SO21 2PU
Sun 31 Mar, Mon 1 Apr, Sun 19 May, Mon 20 May

Pylewell Park - Open Garden for NGS

Pylewell Park - Open Garden for NGS A large parkland garden laid out in 1890. Enjoy a walk along the extensive informal grass and moss paths, bordered by..... See more >
Pylewell Park, Lymington SO41 5SJ
Sun 7 Apr, Sun 5 May

MyCarBOOTY Car Boot Sale

We are open.. with our ever popular outdoor car boot sale in the rural hampshire countryside. Easy to find on A325 main..... See more >
Country Market, Osborne & Malthouse Farms, Kingsley, Bordon GU35 0QP
Sun 14 Apr, Wed 17 Apr, and more dates until Wed 12 Jun

Winchester Ghost Tour

Surround yourself with Winchesters haunting past in this award-winning theatrical ghost tour. Get ready to scream as..... See more >
The Buttercross High Street Winchester SO23 9AH
Fri 19 Apr, Fri 17 May

Southsea Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Southsea Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Three town gardens in adjacent roads within easy walking distance, off St Ronan's Road. Victorian houses (not..... See more >
Southsea Gardens, Portsmouth PO4 0PR
Sun 21 Apr, Sun 26 May

Southampton Ghost Tour

Brave enough to uncover the city’s darkest secrets? This award-winning tour will take you on a journey around..... See more >
St Michaels Square Bugle Street Southampton SO14
Wed 24 Apr, Wed 29 May

Twin Oaks - Open Garden for NGS

Twin Oaks - Open Garden for NGS Evolving suburban water garden. Enjoy spring colour from azaleas, rhododendrons and bulbs, then summer colour from..... See more >
Twin Oaks, Eastleigh SO53 1LW
Sat 27 Apr, Sun 28 Apr, Sun 26 May, Mon 27 May, Sat 22 Jun, Sun 23 Jun

Romsey Craft and Gift Market

Held in Romsey Town Hall in the centre of Romsey, a vibrant market place with outdoor cafes and historic buildings. See more >
Romsey Town Hall, 1 Market Place, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8YZ
Sat 27 Apr, Sat 11 May, Sat 8 Jun

Jack's Ashes

Jack's Ashes by Matt Banes & Tim Marriott 163 to win in twenty overs, we've got this - come on!... See more >
Theatre Royal Winchester 21-23 Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8SB
Wed 1 May

Paul Foot: Dissolve

Paul Foot: Dissolve - Unveiling Life's Surreal Secrets at The Attic in Southampton Early bird tickets... See more >
The Attic At River Studios 32 Winsor Road Totton Southampton SO40 9HQ
Thu 2 May

BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair

Start the new gardening season in style with a day out at the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair! This boutique and..... See more >
Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom SO42 7ZN
Fri 3 May to Sun 5 May
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Things to do around Hampshire

Hampshire, a county in southern England, offers a wealth of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're interested in outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, or family-friendly fun, Hampshire has something to suit every taste. Here are some top things to do in Hampshire:

1. Explore Brockenhurst in the New Forest:
- Brockenhurst is a charming village in the heart of the New Forest. Enjoy scenic walks through ancient woodlands, spot wildlife, and cool off in the Balmer Lawn waters. For lunch, head to The Huntsman or indulge in a meal at The Pig, where you can also visit the on-site animals. Brockenhurst is well-connected to other New Forest villages, making it an ideal base for exploring the area¹.

2. Cycle through Lyndhurst and Enjoy Afternoon Tea:
- Visit Lyndhurst, known for the New Forest Lavender Farm. Capture stunning photos amidst the purple lavender shoots. Explore the high street with its unique shops and cozy cafes for afternoon tea. Don't miss the traditional pubs for a pint¹.

3. Discover Farlington Marshes and Hilsea Lines:
- Explore Farlington Marshes at the top of Portsea Island. Combine it with a trip to Hilsea Lines or venture into Southsea for more exploration. These natural areas offer scenic walks and birdwatching opportunities¹.

4. Visit Winchester Cathedral and City:
- Winchester Cathedral is a magnificent Gothic masterpiece. Explore its historic interiors, climb the tower for panoramic views, and learn about its rich history. Wander through Winchester's charming streets, visit local shops, and enjoy a meal at one of the city's restaurants¹.

5. Enjoy the South Downs National Park:
- Hampshire is home to a part of the South Downs National Park. Take a hike along the rolling hills, enjoy breathtaking views, and immerse yourself in nature. Pack a picnic and savor the serene surroundings¹.

6. Discover Historic Portsmouth:
- Visit Portsmouth, a historic naval city. Explore the Historic Dockyard, home to the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose. Walk along the waterfront, visit the Spinnaker Tower, and learn about Portsmouth's maritime heritage¹.

7. Relax at Hayling Island Beach:
- Head to Hayling Island for a relaxing beach day. Enjoy sandy shores, beach huts, and coastal walks. It's a great spot for families and beachcombers¹.

8. Explore Jane Austen's House Museum:
- Literature enthusiasts will appreciate Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton. Visit the former home of the beloved author, explore the gardens, and learn about her life and works¹.

9. Visit Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum:
- Explore Beaulieu, home to the National Motor Museum. Discover vintage cars, explore the Beaulieu Palace House, and stroll through the picturesque grounds. Don't miss the Beaulieu Abbey and the serene Beaulieu River¹.

10. Sample Local Cuisine and Pubs:
- Hampshire offers delightful food experiences. Try traditional dishes, visit local pubs, and savor regional flavors. Whether it's a hearty meal or a cream tea, Hampshire's culinary scene won't disappoint¹.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or cultural heritage, Hampshire promises an enriching and diverse day out! 🌟🏞️🎉¹.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) 26 Proven Brilliant Days Out in Hampshire for 2023 - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-hampshire/.
(2) 17 Days Out and Activities in Hampshire for Adults | HTA. https://www.hampshireattractions.co.uk/hampshire-adult-days-out/.
(3) 43 Brilliant Family Days Out in Hampshire. https://thingstodoinhampshirewithkids.co.uk/family-days-out-in-hampshire/.