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The Down House - Open Garden for NGS

The Down House - Open Garden for NGS A 2 acre garden laid out in rooms overlooking the Itchen Valley, adjoining the Pilgrim's Way. In winter come and..... See more >
The Down House, Itchen Abbas SO21 1AX
Thu 1 Aug

tractor and stationary engine weekend

tractor and stationary engine bikes club open for food all proceeds to Macmillan cancer support See more >
kingsley golf course forge road kingsley bordon hants GU35 9NG
Sat 3 Aug and Sun 4 Aug

South View House - Open Garden for NGS

South View House - Open Garden for NGS A ½ acre site with formal cottage garden to the front and exotic/tropical style garden to the rear. The front inc a..... See more >
South View House, Waterlooville PO8 0EP
Sun 4 Aug

The Old Rectory, Wickham - Open Garden for NGS

The Old Rectory, Wickham - Open Garden for NGS This 5 acre garden surrounds a house built c1700. About a century later it was apparently gifted/sold to the Winchester..... See more >
The Old Rectory, Wickham, Fareham PO17 6HR
Sun 4 Aug

The Homestead - Open Garden for NGS

The Homestead - Open Garden for NGS 1¼ acre garden surrounded by working farmland with views to Butser Hill and boats in Chichester Harbour... See more >
The Homestead, Hayling Island PO11 0NF
Sun 4 Aug

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 10 Aug and Sun 11 Aug

Angels Folly - Open Garden for NGS

Angels Folly - Open Garden for NGS The garden has a number of secluded areas each with their own character inc a Mediterranean garden, decking with raised... See more >
Angels Folly, Fareham PO16 7QJ
Sat 10 Aug

Church House - Open Garden for NGS

Church House - Open Garden for NGS A colourful 1 acre garden, set within a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs. Long, sweeping, colour themed mixed..... See more >
Church House, Alton GU34 5LT
Sat 10 Aug

Church House - Open Garden for NGS

Church House - Open Garden for NGS A colourful 1 acre garden, set within a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs. Long, sweeping, colour themed mixed..... See more >
Church House, Alton GU34 5LT
Sun 11 Aug

Bleak Hill Nursery & Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Bleak Hill Nursery & Garden - Open Garden for NGS Enjoy this ¾ acre garden, pass through the moon gate to reveal the billowing borders contrasting against a seaside... See more >
Bleak Hill Nursery & Garden, Ringwood BH24 3PX
Sun 11 Aug

Bleak Hill Nursery & Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Bleak Hill Nursery & Garden - Open Garden for NGS Enjoy this ¾ acre garden, pass through the moon gate to reveal the billowing borders contrasting against a seaside... See more >
Bleak Hill Nursery & Garden, Ringwood BH24 3PX
Mon 12 Aug

Wheatley House - Open Garden for NGS

Wheatley House - Open Garden for NGS Situated on a rural hilltop with panoramic views over Alice Holt Forest and the South Downs. The owner admits to being..... See more >
Wheatley House, Bordon GU35 9PA
Sat 17 Aug and Sun 18 Aug

Breamore Horticultural Society 110th Flower Show

76 classes of flowers, fruit, vegetables, Floral Art, crafts, photographs and cookery for you to enjoy... See more >
Hulse Hall Breamore SP6 2EA
Sat 17 Aug

CarFest 2024

Get ready for the return of bp pulse presents CarFest, the UK’s largest family fundraising festival! This amalgamation..... See more >
Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton Wy, Overton, Basingstoke. RG25 3DR
Fri 23 Aug to Sun 25 Aug

The Thatched Cottage - Open Garden for NGS

The Thatched Cottage - Open Garden for NGS A 1½ acre garden hidden behind a C16 thatched cottage (not open). Borders burst with cottage garden plants and a pond..... See more >
The Thatched Cottage, Alton GU34 3EG
Sun 25 Aug and Mon 26 Aug
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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/.