of Aldershot Military Town; local history of Aldershot and Farnborough.
Early flight display, military vehicles. Free parking and shop
New Forest Museum & Visitor Centre
023 8028 3914
A/V show & museum displays provide a
fascinating & detailed insight into the life of the New Forest, its
people, traditions & history. Incs. New Forest embroidery. Free children's
quiz sheets. Free New Forest Reference Library. Excellent gift shop.
Museum displays finds from over fifty years of excavations in the city.
The three main galleries tell the story of Southampton in the Roman,
Saxon and Medieval periods. The collections are amongst the top 50 museum
collections in the country.
Corner of Bugle Street, Town Quay Road, Southampton,
023 8022 3941
Built by Henry VIII in 1544 to protect Portsmouth
Harbour. 'Life in the Castle' Time Tunnel experience. Tudor, Civil War
and Victorian history, audio-visual presentation, artillery and underground
Charles Dickens was born in this modest house
in 1812. The small terraced house has been restored, decorated and furnished
in the Regency style appropriate to his parents. Dickens memorabilia and
The Faces of History come alive in the magnificent
83 metre Overlord Embroidery. Step back in time to June 1944 and scenes
of wartime Britain. Home Front; Winston Churchill; the Airborne drop and
original landing craft.
Country Park, Wide Lane,
Eastleigh, SO50 5PE
023 8061 2020
Lakeside Railway is a 10.25"
miniature steam railway 1.25 miles long running every weekend and daily
during school holidays 10.30am to 4.30pm
Set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland Marwell
is home to over 1000 animals and birds. Many are endangered species. Restaurant.
Gift Shop. Road and Rail Trains. Corporate Hospitality. Special Events.
Open all year except Christmas Day from 10am.
The Hawk Conservancy and Country Park
award winning family tourist attraction.Three bird of prey flying displays
daily. Over 150 rare and endangered birds on view in 22 acres of woodland
and downland wildflower meadows.Extra activities for the family at weekends
and school holidays
The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation
The park is set in the New Forest. You will find otters, owls, lynx,pine
marten, foxes, Scottish wildcats, wild boar, several species of deer
and many other animals.
Woodland Restaurant and Gift Shop.
Open every day from 10am to 5.30pm.Last entry 4pm
The River Hamble Harbour
Authority have an education and interpretation centre next to their offices
in Warsash. Information is given on the many activities that take place
as well as the wildlife found on the river.
lots of friendsly farm animals - hold a chick, bottle-feed goat kids
and calves, watch the milk, groom the ponies. Indoor and outdoor activities
and play areas. Fun for all the family, whatever the weather. Plus Santa's
Grotto at Christmas.
023 8046 6091
440 acres of un spoilt
countryside beside the river Itchen in Southampton.
The Park has a visitor centre housing a shop and interactive displays;
two children's play areas and a sculpture play trail; various trails for
walking and an off-road cycle route.
Voted VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR by Tourism Southeast, Blue Reef
brings the magic of the undersea world alive. A giant tropical ocean
tank with its own underwater tunnel, amazing otter enclosure and the
awesome sharks provide an unforgettable day out.