Hampshire is a big place and there are lots of things to do each day. Hampshire is famous for Downton Abbey and the Highclere Castle and we’re certainly not going to forget about the Spinnaker Tower.
You have a lot to see in Hampshire. Don’t forget to check things to do Hampshire for a full list of attractions. Think about the New Forest and Portsmouth and Southampton. In New Forest you have 140,000 acres of woodland. A very beautiful national park, actually, from the whole UK, which also has historical villages.
Winchester is worth mentioning, too. It was the capital of England once and it has one of the most older cathedrals from the country.
Lots of Hampshire’s places to visit are open all the year so it’s easier for you to find something to do. Gunwharf Quays is the best when it comes to shopping, because there are over 90 premium retail outlets and more than 30 restaurants.
A visit to Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them.
The Marwell Zoo
Amur leopards. Lemurs. Giraffes. Foxes. Hippos. Tigers, which are endangered. This zoo is full of exotic and rare species in all of its 140-acre park. The landscapes are also worth mentioning.
Wild Explorers it’s the newest (and biggest so far – 5 times bigger than any other zoo) exhibit ever! It has white rhinos, zebras and horned oryxes.
It has play undergrounds, food and drink outlets and even a road and rail train. It’s opened everyday, except Christmas and Boxing Day from 10 am to 6 pm.
The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
The Winchester Science Centre is known as an interactive Science Centre with about 100 science exhibits and the most amazing digital planetarium. Many of the exhibits were made with the help of the in-house workshop team in collaboration with Universities and other industries as partners.
You can pay for day tickets, for the main exhibition or pay for a planetarium-only ticket. All funds earned are going to the activities of the charity – the construction of other all-new exhibits or the maintenance of the old ones.
The Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium is certainly something you don’t want to forget. The audience is surrounded by a very big screen. You’ll sit in comfortable seats while going through the Solar System or perhaps a black hole, maybe the human body, too. This kind of activity is perfect for your kids.
The Mayflower Theatre
This theatre is the biggest one from the south and you can see there musicals, ballet, opera and even comedies. It also presents restaurants which give us seasonal menus and very respectable culinary treats.
It was built in 1928 and the tradition flows everywhere around. It’s placed in the center of Southampton and you can easily get to it in no time.