Outdoor Photography in Hampshire

When my boys were small, every time we found something fun to do I would add it to a little list, so next time we had a list to choose from which helped them decide on an activity.

Well that little list became a HUGE list over the years, but every school holiday, we still have a look back through to help us choose a fun day out near Southampton.




Marwell zoo 

New forest wildlife park

Long Down Activity Farm

Manor farm

Bournemouth Oceanarium

Sealife Centre (1.5 hrs)

Beale Wildlife Park (1 hrs)

Farmer Palmers (1 hr)



Moors Valley Country Park (the BEST one)

 Royal Victoria Country Park

Itchen Valley Country Park

Southampton Common

Lakeside Country Park and Railway

Lepe beach

Furzey Gardens

Brownsea island



Peppa Pig World/Paulton’s Park

Beaulieu Motor Museum

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park

Adventure Wonderland

Ringos/Alpine adventure park

Fishers Farm Park



Flip out, Chandler’s Ford

Injoy centre 

Kids 2 Day Soft Play

Play shack Soft Play (and kid’s hairdressers)

Frankie’s Fun Factory Soft Play

Wacky Warehouse -Small Soft Play

Jumpin Jax Soft Play

The Adventure Barn Soft Play

Poppies Crafts – Pottery Painting and Decopage

Winchester Science Centre

Hollywood Bowl

Laser Tag

Bella crafts (fair oak and Winchester)



Romsey Rapids

Coral Reef Swimming Pool (1 Hour away)

Aldershot Lido

Aqua Drome

The Quays

Eastleigh Lido (Paddling Pool and play ground)



Wilton House -BIG play ground, beautiful old house and gardens to explore

Holly Hill Park – Beautiful woodland walk and pond

Fort Nelson – Old fort and tunnels FREE

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Wickham River and Water Meadows – GREAT for paddling



Sandbanks beach 1 hour away SANDY

Swanage (and chain ferry) 1 hour away

Branksome Chine

Alum Chine

Lepe Country Park and Beach



I wanna be role play

Tiny treasure town

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