Are you looking for ideas on how to spend a day in Hampshire? Hampshire is a great place to go on holiday with family, especially with kids. If you are looking forward to spend some time in peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, in the lap of mother nature, Hampshire is the right place for you.
When planning your days out in the south, you must consider visiting the famous country parks of Hampshire. The nature reserves and country parks offer an excellent day out for all the family members. These parks are the best locations if you are in the mood for picnicking with your loved ones.
Visitor centres, play areas, nature trails, picnic sites and an abundance of fresh air, all make these parks great places to spend the whole day. Here are some of the famous parks in Hampshire that you cannot afford to miss:
Wellington Country Park: One of the most famous parks, the Wellington Country Park offers a fun-filled day out for the whole family. The 350 acres parkland has everything, starting from adventure play areas, kids’ areas to slides, sand pits, crazy golf, miniature railway, nature trail, mazes along with a variety of play equipment for climbing through and jumping on, all for keeping your children happy and busy.
The Wellington Country Park is home to an assortment of wildlife in their natural home ground. The four nature trails allow you to experience the wide array of wildlife and come in close proximity with the Red Deer herd.
You can simply pack a picnic hamper and sit with your family beside the 35 acre lake for a great lunching experience. The Wellington Country Park also has cafes and shops where you can relax and shop around for different things. From fun and play in a safe and healthy environment to full programmes of family events throughout the year, you really do get a lot at Wellington Country Park.
QueenCovering 1400 acres of woodland and downland, the Queen Elizabeth Country Park is situated in the south east of Hampshire. Here you will find way-marked trails for horse riding, cycling and walking. For kids there are exciting and safe play trails.
You can also hire barbecue equipment and also enjoy programmes, events and different activities. Winner of the Green Flag Award, the Queen Elizabeth Country Park also has cafes, shops and visitor centres. Groups and educational visits are also catered to.
Staunton Country Park: Your visit to Hampshire will be incomplete without a trip to the Staunton Country Park situated in Havant. From fun, frolic and animal magic to rain forest and the Golden Jubilee Maze, there is a lot in store for your kids. Sir George Staunton, the 19th century botanist had created this fascinating pleasure garden.
Here lies the largest restored glasshouse of the South Coast where you can explore a wide variety of gardens and that includes the tricksy Golden Jubilee maze. There is a children’s play area where they can be their absolute selves and have a fun-filled time. The Ornamental Farm also allows you to feed the friendly animals.
You would never run out of things to do in the south. There are just a lot of options to choose from. Just choose the one that suits your interests. This would ensure a pleasant time for you and your family. Steven Hayes is an experienced writer and UK traveller who enjoys sharing his experiences and tips on travel, tourism and adventure in the UK. He can give you useful tips on things to do in the south.