The Watercress Line
Let off steam and travel by one of the lovingly restored Steam trains through ten miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside. It’s the perfect way to unwind and witness the sights, sounds, smells and magic of steam travel from a bygone age.
Jane Austen’s House Museum
Jane Austen is one of the most popular and important novelists that England has ever produced. The house at Chawton is where she spent the last eight years of her life. It is of international importance as the place where she did the majority of her mature writing, but at the same time retains the charm of a village home. A 17th century house, it tells the story of Jane Austen and her family.
The Historic Market Town of New Alresford. Medieval colour washed houses with delightful rural pubs and cafes, along with boutique shops, situated close to the River Itchen. The town hosts several large events and festivals throughout the year, for more information visit.
Winchester Cathedral is a Church of England Cathedral in Winchester, Hampshire. It is one of the largest Cathedrals in England, with the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe.
The South of England’s hands-on interactive science and technology centre. Plus the UK’s largest capacity digital Planetarium! A family day out and school visit destination near Winchester, Hampshire. For more information visit: www.intech-uk.com
Marwell Wildlife Park
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. From ring-tailed coatis to majestic giraffes, to laughing kookaburra the 140-acre park is home to over 170 exotic and endangered species.
The 26 acres park is also home to the Jenny Wren Farm and aquarium Underwater World and is attached to the fabulous Forest Lodge Garden Centre so there really is a packed day out to be had for all ages! For more information visit: www.birdworld.co.uk
Featuring the ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior (1860) and the chance to learn about the Mary Rose ahead of launching a brand new museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family. For more information visit: www.historicdockyard.co.uk