Hampshire

January events in Hampshire

After the crazy Christmas period, it's time to relax and unwind on your holiday. We round up some events to keep you busy during your stay in Hampshire this January.

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New Year in Hampshire

Spend that time between Christmas and New Year making the most of your holiday in Hampshire. Here are some ideas to get you started on things to do to relax over the festive period.

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Best places to fish in Hampshire

Fishing can be a great day out for families, couples, parent and child, or even solo. Whether you are new to the activity, or you have brought all your gear on holiday with you, there is something for everyone here in Hampshire.

Places to Go Kylie Barton

Favourite places to eat in Salisbury

Stop off on your way west, or have a day trip when on holiday in Dorset - there's lots of lovely places to eat in Salisbury to keep you satisfied as you explore.

Classic Fodder Becky Bye

Bonfire night and firework displays in Hampshire

November 5th (and the days surrounding it) is a time for gloves and woolly hats under exploding skies of light - here's some favourite firework displays in Hampshire for Bonfire Night 2017.

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Top three Hampshire Christmas markets

Start celebrating Christmas now at one of these festive Christmas markets in Hampshire. Each one is an amazing winter wonderland offering local crafts and produce to add a little but of Hampshire to your celebrations.

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Crabbing competition in Totton

A fun, low cost holiday activity for all the family, crabbing in Hampshire makes for a great day out.

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New Forest Walking Festival

Explore the New Forest with or without the help of a local expert during October's New Forest Walking Festival, for young, old, two or four legs.

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December events in Hampshire

From winter walks in the New Forest to lantern parades in Winchester, there's plenty of festive fun to be had in Hampshire this December.

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November events in Hampshire

Stay in Hampshire and the New Forest in November for science, history and a dash of Christmas sparkle. We’ve put together a guide to Hampshire events in November just for you.

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Stonehenge

Learn Stonehenge fact by visiting Stonehenge Visitor Centre and marvel in the ancient history of the English landscape.

Places to Go Becky Bye

3 family friendly things to do in Southampton

When looking for a family day out, what is it you look for? I think of fun, food, and a little bit of education sprinkled in for good measure. To get just that, you need look no further than Southampton.

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October events in Hampshire

With October half term and Halloween activities, a Hampshire holiday in October is set to be a busy one. There’s also a few weekend festivals in the county throughout the month. More than enough to keep everyone busy on your break.

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A Beer Lover’s Day Out in Hampshire

Hampshire has a lot to offer, but one of the lesser known things is the fact it is a brilliant day out for an ale lover. With its own brewery, an ale train, and some great real ale pubs, a boy’s day out is just waiting to be had!

Classic Fodder Kylie Barton

September events in Hampshire

Take some time out in Hampshire this September. Experience the county’s rich culture at one of these wonderful events.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Family Day Out at Paultons Park

Now theme parks may fill some families with dread – the queues, the food, the prices. But Paultons Park is a great fun day out for the whole family packed full of pleasant surprises.

Places to Go Kylie Barton

Things to do in Portsmouth

If you're heading to the Isle of Wight on holiday, you may well stop in Portsmouth - why not make a day of it?

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5 family friendly watersports to try instead of surfing

If you've tried surfing and found it's just not for you, take a look at our alternatives. You can still get in the water while you're on holiday, try a new activity and get all the family involved.

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Family things to do in Eastleigh

Situated just a few miles from Southampton, this small market town, has lots of hidden gems to keep you and your little ones amused for a day. There are lots of things to do in Eastleigh.

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August events in Hampshire

August is here and school holidays mean one thing: time for summer fun. Whether you’re keen to squeeze in all the activities or prefer to take your break at a slower pace, you’ll find an event in Hampshire and the New Forest to whet your appetite this month.

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A country park dog walk in Hampshire

For a truly diverse day out with your dog, with walks galore, head over to Netley’s Royal Victoria Country Park when on holiday in Hampshire.

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Arts cinemas in the South and West

Cinemas are everywhere. And can be a great way to dodge a rainy day while you’re on holiday. But if you like places with a dash of character and plenty of good films to go around, you might want to plan a special trip to one of these.

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Things to do in Beaulieu

They say that good things come in small packages. In the case of Beaulieu, nestling in the historic heart of the New Forest, they're spot on. There's lots of wonderful things to do in Beaulieu.

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July events in Hampshire

Run away to Hampshire for a short break before the arrival of the school summer holidays this July. Experience all of these wonderful events and much more.

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June events in Hampshire

Make the most of the quieter part of the summer with a holiday to the New Forest in June. Check out our list of events to plan into your break in Hampshire.

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A couple's day out in Winchester

Winchester is the old capital of England, it is steeped in history, full to the brim with beautiful architecture, fine eateries, and quaint and quirky shops, making for a lovely day out.

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Things to do in Southampton

On a glorious spring day last year, we did two things of note. We looked at the sky. Then we gazed at the sea. Then we enjoyed many of the things to do in Southampton that make for a great family holiday.

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Things to do in Salisbury

Set in the heart of Wiltshire and boasting a wealth of history, Salisbury is the perfect stop off point, either to explore nearby Dorset and Hampshire, or to spend a couple of days soaking up some culture before heading further on down the country to your holiday destination.

Things to do Becky Bye

May events in Hampshire

Stay in Hampshire this May to make the most of the bank holiday weekends or relax with the kids over the school holidays. There’s plenty to do in the county to keep everyone busy.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Easter activities in Hampshire

Keep all the family entertained with our choice of events in Hampshire and the New Forest this Easter. Our list of family friendly things to do will be sure to fill up your holiday itinerary.

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How to take great holiday photos

Follow our simple hints and tips on how to capture your holiday memories. Including composition ideas, group photos and how to snap that all important sunset shot, we’ve got you covered on it all.

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Things to do in Lymington

Quite simply, Lymington is an enchanting town for all seasons, for all the family. Situated on the southern edge of the New Forest, it offers the perfect springboard from which to explore the stunning national park.

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April events in Hampshire

From canoeing egg hunts to a classic car rally, soak up the spring sunshine with Easter holiday activities and early bank holiday fun in Hampshire this April.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

March events in Hampshire

Add something extra special to your holiday by enjoying one of these hand picked events from across Hampshire.

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5 top tips for holidays with dogs

Dogs are man's best friend and who wouldn't want to take their best friend on holiday? Choose one of our dog friendly cottages for a great stay with your four legged friend.

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Things to do in The New Forest

Welcome to the heart of the New Forest, where cattle, ponies, donkeys, deer and pigs have roamed free for centuries.

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40 ways to propose in the South and West

Some ideas for those considering getting down on one knee. Some would be perfect for Valentine's Day, others are great all year round.

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A short break in Burley, New Forest

After a weekend away in the New Forest, you’ll feel bright eyed and bushy tailed for your return home and back to reality.

Places to Go Becky Bye

Top places to eat in Hampshire

Our choice of the top spots in Hampshire to treat your taste buds whilst on holiday in the county.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Top 5 best things to do in the New Forest

We know because we've been there, but we're also backed up by our guests and Owners - here's some of the best things to do in the New Forest.

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Moors Valley Country Park

I cannot recommend Moors Valley Country Park highly enough, in fact I've already sent a number of friends and family along and hope to go back again myself soon.

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Beaches of the New Forest

We decided to work our way back along the beaches of the south coast despite it being a somewhat dreary looking February day

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Lyndhurst and the New Forest ponies

We had driven through the town of Lyndhurst earlier in the day and made a note to stop off on our way back to our holiday cottage in Lymington, not least because of the large number of New Forest ponies we had seen just on the outskirts of the town.

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New Forest Wildlife Park

The wolves and chatty giant otters were a big hit, the stories of their conservation making for heart-warming reading and the friendly deer that were free to roam around the park added a magical touch.

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Family fun day at Bucklers Hard

Considering it wasn't our location of choice we really surprised ourselves with how enjoyable it was and would highly recommend a visit.

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Out to eat in Lymington

Charlotte and I decided to see if we could find a takeaway for dinner. Yes, there was a fully equipped kitchen to cater to our self-catering needs, but being so close to the sea, our hearts (and stomachs) were set on a fresh fish supper. So fish and chips it was to be.

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Our holiday in the New Forest

Do I really only get to stay here for the weekend? Perhaps I will call in sick on Monday and stay just a little longer.

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