Things to do
Attractions in Eastleigh
Lakeside Country Park
The charming Lakeside Country Park is just a short walk from The Concorde. With 60 acres of lakes, wet meadow and woodland, the park is ideal for a short walk or a long, leisurely picnic. The designated paw trail is perfect for dog walking, and fishing is available in two of the three lakes - one of which is named Lake Concorde. The park is open from 7.30am to 4pm all year round. To access the Lakeside Country Park, simply cross the ford using Monks Brook Bridge and turn left; the park entrance can be found 50 metres on the left hand side.
023 8061 7882
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway
The Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway operates trains on a narrow gauge line throughout the Lakeside Country Park. Trains depart from the Station on Doncaster Drove and run every weekend throughout the year, plus every day in June, July, August and during school holidays.
023 8061 2020
St Nicolas’ Parish Church
Located in Old Stoneham Lane, just a short walk from The Concorde, St Nicolas’ Parish Church is over 1,000 years old. Renowned for the unusual one-handed clock face on its steeple, the land and lakes behind the church were designed by Capability Brown, the famed Victorian landscape designer.
023 8098 2836
Hampshire Attractions for all the Family
Paultons Family Theme Park (home of Peppa Pig World)
Paultons Park has rides for all the family, as well as an extensive collection of animals and gardens to explore. The park is also the home of Peppa Pig World, the first theme park based on the beloved children’s character.
023 8081 4442
Open daily, Marwell Wildlife is one of the UK’s leading zoos. Set in 140 acres of landscaped parkland, the zoo is home to over 1,200 animals from all over the world, including ring-tailed coatis, giraffes, tigers, meerkats and hippos.
01962 777 407
Set in stunning grounds complete with ancient trees, brooks and extensive lawns, Mottisfont Abbey is a beautiful stately home. Converted from a medieval priory, it is now operated by the National Trust.
01794 340 757
Manor Farm and Country Park
A working farm for over 600 years, Manor Farm and Country Park is open all year round and offers plenty to see and do – from feeding the animals to lessons in a Victorian schoolroom. Entry to the Country Park is free, while Manor Farm carries a small admission charge.
Explore and Discover Southampton and Portsmouth
Sea City Museum
Located in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, the Sea City Museum tells the maritime history of the city, including the major part that Southampton played in the story of the Titanic. The Museum is within easy access of the railway station and city centre car parking.
023 8083 3007
Tudor House and Garden
One of the most important buildings in Southampton’s history, Tudor House depicts over 800 years of history through its exhibits, giving a unique glimpse into the life and times of its residents.
023 8083 4242
The Ageas Bowl
The home of Hampshire County Cricket, one of the country’s most successful cricket teams, the Ageas Bowl hosts a range of events throughout the year. Full cricket fixtures, along with a list of non-cricketing events, can be found online.
023 8047 2002
St Mary’s Stadium
St Mary’s Stadium is Southampton FC’s home ground. The team are known as The Saints, and the megastore offers a range of Saints souvenirs – perfect to mark your trip to Southampton!
023 8178 0780 (Ticket hotline)
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Attracting 500,000 visitors per year, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to the HMS Victory – Lord Nelson’s flagship and the world’s oldest commissioned warship – and the new Mary Rose Museum, which depicts more than 800 years of British naval history. Take the opportunity to walk the decks of the famous ship, and learn the tragic story of one of the most famous maritime disasters.
023 9283 9766
Often called ‘Britain’s best viewing tower’, Spinnaker Tower is a marvel of modern engineering, offering panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South Coast and the Isle of Wight.
023 9285 7520
Bursledon Windmill is a Grade II listed building and Hampshire’s only working windmill. The windmill is open from 11am to 4pm every Sunday. As well as watching the windmill in action, why not have a go at grinding your own flour by hand using the ancient saddle quern or the medieval rotary quern?
0845 603 5635
The New Forest
One of the UK’s biggest national parks, The New Forest is a woodland paradise with some of the most beautiful trails and walks in the country.
023 8028 2269
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Beaulieu tells the history of motoring through a range of excellent exhibits including modern rally cars and F1 Grand Prix machines. The Museum also houses the largest collection of James Bond cars in the world, and vehicles from some of the most ambitious challenges undertaken on cult TV show Top Gear.
01590 612 345
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
A world-famous arboretum spanning 180 acres, the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey feature stunning seasonal plant displays and a wealth of national and exotic plants.
01794 369 317
Places to Shop
The Swan Centre (Eastleigh)
Located in the heart of Eastleigh, The Swan Centre is a shopping and entertainment complex with over 40 leading retailers, as well as a cinema and bowling alley.
023 8061 0811
West Quay (Southampton)
Located in the heart of the city and with over 90 retail outlets to choose from, West Quay is the largest shopping centre in Southampton.
023 8033 6828
Gunwharf Quays (Portsmouth)
Situated on the Portsmouth seafront, Gunwharf Quays is an outlet centre with over 90 stores to choose from.
023 9283 6700
The Brooks (Winchester)
Located in the historic city of Winchester, The Brooks brings together an eclectic mixture of high street favourites, cafés and local independent shops.
01962 849 030
Whiteley Shopping Centre (Junction 9, M27 Eastbound)
Situated between Southampton and Portsmouth, Whiteley Shopping Centre offers a wide range of shopping and dining outlets, including 50 high street retailers.
01489 566 000