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There are many interesting places to visit in the Lymington and New Forest area, including stately homes, wildlife parks, activity centres and of course the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.
There are many interesting places to visit in the Lymington and New Forest area, including stately homes, wildlife parks, activity centres and of course the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. Less

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7. Adventure Wonderland

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Rides and attractions. Wild Thing indoor play area. Meet the characters. Refreshments. 
Christchurch

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8. Bournemouth Aviation Museum

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Our aim is to provide an interesting and informative visit for people of all ages and to share the enjoyment of the exciting world of aviation. Our museum is a truly hands-on experience. We have many interactive exhibits with most of our… 
Christchurch

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9. Braxton Gardens and Tea Rooms

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Small family run gardens with tea room and plant nursery. 
Lymington

01590 643633
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10. Brownsea Island

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Discover the secret world of Brownsea Island. The inspiration for many a story by children’s writer Enid Blyton, there is plenty to discover on Brownsea Island and at a mile long and just under a mile wide, a walk around the island is… 
Poole

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11. Buckler's Hard

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On the now tranquil banks of the Beaulieu River, Buckler’s Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity, providing ships for Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar. 
Beaulieu

01590 616203
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12. Eling Tide Mill Experience

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Eling Tide Mill has stood at the centre of life in Eling for centuries. For 900 years millers have been harnessing the power of the tides in Eling Creek to grind wheat into flour. Today the Grade II* listed tide mill (c. 1785), surrounding riverside 
Totton

023 8086 9575
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13. Exbury Gardens

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200 acre gardens with steam railway, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. Adventure play area, tea rooms. Regular events. 
Southampton

023 8089 1203
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14. Fort Nelson

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Royal armouries. Restored Victorian fortress housing a big gun collection and displays tracing artillery development. 
Portchester

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15. Furzey Gardens

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Delightful 10 acre garden with tea room near Minstead, in the heart of the New Forest. Established in 1922 and renowned for its beauty all year round. RHS Chelsea 2012 show garden GOLD award winners. Fairy doors for children to find.  
Minstead

023 8081 2297
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16. Hengistbury Head

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Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford. It is a site of international importance in terms of its archaeology and is scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Declared a Local Nature Reserve… 
Bournemouth

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17. Hurst Castle

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Hurst Castle provides a remote escape by the sea with plenty of things to do and see! Built by Henry VIII it was one of the most advanced artillery fortresses in England. 
Keyhaven

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18. Knoll Gardens

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Recently featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, Knoll Gardens is a nationally recognised naturalistic garden and nursery, specialising in ornamental grasses.  
Wimborne

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19. Lepe Country Park

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Attractive beaches, coastal walks and unique heritage. 
Fawley

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20. Longdown Activity Farm

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There’s farmyard fun for the whole family at Longdown Activity Farm. Join in with a daily schedule of hands-on activities including bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, baby animal encounter and pig feeding (no extra charges for animal… 
Ashurst

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21. Marwell Zoo

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Explore Marwell Zoo and get closer to the wonders of the natural world. 100s of animals – including giraffes, tigers & penguins. 140 acre park, train and 5 adventure playgrounds. Daily talks and animal feeds + cafés and gifts. 
Winchester

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22. Monkey World

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Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups. 
Wareham

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23. Moors Valley Country Park

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Moors Valley Country Park covers 750 acres in the valley of the Moors River. There is so much to do, a steam railway, 18 hole golf course, walks and cycle trails and a chance to swing amongst the trees with Go Ape. 
nr Ringwood

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24. More than Ponies

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More Than Ponies (MTP) is a contemporary art project that supports artists and audiences in creative investigation of the many unexpected stories, histories, practices and ecologies of the New Forest www.morethanponies.info 
Hampshire

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25. Mottisfont

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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. National Trust. 
Romsey

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26. New Forest Heritage Centre

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Free entry, fully accessible museum with interactive displays and family fun tree. Whether you’re a visitor to the New Forest, or just want to learn more about this unique area, the New Forest Heritage Centre Museum is a great place to start. 
Lyndhurst

023 8028 3444
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27. New Forest Reptile Centre

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Discover more about British reptiles and amphibians, including adders - and how they are being conserved in the New Forest. Specially created display enclosures allow you to study these animals in close-up. Open March-October. 
Lyndhurst

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28. New Forest Wildlife Park

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Wildlife park with a range of mammals and birds, including otters and deer. Conservation. Children's play areas. Watch the animals at feeding times. 
Ashurst

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29. Oceanarium

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Marvel at fascinating creatures from above and below the waves! Come face to face with sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, dwarf crocodiles, jellyfish, clownfish and the very cute otter family. 
Bournemouth

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30. Paultons Park

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Paultons features rides and attractions which include a rollercoaster, a log flume, a water park, adventure golf, a 4D cinema, birds and animals, beautiful landscapes and gardens and much more! Peppa Pig World is Peppa's very own theme park… 
Romsey

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31. Red House Museum and Gardens

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18th-century workhouse featuring art exhibitions & cultural events, plus a cafe, a shop and gardens. 
Christchurch

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32. Sea City Museum

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Hands-on venue exploring shipping and the sea, with cafe, education zone and gift shop. 
Southampton

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33. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is home to one of the most important modern plant collections in the world. Established in 1953 by the distinguished plantsman Sir Harold Hillier, the magnificent collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate… 
Romsey

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34. Solent Sky Museum

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Solent Sky is an aviation museum in Southampton, Hampshire, previously known as Southampton Hall of Aviation. It depicts the history of aviation in Southampton, the Solent area and Hampshire. 
Southampton

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35. Southampton City Art Gallery

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Southampton City Art Gallery is the most outstanding gallery in the south of England, internationally renowned for its collection of contemporary works by British artists. The collection numbers over 3500 works, and spans 600 years of… 
Southampton

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36. Spinnaker Tower

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Landmark tower with an on-site cafe and a glass-floored platform overlooking Portsmouth harbour. 
Portsmouth

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37. Spinners Garden and Rare Plant Nursery

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Spinners is a stunning woodland garden to visit, with a collection of rare and unusual plants built up over the last fifty years and still evolving. It is small and privately owned, and quite simply, a garden for the plant lover. 
Lymington

01590 612196
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38. St Thomas Church Lymington

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The Church of St Thomas the Apostle in Lymington in Hampshire, is the main Anglican Church of England parish church for the town. 

01590 676194
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39. Tank Museum

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Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century… 
Bovington

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40. Tudor House and Garden

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Tudor House and Garden is a historic building, museum, tourist attraction, and Grade I listed building in Southampton. 
Southampton

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41. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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The South of England's family-friendly hands-on, interactive, science and technology centre - and the largest standalone planetarium cinema in the UK! Events for families and adults. Open 7 days a week. 
Winchester

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