9 Great Family Days Out 9 Great Family Days Out
9 Great Family Days Out 9 Great Family Days Out
9 Great Family Days Out 9 Great Family Days Out

9 Great Family Days Out

Looking for some summer day inn-spiration? Follow the link for 9 great family days out, conveniently located near one of our Idyllic pubs with rooms.. so you begin and end your family days with us.  

1. Paultons Park
Home to Peppa Pig World and the new Splash Lagoon ride, Paultons Park offers over 70 rides and attractions. It’s a perfect spot for mini thrill-seekers and all the family fun.

Stay with us at Harper’s Southampton Swanick


2. Alresford Watercress Line
From art shows to special days with Thomas, the heritage railway, known as the Watercress Line, offers so much to see and do. Plus, the market town of Alresford is picture-perfect. 

Stay with us at The Running Horse

3. Highclere Castle
Known for its role in Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle offers tours of its stunning interiors and expansive grounds. Special events are often held here throughout the summer, so don’t miss out. 

Stay with us at The Hawk Inn


4. Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Enjoy an active family day of walking, cycling, and outdoor activities in the South Downs. The park has picnic facilities and various trails to explore.

Stay with us at The White Hart


5. The Hawk Conservancy 
A 22-acre site dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey. Home to over 150 birds of prey, it's an immersive and educational experience with hands-on activities and conservation talks.

Stay with us at The Hawk Inn


6. Portsmouth Historic Boat Yard 
A remarkable heritage site featuring an array of historic ships, interactive exhibitions, and engaging activities that make it a fun and exciting day out for families and history enthusiasts alike. 

Dine with us at The Wheelwright’s Arms


7. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Feed their minds at the interactive science exhibits, enjoy live science shows, and experience the UK's largest standalone planetarium—a great day out for curious minds of all ages.

Stay with us at The Running Horse


8. Houghton Lodge Gardens
Set on the banks of the River Test, these picturesque gardens feature beautiful plantings, a charming walled garden, and a traditional tea room. It’s an idyllic spot for a relaxing day out.

Stay with us at The Peat Spade 

9. Marwell Zoo
Home to hundreds of exotic and endangered species, Marwell Zoo offers an exciting and relaxed day out. The zoo features large enclosures, a train ride, and various animal talks and feeding sessions.

Stay with us at The Thomas Lord


However you plan to spend your summer days, begin and end them with a stay at Charming Bedrooms.