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Attractions & Activities in Southern England

Southern England has an array of activities and cultural attractions on offer, ranging from the famous university town of Oxford to coastal Bournemouth. With many historical buildings and museums throughout the region, there is something to please everyone. Attractions and Activities in Southern England Marwell Zoo and New Forest National Park are listed below.
22 Results In Or Near Southern England
in Southern England
Located in Winchester, the 140-acre park is home to a huge variety of exotic and endangered species where guests can learn about nature all while getting closer to the wonders of the natural world. Marwell Zoo is run by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife.
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in Southern England
Discover the Stunning Wildlife at The New Forest National Park The New Forest National Park is a unique landscape of ancient woodland, heather-covered heath, wide lawns, boggy mires, gentle farmland, coastal saltmarsh and mudflats and picturesque villages. It is one of the last places in the south-east of England to offer a sense of wildness and tranquillity. As the largest remaining area of lowland heath in Europe, it gives the flavour of a landscape that was once much more extensiv...
in Southern England
Longleat is characterised by its Elizabethan architecture and is surrounded by 900 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped grounds. It is home to the UK's original Safari Park and a wealth of impressive attractions including Jungle Kingdom and Animal Adventure. Here, guests can get up-close and personal with truly amazing animals.
in Southern England
Experience the breathtaking views of Corfe Castle Discover the rich history that is imbued into the ruins of Dorset's Corfe Castle, from the sibling struggle more than 1000 years ago that ended in Ethelred the Unready's brother Edward being murdered to its defiant stand against Cromwell which ended in its destruction by Parliamentarians in 1646. This was once the strongest fortress in Europe and was even entrusted to guard the Crown Jewels back in the 12th century. Take the kids aro...
in Southern England
Closer to Wildlife! Enjoy a relaxing day out in beautiful surrounding at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, with over 260 animal species in 160 acres of spacious Parkland. Stroll up our New Giraffe Walkway and get eye-to-eye with these amazing creatures. Picnic whilst watching Rhinos grazing on the lawns of the Gothic Manor House. Leap about with Lemurs in their walk-through enclosure. Ride on the railway around the Park or climb into the tree house in the adventure playground. There's something...
in Southern England
Spend an inspiring day exploring a national treasure Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture. Explore our World Heritage Site with over 2000 acres of ‘Capability' Brown landscaped parkland. Discover the Water Terraces, Rose Garden and Secret Garden. Delight in our family friendly Pleasure Gardens, reached by miniature train, with a giant hedge ...
in Southern England
Across 350 acres of parkland, Wellington Country Park presents the biggest outdoor play opportunities in Berkshire. It has an absolute mass of things to do for kids up to about the age of eight. With an adventure playground, toddler area, sandpits, slides, a miniature railway (additional fee applies), animal farm and petting barn, enchanted forest, water play area and 12-hole mini golf course on site, there should easily be enough to keep the little ones busy all day. There is also a dinosaur...
in Southern England
Once the gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538, following the dissolution of the monasteries.
in Southern England
Meet some amazing animals and birds that live in this natural woodland learn some fascinating facts about European bison, lynx, wolves, otters etc etc
in Southern England
Woburn Safari Park is home to over 1,000 wild animals in beautiful parkland. Tickets include a Road Safari, Foot Safari and plenty of free leisure activities.
in Southern England
DRC recreates the golden age of the Great Western Railway, with a fine collection of over 20 steam locomotives, many housed in the original 1932 engine shed, a collection of passenger coaches and freight wagons. With examples of GWR buildings and infrastructure, including the original 1857 Transfer Shed.
in Southern England
Unique Outdoors provides all sorts of exciting outdoor activities, across a range of UK sites, including a 15 acre site in the Wokefield Estate, near Reading. With highly-qualified, friendly instructors, adventures at Unique Outdoors are always big fun,and of course, safe.
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in Southern England
Right on the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the New Forest, Buckler's Hard is an 18th century shipbuilding village, which is now a major visitor attraction, featuring a maritime museum and reconstructed period cottage interiors.
in Southern England
Discover the land before time at Avebury Probably one of England's best known tourist attractions (and a World Heritage Site), Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles in Wiltshire. The site has much to thank archaeologist Alexander Keiller, known as the marmalade millionaire thanks to his breakfast creation, who opened a museum here to display much of the findings of the site in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury manor where he lived. A wonderful t...
in Southern England
Discover Moors Valley Country Park 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. Alongside its exciting attractions, the Moors Valley Country Park is set in the beautiful Dorset Countryside, surrounded by tree, rivers, lakes and stunning wildlife. The park also has a fantastic outdoor children's play area which bri...
in Southern England
Explore one of the Seven Wonders of Britain Windsor Castle, one of three official residences of The Queen, has been home to the Sovereign for over 900 years and not only is it the largest inhabited castle in the world but is the oldest in continuous occupation. The imposing towers and battlements of the Castle loom large from every approach to the town, creating one of the world´s most spectacular skylines. Visitors can walk around the State Apartments, extensive suites of rooms at the...
in Southern England
There is so much to do at Manor Farm and Country Park in Southampton that you may want to come back straight away after your first visit. Make the acquaintance of Mrs Earwicker, the farmer's wife, down on the Victorian Farm and take a farmyard walk to learn about how life was lived in the 1800s. There are lots of animals for the children to meet (we love the chicks and ducks), you can help with the milking of the cows and even learn about Victorian farming equipment. Over in the school room, ...
in Southern England
Kids love a day out at the award-winning Dinosaur Museum. Packed with life-sized models of dinosaurs, along with skeletons and fossils, it's interactive, immersive and great fun. Kids are encouraged to touch and explore, and the life-sized reconstructions really bring the attraction to life.
in Southern England
Discover the secret world of Brownsea Island The inspiration for many a story by children's writer Enid Blyton, from a child's point of view it's hard to imagine a better spot for ripping adventures and lashings of ginger beer than Brownsea Island. The fun starts on the boat ride over from Poole Quay or Sandbanks where some crossings feature commentaries on all the local celeb residents plus a jaunt round the surrounding islands. Once on Brownsea, there are kids' nature and smuggli...
in Southern England
Winchester Cathedral offers a wealth of beauty, from its outstanding architecture to the deep emotions stirred by its choral music – a wonderful heritage that belongs to us all. For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Today, the Cathedral welcomes 300,000 visitors a year to share in worship, explore its heritage and attend the many events. From a small Saxon church to a great Cathedral, the long history of this sacred place stretches b...
in Southern England
Home to The National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
in Southern England
Farmer Palmer's is an award-winning farm park designed specifically for children aged 0-8. Acres of Adventure to explore and Bucketfuls of Play to discover
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in South East England
Loved by locals and tourists alike, Arundel Castle holds a special place in the heart of England (it's been a visitor attraction for 200 years) and it's all the more special since it is still lived in to this day. The site's history dates back almost 1,000 years when a motte was built in 1068 and the subsequent buildings that have been added to the site have been home to the Dukes of Norfolk and their descendants for 850 years. As you might expect, the place is groaning with priceless antique...
in South West England
Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times, the abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur.
in Central England
Located in a conservation area with over 1,000 years of history, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery showcases how this unique gin is produced.
in South East England
Experience Tudor Royalty at Hampton Court Palace A wonderful, educational fun day out. Hampton Court Palace hosts England's greatest example of a medieval hall and was host to Shakespeare's company in 1603/4. While the stunning Chapel Royal, which has been used continuously for 450 years, is a masterpiece in religious architecture of the time. There are also masses of activities designed to bring the Tudor world to life. Puzzle through the famous maze, take part in Tudor celebrations, f...
in Central England
The Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park is a colourful multi award winning interactive experience telling the story of the Battle of Bosworth 1485.
in South West England
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a zoo set on a working farm in 100 acres of beautiful, peaceful North Somerset countryside just 6 miles from Bristol.
in Central England
West Midland Safari Park is an award-winning attraction, located in the heart of England. This is a fantastic family day out which includes incredible animal encounters, amazing exhibits and Theme Park rides!
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in South West England
Diggerland Devon is one of the most unique and exciting theme parks in the UK, offering children and adults the chance to experience what it's like to ride and operate real JCBs and construction vehicles.
in Central England
18 Hole Mini Pro Golf Course Golfing Fun For Everyone - No Experience Necessary, just turn up and play! - The Worlds First Chip and Putt Golf Course - All equipment provided or bring your own. - Club house serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams - Covered riverside seating area, with fun leaderboard to record the best players scores. Play real Mini Golf, on a beautiful Grass Course in a picturesque riverside setting, featuring a unique chip and putt experience with wa...
in Central England
Experience a wild day out at Dudley Zoological Gardens Learn all about some of the world's rarest animals at Come face-to-face with Sumatran tigers and Asiatic lions; take a walk on the wild side in Lemur Wood and Lorikeet Lookout and watch the mischievous meerkat mob. There are baboons on the bank, the UK's largest colony of Humboldts in Penguin Bay and snakes and lizards in the Reptile House. There's also an amazing birds of prey show in the heart of the 11th century castle and a ...
in South East England
Explore the Outstanding Natural Beauty of the South Downs National Park The South Downs National Park is recognised as an area of outstanding beauty, with many bustling towns and villages from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west to Lewes in the east. Numerous 'rights of way' and open access land is available to explore along with a multitude of things to see and enjoy.
in Central England
Santa Pod Raceway - the home of European Drag Racing - provides thrilling, non-stop action perfect for fantastic family days out with a difference!
in Central England
With Theme Park, Farm Park and Water Park (seasonal) Twinlakes Park offers the best variety of family rides and attraction, set in 100 acres of glorious countryside, where dozens of action packed play zones, 125,000sqft indoors helps you entertain the whole family. Whatever the weather expect a full day of play in massive indoor venture centres complete with mega rides.
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44.3 miles from the centre of Southern England
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway takes you back to the age of steam, with stations dotted through the heart of the Cotswolds from Cheltenham to Broadway
in Central England
Statfold Barn Farm, under the direction of proprietors Graham and Carol Lee throughout the most recent fifteen years, has developed to move toward becoming what must be the most significant collection of narrow gauge locomotives in the UK. With more than 30 steam trains and numerous internal combustion locomotives, speaking to most British and a few abroad makers.
in Central England
Explore Stratford-upon-Avon on this self-guided Treasure Hunt. You'll discover stories from the past, stumble across old taverns, see the house where William S
in Central England
Situated in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside Chase Distillery is Britain's first Single-Estate Distillery. Chase's vodka is hand-crafted using potatoes grown on their own farm, to produce an award-winning vodka. This is re-distilled and blended with natural botanicals to produce a Chase gin.
in Central England
Situated within Shakespeare's Warwickshire is the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise! Open all year round.
in South West England
There's something undeniably enjoyable about wandering through flower-decked gardens and admiring the handiwork of a team of people who have recreated every aspect of life around you – but in miniature. At Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay you'll encounter everything from a cricket match being played out on an idyllic village green to Stonehenge, a fire-breathing dragon, a medieval castle and Tudor, Georgian and Victorian houses. Little ones love this pretty attraction, not least for the br...
in East Anglia
Home of the famous blue Loco Thomas and uniquely placed in a position close the borders of Leicestershire, Huntingdonshire, Northants Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire The NVR is a heritage railway and more...
in South West England
Visit the South West's largest Family Theme Park and throw oneself into a jam-packed day of fun and excitement! Woodlands is home to one of the country's bigges
in South West England
Discover the Breathtaking Views of Exmoor National Park Sitting across 267 square miles in south west Britain, Exmoor National Park engulfs an enormous variety of landscapes, from moorland, woodland and valleys to soaring cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel and rolling farmland. There is an excellent path network that traverses high moors and pretty wooded valleys for walkers, a winding network of bridleways and lanes perfect for horse-riding and terrific climbing opportunities. Stu...
in South West England
A friendly, local, steam railway bringing back the sounds and smells of steam to the Avon Valley. Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through route between the Birmingham and the South Coast, the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960's the line was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam c...
in Central England
A fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
in South East England
Probably most famous for its Glorious Goodwood event in July, Goodwood Racecourse is so much more than a horse racing track. With just lovely views across the Sussex Downs and the Solent, whether you are interested in racing or not is almost irrelevant – a trip to Goodwood is an event in itself. Train travellers arrive in Chichester and are carried by open top bus through the Duke of Richmond's rambling estate to get to the course where there always seems to be an atmosphere of jollity, every...
in South West England
Bath Aqua Glass have glassblowing demonstrations in their studio in Bath, twice a day from Monday to Saturday. It is family-friendly and a short walk from their central shop by the historic Bath Abbey
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in South West England
Where else in the world but animal-mad Britain would you come across such a soft-hearted attraction as the Donkey Sanctuary just outside Sidmouth? Visitors return time and again to wander through fields and fields of donkeys who will live out their days in this serene little Devon haven. In the barn there are pictures and a rundown of the residents, giving their names and a brief summary of their lives with salient facts like who they hang out with and whether they can smell Polo mints in you...
in Central England
Take a step back in time at the 1620s House and Garden and explore the recreated early 17th century house & grounds to see how people lived 400 years ago.
in Central England
At Hooray's British Gelato Kitchen, visitors will discover a cluster of scrumptious joys to stimulate the taste buds. Hooray's style and motivation can be class
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