These are the best things to do in Barton on Sea with kids
Barton on Sea has great coastal walks and loads of places to visit for the whole family. The cliff top themselves are stunning and the New Forest National Park is right next door.
If you are looking for things to do near Barton on Sea then have a look at:
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19 Things to do in Brockenhurst in Hampshire – Brockenhurst is a great town to visit for the whole family and is really close to the New Forest.
The Best List of Things to do in Ringwood Hampshire – We love Ringwood! Enjoy this town and all it has to offer your family.
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Things to do in Hampshire Guide
Wondering what to do today? Then our guide for ALL things Hampshire is for you!
If you are looking for things to do in Hampshire with kids then this guide is for you. We have over 200+ ideas that you can use to keep your whole family amused while exploring everything Hampshire has to offer!
This is an up to date spreadsheet, in activity order, that you can use when you have no clue what to do. We’ve included everything from country parks, to splash pools, lakes, castles, days out, playgrounds and walks.
Walks and Country Parks
If you are looking for country parks across Hampshire then have a look here:
The Full List of Country Parks in Hampshire – Visit one of Hampshire’s amazing country parks.
The Ultimate List of Walks in Hampshire That Are Child Friendly – This is our full list of the best walks in Hampshire.
This hidden part of the New Forest is sat right across from the New Forest Wildlife Center. The car park is down a stony trek that looks like someone’s drive and there is loads of free parking. This is great for bike riding as it’s pretty flat over the grassy areas. The path itself is stony is about a 2-hour walk to Lymington. This is a great place to bring the garden games on a nice day or the wellies on a rainy one. It’s completely dog-friendly too.
The Cricket Ground
This is a huge area that can get busy in the summer but is great for kids to ride their bikes as the grass is kept low. There is a small river nearby which is great for a paddle in the summer months. The car park does get busy on a dry day.
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Bolderwood is another great place with parking and toilets. If you are really lucky then you may spot some deer wandering in the woods. The path is steep down but it’s still fine for pushchairs. It does get busy during the summer but is great for a walk in the winter.
Ober Water is about a mile circular trail that takes you under tress by the river. It has a good gravel path so perfect for buggy’s.
South Taste Trail
This is about 7 miles but takes you through the village and then off the beaten track into the heart of the forest. Take a picnic and the kids bikes and enjoy a family ride around Brockenhurst.
A 1.4 mile route, Black Water has it’s own car park and different trails depending on what kind of walk you desire. You can take the casual route and stroll on firm gravel or take the harder route that the kids will love with two short slops.
Ok, so this is in Beaulieu but it’s a quick drive from Brockenhurst and the New Forest.
It’s a great place to sit and enjoy the local countryside. The pond attracts a load of different animals from birds and ponies to donkeys.
Voted number 4 on Trip Advisors list of things to do in Brockenhurst, Buckler’s Hard is an extremely scenic location. They have an onsite car park, a historic village and a pub with a view.
Brockenhurst Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Brockenhurst may look like a typical Hampshire town but there are mysteries afoot that need solving fast!
Get to the bottom of what’s going on in this New Forest town by walking around and unravelling clues.
The Brockenhurst Spy Mission Treasure Trail is self guided, buggy and wheelchair friendly and fun for all ages.
Start at Ashurst railway and enjoy this mainly flat route through the ponies and by the timber plantation. Carry on along the road through the lawn or cycle along the paths to the village.
Leisure activities in New Forest
If you are looking for more leisure activities in Hampshire then have a look at:
The Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks in Hampshire – Hampshire have so many animals! Visit one of the many zoos or farms that are great for the whole family.
The Best Places to Cycle Near Me in Hampshire – These are the best cycle paths in Hampshire for the whole family.
Lymington Sea Water Baths
If your family loves the water, then Lymington Sea Water Baths is for you! This fully staffed 110m seawater pool has a 12m inflatable obstacle course plus stand up paddleboards as well as kayaks and aqua jousting. Parking is close. Great for school kids and up!
Forest Leisure Cycling
Based in Burley, you can take a ride through the New Forest and experience it like you never have before. With over 300 bikes to hire, they are sure to have whatever you have in mind. There are over 100 miles of winding gravel track across the forest and you’ll be able to benefit from the teams experience and route options. Enjoy an ice cream or cream tea while you’re out as many routes take you past local refreshments. Forest Leisure Cycling is open all week 9am to 530pm.
New Forest Water Park
This water park is epic and great for older kids. With epic views of the New Forest, New Forest Water Park offers inflatables and an obstacle course that will throw you right into the deep end.
They have a great cafe on-site for all meals. Tickets for the aqua park do need to be booked in advance as it is based on timeslots.
You can find New Forest Water Park at Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 2EY.
Days out by barton on sea
The Best Castles in Hampshire – Hampshire is so rich in history! Visit one of the amazing castles to find out about our amazing county.
Milford on Sea Beach
This great pebble beach is a great place for the whole family. The views from the beach are amazing! You can see The Needles on the Isle of Wight which is really peaceful.
Looking over Milford-on-Sea, Hurst Castle was built by Henry VIII in 1544. It is famous for being the prison of Charles 1st and offers amazing views for the Solent.
Make sure you travel down the steps to the dungeon and travel to the East and West wings to see where the gunpowder was kept and how the soldiers lived.
What we love the best is that you can take a ride to the castle using the ferry. Getting to the castle isn’t pushchair-friendly though as it’s all shingles.
You can find Hurst Castle at Keyhaven, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 0TP.
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New Forest Reptile Centre
Close to Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst, the New Forest Reptile Centre is great for young and older kids.
There’s nothing fluffy, so if you like your animals to be slithery then the New Forest Reptile Centre is for you.
It has a great selection of snakes, frogs and lizards and holds two of Britain’s most rarest species.
You can find New Forest Reptile Centre at A35 Bournemouth Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7GR.
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