Including caravan holidays and camping holidays
Hampshire is a great place to visit on holiday. We have loads of amazing attractions for the whole family and views like you wouldn’t believe!
The New Forest and South Downs National Park are here and Hampshire is home to Paultons Park aka Peppa Pig World and has some of the best beaches in the UK.
If you are on holiday in Hampshire then have a look at:
The Definitive Guide To Days Out in Hampshire – This is our huge guide to things to do in Hampshire with kids. We have everything on here from theme parks to zoos to soft plays.
A Huge Guide to the Best Beaches in Hampshire – We love the beach and Hampshire has loads of them!
51 Museums in Hampshire That Are Great For All Ages – Hampshire has loads of museums and many of them are free. Use our post here to find one near you and enjoy a great day out.
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.
Holiday villages in Hampshire
Sometimes you just want a bit of extra luxury when you go on holiday. Holiday villages give you that and more as a family!
Hoburne Naish Holiday Park
With amazing coastal views and close to the sea, Hoburne Naish Holiday Park is the perfect place to start your adventures in Hampshire. They offer everything from caravans to luxury lodges with hot tubs.
Kids entertainment is amazing and they have a heated pool and other activities to keep even teens amused.
The great thing about Hoburne Naish Holiday Park is that it’s in Barton on Sea which 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. Read more about things to do in Barton on Sea here.
You can find Hoburne Naish Holiday Park at Christchurch Road, Barton on Sea, New Milton BH25 7RE.
Shorefield Country Park
Shorefield Country Park offers self-catering caravans, lodges, houses & treehouse accommodation for families who want to explore the New Forest and beyond. They are really close to Milford-on-Sea which has a great beach and close enough to the New Forest.
They have loads of entertainment like shows, discos and themed nights. They have on-site restaurants, wifi access, a swimming pool, and outdoor sports grounds to keep everyone amused.
Shorefield Country Park is close to Hurst Castle which is part of English Heritage. English Heritage has over 100 sites throughout the UK, 15 being in Hampshire. Have a look at English Heritage membership here as it could save you money in the longer term.*
You can find Shorefield Country Park Shorefield Rd, Milford on Sea, Downton, Lymington SO41 0LH.
Sandy Balls Holiday Village
With swimming pools, restaurants, activities, and entertainment, Sandy Balls Holiday Village has everything you need for a great family fun holiday in Hampshire.
Close to the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls Holiday Village has beautiful lodge accommodation that is perfect for the whole family. They offer a caravan pitch as well and are dog friendly.
You can find Sandy Balls Holiday Village at Southampton Road, Fordingbridge SP6 2JZ.
Caravan parks in Hampshire
We love caravan parks! They offer a real value for money and a great way to explore the local attractions. We’ve included static and non-static caravan sites here so you get an idea of what Hampshire has to offer you.
Close to Hayling Island, Mill Rythe is a great caravan park for the whole family. They have an indoor swimming pool, sports court, and activities to keep the whole family amused.
They are really close to Hayling Island beach which is a mixture of shingles and sand. The beach itself has cafes, amusements, and a funfair right on its doorstep.
The caravans offer families a home away from home feel. They are luxurious and you can even rent one with a hot tub for when the kids are asleep. With different interior options, Mill Ryth has everything you need as a young family who wants entertainment right on their doorstep.
This Hayling Island holiday park is dog friendly and is really close to many walking and cycling trails.
You can find Mill Rythe at 16 Havant Road, Hayling Island PO11 0PB.
Hill Farm Caravan Park
Set in 11-acres of lush green land, this caravan park is close to Paultons Park aka Peppa Pig World.
Hill Farm have a playground on-site, pitch and putt and a local shop. Bring your caravan and enjoy everything that Romsey has to offer.
You can find Hill Farm Caravan Park at Branches Lane, Sherfield English, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6FH.
Solent Breezes Holiday Park
With amazing views of the Solent and near so many attractions, Solent Breezes Holiday Park is a great place for families looking for a great holiday park in Hampshire.
Solent Breezes Holiday Park is very family friendly and has an outdoor pool for warmer days and loads of entertainment to keep everyone amused in the evenings.
Close by you’ll find Portsmouth Historic Dockyard that offers the family a whole day out exploring The Victory, Mary Rose, and other naval ships throughout British history.
Southsea seafront is also really close which offers a range of amusements, a huge park area and a stony beach which is a great place to play. You’ll also find loads of cafes and restaurants plus a funfair which is great for older kids. Have a look at our post here called What to do at Southsea Sea Front.
You can find Solent Breezes Holiday Park at Hook Lane, Warsash SO31 9HG.
Glamping in Hampshire
There is nothing better than South coast glamping! From the South Downs National Park to the New Forest and beyond.
These are your normal campsites, these are great places to camp with a bit of extra luxury and without the cold.
Have a look at our full post here called The Best Places to go Glamping in Hampshire.
Bell Tent Glamping
Based on the grounds of Royal Victoria Country Park, Bell Tent Glamping is a great place to explore the country park while glamping. This is a great place for the whole family to come.
Parking is right next to each tent. These luxury glamping tents are like nothing you’ve been in before! They are fully carpeted, have beds for up to four people, and full electric heating, crockery, and cooking utensils. The only thing you need to bring is the food and your duvets.
You can find Bell Tent Glamping at Royal Victoria Country Park, The Stables, Netley, Southampton SO31 5GA.
Gambledown Farm Glamping
Close to Paultons Park, Gambledown Farm Glamping overlooks the Hampshire Downs. Each tent have their own bathrooms and are great with kids. They have a play area under a large covered barn with kids tractor toys, a giant chalk board, ping pong, and swing ball.
You can find Gambledown Farm Glamping at Gambledown, Sherfield English, Romsey, Hants, SO51 6JU.
The Farley Hangar
Close to Farley Mount Country Park, The Farley Hangar offers stunning views and loads to do for the whole family. These tents are like none you’ve ever seen. They have a TV, double bed and comfort, more like a home from home.
You can find The Farley Hangar at Farley Farm, Farley Chamberlayne, Braishfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QP.
Meon Springs Yurt Village
Between Petersfield and Winchester, Meon Springs Yurt Village and Shepherd’s Huts is a family-run venture that is perfect for those wanting luxury while still enjoying the outdoors.
The yurts are great for families who love to camp but want a bit more warmth and the communal kitchen area is great for cooking yummy meals and hanging out with the family.
You can find Meon Springs Yurt Village and Shepherd’s Huts at Whitewool Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 1HW.
Camping in Hampshire
We love camping! It offers a great family holiday that is cheap with zero time restrictions. This makes camping a great holiday idea for a family who wants to explore the local area.
Hampshire not only has the New Forest National Park but also the South Downs National Park. If you prefer to be by the seaside then we have plenty of beaches as well.
Have a look at our post here called Camping in Hampshire for our full list of family-friendly camp sites.
Lepe Beach Campsite
Based right on Lepe beach, this is a campsite like no other! This is a pitch for tents only and really gives you that back-to-nature feel. Being set in Lepe Country Park means that there are loads to do for the whole family including playgrounds, loads of trails, the sandy beach, and the wide-open fields.
All the pitches are unmarked and perfect for any size tent. The ground is flat and gives you an amazing view of the water.
The country park and campsite are dog friendly.
You can find Lepe Beach Campsite at Lepe Road, Southampton SO45 1AD.
With 280 pitches, Ashurst Campsite has everything you need to explore the New Forest. Really close to Ashurst and Lyndhurst, Ashurst Campsite offers you the middle ground between basic camping and glamping.
Ashurst Campsite do not accept dogs but that’s because they are based right in the New Forest and have local animals that seasonally nest and breed here.
They have on-site bbq grates, toilets, showers, and a launderette making it a great place for families who may not of camped before.
You can find Ashurst Campsite at Ashurst Campsite, New Forest, Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, SO40 7AR.
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This relaxed campsite is great for the whole family. Close to Milford on Sea, Muddycreek Campsite has 50 campsite pitches within 15 acres.
They have great facilities which include hot showers, toilets, and washing-up facilities. Fires are allowed but you need to bring your own wood and fire pit.
This is really close to Hurst Castle. English Heritage own over 100 sites throughout the UK and 15 of them are in Hampshire. Hurst Castle is one of them and its an amazing place to let the kids run about and explore. Have a look at English Heritage membership here.*
You can find Muddycreek Campsite at Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, SO41 0RF.
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Sunnydale Farm Camping
Close to Royal Victoria Country Park and Weston Shore, Sunnydale Farm Camping has all the facilities that a family will need for a great camping experience.
They have full laundry facilities, toilets, and showers plus WIFI. They are within walking distance to the beach and are happy to take pets.
Sunnydale Farm Camping is a great beginner campsite for families who want a lot of things to do nearby and facilities on their doorstep.
You can find Sunnydale Farm Camping at Grange Road, Netley Abbey, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 8GD.
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