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Fun Things to do in Eastleigh for the Whole Family

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There’s loads of things to do in Eastleigh and Hedge End regardless of the weather.

If you and your family are looking for things to do in Eastleigh including outdoor activities, family fun experiences and top attractions that are perfect for all ages.

If you are looking for big days out in Hampshire then have a look at our days out in Hampshire guide here.

Don’t worry about the weather as we also have ideas on what you can do if it’s raining or on a sunny day. Have a look at:

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The Ultimate List of Walks in Hampshire That Are Child Friendly – Looking for a child-friendly walk? Then have a look at our huge list here.

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51 Free Days Out in Hampshire For Families – These are free days out throughout Hampshire that are perfect for the whole family.

The Full List of Country Parks in Hampshire – These country parks are great for the whole family. They have everything you need for a great day out.

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There’s loads to do in Eastleigh for children. We’ve included things to do in Romsey too as they are just a short drive from each other.

Country Parks in Eastleigh

Green field with a lake

Lakeside Country Park

Lakeside is off of Wide Lane, which is a short walk from Eastleigh town centre. There is plenty of free parking and it was a cafe and toilets. They also have a small train that runs around the country park (charges do apply.)

There’s two or three ways you could walk but we normally go to the left through the second gate. This takes you through a small forest of trees that are on the outer ring of the country park.

This path also takes you to the small play park at the back of the country park to your right or to the huge lake which would be on your left.

There are loads of places to have a picnic and it’s great if your kids love to spot wildlife. The paths are stony but are ok for pushchairs and bikes.

You can find Lakeside Country Park at Wide Lane, Eastleigh SO50 5PD.

Itchen Valley Country Park

A start drive from the center of town, Itchen Valley Country Park has everything you need for a great day out. Bring a picnic and park in one of the five car parks (parking charges apply.)

Walk-in one direction and enjoy the huge field that also hosts a playground and woods that are waiting to be explored.

The other way hosts a smaller park with a cafe and toilets.

You can find Itchen Valley Country Park at Allington Lane, Southampton SO30 3HQ.

Manor Farm and Country Park

Based on the other side of Southampton, Manor Farm isn’t just a country park but a working farm as well. This is a great rural family day out that shows the inner workings a Victorian farm.

There is a charge to visit the farm but you get to learn how the farm is run including how the Victorians lived by visiting the on-site school, cottage and forge.

The country park surrounding the farm is just as fun too. Park up and walk one of the many paths and see how much wildlife we really do have in Southampton.

You can find Manor Farm at Pyland’s Lane, Southampton SO31 1BH.

The best playgrounds are:

Bakers Quarter Play AreaHawkins Wy, Eastleigh SO50 9QU
Blackberry Drive PlaygroundEastleigh SO50 8AA
Bowlake GardensBishopstoke, Eastleigh SO50 6JJ
Campbell Road PlaygroundEastleigh SO50 5AB
Fleming Park PlaygroundPassfield Ave, Eastleigh SO50 9NF
Grantham Green PlaygroundGrantham Rd, Eastleigh SO50
Horton Heath PlaygroundHorton Heath, Eastleigh SO50 7FJ
Knowle ParkKnowle Park Ln, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7GL
Leah Gardens Play AreaEastleigh SO50 9QX
Leigh Road PlaygroundEastleigh SO50 9AG
Leigh Road Recreation GroundLeigh Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9DD
Lewis Road Toddler Play AreaLewis Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9HS
New Century ParkFair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7EJ
Otter Close PlaygroundEastleigh SO50 8NF
Pembers Hill Playground1 Pembers Hill Dr, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7HN
Pirelli Play AreaEastleigh SO50 5SQ
Sayers Road PlaygroundEastleigh SO50 6GW
St Catherine’s Road PlaygroundEastleigh SO50 4GE
Somers Way Play AreaSomers Way, Eastleigh SO50
Stoneham Natural Play AreaHighwood Ave, Eastleigh SO50
Templecombe Road PlaygroundEastleigh SO50 8QJ
Upper Barn Copse PlaygroundFair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7GB

Eastleigh skateparks

Skate park in grey
Chandlers Ford Mini Ramp

Greenways, Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, SO53 2LE

Chandlers Ford Mini Ramp is great for beginner skaters or bike riders. The tarmac base is flat, perfect for the long run ups you’ll need to practice. There’s a great play area for younger kids and a huge field to play on.
Eastleigh skatepark

Chestnut Ave, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 3LD
Eastleigh skatepark is in in industrial estate just before Asda roundabout. It has free parking and is great for bikes and skateboards. Eastleigh skatepark has a concrete bowl, metal ramps, quarter pipes and funbox.
Knightwood Skate Park

Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 4SJ
Knightwood skate park is huge and a great place for younger kids to go and practice.
Knowle Park Skatepark

Knowle Lane, Knowle Ln, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7DZ
Knowle Park has a mini ramp, quarter pipe and a funbox with driveway and ledge.
Knowle Park Skatepark

Knowle Lane, Knowle Ln, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7DZ
This skate park is great for older kids with some experience.
Hedge End skatepark

Greta Park, Southampton, England SO30 4DY
Hedge End Skate park is small but it’s great for older kids.

Days out in Eastleigh and Romsey

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier’s Gardens is like no other gardens. it’s great for the whole family to explore. It is a bit hilly but all the paths are flat. It takes more than a day to walk around the whole park but why would you want too when you can stop off at their wooden playground or visit the treehouse slide.

Parking is on-site but is a small walk away from the entrance.

You can find Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at Jermyns Ln, Romsey SO51 0QA.

Romsey Mystery Treasure Trail

This is a trail that takes you through this old city. You can do this at your own pace and really have some family fun. If you decide to buy the trail map off the website then it comes as a Murder Mystery. It’s perfect for kids six-years-old and up and takes about 2-hours to complete.

Paultons Park

Swing ride at Paultons Park

This amusement park is great for toddlers upwards. The park is home to Peppa Pig World for the small kids and huge rollercoasters for the bigger kids. They have play parks, splash parks and loads of places for a picnic too.

You can find Paultons park at Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL.

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Mottisfont Abbey and Gardens

With its huge gardens and sweeping windows, Mottisfont Abbey is the perfect family-friendly day out for the whole family. They offer free guided tours that are family-based so that everyone gets to fully explore these amazing grounds. Mottisford also looks after over 1000 acres of woodland that is ideal to explore. They have picnic benches throughout the grounds and an on-site cafe that caters to everyone.

you can find Mottisfont Abbey at Mottisfont Ln, Mottisfont, Romsey SO51 0LP.

Romsey War Memorial Park

This park is right in the middle of Romsey. It has a river flowing through the side with a big field, play park and bandstand.

Laura x

If you enjoyed this post and would like some more ideas on things to do in Hampshire then head over to the Things To Do section here on Things To Do In Hampshire With Kids where you’ll find over 50 day out ideas in Hampshire that the whole family will enjoy. You could also pop over and follow our Facebook page here or our Hampshire days out Pinterest boards for lots more ideas on what you can do as a family in Hampshire; Days Out For The Kids in Hampshire and Cheap and Free Days Out in Hampshire.

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