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Manor Farm – Hampshire – part of Manor Farm Country Park

Situated in the peaceful area Manor Farm Country Park, situated close the River Hamble and among 400 acres of Farmland and countryside, Manor Farm in Hampshire is one of the best examples of a kid friendly working farm that you can get. Close to Southampton of Junction 8 of the M27, the drive into Manor [...]

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Jane Austen House – Chawton in Hampshire

For fans of Jane Austen, Hampshire holds a special place being both Austen’s home for many years whilst also no doubt influencing her writing. These days Hampshire’s centerpiece in its Austen Legacy is her old House at Chawton. From 1809 Austen, along with her Mother, and sisters lived in the house, near the village of [...]

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Bluereef Aquarium – Portsmouth

With Portsmouths strong maritme associations, its perhaps unsurprising to find a fantastic aquatic center nearby. Situated in Southsea, Portsmouth – the award winning Blue reef aquarium is a great visit for familys. With over 30 displays covering various habitats from around the world including the fabulous walk through coral reef display there’s tons to look [...]

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Longdown Activity Farm – Hampshire

Longdown Farm is the sort of place that kids love – open from February through to October the farm allows kids to get hands on with the animals. Kids will love feeding the baby goats or handling the smaller animals (think chicks, rabbits). All the traditional farm animals are here to enjoy. Situated in Ashurst [...]

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Great Pub Walks in Dorset

Dorset has many things going for it – the climate – the scenery (great coasts, villages, new forest etc) and fantastic local brewerys www.badgerbrewery.co.uk, http://www.palmersbrewery.com/, Dorset Brewing Company Ltd to name a few. So with this backdrop – why not combine the two facets of this great county and enjoy some of the best pub [...]

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Bournemouth Oceanarium – fantastic marine attraction

While Bournemouth and nearby Poole have a long association with the sea (it helps being one of the UK’s most formative seaside holiday destinations!) – for those looking for a more detailed investigation of marine life Bournemouth’s Oceanarium is hard to beat. Based directly opposite Bournemouth’s famous pier on west beach, the Oceanarium features a [...]

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Deer spotting in the New Forest

One of the best sites in the New Forest is the wild Deer that roam in certain parts of the heath land. There are a couple of breeds of deer within the Forest including Roe, Fallow and Red Deer can be spotted (the Red Deer however are scarce). One of the best spots for watching [...]

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Best places to see ponies in the New Forest

One of the most popular things to do in the New Forest is to go pony spotting – New Forest Ponies are prevalent throughout the New Forest but can be seen in larger numbers in certain areas. Driving? Well for our first Pony spotting option try heading past Southampton on the M27 – onto the [...]

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Stapehill Abbey

Situated on outskirts of Dorset town of Ferndown, Stapehill Abbey dating back to the 19th Century is now well regarded for it’s peacefull gardens. The award winning gardens are open throughout the year and offer a variety of plants and colour. If your in the area and are lovers of countrystyle cottage gardens adorned with [...]

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Fishing from Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier first appeared (by means of a wooden jetty in the 1850′s) and has in it’s various guises remained a popular tourist attraction ever since – with it’s variety of amusement arcades, theatre and cafe’s it’s symbolic of the postcard sea-side trade – and on a warm August day – visitors may find obtaining [...]

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