Our Guide to Hampshire this Spring

When searching for things to do this spring, there are few places more beautiful to explore than the county of Hampshire. However, there are so many things on offer that it may be difficult to choose, so get started making plans with a few ideas on the list below. 

Enjoy One of the Many Local Attractions

Hampshire is home to over a hundred great attractions, including museums, historic houses, gardens, and landmarks unique to the county. There are many to choose from, including Jane Austen’s home to the beauty of Exbury Gardens, the New Forest Steam Railway, and the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. However, as spring weather can be unpredictable, take a look here for rainy-day inspiration. 

Discover the Hampshire Farmers Markets

Take time out to explore the delights of one of Hampshire’s lively Farmers’ Markets. There are several to choose from, with editions in Winchester, Alton, Emsworth, Petersfield, Ringwood, Romsey and Lymington. At each, you’ll find top quality, seasonal food, all grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, or processed within Hampshire within the borders. Sample freshly baked bread, cakes, delicious jams, chutney, chocolate, fresh produce, and so much more to try and choose from. 

Get Along to An Easter Event

Many Easter events are happening across Hampshire this spring, offering fun for the entire family. Why not go on an Easter egg hunt at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens or the National Trust garden, The Vyne? Each offers a fun day out filled with chocolate eggs and the usual easter hijinx. For more of a challenge, try the New Forest Activities for a Canoe Easter Egg Hunt, or try the Hoppy Easter event at Paultons Park to meet colourful characters, Easter eggs, and bunnies galore. 

Walks and Natural Wonders

Walking in Hampshire is by far one of the best ways to discover the county and the surrounding natural beauty. Hampshire is home to over 3,000 miles of footpaths, bridleways, and byways spread across two National Parks, countryside, and coastline with views over the Solent. Paths spread far and wide, winding through a myriad of villages, towns, and cities. The county offers everything from challenging hikes, short-distance walking, Sunday pub lunch strolls and more, with the opportunity to take your four-legged friend along for the adventure. Spring is the perfect time to get out and explore.  

Stay in a Glamorous Hotel

Aviator Hotel Hampshire When searching for a stylish luxury stay suitable for both couples or as a family stay for a springtime treat, consider Aviator. This independent hotel overlooks the private Farnborough airport, offering plane spotting opportunities from vantage points to enjoy airport comings and goings truly. Aviator bedrooms are contemporary while evoking old-world opulence with walnut panelling, leather accenting, black glass walls, and granite-topped vanities completed with chrome finishings. Sky Suites take luxury to another altitude with more space, a Nespresso machine, and GHD straighteners. The onsite restaurants include the fine dining Brasserie, the more relaxed One Eleven, and the Skybar serving seclusion and craft cocktails. To select a stay for spring, visit Aviator Experiences.

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