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Manor Farm Country Park

4.43 miles to city centre

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Pylands Lane
Bursledon
Southampton
SO31 1BH
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 01489 787055
Web: Visit Website
Admission: Paid Admission

A whole host of friendly farmyard animals and colourful costumed characters are waiting to meet you at the interactive historical farm. Get hands on and have a go at milking a cow, feeding chickens, holding a newborn rabbit or bottle-feeding a baby lamb. 

Marwell Wildlife

7.81 miles to city centre

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Colden Common
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1JH
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 01962 777407
Web: Visit Website
Admission: Paid Admission

Marwell is a relaxing and fascinating park at the heart of wildlife conservation. There are over 180 species of animals, from tiny ants to the tallest giraffe. A suberb day out for families and adults of all ages, Marwell is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. 

Medieval Merchants House

0.74 miles to city centre

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58 French Street
Southampton
SO14 0AT
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 0870 333 1181
Web: Visit Website

The Medieval Merchants House is tucked away within walking distance from the busy city centre. Escape from the city life and take in the history of Southampton’s “old town”. John Fortin, a merchant who traded with Bordeaux, started building this house c. 1290. A residence and place of business, it stood on one of the busiest streets in medieval Southampton. Now restored to its mid-14th-century appearance by the removal of later additions, it is equipped with replica period furnishings. It stands near the medieval town wall, built to defend Southampton against seaborne attacks. Netley Abbey, Calshot Castle and Hurst Castle are all within reasonable travelling distance.

Mottisfont Abbey

10.75 miles to city centre

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The National Trust
Mottisfont
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0LP
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 01794 340 757
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Admission: Paid Admission

Mottisfont  is a lovely old house set in glorious grounds by the River Test. A medieval priory that was gradually changed into a comfortable country house, it’s now a great place to come to relax, have a breath of fresh air and see something different. 
 

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New Forest Wildlife Centre

4.27 miles to city centre

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Deerleap Lane
Longdown
Southampton
SO40 4UH
GB
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Tel: 023 80 292 408
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Wander through the woodland in this lovely wildlife park, in the beautiful New Forest. Make friends with the sika and fallow deer who follow you around or marvel at the watchful wolves or the cheeky otters. Don’t miss the amazing Go Wild! adventure playgrounds as well as the other wonderful wildlife, including Scottish wildcats, lynx, European bison, wild boar, foxes, pine martens, polecats and more.

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NST - Nuffield Southampton

1.80 miles to city centre

Type

University Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO17 1EW
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 023 8067 1771
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Admission: Paid Admission

Nuffield is Southampton’s only producing theatre company based at Nuffield Theatre on the Highfield campus of the University of Southampton. Samantha Bond, Laura Carmichael, Tom Hiddleston and Celia Imrie are Associate Actors of the company. Nuffield presents bold new adaptations of classic plays as well as newly commissioned drama. The theatre runs a successful Saturday Children’s Theatre series and also hosts stand-up comedy nights

Opening Times: 10am to 6pm on non performance days. 10am to 11pm on performance nights

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Outdoor Sports Centre

2.22 miles to city centre

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The Outdoor Sports Centre
Thornhill Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO16 7AY
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 0300 0200 135
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The Outdoor Sports Centre is a 150 acre site full of green space dedicated to the love of the great outdoors! It’s full of sport and exercise opportunities; we’ve got something for everyone including cricket pitches, multi-purpose pitches for football and hockey, tennis courts, a cyclocross and BMX track, an assault course style trim trail, an athletics track and even a crazy golf course! What more could you want?

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Royal Victoria Country Park

3.81 miles to city centre

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Netley Abbey
Southampton
Hampshire
SO31 5GA
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 023 8045 5157

Royal Victoria Country Park is just on the outskirts of Southampton and is a great place to watch the busy shipping coming in and out of Southampton. Once the home of the biggest military hospital in the Victorian Empire, this 200-acre site park is now ideal for relaxation and leisure. With plenty of parking, a railway train and childrens park areas, the outdoor space is the perfect place for a family picnic.

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Sapphire Sail

1.18 miles to city centre

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60 Sapphire Court
Ocean Way
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 3JW
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 07784324082
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Admission: Paid Admission

Sapphire Sail offer great value private sailing trips for groups of up to 5 people. Choose from a “Champagne Sail”, “Day Sail”, “One Night in Cowes” or a “3-Day Solent Adventure”.  Sailing with a skipper and crew member allows you to do as much, or as little, sailing as you wish. All trips depart from Ocean Village, Southampton and include delicious food and drink.

Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm

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SeaCity Museum

0.21 miles to city centre

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SeaCity Museum
Havelock Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 7FY
GB
Get Directions
Tel: 023 8083 3007
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Admission: Paid Admission
This innovative, state-of-the-art museum focuses on Southampton and its connection with the sea, including the city’s Titanic heritage and the stories of the people who have travelled in and out of the city through the ages. 
 
Situated at the heart of Southampton’s emerging Cultural Quarter and housed in the grade II listed former Magistrates’ Court, SeaCity is an interactive experience designed for visitors of all ages.
 
Combined entry ticket available for SeaCity Museum and Tudor House Museum
 
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