When the weather is gorgeous and sunny (or even when it’s not), you get the itch to swap four walls and a roof over your head for the forest canopy and a dappled forest floor, getting back to nature lets you rest and recharge. You can get your adrenaline pumping with mountain biking and activities at an adventure centre or take a more relaxing route with a meandering forest walk.

New Forest National Park

If you’re looking for a day out that has it all, you’ll find it at the New Forest National Park. With a wide variety of activities for the adventurous, beautiful walks and even a new forest tour by bus if you’d like to see the sites from a comfy seat, you and your family will have the perfect day out. If you prefer guided activities take a look at Wild Wednesdays or ranger led activities like bug hunts, scavenger hunts, colouring and crafts. There is horseback riding and some great mountain biking trails as well. If you bring your four-legged friends along please make sure you take a look at their dog

walking code!

Avon Tyrrell Adventure Centre

They seem to have you covered from a-z. Archery, bushcraft, water sports, climbing & abseiling, ropes courses, ice breakers, orienteering, biking, walks, and a zipwire! We could keep going because this list doesn’t remotely cover everything. You’ll definitely find the activity that you and your family will enjoy, visit their website to see Avon Tyrrell’s full list. Make sure that you book ahead of time as spaces are limited and they can full up quite quickly!

Marwell Activity Centre

If you want a little more adventure in your life, you’ll love Marwell. This venue offers quite a few high-octane activities, including quad bikes, air rifles, battlezone archery, laser tag and raft building. If you’re more partial to laid back activities they also have a giant swing, climbing and wayfaring & orienteering. Their handy website tells you exactly what the age requirements are for each activity, making it easy as pie to decide on a family day out.

With so much to see and do under the Hampshire canopy, you won’t have to travel far for world class activities. Where will you and your family choose to go next?

If you want to find some great seaside destinations here in Hampshire you should check out ‘Hampshire by the shore’ and pick a great place to spend a day.