Please note that if you wish to visit any of the listed attractions, it is strongly recommended that you call the relevant attraction first as opening times vary dependant on the time of year.
Paultons Park offers a great family day out with over 40 different attractions and rides included in the price. The variety of things to see and do includes thrilling and gentle rides, animated shows, museums, dinosaurs, play areas, exotic birds and other fun activities for all ages in garden setting.
Paultons is easy to reach being
JUST OFF EXIT 2 OF THE M27.
Follow the brown tourist signs on the motorway.
Phone: (023) 8081 4442
Fax: (023) 8081 3025
From piranhas to pufferfish, crabs to turtles the Oceanarium is home to some of the planet's most amazing animals.
Crystal-clear waters and naturally-themed habitats allow close encounters with a dazzling array of underwater life from elegant seahorses to sinister tropical sharks.
The Oceanarium is easy to find
On Bournemouth seafront, on the West Beach Promenade just opposite
Bournemouth Pier and close to the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).
From the A338 Wessex Way follow the brown Oceanarium tourist signs or signs
for Bournemouth Pier and BIC.
Phone: (01202) 311993
New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre
New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre For any visitor to the New Forest, a trip to the New Forest Museum is a must! Explore the exhibition that brings to life the
Forest's history, traditions and wildlife. Find out how the Forest came into
existence and much more. Includes the New Forest Embroidery and Gift Shop
specialising in local crafts.
New Forest Museum, Main car park, High Street, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY
Phone: (023) 80 283444
Fax: (023) 8028 4236
Sammy Millier Motor Museum
SAMMY MILLER is a legend in the motorcycle world, a road racer who established himself as one of Britain's premier trials riders in the glory days of the 1950s and 60s. As a works rider for the Ariel factory in Selly Oak, he single-handedly put the winged horse at the forefront of that unique branch of the sport. When Ariel was absorbed by BSA, he went his own way as a rider and dealer for the Spanish company, Bultaco.
The Sammy Miller Museum is just outside New Milton, Hampshire, about 15 miles west of Southampton and 10 miles east of Bournemouth. The nearest main line railway station is New Milton.
Phone: 01425 620777
Fax: 01425 619696
Adventure Wonderland (formerly Alice in Wonderland)
Adventure wonderland has rides and attractions for children and has been named Dorsets No 1 theme park. A fun family day out for everyone with your favourite themes and characters/
With themes and attractions including:
Pirates, Astranauts, Shark island, Mensa maze. Animal corner, Happydrome Panto shows (holidays and weekends only) and lots more.
Adventure Wonderland is easy to find
Follow brown signs from the Christchurch Junction on the A338 or from Parley Cross.
Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 150 primates. Monkey World was set up in 1987 by Jim and Alison Cronin to provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent, stable home. Today Monkey World works in conjunction with foreign governments from all over the world to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and Asia. At the park visitors can see more than 150 primates of 15 different species.
LONGTHORNS, WAREHAM, DORSET BH20 6HH. (visit website for detailed map)
Phone: (01929) 462537
Fax: (0) 1929 405414
Hurst Castle was the perfect location to defend the western approach to the Solent.
The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544. A critical element in the improvement of the defences
of the south coast by Henry VIII was the protection of the Solent, for this stretch of water gave access to the important ports of Portsmouth and Southampton.
To reach Keyhaven, from Lymington, take the A337 to the B3058 signposted to Milford-On-Sea. At Milford, take the Keyhaven Road. There is a car park at Keyhaven.
By boat – from Keyhaven.
There is a regular ferry service from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle, operating from April until the end of October. It is not possible to reach Hurst Castle by car.
Phone: 01590 642500
Beaulieu National Motor Museum is home to a collection of automobiles throughout history, F1 cars and many other famous on-screen cars. There is also Palace House, which is the home of the Montagu family and the historic Beaulieu Abbey which was founded in 1204 by Cistercian Monks to look around during your visit - so something for the whole family.
By Road- M27 exit junction2, follow the brown and white tourist signs towards Beaulieu (SatNav postcode SO42 72N)
Phone: 01590 612345