Roche Court Sculpture Park
This is a stunning location, showing contemporary artists in the park grounds and also in the Artists Studio and Gallery – Anthony Caro, Michael Craig-Martin, Edmund de Waal, Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth, to name a few. The sculptures are constantly changing and well worth a visit. No dogs. Open from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Free Admission.
Tel: 01980 862244 Address: Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury, SP5 1BG. www.sculpture.uk.com
Houghton Lodge Gardens
This has been described as the “jewel of the Test Valley” with the River Test running through its glorious gardens. It has been placed second in Country Life’s “England’s Favourite Country House” and has a delightful tea room.
Tel: 01264 810063 Address: Houghton Lodge Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6LQ. www.houghtonlodge.co.uk
World famous zoo.
Tel: 01962 777407 Address: Thompson’s Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, S021 1JH. www.marwell.org.uk
Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park
Needs no introduction to this Theme Park.
Tel: 0238 0814442 Address: Ower, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL. www.peppapigworld.co.uk
Finkley Down Farm
Petting Farm for small children with indoor and outdoor play area
Tel: 01264 324 141 Address: Finkley Down Farm Park, North Way, Andover, SP11 6NF. www.finkleydownfarm.co.uk
Leckford Estate Golf Courses
The New Course designed by Donald Steel, opened in 1989 is suited to less experienced golfers, with three par threes and six par fours.
The Old Course designed by Harry Shapland Colt, opened in 1929 and is a challenging 9 hole course.
Tel: 07860 719184. Address: Leckford Gold Course, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6JF. www.leckfordestate.co.uk
Stockbridge Riding School
Lessons and hacking provided over the beautiful NT Stockbridge Common.
Tel: 01264 810 727 or 07759 440818. Address: Winton Hill, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO26 6HN. www.stockbridgeridingschool.co.uk
Mottisfont House and Gardens
Romantic house set in beautiful riverside gardens with wonderful roses in a double walled garden. They often have exhibitions on and there is always a lot of fun to be had for young and old alike. Dogs welcome in the grounds only.
Tel: 01794 340 757 Address: Mottisfont near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Delicious English wine grown in and around the village. Tours and tasting available during the summer months, every Friday and Saturday between 12.00 and 2.00pm.
Tel: 01264 860 221 or 07825 664 936