A VW Campervan Holiday in Hampshire is the best way to embrace this wonderful county. Rather than being limited to just one of the major cities, you can travel off the beaten track and discover gems with Campervan Hire Hampshire.
You don’t get these kinds of experiences with a normal holiday. So what’s the wait? Hire one of our VW campervans today!
Hampshire – The perfect place to hire a campervan…
Bordered by Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex, Hampshire is located in the south east of England and is the gateway to the Isle of Wight, making campervan hire Hampshire easy and convenient.
Its excellent transport links makes it an easy getaway from London and the home counties for a day visit, as well as an ideal destination for a longer stay with hundreds of attractions to explore, a varied landscape and two national parks (inc. the New Forest). Find out more about Hampshire on the Visit Hampshire website.
10 Outdoor Family Fun Days Out, perfect for Campervan Hire Hampshire
Here are some recommendations from our team based on the places we love to visit with our family.
1. Manor Farm Country Park – Southampton
Have a great day out with the kids in this 400-acre park near Southampton which was home to BBC’s Wartime Farm series. Watch the milking and meet the animals in the Victorian farm before exploring well signposted woodland trails and strolling along the banks of the River Hamble at Manor Farm.
2. Go Ape! Alice Holt – Hampshire
Find your inner Tarzan while having fun with your tribe in the treetops of Go Ape! Alice Holt near Farnham on the Hampshire/Surrey border. On the Tree Top Junior course, over 10s can negotiate crossings and finish on a high with a thrilling zip wire back to solid ground.
3. Paultons Park – Romsey
Young visitors will love Paultons Park in the New Forest, home to Peppa Pig World with seven fun rides and attractions including George’s Dinosaur Adventure. It’s exclusive to the UK and a world first! Paultons Park is a full day out with birds, animals, gardens and Water Kingdom, perfect for warm days under the sprinklers.
4. Portsmouth Harbour – Portsmouth
Find your sea legs with a harbour tour from the Historic Dockyard, home of the new £35m Mary Rose museum, or take a short ferry ride over to Gosport where you can go on board HMS Alliance, a newly renovated WWII era submarine. You can also hop on a ferry to the Isle of Wight across the Solent and go dinosaur hunting.
5. Marwell Zoo – Winchester
Marwell Zoo near Winchester is set in 140 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, home to tigers, meerkats and snow leopards. Take a break and jump on the road train for a free 35 minute trip around the park. There are several drop off and pick up points along the way and a rear trailer for pushchairs.
6. Queen Elizabeth Country Park – Petersfield
Head to Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Petersfield and climb up Butser Hill, the highest point in the South Downs National Park. You’ll be rewarded with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and it’s the perfect spot to fly a kite! Head back to the café for tea and cake, enjoy the adventure trail or hire a BBQ.
7. Canoeing on Beaulieu River – New Forest
New Forest Activities offer the perfect way to get your young children out on the water. Try a 90 minute guided family canoe trip to hone your skills and spot the wildlife, or try a family adventure day combining a bike trail with a guided canoeing tour.
8. Hayling Island – Chichester
Hayling Island near Chichester is a traditional family beach resort with a Blue Flag beach, amusement park, seafront train and plenty of ice cream for hungry tummies. Discover the Hayling Billy trail by bike, an easy off-road 5 mile round trip along the disused Hayling Billy railway track, ideal for families
9. Staunton Country Park – Havant
This hidden gem near Havant is a playground for young families with 1,000 acres of free landscaped parkland to explore. Let the kids loose around the ornamental farm where you can feed the animals or take part in the popular daily animal encounters at Staunton Country Park. Don’t miss the all-weather play barn!
10. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – Romsey
It’s hands-on fun at these fabulous gardens near Romsey. Children will love the low-level treehouse, they can spot the giant fish, cross the wobbly bridge and hide in the giant bamboo. There are seasonal self-guided activity trails and the children’s’ education garden is a fun way to discover nature.
A VW Campervan Holiday in Hampshire is the best way to embrace this wonderful county. Rather than being limited to just one of the major cities, you can travel off the beaten track and discover gems with Campervan Hire Hampshire. You don’t get these kinds of experiences with a normal holiday. So what’s the wait? Hire one of our VW campervans today!
The Best Choice for Campervan Hire Hampshire
We’ve converted some beautiful VW T5 vans into luxury campervans. Now you can hit the road in a modern campervan that sleeps 4 – and pull up almost anywhere! Our VW campervans come with a double bed, kitchen utensils, black out rear windows and are pet friendly. Did we mention you also get 30% off selected campsites when you book your camper van with us? Browse our campervans here.
Looking for somewhere else?
Are you wanting to travel somewhere else than Hampshire? Luckily, we have prepared more travel guides to help you choose where to go. Read all about what you can expect from Dorset campervan hire and New Forest campervan hire.