There are frequent ferries services to the Isle of Wight from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth while Southampton is the home port to many famous cruise liners such as the Queen Mary 2. Hampshire makes an excellent place for a family break during the school holidays. With it's excellent travel links, why not visit the county today!
Portsmouth has excellent ferry links with France and Spain. Southampton has an airport which provides easy access to the rest of Europe.
Hampshire is a county with a diverse mix of history, coastal fun and open countryside, making Hampshire holidays an exciting choice for all the family.
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Hampshire is also an ideal stopover for travels further afield in England.
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Explore Hampshire in Southern England
Hampshire, on the south coast of England, is an interesting county with a wide variety of attractions. The county included The Isle of Wight until 1890 when the island became a separate county. Although The Isle of Wight is no longer part of Hampshire, it is easy to get to and provides some stunning scenery.
On the coast of Hampshire the famous ports and docklands of Southampton and Portsmouth make great days out during the half term break. Not surprisingly, these areas make much of their maritime history with displays, museums and festivals.
Southampton runs an annual boat show and offers opportunities for water sports, but the city is also at the forefront when it comes to education and retail. This historic city is a mix of ancient and modern. Around half of the city's original walls, built in the late 1300s are still standing and make impressive viewing.
Portsmouth takes celebrating its maritime history even further. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is an interesting place to visit during the half term dates. Entry includes the Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and a harbour tour.
Add to this the seafront with its funfair and aquarium and Portsmouth makes the perfect family day out. Travel to nearby Hayling Island for blue flag beaches and nature reserves.
In Romsey, near Southampton, an action-packed family day out can be had at Paulton's Theme Park and Home of Peppa Pig. This theme park has attractions, rides and shows to suit all ages, making it a good choice in the UK school holidays.
With a selection of rollercoasters and thrilling rides alongside play areas and the park's ‘Water Kingdom', this theme park has something for all members of the family.
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