Located in the picturesque county of Hampshire, Winchester is a stunning location for families to visit for a day trip, or even a weekend away.
Winchester sits tucked on the edge of South Downs National Park, and is famous for its medieval architecture, countless museums and stunning scenery.
The top three things for a family with children to do in Winchester are listed below:
1. Get active
Winchester borders the stunning South Down Nations Park, which makes it the perfect location for exploring the outdoors – whether you’re hiking or cycling.
The abundant parks and gardens allow a safe space for kids to burn off energy, and for adults to stretch out their legs.
Not all children enjoy visiting museums, however, Winchester is home to several kid-friendly museums that will leave parents finding it difficult trying to drag their children away from.
The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium features fascinating technology and science exhibitions and often hosts lively child appropriate events. The planetarium is renowned for being the most impressive and largest planetarium cinema in the UK.
3. Animals and wildlife
The Hampshire region is home to many stunning birds and animals that can’t be found in many other areas of the UK. Children and families have no need to feel disappointed if they miss out on seeing animals that they couldn’t see in their own home towns, as the parks are so luscious and green that they are a natural magnet for wildlife all year around.
For families seeking an educational or guided animal experience, the Marwell Zoo features fauna from Africa and even Australia. The stunning zoo is run by a charity and the grounds feature enticing playgrounds for kids to spend hours in and gorgeous cafes for adults to relax in.
The town of Winchester is fast growing in status as one of the most idyllic locations for families with children to escape to for a night or a weekend. British families are returning time and time again for its enchanting feel and exciting memories that they create there with their family and children.