Plan now. Visit later.
For those turning their thoughts to where to go and what to do once restrictions are lifted, Visit Hampshire aims to offer inspiration with some top tips on what’s new in the destination for 2021.
While we all continue to play our part by staying home for now, there’s plenty of time to plan a post lockdown treat in Hampshire.
From stunning Scandi-style stays in the treetops to discovering a whole new world at the ‘UK’s number one family theme park’, Visit Hampshire has come up with a guide to some great new travel adventures to discover in 2021.
Here’s some of the highlights, but check out the full list at http://bit.ly/3ardIX1
2021 at Paultons Park
Gather up your storm chasers and be one of the first to see the brand-new world at Paultons Park – Tornado Springs! Opening this year, the exciting new adventure is set in a mid-west desert town in the American heyday of the 1950s with eight new rides to experience, including two new rockin’ rollercoaster rides – Storm Chaser and The Cyclonator. Visit this charming desert resort town at Paultons – voted the UK’s No.1 Theme Park 2016–2020 – and discover how the locals have harnessed the power of the elements. Tickets can be pre-booked online now. https://paultonspark.co.uk
Enjoy a safari-style stay in a new Forest Retreat
A break in a luxurious safari lodge could be closer to home than you think. Escape to a Forest Retreat, a brand new development for 2021, at Green Hill Farm, a peaceful hideaway set over 50 acres in the beautiful countryside of the New Forest. The new stylish Safari Tents are designed for luxurious holidays for all the family, and perfect for retreating back to after a long day exploring. http://bit.ly/3csPJcr
Howzat? Be bowled over this summer
A brand-new cricket competition is coming to The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, this summer. The Hundred will host a family-friendly competition featuring some of the world’s best players and will run throughout the summer holidays. Representing ‘Southern Brave’ will be world class talent, soon to be announced in the draft at the end of February. Visiting teams to The Ageas Bowl will also include Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes. https://www.thehundred.com
Stay in a horse hut… with a luxury spa in a Lotus car
You read that right, it’s a hot tub in a Lotus Elan! Nestled in the corner of ‘horse field’ where the farm’s shires once roamed, here’s a chance to stay in a Horse Hut, once used for Polo and Shire horse shows, and then relax in a sports car turned jacuzzi. Located on the outskirts of the village of Medstead, the hut has been converted into luxury holiday accommodation for two, with views over Hampshire’s Hattingley Valley from the wooden verandah, and comes complete with four posted bed, kitchen, shower and en-suite toilet. And then there’s that hot tub in a Lotus Elan, with radio. http://bit.ly/2NaMtYU
Park Proms… with social distancing built in
Fingers crossed, this summer could see the return of some outdoor events, and this year the Broadlands Estate near Romsey hopes to open its gates to debut Park Proms! The outdoor music festival will take place in the beautiful and historic grounds of the Broadlands Estate over two days in August and will feature world-class artists and performances including the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Aled Jones. And the Broadlands estate has a full plan in place, should social distancing still be required in August. https://parkproms.com
Cheers! Take to the trees overlooking a vineyard
If sustainable travel was included in your resolutions for 2021 – why not take a look at the Wild Escapes Tree Houses in woods overlooking the Black Chalk Vineyard. Wild Escapes welcome four brand new, sustainable and stylish, treehouses settled neatly into the wood of the Test Valley Vineyard. These stunning Scandi-style treehouses each feature a huge outdoor bath too, offering a chance to truly escape by soaking away your stresses, whilst sipping a glass of chilled wine, with spectacular vineyard views. http://bit.ly/3e9ls1j
Due to Covid-19, dates and information may change. Please check the Visit Hampshire website, or the individual attraction sites, for the latest updates.
Park proms at Broadlands Estate
Green Hill Farm Safari Tent Village
Horse Hut and Lotus Spa