National Trust Days Out in Hampshire

We’ve had National Trust membership for years now and National Trust sites are always one of the first places we look at when planning a family day out. There aren’t that many National Trust days out in Hampshire but they are still some of our favourites in the South East and places that we go to as often as we can.

So here are our favourite National Trust days out in Hampshire:

Hinton Ampner – Alresford

Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with beautiful, tranquil gardens. A fire devastated the house in 1960 and was lovingly rebuilt by its last owner. Now, you can explore the homely rooms of Hinton Ampner or stroll along the manicured lawns, admiring the topiary. There’s a lovely cafe, dogs are welcome in the gardens and there are trails for children to complete around the house and gardens.

Hinton Ampner - Alresford

Mottisfont – Romsey

Mottisfont is a really gorgeous 18th century house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens full of ancient trees, babbling brooks and rolling lawns. There’s so much space to run, jump and play with so many activities and events for families to do too – the wild play areas are fantastic. There are two cafes as well as space for picnics and dogs are welcome. They even have a specially planted winter garden, inviting people to visit all year round.

You can read more about Mottisfont here:

Mottisfont {National Trust}

Mottisfont - Romsey

The Vyne – Basingstoke

The Vyne began life as a Tudor powerhouse which became a 17th century family home. It’s set in gardens, woodlands and wetlands which are fantastic for families to explore. There’s a lovely cafe, the grounds are dog friendly and there’s a fantastic play area too.

You can read more about our adventures at The Vyne here:

A Covid Safe Visit to The Vyne {National Trust}

The Vyne – National Trust, Hampshire Review

The Vyne - Basingstoke

West Green House Gardens – Hook

West Green House Gardens is one of our favourite National Trust sites – and our closest! It’s only open Wednesday to Sunday March to October but is well worth a visit. So much outside space to explore and a really beautiful cafe too.

You can find out more about West Green House here:

West Green House Garden {National Trust}

West Green House Gardens - Hook

Other National Trust sites in Hampshire

Foxbury, Selborne Common, New Forest Northern Commons, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Ludshott Commons, The Chase and Winchester City Mill are also all in Hampshire but we haven’t visited them yet.

So there you have our favourite National Trust sites in Hampshire. Have we missed your favourite from our list? Let me know and we’ll visit and add it in as soon as we can. Winchester City Mill is top of our list – we just love exploring new unusual buildings!

National Trust Days Out in Hampshire

1 thought on “National Trust Days Out in Hampshire”

Leave a comment