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 Hampshire National Trust days out:

Hinton Ampner National Trust – near Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0LA

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.

Read a review of Hinton Ampner here

Hinton Ampner - Alresford

Mottisfont National Trust – near Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LP

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 National Trust – Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9HL

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 National Trust – West Green, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire RG27 8JB

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

There are many other National Trust sites in Hampshire that we haven’t had the chance to visit just yet. 

Foxbury – Access via Half Moon car park, Blackhill Road, East Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AQ

Selborne Common – Selborne, Hampshire GU34 3JR

New Forest Northern Commons

Stockbridge Down – near Stockbridge, Hampshire

Stockbridge Marsh – Cow Drove Hill Road, Stockbridge, Hampshire

Sandham Memorial Chapel – Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury, Hampshire RG20 9JT

Ludshott Commons – Headley Road, Nr Headley Down, Hampshire GU26 6JJ

The Chase – Station Road, East Woodhay, Woolton Hill, Hampshire RG20 9TN

Winchester City Mill – Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9BH

Curbridge Nature Reserve

National Trust on the Isle of Wight

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall – Town Lane, Newtown, Isle of Wight PO30 4PA

St Helens Duver – St Helens, Isle of Wight PO33 1XZ

Bembridge Windmill – High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO35 5SQ

Mottistone Gardens and Estate – Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight PO30 4ED

Borthwood Copse – near Winford, Isle of Wight PO36 0LD

Bembridge Fort and Downs – near Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO36 8QY

Chillerton Down – Isle of Wight PO30 3HA

Compton Bay and Downs – Compton, Isle of Wight PO30 4HB

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down – Tennyson Down, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight PO39 0HY

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery – West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight PO39 0JH

Ventnor Downs – Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 1AH

St Catherine’s Down and Knowles Farm – Blackgang, Isle of Wight PO38 2JB

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


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. We visited Mottisfont in Winter a few years ago. The garden was really lovely to see, although I really want to go back again for the roses.

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