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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Southampton

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Southampton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 69 Southampton parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Southampton Common

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Southampton Common covers some 326 acres it's no surprise that the common covers a wealth of terrain types, each offering their own indigenous mini b...

Marwell Zoo

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Head over to Marwell Zoo, home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species, plus it's set across 140 acres, so there will be plenty of opportunities...

Itchen Valley Country Park

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Beautiful Itchen Valley Country Park has now held a Green Flag Award for 3 consecutive years! They're talking 440 acres of heaven and you can get a g...

Lakeside Country Park

  • Eastleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The lovely Lakeside Country Park is created from reclaimed gravel pits, which makes the range and quality of it's landscaping even more special and i...

New Forest Wildlife Park

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Journey deep, down into the woods and discover a wonderful, wildlife surprise in New Forest Wildlife Park. You will meet indigenous species in their...

Manor Farm and Country Park

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Being outdoors is known to be good for the soul, which is just one of many reasons to visit Manor Farm and Country Park. This historic farm has a Vic...

Longdown Activity Farm

  • Ashurst
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Get ready to get your hands dirty as you become a real farmer at Longdown Activity Farm! This lovely family-run farm has everything you need to have...

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

  • Romsey
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is world famous, with plenty of outstanding features set in 180 acres that provide a wonderful environment for families, a...



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Blackbrook Park Play Area

  • Fareham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Blackbrook Park Play Area is green and spacious play area was installed when the park was refurbished a few years ago and is very popular with locals...

The Forest of Bere

  • Fareham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There’s something special about taking a walk in The Forest of Bere. This mixture of woodland, open space, heathland and farmland offers up a chance...

Forest Leisure Cycling

  • Burley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

New Forest Cycle Hire Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley Village. Come and enjoy a healthy, active day out exploring the stunning New Forest cycle trai...

Tapnell Farm Park

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Fancy awesome all-weather entertainment and cuddly animals to the backdrop of stunning Isle of Wight scenery? Visit Tapnell Farm Park for a full day...

Robin Hill

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Robin Hill is the Isle of Wight's favourite countryside attraction, with something for everyone, from the Island's biggest rides including the terrif...

Liberty's Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre

  • Ringwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre is named after one of the many birds of prey on display, their Alaskan Bald Eagle. You can also see Vultures,...

Appley Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ryde
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Appley Park is a great place for a family day out playing traditional outdoor games and enjoying the wonderful views across Ryde to the mainland of P...

Breamore House and Museum

  • Breamore
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Breamore House and Museum Life in a typical village like Breamore can be relived in the Breamore Countryside Museum which provides a fascinating insi...

Staunton Country Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Havant
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Explore acres of ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped parkland at the award winning Staunton Country Park. You can escape to another age as yo...

Moors Valley Country Park

  • Ringwood
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Moors Valley Country Park has miles of fantastic walking and cycling trails, including the kids’ favourite A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow...

Shanklin Chine

  • Shanklin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy the unique tranquillity of the Isle of Wight's oldest tourist attraction Shanklin Chine, which has been open since 1817! A famous leafy gorge t...

Finkley Down Farm Park

  • Andover
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Finkley Down Farm Park is a family run children's farm with all the character of a traditional farm plus indoor and outdoor play, pedal karts, trampo...

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