Things to do in and around Hayling Island
Things to see and do with a few kilometers of the town:
Funland Amusement Park offers the whole family a great day out with a wide range of fantastic attractions for young and old, both inside and out.
The Hayling Seaside Railway is a 2ft narrow gauge railway on Hayling Island, Hampshire. It operates weekends and Wednesdays throughout the year and daily during all school holidays.
Things to see and do in the area:
Experience the rainforest on the Isle of Wight, Indoors! Learn about rainforests and their conservation as well as coming face to face with some of the world's beautiful, unusual and endangered animals.
With 40+ habitats, Blue Reef Portmsouth will open your eyes to the underwater species that live in the Solent and also many from tropical waters around the world. At the heart of the aquarium is an underwater tunnel that gives incredible views of a recreated coral reef and shoals of brightly coloured fish.
Famed in recent years for hosting the International Bognor Birdman competition which had to move following the loss of 60m from the end of the pier.
A day out at Butlins is fantastic day for every generation, with an amazing range of activities on offer. Enjoy the fun of the wet 'n' wild sub-tropical Splash Waterworld, burn off that extra energy on the multi-sports court, or challenge the kids to a race round the Go-Kart track.
Based at the Medina garden centre, here you can see an amazing variety of butterflies flying freely as you walk through. You can also visit the Italian & Japanese gardens, koi ponds, water features including fountains & jumping jets.
Clarence Pier Southsea is the largest amusement park on the south coast and boasts all manner of amusements, rides and activities for all the family.
Culver is a traditional pier with a outdoor rides and landing stages for leisure cruises on the seaward end and a pavilion with indoor bowling, children's play area, penny arcades and crazy golf at the shore end.
Portsmouth's D-Day Museum is Britain's only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. The Museum's centrepiece is the Overlord Embroidery, visitors are then taken through an experience of the sights and sounds of Britain at War and a dawn to dusk reconstruction of the Allied landings by sea and air on D-Day itself.
Dinosaur Isle has many displays using lighting, artwork, sound, smells and animatronic technology to create an exciting experience. As well as the displays, life sized fleshed re-constructions and an animatronic dinosaur, there is a working laboratory on view.
The house is surrounded by gardens and specimen trees from around the world. A miniature railway ride runs through squirrel woods, the children can amuse themselves in the adventure playground while you rest up on the sunlit lawns.
The railway passes through 5 1/2 miles of unspoiled countryside, recapturing the days of the branch line railway.
The Sanctuary is best known for its work with exotic cats and is home to many species including tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, pumas, servals, jungle cats & leopard cats. You'll also see lemurs in a recreation of their natural habitat.
Home to a diverse collection of rescued primates and owls, the Owl and Monkey Haven was designed primarily for its inhabitants requirements but still manages to provide an excellent day out for all the family. Watch the animals relax and play in spacious enclosures and take in the tranquil and immaculate grounds of the park.
Visit the world famous historic ships at the home of the Royal Navy in this full day out on the south coast. The Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of naval history surrounded by working docks and historic buildings.
Rides and Play, The Toboggan Run, Country Park and Gardens, Falconry Displays, Food and Shops
Ryde Pier is a major routeway for passengers using the Wightlink ferry services.
Home to flamingos, penguins, otters, meerkats and more, Seaview Wildlife Encounter is a multi-award winning attraction set in the open parklands near the yachting village of Seaview. With magnificent views across the Solent waters and lots of information packed talks throughout the day there's a whole lot more to see and do beside makes some furry friends.
The historic gorge has a drop of some 105ft down to sea level in just over a quarter of a mile. The Chine covers an area of approximately three acres which is a haven of rare plants and wildlife. Illuminated at night, the Chine is transformed into a magical land. Check opening times, subject to season and weather conditions.
South Parade Pier offers the traditional seaside favourites such as a family amusement arcade, kiosks, fishing and children's fun fair. Eventstake place in two large function rooms and include live music concerts, night club events, sporting events and tea dances.
Open during the summer months, Southsea Castle was one in a series of forts constructed for King Henry VIII holding a key position in guarding the entrance to Portsmouth harbour.
The Spinnaker Tower is a 170 metre tall visitor attraction providing breathtaking views over the South Coast. Designed in the shape of a sail, the tower is unmissable in the Portsmouth skyline.
See a variety of dramatic flying displays over the lovely Appuldurcombe Valley throughout the summer months, including Eagles, Vultures, Hawks, Kites, Owls and Falcons. Take a leisurely walk around the centre and view some stunning species in their aviaries or on the weathering lawn.
Acknowledged as being one of the finest collections in the UK with over 2000 exhibits of almost every seriously collectable doll. The museum also has dolls houses, rocking horses, tin plate toys, trains, bears, soft toys, and many unusual play things.
Gorgeous gardens create the fabulous setting for this model village, where the children will love getting up close to the detailed, miniature models and feeling really BIG for a change!
40-minute water, light and music show presented in the dedicated AquaTheatre, with dancing water spouts, synchronised with a wide variety of music.