Hampshire Life - - Autumn -

The For­est of Bere

A won­der­ful mix­ture of wood­land, open space, heath­land, farm­land and down­land not far from the vil­lage of Wick­ham. In­cludes a great nat­u­ral play­ground for chil­dren. Open from 8am to dusk, park­ing charges ap­ply.

Black­wood For­est

For a true taste of au­tum­nal charm, book a stay in the stun­ning Black­wood For­est with For­est Hol­i­days. Choose your own lux­ury wood cabin and sleep among the trees at this mag­i­cal time of year. Prices start from around £625 for two adults on a three night stay.

The Vyne

Once vis­ited by kings and queens, The Vyne is where you can stretch the legs and in­dulge the eye with au­tumn colour. A steam­ing cup of tea and or hot choco­late is a wel­come re­vival after emerg­ing from a land­scape flecked with blaz­ing leaves. En­trance is £11.75 for adults and £5.90 for chil­dren.

Exbury Gar­dens

A spec­tac­u­lar 200 acre es­tate that puts on a show as the leaves turn. Hop on­board the 12 ¼ inch gauge Steam Rail­way and re­lax as you weave in and out of the breath­tak­ing au­tumn scenes. En­trance is £15.30 for adults in ad­vance and £8.95 for chil­dren.

River Ham­ble Coun­try Park

Ex­plore this river­side wood­land and en­joy glo­ri­ous au­tumn hues at this time of year. The best views are near the river pon­toon in Cat­land Copse on the east­ern side of the park, where trees line each side of the es­tu­ary. Park­ing charges ap­ply. Open daily from 8.30am.

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