5 MORE TO SEE
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.
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.
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.
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.