Retirement living: Great days out in Hampshire

The top places to go for days out in Hampshire this year.

With the cold weather nestling in for the next few months, it would be easy to spend your retirement staying at home, wrapping up warm and simply watching TV all day. But for those who are more interested in getting the most out of their retirement and who have a case of ‘restless feet syndrome’, then take a look at some of Churchill’s great ideas for days out in and around Hampshire this January! 

If you're spending your retirement in Hampshire, you won't find it hard to fill your days. From the beautiful scenery, stunning coastline, fabulous shopping, wonderful places to eat and the county's rich history, a day out could take you anywhere you want it to.

Churchill’s first recommended destination is The New Forest. The New Forest offers a wealth of wonderful ways to spend your days out. Take a trip to Furzey Gardens with its 10 acres of year round woodland garden beauty, peaceful lake, tea rooms and even fairy doors to hunt for.

This is ideal for those who simply want to get out into the open and take in the sights and sounds of what nature has to offer. Taking a walk through the New Forest is a great way to get moving and to clear your head with the tranquil sounds of the Forest – not to mention being in the company of wild ponies every now and then!

The New Forest has plenty of quiet cosy pubs spotted around the way of your journey, should you feel the need to take a nice break or sit down for lunch. The New Forest has endless opportunities to keep you busy.

Another great day out idea that Churchill have considered, is the colourful and hands-on displays that provide a fascinating journey of discovery at St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington. This a brilliant place to visit for those who enjoy the finer things in life and appreciate cultural art in its various forms. Take an afternoon to soak in the cultural offerings Hampshire has to offer.

If you’re keen on a more urban environment, then Churchill recommends taking a trip to the old city of Winchester. The old Roman town has a wide array of attractions and things to do and see for all ages.

The Winchester Cathedral for example, is just one of Hampshire’s impressive historical attractions that is definitely worth a visit. Not only can you enjoy the breath taking architecture and the fascinating history of this stunning landmark, but you have also got the beautiful city itself surrounding the Cathedral to enjoy, where you can shop, eat and drink and take in all the culture and excitement of this perfect English city.

Days out in Hampshire will never disappoint, whether you decide to head to the coast, take in a bit of history or enjoy the countryside...the only problem you'll have is choosing what to do! 

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