As the days grow warmer and the sun shines longer, why not make the most of your summer in Whiteley. With an abundance of activities across neighbouring cities, you’ll never run out of fun days to keep you busy all summer long. Read on to see our top picks for you this holiday.
Days in the sun:
With schools broken up for the summer term, why not take the family on a trip to Marwell Zoo. Only a 25-minute drive from Whiteley, enjoy a day packed with hundreds of animals and plenty of activities. Throughout August they’re offering free return tickets with every day ticket you purchase giving you the perfect excuse to return again within 7 days.
If you fancy something a bit wilder, visit Go Ape Southampton, only a short drive away. Climb from treetops and zipline across 7 forests; there’s something for everyone! You could even stop off at The White Swan on your way home for a mouth-watering carvery with a riverside view!
Sun, sea and water sports:
Need cooling off during this heatwave? The Andrew Simpson Water sport Centre, located in Portsmouth, offers a vast array of activities for all ages. Whether this be windsurfing or kayaking, you’ll master the ways of the water. Alternatively, if you’re wanting a mix between water sport and outdoor activities, Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is ideal for you.
For a more relaxed day in the sun, visit one of the many beaches surrounding Whiteley. Whether you spend the day at Stokes Bay or Lee-on-Solent Beach, there’s plenty of entertainment to fill your day. Southsea beach is located next to Southsea Castle; built in 1544, It was one of many forts built for Henry VIII as a coastal defence during the roman era and was withdrawn from service in 1960. It is now open to the public for tours and days out, with a shop, restaurant and their own brewery, you’ll have plenty to get up to!
Take a stroll:
A cheaper alternative for a day out would be a walk through the local woodlands. Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve, located in Hampshire, is a great option for a day out with the family. The 86-acre reserve has 3 separate trails and a range of wildlife across the seasons; this summer you’ll see plenty of butterfly’s and dragonfly’s surrounding the lake as well as grazing cattle throughout your walk.
Alternately, the Royal Victoria Country Park provides the views as well as activities to make your day that bit better. During your stroll, you will come across the Fairy Garden, hosting a fairytale sculpture and wizards picnic area, this is the perfect place for a picnic or further along you will find many BBQ friendly zones and a cafe. With a duck pond, miniature railway and play area, there’s plenty to do with your children.
Shop ‘til you drop:
Fancy filling your wardrobe with summer essentials? Take a 30-minute drive to Gunwharf Quays designer outlet in Portsmouth. With over 90 stores and an array of other amenities at a 60% discounted price, you won’t want to leave! You can even choose to spend the night or a long weekend at the marina so you can make the most of your visit by the harbour, trying out new restaurants and bars or a trip to the Portsmouth Historical Naval Dock.
Whiteley Meadows Homes
For homebuyers looking to enjoy the wonders of Whiteley all year round, the next phase of our Whiteley Meadows homes is set to be released later this summer. Featuring a stunning collection of two and three-bedroom houses and two-bedroom apartments in this latest phase, these Shared Ownership homes are ideally placed for those looking to explore Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth and beyond.
Each home at Whiteley Meadows has been thoughtfully designed to maximise light and space. Modern kitchens come complete with integrated appliances, and spacious living areas open out onto private turfed gardens, ensuring plenty of room for family and friends. Providing convenience for those looking to explore Hampshire, houses benefit from two allocated parking spaces, with some also enjoying a garage.