Hampshire Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Hampshire Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Blue Reef Aquarium - Stroll among the colourful inhabitants of a coral reef in a spectacular underwater tunnel, More than 50 living displays, amphibians from deadly poison dart frogs to curious iguanas - Portsmouth - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website


Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary - there is a purpose built viewing platform overlooking a large meadow area where a herd of fallow deer regularly gather - New Forest - we have no disabled access info for this site


Hawk Conservancy Trust Bird Park - conservation charity and award winning visitor centre, Set in 22 acres of woodland, over 150 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! - New Forest - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website


Liberty's Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre - A Wide Range Of Birds Of Prey On Display, Flying Displays, Reptile House - Ringwood - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website


Longdown Activity Farm - Ashurst, nr Southampton - bottle-feed the kid goats and the calves, feed the ducks, meet the pigs, donkeys, and alpacas. You can have a cuddle with a baby rabbit, hold a chick, indoor and outdoor play areas, children's pony rides, gift shop, farm shop, tea room - wheelchair loan available, "There is a concrete path all around the Farm, and all areas are accessible by wheelchair...Most of the animal pens allow wheelchair users close contact to the animals" Has a Changing Places toilet facility changing-places-icon


New Forest Reptile Centre - a small but very worthy attraction, ee all of Britain's reptiles in one place; adders, grass snakes, smooth snakes, lizards, frogs and toads are displayed in separate open air netted pens, with all reptiles living in their natural environment - we have no disabled access info for this site


New Forest Wildlife Park - covers twenty-five scenic acres of ancient woodland, 4 species of otter, European wolf, 12 species of owls, foxes and deer. Other mammals to be seen are polecats, pine martens and highly endangered Scottish wildcat, lynx, wallaby and wild boar. At the far end of the Owlry the enormous European Bison and Red deer graze - Longdown, Nr Ashurst - For disabled access see website / contact venue


National Nature Reserves in Hampshire

Ashford Hangers National Nature Reserve - "Woodland of beech, ash and yew on steep chalk hillsides, with areas of chalk grassland and a treasure trove of rare plants. Panoramic views of the surrounding countryside"


Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve Cliff Road, Hill Head, Fareham - covers 369 acres of the Meon Valley, encompassing a mosaic of natural habitats. River, fen, pools, reedbed and meadow - Visitor Centre and café - "Visitor Centre and café have ramp access and adapted toilets. All seven hides are accessible by ramps.Five hides have special viewing areas for wheelchair users"


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust www.hwt.org.uk


RSPB Hampshire www.rspb.org.uk

Basingstoke Local Group

Chandlers Ford RSPB Wildlife Explorers

Fleet RSPB Wildlife Explorers

New Forest Local Group

North East Hants Local Group

Portsmouth Local Group

Titchfield Haven RSPB Wildlife Explorers

Winchester Local Group



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