What’s On: Top 4 Free Activities To Get You Moving This Summer
I don’t know about you, but my bank balance has definitely taken a hit since restrictions have eased.
I am most certainly making the most of things re-opening, but paydays have never felt so far away!
So, here are some free activities and days out in Hampshire for anyone in the same boat.
Park Yoga provides free yoga classes on Sunday mornings in beautiful settings.
Sessions run from May to September, and you simply need to pre-register for your space. Nearby venues hosting these sessions are Moors Valley Country Park, Southampton Common, and Winchester Leisure Centre.
You can check Park Yoga’s website here [ Venues – ParkYoga ] to register, and for further information.
Park Runs are free for all and are held in most cities across Hampshire.
All you need to do beforehand is complete a registration form [ register | parkrun UK ]. They have no cut-off time limit so you do it for you and in your own time.
English Heritage & National Trust sites
A trip to an English Heritage or National Trust site is one of my favourite days out, particularly when accompanied by a picnic.
For those who still want to enjoy the magic that these places provide but aren’t necessarily members, here are a few that have free entry:
Wolseley Castle (English Heritage – Winchester)
Bishops Waltham Palace (English Heritage – Bishop’s Waltham)
The grounds of the Grange at Northington (English Heritage – Alresford)
Winchester City Mill (National Trust – Winchester)
Selborne Common (National Trust – Selborne)
Stockbridge Common (National Trust – Stockbridge)
Southwick Priory (English Heritage – Fareham)
Silchester Roman City Walls & Amphitheatre (English Heritage – Silchester)
Titchfield Abbey (English Heritage – Titchfield)
We are lucky to have several Country Parks across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, each with picnic sites, nature trails and other things to do there.
Have a look here [ Country Parks in Hampshire – Visit-Hampshire.co.uk ] for your closest one.
There is also Fort Victoria Country Park on the Isle of Wight [ Country Park with Attractions | Fort Victoria Country Park | Yarmouth (fort-victoria.co.uk) ], and other smaller parks such as Holly Hill Woodland Park in Fareham.
These are free to enter, and a fabulous way to spend a day. Some are also on the coast, so something to keep in mind for hot summer days (if they ever arrive!).
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