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Fun – on site or off

Stay home for clay-pigeon shooting, garden games, the Crystal Maze and more. Book a masterclass at Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Beat the clock at ClueCapers Escape Rooms. Meet meerkats and mountain bongos at Marwell Zoo, or two of Britain's finest: see King Alfred repel the Vikings at 878 AD or get selfies with Peppa at Paulton's Park.

Country kids

Younger kids will love the three tiers of activities, including wavy and spiral slides, ball pit and ball volcano at Qube Soft Play, while older ones will want to pit themselves against the clock at ClueCapers Escape Rooms. And everyone will want to get down to Itchen Valley to tackle the treetops courses at Go Ape Southampton.

Hire cycles from 99 Bikes and roam the trails. Discover incredible creatures from across the world, including playful clownfish, archerfish and pufferfish at the Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth. Or learn the history of the Royal Hampshire Regiment at Winchester Military Museum.

If you love bouldering, you’ll love it even more at Boulder Shack Climbing Gym. Meet meerkats and mountain bongos, long-nosed potoroos and lowland tapirs at Marwell Zoo. Ride the Basingstoke Miniature Railway through pretty parkland. Or catch the latest productions at the Everyman Theatre and the Theatre Royal.

Get down to Paulton’s Park for the main attraction – Peppa Pig Land, enjoy nine fun rides and get selfies with Peppa, George and other characters. Build a memorable adventure at Legoland Resort Windsor, complete with splashtastic rides, live shows, adventure golf and more. Or watch King Alfred repel the Vikings at 878 AD.

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For the grown-ups

Stay on site for clay-pigeon shooting, garden games, Crystal Maze adventures and more, all organised by KDM Events. Or just walk around the boating lake. Or take a stroll over to the hotel for spa facilities that include the indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. It’s all on the house.

Book a Discovery Experience, a Gin Cocktail Masterclass, a Sunset Experience, or even a cinema night, at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Or book a tour of Winchester Distillery for a casual but informative journey through the distillation process followed by an in-depth slurp of three spirits in the tasting room.

Hack the hills with Owslebury Equestrian Centre, hack your way around 23 acres of gorgeous lakes and streams at South Winchester Golf Club, or hack the spicy produce if you can from the Wasabi Company at Manor Farm. Shoot two target layouts at Wallers Ash Gun Club. Or fly or charter helicopters from Elite.

Fish for carp at Winnall Lakes. Book motorboats, sailboats, catamarans and jet-skis with Freedom Boat Club, and come in autumn for the Southampton Boat Show, if messing about in boats is your thing. Make sure you hoover up some history at Winchester Cathedral and National Trust properties at Mottisfont and Hinto Hamper.

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