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Culture Attractions

Attractions The Point Leigh Road Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 9DE Tel: 023 8065 2333 http://www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk thepoint@eastleigh.gov.uk The Point is an exciting and friendly theatre venue in Eastleigh’s town centre that hosts a vibrant programme of professional theatre, dance, comedy, music, family activities and film. It also hosts a packed timetable of dance classes for all ages and abilities and is home to The Point’s Youth Theatre. The Point also manages Eastleigh Music Festival, a wonderfully intimate festival for music lovers. Opening times: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm Saturday 10am – 5pm   The Berry Theatre The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Hants SO30 4EJ Tel: 01489 799 499 htpp://www.theberrytheatre.co.uk theberrytheatre@eastleigh.gov.uk The Berry Theatre is a 306 seat state-of-the-art building. The venue will offer innovative, exemplary programming to the local community and beyond through a broad range of artistic provision and outstanding drama with a strong focus on work for and by young people. Directions: The Berry Theatre is located on Wildern Lane, Hedge End. Parking facilities are limited so please consider using an alternative mode of transport when travelling to the theatre. There are plenty of travel options available. Opening times: See website for show and performance times. Admission: For details on our ticket prices please visit www.theberrytheatre.co.uk   Warwick Lane The Square Wickham Hampshire PO17 5JN Tel: 01329 835495 http://www.warwicklane.co.uk/ A shopping centre that echo’s the history of...

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Itineraries

Here are some suggestions for fun days out in the Hamble Valley (Hampshire) Whether you are planning a romantic escape to the country, a day in the great outdoors or the perfect afternoon tea, we’ve got ideas galore. If you have a favourite day out then email info@hamblevalley.com and you could see it here! Spend the Day in the Great Outdoors … With more country parks than anywhere else in Hampshire, the Hamble Valley is a year-round haven for countryside lovers and a great place for children to explore and take part in regular activities. Planning a Day in the Hamble Valley...

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Family Attractions

Attractions Marwell Wildlife Thompsons Lane Colden Common Winchester Hampshire SO21 1JH Tel: 01962 777407 Tel: 01962 777407 http://www.marwell.org.uk Tel: 01962 777407 http://www.marwell.org.uk marwell@marwell.org.uk A visit to Marwell Wildlife is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them. From ring-tailed coatis to red-eyed tree frogs, laughing kookaburra to frilled lizards, giraffe-nosed catfishes to bat-eared foxes – our 140-acre park is home to over 250 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Directions: From M3: Junction 11 northbound and junction 11 southbound. From M27: Junction...

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Maritime History

There have been people living and working on the banks of the River Hamble for over two thousand years. Archaeology has shown that the Salterns, on the river edge near Bursledon, were in use from c100BC – 100AD The River Hamble rises near Waltham Chase and flows past Botley, then Bursledon, past Hamble and runs into The Solent. Its double tides provide a high tide which lasts well over 2 hours and after this there is a quick short ebb tide which is followed by a long flood tide. These double tides and the safe harbour the river provides...

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Attractions

Attractions   Itchen Valley Country Park Allington Lane West End Southampton SO30 3HQ Tel: 023 8046 6091 http://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/ivcp ivcp@eastleigh.gov.uk With 440 acres of outdoor space, Itchen Valley Country Park is an ideal for a day out. Waymarked trails help you explore the different areas of the Park and there are picnic sites throughout the site along with a shop and café, play areas and special activities for children. Directions: Leave M27 at junction 5; follow signs for West End. Opening times: Park open 8am – dusk every day. Visitor centre open every day 10.30am – 5.00pm April – August and weekends only September – March. Admission: No admission charges, but please phone for current car parking charges. Royal Victoria Country Park Netley Southampton Hampshire SO31 5GA Tel: 023 8045 5157 http://www.hants.gov.uk/rvcp areasouth.countryside@hants.gov.uk An enticing mix of woodland, parkland and foreshore with a fascinating military history. Discover the history of the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, enjoy breathtaking views of Hampshire from our Chapel Tower, or simply relax in the tranquil park grounds. Directions: Leave M7 at junction 8; follow signs to Netley along Hamble Lane and follow signs for Royal Victoria Country Park Opening times: Visitor Centre open daily. Winter 10am-4pm, Summer 10am-4.30pm Park open daily from 8.30am Admission: Exhibition admission £1.50 adult, £1.00 child, £1.00 concession. Tower Tours £4.50 adult, £3.50 child £3.50 concession. Car parking charges apply throughout...

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