SMALLxp_PEA1RGA visit to the Hamble Valley is a great excuse to try some new activities and what better way to start your day than with a few adrenaline pumping activities.

Go Ape is a tree top adventure based in the heart of Itchen Valley Country Park, nr Eastleigh. They take the lush, green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; blend it with a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires – and help you find your inner Tarzan.

If you fancy going beneath the waves for a spot of diving, you need to head for Andark Diving and Watersports on the River Hamble. They’ve been teaching scuba diving for more than 30 years and offer a wealth of experience.

Marwell Activity Centre is set in 65 acres and has more than 22 years experience of teaching everything from clay pigeon shooting to craft building.

Laser tag is just one of the activities that can be enjoyed by adults and youngsters, with up to 90 minutes play around the multi terrain site including fields, marshland, woods bridges and towers. Using state of the art tag equipment, the experienced team can create great session for children parties, beginners and advanced.

Strictly for the grown-ups, you can use new 125 Yamaha Grizzly quad bikes around a selection of purpose-built quad bike safari tracks. Once everyone has been given riding training and orientation they can enjoy the thrills of riding quad bikes in a safe but challenging environment here at the centre.

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For more itinerary ideas, visit our discovery day page here.