The new and free Hamble Valley Mini Guide is jam packed with ideas to keep the kids happy during the summer holidays. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

You can plan a walk on the wild side, find out more about the history of the area and take advantage of a handy fold-out listings section that runs from now until November.

Jo Andrews, MD of The Marketing Collective, explained the mini-guide was designed to promote the delights of the Hamble Valley to an even wider audience.

“With more country parks than anywhere else in Hampshire and the beautiful River Hamble there are so many reasons to visit this summer. You can run wild in the great outdoors, have a tree top adventure at Go Ape in the heart of the Itchen Valley Country Park or learn everything from clay pigeon shooting to raft building at Marwell Activity Centre.

“And we are keen for visitors to share their experiences of days out by using the hashtag #HambleValley ,” she said.

Known as the strawberry coast because of its long association with growing the popular summer fruit, Hamble Valley has plenty to keep the kids occupied with the likes of a big bug hunt at Manor Farm Country Park, classes at Bella Crafts and Go Karting at Royal Victoria Country Park.

Itineraries in the Hamble Valley Mini Guide include:

•  Exploring the natural habitat of the Hamble Valley

• An action packed morning of adventure

• Exploring Netley Abbey

The free Hamble Valley Mini Guide can be requested by contacting 023 80001655 or email For more ideas to fill days out in Hamble Valley visit