A beloved family themed park, Finkley Down Farm has a huge outdoor play area and an indoor play barn that are guaranteed to provide hours of fun for the kids. It's just a short drive from numerous family friendly Hampshire hotels, and organises various special events through the year, from the Easter Extravaganza to the Magical Christmas.
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Finkley Down Farm also has a 4.2-metre slide, go karts, trampolines, a sand pit and an excellent Rooster's Rest Tea Room where you can treat yourself to some delicious freshly made cakes. It's only a short drive to the northeast of Andover, and less than an hour from the centre of Southampton.
See Southampton's Picturesque Medieval Merchant's House
Dating back more than 700 years, the Medieval Merchant's House is one of the best preserved half-timbered houses in Hampshire and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It benefited from an extensive renovation in the late-20th Century, and offers a fascinating exhibition on the history of Southampton and its development over the centuries.
Spend Some Time at the Southampton City Art Gallery
Featuring thousands of great works of art from distinguished European painters, the Southampton City Art Gallery, in the heart of the city, is housed in an impressive civic landmark. The venue, which opened in 1939 and is close to numerous Southampton hotels, also has many interesting contemporary British artworks, as well as various sculpture, film and photography exhibits.
The Bargate in Southampton
For many years the main entrance route to Southampton, the Bargate gatehouse dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest landmarks in the city. A Grade I-Listed landmark, it has held numerous exhibitions of local artists, and has also been used as an exhibition venue for Southampton Solent University, which received official University status in 2004.
Head to the Solent Sky
Featuring an impressive exhibition of aircraft manufactured by the world-renowned Supermarine company, Solent Sky is the perfect place to learn about Southampton's influential role in aviation development. For comfortable accommodation nearby, try the immaculate, child friendly Jurys Inn Southampton, a three star eco-friendly venue offering stylish rooms with free WiFi.