Category: Hampshire

A postcard from… Marwell Zoo, Hampshire (June 2017)

Images taken at Marwell Zoo. May and June 2017. A small selection of images from our two most recent visits to our local zoo, Marwell, during May and June. We saw prowling cheetahs, nesting birds, sunbathing lemurs, even a damselfly or two. Of course a trip to Marwell is never complete without running up the […]

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A postcard from… Hinton Ampner, Hampshire (April 2017)

Images taken at Hinton Ampner. April 2017. Towards the end of the Easter holidays we visited Hinton Ampner, a National Trust property in Hampshire. It’s one of those places we’ve been meaning to visit for ages as it’s so close to home and we’re so glad we finally went along as it was a lovely […]

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Bluebells in Hampshire

Images taken at: Row 1 – Broomy Inclosure, Linwood, New Forest Row 2 – Itchen Valley Country Park, near Eastleigh Row 3 – Exbury Gardens, New Forest Row 4 – Hinton Ampner, Alresford   Other nearby locations to find bluebells: Micheldever Wood, near Winchester Roydon Woods, near Brockenhurst Stoke Park Woods, near Eastleigh Upperford Copse, […]

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A postcard from… Exbury Gardens, Hampshire (April 2017)

Images taken at Exbury Gardens, Hampshire. April 2017. Oh Exbury Gardens, how we have missed you over the winter! As one of our absolute favourite places to visit, we just had to return to Exbury Gardens for the start of the new season and to see all the beautiful springtime colour popping up everywhere. It […]

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A postcard from… Marwell Zoo, Hampshire (March 2017)

Images taken at Marwell Zoo, Hampshire. March 2017. It had been a while since our last visit to Marwell Zoo and considering it’s right on our doorstep we thought a day out there was well overdue! Not too much has changed since our last visit, but it was nice to finally see the not-so-small-anymore leopard […]

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A postcard from… Mottisfont, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Mottisfont, Hampshire. February 2017. Mottisfont is a local National Trust property and one of Hampshire’s Top Attractions. It had been a couple of years since our last visit, so it was good to return and see the changes, including the new visitor entrance complete with lit wood burner, which adds a really […]

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A postcard from… Staunton Country Park, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Staunton Country Park, Hampshire. February 2017. We enjoyed a lovely day out at Staunton Country Park, one of Hampshire’s Top Attractions. This isn’t too far from home, but somewhere we’d never visited before. After the recent unsettled weather, it really felt like spring was beginning; the sun was shining, daffodils were in […]

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A postcard from… Ashford Hangers, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Ashford Hangers National Nature Reserve, Hampshire. February 2017. Last week we explored another local place we’d never visited before – Ashford Hangers, a picturesque area of hills and woodland in Hampshire. The nature reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and also lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It […]

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A postcard from… Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Butser Hill. February 2017. There are still many local places we haven’t explored yet and, until last weekend, one of these was Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield. We road tested the kids’ new walking boots and headed to the very top of Butser Hill, looking down […]

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A postcard from… The New Forest Wildlife Park (January 2017)

Images taken at New Forest Wildlife Park. January 2017. We’ve visited the New Forest Wildlife Park a couple of times before, but this is the first time we’ve managed to see Munchkin the Lynx up and about and we arrived just in time for an informative talk by her keepers. The wolves were also quite […]

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