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The Brickworks Museum

The Brickworks Museum

2.2km from Manor Farm

The Brickworks Museum is a volunteer-run museum based in Swanwick, Hampshire, England. It is thought to be the last Victorian steam-driven brickworks left in the UK. It’s a really hands-on museum with lots of interactive things for kids to do. You can see bricks being made and even have a try yourselves.

Royal Victoria Country Park

Royal Victoria Country Park

6.02km from Manor Farm

The Royal Victoria Country Park is a country park in Netley, Hampshire, England, by the shores of Southampton Water. It comprises 200 acres of mature woodland and grassy parkland, as well as a small shingle beach. The park’s ancient woodlands, large open spaces, boardwalks, and ponds offer something for everyone. There are a number of picnic areas throughout the site and family BBQ areas can be hired.

Netley Abbey

Netley Abbey

6.06km from Manor Farm

Netley Abbey is the most complete surviving Cistercian monastery in southern England. After the Suppression of the Monasteries the buildings were converted into a mansion for Sir William Paulet. The ruins now reflect over 800 years of change, during which the abbey was transformed from a monastic house to a mansion house, and later to a romantic ruin.

Titchfield Abbey

Titchfield Abbey

6.13km from Manor Farm

The ruins of 13th-century Titchfield Abbey, the last monastery of Premonstratensian canons to be founded in England, lie in the valley of the River Meon in south Hampshire. The extensive ruins of the 13th-century abbey are dwarfed by an imposing Tudor gatehouse built from the nave of the abbey church. The remains were purchased by the government in the early twentieth century and are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the care of English Heritage.

Itchen Valley Country Park

Itchen Valley Country Park

6.36km from Manor Farm

Itchen Valley's 440 acres of beautiful water meadows, woodland, and meadows been recognized by the award of a Green Flag for the past four years. The rural beauty of the park through the seasons can be enjoyed along the paths and trails taking you through woodland, water meadows, pasture, and hayfields. There are a number of facilities for children, including a play area and a play trail. The Itchen Way footpath borders the park.

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

8.37km from Manor Farm

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway is a popular attraction near to Southampton, perfect for a day out with the kids. The railway runs from its main station, Eastleigh Parkway, to Monks Brook Halt and then back to Eastleigh Parkway. Trains are usually steam hauled and the journey of 1¼ miles takes about 15-20 minutes. Monks Brook Halt gives an opportunity to visit the lakes, children’s playground or use the adjacent picnic tables.

Lakeside Country Park

Lakeside Country Park

8.53km from Manor Farm

Lakeside Country Park is made up of 22 hectares of lakes, wet meadow and woodland situated along Wide Lane between Eastleigh and Southampton. The park is situated between Eastleigh and Southampton and has easy access. The restored gravel workings and modern facilities provide opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Westbury Manor Museum

Westbury Manor Museum

8.91km from Manor Farm

Westbury Manor Museum is the main town center museum located at 84 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, England. It features a variety of exhibits on local histories, such as the use of Fareham red bricks in the construction of the Royal Albert Hall. explore Westbury Manor Museum to find out about the borough's origins as a Stone Age settlement, the infamous workhouse scandal of 1837, its long traditions of brickmaking and strawberry production, and much more.

Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo

9.71km from Manor Farm

Marwell zoo is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals all within a beautiful, landscaped 140-acre park. The zoo is home to 1,208 animals of 149 species. It was one of the earliest zoos in Europe to place an emphasis on animal conservation.

Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve is a wetland nature reserve with a rich habitat of rivers, marshlands, and scrapes. It is excellent for birdwatching and attracts many people hoping to spot a rare species. The reserve is managed primarily for birds but it also has rare flora including rarities such as slender bird's-foot-trefoil, frogbit, and marshmallow. One of the iconic attraction which shows the importance of the conservation of nature.

Calshot Beach

Calshot Beach

10.4km from Manor Farm

Calshot beach forms part of a mile-long shingle spit that reaches out into the mouth of Southampton Water. From here you get a great view of the ships coming and going from one of the UK’s largest ports. It was home to one of the UK’s biggest outdoor and watersport centers The beach also offers panoramic views of the Solent, Southampton, and the Isle of Wight.

Royal Armouries: Fort Nelson

Royal Armouries: Fort Nelson

10.83km from Manor Farm

The Royal Armouries is Britain's oldest national museum and was all originally in the Tower of London. It now occupies Fort Nelson, The Tower of London, Leeds Royal Armouries Museum and a permanent display at Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Over 700 items of artillery from many countries and spanning 600 years are brought to life whilst sensitively telling the unique stories behind them.

Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson

10.83km from Manor Farm

Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries' national collection of artillery and historic cannon – the big guns – and is a great day out for all the family. It was built in the 1860s to protect against a potential invasion by the French, which never materialized. You can explore a fully restored Victorian fort with its high ramparts, original fortifications, massive parade ground, and underground tunnels, plus a national museum housing over 700 pieces of artillery from across the world and span

Hovercraft Museum

Hovercraft Museum

11.71km from Manor Farm

The Hovercraft Museum is the only one in the world dedicated to this unique concept. The collection consists of approximately 60 hovercraft, ranging in size from single-seat fun craft to giant SRN4 that used to operate across the English Channel. Here, visitors can see famous hovercraft from film and television, climb aboard historic specimens, and see the very first proof-of-concept machines that led the way to the hovercraft revolution.

Portsdown Hill

Portsdown Hill

12.76km from Manor Farm

Portsdown Hill is a chalk ridge that overlooks Portsmouth and provides a stunning viewpoint over the city, the harbors, and over to the Isle of Wight. It provides beautiful views over Portsmouth and beyond. The slopes are home to impressive shows of wildlife that can be explored through miles of paths. The grassland is home to fantastic displays of colorful wildflowers that change through the spring, summer, and autumn. There is also a vast collection of spot bees, butterflies, and hundreds of

The New Forest

The New Forest

13.56km from Manor Farm

The New Forest became a national park in 2005 and was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror.It covers an area of 566 square kilometres and is made up of vast tracts of unspoilt woodland, heathland and river valleys. Today deer, ponies and cattle continue to roam free in its ancient heaths and woodland. Clear rivers and shady groves provide tranquillity and a car-free haven for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

13.65km from Manor Farm

Originally built in the late 3rd century, Portchester Castle is the most impressive and best-preserved of the ‘Saxon shore’ forts. The castle’s commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defenses for hundreds of years. Make the most of the wide-open grounds and castle courtyard, and enjoy a family picnic surrounded by history. Today Portchester Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and a Grade I listed building.

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

14.12km from Manor Farm

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is a spectacular collection of landscaped woodland, herbaceous, contemporary and formal gardens, in a unique riverside location comprising of 200 acres. It also has a narrow-gauge steam railway that travels through the gardens and play area. Its Other features include the Hydrangea Walk, the Rock Garden, Iris Garden, the Sundial Garden, Centenary Garden, and Camellia Walk and so more.

Lepe Country Park

Lepe Country Park

14.23km from Manor Farm

One of the ideal locations for birdwatchers and natural enthusiasts. The long stretch of shingle beach is popular with kite surfers and wind surfers, families, and holidaymakers. From the shoreline, you can look across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Watch yachts, ferries and cargo ships on their way to and from the harbors and marinas dotted along the south coast

Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve

Beacon Hill National Nature Reserve is a prominent chalk hill at the western end of the South Downs National Park. Situated halfway between Winchester and Petersfield. It is a Nature Conservation Review site, and an area of 40.1 hectares is a National Nature Reserve. There is a round barrow cemetery dating to the Late Neolithic or Bronze Age on the hill, and this is a Scheduled Monument.

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Manor Farm

Manor Farm

Pyland's Ln, Southampton SO31 1BH, UK

Manor Farm is a sequel to the widely acclaimed Animal Farm by George Orwell that covered tumultuous events during the early twentieth century. It is part of Solent and Southampton Water Ramsar site and Special Protection Area, and of Solent Maritime Special Area of Conservation. Part of it is in Upper Hamble Estuary and Woods, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.