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Read on explore outdoor activities in Winchester, Southampton, and Guildford!

We have created a little exercise-whilst-having-fun outdoor activities list for you! They are all in and around your local area (Winchester, Southampton, and Guildford) so you can make the most out of your Uni-Life Experience and enjoy your city! Read on to see what you can get up to in your free time!

Winchester

The Winchester Treasure Trail 

Learn about Winchester by walking the 1.6 mile or two hour self guided treasure hunt. You’ll explore spectacular sights such as the Cathedral by cracking codes following the route on your preferred map, phone, printed paper, or a dedicated treasure map. You can start this at any time and is available to anyone after downloading the map for £9.99.  

https://www.treasuretrails.co.uk/products/things-to-do-winchester-hants 

 

Winchester Cathedral, Castle, and Great Hall 

Step back in time and delve into Winchester’s History by visiting the Cathedral, Castle, and Great Hall. It will give you an insight to one of the finest remaining medieval halls build in 1067, which contains a replica of King Arthur’s Round Table. Students can access the Castle and Great Hall daily from 10am to 5am for £2.50, and the Cathedral from Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm for £5. 

https://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/welcome/ 

https://www.visitwinchester.co.uk/listing/the-great-hall/ 

 

Marwell Zoo 

Connect and appreciate the natural wonders of the world by visiting Marwell Zoo. You can explore their immersive exhibits with exotic and endangered animals such as Tigers, Giraffes, and Pandas and lessen your appetite at Cafe Craze. They are open from Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. 

https://www.marwell.org.uk 

Southampton

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

With access to a private lake and the River Itchen, Woodmill specialises in Water Activities such as Paddle Boarding and Canoeing, but also branched out to other outdoor activities such as Fishing, Climbing, Archery, Rafting, and Shelter Building. In addition to that, they offer Environmental studies all year round, and teach watersports and land activities. In the summer they are open from Monday to Thursday at 8:30am to 9pm, and from Friday to Sunday 9am to 5pm. In the winter they are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

https://activenation.org.uk/venues/woodmill/

https://activenation.org.uk/venue-region/southampton-city-council/

 

Museums

Delve into Southampton’s History and Finest Art on a rainy day by visiting their considerable variation on Museums. I.e., SeaCity Museum, Solent Sky Museum, Southampton City Art Gallery, Tudor House & Garden Museum, God's House Tower, or John Hansard Gallery. The tickets range from free to £10 per adult.

Unilife Tip: We have held a welcome party at the SeaCity Museum, so the museum is Unilife Approved!

https://visitsouthampton.co.uk/blog/10-things-to-do-in-southampton-on-a-rainy-day

 

New Forest Wildlife Park

Enjoy nature and take a stroll in the local New Forest Wildlife park. They have adventurous woodland trails and a lot of amazing wildlife such as Wolves, Ferrets, and Bison. Keep an eye out for their special events year round and feeding sessions to enhance your Outdoor Activity even more! It is open daily from 10am to 5:30pm and you can get student tickets for £13.75.

https://newforestwildlifepark.co.uk

Guildford

Skywalk Adventure 

Enjoy breathtaking views by zip lining 30ft over mesmerising nature, ski slopes and race courses. You’ll also be able to get a little more active by clambering across their rickety bridges and tight ropes! Visit their website for more details and regarding their dates and times. Tickets will be £30 pounds per adult.  

https://skywalkadventure.co.uk 

 

Campaign Paintball & Laser Park 

If you’re looking for an exhilarating and memorable outdoor activity to do with friends in Surrey, make sure you visit the Campaign Paintball & Laser Park. You can expect a naturally mesmerising location, a fun day out, and full kits and gear provided for the price of £27.95 including 300 paintballs. Visit their website for further details and booking! 

https://campaign-paintball.com/adultpaintball/ 

 

Parks and Gardens in Surrey 

Fancy a picnic surrounded by elegant, dramatic, and illustrious parks and gardens? Visit the Gatton Park, Claremont Landscape Gardens, Hampton Court Palace Gardens, Ramster Gardens, Winkworth, RHS Wisley, Painshill Park, Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Sculpture Park, for mesmerising designs created by notable horticulturist. Click on the links for more information about each Park and Garden in Surrey.  

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