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Leisure and Pleasure

By SPP Reporter

Amesbury Sports & Community Centre

Holders Road, Amesbury SP4 7ND.

Tel: 01980 622173

Facilities: 5 Court Sports Hall, Squash Courts, Tennis Courts, Options Fitness Suites.

Activities: Trampolining, Badminton, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Dancing, Netball, Basketball, Football also available: Crèche, Kids Club, community area and kitchen, pavilion and playing fields. Contact the centre for further details.

Andover Leisure Centre

West Street, Andover SP10 1QP.

Tel: 01264 324144

Open January-December.

Andover The Lights Theatre

Established as the creative hub of Andover, with a full programme of professional shows, creative workshops and activities. Seats 242 with an Arena Café, Bar, mirrored dance studio, craft studio and full business suite. Fully accessible, with WiFi throughout. Box Office: 01264 368368 or www.thelights.org.uk

Andover Museum & the Museum of the Iron Age

6 Church Close, Andover SP10 1DP.

Tel: 01264 366283 Fax: 01264 339152

Open all year 1000-1700 hrs Tuesday-Saturday.

Finkley Down Farm Park

Andover, Hants SP11 6NF. Tel: 01264 352195

Open March-October (8 months)

The Hawk Conservancy

Andover SP11 8DY. Tel: 01264 772252

Fax: 01264 773772

Open February-October

Thruxton Circuit

Andover, Hampshire. Tel: 01264 772696

Fax: 01264 773794

Nine race meetings a year.

Test Valley Guild of Tourist Guides

Join a guided tour as scheduled

Tel: 01264 324320 Group bookings please call 01264 324068

Jungle Jungle

3A West Way, Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover, Hants SP10 5AS

Tel: 01264 336360 Fax: 01264 338000

Open every day 0930-1730 hrs except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Vale Farm Fisheries

Vale Farm, Nuns Walk, Longparish,

Andover SP11 6QW

Tel: 01264 720227

Open 12 months, dawn to dusk.

Mompesson House

The National Trust, Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EL

Tel: 01722 335659

Open April-October.

Houghton Lodge Gardens & Hydroponicum

Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LQ

Tel: 01264 810177 Fax: 01264 810177

Open: Gardens and Hydroponicum 1 Mar-30 Sep

Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 1400-1700 hrs; Sat, Sun & Bank

Hols 1000-1700 hrs or by appointment for groups

Hydroponicum – Autumn/Winter

Mon-Fri 0900-1700 hrs.

Museum of Army Flying

Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hants SO20 8DY

Tel: 01980 674421 Fax: 01264 781694

Open all year except week prior to Christmas.

Mon-Sun 1000-1630 hrs.

Kimbridge Farm Shop

Kimbridge, near Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LE

Tel: 01794 340777 Fax: 01794 341295

Open every day 0900-1700 hrs.

Romsey Signal Box

Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade,

Winchester Road, Romsey

Tel: via 01794 522979

Open first Sunday each month except January,

1000-1700 hrs.

Old Sarum – English Heritage

Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3SD

Open all year except 24-26 December and January 1.

Medieval Merchant’s House

58 French Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO1 0AT

Tel: 023 8022 1503

Mottisfont Abbey

Mottisfont, Nr Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LP

Tel: 01794 340757 Fax: 01794 341492

Open 18 March-1 November,

Saturday – Wednesday, 1200-1800 hrs

(last entry 1700 hrs). House 1300-1700 hrs,

10-25 June daily 1100-2030 hrs.

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum

Romsey Tel: 01794 368787

Open all year except Christmas Bank Holiday.

April-October weekdays 1030-1800 hrs weekends and

Bank Holidays. November to March 1030-dusk.

King John’s House & Tudor Cottage

Church Street, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8BT.

Tel: 01794 512200

Open 1000-1600 hrs Mon-Sat; May-Sept, Sats and

Bank Hols; April and October.

Romsey Abbey

Parish Office, The Vicarage, Abbey Close, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8EN

Tel: 01794 513125 parish office open for enquiries

1000-1230 hrs

Monday to Thursday

Abbey open daily 0830-1730 hrs.

Walking Tours of Romsey

Tourist Information Centre, 1 Latimer Street, Romsey, Hants SO51 8DF

Tel: 01794 524028 Fax: 01703 813400

Open: 1 May-30 September 1100 hrs;

Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat 1 October-30 April 1100 hrs:

Wednesday and Saturday.


Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9ZD

Tel: 01794 505010 Fax: 01794 505040

Open daily June-September.

The Rapids

Southampton Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8AF

Tel: 01794 830333 Fax: 01794 511474

Open all year.

Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm

Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Salisbury, Wilts SP4 0EW

Tel: 01980 629438 Fax: 01980 629438

Open 1st April-5th November daily, 1000-1800 hrs last admission 1645 hrs.

Whitchurch Silk Mill

28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7AL

Tel: 01256 892065

Open January-December, Tuesday-Sunday and BH Mon 1030-1700 hrs.

Wooldings Vineyard & Winery

Wooldings, Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7QT

Tel: 01256 895200 Fax: 01256 895200

Open daily 1100-1800 hrs 1 May to Christmas

(1600 hrs after 1 Nov).

Tourist Information Centres


Town Mill House, Bridge Street, Andover

Tel: 01264 324320 Fax: 01264 345650


1 Latimer Street, Romsey. Tel: 01794 512987

Fax: 01794 518981

Romsey Heritage Centre

Romsey Heritage Information Centre will combine the history of King John’s House and Tudor Cottage with the heritage of the area. The centre will host exhibitions of artefacts and local art works, as well as recreating the old Gun Shop which was originally on the site.

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