Our Guide To Otterbourne
Otterbourne is a small village in Hampshire, situated between Winchester and Southampton. The village used to lie along an old Roman road before moving eastward to its present location by 1900. There are a number of places to visit and things to do in and around Otterbourne, some of which are outlined in this guide.
Things To Do In Otterbourne
Visitors to Otterbourne can choose from a vast range of attractions. Finding things to do in Otterbourne is not always an easy task, so we created a guide to help you find attractions and activities that will allow you to enjoy the very best that Otterbourne has to offer.
Marwell Zoo is situated in 140 acres of parkland and boasts a range of exotic species, including leopards, giraffes, insects, birds and reptiles. The zoo has a number of guest facilities, including a gift shop and adventure playgrounds for children. Plus, there are a variety of fascinating talks, workshops and demonstrations on each day, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about their favourite animals.
Otterbourne Park Wood
Over 64 acres of broadleaf woodland, Otterbourne Park Wood features oak, ash and maple trees, as well as a wide variety of animal and insect species. One of the great highlights of the wood is the annual show of bluebells, which flower in the Spring.
Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience
The Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience is available on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and offers a unique outdoor experience for the whole family. Take an alpaca on a two-hour guided walk along the Itchen River, where you will see otters, kingfishers and a number of other species. Be sure to bring suitable clothing, such as sturdy boots and a raincoat or sun cream, as the walks are held in all weather. This activity is great for adults and children over 12.
Lakeside Country Park
Lakeside Country Park covers 60 acres of land between Eastleigh and Southampton and is just a 20-minute walk from Eastleigh Town Centre. The park has evolved from a series of reclaimed gravel pits, and is now home to a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, tawny owls and grass snakes. The park’s lakes boast several species of waterfowl, and there is a marked “Paw Trail” for dog walkers. Entry to the park is free, and there is a narrow-gauge railway that does a circuit of the park daily from mid-July to mid-September for an extra charge?
Gleneagles Equestrian Centre
With two all-weather ménages and direct access to Itchen Valley Country Park, Gleneagles Equestrian Centre caters for all levels of riding ability. The instructors all hold British Horse Society qualifications, making them suitable for teaching all levels of rider with confidence. As well as lessons, hacks and instructional courses are also available (subject to ability). Own-a-pony weeks give children the opportunity to experience horse ownership and learn about stable management.
Visit Our Otterbourne Restaurant
During your next visit to Otterbourne, consider visiting our Otterbourne Restaurant, The White Horse. It is the perfect destination to enjoy AA Rosette quality food. You can expect a traditional pub menu with dishes made from local seasonal ingredients. Alongside our award-winning food, you will be able to select a drink from our eclectic drinks menu; we have a great selection of beer and wine available.