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Itchen Valley Country Park

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Good for small children

The short play trail is great for preschool children, and the playgrounds are nice. One for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Go Ape!

We went to Go Ape at Itchen Valley country park for our nieces 13th Birthday. We were a party of 8... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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A fun day out for the entire family at this outdoor park that boasts a visitor's center, plenty of walking trails, children play areas and special events.
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Allington Lane, Eastleigh SO30 3HQ, England
+44 23 8068 8444
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All reviews go ape zip wire pond dipping family picnic bbq area pay and display big play area playing football certain areas nice place to go lovely place to have plenty of open space wooded area gift shop fresh air all ages nice cafe on site
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The short play trail is great for preschool children, and the playgrounds are nice. One for preschool ages and a second for slightly older children. There has been some recent additions to the play trail in the last few months which is nice. The cafe...More

Thank MoonsterUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few hours at the park and did the Meadow trail with our 4 year old and the play trail and playgrounds. We enjoyed the park apart from selfish dog owners leaving dog poo around despite the numerous signs around the park. My...More

Thank charlottebrown2k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Go Ape at Itchen Valley country park for our nieces 13th Birthday. We were a party of 8 of varying ages. My daughter was very nervous once she got up into the trees so one of the instructors climbed up and calmed...More

Thank SouthamptonAnnie
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely woodland walks, play equipment suitable for a range of ages. parking not too expensive. convenient cafe, which offers gluten free options; HOWEVER disappointed that when I asked if the soup was gluten free and ordered this; it came with a bread roll which was...More

Thank Batec1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Itchen valley country park is a beautiful slice of nature just outside the hustle and bustle of the city. The play area is great. There is ample parking. There is a nature centre and cafe. The play area is brilliant.

Thank SheWh0Heals
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have four grandchildren ages ranging from one to thirteen years old. It is lovely to have a park that they all enjoy right on our doorstep! The thirteen year old loved Going Ape, and there is so much activity for them all to enjoy....More

Thank Hellsbells245
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for summer picnics, was clean, peaceful and has a decent park, kids loved it, plenty of room

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

So many paths, routes and trails, suitable for biking,, push chairs, wheel chairs or just walking. What a complete surprise. Parking not expensive, no admission fee, and an excellent cafe in it's own right which was also good value for money. Delicious fresh healthy food...More

Thank ShinyMummy M
EastleighBC, General Manager at Itchen Valley Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're sure the blackberry pie was delicious and we look forward to welcoming you back soon...

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Really expected there to be much more for the high parking charges. Age 9 boy did not find it impressive, probably more fun for younger kids.

Thank Becki H
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Lovely place to walk your dogs, though can get busy at weekends. Parents bring the children for a nice day out.

Thank Aline R
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August 8, 2018|
Response from EastleighBC | Property representative |
Hello, sorry for the late reply. Entry to Itchen Valley Country Park is free. You only need to pay for parking for the time that you are visiting; your parking fee will help support all that we do. Daily charges: Up to 1... More
May 30, 2017|
Response from epardani | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a pushchair myself, however when I have visited I've seen families with young children in them. Hope this helps