Local Attractions

What makes Riverside so special is simply its fabulous location, close to the River Hamble - a Mecca for the international yachtsman. Also the location of the park is so ideal for the host of attractions around, places to go and things to do. 

New Forest Cycling

The New Forest

Here you will find the famous New Forest pony, many beautiful villages and towns including Lymington and Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard and so much more. 

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Palace House & Gardens

The unique motor museum with so much to see and do for all the family and your admission covers your entrance to the Palace House and Gardens, the Abbey and Monastic Life exhibition as well as the motor museum itself. 

Historic Portsmouth

So much to see and do including the historic ships like The Warrior, The Mary Rose and The Victory. Naval museums and D-Day history. Fun at the Pyramid Centre, Portchester Castle and the fabulous boardwalk at Port Solent. 

Isle of Wight 

Why not take a day trip to the beautiful Wight Island with so much to see and do, so easily accessible from either Southampton or Portsmouth on foot or taking your own car. 

Historic Winchester 

A beautiful cathedral and other historic buildings and excellent shopping centre. 


So easily accessible from Hamble, providing excellent shopping facilities, and a museum with The Titanic exhibition, or why not follow the Titanic Trail. Ocean Village is full of bars and restaurants overlooking the waterfront. Leisure World is where you will find the amazing cinema complex, casino, bars and nightclubs. The Bargate sits in the centre of the town. The new West Quay complex is a shopper's heaven, located right in the middle of Southampton City Centre, And, of course, Southampton is famous for the Boat Show! 

Other attractions in the area include Victoria Country Park at Netley, Manor Farm and Park at Bursledon, the famous 'Jolly Sailor' public house on the river, Romsey Rapids, Paultons Fun Park, Poole Pottery and Bournemouth with its great sandy beaches! 

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