Things To Do
Lymington is a lively market town with excellent shops and individual boutiques. For those with a sweet tooth I would recommend the shop Truffles on the high street. Market day is every Saturday and for those who like olives there is an excellent olive stall. There are two supermarkets in Lymington. Tescos and Waitrose. The nearest petrol station is a two minute drive away.
There are lovely cafes and restaurants. I would recommend outside of the town, the Gordleton Mill (01590 682219, or see their website: www.themillatgordleton.co.uk.) They have an excellent bar and restaurant menu.
In the high street I recommend Egans Restaurant (01590 676165), also recommended by Egon Ronay. However you must book beforehand. They have an excellent lunch time menu.
For those who fancy something more spicy the restaurant La Quilla (01590 671681) is worth a visit as is Rivaaz (01590 679999).
Hampshire is an excellent county with numerous attactions to visit. Here are some of our recommendations:
Beaulieu Motor Museum is a brilliant day out for the whole family. There is the motor museum to visit and then the main house and gardens. Beaulieu village has some lovely little artisanal shops to visit. Click for website & more info…
Paultons Park near Romsey is a great day out for all ages with animals and fairground rides. Click for website & more info…
Marwell Zoo is the best Zoo in the south. A great day out with a fantastic selection of animals to see and learn about. Click for website & more info…
We also recommend:
Day trips to the Isle of Wight where you can visit Black Gang Chine
Submarine Museum – Gosport
Royal Naval Museum – Portsmouth
Slightly further afield:
Weymouth Sealife Centre, where they have started a shark breeding programme.
There are many activities to do in the local area. Here are some of our recommendations:
Horse Riding – Burley Villa Riding School, Bashley (01425 610278) www.burleyvilla.co.uk
Golf – Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club (01590 623332)
Calshot Activity Centre – An excellent activity centre where you can learn climbing, snowboarding, sailing. (02380 892077) www.hants.gov.uk/calshot
Matchams Dry Ski Slopes – (01202 499155)
Romsey Rapids – Exellent swimming pool complex with slides and a wave machine.
Also during the foraging season you can booking onto one of Mrs Tee’s seminars:
Mushroom Seminar with Mrs Tee (depending on season)
Wild Food Seminar with Mrs Tee (depending on season)