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Things to do in Basingstoke

Former London overspill town re-inventing itself as a vibrant, well-designed place to live

Are you looking for things to do in Basingstoke? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Roundabouts, AA building, Liz Hurley and Festival Place


Did you know...

  • The Basingstoke Canal was created to link London to Basingstoke, when built it had the world's longest canal tunnel, which is now a home for Britain's largest bat colony.
  • Basingstoke's banana ripening warehouse is the largest in Europe.
  • The river Loddon as it flows through Basingstoke is the subject of a sonnet by Poet Laureate Thomas Warton.



 

  Attractions

Manydown Family Fun

Fantastic farm themed family day out.
Worting Road
Basingstoke
RG23 8PU

01256220398

 

Odiham Castle

It was one of only three strongholds built by King John, to add to the ninety he already had at his disposal.
Odiham
RG29 1BX

 

The Vyne

National Trust - Beautiful country house, dating back to Henry VIII.
Hampshire
RG24 9HL

 

Basing House Visitor Centre

Popular historic attraction.
Basing Grange
The Street
RG24 8AE

 
 

  Museums

Willis Museum FREE

Fascinating look at Basingstoke's history.
Market Place
Basingstoke
RG21 7QD

 

Milestones Museum

Hampshire's living history museum with collections of industrial and everyday life.
Leisure Park
Churchill Way West
Basingstoke
RG22 6PG

01256477766

Recommended by Mary Cleeve, Reading
“Fascinating trip down memory lane, good day out for all the family”

 
 

  Parks

The War Memorial Park FREE

This historic Georgian park, has an attractive parkland landscape of mature trees and garden features, to walk and relax in.
London Road
Basingstoke
RG21 4AH

 

Black Dam Ponds FREE

The ponds provide a haven for wildlife, particularly Waterfowl including Tufted ducks, Coots and Kingfishers.
Black Dam Way
Basingstoke
RG21 3PR

 

Glebe Gardens FREE

Close to the town, opposite the Anvil, Glebe Gardens once belonged to the rectory, Chute House.
Church Street
Basingstoke
RG21 7QT

Recommended by Penny Marshall, Basingstoke

 

Eastrop Park FREE

Green Flag Award winning city centre park.
Eastrop Way
Basingstoke
RG21 4QE

 

Crabtree Plantation FREE

Originally part of the Hackwood Estate, evidence of the historical significance of this site can still be seen in the Bolton Arch.
Crabtree Way
Basingstoke
RG24 7AS

 

Old Down Woodland Park FREE

Naturalistic park on the edge of town near Kempshott. There is a small community hall and a play area in the park.
off Firecrest Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG22 5UL

 

Carpenter's Down FREE

Carpenters Down Open Space offers sporting facilities for basketball and bowls. Nature trails and walks lead through the woodland.
Popley
Basingstoke
RG24 9AE

 

Chineham Park FREE

Once part of the Chineham Park Estate, Chineham Park retains many mature trees from the original parkland.
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 9BL

 
 

  Galleries

Fairfields Art Centre

Art gallery and arts centre.
Council Road
Basingstoke
RG21 3DH

01256321621

 
 

  Bowling

Bowlplex Basingstoke

Ten pin bowling alley.
Basingstoke Leisure Park
Basingstoke
RG22 6PG

01256811405

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Basingstoke

Multi-screen cinema.
Basingstoke Leisure Park
RG21 6YR

03330144501

 

Vue Cinema Basingstoke

Modern multi-screen cinema complex.
Festival Place
New Market Square
RG21 7BB

03453084620

 
 

  Theatre

Anvil Arts

Anvil Arts is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire, and runs The Anvil, The Haymarket and The Forge in Basingstoke.
Churchill Way
Basingstoke
RG21 7QR

01256844244

 
 

  Golf

Basingstoke Golf Centre

Welcome to Basingstoke Golf Centre where you can play a round of golf on our 9 Hole Par 3 course, or use our driving range.
Worting Road
Basingstoke
RG22 6PG

 

Test Valley Golf Club

Golf Club.
Micheldever Road
Overton
Nr Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG25 3DS

 

Weybrook Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
Rooksdown Lane
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 9NT

 

Tylney Park Golf Club

The Rotherwick Course at Tylney Park is an example of the very best inland golf available in Britain.
Rotherwick
Hook
Hampshire
RG27 9AY

 

Basingstoke Golf Club

Golf Club.
Kempshott Park
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG23 7LL

 

Dummer Golf Club

Golf Club.
Dummer Golf Club
Dummer
Hampshire
RG25 2AR

 
 

  Leisure centres

Basingstoke Sports Centre

Activities from swimming to wall climbing.
Town Centre
Basingstoke
RG21 7LE

01256326331

 

Fitness First

Friendly gym and fitness centre.
Stag Oak Lane
Basingstoke
RG24 8NN

08708988140

Recommended by Helen Ward, Basingstoke

 

Basingstoke Aquadrome

Swimming pool, flumes and fitness centre.
Worting Road
Basingstoke
RG22 6PG

01256472343‎·

 
 

  Water sports

Ocean Turtle Diving

Learn to scuba dive.
Unit 16
Hassocks Wood
RG24 8UQ

01256819595‎

 
 

  Sport

Planet Ice

Ice skating rink.
Worting Road
Basingstoke
RG22 6PG

 
 

  Riding

Park Farm Oakley Equestrian Centre

Lessons available.
Rectory Road
Oakley
RG23 7ED

01256780375

 

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