Days Out in Hampshire for Couples: Explore our 5 Best Date Ideas

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Are you ready to explore the most romantic days out in Hampshire for couples?

Whether you’re looking for an adventure-packed day outdoors or a relaxing stroll through a charming city, we’ve got you covered!

Hampshire is a county full of surprises, and we’ve handpicked 5 date ideas that are sure to impress your significant other. Read on to explore some of our favourite options:

Days Out in Hampshire for Couples: A view of the harbour

Days Out in Hampshire for Couples: Walk through Winchester

If you’re searching for days out in Hampshire for couples, then Winchester is a must-visit destination.

Offering a combination of history, culture, and natural beauty, this idyllic city is perfect for those seeking a romantic getaway. 

Take a stroll through the vibrant streets, admire the stunning cathedral, and stop for a bite to eat at one of the many quaint cafés and restaurants. 

Couples with a penchant for nature can also opt to explore the city’s picturesque water meadows; a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city.

Days Out in Hampshire for Couples: A Close-up of Winchester Cathedral

Days Out in Hampshire for Couples: Explore the New Forest

Would you like to organise an adventure-filled date with your significant other? If so, look no further than the New Forest! 

Here, you can take a romantic stroll or bike ride through the forest’s stunning landscapes, spot wild ponies, and enjoy a dreamy picnic amidst nature. For a unique experience, you can even book a hot air balloon ride and enjoy the spectacular views from above!

To end the day on a high, why not book an overnight stay with us here at Stanwell House? Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, our boutique hotel offers warm hospitality and stylish décor, making it the perfect base for exploring all that the forest has to offer. 

So, why not book your stay and start planning your perfect New Forest adventure?

Days Out in Hampshire for Couples: Beaulieu Village in the New Forest

Days Out in Hampshire for Couples: Vineyard Wine Tasting

For wine-loving couples, a visit to a vineyard is a must — and, thankfully, we have one right on our doorstep!

An 8-minute drive from us at Stanwell, Setley Ridge is set in the centre of the New Forest National Park. Family-run and offering tours, the eco-friendly winery allows you to sample some of the region’s most remarkable sparkling wines. 

Venture through the vineyard, learn about the wine-making process, and enjoy a glass of bubbly with your loved one.

Hands raised, toasting with a glass of wine

Treat Your Loved One: Cruise on the Solent

Are you scoping out date ideas with a difference?

One of the best days out in Hampshire for couples is a romantic cruise on the Solent, one of the UK’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. 

As well as seeing stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the surrounding coastline, you may even spot playful dolphins or seals along the way!

For an extra special touch, why not bring along a picnic basket and a bottle of wine? Whether it’s an anniversary, or just a regular date, a cruise on the Solent is an experience to remember. 

Sunset over The Solent, Hampshire

Treat Your Loved One: The Hidden Gems of Lymington

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in the UK, Lymington is the perfect destination.

With beautiful coastal views and quaint streets lined with boutique shops, there are many fun activities for couples to enjoy.

And, if you get peckish, why not swing by our Stanwell House for a bite to eat? Considered one of Lymington’s hidden gems, we offer three distinct dining options, each with its own unique charm and flavour. 

Treat your loved one to an elegant meal at Samphire, or enjoy a more laid-back vibe at Salt Bar. For a relaxed afternoon, head over to The Orangery for a scrumptious afternoon tea or a refreshing cocktail. 

Whatever your preference, we offer the ultimate dining experience for you and your special someone.

Image of the food at Stanwell House

If you’d like to discover more about days out in Hampshire for couples, or book an overnight stay with us, please get in touch

Alternatively, why not take a look at our previous blog to discover the flavours of Stanwell House?

English Wine Week

In honour of English Wine Week, we are delighted to offer a special edition of our Francesca’s Favourites Wine menu, for which our talented Restaurant Manager, Francesca, has perfectly paired Gusbourne Wines with delectable dishes. Join us all this week from 12pm-9pm, and let’s raise a toast to good food, great wine, and unforgettable moments!