Top 5 Sunny Days Out - The Directory Group

Top 5 Sunny Days Out!

Our local area is no doubt stunning, especially in the summer months. Despite this, sometimes we still need some inspiration on how to truly make the most out of the gorgeous region we live in. Read this guide to learn our favourite
5 places to visit when the sun is shining!


Birdworld is home to over 2,000 creatures, including bugs, parrots, piranhas and everyone’s favourite smartly dressed gents, penguins. A trip here will be the perfect day out for the whole family, however it simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Discovery Theatre where they feature indoor and outdoor shows all year round with a talented team of airborne performers. Catch an outdoor show to enjoy the sun!

Jane Austen

Home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life, Chawton is a delightful village near Alton. If you are interested in literature you can pay a visit to Jane Austen’s House, but if not you can just take a stroll around the beautiful village and surrounding countryside. Well worth a visit!

Go Ape

Take a day to explore Alice Holt this summer, for a great day out in the woods! You can walk, cycle, play or have a picnic in the lovely surroundings. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in our café and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest.

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields at Hartley Park Farm is a stunning place to visit on a sunny day.  Hosting a number of open days over summer, you will have a fantastic opportunity to walk through the beautiful lavender and wild flower fields, and could even take a tractor ride around the farm!

Watercress Line

No matter what the time of year, there is always something to do at the Watercress Line… summer is our favourite time to visit though! Buy a ticket and travel on gorgeous steam trains to different stations, the perfect way to teach your kids a little bit of history. When you’re in Alresford, why not explore the beautiful Georgian market town and the home of Hampshire’s watercress industry?

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley