30 Things to do in and around Petersfield this Spring

Spring has sprung in Petersfield, and Visit Petersfield is here to help you make the most of it! With longer days, warmer weather, and vibrant blooms, there’s no better time to get out and explore. Here’s our list of 30 fantastic things to do this spring:

Getting outside and embracing nature:

  1. Walk through the charming Petersfield Physic Gardens which are tucked away on the High Street, opposite Marks & Spencers.

2. Meet other dog owners around the area and join the Mooch with your Pooch! Walk at Queen Elizabeth Country Park 26th March. 

3. Discover the beauty of the Lupin Fields located at Terwick Church in May.

4. Walk through a sea of bluebells in May. Some great places are Little Hyden Woods, Poet’s Stone and Hinton Ampner.

5. Enjoy a picnic with a view at Harting Hill, located in the scenic Harting Downs. Click here for more picnic places.

6. Walk in Staunton Country Park’s beautiful woodland and admire the ornamental lake.

For the whole of the family:

7. Join in on the family fun at Butser Ancient Farm over the Easter Holidays between March 29th – April 14th.

8. Get the kids involved with The Brilliant Bug Hunt at Staunton Country Park on April 5th.

9. Join in on The Big Butser Egg Roll at Butser Hill from 29th March – 1st April. They also have lots of egg-cellent Easter activities for the kids at Queen Elizabeth Country park.

10. Easter egg-citement awaits at Sky Park Farm. Feed the deer, pack a picnic, and enjoy face painting for the little ones, 29th March – 12th April.

11. Download a free story trail and map to explore Butser Hill with your family. Follow the clues and discover The Legend of The Dragon of Butser Hill.

12. Don’t miss the chance to see adorable newborn lambs during lambing season at Staunton Country Farm this spring. They also have a bucket load of Easter fun! 29th March – 14th April.

13. Unleash the kids’ inner explorer at a National Trust Easter Egg Hunt.

14.  Discover The Bowerbird Scavenger Easter Egg Hunt at Birdworld 29th March – 14th April.

15. Visit the Spring Makers Market at Queen Elizabeth Country Park on April 14th.

16. Enjoy the May Bank Holiday Weekend in Petersfield Town Centre at the Petersfield Spring Festival 25th – 27th May.

17. Discover The Gruffalo at Alice Holt Country Park.

19. Go wild at Go Ape! With locations in Alice Holt and Southampton. 

Indulge your taste buds:

19. Grab a delicious sourdough hot cross bun from Juniper Sustainable Goods and Refillery, located along Lavant Street (limited availability as they sell out fast!)

20. Tuck into a delicious meal at these popular brunch spots in Petersfield town.

21. Enjoy a spot of tea and cake with family or friends at The Tea Barn at Durleighmarsh.

22. Explore The Heath and treat yourself to an ice cream from The Plump Duck.

23. Create your own luxury Easter egg at Sky Park Farm with the Crafty Chocolatier on 26th March.

Places to visit:

24. Visit the Petersfield Market in The Square every Wednesday and Saturday at 8AM – 3PM.

25. Enjoy the abundance of fresh produce at the lovely local farm shops.

26. Visit the delightful local vineyards in May.

27. Take part in a Sage and Salt craft workshop in their studio located on Swan Street, Petersfield

28. Visit the Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery to learn all about local history and see stunning some local art.

29. Discover the hidden gems in The Folly Market in Petersfield.

30. Use the row boats and pedalos at The Heath (weather permitting).

We hope these give you some great inspiration on how to spend your spring! 

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