Half-term is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the family – but where to go?

In Hampshire we are spoiled for choice when it comes to fun days out and Romsey is no exception - with everything from spending the day enjoying the fresh air to exciting indoor options for rainy days too.

For anyone looking for a personal recommendation, we’ve turned to Tripadvisor to find out some of the best rated attractions according to the people who have visited them.

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Five of the best family attractions in Romsey

Paultons Park

Hampshire Chronicle: Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. Picture: TripadvisorPaultons Park and Peppa Pig World. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Ower, Romsey

Rating: 4.5/5

About: Paultons Park has more than 70 rides and attractions for young and old alike, including the dinosaur theme park Lost Kingdom, the Edge and Cobra roller coasters, the Water Kingdom splash park, adventure golf, a 4D cinema and The Raging River Ride.

Also home to Peppa Pig World, with nine of its own rides and attractions including Peppa's Big Balloon Ride, George's Dinosaur Adventure and an indoor soft play zone.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Hampshire Chronicle: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey. Picture: TripadvisorSir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Jermyns House, Jermyns Lane, Romsey

Rating: 4.5/5

About: Enjoy some outdoors time with family and stretch your legs around Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, an arboretum covering 180 acres accommodating over 42,000 trees and shrubs.

Notable collections include oaks, camellia, magnolia, and rhododendron.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Romsey Signal Box

Hampshire Chronicle: Romsey Signal Box working museum. Picture: TripadvisorRomsey Signal Box working museum. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Brick Lane, Romsey

Rating: 5/5

About: A working museum offering an insight into the life of a railway signalman and railway signalling in general.

Romsey Signal Box dates from around 1865 and invites visitors of all ages to get hands on experience operating points, clearing signals, and ringing bells to control a simulation of trains passing through Romsey.

As well as the main attraction, the site has a visitor centre showing artifacts and photographs.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Romsey Rapids Sports Complex

Hampshire Chronicle: Romsey Rapids Sports Complex. Picture: TripadvisorRomsey Rapids Sports Complex. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Southampton Road, Romsey

Rating: 3/5

About: Have a splashing time at Romsey Rapids swimming pool which features a toddler pirate ship, rapids, and flume.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Golden Gecko Climbing

Hampshire Chronicle: Golden Gecko Climbing, Romsey. Picture: TripadvisorGolden Gecko Climbing, Romsey. Picture: Tripadvisor

Where: Romsey Industrial Estate, Greatbridge Road, Romsey

Rating: 5/5

About: Golden Gecko Climbing has 190sqm of climbing on the Climbing Tower and the Challenge Wall and 150 sqm of bouldering for those with climbing experience.

The Go Challenge Wall is great for anyone aged five years and above, with or without climbing experience.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.