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 Andover 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 Andover

Finkley Down Farm

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Where: Finkley Down Farm Park, North Way, Andover

Rating: 4.5/5

About: Open all year round, children can enjoy animal handling and feeding activities throughout the day, along with the indoor play barn and the Little Farmers Driving School.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Andover Museum/The Museum of the Iron Age

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Where: Church Close, Andover

Rating: 4.5/5

About: Andover boasts two museums in the same building - Andover Museum, telling the story of the town and surrounding area, opened in 1981 and was joined in 1986 by the Museum of the Iron Age, telling the story of the nearby Danebury hillfort.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Hawk Conservancy Trust

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Where: Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover

Rating: 5/5

About: Set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, there are over 130 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles.

Many of these birds are involved in the daily flying displays in one of the three flying arenas, whilst others are part of important breeding or environmental enrichment projects.

There are extra activities during weekends and school holidays.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.


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Where: Cowdown Lane, Harewood Forest, Andover

Rating: 5/5

About: In a beautiful oak forest setting, TreeRunners uses zip lines, snowboards and Tarzan swings among other challenges to get you from tree to tree.

The safety system makes it impossible to unclip from the safety line, leaving adults with the option of joining the children in the canopy or chilling out with a coffee on the ground.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.

Ironsight Activities

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Where: Longstock Road Goodworth Clatford, Andover

Rating: 4.5/5

About: Set in a rural location just outside Andover, Ironsight Activities features both indoor and outdoor game zones and combat arenas.

A unique activity centre for urban warfare style games and events suitable for ages 7 years and above, choose from Laser Tag, Splatmaster, Paintball and Airsoft.

To read the reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website.