Park opening hoursNov to Feb: 8:30am to 5pm
Mar to Apr: 8:30am to 7:30pm
May to Aug: 8:30am to 8:30pm
Sept to Oct: 8:30am to 7:30pm
The Barn opening hours
May to October: 9:30am to 5pm
November to April: 9am to 4pm
- Up to 1 hour: £2
- Up to 2 hours: £4
- Up to 4 hours: £5.50
- Full day: £7
Where we are
We are half a mile from Junction 8 off the M27, between Portsmouth and Southampton. Navigate to Pylands Lane and follow the road through the park to the signposted car parks.
If you’re using a sat nav to find your way to the park via the postcode, please use SO31 1BH and look out for brown tourist information signs to guide you in the right direction.Download a map of the park here.
River Hamble Country Park Pylands Lane, Bursledon Nr Southampton SO31 1BH
The Barn is a great location to start and end your visit. With a café, indoor and outdoor seating, toilets and information about the park, it’s the perfect place to kick off a wander around the park or relax before you head home.
If you’re looking for refreshments, we’ve got you covered. Visit The Barn Café for hot and cold drinks, cooked breakfasts, pastries and delicious cakes. If you’re visiting outside of The Barn’s opening hours, there’s a vending machine selling hot drinks and healthy snacks.
Well behaved dogs are welcome in the park. Follow our paw print prompts around the site for when to put your dog on a lead and when they can run free. Be aware that there are livestock fields throughout the park - particularly near the farm.
Things to do
Looking to make the most of your visit to River Hamble Country Park? Discover activities, scenic spots, historical landmarks and more. From crabbing to walking trails, wildlife spotting and BBQs, there are plenty of ways to enjoy our lovely country park.Find out more about things to do at River Hamble Country Park
Spring Flower Drawing Workshop
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Willow Basket Workshop
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- The Barn has accessible toilets that are open for use during The Barn’s opening hours
- Our Toplands car park has toilet facilities that are open during park opening hours
- The old Barnfield kiosk toilets are accessible and open with radar lock outside of opening hours
- Manor Farm has toilets outside of the pay zone, so park visitors can also use these
A network of well-surfaced trails allows easy exploration of the country park, with benches located along the routes.
The Barn at Barnfield offers the best starting point for visitors with wheelchairs and pushchairs. From the tarmac car park, you can follow a trail past The Barn through the woodland and along the riverside.
We offer a range of exciting environmental and historical activities for all key stages and abilities.
While you're visiting River Hamble Country Park, why not take some time to explore Manor Farm? There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy!