Plan your visit

Make the most out of your visit to River Hamble Country Park

Park opening hours

Nov 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

Nov to Mar: 10am to 4pm
Apr to Oct: 10am to 4pm

Parking charges

  • Up to 1 hour: £2.50
  • Up to 2 hours: £4.50
  • Up to 4 hours: £6
  • Full day: £7

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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.

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River Hamble Country Park

Pyland's Lane
SO31 1BH

River Hamble Country Park Pylands Lane, Bursledon Nr Southampton SO31 1BH

River Hamble Country Park

The Barn at River Hamble Country Park

The Barn

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.

Find out more about The Barn

Woman buying a drink at the Barn café


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. And if you’re visiting outside of The Barn’s opening hours, there’s also a hot drinks and healthy snacks vending option for when the servery is closed.

Find out more about The Barn Café

Labrador dog


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.

Find out more about dog walking at River Hamble Country Park

River Hamble Country park in the Autumn

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

What's on

Toilets and dog wash at The Barn


  • 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
Mature lady and other people sitting in a café


A network of well-surfaced trails allows easy exploration of the country park, with benches located along the routes.

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.

People and dog at the Barn café

Group visits

We offer a range of exciting environmental and historical activities for all key stages and abilities.

Manor farm exterior

Manor Farm

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!

Find out more about Manor Farm