Things to do in Basingstoke

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  • Sue
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience from start to finish. Booking was easy, pre event communication excellent and the venue and host Harry absolutely superb! Amazing to make our own gin using a still and botanicals to our taste. The opportunity to also try many lovely Gorilla gins with a choice of mixers - where a double is a standard measure !!! It was so much fun - and blessed with Harry who was so helpful and informative and responsible for making it such a brilliant experience ! I recommend taking a few snacks as they suggest and I definitely recommend this experience. Much better than other gin distillery experiences !
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • Kandace B
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited the museum on a rainy day with my brother and sister. They are 2 and 4 and I am 7. We went to meet my Aunty and cousin for a day out.

    I enjoyed going in the old fashioned shops and buying things, especially the sweet shop. I liked the toy shop and the penny machines. The audio guide was fun to listen to.

    Unfortunately, there was nowhere inside to have our packed lunch and some of the arcade machines were broken. It would have been better if it was more interactive and if there was a playground.

    In conclusion, I would like to visit again, especially if there was a Home Ed discount rate (we are home educated).
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • ATraveller363
    Hampshire, UK164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Fast Show was non-stop sketches and laughter of all the old favourites.
    As well as the live sketches the cast spoke about the early days and how the show came about and members came to work together on one of the most iconic comedy shows ever. A seat along the left side was all I could get so I got a pretty good view and a bit of pain in the neck too but to see the show I can forgive that. I would have been gutted to miss this.
    The Anvil has plenty of parking close by and is easy to get to .
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • Joy N
    77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park with lots of activities for children and adults. We went off season but still enjoyed a walk around the 2 lakes and area.
    Written 26 March 2023
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  • Steph T
    London, UK19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A friend with a car suggested The Vyne, a compact 16thC on house - and I hadn’t heard of it, so was keen to go.

    Very friendly staff, and knowledgeable guides throughout - shortage of volunteers meant the upper level in the house was closed. Several rooms with an impressive chapel. There was very little information in the rooms, which meant you either had to buy the guidebook or chat to the guide, which wasn’t always practical..

    Excellent selection of secondhand books and knickknacks for sale, and an extremely well run tea rooms - wonderful baked potatoes - recommended! Plenty of room upstairs in the tea room for the copious families.. and their dogs.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • KenMaideheadUK
    Maidenhead, UK1,285 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As I am knew to Basingstoke I wanted to get as much background to the town as I could. This is a well ordered local museum which has a great deal of information and artefacts from the area. A small volunteer, friendly staff run the museum and are very welcoming.. It is housed in the lovely old town hall. There are regular exhibitions, in addition to the main exhibits. Entry is free and there is also a cafe there.
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • krcb197
    Fareham, UK328 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is not a hugh amount to see but equally it is not expensive to get in. This is a great place to have a wander after a pub lunch. Friendly staff and a great Lego model.
    Written 1 July 2021
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  • Sconne21
    Newbury, UK53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really pretty field of grass with a couple of picnic tables, bordered on one side by woodland and then the busy main road on the other side of the woodland. At the bottom of the hill is a small playground and zipwire, then beyond that are some lakes. My dogs have drunk from the lakes quite often. It can get very muddy down there, so I'd take wellies. Plenty of free parking at the top of the plantation and also at Blackdam Lakes (at the bottom of the plantation). You can easily spend an hour or two here - especially with a picnic, kites, and enjoying your dogs paddle in the stream.
    Written 29 October 2022
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  • Annie
    Tidworth, UK1,124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited to go shopping and to visit the cinema. We also had a meal as well. Lots of shops with lots of sales on. My favourite shop Apricot is here as well. Easy to park and access everything. Only downside is expensive parking charges.
    Written 28 August 2023
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  • John B
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy access and close parking plenty of food and drink outlets nearby. Clean good stage views. Bar area a little hectic as expected, should separate hot and cold drinks. Exit was well managed.
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • Mark T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fascinating and beautiful place, I loved it. Restful, the result of decades of hard work and love. The owners gave a good resume of their forty years of work to restore this lost Gertrude Jekyll garden, which is a true labour of love. The weather was not great, the welcome was all one could wish. Go, enjoy.
    Written 27 July 2021
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  • Michaela K
    2,271 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a nice place to walk around and there is also a park area next to it
    Good to chill out and have a walk around
    Written 27 March 2020
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