Eastleigh is a railway town which developed around the works of the London & South Western Railway.
Lakeside Country Park has lakes, woodland and meadows, created from former gravel works 1 mile from Eastleigh station
but only ½ mile from Southampton Airport Parkway.
For the city of Southampton see Southampton Central.
www.eastleigh.gov.uk/lakeside | www.threeriversrail.com
Discover Eastleigh's history with the recreated 1930s home of an engine driver and his wife.
The museum is part of a terrace of Victorian houses typical of Eastleigh. Events, exhibitions and family activities programme.
Tel. 023 8064 3026. Admission free.
Open M-F 1000-1600, Sat 1000-1400.
A 10¼" and 7¼" dual gauge miniature railway with a 1¼ mile loop
in Lakeside Country Park. Most trains are steam hauled. Café in Park. Events programme.
Tel. 023 8061 2020.
Open SSu (Daily in school holidays) 1000-1600.
140 acres of parkland with animals from around the world including giraffes, tigers, penguins
and meerkats. Daily talks, gardens, adventure playgrounds. Cafés and picnic areas. Tel. 01962 777407.
Open Daily from 1000-1600 (1700 Apr-Sep), last admission 1½ hours before closing.
Bus M1 from Eastleigh station to Zoo, 17 minutes journey. Summer weekends and school holidays, see the Zoo website for dates and further details.