Dog Friendly Days Out

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is a magical dog friendly place in Exbury near Southampton. Our gardens have 200 acres of breathtaking grounds and a famous Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs. You can finish your trip with us aboard our Steam Railway, perfect for all the family.

Our spectacular gardens were the inspiration of Lionel Nathan de Rothschild. This vision has created one of the most beautiful woodland gardens in the country. The gardens suit all ages, passionate gardeners and keen horticulturalists. From botanical rarities to masses of spectacular colour, there is something for all to enjoy – a place to escape from the cares of the world. One visitor even described our gardens as ‘Heaven with the gates open’.

You can enjoy a trip on our 12 Ľ railway which runs along a 1 1/2 mile track. The railway is perfect for admiring sweeping views of the northernmost part of Exbury Gardens. The relaxing journey takes you through the specially designed ‘Summer Lane’ Garden. Children can have great fun seeing Exbury’s sculpted woodland creatures, including deer, rabbits, lizards and meerkats. After the journey, you can go the engine shed and enjoy graphics, videos and memorabilia recounting the steam’s heyday. You can no learn to drive one of our wonderful locomotives. Whether it’s a gift experience or lifelong dream, we recommend you aboard.

Children can have endless fun in the play area. It includes explorer tower, skywalk trail, birds nest swing, play hut and 'pick-up-sticks' for older children and play hut.

Excellent food and drink are onsite. Mr Eddy’s Restaurant offers hot and cold dishes, a variety of cakes, ice cream and refreshments. In the gardens, you will find The Old Tennis Courts. The menu includes light refreshments and ice creams. The five Arrows Gallery is also within the gardens and offers drinks and snacks.

For more information please visit our website.
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