Things to Do in Fareham
Fareham is a picturesque market town at the north-west tip of Portsmouth Harbour. The town lies between the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton and is within easy reach of both. This makes it ideally placed for both Southampton International Airport and the Continental Ferry Port at Portsmouth.
Fareham is an old market town and settlement. Recent archaeological excavations around the old High Street area have produced evidence of a Roman settlement.
The first documented recording of the town was in the Norman period, when part of William the Conqueror’s army marched up from Fareham creek on their way to the Saxon capital of England, Winchester. Originally known as Ferenham, it was listed in the Doomsday book as having 90 households. By the beginning of the 20th century, Fareham had developed into a major market town.
There are plenty of attractions in Fareham
Fernham Hall, a multi-purpose venue with a capacity of over 700. The Hall hosts live music, theatre shows, comedy, pantomimes and conventions.
The Ashcroft Arts Centre has a 150-seat theatre, a gallery, a dance/music studio and a fully licensed bar. It offers a varied programme of events including films, theatre, comedy and workshops.
West Street is home to a permanent exhibition of the work of 12 blacksmith artists celebrating the achievements of Henry Cort. Henry was the 18th century ‘man of iron’ who pioneered the iron refining process at Funtley near Fareham. The puddled wrought iron sculptures are themed on Fareham’s market town history. This exhibition is the largest of its type in Britain.
Swanwick Nature Reserve- Swanwick Lakes is an almost entirely man-made landscape and is managed by the Wildlife Trust. The reserve extends across 80 acres and is designated as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
Titchfield Abbey. Admission is free for all at this stunning English Heritage site. The ruins of this 13th century abbey were later turned into a Tudor mansion and the church was also rebuilt as a gatehouse.
Things to Do near Fareham
There is plenty of things to do in Fareham for couples and families within easy distance of Fareham. You will find that affordable room rates let you save on your accommodation costs so you can spend more on fun days and nights out.
Peppa Pig World
Peppa Pig World is part of Paulton’s Family Theme Park and is perfect for young families. It is just a 30-minute drive from our hotel. Rides and attractions include; 7 fun theme park rides including Peppa's Big Balloon Ride, Miss Rabbit's Helicopter Flight and George's Dinosaur Adventure Ride. George's Spaceship Indoor Playzone - galaxies of indoor fun whatever the weather with slides, climbing, ball play, musical instruments and more.
Muddy Puddle's Water Splash Park - an outdoor water splash park, don't forget your swimming costumes! Peppa's House- Visit Peppa’s house where an enchanting animated scene awaits you inside. Mr. Potato's Outdoor Adventure Playground - Follow the rainbow path then climb and swing, slide and jump in this fully themed outdoor play area.
Peppa Pig Stay and Play Package is perfect for families
Enjoy an exciting day at Peppa Pig World as well as carrying on the fun or simply unwinding at our hotel. Our unique Peppa Pig package includes a one-day entry to Paulton's Park for 2 adults and 2 children.* A comfortable and relaxing overnight stay in one of our Family Rooms completed with a delicious award winning English Breakfast.
Not forgetting that Kids Stay and Eat Free! We'd like to remind all guests that complimentary use of our Spirit Health Club including swimming pool is available to all. *Please note that there is an extra charge of £24 for any child OVER 1 meter tall.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of great attractions, historic ships and museums. There are lots of things to do in Fareham, to see, do and explore.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.
A visit to the Dockyard takes you on a journey through time, allowing you to step onboard historic ships and understand the Royal Navy, past, present and future. You will discover why the ships built and harboured at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard led the way in terms of technology and innovation and how they changed the world.
Whiteley Shopping Village
Whiteley is perfect for Christmas shopping or a little treat and is within easy reach of our hotel.
Created as a natural environment with open spaces and public art, Whiteley offers the best mix of the high street including M&S, Topshop, H&M, River Island and Next among its 58 stores, so you'll always find that perfect something.
Why choose the Holiday Inn Fareham?
If you’re looking for accommodation in Fareham, Hampshire then you need look no further.
The Holiday Inn Fareham hotel in Titchfield is ideally situated for leisure guests, couples and families in looking for somewhere to stay in Hampshire. Between Portsmouth and Southampton, the hotel offers you easy access to the M27 Junction 9.
Here at the Holiday Inn Fareham we look forward to giving you a warm welcome. We pride ourselves on delivering the complete getaway experience.
The hotel has 130 air-conditioned bedrooms. Facilities include a restaurant with tempting dishes from around the world, 24-hour room service, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout and a relaxing lounge and bar area. Work up an appetite in the hotel's Spirit Health Club, which features a fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and beauty treatments.
If you’re looking for a party venue for christenings, weddings and other special occasions, the Holiday Inn hotel in Fareham has four conference and banqueting suites which can accommodate from 2 to 140 guests. All suites have natural daylight, air conditioning and offer all-day tea and endless Starbucks coffee.
A variety of rooms to suit all!
Our guest bedrooms in Fareham have recently received the new look Holiday Inn treatment. You will find they have been revitalised with new bedding, soft furnishings and a pillow menu offering a choice of fillings and comfort levels to ensure you get a great night’s sleep.
All of our bedrooms have state of the art TV and High speed internet entertainment systems with Sky Sports in all bedrooms as well as a wide selection of recently released movies to choose from.
High Speed Internet Access- Whether surfing or emailing, you’re constantly connected with 100% wireless coverage in all guest rooms and public areas. The internet can be accessed from two devices, all from one single customer account.
Hotel Bar and Lounge
Our comfortable hotel bar and lounge area in Fareham is located on the ground floor by the reception and is the ideal place to relax and unwind. With Wi-Fi access, you can stay connected and sit back with a hot drink or get something from the bar.
Open all day, the bar is perfect for catching up with friends or gathering before going out for the day. A bar menu is available with a tasty selection to keep you going and a full range of chilled beers, wine and spirits is available. Sky Sports is shown on the widescreen TV so you can watch live events or catch up on the day’s action.
We’re not just known for our amazing accommodation and great prices, we’re experts in delivering delicious food to our guests and visitors as well. Trader’s is one of the best restaurants in Fareham. No matter whether you’re staying with us or just looking for a great place to eat, the Holiday Inn Fareham –Solent is here to serve you.
Our new and improved menus give diners more choice than ever, with incredible flavours and great value prices. Kick off every day of your stay with one of our award-winning breakfasts, or enjoy tasty treats around the clock with our room service menu.
Don’t forget, kids stay and eat free when they’re accompanied by a paying adult, helping those on a budget save even more money. What’s more, our children’s menu has been specially developed to promote healthier eating, with tasty food free of additives, and bursting with fruits and veggies.
Fine dining doesn’t have to cost a premium. At the Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent, we’re committed to bringing guests and diners a premier pick of cuisines, with five-star dishes without the dizzying price tag.
Feast on freshly grilled steaks and savoury favourites, all cooked to your personal specification for terrific tastes that’ll please every palate. Looking for something a little lighter? Try a classic Caesar salad or grilled salmon special. You’ll also find plenty of just-baked pizzas, flavourful curries and delicious desserts. Feast on your favourites, or try something new each time you visit.
If you’re staying with us for a special occasion or event, such as an anniversary or romantic getaway, why not treat yourself to an extra special supper and take a seat at the Traders Restaurant. Offering an amazing choice of delicious food designed to cater to all tastes, it’s the perfect place to dine if you’re looking for the extra special treatment.
Staying with us in summer? Head out to the terrace and enjoy your dinner al fresco. Why not take advantage of our Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package.
Spirit Health Club
The Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent is proud to have our on-site Spirit Health Club with a full range of facilities it is one of the best gyms in Fareham.
You can take advantage of complimentary access to the suite and make use of the indoor heated swimming pool, a gym with cardio and resistance training equipment, a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
Beauty treatments are also available at our Fareham leisure club, so why not check our beauty offers and treat yourself to a massage or manicure from one of our trained therapists.
Events at Fareham Hotel
Our Fareham hotel is the perfect wedding venue in Hampshire as well as one of the best party venues. We have a choice of party rooms and large banqueting rooms for weddings. We are the ideal location as guests can celebrate and party the night away and then retire to their comfortable bedroom without the hassle of having to go home.
With check in from as early as 2pm, guests can spend a full day in the town. They can even enjoy a lie-in the following day with check-out being 12pm. So whether it’s a christening, a wedding, a family birthday or the Christmas office party you will find something for everyone at the hotel.
Guests can also enjoy Christmas with us from office parties, festive dining and dance party nights from 25th November- 31st December. You can choose from sumptuous seasonal menus, join one of our pre-planned Party Nights, or talk to us about planning an event that’s uniquely yours. You can even bring the children for Sunday lunch with Santa.
New Year’s Eve at the Holiday Inn Fareham, you are invited to join us for our New Year’s Eve celebration. You can have Dinner, Bed and Breakfast with us and then if you’re up for it New Year’s Day Lunch. Party Rooms- shop till you drop in the town, before coming back to the hotel and getting ready to party the night away.
For things to do in Fareham, things going on in the area and special events, check out our what’s on guide.
We are the perfect location for visiting Southampton and Portsmouth. There are plenty for couples and the family to see, do and explore including Peppa Pig World and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
You will find a warm welcome for children with muddy feet and sticky fingers in our family rooms. While adults can enjoy the sophistication of fine dining in Traders Restaurant or a work out in the Spirit Health Gym. Everyone enjoys our award winning breakfast.
With the perfect setting in a beautiful location, a choice of rooms to fit any budget and some great package offers, we are perfect for a getaway weekend, holiday or celebration.
Call the Holiday Inn Fareham –Solent team today to make a room reservation on 0871 942 9094 if you’re planning a getaway or event or on 0871 942 9028 to discuss booking a table at the Traders Restaurant.