{"LocationDetails":{"Id":781,"Name":"Hayling Island","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to\u0026nbsp;Hayling Island holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe love Hayling Island\u0026hellip;it\u0026rsquo;s one of those classic destinations that have managed to keep that seaside charm that reminds us of family days out way back when. With the kind of scenery that could have been made to grace the front of postcards, this beachy corner of Hampshire has a great atmosphere and plenty to see and do.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor one thing, Hayling Island Beach proudly sports a Blue Flag award, and the brightly coloured beach huts that line the seafront lead the way to the attractions that entertain visitors of all ages. How about starting at Funland? With rides to suit every age group, this much-loved attraction\u0026rsquo;s a great way to keep the whole family entertained no matter what the weather decides to do. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;re not too keen on the rides, you can still while away an hour or two reliving memories and showing the kids how it\u0026rsquo;s done on the penny slot machines.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith more than three miles of beach to its name, it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why Hayling Island\u0026rsquo;s a firm favourite with those of you looking for bucket and spade days, and we can\u0026rsquo;t think of a better spot to wander the seafront and enjoy views across the shimmering Solent on a sunny day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHayling Island Beaches\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eRight, we promised you a haven for beachgoers, so we\u0026rsquo;ll start with the Hayling Island beaches. As we\u0026rsquo;ve already pointed out, Hayling Island beach has a Blue Flag, a Seaside Award for its water quality, cleanliness and management. So, if this is going to be one of your first breaks as mum and dad you can rest assured that the beach is safe as well as beautiful. This beach is pretty much a shingle beach, although if you make your way below the high tide mark when the tide goes out you\u0026rsquo;ll find a wide expanse of sand for those sandcastles you\u0026rsquo;ve been meaning to try your hands at.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you want to take the kids paddling, make your way along to West Beach, as the water here tends to get shallower when it\u0026rsquo;s low tide. A popular spot with swimmers, this beach tends to become home to a lagoon when the tide goes out, which warms up in the sunshine and makes a great place for a dip later in the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit on Hayling Island\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one place that\u0026rsquo;s a bit of a must during your Hayling Island holiday, and that\u0026rsquo;s Funland. The kind of attraction that\u0026rsquo;s just as much fun on a wetter day as a scorching one, this amusement park\u0026rsquo;s home to rides, games and everything you need to keep the kids (and yourselves for that matter) entertained. Wild Billy\u0026rsquo;s Runaway Mine Train, the Beaver Creek log ride and the Drop Ride are some of the attraction\u0026rsquo;s most popular, and you can buy a wrist band that enables you to go on as many as you like during the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do on Hayling Island\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are some fantastic things to do on Hayling Island, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great place to stay if you\u0026rsquo;re hoping to spend your break from it all doing things you\u0026rsquo;d never do back at home. For one thing, it\u0026rsquo;s a popular destination with windsurfers, and the sport was actually invented right on the island itself. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re feeling like giving the sport a go or you\u0026rsquo;re happy to sit back and watch the action on the Solent, it\u0026rsquo;s part of life on the island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf that\u0026rsquo;s a little adventurous then you\u0026rsquo;ll also find the Hayling Seaside Railway waiting to ferry you the two miles along the seafront in style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Hayling Theatre makes an elegant venue for that evening out, and the fact that the building\u0026rsquo;s a converted former goods shed only adds to its character. You\u0026rsquo;ll find some of the theatre scene\u0026rsquo;s leading shows to enjoy throughout the year, so make sure you check what\u0026rsquo;s on when you book your stay nearby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHayling Island restaurants\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith all that sea air we reckon a Hayling Island holiday should bring out your inner foodie, so we\u0026rsquo;ve checked out some of the restaurants that have the reviewers retuning time and again. The Maypole Inn prides itself on its home-cooked meals, so if you find yourself in the mood for a big portion of something hearty during your stay then give it a try. There\u0026rsquo;s a beer garden for the summer months and open fires to warm up winter afternoons, and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend booking in advance if you\u0026rsquo;re going to eat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNext, we couldn\u0026rsquo;t leave out the Mad Hatters Tea Room. A popular choice for a cup of tea and a slice of cake and (particularly) for a cooked breakfast, this caf\u0026eacute;\u0026rsquo;s got a great reputation for its choice and the service from the friendly team.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"hayling-island","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Hayling Island .jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hayling Island Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith a Blue Flag fluttering proudly above its shingle banks and sand dunes, the main Hayling Island beach has got it all. When the tide goes out to reveal a great big expanse of sand, there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room to pick a spot and set up camp while you teach the kids how to create the perfect sandcastle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a Seaside Award in recognition of its water quality, Hayling Island beach is home to a row of brightly coloured beach huts and that good old fashioned seaside atmosphere. The good news is that it\u0026rsquo;s separated from the road by fluffy dunes and shingle banks, yet you\u0026rsquo;ll find cafes, shops and amenities nearby. A favourite with families keen to enjoy the area\u0026rsquo;s coastline, this popular beach is one of the region\u0026rsquo;s prettiest.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf the kids fancy a paddle, it\u0026rsquo;s a good idea to walk along to West Beach, as the tide leaves a lagoon when it goes out that gets slowly warm throughout a sunny afternoon. So, pack your flip flops, head to the beach huts and experience a beachy day close to everything you need to keep the kids entertained\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7813,"LocationLongitude":-0.96925,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/08/Hayling Island.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/hayling-island/hayling-island-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2016/08/Hayling Island.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Funland Amusement Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one attraction on Hayling Island that\u0026rsquo;s been a favourite with families for generations (apart from the beach), and that\u0026rsquo;s Funland. The kind of day out that works no matter what the weather decides to do, Funland\u0026rsquo;s home to rides, games and the traditional amusements that make you feel like you\u0026rsquo;re a kid again, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great day out during a family break on the island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor starters, there\u0026rsquo;s Wild Billy\u0026rsquo;s Runaway Mine Train, then there\u0026rsquo;s Beaver Creek log ride, and the crazy golf course is unlike anything you\u0026rsquo;ll have played on before. The fairground rides include classics like the Helter Skelter and the Drop Ride (if you\u0026rsquo;re feeling brave), and good luck getting the younger members of the family to leave the Kidz Kingdom\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf it\u0026rsquo;s rollercoasters you\u0026rsquo;re after, you\u0026rsquo;ll be pleased to hear that the attraction\u0026rsquo;s home to three, that\u0026rsquo;s more than any other amusement park on the whole of the south coast! Whether you while away a day making the most of the rides, or you spend a couple of hours getting the adrenaline going in between time on the nearby beach, make sure you visit Funland during your time in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7858,"LocationLongitude":-0.986868,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/rollercoster.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/hayling-island/funland-amusement-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/rollercoster.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Maypole Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re drawing up your list of those little local foodie haunts to visit during your holiday, then add The Maypole to the list. With a loyal following thanks to its impressive menu and friendly service to boot, this traditional pub serves up all the usual favourites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe team take care to use local produce throughout the menu wherever possible, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to experience the taste of the region as well as the cooking that\u0026rsquo;s gained The Maypole such a great reputation. We have it on very good authority (from those happy reviewers at Trip Advisor), that the baked camembert starter\u0026rsquo;s one to sample, and everything\u0026rsquo;s home cooked.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s a good idea to book a table in advance, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find open fires waiting to welcome you on cooler days so this is the perfect place to stop if you\u0026rsquo;re walking the in area. There\u0026rsquo;s a beer garden too, so summer afternoons see the pub come to life with visitors and locals keen to tuck into the menu\u0026rsquo;s favourites. Don\u0026rsquo;t forget to sample one of the traditional ales during your visit, as they\u0026rsquo;re specially chosen to compliment the food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.807,"LocationLongitude":-0.976292,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2016/08/food istock.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/hayling-island/the-maypole-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2016/08/food istock.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mad Hatters Tea Room","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf there\u0026rsquo;s one eatery that gets visitors to Hayling Island talking it\u0026rsquo;s Mad Hatters Tea Room. Famous throughout the region for their breakfasts (especially the eggs benedict), Mad Hatters has a reputation for good service and yummy light bites and drinks. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re in the mood for a quiet cup of tea and a slice of cake or you\u0026rsquo;re determined to try one of the favourites, you can expect a relaxing atmosphere and good food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re going to spend a day taking in some of the area\u0026rsquo;s coastal scenery on foot, Mad Hatters will fill you up with a hearty breakfast and a warm welcome to see you on your way. Or, if you want to feed the kids before that day on the beach, it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of tea room where the whole family can just take their time and enjoy fresh food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a cosy d\u0026eacute;cor and a traditional feel to it, Mad Hatters is one of those cafes that lure its diners back time and again throughout their time in the area. There\u0026rsquo;s even a gift shop inside, so you can stock up on those gifts for your friends back home before you leave\u0026hellip;see, they\u0026rsquo;ve pretty much thought of everything!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7857,"LocationLongitude":-0.989419,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/02/scones.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/hayling-island/mad-hatters-tea-room","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/02/scones.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Beachlands Par 3 Golf","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an idea if you fancy a little break from the beach during a stay on Hayling Island\u0026hellip;Beachlands Par 3 Pitch and Putt Golf sits right beside the seafront and welcomes golfers 9and would-be golfers for that matter) of all abilities.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith the kind of views across the Solent that\u0026rsquo;ll put you off your game if you\u0026rsquo;re not careful, this pay and play course was designed by the infamous Jack Smith, and it\u0026rsquo;s home to 9 holes. With a picturesque golf house that makes a peaceful place to sit if you prefer to watch your group battle it out, the course opens all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re hoping to make a name for yourself during your visit, we should tell you that the current course record belongs to Robin Plunkett after a visit in 2002 that saw him shoot 24. In fact, the course welcomes some of the biggest names in golf as well as the general public, as it\u0026rsquo;s a great place to just enjoy the scenery and practice your skills. 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