The market town of Fareham lies halfway between the larger cities of Southampton and Portsmouth combining a High Street of characterful old buildings and a modern pedestrianised central shopping area.
Fareham train station and Fareham bus station serve the town centre while easy access from the M27 and A27 to its extensive car parks make Fareham a modern and thriving town that's easily accessible to all. Fareham's parks and open spaces offer everything from geocaching and award winning gardens to Play Rangers free outdoor activties for the under 12s.
For things to do in Fareham, be entertained at Ferneham Hall. The theatre provides a mix of music, comedy, dance and themed community events throughout the year. Titchfield Nature Reserve offers excellent birdwatching with easy access to 6 viewing hides and good views deer, foxes, and wetland plants.
Fareham Restaurants & Shops
With around 300 shops, plentiful cafes, restaurants and pubs in Fareham, the town boasts a wide range of business services and a lively entertainment scene. A compact, easy access pedestrianised town with undercover centre and surrounding speciality shops, Fareham town centre retains its traditional market town and historic architectural appeal in a modern shopping environment.
Wander along West Street and you’ll find a whole range of local speciality shops to make that individual purchase. From Westbury Manor Museum westwards along West Street, you’ll find around 70 shops and businesses. Many of the shops are independently owned and managed, with a unique speciality shopping offer. From cake decorating to carpets, fresh fish to fire places and bathrooms to ball gowns, West Street offers plenty of choice for the discerning customer.
Located to the east of the town centre, the Historical High Street boasts some lovely examples of Georgian architecture and is home to a number of quality restaurants and speciality shops and services.
Fareham Shopping CentreA bright airy undercover shopping centre offering 80 high street names, including BHS, Boots, Debenhams, M&S and Next, seven days a week. The open air Market Quay Shopping Centre contains 17 shops and leisure facilities including LA Fitness and Fareham's cinema, the 5-screen Apollo.
Fareham Leisure CentreThe Everyone Active Fareham Leisure Centre has a 6,500 square foot state of the art gym, run by a friendly team eager to make your workout more enjoyable and fun!! Come along and enjoy a range of group exercise classes to suit everyone. Facilities include: Fitness Suite; Group Exercise Studio; 25 metre Main Swimming Pool; Teaching Pool; Multi-use sports hall; Squash courts; Outdoor tennis courts; Creche; Body Fusion Sports Therapy.
Markets in FarehamProbably the best traditional open-air market in the region, up to 50 stalls can be found in West Street precinct every Monday throughout the year from 9am to 3pm, including all public holidays. Gardeners' Markets are held annually on the second Saturday in May and June in West Street and draw big crowds to purchase the pick of the season's plants from local growers.
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Fareham Farmers' Markets
Fareham has been hosting independent Farmers Markets since 1998. At these well-established and popular markets you'll find up to 40 local farmers selling their freshly grown and prepared produce on the first Saturday of the month throughout the year from 9am to 2pm. There are also special seasonal Farmers Markets on Easter Saturday and the Saturday before Christmas. Find the Farmers Market in West Street precinct.