Fed up of the walking the same route over the last couple of months? Fed up with watching television every evening after work, and spending your weekends at home?

After the government gave the green light for step three of the lockdown roadmap to take place from May 17, dozens of attractions will be opening up for the first time in the next couple of weeks.

Closed since Tier 4 restrictions came into force in December, and in some cases since last Spring, these attractions will be a welcome relief to many, especially if you're trying to think what to do with the kids over a rainy weekend.

Or if you're looking for a new date idea with your significant other, there is plenty to get up to once lockdown eases on Monday.

Here, we've taken just six of the brilliant tourist attractions in north Hampshire that will be reopening soon.

1. Andover Museum

Having been shut for a long period of time, museums are just one of the entertainment venues allowed to reopen in step 3, and it will be great to go out and see Andover's museum once again following lockdown.

It features a variety of fascinating displays on the history of the town, while the Museum of the Iron Age looks at the story of Danebury Hill Fort.

The Andover museum. Photo by Steve Hatcher

The Andover museum. Photo by Steve Hatcher

Whether it’s an exploration of scandals in Andover, or a look at the industrial heritage of the area, there’s plenty to enjoy, as well as a café to grab a bite to eat.

Hampshire Cultural Trust has confirmed that Andover Museum will reopen on May 28.

2. Bombay Sapphire distillery

One for the grown-ups, a tour of our very own local gin distillery is much needed after the last year and a bit.

Bombay Sapphire's distillery in Laverstoke will reopen from Monday for tours and tasting sessions, and it is definitely one to put on your bucket list for a rainy day.

Bombay Sapphire at Laverstoke Mill. Pic: Iwan Baan

Bombay Sapphire at Laverstoke Mill. Pic: Iwan Baan

The distillery is on a paper mill site and you can learn about the processes behind making Bombay Sapphire gin.

But make sure you book in advance because it will be very popular!

3. Milestones Museum

Reopening on May 21, Milestones is a blast into the past of Hampshire.

A step back in time: Milestones museum

A step back in time: Milestones museum

Located at the Leisure Park in Basingstoke, the museum is a must-visit destination for anyone that lives in the county.

It even has it's own sweet shop and bar, so what's not to love!

4. Willis Museum

Named after George Willis, a former mayor of Basingstoke, the museum is your one-stop shop to learn all about the history of the borough.

Located in Basingstoke's historic market place, it is on the site of the former Mote Hall, where Jane Austen used to attend, and there is even a bronze statue of her outside.

Willis Museum today

Willis Museum today

There is also a series of touring exhibitions which run throughout the year.

The museum, run by Hampshire Cultural Trust will reopen on May 28.

5. The Vyne

Arguably the most beautiful place for a walk in north Hampshire, the Vyne in Sherborne St John is a former Tudor powerhouse that is set in acres of beautiful gardens.

Up until now, the gardens had remained open, but you needed to book in advance and the cafe and house were closed.

The Vyne, Sherborne St John

The Vyne, Sherborne St John

But from Monday, you'll be able to have a look in the 17th century house that has seen the likes of Henry VIII, Jane Austen and World War II evacuees.

Hilary McGrady, director general, National Trust said: “This is a big moment that we have all looked forward to for months as we welcome people back safely, to spend time together at their favourite properties."

6. Army Flying Museum

Located near Middle Wallop, just outside Andover, the Army Flying Museum is a perfect destination if you have a love of aircraft, or for young ones that can't put down their toy helicopter.

The Army Flying Museum receives National Lottery support

The Army Flying Museum receives National Lottery support

There is 35 fixed wing and rotary aircraft in the museum, which is reopening on Monday.