What’s on this January in Hampshire

December 11, 2020

This year has come with hard times for many of us, therefore we are looking forward to all the fun 2021 has to bring even more this year! Our attractions have been hard at work planning some amazing family events for you all enjoy in 2021, keep reading to find out what you can get up to!

Steam Illuminations at The Watercress Line.
Steam Illuminations at The Watercress Line.

Steam Illuminations is a world-first LED train at the Watercress Line! It’s an incredible light show, consisting of thousands of fully controllable colour mixing LED lights and LED wristbands, which makes the train look magical both inside and out! Tickets must be booked in advance.

This winter go out for a stroll with the family and discover the Pinetum Sculpture Trail at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. These botanical willow sculptures are modelled on the real cones created by internationally renowned artist Tom Hare. With interpretation boards near each sculpture. You can discover more as you explore the trail. Normal admission fees apply. 

SUPERSIZED at Marwell Zoo.
SUPERSIZED at Marwell Zoo.

Marwell Zoo’s larger than life brick adventure, SUPERSIZED! is staying to brighten up the winter! The world exclusive event features up to 30 models of curious real-life creatures all SUPERSIZED to enormous proportions using more than two million toy bricks and is now on display until 21 February 2021. Don’t miss sculptures such as the three-metre tarantula, mighty kingfisher and the impressive blue-ringed octopus!

Is your 2021 goal to push yourself outside your comfort zone? Then look no further, the three Hampshire based Go Ape sites have plenty of activities for those looking for a thrill, with something for everyone it makes a fun-filled day out for all the family!

Head over to New Forest Activities and experience Winter Paddling with your family this January. Enjoy a 2-hr paddle along Beaulieu River’s calm waters. See beautiful views on a crisp winter’s day and get a chance to discover seasonal bird species along the way. Book as early as today!

Winter Woodland Lights at The Hawk Conservancy Trust.
Winter Woodland Lights at The Hawk Conservancy Trust.

Start 2021 with a sparkle with the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s new event, Winter Woodland Lights, when it will become even more magical there with beautiful illuminations and a live owl display set in a stunning, colourful woodland. Book now and have something to look forward to in January!

Cyclexperience Ltd at Brockenhurst Train Station are offering E-Bike taster sessions Mondays – Fridays throughout January.  So if you fancy an Electric Bike but want a proper test ride first, a discounted rate of £22 for a 2 hr session and a free mobile app will guide you on your way to the nearest off road trail. If you go on to buy a new E-Bike from Cyclexperience the test ride will be refunded.

Riverside Bowl is a fantastic entertainment venue, packed with family-friendly activities from bowling, to crazy golf and arcade games. Get the family together for a healthy bit of competition, and enjoy their combination deal – 1 game of Bowling, and a round of Glo-Golf. Who doesn’t love a traditional game of Ten Pin Bowling, followed by a 9-hole golf experience with a twist. The course, balls and walls glow in the dark – Putt your way from London all the way to New York City!

To stay up to date with Hampshire’s Top Attractions and the events for 2021 we would recommend giving our social media pages a follow! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please be advised, events are subject to change in line with government guidelines relating to COVID-19.