What’s on this November at Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

October 7, 2021

Have you heard what’s happening at Hampshire’s Top Attractions this November? It’s a month full of fun for sure! Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, creative craft making, days at the zoo, history, and heritage or a night out to the theatre, we have a variety of fun days out happening in November. Fill your free days with family fun and keep reading to find out what’s on!

November is an ideal time to get out and about to explore this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and experience the Isle of Wight! Enjoy the torchlit parade and fireworks at the harbourside town of Yarmouth or get into the Christmas spirit a month early with a retro-themed disco featuring Slady, the world’s only all-female tribute band to the classic Christmas hit kings Slade! 

The Watercress Line
The Watercress Line

Steam Illuminations returns to the Watercress Line (26th November to January 2022). It’s a unique Christmas digital LED steam train, creating an incredible light show of many colours and patterns. New for 2021, travel through magical ‘snow’ at one part of the ride and spot new light installations along the line. 

New Forest Activities are excited for a season of outdoor fun, with dedicated winter archery and paddling sessions. Enjoy the cool breeze of the Beaulieu River in kayak or canoe, and spot their seasonal bird species! They also offer a seasonal discounted price, so there’s no excuse not to join them this winter.

The Army Flying Museum’s Aircraft Enthusiasts’ Fair and Model Show returns on Sunday 21st November. Come along to enjoy a mix of model clubs and trade stands buying, selling, and exchanging aviation and modelling related items. There’ll also be the chance to have a go at a fun model-making activity! 

Sound is set to get awesome this autumn with the new science show, Acoustic Explorers at Winchester Science Centre. Until 21 November discover more about reverberation and how we can use it to control sound. And watch awesome live demos including the mind-blowing, light-bending laser harp.

Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe, renowned for its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. The authentic wooden chalets are situated in the Inner Close, selling seasonal treats and delightful Christmas gifts. This year, the Christmas Market returns from 19th November – 22 December.

Marwell Zoo
Marwell Zoo

This November, escape the crisp Autumn breeze in Marwell Zoo’s immersive Tropical House! Learn about the flow of energy through life while peering through the exotic habitat of a Linné’s two-toed sloth. Marvel at the songs of free-flying birds overhead and search for mouse deer scurrying along the forest floor!

Enter a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family. Dragons & Mythical Beasts is a brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage, from the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth, opening 5th November 2021 at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

Get the children outside and immersed in nature this autumn at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. You’ll witness some of the most spectacular flying displays in the UK, and there’s a Top Trumps activity trail for kids. This winter you can even see a beautiful Snowy Owl and majestic Golden Eagle!

Dive deeper into the story of Henry VIII’s favourite ship at the Mary Rose museum this November with a pre-booked Guided Tour! Whether you have a basic interest or are really into the Tudors, they have something for everyone! 

Choose a pebble and paint it with a beautiful poppy or other design at The D-Day Museum. Take it home and place it somewhere special to remember the people who took part on D-Day and in other conflicts. Spend time exploring the museum, where personal artefacts and accounts in our displays help bring the story to life for a younger generation. Take a picture of your pebble in the museum or at home and share it with us on social media to help us create a virtual collage of poppy pebbles. 

Step through the wardrobe next winter into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a Faun, talking Beavers, the noble king of Narnia, Aslan, and the coldest, most evil of all, The White Witch. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe 23 – 27 November 2021 with Mayflower Theatre.

Theatre Royal Winchester
Theatre Royal Winchester

Looking for something to do this month? Riverside Bowl is a fantastic entertainment venue for Andover and the surrounding area, it is not just a Bowling venue, it also offers Glo-Golf and Amusements, together with an American Diner. For more information or to book, visit their website.

Ballet Theatre UK brings The Snow Queen on Sun 14 November. A beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet – to Theatre Royal Winchester. This spectacular production follows Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell.

Tickets go on sale soon for The Brickworks Museum’s hotly-anticipated 2021 Christmas event. See the museum shining in the glow of Christmas lights and decorations to begin the festive period; shop at the craft market and find out about Christmas past in their cosy Victorian cottage display. 

While Chawton House and the Old Kitchen Tea Room close in November, the gardens remain open to explore Wednesday to Sunday and there are some Guided Estate Walks on 7th and 21st November. Also on the 21st November, don’t miss the Nall Ensemble who is delighted to be performing in the place Jane Austen called ‘the Great House.’ 

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