What’s on this November

October 20, 2020

This November there are lots of exciting events going on at Hampshire’s Top Attractions, from festive events to adventure days, educational exhibitions and more! Keep reading to find out what you can get up to!

Steam Illuminations at Watercress Line
Steam Illuminations at Watercress Line

Head down to Watercress Line to see the magical Steam Illuminations, a unique, world-first LED train event happening (14th November – 3rd January). An incredible light show on and in a steam train, consisting of thousands of fully controllable colour mixing LED lights and LED wristbands!

Christmas is calling… from 19th November, you can see the beautiful Christmas decorations at Jane Austen’s House and visitors will be treated to festive audio with ‘Christmas with the Austens’ as they wander through the rooms, including carols, extracts from Jane Austen’s novels and the mince pie recipe she would have known. 

Learn to control a sliding car at Thruxton Skid Pan. In a safe and controlled environment, have great fun developing the skills needed to correct and control a sliding car, a situation that you may encounter on the public roads.

Winchester Science Centre
Winchester Science Centre

Embark on an exhilarating adventure around Winchester Science Centre’s brand new visitor experience! Venture through the sound, hearing and vibration interactive exhibition, be wowed by explosive Science LIVE demos and have a go at nature-themed challenges in the inside/outside experimentation zone BIO:SPACE. 

This November, take a closer look at Lord Montagu’s own childhood pedal car, modelled on a vintage London bus, while a child-sized replica of the Golden Arrow Land Speed Record breaker will be parked up alongside the real machine as part of Beaulieu’s new Motoring in Miniature – The Toys of your Childhood exhibition.

Get the children outside and immersed in nature this autumn at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. You can witness some of the most spectacular flying displays in the UK, as well as having the opportunity to meet a bird of prey. This winter you can even see a beautiful Snowy Owl and majestic Golden Eagle! Tickets to visit must be pre-booked.

The Gilbert White tercentennial celebrations are going online at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections with two great talks on the great naturalist. Perfect online viewing for the dark November evenings.

New Forest Activities
New Forest Activities

Outdoor adventures continue at New Forest Activities. This winter, paddle along the Beaulieu River on either open-top Canadian canoes or stable touring kayaks. Take your hand to some winter archery sessions. Whatever your adventure is, New Forest Activities have got it for you! 

Overdue a catch up with family or friends? Riverside Bowl is currently offering a fun and affordable deal to get the ‘gang’ back together again – The Lane Quencher. Enjoy two games of bowling and a drink of your choice for only £18.20. Book online!

This year’s Remembrance Art installation at the Army Flying Museum has been inspired by the Museum’s medal collection, which reflect the stories of courage, bravery and comradeship told in the Museum. Over 500 medals have been created by individuals and community groups across the UK. The medals will be displayed alongside somewhere in the region of 4,000 knitted and crocheted poppies. Visitors can also be moved by 30 pieces of poetry which have been submitted by individuals from across the UK and further afield.

On Thursday 19th November 2020, Winchester Military Quarter will be offering an online Talk by Peter Johnson – ‘Foe to Friend, The British Army in Germany Since 1945.’ Explore how the Army evolved in 75 years, and how the relationship between the Army and Germany has changed – a story of moving from foe to friend.

We would suggest checking out each attraction’s website for more information, these events are subject to change to stay within current guidelines and we would recommend booking in advance so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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