Whilst a lot of our attractions are still closed during lockdown, they have been busy planning lots for you to enjoy! From virtual tours to gift vouchers or walks in the park, there is still lots for you to get involved with and enjoy this March, keep reading to find out more or discover inspiration for some future fun-filled days out in Hampshire.
*Please note, events and plans are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.*
The Brickworks Museum Escape Room is now open for business – online! Designed and run by Torchlight Mysteries, if you fancy a brick-themed puzzling session this is for you.
Celebrate World Book Day with a virtual visit to Jane Austen’s House on 4th March at 11am! Join a live guided tour for families and take a virtual walk through the rooms Jane Austen knew and loved. This is a relaxed and informal event with plenty of opportunities to chat and ask questions. Regency dress optional!
Exbury Gardens will be opening to the public for its 2021 season in March. Garden features looking particularly great in March include the River of Gold, made up of 100,000 spring bulbs, and their 1500 camellia plants, some of which are 10ft tall and over 100 years old.
Visit Gilbert White’s garden for your daily exercise and see Spring spring into action with a host of golden daffodils! Or visit virtually by learning more about Antarctica with the museum’s Antarctic Online talk season. From the 29th March Gilbert White’s House & Gardens will be running a Garden Bird Easter Egg Hunt around the garden. Perfect for families looking to stretch their legs this Easter. The Gardens will be open in March in accordance to government guidance, tickets are available on their website.
Join Ellora Sutton 28th March 3pm, Writer in Residence at Jane Austen’s House, for a free online poetry workshop for young poets writing workshop inspired by the past. Whether a total poetry newcomer or a seasoned pro looking for an afternoon of inspired writing time, this workshop is perfect for poets aged 13-18. Booking essential.
This March will see the launch of guided walks around Staunton Country Park. Walks will vary monthly with different themes including focusing on the flora and fauna and other times learning about the history of the park. The first one takes place on Tuesday 16 March and you can sign up here.
The staff at Manor Farm remain busy ensuring all the animals are looking perfect. Their Facebook page has regular updates to keep you connected with all their animals. Make sure you check out the page to see what they’re up to and when they reopen!
Unfortunately, the Watercress Line remains closed in March but they do have hopes to open again in April. In the meantime, why not take a virtual tour of the line by clicking here: https://buff.ly/2Um5eZ4
Improvement work is still going on at New Forest Wildlife Park with new enclosures for spring. Our dedicated keepers are making sure the animals are happy as they too miss our visitors. To keep up to date and hear when we are reopening, check our Facebook page which the keepers update regularly.
Join Royal Victoria Country Park for a fascinating talk exploring the science of making medicines, from lab to drug to patient. How did they develop medicines in the Victorian era at Netley and what relevance do those developments have to today? The talk will last approximately 50 minutes, followed by some Q&A. 12th March £6.00 per person.
Need something to look forward to? Why not purchase a gift voucher to try an Action-Adventure Experience at The Hangar at Calshot Activities Centre? They have a range of adrenaline-fuelled activities that are perfect for all the family to enjoy. Fancy 10% off? Enter HTA10 at checkout (ends March 31st, 2021)*. Rest assured that if your booking cannot go ahead due to COVID, you will be eligible for a reschedule or a full refund with their COVID guarantee. *Please note discount code is only redeemable against Aero Trek, Take Off, and Ringo’s.
Discover the amazing world of birds of prey with the Hawk Conservancy Trust this March as they share live stream videos on their Facebook page. Lookout for details announced in advance on their page and you’ll be amazed at the things you discover about our wonderful British raptors, as well as some more exotic species!