What’s On: February 2020

With February half term on the doorstep there’s plenty to do around Wallops Wood. 

Below is a pick of what’s on whether you’re coming for a mid-week break or away with the kids for half term. 

The Festival of Light: Shine a light on Mayflower 400 at Westquay, Southampton
Join Westquay Shopping Centre in Southampton for the Shine a light on Mayflower 400 Festival of Light, returning to The Esplanade from Valentine’s Day. Stroll along The Esplanade and enjoy five brand new installations at the Festival of Light.
14 – 23 February 2020
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Hands-On Half-Term at Beaulieu
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Ever fancied becoming a Victorian house servant or training as a country garage apprentice mechanic? Now’s your chance! Visit Beaulieu to get hands-on with a range of fun activities, including the chance to discover curious 19th century gadgets and motoring artefacts…
15 – 23 February 2020
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Shipwreck Explorers: Royal Romance at The Mary Rose
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Discover Love in Tudor Times this February! This February half term, discover the Mary Rose with their Shipwreck Explorers trail, find the hidden treasure chests and learn fascinating facts about the collection.
15 – 23 February 2020
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Mary Rose Museum Exterior, copyright Wikimedia Commons

125 years in the Gardens
The Vyne
From 27 January 2020
From a private residence, to a welcome retreat for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, you can learn about the conservation challenges The Vyne’s team face and why we sometimes need to keep off the grass.

Dress like a Victorian
Immerse yourself in The Vyne’s Victorian history by trying on costumes in the Housekeeper’s Room.
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The Vyne, copyright Wikimedia Commons

Destination Space
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Embark on a mission through the galaxy with an exciting space-themed live science show and Invention Studio activities. Learn about the current search for life on Mars, the latest space telescope technology and discover the specially designed sites across the Earth that can launch rockets far into the cosmos.
Daily from 14 – 24 February 2020 and every weekend from 8 February – 1 March 2020
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Treasured Objects
Weald & Downland Living Museum
From make and take activities to creative crafts – activities vary daily, so there is always something new to see and to try! Activities include: Making a simple picture frame, creating a collage badge, drawing a favourite item for a gallery, button art, playing with traditional toys, face painting and a trail to find some treasured objects around the Museum.
17 February to 21 February 2020
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Weald & Downland Living Museum, copyright Wikimedia Commons

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Various exhibitions, events and workshops throughout February
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