What’s On in February

There’s plenty of activities and events on offer in February and if you’re staying with us over half term, you’ll find there’s all sorts to entertain the kids. From trains to crafts, to house & garden tours, there’s something for everyone. If the weather’s not on your side, why not buy a baking basket from our on-site shop and get the kids making biscuits or brownies. After a busy day, enjoy some relaxation at your cottage. Make the most of your daily swim slot or relax in the warm bubbly hot tub ☺️

Festival of the Moon at Winchester Cathedral
The Museum of the Moon artwork by artist Luke Jerram is coming to Winchester for the first time in February. Visit the cathedral to marvel at its beauty or join one of the many events and activities that will be taking place in the moonlight, from pilates to silent discos. Find out more…
5th to 18th February 

Winchester Cathedral © 921563, Pixabay
Winchester Cathedral © 921563, Pixabay

Heath Robinson at War exhibition at Mottisfont
Over 50 artworks of humorous drawings from both World Wars, demonstrating Heath Robinson’s ability to counter the horrors of war with gentle satire and absurdity. As well as original artwork, you’ll be able to hear transcripts of letters from the troops and the public thanking him for his morale-raising efforts. Find out more…
Until 14th April

Portsmouth Ghost Tour
You will be screaming from the start with some of Portsmouth’s most gruesome tales. Your tour guides will share chilling accounts of some of the area’s most haunted spots, including The Dolphin pub, The Square Tower and Spice Island. Find out more…
6th February

Bowie Experience at Theatre Royal Winchester
Experience a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the production features all the hits from A to Ziggy. Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to the stage. Find out more…
7th February
Seriously Collins
Featuring without a doubt the UK’s favourite and most charismatic Phil Collins sound-a-like and a superb group of musicians behind him – Seriously Collins is the serious show for serious Phil Collins fans that never fails to get audiences on their feet. Find out more…
8th February

Filskit Theatre: Wonder Gigs, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Enjoy an uplifting 45 minutes with your little one as you listen to live musicians playing beautiful acoustic versions of well-known pop songs, all arranged to be enjoyable for both big and small ears alike. Accompanied by beautiful sensory activities, each gig will explore a new theme, from colour and shape to nature. Find out more…
7th to 24th February

Winchester Science Centre at Night © Winchester Planetarium - The Hampshire Story
Winchester Science Centre at Night © Winchester Planetarium – The Hampshire Story

Night Sky Live at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium
Have you ever looked up into the sky at night and wondered what you’re seeing? Learn the skills you’ll need to identify what’s above you before following the stargazing host outside into the South Downs National Park. It’s the perfect spot to observe the stars, constellations and planets. Find out more…
8th February

Bready, Set, Dough! at 878 AD, Winchester
Discover the ancient art of coin making! Explore an Anglo-Saxon forge as you witness the traditional process of crafting currency. Imprint your very own coin and seize the opportunity to take home a piece of history! Find out more…
10th to 18th February

February half term at Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Visit Queen Elizabeth Country Park this February half term, and join in on a range of activities running throughout the week. Including Things that go Bump in the Night!, Let’s Get Crafty and Mrs Blossom Makes! Shooting Stars. Find out more…
10th to 18th February
The same events are also at Staunton Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Hands-On Half Term at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
There’s plenty for all the family to see and do this February half-term at Beaulieu, from hands-on activities, to exciting exhibitions. Find out about life as a country mechanic, visit our Dr Who Exhibition, discover Curious Inventions, Crazy Contraptions and Secretive Gadgets. Find out more…
10th to 18th February

Magic of Locomotion at Watercress Line
Discover the magic of train travel with the Watercress Line’s magicians! Be spellbound by the shows at the Old Goods Shed in Alresford and wonder at the close-up tricks and entertainment on board the service trains. Enjoy learning how the magic becomes reality to make the locomotives move. Find out more…
10th to 18th February

HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Warrior at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Half Term at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Discover the incredible Worlds Beneath the Waves and explore the secrets of the seabed. See the raising of the Mary Rose with Dive the Mary Rose 4D. Experience what life would have been like as a submariner onboard HMS Alliance, one of the few remaining submarines from WWII. Plus plenty of hands on activities. Find out more…
10th to 18th February

Snowdrop Weekend at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens
See a carpet of majestic snowdrops and learn all about the garden for the annual snowdrop weekend. For one weekend only get half price admission to the house and gardens with garden tours throughout the weekend. Find out more…
10th & 11th February

Snowdrop flowers in the grass
Snowdrops – spring is coming!

Diversity – Supernova, Portsmouth Guildhall
Britain’s most-successful dance group, Diversity, head out on a brand-new tour, Supernova. This follows Diversity’s sold-out Connected tour, which combined playful, comedic routines with powerful statements on human connectivity. Big, relentless, and energetic, the tour dazzled fans across the UK. Find out more…
11th February

Farm at the Fort – free half term fun at Fort Nelson
Meet Gregory the goat and his friends at a mobile petting farm at Fort Nelson this February half term. Farm at the Fort will have a mixture of animals and birds, including pigs, goats, chickens, guinea pigs and a donkey. Children will be able to meet the animals from the Mill Cottage Farm Experience, enjoy farm-themed craft activities and free face painting. Find out more…
10th to 18th February

Half Term at the Weald & Downland Living Museum
Activities include Knucker the Dragon Nature School, bird box trail, folklore stories and table top jousting. Find out more…
10th to 18th February

© Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth - The Hampshire Story
© Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth – The Hampshire Story

Love Is In The Air at Spinnaker Tower
Join Spinnaker Tower for a romantic evening at the Sky Bar, 105 metres above ground. Immerse yourselves in an enchanting atmosphere that combines love, live music, and stunning panoramic views. Enjoy a delicious high tea with an array of sweet and savoury treats, then sip on an expertly crafted complimentary cocktail. Find out more…
14th February
Paddington™ Meet & Greet at Spinnaker Tower
Paddington™ is coming to Spinnaker Tower where he will be making appearances at intervals on 16th and 17th February. Your ticket includes all-day admission to Spinnaker Tower, free hot chocolate, colouring activities, plus photo opportunities galore. Find out more…
16th & 17th February

Family Bushcraft Cooking: Breads and Batters at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Visit the gardens and enjoy time in the woodland and around the fire, cooking tasty treats. Suitable for children 4-12 years. Find out more…
16th February

House History Tour at Chawton House
Join one of the knowledgeable guides on a guided tour of Chawton House and discover its rich history. Learn about the evolution of the Estate from Medieval stopping point to Elizabethan Manor. Discover the connection with Jane Austen and find out how it became home to a unique collection of early women’s writing. Find out more…
21st February

Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour at Steam Town Brew Co
Beer Knights is an evening led by Steam Town’s brewers. You’ll be tutored through tasting a selection of their beers which will look at various beer styles and recipes, a brewery tour and choice of burger meal. Find out more…
27th February

Baking baskets at our on-site shop
Baking baskets in our on-site shop