What’s On in March

With Easter just around the corner you’ll find lots of Easter themed activities and events towards the end of March. In the meantime, there’s plenty going on around the county as well as some events for Mother’s Day. Otherwise make the most of our on-site facilities, book your swim slot and enjoy the signs of spring on a country walk 🐣

Crown and Coronation Light & Sound Show at Winchester Cathedral
Historic Royal Palaces have partnered with Luxmuralis to create an immersive sound and light show for all ages to enjoy. It will bring the spectacle, significance and shared experience of Coronations to life, demonstrating the pivotal role of the Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, within the ceremony. Find out more…
4th to 8th March

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

Tony Hadley: The Big Swing Tour, Portsmouth Guildhall
Tony Hadley will perform some of the greatest swing songs from a classic era of music, alongside some reworkings of his own classic Spandau hits that introduced the world to his iconic voice. Find out more…
3rd March
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Michael Ball
Platinum-selling recording artist Michael Ball is hitting the road across the UK in 2024 with his long awaited headline tour ‘On With The Show’, accompanied by Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge as his very special guest. Find out more…
13th March

The Ponsonby Women, Stansted House, Rowlands Castle
A special tour of the State Rooms at Stansted where you can discover the fascinating stories of the Ponsonby women. From Henrietta Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough’s political campaigning in the eighteenth century, to Lady Moyra Ponsonby’s experiences as a nurse. Find out more…
4th March

House History Tour at Chawton House
Learn about the evolution of the Estate from Medieval stopping point to Elizabethan Manor. Discover our connection with Jane Austen and find out how we became home to a unique collection of early women’s writing. Find out more…
5th March

Jane Austen's House
Jane Austen’s House

Solent Symphony Orchestra – Spring Classics Concert
The Solent Symphony Orchestra heads to the historic Portsmouth Cathedral for its second Spring Classics Concert – featuring Emme Hensel, the Concerto Award prize winner from Portsmouth Music Festival. Find out more…
9th March

Half Price for Mums at Exbury Gardens
Enjoy a glorious spring day out walking along paths lined with camellias, magnolias and early-flowering rhododendrons. Sit amongst swathes of yellow in Daffodil Meadow or the River of Gold, before enjoying lunch in Mr Eddy’s Restaurant. Mums can enjoy half price admission to the gardens. Find out more…
10th March

Petersfield Musical Festival
The Petersfield Musical Festival is both an annual celebration of music and a musical charity which supports and rewards creative talent throughout the year. Find out more…
15th to 23rd March

Soap at a craft market
Soap at a craft market

Love Southsea Market
A vibrant street market in Southsea with a wide variety of stalls selling everything from food to crafts, art, vintage homeware and clothing. Find out more…
16th & 17th March

Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt at Winchester Science Centre
Join in on a hunt around the Centre to find the rabbits and hares that are visiting over Easter. Explore the differences between our furry friends and solve the puzzles along the way in order to grab yourself a delicious chocolate treat. Find out more…
16th March to 15th April

An Egg-cellent Spring at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens look gorgeous in the spring and the whole family is sure to enjoy the self-guided Easter trail through the blossoming flowers. Find out more…
16th March to 14th April

Beautiful spring flowers
Beautiful spring flowers

Science Museum: The Live Stage Show at Theatre Royal Winchester
Join London’s world-renowned Science Museum as they bring you this brand-new stage production aimed at igniting your curiosity, fuelling your imagination, and inspiring you in new and exciting ways. Find out more…
17th March

Spring Market at The Brickworks Museum
Visit the museum for a unique spring market as it wakes up from the long winter closure. Browse uncommon crafts and enjoy shopping in the Victorian factory buildings. Find out more…
24th March

Chocolate Workshop & Lunch, Sky Park Farm
Learn how to design and create your very own luxury Easter egg using professional moulds and cocoa butter colours. Using the finest Belgian chocolate, you will fill, cap, enrobe and decorate making the best truffles to put into your egg. Find out more…
26th March

The Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Pack your bags, strap yourself in, zero hour 7.30pm, for a night like no other and celebrate Sir Elton John! The Rocket Man is the world’s favourite celebration to a musical icon, playing to audiences all around the world. Find out more…
28th March

Easter Fun at Fort Nelson
Visit the Fort for a free family day out this Easter. As well as a brilliant Bunny Bingo trail, there will be free falconry shows at the Fort over four days during the Easter holidays. Find out more…
29th March to 14th April

Hoppy Easter at Paultons Park
Guaranteed to put a spring in your step, Paultons Park’s entrance will be festooned for Easter with colourful giant Easter eggs and bunnies at every turn. Meet some wonderful Easter characters and enjoy over 70 wonderful rides and attractions. Find out more…
29th March to 14th April

Children gathering Easter eggs
Children gathering Easter eggs

Other local attractions well worth visiting include Marwell Zoo, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Mottisfont and Hinton Ampner National Trust houses, Southsea Castle.

Image Credits:
Daffodils by Sophie Dyson on Unsplash