What’s On in November

November is another busy month for events taking place in Hampshire. With fireworks displays, local markets, craft workshops, Christmas fairs and more, there’s plenty going on to get you out and about. Make sure you take time to relax in the hot tub, enjoy your daily swim slot and get out into the beautiful South Downs countryside while you stay with us 🤩

Winchester Bonfire & Fireworks
Each year, the city centre procession, the lighting of the bonfire and the spectacular fireworks display is a huge success. Bringing the city together, all profits go to local charities and organisations, sparking a difference in the community. Find out more…
4th November

Contemporary Christmas Craft Show at Fort Purbrook
Set within the beautiful Victorian Fort Purbrook, the fair is perfectly timed for Christmas and a great opportunity to find some fantastic gifts, whilst also enjoying workshops, refreshments, tunnel tours and more. Find out more…
4th & 5th November

Soap at a craft market
Soap at a craft market

Love Southsea Market
This local market has a wonderful shopping buzz – with street food traders alongside talented creatives with artwork, vintage clothing, candles, gifts, homewares, jewellery and more to choose from. Find out more…
4th & 5th, 18th & 23rd November

Night Sky Live at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium
Head outside and discover the stars and planets of the night sky, live! Begin your adventure in the Planetarium and 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…
10th November

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Willow Basket Workshop at Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Learn to weave a medium-sized basket to take home. The activity has been designed for beginners and those who want to recharge their creative batteries and enjoy sharing newfound skills. Find out more…
10th November

Remembrance Weekend at Fort Nelson
Remembrance Weekend will be marked with a commemorative gun firing at 11am on Armistice Day, 11th November. On Remembrance Sunday 12th November, the gun firing will mark the start and end of a national two minute silence, which will be followed by a performance of ‘When the guns stopped firing’ on the Parade Ground of the Victorian fort. Find out more…
11th & 12th November

Festive Rush Decorations Workshop at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens
Learn how to make beautiful rush decorations for the festive season. Suitable for complete beginners through to intermediates, you will learn how to create a folded reindeer with bells and angels with halos from soft, supple rushes. Find out more…
12th November

Sunday Waterside Market at Port Solent
Situated alongside the marina on the second Sunday of every month, you’ll find a unique collection of over 40 market stalls offering an array of products from home furnishings, gifts, homemade crafts, jewellery, delicious cakes and other yummy treats. Find out more…
12th November

Southampton Christmas Market
Visit Southampton Christmas Market and enjoy a wide range of tasty treats and live entertainment. There will also be children’s rides, including a traditional horse carousel, festive bars stocked with tasty hot chocolate and hot mulled cider, and gifts from a selection of vendors. Find out more…
16th November until 2nd January 2024

Winchester Christmas Market
Winchester Christmas Market

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
Renowned for its bustling atmosphere, stunning location and handpicked high quality exhibitors. The market attracts visitors from around the world each year who come to shop at the pretty wooden chalets, situated within the historic grounds. Find out more…
17th November until 21st December

Winchester Ghost Tours at The Buttercross
Surround yourself with Winchester’s haunting past in this award-winning theatrical ghost tour. Come face to face with the city’s ghosts including Sir Walter Raleigh, Ethelred the Unready, the Gaoler and so many more. You’ll uncover accounts of betrayal, death and torture and much more! Find out more…
17th November

Love to Cook: Christmas Edible Gifts at Lainston House
Master the techniques of tempering chocolate and using moulds, and enjoy a day in the kitchen filled with the aromas of candied fruit and chocolate. You will leave with a bundle of yumminess and the knowledge and confidence to re-create all you have learnt in your own kitchen. Find out more…
18th November

Learn to make beautiful chocolate treats!
Learn to make beautiful chocolate treats!

Yoga at the Cathedral
Experience yoga within the beautiful and peaceful setting of Portsmouth Cathedral. The class will include a Hatha Vinyasa Flow focussing on moving with the breath with an opportunity for deep rest and relaxation allowing the body and mind to reset and restore. Find out more…
18th November

Guided Tour of Stansted House
Step inside the family seat of the Earls of Bessborough and explore the beautiful rooms, furnished as though the 10th Earl was still at home. Learn more about those who called Stansted Park home before going downstairs to discover the servants quarters, offering you the opportunity to enjoy a true upstairs, downstairs experience. Find out more…
19th November

Gardening for Wildlife Lecture with Andy McIndoe at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Your garden does not need to be an unkempt wilderness to be a haven for wildlife! This lecture with Andy McIndoe is about how you can make your garden wildlife friendly as well as beautiful to look at throughout the year. Find out more…
22nd November

Alresford Christmas Lantern Procession
Start the festive season with a spectacular lantern procession through the streets of Alresford. The procession will culminate at Alresford Station in time to see the arrival of the Steam Illuminations train. Followed by traditional Christmas music and songs with a local folk band. Find out more…
24th November

Steam Illuminations at the Watercress Line
Steam Illuminations is a unique Christmas LED mapped train! It’s an incredible light show on and in a steam train, consisting of thousands of fully controllable colour mixing LED lights and LED wristbands, making the train look magical both inside and out. Find out more…
24th November until 23rd December

Glow Marwell at Marwell Zoo
Experience brand new illuminations and immersive displays using more than 500,000 lights in a rainbow of colours. Venture through a 36 metre multicoloured light tunnel, gaze in wonder at a towering Enchanted Tree with fluttering butterflies, wander through colourful clouds projected overhead and meet some new animals brought to life in a magical Glow Forest. Find out more…
24th November until 30th December

Christmas Lights
Christmas Lights

A Peter Rabbit™ Festive Adventure at Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Make your way around Queen Elizabeth Country Park, completing themed activities as you go. Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters, this fun-filled adventure is suitable for children aged 3 and upwards. Find out more…
25th November until 1st January 2024

Portsmouth Ice Rink at Guildhall Square
Get your skates on this festive season and take to the ice as Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square is transformed into a winter wonderland. Find out more…
25th November until 7th January 2024

A Neverland Christmas at Hinton Ampner 
A Neverland Christmas arrives at Hinton Ampner this winter, with more than a sprinkle of fairy dust on the Christmas trees. Step into the home of the Darling family and Nana the dog, where light, sound and movement bring scenes inspired by JM Barrie’s much-loved story of Peter Pan to life. Find out more…
25th November until 1st January

A Winter Wander with The Snowman™ and The Snowdog at River Hamble Country Park
Join The Snowman™ and The Snowdog on a winter wander at River Hamble Country Park or Staunton Country Park completing themed activities as you go. Inspired by the sequel to Raymond Briggs’ much-loved classic, this wintry adventure is suitable for children aged 3-12 years. Find out more…
25th November to 1st January

Christmas Festival at The Brickworks Museum
Visit the museum to see it shining in the glow of Christmas lights to begin the festive period; shop at the craft market and find out about Christmases past in the Victorian cottage display. Father Christmas will also be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the Museum. Find out more…
26th November

Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink
Enjoy ice skating over the festive season

Image credits:
Chocolate treats by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Christmas lights by Steven Van Elk on Unsplash