What’s On: March 2020

Spring is in the air and with it some new events and things to do in the area. Hopefully with some much needed improving weather, we can all spend a bit more time outdoors.

Below is a pick of what’s on whether you’re coming for a mid-week break or for a weekend getaway.

Flying Scotsman Visits the Watercress Line
Excitement is building at the Watercress Line as it gears up to welcome the record-breaking Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam locomotive in the world for the first time. Dates for this special event are 29th February, 1st, 7th and 8th March 2020 with additional Flying Scotsman experiences available at other times.
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You can also enjoy a special Mothers’ Day treat and enjoy a lunch or cream tea on the Watercress Line on 22 March. Click her for further information and booking.

Wine Tasting Evening with Hambledon Vineyard at Chawton House
Chawton House have partnered up with Hambledon Vineyard to offer this unique evening event. Hambledon Vineyard is one of Wallops Wood’s neighbours! Come along and try some beautiful Hampshire-made sparkling wine in the atmospheric surroundings of the Old Kitchen Tearoom. This will be a fun, social evening, showcasing these unique English wines.
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Hambledon Wines
Hambledon Wines

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Hambledon Vineyard
How about a special sparkling treat for your mother this Mother’s Day?
For a relaxed, enjoyable and memorable afternoon, Hambledon Vineyard are putting on an afternoon tea and Fizz event. Treat your mum on Mothering Sunday to a serene and idyllic tour of our beautiful Vineyard in early spring.
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Historic Life Weekends: Brewing Through the Ages & Baking Through the Ages
Weald & Downland Living Museum
Two complementary Historic Life Weekends in March will focus on brewing and then baking. There will be brewing demonstrations and displays relating to what would have been considered normal at different eras as well as looking at developments over time. During the baking weekend we will not only be celebrating our new bakehouse, but exploring this staple of our diet from other houses across the Museum.
7 & 8 March (Brewing)
21 & 22 March (Baking)
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Jane Austin’s House Museum
A variety of events on at the Museum most weekends, including:
Celebrating Nature
Experience Jane’s – and her characters’ – love of nature and the outdoors in 2020. A first edition of Pride and Prejudice will be on display in the Reading Room, celebrating Lizzie Bennet’s famous walk through muddy fields. The display will also feature a pair of Regency ladies’ walking boots and patterns, which nineteenth century ladies would wear to keep their feet dry.
Guided Village Walk: First Day of Spring – Friday 20 March 2020
Mothering Sunday Visit and Cream Tea – Sunday 22 March 2020
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
5 New Things to Do onboard HMS Warrior
Step back in time to 1863 and the Round-Britain tour. The Royal Navy wanted to thank British tax payers by inviting them onboard Warrior – a modern day PR stunt if you will. The Historic Ship’s team at The National Museum of the Royal Navy has worked their magic to bring the stories of those who served onboard or visited to life through captivating reconstructions, brand new rooms to discover and objects to touch.
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Romsey French Food & Brocante
A French Food Market with authentic French Food traders and a French Brocante/ Flea market at the Cornmarket and Town Hall. Over 45 stalls offering an array of delicious hot and cold foods, quirky and ‘must have’ flea market finds & antiques.
Sunday 29th March 9am – 3.30pm
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Vineyard, Brewery & Gin Distillery Tour in Hampshire
Join us for a delectable day of English wine, beer and gin tasting in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Our award-winning Hampshire Tour visits three superb producers to taste their drinks and learn how they are made. A delicious two-course lunch and luxury mini coach transport are included in the ticket price.
Saturday 21 March 10am-5pm
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Beginning Falconry Course
Learn the basics of everything to do with owning and flying a bird of prey. This 1 day course will allow you to handle some beautiful birds. £155 per person discounted to £210 for two people booking together.
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Learning Falconry
Learning Falconry