Grab the buckets and spades. And your wellies. You’re going to need both in Hampshire! You even have a choice of two of our parks: Hoburne Naish or Hoburne Bashley.
With fairs and festivals in every town, there’s always something going on in Hampshire. Experience country life at the New Forest Show, where you can watch sheep shearing and see working horses. Petrol heads in the family will love the collection of cars at Beaulieu Supercar Weekend.
Our events calendar tells you what’s happening when you’re here.
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Where: Winchester Cathedral, Inner Close, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS
When: 20 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 Sunday-Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday-Saturday, 10am-7.30pm
The 2017 Christmas Market will be running from 20th Nov to 22nd Dec. Open every day, 10am-6pm from Sun-Wed, 10am-7.30pm from Thu-Sat. Many of the exhibitors will be attending for the full duration but some will only be here for the first half with new exhibitors filling the chalets for the second half.
Get your family’s Christmas off to an unforgettable start with a magical trip to Dorset’s top theme park, Adventure Wonderland, this festive season.
Santa, his faithful reindeer Rudolph and trusted elves, will be dropping in from the North Pole to meet visitors on 26th November, the weekends of 2nd/3rd and 9th/10th December and every day from 16th-23rd December.
Tickets to visit Santa in his cosy log cabin are always very popular, so book now at adventurewonderland.co.uk/christmas to avoid disappointment and to get a 10% discount. All children visiting Santa’s grotto get a fantastic present.
Other attractions include the Christmas panto, Dick Whittington, packed full of laughter, music and dance, Nativity Cuddle Corner, with its host of furry friends and the massive indoor adventure play centre, Wild Thing!
Go online or call 01202 483444 for further details, opening times and tickets.
Where: Paultons Park
When: DECEMBER; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
Christmas is a special time of the year at Paultons, meet Santa in his magical Grotto, experience Peppa Pig World in a festive setting and enjoy selected rides and attractions, including Lost Kingdom and Critter Creek, across the Park. The event starts on 18th November 2017 and runs on selected dates until 23rd December 2017.
Santa's Grotto is available to book 9:30 – 17:15 on select days throughout November and December. There is limited capacity so book early to avoid disappointment. Park entry is included with your booking, rides and attractions open from 10am.
Where: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3NH
When: 1st Dec - 3rd Dec - 2017 10am- 5pm
Cost: Festival of Christmas Adult £14.50
Festival of Christmas Child (5-15) £12.50
Festival of Christmas Senior £14.00
Festival of Christmas Student £14.00
Festival of Christmas Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £46.00
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's Victorian Festival of Christmas returns - bigger and better than ever. The South's leading festive event is back on 1 - 3 December, spreading Christmas cheer to one and all.
The popular Christmas market, with its wide range of unique stalls returns, as well as more Victorian characters and entertainment. See Father Christmas and his reindeer friends or kick back in Fagin's Tavern as you listen to traditional carol singers.
Visitors can explore the snow-covered Dickensian streets in the awe-inspiring setting of the dockyard, which is home to the Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, HMS M. 33, the National Museum of the Royal Navy and Action Stations.
Tickets are now available!
Where: Beaulieu, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire SO42 7ZN
When: 16th December 2017 - 1st Jan 2018
Cost: Normal admission applies
Travel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family home. See what the family members would have been doing as they prepare for the festive season of 1889.
Pose next to the colourful life-size Gingerbread House for the perfect festive picture as you arrive at Beaulieu. Then follow the dazzling fairy lit pathway to Palace House to see preparations for a traditional Victorian Christmas in action.
Sip a glass of warming mulled punch while you soak in the festive atmosphere, with stunning decorations, welcoming log fires and a themed Christmas tree in each room - including a 25ft tree in the entrance!
Meet Sammy and Santa whilst having a little bit of festive fun. Tuck in to a delicious meal, have fun and play games with Sammy and Santa and get on the dance floor with the disco all in one fun packed day! When? – Sunday 17th December, Doors open at 4pm, meals served from 4.30pm and disco from 5pm How much? - £9.95 per adult and £6.95 per child or get a family of four ticket (2 adults and 2 children) for £32.50 Booking – Book your tickets on 01425 612340.
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“Hampshire is a lovely picturesque county with lots to do.”
Susan652014, September 2015, Trip Advisor, Naish Guest