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November events in Hampshire

On top of the usual firework displays that come around in November, take a look at these exciting events in Hampshire. With science, history and Christmas activities, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy.

Whether you’re looking for historical sites, shopping havens, beautiful architecture or stunning scenery, Hampshire has it all. A November holiday in Hampshire can consist of long romps through the countryside, beach breaks or metropolitan city weekends. It really depends on what you’re looking for and where you choose to stay. 

Winchester is a beautiful city at the heart of Hampshire and on the doorstep of the New Forest making it the perfect jumping off point for both avid city dwellers and country bumpkins. Here you have access to a National Park and a thriving cultural location. Take autumn walks through the trees of the forest, watch as the wildlife slowly creeps into hibernation ready for December’s chill.


While you’re away, embrace Hampshire’s local culture with an array of talks, workshops and fairs across the county. You might even find a glimmer of Christmas.

4th to 5th November: Horrible science weekend with Nick Arnold

Get stuck into these horrible science shows with Nick Arnold, an exciting and engaging presenter. This is a fun event for scientists of all ages.


12th November: Beaulieu Smart Car rally

Smart Car owners and enthusiasts will love this rally of tiny cars in an exciting array of colours, designs and sizes.


16th November: The Falklands Conflict – An aviation perspective talk

A fascinating look at the Falklands war from the perspective of the OC 656 Squadron. There is a curry supper available from the Museum of Flying’s cafe.


17th November to 24th December: Christmas at Marwell Zoo

Join in with the Christmas activities at Marwell Zoo this November as well as exploring all the animals and areas of the zoo.


18th to 19th November: Science of Light with BBC presenter Jon Chase

BBC presenter Jon Chase shows Winchester Science Centre visitors the science of light in these wonderful workshops.


19th November: Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair

The Museum of Flying’s aircraft enthusiast’s fair brings together various aircraft from throughout


25th to 26th November: Night Sky Live! Festival

Night Sky celebrates the Great Outdoors with an exciting collection of events and activities throughout the weekend.


26th November: An Edwardian worker’s Christmas

Add some Christmas sparkle to your November holiday at Bursledon Brickworks with their insight into an Edwardian worker’s Christmas.


Take a look at our Hampshire cottages for November.

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