Fun things to do in Hampshire during the Autumn & Winter

With the temperatures dropping, it can be hard to find fun activities and days out that will not leave you cold and soggy! Thankfully Hampshire is full of fun places to go to keep you and your family entertained!

Photo credit: Beaulieu Motor Museum

Photo credit: Beaulieu Motor Museum

Beaulieu Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu is a museum in the village of Beaulieu, set in the heart of the New Forest.

One ticket includes the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, the world of top gear and more.

From the earliest motor carriages to classic family saloons, the world-famous National Motor Museum has one of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia in the world.

Palace House, once the gatehouse of the medieval Beaulieu Abbey, has been the Montagu family home since 1538.

Be quick to go as until November 2019 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be on display!


Photo Credit: Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Photo Credit: Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Emirates Spinnaker Tower

With a view deck of 100 metres the Spinnaker tower is not one for the light hearted however should you be brave enough, the views are worth it, offering breath-taking 23 mile views over Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight.

Venture across the thrilling glass ‘Sky Walk’ at 100 metres above sea level


Photo Credit: Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Photo Credit: Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

This exciting family destination is the South of England’s hands-on, interactive science and technology centre with the largest standalone planetarium in the UK.

The Science Centre is home to Explorer:Space, an immersive space zone where your family can take an epic journey through the Solar System and learn about all things space, from meteorites to human space flight. There are also two floors of interactive hands-on exhibits to explore


Photo Credit: Longdown Activity Farm

Photo Credit: Longdown Activity Farm

Longdown Activity Farm

Whatever the weather you’ll always find lots of family farmyard fun at Longdown Activity Farm. There’s a daily schedule of hands-on activities giving ample opportunity to see and feed the animals.

There are also indoor play areas including trampolining, soft play and straw barn, as well as an outdoor picnic and play area.


Photo Credit: Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Photo Credit: Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

One for the parents!

Based at Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 10 miles from Basingstoke, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery runs self-discovery and hosted experiences, and cocktail masterclasses.

Behind the doors of their historic distillery, you can unveil the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire.

Heather Horton