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The Wind in the Willows

Blue Apple Theatre presents The Wind in the Willows at Theatre Royal Winchester from 26 to 27 June 2024 and also via... See more >
Theatre Royal Winchester, 21-23 Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
Wed 26 Jun and Thu 27 Jun

Hat Fair 2024

A family-friendly festival of Street Performance and Outdoor Arts. Hat Fair 2024 will take place Fri 5 – Sun 7 July..... See more >
Locations around Winchester SO23 8SB
Fri 5 Jul to Sun 7 Jul

The Dolly Show

As seen on BBC ONE, ITV This Morning, Channel 5, Sky, ITV London; featured in The Times, The Daily Mail and the Metro,... See more >
Theatre Royal Winchester 21-23 Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8SB
Wed 10 Jul

A Night to Remember: Motown Show

A Night To Remember: Motown Show takes you back in time to 1960's Detroit. Be prepared for a high energy show,..... See more >
Theatre Royal Winchester 21-23 Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8SB
Fri 12 Jul

foodies Festival Winchester

North Walls Recreations Ground, Nuns Road, Winchester SO23 8DL
Wed 19 Jun to Fri 21 Jun

Midsummer Shakespeare Choral Concert

Romsey Choral Society are performing their summer concert in the fabulous setting of St Cross in Winchester... See more >
St Cross Church, Winchester SO23 9SD
Sat 6 Jul

FREE taster session with the Winchester Rock Choir

Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? The Winchester Rock Choir is led by..... See more >
St Barnabas Church, Fromond Road, Winchester SO22 6EF
Tue 2 Jul, Tue 9 Jul

The Importance of Being Earnest

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t..... See more >
Avington Quarry SO21 1BZ
Sun 14 Jul

Crawley Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Crawley Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Crawley is a pretty period village nestling in chalk downland with thatched houses, C14 church and village pond... See more >
Crawley Gardens, Winchester SO21 2PR
Thu 20 Jun, Sun 23 Jun

Common Have a Go

A fun day for all the family, with entertainment, kids' playzone, have a go activities, food stalls, classic... See more >
Colden Common Recreation Ground, Main Road, Colden Common SO21 1RR
Sat 22 Jun

Tanglefoot - Open Garden for NGS

Tanglefoot - Open Garden for NGS Developed by owners since 1976, Tanglefoots ½ acre garden is a blend of influences, from Monet-inspired rose arch and... See more >
Tanglefoot, Winchester SO21 2QB
Thu 4 Jul, Sun 7 Jul, Thu 18 Jul, Sun 21 Jul

Twin Oaks - Open Garden for NGS

Twin Oaks - Open Garden for NGS Evolving suburban water garden. Enjoy spring colour from azaleas, rhododendrons and bulbs, then summer colour from..... See more >
Twin Oaks, Eastleigh SO53 1LW
Sat 22 Jun, Sun 23 Jun

Terstan - Open Garden for NGS

Terstan - Open Garden for NGS A garden for all seasons, developed over 50 yrs into a profusely planted, contemporary cottage garden in peaceful... See more >
Terstan, Stockbridge SO20 6DW
Sun 23 Jun, Sun 21 Jul

Longstock Park Water Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Longstock Park Water Garden - Open Garden for NGS Famous water garden with extensive collection of aquatic and bog plants set in 7 acres of woodland with rhododendrons... See more >
Longstock Park Water Garden, Stockbridge SO20 6EH
Sun 30 Jun

The Island - Open Garden for NGS

6 acres both sides of the River Test. Fine display of daffodils, tulips, spring flowering trees and summer bedding... See more >
The Island, Romsey SO51 0HP
Sat 6 Jul and Sun 7 Jul
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Things to do around Winchester

Winchester is a charming city in Hampshire, England, that has a rich history and culture. It is a perfect destination for families who want to enjoy a variety of attractions and activities that are fun, educational, and affordable. Whether you are interested in castles, museums, zoos, or trains, Winchester has something for everyone. Here are some of the highlights of what you can do with your family in Winchester:
- Explore the city's heritage and legends at the Winchester Castle and Great Hall, where you can see the famous Round Table of King Arthur and learn about the history and myths of the medieval hall. You can also visit the beautiful garden outside and admire the views of the city. ³
- Experience the life of a soldier at HorsePower, the Museum of The King's Royal Hussars, where you can see the uniforms, weapons, medals, and models of the cavalry regiment, and try on some of the costumes. You can also trace the history of three famous regiments over a period of 300 years and marvel at the great heroes who won the Victoria Cross for their valour. ²
- Discover the wonders of science and nature at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, where you can play with over 100 hands-on exhibits, watch a show at the UK's largest standalone planetarium, and learn about the resident otters at the city mill. You can also enjoy the outdoor picnic area and the adventure playground. ⁴
- Meet over 250 species of animals at Marwell Zoo, a world-famous zoological park set in 140 acres of Hampshire countryside. You can see giraffes, zebras, rhinos, snow leopards, meerkats, and more, and join the daily talks and feeds. You can also explore the gardens, the adventure playgrounds, and the gift shop. ⁴
- Travel back in time on the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line, a heritage steam railway that runs through the scenic heart of Hampshire. You can enjoy the views from the vintage carriages, and look out for special events like Santa Specials and Thomas the Tank Engine days. You can also visit the stations, the museum, and the workshop. ⁵
Winchester is a great place for a family day out or a weekend getaway. With so many attractions and activities to choose from, you'll never run out of things to do in Winchester. Book your tickets online and start planning your adventure today. ⁶

Source: Conversation with Bing, 29/01/2024
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(2) HorsePower, The Museum of The King's Royal Hussars. https://horsepowermuseum.co.uk/.
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(5) 97 Things to Do with Kids in Winchester, VA | TripBuzz. https://www.tripbuzz.com/things-to-do-with-kids/winchester-va.
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