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Bonfire Night and Firework Displays

Bonfire Night and Firework Displays

Autumn Moments

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Autumn has arrived in Hampshire and the county is full of colour! The crunching of leaves underfoot, country walks in crisp autumnal air or cosy pub lunches in front of an open fire, are all memorable Autumn Moments that can be made in Hampshire.

It’s a great time to visit Hampshire as it’s a little quieter than the summer months but still has so much going on. This autumn will see Hampshire’s NEWEST hotel the luxurious Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa open, fantastic fireworks displays across the county, plenty of haunting Halloween and half term events and top attractions to visit whatever the weather.

Read our recommendations of what’s happening in Hampshire this autumn to ensure you create great some Autumn Moments.

NEW Luxury Hotel Opening Southampton

Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays

Halloween and Half Term Events

Walking in Hampshire this Autumn

Spa Breaks

Photography Competition

Hampshire’s Best Attractions

NEW Luxury Hotel Opening Southampton 

Hampshire’s newest hotel opens in October! The Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa is located in picturesque setting of Ocean Village and the hotel design is inspired by a luxury super yacht. The hotel includes the award winning Jetty restaurant which is home to Chef Patron Alex Aitken, an open plan lounge with panoramic views of the marina, a roof top bar “HarBar on 6th” where guests can choose to have drinks inside or outdoors where you can cosy up around the outdoor fire pits and a luxury Spa 'HarSpa' where you can relax and unwind.

Discover more about Southampton Harbour Hotel

Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays 

Hampshire has some of the best fireworks displays on the South Coast, a particular fireworks favourite is at the leading designer shopping outlet Gunwharf Quays, who host their huge anual display. Discover our ultimate guide to Bonfire Night and fireworks displays across Hampshire and plan which displays you and your friends and family will be attending. Don't forget to wrap up warm! 

Read our Ultimate Guide to Fireworks in Hampshire

Halloween and Half Term Events 

Experience spooky moments this half term in Hampshire. Horrible things are happening at Winchester Science Centre’s Spooky Science event, teaching you how spooky tricks are carried out on TV and in Theatres. Get your groove on at Paultons Park's Monsters Ball or visit Palace House at Beaulieu Motor Museum to see the special Harvest Festival themed decorations and part take in children's arts and crafts.

See our full list of Halloween & Half Term Events

Walking in Hampshire this Autumn 

There are a wealth of walks in Hampshire to take this autumn. It’s a great time to see the county, as the leaves on the trees show a contrast of earthy colours.

Don’t miss out on the New Forest Walking Festival, 14-19 October, where experts lead groups highlighting beautiful spots, history and heritage of the National Park.

A family favourite is the Tall Trees walk in the New Forest a short 1.5 mile walk amongst some of the largest trees in the National Park.

Follow in the footsteps of the original David Attenborough, Hampshire resident Gilbert White commonly known as the pioneer naturalist in 1700’s. The Gilbert White circular walk meanders through the countryside and village of Selbourne, along the way pop in and explore Gilbert White’s House.

Discover Walks in Hampshire 

Spa Breaks 

Take a moment for yourself and head to Hampshire for a spa break. With spas scattered across the county in both city, coast and countryside locations you will be sure to unwind from everyday life.

See our Spa break Ideas

Photography Competition 

To celebrate Autumn we are running our Autumn Moments Photography Competition, with the prize of £100 John Lewis vouchers. All you have to do is enter your autumn photos taken in Hampshire which encapsulate the perfect Autumn Moment.

Find out more and enter here

Hampshire’s Best Attractions 

There’s plenty of moments to be created at Hampshire’s attractions. Dare to walk across the glass floor suspended 100m up from sea level at Emirates Spinnaker Tower, a great attraction whatever the weather.

See our Top 10 Guide to Rainy Days

Discover Family Attractions in Hampshire

Getting to Hampshire

By Road
Hampshire is the perfect place for an autumn break, plus its easy to get here by road with quick access to the M3, M27 and A3.

New Forest: 1hr 45 from London
South Downs: 1hr from London

By Rail
With an extensive rail network across Hampshire getting here by train couldn't be easier. 

Best trains stations for New Forest
Brockenhurst: 1hr 30 from London Waterloo
New Milton: 1hr 40 from London Waterloo
Beaulieu Road: 1hr 40 from London Waterloo

Best train stations for South Downs
Winchester: 1hr from London Waterloo
Alton: 1hr 10 from London Waterloo
Petersfield: 1 hr from London