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Autumn Days Out

Autumn Days Out

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 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 Autumn Moments.

Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays

Halloween and Half Term Events

Walking in Hampshire this Autumn

Spa Breaks

Hampshire’s Best Attractions

Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays 

Hampshire has some of the best fireworks displays on the South Coast. 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. Get your groove on at Paultons Park's Monsters Ball, take part in Sir Harold Hillier Gardens fmaily Halloween trail, visit The Watercress Line's wizard weekend and much more. 

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, 12th - 27th 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 

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

Dog Friendly

Autumn moments wouldn’t be the same without your four legged friend so don’t leave them at home. Hampshire is home to a number of dog friendly attractions, accommodation and places to eat. Man’s best friend will love the open space of the two National Parks. 

Find out more about dog friendly places in Hampshire

See all dog friendly accommodation 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

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