Catergories: things to do

Looking for things to do and places to visit this Autumn? Perhaps your looking for the perfect autumnal photo for Instagram? Hampshire comes alive with colour during the autumn months and it is the perfect time to explore our two National Parks and countryside. You'll find beautiful autumnal walks, scenic bike routes, cosy country pubs, luxury places to stay and top attractions to explore. 

As well as autumnal colours, you'll also find a jam-packed programme of events including spooky Halloween events and spectacular Bonfire and fireworks events.

Read on for our guide to the top 50 things to do in Hampshire this autumn. 

1. Enjoy the autumn colours and take a walk in the New Forest National Park.

2. Go pumpkin picking at one of Hampshire’s pick your own farms.

3. Attend Beaulieu’s Firework Spectacular.

4. See the giant pumpkins at Royal Victoria Country Parks’ Autumn Pumpkin Festival.

5. See the Orla Kiely Exhibition at Winchester Discovery Centre.

6. Enjoy a local beer, sparking wine or spirit in front of an open fire at one of Hampshire’s country pubs.

7. Explore the county and discover Hampshire’s road cycling scene.

8. Visit the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle.

9. Attend Winchester Cathedral’s Green Harvest Festival event.

10. Explore the city of Winchester on Keat's walk and find out what inspired the poet to write his ode To Autumn. 

11. Take the family for a day out at one of Hampshire’s amazing attractions.

12. Take part in the Winchester torch procession and enjoy the Winchester bonfire and fireworks display.

13. Blast into space at Winchester Science Centre’s Planetarium.

14. Enjoy several organised walks with the New Forest Walking Festival.

Halloween Events in Hampshire

15. Attend a spooky Halloween event... If you dare!

16. Relax and enjoy a spa day.

17. Take a walk in the South Downs National Park and see the autumn colours.

18. Enjoy afternoon tea at one of Hampshire’s Hotels.

19. Visit Paultons Park and see 4000 pumpkins, ghostly scenes and see the Little Monster Ball.

20. Take your four-legged friend on an autumnal day out and visit one of Hampshire’s many dog friendly beaches, parks and attractions.

21. Book an October Half Term break to Hampshire and stay in amazing self-catering accommodation.

22. Hide from the autumn showers at one of these indoor attractions.

23. See the skies light up with colour and enjoy a spectular Hampshire Firework display.

24. Carve Pumpkins at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

The Watercress Line

25. Take a ride on a steam train through the Hampshire Countryside at The Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Gala.

26. Take part in the Great South Run or go along and show your support from the crowds.

27. Go on a family bike ride and enjoy many car free trails.

28. Take your little monsters to Marwell Zoo's Boo at the Zoo event for some spooky Halloween fun.

29. Visit Winchester Cathedral and see The Kings and Scribes: Birth of a Nation Exhibition.

30. Book a luxury weekend away and stay in one of Hampshire's luxury hotels or self-catering properties.

31. Blow away the cobwebs and take a walk along one of Hampshire’s beaches.

32. Keep the kids entertained and take them to an October Half Term event.

33. Adventure 100 meters above the city of Portmouth and listen to scary stories and see the Spooktacular view at Emirates Spinnaker Tower.

34. Explore HMS Warrior and HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Exbury Gardens

35. Visit Exbury Gardens to see the autumn colours and take a ride on the miniature steam train.

36. Explore the world of pottery at Grayshott Pottery, one of southern England’s few remaining potteries.

37. Fly a kite at one of Hampshire Country Parks.

38. Discover Eling Tide Mill Experience, one of only a handful of working mills left in the UK.

39. Enjoy an autumn theatre show and NST City.

40. Plan your next break to Hampshire and book a beautiful holiday cottage.

41. Marvel at the Mary Rose and learn about it's fascinating history.

42. Book your Christmas party or a night away at Oakley Hall Hotel.

43. Watch a live display of owls twist at turn in the nights sky at The Hawk Conservancy Trust’s Owls by Moonlight.

44. Take a vineyard tour and learn about Hampshire’s award-winning sparkling wine.

45. Go on a walk in the countryside and enjoy scenic views and autumn colours.

Autumn in Hampshire

46. Learn to cycle on a velodrome or rock climb at Calshot Activities Centre.

47. See the penguins being fed, visit the flamingos and see over 800 birds from around the world at Birdworld.

48. See the autumn colours at one of Hampshire’s National Trust properties – The Vyne, Mottisfont, Winchester City Mill and Hinton Ampner.

49. Learn the art of Photography and capture some autumnal scenes with Chawton House’s Photography Workshop.

50. Take to Beaulieu River in a Candian style canoe and see the autumn colours of the New Forest National Park with New Forest Activities.  




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