Things To Do In Winchester in the Winter

We love winter in Winchester; frost in the trees, a bit of snow on the ground and a crisp chill in the air. Time to wrap up warm and get exploring!

We’ve rounded up our favourite pastimes in Winchester and a bit further afield – so whether you’re a local or just visiting, make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Pirates and Mermaids: Science at Sea (12-27 January 2019)

Dive to the depths of the ocean with Winchester Science Centre this January! Live science shows exploring marine life and some of the issues affecting our oceans – running at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 & 15:30.

Children can get hands-on in the Invention Studio with activities and challenges. Inspirers will be roaming the exhibition floor with themed busking activities. Pirate & Mermaid fancy dress encouraged!

Information here.

Evening Orchard Wassail at Chawton House (17 January 2019)

Join us for this magical night of merrymaking following the ancient tradition of the Orchard Wassail!

Held on Old Twelfth Night, there was the practice in cider-producing regions of England of visiting orchards to recite incantations and sing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year.

There will be a torch-lit procession to the orchard in the Walled Garden, where there will be singing and toasting around the Bramley tree.

We encourage you to bring your own instrument and torch for the procession!

More information here.

Fastlove – a George Michael Tribute (22 February 2019)

Get ready for an unforgettable evening at Winchester Guildhall celebrating a global superstar.

The show is packed with crowd-pleasing anthems, from the Wham! classics and the chart-topping success of the 1980s album Faith to the unforgettable hits of the 1990s and 2000s.

More information here.

Winchester Cocktail Week (4-10 February 2019)

It’s time to shake things up as Winchester Cocktail Week is back on 4 – 10 February 2019 for a celebration of the art of mixology.

Winchester Cocktail Week is being shaken AND stirred for 2019. The city’s finest and most fabulous destinations are embracing the festival flavour with unmissable offers and delectable drinks to be sipped and savoured.

This is all set to a backdrop of exciting events taking place throughout the week in our wonderful city.

Information here.

A Very Special Evening with Russell Watson (14 March 2019)

Join four-time Brit Classical Award winner Russell Watson at Winchester Guildhall for a very special evening, accompanied by his pianist and guest choir.

Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents.

More information here.

The Chicago Blues Brothers (29 March 2019)

Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers comes to Winchester Guildhall. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, BB King, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Cab Calloway – plus many other blues, soul, Motown and funk classics and a few surprises thrown in along the way. More details here.

Brickosaurs! at Marwell Zoo (5 April – 1 September 2019)

The interactive expedition created with more than two million bricks is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.  A highlight includes the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre T-Rex, plus be prepared for a few surprises!  

For details visit the website

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