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Things to do in Winchester

Historical highlights, beautiful countryside and so much more

Autumn at Norton Park
With days getting shorter, leaves falling from trees, and vibrant colours coming to life, it’s clear that autumn has officially arrived.

Celebrate the season by treating yourself (and loved ones) to a stay at Norton Park. Unwind in the peaceful Hampshire countryside, spend much-needed ‘you time’ in the spa, and explore the surrounding area for the best autumn activities.

Whether it’s a walk in the fresh air or a spooky Halloween evening with friends, there’s plenty for you to get up to this autumn around Norton Park.

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Wizard Week at Watercress Line (26 minute drive)

Experience a spook-tacular week of frights and thrills from 24-30 October at Watercress Line.

See if your little one can bag a prize in the fancy dress competition, take a ride on the Wizard Express steam train and walk in the famous footsteps of Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived. Learn how to fly, how to make a broom, and, if you’re brave enough, get up close to hairy, scary, creepy creatures.
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Owl-O-Ween (20 minute drive)
From native Barn Owls to Great Grey Owls, you can witness a range of mystical owls as they put on a beautiful flying display at the Hawk Conservancy on 28 October.

See the stunning birds in their homes, walk along a spooky moonlit trail between the two flying displays of the evening and be prepared to listen to some ghostly storytelling.

Tickets cost £19.95 and include a hot dog or burger, a treat and hot drink.
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Winchester Bonfire and Fireworks night (18 minute drive)
Take in an amazing bonfire and firework display at the North Walls Recreation Ground on 5 November. Get your friends together to celebrate Guy Fawkes night, sip on hot drinks and remember to wrap up warm.
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Pumpkin carving (30 minute drive)
Consider yourself a pro at pumpkin carving? Show off your skills at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens from 26-28 October to see who really is the best.

Tickets cost £5.50 per child and booking is essential.
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The hotel is located just an hour away from London, less than a mile off the A34 and only 7 miles off the M3. The hotel is also perfectly located for access to historic Winchester, just 10 minutes away and a 30-minute drive to the sprawling New Forest and the South Coast.