10 things to do in Hampshire this November
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Yes, we're just as surprised as you that it's November already. Luckily there's lots of things to do in Hampshire to enjoy all the month has to offer...
Owls by Moonlight, The Hawk Conservancy Trust, Andover, RG21 7QR
When: From November 6
How much: £35, child £21
You’re sure to have a hoot at this beautiful display of owls as they make the night sky light up with their twists and turns. The evening will begin with a hot supper at the Feathers Restaurant, before being able to see two different displays. There will also be the chance to greet the other owls and learn about their conservation. Wrap up in your snuggest scarf and enjoy.
Much Ado About Nothing, Station Theatre, Hayling Island, PO11 0EH
When: November 10-13
How much: £10-£12
The Southsea Shakespeare Actors are proudly making their triumphant return to the Hayling Island Station Theatre with their take on Shakespeare’s revered comedy. Set in the romantic world of Leonato’s funfair, Claudio and Hero fall madly in love whilst Beatrice and Benedick need a bit more encouragement. This hilarious and equally poignant show is not one to miss.
Nick Cope, The Point, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE
When: November 13
How much: £11
Little ones can dance to boogie beebies beats with Nick Cope’s bopping song selection, which has seen him adored by small folk and big folk alike. Nick Cope has been writing and recording his beautiful and totally unique songs for children and their families for over 10 years, performing with his guitar and animations most notably on Nick Cope’s Popcast. It’s a lovely way to entertain the kids and spend time with them doing something fun.
Paul Zerdin: Hands Free, Theatre Royal Winchester, SO23 8SB
When: November 16
How much: £25
Don’t be a muppet, see this puppet show by the extraordinary Paul Zerdin, winner of America’s Got Talent, as him, Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox take to the Winchester stage after surviving the 2020 lockdowns. As well as his hilarious characters, Hands Free features Paul showing us what it’s like to be able to throw your voice in everyday situations where anything and everything can talk back.
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Little Shop of Horrors, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, RG21 7QR
When: November 18-20
How much: £16, concessions £8
Life on Skid Row isn’t easy, especially for meek flower shop assistant Seymour. But one day, he discovers a fascinatingly unusual plant with killer potential. As the plant brings him more fame and success, can he escape his downtrodden existence? Or will he overfeed his ambitions? By arrangement with Music Theatre International, Portsmouth Grammar School present their signature blend of top-notch singing, choreography and performance in this show.
Disney Bottomless Brunch, South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, PO4 0SW
When: November 20
How much: £32.50-£35 per person to be booked in tables
Let us share this whole new world of bottomless brunch with you, as this one is filled with sumptuous drinks and songs. For three hours you can sing your heart out to tunes from Frozen, Aladdin, Pocahontas and more, with a hour of that for downing those cocktails. There will even be Disney characters in attendance for obligatory pictures (if you don’t get a selfie with Mickey, did you even go?).
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Steam Illuminations, Watercress Line, Alresford, SO24 9JG
When: November 26-January 2
How much: £48 for table of two, £96 for table of six, free under-twos
Chug on over to the Watercress Line for a glowing Christmas railway experience filled with wonder and magic. See the steam train lit up with digital LED lights of all colours of the rainbow and hop on for a trip filled with festivities. Listen to Christmas tunes old and new, keep an eye out for twinkling installations and ‘snow’, and sit back and be enveloped into the festive spirit.
The Overtones, Anvil Arts, Baskingstoke, RG21 7QR
When: November 27
How much: £28-£42
Join this joyous group – scouted by a talent agent while they were singing during their tea break – for a night of harmonious magic. The Overtones have been a household name appearing on television shows including Dancing On Ice, BBC Breakfast and This Morning, as well as performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Buckingham Palace. Head to Anvil Arts and discover for yourself why their vocals are so renowned.
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Mayflower Mast Studio, Southampton, SO15 1GE
When: Until November 20
How much: £9-£29.50
The world premiere of a brand new kickass-pirational pop musical will burst into life at the Mayflower MAST Studio this November. An incredible all-female creative team have brought this empowering new stage show to life, which follows inquisitive heroine Jade as she hears stories from incredible wonder women such as Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.
Percy the Park Keeper Family Trail, Mottisfont near Romsey SO51 0LP, The Vyne near Baskingstoke RG24 9HL
When: Until January 3 and 4
How much: £2 trail on top of ticket price
It’s a busy time of year for Percy the Park Keeper as he’s very busy getting Hampshire’s National Trust places ready for winter – and he needs the help of your little ones! At Mottisfont they can help tidy up the grounds with the animals and at The Vyne they can learn about which critters reside at the gardens. Both locations will have festive delights on also, such as glowing lanterns, handmade decorations, and delicious mulled wine and mince pies.