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Winter Top 5 in Winchester

25 Jan 2022

We know January can be dull so we've listed our top five days out in Winchester. We hope it'll give you some inspiration to hop on the bus and enjoy something different this King Alfred Winchester month. 

Science Centre and Planetarium 
The Winchester Science centre and planetarium are celebrating their 20 year anniversary. They’re revisiting some of the best shows and experiments from over the years. From 22 January until 13 March watch the Science Chefs explore the chemistry of snacks! 

Click here to visit the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium website.

Catch Winchester to Alton service 64 which stops just outside the Science Centre. 


Whitchurch Silk Mill Winter Light Spectacular

From the 28th January until the 6th February you can wonder round the Silk Mills Winter Light Spectacular. The illuminated walk takes you through the gardens and historic mill, transporting visitors through time to the earliest days of the Mill.  

Click here for more on Whitchurch Silk Mill.

Catch Winchester to Whitchurch service 86 to get there.

Walk the Viaduct Way

If it’s a dry winters day, why not head into Winchester and discover the Viaduct Way, enjoy views across Winchester and the surrounding countryside. The Hockley Viaduct was built in 1891 and formed part of the Didcot to Southampton railway. The Viaduct has recently been repaired and is now suitable for walkers and cyclists alike.

You can download a copy of the trial here

Catch any Winchester bound bus to the city centre to start the trail.

Saturday Shopping

Weekend markets are a regular fixture in Winchester’s High Street. Fridays and Saturdays see household  goods and high quality foods. Whilst the first Sunday of the month is the Antique and Vintage market, and the third Sunday is dedicated to Art and Design. 

Catch any Winchester bound bus to the city centre.


Winchester Sport and Leisure Park
Why not take a trip to the new Sport and Leisure Park in Winchester, take the family for a swim or even try Top Rock Climbing a great way of keeping fit and having fun. There’s a café on site too, so you can refuel before heading home.

Click here to find out more. 

Catch the Park & Ride bus and get off at Barfield stop for a quick walk to the Leisure Park.

Family DayRider tickets start from just £8.50 on the Stagecoach Bus App, and valid for unlimited travel for up to four people (maximum of two adults).