Things To Do In Hampshire January 2023

Things to do in Hampshire January 2023 is here to help guide you to a winter adventure, event or attraction across the county. 

Get stuck into 2023 and banish a bleak mid-winter with my guide to what’s on across Hampshire.

Here’s ideas and events to inspire your start to the new year…

Things to do in Hampshire in January

Well hello there January 2023, a very welcome fresh start to the new year. I’m sat cosied up in my new wing back arm chair, a pre-Christmas panic purchase that’s made me question why I’ve never owned one before. And, I’m sat in my nook with a hot chocolate looking at things to do for the month ahead.

We’re all glad 2022 is behind us for many a reason, yes? I don’t know about you but I’m so ready for the month and year ahead and want to make the most of every minute.

I love January and am not anti the darker months, it’s also my Birthday month, so I always try to make the most of it. This is not a place for diet chat, self-loathing or banishing any fun from what is one twelfth of the bloody year. Life is too damn short.

I sound like a broken record but if you’re a first time reader all you need to know is that my aim is to make your weekends better. Our free time is valuable and we all want to make the most of our time off. I want you to have the most wonderful start to the new year with weekend experiences that brighten up the mid-winter.

This month also marks the start of the third year that I’ve been writing a version of this guide. And, to my regular readers, your lovely feedback about your Hampshire discoveries because of this blog never fails to lift my spirits.

Here’s Things To Do In Hampshire January 2023…

January’s Ongoing Events 2023

Ending soon, these events have been ongoing since 2022. Catch them before they end…

📌 Alien Native at Gosport Museum and Gallery Walpole Road
📅 22 November 2022 – 20 January 2023
📍 Gosport

👉 New video artwork created by duo Heinrich & Palmer to celebrate the opening of the Gallery. The exhibition is inspired by plants growing locally in the Gosport area and Hampshire Cultural Trust’s herbarium collection. It includes botanical specimens dating as far back as the 18th century.
🔗 Find out more

📌 National Open Garden Scheme
📅 Various dates across the year
📍 Various locations across Hampshire – find a garden

👉 Visit the gloriously well kept private gardens of Hampshire (or the rest of the UK).
🔗 Find out more

📌 Steam Illuminations at The Watercress Line
📅 18 November 2022 – 7 January 2023
📍 Alresford
👉 Ride Hampshire’s historic and beautiful steam railway with a festive LED twist, and tunes and comedy VoiceOver along your ride.
🔗 Find out more

2-8 January 2023

📌 Wassail into the Heckfield Orchard – an event by The Assembly, Heckfield Place
📅 7 January 2023
📍 Heckfield, Hook

👉 Go a-wassailing and celebrate the start of the New Year beautifully with a spiced apple drink to the tune of a traditional musical troupe to encourage an abundant and healthy harvest.
🔗 Find out more

📌 Winter Woodland Lights at Hawk Conservancy Trust
📅 Dates across the whole of January 2023
📍 Andover

👉 A lit up winter walk with bird displays too, a January adventure for adults and children.
🔗 Find out more

9-15 January 2023

📌 Eating to Extinction with Dan Saladino at The Yard
📅 12 January 2023
📍Chilton Candover

👉 Join Rebecca Fletcher as she talks to food journalist, broadcaster and BBC Radio 4 The Food Programme’s presenter, Dan Saladino, about his latest book, Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them
🔗 Find out more

16-22 January 2023

📌 Eisenhower’s D-Day Map Room Guided Tour
📅 20 January 2023
📍 Southwick House, Southwick

👉 See historic Hampshire’s key contribution to D-Day with the famous map on display, tickets required, run by Hidden History Tours.
🔗 Find out more

📌 A Wassailing We Will Go for the Petersfield Walking Festival with Petersfield Community Garden
📅 20 January 2023
📍 Petersfield Railway Station

👉 Celebrate winter with a ceremony in the orchard.
🔗 Find out more

📌 An evening to learn to handbill your own ceramic tumblers at Autumn House
📅 18 January 2023
📍 Winchester

👉 Spend a wonderfully wholesome evening learning how to make a ceramic tumbler in this central city hotspot.
🔗 Find out more

23-29 January 2023

📌 Wellesley Woodlands Winter Wildlife Walk
📅 28 January 2023
📍 Aldershot

👉 Explore the winter wildlife around Wellesley Woodland and find out how you can get involved with the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch
🔗 Find out more

📌 Hayling Island Beach Clean – Billy Trail and Shore
📅 29 January 2023
📍 Hayling Island 

👉 A free beach clean up you can get involved in hosted by Final Straw Foundation.
🔗 Find out more

30 January 2023 – 5 February 2023

⭐️ Still looking for events for these dates – let me know if you see anything! ⭐️

This Weekend in Hampshire

There’s some lovely winter events to take part in during January. I’ve really tried to root out a good mix of free and ticketed events to enjoy.

Here’s to a cracking start to the year and many, many Hampshire adventures!

If you’re hosting a event that you’d like to put forward for consideration for this month or another, please send an email to

Has Things To Do In Hampshire January 2023 inspired you to head out and about? Let me know in the comments below!

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