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29 things to do on a Leap Year

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As a Leap Year only occurs every four years we’ve put together twenty nine things to do on a Leap Year (29 February) in Winchester district.

29 things to do on a Leap Year

  1. Visit our award-winning Visitor Information Centre to plan your next day out in Winchester district and to purchase some local gifts.
  2. Seek out the snowdrops and other spring flowers at Chawton House.
  3. Make the most of Oakley Hall’s 25% off your Afternoon Tea special offer (which ends today!
  4. Book seats at The Theatre Royal for the Winchester Comedy Spring Gala (Thursday 29 February, 7:30pm).
  5. Head to the Arc to see SHOES: Inside Out; an exhibition featuring footwear from our past, dating as far back as 11 AD to the present.
  6. Find out more about the fascinating history of the Jewish community in Winchester with our medieval Jewish trail.
  7. Discover more about Jane Austen on a visit to the Jane Austen’s House in Chawton.
  8. Propose to your significant other – check out our top places to propose.
  9. Pamper yourself and enjoy a spa day at Ana Spa.
  10. Sample some delicious food in one of our independent restaurants.
  11. Enjoy an afternoon at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens.
  12. Book ahead for an early spring stay at Wallops Woods.
  13. Step back in time to 878: AD.
  14. Go in search of zebra, monkeys and many other animals at Marwell Zoo.
  15. Take in the views from St Giles Hill.
  16. Soak up the sounds of the river and enjoy a stroll along the Itchen Navigation.
  17.  Let your little ones burn off steam at Abbey Gardens play park.
  18. Treat yourself to a day’s shopping at Whiteley.
  19. Have your picture taken with King Alfred.
  20. Climb the steps to reach the top of St Catherine’s Hill for some spectacular views of Hampshire.
  21. Visit The Treasury at Winchester College, a beautiful museum in the converted stables, houses the College’s extensive collections of art and archaeology. It is open 2 – 4pm daily and is free to visit.
  22. Take a visit to the Cathedral and explore over 1,000 years of history in the Kings and Scribes Exhibition.
  23. Enjoy some English Fizz from one of the Vineyards of Hampshire.
  24. Book ahead for a visit to Winchester Science Centre where you save up to 25% off admission prices.Winchester Military Quarter
  25. Go and see the iconic Round Table of Arthurian legend that has dominated Winchester’s ancient Great Hall for centuries.
  26. Visit the Peninsula Barracks, a Victorian complex that is home to Winchester’s Military museums.
  27. Take a visit to the ancient Hospital of St Cross and ask for the Wayfarer’s Dole.
  28. Trace the footsteps of King Alfred from his statue in the Broadway to his last known resting place beneath Hyde Abbey Garden with our self-guided ‘City Walk’.
  29. Indulge in afternoon tea at the Winchester Royal Hotel