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Are you looking for something to do in the Winchester district and beyond this week?
Here are some suggestions…

đźš‚Day Out with Thomas at The Watercress Line (6-14 August)

Day out with Thomas at the Watercress Line, Image by Paul Michael Hughes Photography T 07790819111 UK E W www.paulmichaelhugh

Peep, peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet some of your favourite characters and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement!

Brand New for 2022

• Three Rusty & Dusty outdoor entertainment shows with Sir Topham Hatt and Diesel, Percy & Toad

• Imagination Station play zone with Thomas & Friends activities

• Meet and greet with Sir Topham Hatt, Rusty & Dusty

• Travel on our big trains from Ropley to Alton

• Experience unlimited rides on the delightful miniature railway

• Enjoy the children’s vintage fairground rides

• Collect a Passport to Adventure, a sticker activity sheet & a colouring pencil set

🔆Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear inspired activities at Winchester Science Centre (until 4 September)

Poster of event with spaceranger on it

Are you ready to go beyond infinity this summer?

As part of a collaboration with Disney and Pixar, Winchester Science Centre are heading off on an expedition into space this summer to celebrate the science that inspired the new movie, Lightyear. Coinciding with the release of the blockbuster on Friday 17th June, between Thursday 21st July and Sunday 4th September, you can take part in exciting Lightyear inspired activities including explosive Science Live spaceship launch and out-of-this-world Space Ranger challenge trail.

Space Ranger challenge trail
Are you ready to become a Space Ranger? Can you help the legendary hero Buzz Lightyear on his newest intergalactic adventure? In Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear movie, we follow the epic mission-based adventures of legendary Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, the hero behind the toy. Now it’s your chance to discover the science that inspired the movie with this fun fact-filled trail through the out-of-this-world Explorer:Space zone. Will you complete your mission and become a Space Ranger?

Science Live spaceship launch
Inspired by the adventures of Buzz Lightyear and his crew in the new movie Lightyear, we’re recruiting the next generation of space engineers. Watch as the Inspirers launch a spaceship in an exciting new Science Live demo! Find out all about forces and combustion, brought to life with an awesome and explosive experiment. Then let the countdown begin. Let’s see how far the spaceship will go on its intergalactic mission!

đź’­Make giant bubbles at The Arc Winchester (until 23 August)

A bubble wand.

A bubble wand.

Create an eco-friendly toy that will while away hours creating giant, festival-sized bubbles at home. Learn the science of what makes a great bubble, and how they float: and the perfect bubble mixture from simple ingredients. Finally, youngsters will make their own bubble wand, and test their creations out on the Arc terrace.




🎓Winchester College Tour

Believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country…

Founded in 1382 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester 1366-1404, Winchester College is believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country. Our guided tours concentrate on the medieval heart of the College and include Chamber Court, which takes its name from the Scholars’ and Fellows’ chambers enclosing it; the 14th century Gothic Chapel with one of the earliest examples of a wooden vaulted roof; College Hall, the original Scholars’ dining room; School, the 17th century redbrick schoolroom and the original medieval cloister.

Today the College educates around 700 boys aged 13 to 18, with the 70 scholars still housed in these medieval buildings.

Admission to the College is by guided tour only; these are available all year except between Christmas and New Year. As the College is a working school, some venues may be unavailable due to School use – please check the College website for details.

Gurkha Museum

Gurkha Museum

🧱Build with Lego at The Gurkha Museum

Can you build a LEGO model vehicle to help after a natural disaster? Can you programme it to take aid to the people who need it? Can you adapt it to carry more food, medicine and supplies? What else can you create?