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COMPLIMENTARY

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M AG A Z I N E WINTER 2017

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Complimentary publication to enhance your onward journey


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WINTER 2017

WELCOME to the BREEZE winter edition Hello and welcome to the winter edition of Breeze!

CONTENTS

As another year draws to a close I thought it would be a great time to reflect on the record breaking year that we’ve had here at Southampton Airport.

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20 Top Christmas markets 22 Valentine’s 2018 24 Destination events 28 Menorca and Skiathos NEW routes

“All my friends were blown away by this band tonight - you must see them if you can!“ Jeremy Vine

As we move into winter, the airport looks forward to welcoming easyJet for the first time ever, with a route to Geneva as well as powdair with a new route to Sion, Switzerland, which will dramatically cut down transfer times for those wanting to hit the top slopes this winter. The airport has also announced two new routes for summer 2018. Firstly TUI will begin a service to Menorca commencing in May and new airline, Lolo, will commence flights to Skiathos, Greece in July. Wherever you are traveling today, I hope you have a pleasant journey, a wonderful Christmas and that we will see you again in the New Year!

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We had a flying start to 2017, hitting the 2 million passenger mark back in April, something that we celebrated in the terminal with our passengers waiting to depart. We then held our annual Runway Run in June which saw our Charity Partner, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance raise a staggering £16,000 for their wonderful cause. This was closely followed by us announcing our busiest month ever in August which saw over 225,500 passengers travel through the airport.

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FlyLolo

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Summer only

Flybe

VERONA

Summer only

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Our flights to Geneva with easyJet and Sion with powdair start this December!

We are delighted to announce our newest routes for summer 2018! Flights to Menorca with TUI will begin 26th May and operate on Saturdays and flights to Skiathos with Flylolo will begin 3rd July and operate on Tuesdays. More info at southamptonairport.com/news

If you’re looking to get some practice in before you hit the slopes then you’re in luck... Alpine Snowsports Southampton is offering you the chance to get Active and have some fun at a discount. Simply use the code Snow2017 to receive a 10% discount on skiing or snowboarding lessons and practice. For more information and to book, call 0300 0200 135 or visit www.activenation.org.uk

Busiest Summer Ever Southampton Airport has enjoyed a record breaking summer after 445,556 passengers travelled through its doors during July and August, an increase of 4.2% compared to the same period last year. August was our busiest month ever with 225,682 passengers flying through!

Charity Partnership We are over the moon to announce that we have extended our partnership with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance until 2020! We are very much looking forward to working alongside HIOWAA for another two years to support them and all the wonderful things that they do for this region.

Southampton Airport was delighted to welcome Jordan Williamson to the airport team in September as our new Engineering Apprentice! The airport has recently teamed up with Eastleigh College to create an apprenticeship scheme which provides fantastic on the job training and mentoring, delivered by our dedicated and experienced engineering team. Jordan will split his time between the airport and college over the next three years, whilst he works towards attaining his Advanced Level Electro Technical qualification.

COMMUNITY MATTERS: a positive space at Bitterne Park School It was great to visit Bitterne Park School in September and watch the unveiling of a brand new seating area and study facility that we had gifted to their new building. The airport has been working with Bitterne Park over the past few months to create and deliver an area which provides a flexible space that positively supports learning and is also a great place for the pupils to relax with friends. We hope the pupils love their new area!

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Are you interested to know what happens behind the scenes of your favourite airport? We asked Jordan Peters – Security Officer, to tell us more... 1. What does your day to day job involve? My job involves greeting passengers, making sure that the people who fly out of Southampton and the staff that work here are kept safe. I make sure no dangerous items are being taken airside. 2. What is your favourite part of what you do? Meeting people and hearing about what travelling through Southampton means for them, and my team! 3. What training did you have to go through before you could do this job? I had to go through two tests that assessed my visual capability before I was allowed to interview. After that I had to learn all the rules and regulations that govern the aviation industry. 4. W  hat made you decide to want to work in aviation/at the airport? I started working at the airport when I was 16 (I’m now 22) as a passenger service agent and honestly, to begin with, it was just to get a foot in the door of the working world, but since moving to security, every day is new and different and I feel like an integral part of the airport’s inner workings. 5. W  hat do you love about working at Southampton Airport? It is relatively calm compared to larger scale airports. 6. W  hat is your favourite destination from Southampton? The slopes of Andorra, between France and Spain, which you can reach via Perpignan Airport. A very small but beautiful country in both the winter and summer. 7. Who is the most famous person you’ve met at work? I’ve met a lot of famous people but I’d have to say the most famous in my eyes would have to be the Sugar Hill Gang on their way back from Glastonbury festival. Absolute legends! 8. If you weren’t working at the airport what would you do? I’ve always wanted to be in a uniformed service such as the armed forces or fire service. 9. W  hat is your favourite aircraft? My favourite aircraft still has to be either the Spitfires or Lancaster bombers which have both been revived to do anniversary shows and have both travelled through Southampton Airport at some point. 10. What is your favourite thing to do outside of work? I love a good gym session and don’t shy away from sitting on my Xbox till the early hours of the morning, polar opposite activities but I enjoy them just as much as each other!

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BAL GILL AND CLAIRE BRAHAM (SWISSPORT) Bal and Claire went above and beyond recently to look after an elderly couple who accidentally missed their flight and panicked that they would not make it to France to see their eldest. The couple’s son wrote in to say ‘your team at Southampton were quite simply fantastic, they firstly managed to reassure my Mum that something could be sorted out, enabled her to make some telephone calls & ultimately re-booked my parents on a flight to La Rochelle that evening.’ Well done guys!

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MIKE GROVES (SWISSPORT) Mike was praised recently for going out of his way to help an elderly couple back to their car in the long stay car park. The couple had forgotten to book assistance but Mike stayed on for an hour after his shift finished, to ensure they got to the car park safely and then even helped them to find their car in the car park as they couldn’t remember where they left it. A member of the Flybe cabin crew wrote in to say ‘Mike went above and beyond his role, he was patient, kind and when most people would have been in a rush to go home (we were the last flight in) he stayed and made sure the couple got away safely.’ Excellent work Mike!

STU PAVEY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS Congratulations to Stu Pavey who received his 20 years of service medal last week after joining the Southampton Airport Fire Service back in 1995. Thank you for all your hard work over the years Stu, here’s to 20 more!

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TAKE ME THERE! TOP TIPS: • Pack plenty of layers: the temperature difference may vary between 10-15 degrees • Be sure you select a resort with suitable slopes for your ability level • Prepare your legs beforehand: it’s much easier if your leg muscles are up to the challenge.

The perfect ski holiday starts with choosing the right resort and with flights from Southampton Airport to a variety of European alpine accessible airports, you have a wide choice of resorts to schuss down. Here are just three destinations to consider. AVORIAZ VIA GENEVA

Winter on the white stuff

Located in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski area, with access to high-altitude skiing, Avoriaz offers a stunning view over the valley with Morzine below. Whether you like to take it easy or push yourself to the limits, its a great resort for beginners, intermediates, skiers and snowboarders alike. It has a wide choice of routes on varied terrain, skiing down into broad, open valleys on pistes running through the trees - there really is something for everyone here. Better still, it’s a traffic-free resort which means you can literally ski in and out of your hotel!

Further info: Inghams: www.inghams.co.uk/ski-holidays Ski Total: www.skitotal.com

TIGNES VIA CHAMBERY

ZERMATT VIA SION

Inghams and Ski Total offer the opportunity to tear up the slopes in this world-class resort made up of five small villages in the Espace Killy area. Thanks to its altitude, Tignes has an unbeatable snow record and provides outstanding conditions for intermediate and expert skiers and boarders while still providing for beginners and improvers. It’s the perfect playground for some freestyle ski and boardercross fun with the largest halfpipe in the French Alps. And let’s not forget the lively après scene!

Zermatt is Switzerland’s most famous resort and the highest ski resort in Europe. It has sensational skiing and breathtaking Matterhorn views putting it up there with the best. From the top you can ski over to Zermatt’s Italian neighbour, Cervinia, for the day on the whole area lift pass or take on the challenge of the Matterhorn Ski Safari, where you cover 10,000 – 12,000m of altitude without skiing the same slope or taking the same lift twice! This pretty car-free resort retains its iconic Swiss style and not only provides excellent skiing, but also fantastic dining experiences with two Michelin starred restaurants!

Fly there with: flybe Flight time: Under 2hours Departs: Saturdays and Sundays

Fly there with: powdair Flight time: Under 1hour 15mins Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Fly there with: easyJet and Flybe Flight time: Under 1hour 15mins Departs: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

REASONS TO SKI THIS WINTER: • The views are incredible • The après ski is unlike anything else • You don’t need a ‘bikini body’

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With over 140 kilometers of slopes facing south, Crans-Montana ski resort will definitely bring sunshine to your holidays. The mountain is yours! We offer an alternative for everyone to discover it, whether you’re a beginner or a hardcore skier. Come and challenge yourself in our wild freeride guided tours, explore the wilderness of the Aminona Grandeur Nature area or go for Husky dog-sledge ride on the Plaine-Morte glacier. Crans-Montana offers two snowparks for different levels located near the Cry d’Er area; the easy snowpark will allow beginners to train safely, while the regular snowpark and its Olympic-standard half pipe will welcome the experienced riders. Need a break? A tasty cheese raclette at the Cabane des Taules, or a freshly baked pizza at the family friendly Arnouva restaurant or a “bistronomic” experience on Cry d’Er’s panoramic terrace followed by a wild after ski at the altitude club – with over 20 restaurants and cabins to choose from.

You’re going to like Mondays!

We’re offering a 50% reduction on Sunday night stays for all bookings which start on a Friday night. By prolonging your weekend and staying for Sunday night too, you’ll enjoy 50% off your 3rd night. A little welcome extra: If you haven’t already got your Magic Pass, we’ve also thought of you: book here and save on your three day lift pass. Treat yourself and enjoy a relaxed Sunday evening and a superb extra sunny day on the pistes. We’ll also treat you to an aperitif on the Cry D’Er Terrace! Book on www.crans-montana.ch/mondays Conditions: Offer valid for all bookings for 3 nights which start on a Friday evening, depending on hotel availability. -20% reduction on 3 day passes from 7 January until 9 February, and between 4 March and 3 April. -10% reduction on a 3 day pass from 23 December to 6 January, and from 10 February until 3 March.

The reasons to ski in Crans-Montana:

1500 meters of vertical drop | A 12 kilometers long Worldcup-slope | 180° Panoramic View over 19 peaks above 4000m | 90 restaurants all around the resort | Lively after-ski pubs | New secured ski-touring trails A series of night skiing evenings every Saturday | Grand events featuring major DJs at Cry d’Er Club d’Altitude Flying you from Southampton to Sion and Crans Montana four times a week Fights commence 14th December 2017 All inclusive flights from £155 including free ski & snowboard carriage and hold luggage

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new year on your doorstep There’s a lot of pressure to make New Year’s Eve a spectacular evening to remember, a cut above any other night of the year and something special to see out the old and welcome in the new. Now it couldn’t be easier to make it a night like no other with flights to the UK’s biggest cities so you can see in 2018 in style!

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Edinburgh

The beautiful city of Edinburgh, knows just how to bring in the New Year with a bang with one of the world’s most impressive 3 day parties, the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Marked as one of the ‘top 100 things to do before you die’ this 3 day spectacular begins on the 30th December and lasts through to the 1st January. The Hogmanay celebrations begin by illuminating the winter night with a torchlight procession through the heart of the city, whether you’re watching from Holyrood Park or bearing a torch, it’s an unforgettable moment to be a part of. Celebrations include; a festive candlelit concert set in the atmospheric and historic St Giles Cathedral; a street party like no other in the world, with live music, DJs and street entertainment; a concert in the gardens with Rag’n’Bone Man headlining the stage for 2017; you can dance the night away under the stunning backdrop of the iconic Edinburgh Castle in a traditional way with the Ceilidh Under the Castle; and if you’re there with family the Bairns Afore is a celebration the kids can enjoy all before bedtime. Whichever party you choose to celebrate at you’ll have a great spot for the best views of the midnight fireworks that light up the sky above Edinburgh Castle and be part of the world’s largest rendition of Auld Lang Syne as 2018 begins! If you’re feeling really brave why not get 2018 off to a fresh start with a bracing New Year’s Day dip in the freezing River Forth! Book a room with a view at the Richmond Park Hotel with picturesque views over the River Forth, or the centrally located Grassmarket hotel within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle.

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Dublin

Continuously rated as one of Europe’s finest party hubs it’s no wonder Dublin has become a top destination to see in the New Year. In a similar style to Edinburgh you’ll also find a 3-day festival bringing the city to life! NYF Dublin is a citywide festival of arts, culture and live entertainment from 30th December - 1st January. In the heart of Dublin, gather with family and friends as the city comes alive for fun filled New Year’s festivities. Bringing together some of the country’s best talents, NYF Dublin offers a host of free and family friendly activities and events guaranteed to engage, entertain and excite. Celebrations include the 3Countdown Concert, dance workshops and the NYF Dublin Music Trails where new talent is showcased at venues across the city. You will also get to witness three days of Luminosity, a spectacular 3D light projection across the facades of some of Dublin’s most historic buildings. The festival isn’t the only way to see in 2018, there are also activities, performances and lightshows at landmarks, in the streets and in venues and pop-ups all over the city. However you choose to celebrate you’ll be able to blow away the cobwebs on New Year’s Day with a breathtaking walk on one of the city’s nearby beaches, or enjoy a reviving hike up Killiney Hill!

Manchester

Manchester knows how to party and pulls out all the stops to make sure you have a night to remember!’ This vibrant city is the undisputed party capital of the North. For New Year’s Eve you’ll find celebrations from intimate gatherings in bespoke drinking holes to no holds barred warehouse raves, from high end champagne receptions to cheesy pop soirées, what’s guaranteed is a New Year’s Eve party with your name on it. In Albert Hall discover an evening of the greatest songs ever written at Ultimate Power! From the titans of power ballads such as Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler and Bon Jovi, you’ll be able to sing in the New Year in a harmonious atmosphere unlike any other club in the UK. If you prefer celebrating New Year’s Eve with food and friends then B.Eat Street in the Great Northern Warehouse offer a unique blend of bars and food vendors away from the busy streets in the city. They will be celebrating with a free party and a free drink! Expect live music until late in Bunny Jacksons Juke Joint, DJ’s in Lucky Lucky Late Bar, food from their amazing street food line-up and of course the big countdown! If you fancy celebrating with thousands of others, head down to Albert Square to catch the 10-minute firework display and soak up the free entertainment as you welcome in 2018 under a sky of colour.

Base yourself near the city centre at The Croke Park Hotel, or enjoy a friendly stay in a quieter area of the city at Egans House B&B.

Don’t miss a thing and base yourself in the heart of the city centre at The Pendulum Hotel, or enjoy a trendy stay at the Britannia Manchester, fashioned as a hotel from an impressive Victorian warehouse.

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As Germany is THE birthplace of the Christmas market, Düsseldorf is a must - the Rhine turns into a magical festive world staged across seven locations simultaneously. At the Christmas market on Marktplatz the market stretches across the square as crafts men and women demonstrate their skills and offer their wares. Hop on a restored 100-year-old merry-go-round and see the hand-carved life-sized manger of Bethlehem. The hut facades on Flinger Strasse will be modelled on Düsseldorf’s old town houses to create a unique harmonious ensemble and see the dream setting of crystals and sparkling stars that make up “Sternchenmarkt” (“Little Star Market”) at Stadtbrückchen. You’ll also want to make sure you warm yourselves up at the traditional mulled-wine pyramid located on Heinrich-Heine-Platz.

Munich is home to the oldest Christmas market in the city with origins reported to date back to the 14th century. With 20,000 square metres of booths and craft stalls from numerous vendors, the Christmas Market still retains its traditional Bavarian character offering a variety of handmade items. You’ll also find over 160 stalls of culinary delights that include baked apples, gingerbread and homemade specialties like Bratwurst. In the Marienplatz Town Hall children between the ages of 6 and 12 can have fun with arts and crafts or baking Christmas cookies at the ”Heavenly Workshop”, and from the balcony of the Town Hall, Christmas carols are performed by Bavarian musicians and singers every evening at 5.30 p.m (December 24th at 12 noon).

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Largest Christmas market in the UK With nearly 350 festive stalls spread across the city centre, this Christmas market is one of the largest in the UK and winds through Manchester’s most eye-catching streets and squares. It is famous for serving a traditional bratwurst, however you can also treat yourself to Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella or a good old-fashioned hog roast. Soak up the atmosphere and follow the market trail as it winds through the city centre, tempting you with gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes and toys. European and local producers offer everything from fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and top-quality bonsai trees, to handmade Belgian kitchenware, framed photo prints and French soaps. The city feels magical under the warm glow of twinkling lights and you can celebrate with the sounds live music and aromas of festive delicacies.

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Paris In a city that is filled with flowers, chocolates and champagne, it is no wonder Paris is one of the top destinations for a Valentine’s retreat. Fill your trip with handholding moments, from the stunning views at the top of the Eiffel Tower to a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine. Visit the Picasso museum, explore local boutiques and enjoy a glass or two of wine in one of Paris’ many wine bars. If that wasn’t enough take a stroll around the Tuileries Garden, tucked between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. Fly with: Flybe Flight time: 1 hr

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Channel Islands Flying to the Channel Islands from Southampton is just 29 short minutes, meaning your romantic getaway is just a stones-throw away. Whether you choose the island of Guernsey, Jersey, or Alderney, you will find that romance is in the air. The island of Jersey offers 45 miles of stunning sea views and cliff path walks. Guernsey’s St Peter Port is said to be the prettiest harbour town in Europe. Alderney offers sandy bays and tranquil havens to feel like you’re the only two people on the island. Each island offers it’s own unique hotels, bars and restaurants to make your stay wonderful. Fly with: Flybe and Aurigny Flight time: 30 mins

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Rome In a city filled with romance, the hardest part is choosing how to spend your romantic Valentine’s break. From its grand monuments, stunning architecture, beautiful fountains and charming piazzas, you really are spoilt for choice! Enjoy a romantic stroll down the cobbled streets to the Tiber River and admire the sites such as the dome on St Peters Basilica from one of the many bridges. Admire the iconic buildings such as the Castel Sant’Angelo, and visit iconic landmarks like the Coliseum, and of course you’ll have to make a loving wish together at Trevi Fountain. Fly with: KLM Flight time: 4 hrs 25 mins

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From 23rd November 2017 | Jersey The 2017 Fête de Noué will once again showcase Jersey and its festive celebrations. Come and experience our 23 November 2017 | Jersey Christmas markets featuring Genuine A magical evening of live entertainment Jersey and Norman French producers and festive activities in St Helier. Join Santa’s selling their wares, as well as a special parade, from Millennium Town Park, as he Simply Christmas event at the beautiful makes his way though town switching on the lights as he goes. Meanwhile a second parade Grève de Lecq Barracks. There will be Christmas concerts at various venues led by a marching band and pantomime across the Island, Ice Skating and a characters will leave Howard Davis Park. Christmas Cabaret and Panto of course. The parades join in the Royal Square for the official Christmas lights switch on. With lots of Crafty Christmas sessions entertain the celebrations and fun surprises, the switch on is kids along with a fantastic Battle of flowers Christmas Parade through St Helier. an evening not to be missed! www.jersey.com www.jersey.com

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10 November – 17 December 2017 | Leeds The Christkindelmarkt brings a little piece of Germany to Leeds, as Millennium Square transforms into a scenic winter village; with wooden chalet stalls decorated with twinkling lights. There’s something for everyone with the traditional Christmas carousel; stalls with handcrafted gifts and treats, and the Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery providing a warm and cosy place to enjoy authentic dishes. There’s also a stage and covered seating so everyone can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment to suit all ages and tastes. www.whatson.leeds.gov.uk

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23rd November - 30th December 2017 Düsseldorf city centre The Christmas market in Düsseldorf constitutes a winter wonderland during the Advent time with beautifully decorated huts at several locations. At the end of each year, Düsseldorf’s Christmas Market, one of the most beautiful markets in Germany, casts a spell on Düsseldorf’s city centre and turns it into a unique experience for visitors. www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de

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TORONTO The dynamic metropolis of Canada’s largest city offers something around every corner of its soaring skyscrapers. As well as being a city of sport, fashion, food and music, its winter events prove it’s a city that isn’t afraid of the cold. So embrace the chill and join the festive fun. Take in the awe-inspiring views from the tallest  free standing structure in the western hemisphere, the CN Tower

Ring in the year of the Dog in Chinatown Wander the cobblestone streets of the Distillery District during the magical Toronto Christmas Market Head to one of the many seasonal events hosted in the city’s museums and galleries Feel the warmth in the magnificent greenhouses of Downtown Toronto’s Allan Gardens.

CHICAGO Winter is one of the best times to visit the beautiful windy city with its spectacular skylines, aweinspiring architecture and streets lined with twinkling lights and festive cheer. Wrap up warm and enjoy all that the city has to offer starting with testing your love of heights on the Skydeck of the iconic Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). On lower ground, the festive attractions are in abundance:

DUBAI By contrast of Chicago and Toronto, head to the toasty temperatures (but yet again another stunning skyline) of Dubai. It’s all about indulgence and what better time of year to experience the glitz and glamour than in the run up to Christmas. Miles of glorious golden beaches, opulent hotels, festive sparkle and of course, countless shopping sprees (no one will notice if you pick a little something up for yourself amidst the Christmas shopping).

TAKE ME THERE! Take in the architecture whilst ice skating around Millennium Park Check out the festive display of over 2million lights at Lincoln Park Zoo Enjoy the beautiful scene of Lake Michigan when its frozen over Stay warm whilst you do your Christmas shopping in the malls along the magnificent mile And of course, your trip wouldn’t be complete without catching a game.

 atch a Christmas movie at an open air cinema C Shop for unique gifts at the Christmas Market at Raffles Swap the turkey for a BBQ amidst the sand dunes And, if it just feels wrong making a sand angel  instead of a snow angel, head to the indoor ski resort of Ski Dubai

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On the coast and in the town locations with Morvan Hotels Located a short stroll to the town of St Helier. On-site indoor swimming pool complex, including steam room, spa bath and mini gym. A large outdoor swimming pool is also available for fine days surrounded by a sun terrace. There is on-site parking facilities.

The Monterey Hotel Key strengths of the hotel include its superb indoor swimming pool complex and its large public areas that lend a quality feel to the hotel. The hotel boasts freshly prepared catering and a comprehensive evening entertainment programme. The hotel is a short walk to town. Seasonal opening.

The Norfolk Lodge Hotel Seafront table d’hote restaurant and an indoor pool complex with unrivalled views over the bay. Relax in the evening in our Promenade Bar. With only a pedestrian promenade separating the hotel and the seafront makes this a wonderfully unique location on the St.Helier shore. Seasonal opening.

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Lighting up a room Elstead Lighting is a manufacturer and distributor of decorative lighting with a 10,000 sq ft retail showroom in Alton, Hampshire that is open to the trade and public. They have recently opened a new a kitchen and bathroom lighting inspiration display with over 100 IP44 rated bathroom fittings and over 100 kitchen light pendants on display. Elstead Lighting is a family run business since 1969 that employs over 85 staff in the UK, over 25 staff in Poland and 6 in China. From a very small humble beginning in a blacksmith workshop in the village of Elstead in Surrey; the head office, factory and distribution centre in Alton now supplies light fittings to beautiful homes and hotels in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Elstead had a major turnaround in strategy after the last worldwide economic crisis. They swam against the recession tide, partnered with some large USA brands to supply their designs into the 220240V markets and have managed to grow the business more than 400% in the last 5 years. If you are looking for new lighting for your garden, home or hospitality business, take a trip to Alton and see more than 2,700 lighting products on display. There are some great bargains to be found in the factory clearance rooms and be sure to speak to the showroom staff about the new Decorative Lighting Advisory Service. For more information check www.elsteadlighting.com

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The King’s Head Nestling in the chocolate box village of Hursley, The King’s Head is an oasis of calm in a frenetic world. Being just 9 miles from Southampton it is also the ideal stop over before or after your flight and perfect for that Winter getaway you’ve always promised yourselves. The four-star Georgian coaching inn combines the warmth and comfort of a traditional, rustic country pub, with the finesse and elegance of a fine dining establishment. The friendly, attentive team managed by Mark and Penny Thornhill, will ensure that every detail is taken care of, so you can relax around the crackling fireplace or in cosy corners and enjoy real home comforts. Recognised as the most sustainable pub in Hampshire with 3 stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which is chaired by Raymond Blanc, the King’s Head has once again been awarded a third successive AA Rosette for culinary excellence. When you combine a warm welcome with creative flair and fantastic ingredients, then it is no surprise that awards will follow. The menus are all about fresh country food and seasonal local produce. Newly arrived Head Chef Larry Pender uses ingredients such as locally reared beef to herbs and vegetables picked from the restaurant’s very own garden and foraged from nearby fields and forests. Creating stunning dishes in the newly refitted kitchen is a matter of passion for classically trained Larry, who enjoys seeing diners relish his innovative dishes in the light and airy restaurant. After dinner, take a seat at the bar and enjoy the top quality local ales on offer and possibly the finest gin selection in Hampshire. Then retire to one of eight sumptuously appointed AA 4 Silver Star rated bedrooms for a perfect night’s sleep. The Edward VI room for example boasts a four-poster bed and roll top bath, perfect for relaxing in after some Christmas retail therapy in nearby historic Winchester.

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The New Forest – so much more… The stunning New Forest National Park lies on the outskirts of Southampton and is just a short drive from Southampton Airport. This picturesque part of the county offers so much more than a summer holiday destination. The winter months transform into a setting of even more outstanding beauty and the perfect destination for some winter warming activities. The New Forest is made up of open heathland and woodland that is just waiting to be explored. Wrap up warm and head off on foot or by bike to explore the many tracks and trails that wind through the forest, filled with breathtaking views and an abundance of

The villages in the forest are all unique in their own way and ideal to explore at any time of year. The large village of Lyndhurst offers plenty of places to eat and drink, from quaint cafes to cosy country pubs. Burley Village is a chocolate box village filled with tearooms, gift shops and art galleries. The village of Beaulieu makes the perfect spot for exploration with pleasant walks by the river to the stunning setting of Bucklers Hard.

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WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS MARKET & ICE RINK Winchester Cathedral, Winchester 20 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is loved for its unique location nestled between the iconic cathedral and the ice rink, the market includes over 100 chalet-stalls.

GUNWHARF QUAYS FIREWORKS DISPLAY Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth 9 Nov 2017 Gunwharf Quays’ renowned fireworks extravaganza is back with a bang, and this year’s entertainment is set to be bigger and better than ever before with live performances and a waterfront fireworks display. THE GINCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET Winchester Guildhall, Winchester 2 Dec 2017 Ginchester Fête, there’ll be sampling of some fantastic gins, meet your favourite local distillers and pick up food and drink from local producers for your festive feasts.

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JANE AUSTEN’S BIRTHDAY - ANNUAL OPEN DAY Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton 16 Dec 2017 Enjoy Jane Austen’s House Museum as part of our annual open day which marks Jane Austen’s birthday, giving free house admission to all visitors. Mince pies will be served.

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WALK THE LINE AT THE WATERCRESS LINE The Watercress Line, Alresford 11 Nov 2017 The once a year experience! View the railway from a completely different perspective by walking along the trackbed of the ‘Watercress Line’. Appreciate the gradients that locomotives tackle as the travel ‘over the Alps’ at its highest point in Medstead.

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It’s an exciting prospect, but a big responsibility too. Professional tuition is one way to gain the skills and confidence needed to take charge of a yacht and its crew abroad. RYA Day Skipper is a popular course enabling students to skipper either a motor cruiser (powered by an engine) or a cruising yacht (powered by sail). Taking the theory first will help get you up to speed on things like pilotage and passage making. This can be taught in a classroom or via a distant learning programme. Next is the fun part! In four days for motor and five days for sail you’ll learn all aspects of skippering a yacht; sail trim, stern-to mooring, pilotage, passage planning, anchoring and safety management on board; all with the safe assurance of RYA-qualified instructor to guide and encourage you. Becoming an RYA Day Skipper means you have the ability to skipper a yacht and crew in safe waters by day. Your qualification allows you to apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) which you will need if you plan to travel abroad.

Learning to take charge of a yacht and its crew is a journey in itself. Where it leads is up to you. RYA Day Skipper: Set sail on an adventure.

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Adopt a Primate for Christmas

Adopting one of the primates at Monkey World is a great Christmas gift, either for yourself or a loved one. Monkey World, the internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes of 20 different species. Set in 65 acres of Dorset countryside, the sanctuary works in conjunction with foreign governments worldwide to stop the illegal smuggling of apes and monkeys, as well as rescuing primates from abuse and neglect from the UK and abroad. At the park, they are rehabilitated to live in natural family groups of their own kind, with specialist care.

& help us rescue and rehabilitate more primates in need Buy for yourself or as a gift and you will receive

The funds from adopting one of our ape or monkeys enables us to create additional reserves and a safe haven for the many primates whose lives are still in danger around the world. Your adoption/ donation money goes into a 100% fund, which is used solely for the rescue and rehabilitation of primates. Prices start from £25 for the year and include a photograph of your chosen primate, a certificate, three editions of the Ape Rescue Chronicle and free entry to the park for a year! The Monkey World online gift shop also has great gift ideas to supplement your adoption, such as clothing, mugs and prints of your chosen primate!

FREE Annual Pass to the park Certificate & photo of your chosen primate 3 editions of our newsletter Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

www.monkeyworld.org | apes@monkeyworld.org Call: 01929 462537

Longthorns, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6HH

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If you are looking to buy a loved one a watch for christmas, there’s plenty of choice at David Mellor Family Jewellers. Their range of Pre-owned Prestige Watches such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Omega & Breitling is everchanging and they can even source the exact model you’d like! There’s also plenty of choice from brands like Hugo Boss, Skagen, Henry London & many more. Find your nearest store at www.davidmellorjewellers.co.uk

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Treat your guests to a feast bursting with Hampshire flavour. With such a vibrant local food scene in the county you don’t need to go far to find quality meats, wines, spirits, cheese, chocolate and more.

For those in search of an alternative to turkey, try local grass-fed buffalo from Broughton, delicious slow roasted or served as steaks. Trout from the beautiful clear waters of the River Test and Itchen make a delicious change from meat. Fresh seasonal vegetables will always taste better the less miles they have travelled. Pick them up from a local farm shop or farmers’ market or arrange a veg box delivery from a company such as Boxxfresh.

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In recent years Hampshire has built up an impressive drinks cabinet of wines, beers, ciders, spirits and liqueurs. Many of the vineyards, breweries and distilleries are open for tours and tastings so leave yourself with time to do some pre-Christmas research and try before you buy.

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For a local bird try Ashford Farm near Petersfield or Cobley Wood near Ringwood where thousands of turkeys have been reared with fresh air and views of the idyllic Hampshire countryside. You can book your turkey well in advance to save a last minute panic nearer to Christmas.

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The Great British Christmas Edition! Visiting friends and family or live near-by? Then taste and savour our award winning ales brewed the Double Drop method. Full tour with tastings as you go and a free branded glass to take-away. Our unique Flack Flask and other Christmas goodies will be on sale in the ‘Flak’ Shack Brewery Shop. Find out more and plan your visit now www.flackmanor.co.uk/GBBT Telephone: 01794 518 520

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‘The country’s most consistently classy regional theatre’ EVENING STANDARD

Situated between the South Downs and the sea, Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the country’s most loved and lively theatres. Come and visit!

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DRIVING MISS DAISY By Alfred Uhry

28 November – 2 December

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25 January – 3 February

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