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Things to do in Hampshire this weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:49 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:49 20 August 2018

New Forest Sunrise by davidgsteadman (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0) via flic.kr/p/8E7myw. Edited with canva.com.

New Forest Sunrise by davidgsteadman (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0) via flic.kr/p/8E7myw. Edited with canva.com.


Great things to do in Hampshire this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Details of events correct at time of publishing.

The Southampton Rum Festival - Friday 24 to Monday 27 August

The Rockstone, 63 Onslow Road, SO14 0JL, Southampton

The Southampton Rum Festival sails into the city and lets down its anchor at The Rockstone for a weekend of rum drinking, pirate fancy dressing, live music and lots lots more.

More here

Spirit of the Horse - Friday 24 to Monday 27 August

Broadlands Estate, Romsey

For the first time in 10 years, Europe’s greatest equestrian theatre show Spirit of the Horse returns to the UK with a spectacular new production for 2018 – Renaissance.


Farmers’ Market - Saturday 25 August

The Furlong, Ringwood


The Grand Duck Race - Saturday 25 August

Winchester City Mill

Back by popular demand, this amazing spectacle will see over 1,000 yellow ducks roar down Winchester’s chalk stream river, with prizes for the fastest. With food and craft stalls, plus fete games, it is sure to be an action packed afternoon!


Little Women - Sunday 26 August

Gilbert White’s House, Alton

Immerse yourself in this timeless story in the beautiful grounds of Gilbert White’s House. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, follow sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - during the Civil War in America. This brand-new adaptation from Chapterhouse, features glorious period costume, traditional live music and a story of self-discovery.


Street Food Sunday - Sunday 26 August

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

This month Hillier Gardens is running a series of lunch time pop up street food events guaranteed to tickle your taste buds! Hosted outside in the scenic courtyard, discover a variety of culinary delights.


Open Garden - Monday 27 August

Hambledon House, East Street, Hambledon, PO7 4RX

3 acre partly walled plantsman’s garden for all seasons. Large borders filled with a wide variety of unusual shrubs and perennials with imaginative plant combinations culminating in a profusion of colour in late summer.


Open Art Studio - Until Monday 27 August

Bartley Heath Pottery


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