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Things to do in Hampshire this weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:14 19 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:14 19 August 2019

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

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


Some of the best things to do in Hampshire this weekend (bank holiday weekend 23, 24, 25, 26 August): art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and days out

Details of events correct at time of publishing.

Southern Nature Art Exhibition - Friday 23 to Monday 26 August

Rookesbury Park, Southwick Road, Wickham PO17 6HT


Veg Planning - Saturday 24 August

Gilbert White's House, Alton

Head to Gilbert White's House and spend the day in the kitchen garden. This full day's course covers crop planning, soil preparation, setting out growing areas and seed sowing within the historic 18th century kitchen garden. All participants will have planted seeds to take away with them as well as additional seeds to sow in their own gardens.


Wellington Country Fair and Horse Trials - Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August

Wellington Estate

Spend the August Bank Holiday with family & friends at this exciting annual event held on the Wellington Estate. Three fun-filled days of arena attraction displays, country lifestyle shopping and artisan food, as well as thrilling British Eventing.


SamJam Festival - Sunday 25 August

Bishop's Waltham Palace, 3 Station Rd, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1DH

SamJam is a one day music festival, which will debut on this year in aid of children's music therapy charity scheme, Sam's Song, in association with the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. SamJam is proudly partnered with English Heritage, who have provided the perfect setting, at the stunning Bishop's Waltham Palace ruins.


Open Garden - Monday 26 August

Willows, Lymington SO41 5QF

Golden bamboo greets you as you enter our vibrant front garden. Borders overflow with colourful dahlias, cannas, crocosmias, swathes of heleniums and rudbeckias.


Garden Music - Monday 26 August

Uppark House

The spacious lawns of Uppark House are the perfect place in which to relax and soak up summer sounds of mellow music. Live performances include the Nadina String Quartet on 4 and 26 August. Pack a picnic or visit the café for refreshments with a view over the South Downs.


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