Things to do this August bank holiday in Hampshire

PUBLISHED: 12:21 26 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:35 01 September 2015

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A selection of fantastic Hampshire events and things to do on bank holiday Monday 31 August...

Emsworth Show

Recreation Ground, Horndean Road, Emsworth, PO10 7PT

There is something special about the tradition of the quintessential English village event, and you won’t be disappointed if you visit the Emsworth show this year. Showcasing a wide variety of local produce, talent and creativity, it is certain to entertain people of all ages and walks of life. Don’t miss the Horticultural marquee. Thought to be the jewel in the crown of the show, it holds the competing exhibits from Fuchsia to photography, and carrots to cake!


Spinnaker Tower Abseil

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TT

Raising money to protect animals, League Against Cruel Sports are looking to recruit a team of 12 to take part in a thrilling challenge, abseiling down the 170m high Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. If heights aren’t a strength for you, get along to support the fundraisers.


The Silver Beatles & The Tiddley Kinks

Port Solent, Portsmouth, PO6 4TP

Live open-air music from The Silver Beatles and tribute band The Tiddley Kinks between 12-4pm. Roll back to the 60s and enjoy The Silver Beatles and The Tiddley Kinks who will don their red jackets to bring you the tunes of Ray Davies’s quintessentially English rock band, The Kinks.


Appleshaw Fete & Flower Show

Appleshaw Playing Fields, SP11 8EB

Punch and Judy shows, a fancy dress and a vintage classic car parade are just some of the events on offer at the Appleshaw Fete & Flower Show. Take a break during the day with hog roasts, BBQ’s, home-made cakes, tea and ice cream all available.


Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6DX

A great display of custom vehicles on show at Stansted Park along with food, live music, amusements for the kids, prizes for the best vehicles and reduced entry to the house on the day.


Family Bushcraft

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jerymns Lane, Romsey, SO51 0QA

Suitable for ages 3-12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details on booking, etc, click here.


Victorian Storytelling

HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ

With a valid ticket this is a free event. Hop onboard during the day and enjoy interactive Victorian storytelling.

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