Things to do

August events in Hampshire

Take the road less travelled this summer. Opt for cool forest walks and speedy mountain biking instead of cramped beaches in the hot sun. Cruise through quiet village markets picking up fresh farm produce over elbowing through the crowds at seaside food festivals. Choosing an August holiday in Hampshire and the New Forest is all about relaxation.

The forest is thriving in the summer. Baby animals born in the spring have grown enough to roam on their own and the trees and fields are teeming with wildlife big and small. This is the perfect opportunity to let your own little ones run wild and free. The New Forest is a safe environment to introduce younger children to the great outdoors: play pooh sticks in the streams, have a family game of hide and seek, hunt for bugs and creepy crawlies under rocks and roots. 

On top of your adventures in the Great Outdoors, head to one of these lovely events to keep kids and adults entertained:


Throughout the Month


Jane Austen's House

Making the museum, it opened 70 years ago, this exhibition shows the objects and stories of how the museum has built up over the years.

Fort Nelson Junior Assault Course

Help the children burn off some energy on the assault course at the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson.

Specific Events


British Super-bike Championship


Three day action packed, high-speed, two-wheel racing on the fastest Race Circuit in the UK.

Day Out With Thomas


Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends at the Watercress Line. Ride real steam engines and shake hands with the Fat Controller.

Lymington Seafood Festival


With lots of food and drink, bands and artist, this will be the place to be!

VW T Chill

11th August

See the colourful display of VW Transporters parked on the Beaulieu arena for a show and shine.

Saxons and Vikings


Join members of the Dark Ages Society to discover more about Saxon and Viking life and help uncover an interactive mystery.

Royalists and Roundheads

21st August

Follow a trail around Winchester Cathedral to find out all about the Royalists and the Roundheads.


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