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October events in Hampshire

October has begun so fill your Hampshire holiday with crisp sunny afternoons walking on Lymington beach or rainy weekends looking around Winchester Cathedral. For tons of outdoor fun, visit the New Forest for walks through the trees or a cycle along the bike trails. Stomp through piles of autumn leaves, make fun pictures in the mud using all the natural things around you. There’s plenty of fun to be had in a forest.

Stay in one of our stunning Hampshire cottages available for October.


6th October to 5th November: Halloween activities at Paultons Park

Add all the fun of the fair with family focused Halloween activities and you’re all set for a great day out in Hampshire.


6th to 7th October: Hampshire Harvest weekend

A fun family event celebrating food and farming in Hampshire.


19th October: Samhain festival

Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of harvest season, celebrate this winter festival this October.


19th October to 5th November: Fireworks and Fairgrounds October half term activities

Keep kids happy with science inspired activities at Winchester Science Museum.

The New Forest has beautiful autumn colours in October. Perfect for a Hampshire holiday at half term. 

20th to 28th October: Boo at the Zoo

October half term activities with the team at Marwell Zoo.


21st October: Halloween Steam Up at Bursledon Brickworks


The monthly steam up at Bursledon Brickworks gets you up close and personal with well preserved engines from around the country. October’s session includes Halloween craft stalls and activities.


24th and 26th October: Hawk Conservancy Trust Owl-O-Ween

A bird-themed Halloween to keep you entertained over the weekend.


27th to 28th October: Wizard Weekend on the Mid Hants Railway


From Harry Potter to Gandalf the Grey, all wizards are welcome at this magical railway weekend.


27th October: Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

Celebrate your holiday with this incredible fireworks show.


Check out our Hampshire holiday lets for holidays at any time of year.

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