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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.


30th September to 1st October: The Subaquatic Steampunk Weekend

The first of its kind, a fun nautical themed weekend at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.


7th to 8th October: The Southern Re-enactment Fair

History lovers will thoroughly enjoy this re-enactment fair at Bursledon Brickworks.


20th October: Samhain festival

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


20th to 30th October: Spooky Science half term activities

Keep kids happy with science inspired spooks this Halloween.

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

21st to 30th October: 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.


21st to 29th October: Boo at the Zoo

October half term activities with the team at Marwell Zoo.


25th October: Family puppet making

Fun crafts at Winchester Cathedral this October.


28th to 29th October: Wizard Weekend on the Mid Hants Railway

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


28th October: Hawk Conservancy Trust Owl-O-Ween

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


28th October: Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

Celebrate your holiday with this incredible fireworks show.


29th 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.


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

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