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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.

Green Hampshire Harvest Weekend

5th - 6th

A fun family event celebrating food and farming in Hampshire.

Curious Combustions

5th, 6th, 12th, 13th

An explosive live show exploring the fascinating science behind combustion.

Happy Halloween at Paultons Park

5th Oct - 4th Nov (Shows 26th Oct - 3rd Nov)

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

Samhain Festival

25th October

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

Fireworks Spectacular

26th October

Celebrate your holiday with this incredible fireworks show at Beaulieu.

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

Wizard Weekend

26th -27th 

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

Boo at the Zoo

26th Oct - 3rd Nov

October half term activities with the team at Marwell Zoo.

Halloween Steam Up

27th October 

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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