Events in Hampshire
April May

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Events in Hampshire in April and May. Springtime is here, now is the time to be out and about!!! There may still be frost on the ground and in the trees sparkling in the sun. There may be April showers. Soft English sunshine and fluffy clouds. Springtime calls to us all.


Downland East Meon

Downland East Meon
Photograph © Andrew Smith


New Forest Classic 15th April 2023. in the lovely New Forest.  Gang Warily Recreation Ground. Book early for this one it gets popular.

Heavy Horse Event  16th April 2023 at Harbridge Farm, Ringwood. There will be Heavy Horses working the land, wagon rides, horses ridden and driven, wagon rides, ring displays and more.

Winchester Chamber Music Festival   28th April to 1st May 2023.  Several venues.

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Alton Walking Festival 1st May to 31st May 2024 Was just a weekend, then it was a week, now it is so popular it is a month!  Strength to strength.

The Hampshire Hilly Hundred. 19th May 2024. The venue is still Sparsholt College, Sparsholt. 100 miles of near traffic free sportive cycling. There is a shorter course of 67 miles.

Alresford Watercress Festival This Food Festival is a 'street party' in the centre of Alresford showcasing this good for you, versatile and delicious vegetable. Not just watercress either! Will be held on 19th May 2024

Petersfield Spring Festival  25th to 27th May 2024.

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Petersfield Lake

Petersfield Lake
Photograph © Basher Eyre

Lymington is a really lovely place on the edge of both the New Forest and The Solent. As such it is a popular tourist area. Walk down Quay Hill and Quay St. Do not forget the camera! Lymington has a car ferry to The Isle of Wight.

Fareham is in south east Hampshire, not far from either Southampton or Portsmouth.  It is a quiet market town perhaps but those lovely old buildings in the High Street have some great restaurants.  Fareham Council are pretty go ahead and the town centre has been modernised.

The Meon Valley is an attractive area. The pretty villages of East Meon and West Meon are on the headwaters of the Meon River. The River Meon itself is a Hampshire chalk stream that flows down to The Solent.

Brockenhurst is actually a large, attractive village not a town and is surrounded by one of the most beautiful areas of the world, The New Forest. 

Ringwood is such a popular small traditional market town that it is a bit expensive to live there! Not surprising. It is close to the New Forest and Bournemouth. Ringwood has had a brewery for many years!

Timsbury is not far from Romsey, also in the Test Valley. Has a  lot of listed buildings.

Winchester is the capital of Hampshire today, home of Winchester Cathedral, King Alfred's statue and many more interesting places. The Upper High Street is mostly for pedestrians and a good shopping area. St Lawrence Church can be found near the Butter Cross hidden away in the archway of the Square. The Square makes a good place for an alfresco lunch on a nice day.

Alresford is of course famous for its watercress grown on the clear chalk streams of the River Itchen. Also famous for the Watercress Line, a railway that runs between the town and Alton.

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Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Dorset

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Somerset

Events in Wiltshire

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Anyone with events in Hampshire who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Hampshire should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here.

Our observations show that's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for. Posting events on this page is free.

We reserve the right not to include events in Hampshire that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

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High Street, Ringwood

High Street, Ringwood
Photograph © David Dixon

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Useful Information

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Public Transport

National Express

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

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National Rail Journey Planner.

For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

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Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. In fact all over the United Kingdom.

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