Catergories: Events

We all love a long weekend and August Bank Holiday Weekend is the last one until… dare we say it… Christmas! To help you get the most of your last long summer weekend here’s a mini guide to Bank Holiday events, places to visit, things to do and last minute Bank Holiday August breaks in Hampshire.

Top August Bank Holiday Events in Hampshire

August Bank Holiday Weekend is jammed packed full of great Hampshire events. You’ll find music festivals, foodie events, children’s entertainment, sporting events and many more.

See a full guide to August Bank Holiday events in the what’s on section.

August Bank Holiday Days out in Hampshire

Hampshire is home to a number of amazing attractions offering memorable days out for any age. You’ll find theme parks, zoos, museums, stately homes, country parks, gardens, and many more.

See all of attractions in Hampshire

If the British summer weather lives up to its name, do not fear we have put together a guide of the best rainy day attractions in Hampshire.

See Top 10 rainy days out in Hampshire

On a tight budget? Check out our top 10 free days out in Hampshire guide.

Want to get outdoors over August Bank Holiday Weekends? Hampshire is famous for its cycling, whether you are looking for long distant road cycling, mountain biking or an off road family bike ride.

Visit our Cycling in Hampshire website for further information

For something a little more adventurous over the August bank holidays why not pay a visit to the New Forest Water ParkGo Ape or book a session on the water with the New Forest Stand up Paddle Sport Company.

Explore the county by foot and enjoy walks in Hampshire’s two National Parks, along the coast or through scenic countryside.

Last Minute August Bank Holiday Short Breaks in Hampshire

Planning a long weekend away? There is still plenty of time to book a Bank Holiday short break to Hampshire. With 3 vibrant cites to explore, 2 national parks, a whole host to top attractions, a scenic coastline looking out across the Solent and award winning places to eat, you’ll wish you could stay for longer.

See bed and breakfasts in Hampshire

See hotels in Hampshire

See holiday cottages in Hampshire

August Bank Holiday is the perfect opportunity for a camping break in Hampshire. Pitch up and relaxing in one of Hampshire’s beautiful campsites.

See all campsites in Hampshire

See all glamping sites in Hampshire

Looking for places to eat over the May Bank Holiday weekends? Check out of food and drink pages.

Don’t forget to tag us in your Bank Holiday Hampshire snaps on Instagram by using #VisitHampshire.


Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The magnificent Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is world famous for its arboretum and gardens – set over 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside; this garden is stunning whatever the season.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Emirates Spinnaker Tower - Panoramic View

Experience the view from Emirates Spinnaker Tower – the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast and Britain’s best viewing tower.

Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection
Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections celebrates the lives of three explorers of the natural world. The historic house was the home of the eighteenth century pioneering naturalist Gilbert White. The House is surrounded by 25 acres of majestic restored garden and parkland, which specialises in eighteenth century plants and gardening methods inspired by Gilbert White.

Marwell Zoo
Animal Collection / Zoo
Marwell Zoo

Marwell’s 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Just by visiting Marwell Zoo (owned and operated by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife) you’ll be making a big contribution to their projects to conserve species and habitats, both in Hampshire and around the world.

The Vyne
Castles & Stately Homes
The Vyne Tudor Mansion, National Trust

The Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, which later passed into the hands of the Chute family, who cared for the house and estate for over 300 years. It was remodelled to its present configuration in the mid-17th century.

Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World
Theme Park
Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park

Paultons Park voted number one theme park in the UK by Tripadvisor, is the theme park for families which has more than 70 wonderful rides and attractions included in the admission price.

Beaulieu, Home of the National Motor Museum
National Motor Museum at Bealieu

Beaulieu featuring the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House home of the Montagu family and Abbey Ruins containing an exhibition of monastic life.



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