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The last long weekend until (dare we say it…) Christmas is nearly upon us, so it’s time to start planning a summer Bank Holiday to remember in Hampshire.

When is August Bank Holiday? This year the 2019 August Bank Holiday takes place on the Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th.

Below we have put together the ultimate guide to August Bank Holiday in Hampshire, with the best days out, places to stay and events.

Peppa Pig at Paultons Park

Bank Holiday August Days out in Hampshire

A long weekend is the perfect time to explore Hampshire and you will be spoilt for choose with so many places to visit and things to do.

Hampshire is home to an abundance of amazing attractions for all ages. Choose from stately homes, theme parks, zoos, farms, museums, galleries, theatres, country parks, gardens and many more.

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Road Cycling in Hampshire

If it’s outdoor adventure you are looking for Hampshire offers a whole host of activities. Have a go at stand-up paddle boarding, sail on the world-famous Solent, canoe up the Beaulieu River, go walking in Hampshire two National Parks, hit the mountain bike trails at Queen Elizabeth Country Park or discover Hampshire’s popular road cycling routes.

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Haling Island Beach

If the sun decides to shine Hampshire’s coastline offers several beaches perfect for you to soak up the sun, enjoy a picnic and cool off in the sea.

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In true British style we can’t predict the weather for August Bank Holiday weekend, but we can show you our guide to the top 10 rainy days out in Hampshire.

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Bank Holiday Cricket

August Bank Holiday Events in Hampshire

The August Bank Holiday weekend will see a jam-packed programme of exciting events including festivals,  family fun, sporting events and foodie events.

  • The Alphabet Fairies Summer Garden Trail at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
  • BRICKOSAURS! At Marwell Zoo
  • Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Beano Time Travellers! Exhibition at and Trail at Mottisfont
  • Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
  • Summer Living History at Beaulieu
  • Hampshire v Essex Eagles Vitality Blast at The Ageas Bowl
  • Wuthering Heights Outdoor Theatre at Gilbert White’s House
  • Bushcraft at Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
  • Winchester Famers’ Market
  • Bank Holiday Organ Recital at Winchester Cathedral
  • Odiham FlavourFest
  • Making the Museum Exhibition at Jane Austen’s House Museum
  • Beaulieu River Tours with New Forest Activities
  • Shipwreck Explorers at The Mary Rose
  • The Peter Rabbit Trail at Manor Farm
  • Travel and Collect the View at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

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Bank Holiday Camping in Hampshire

August Bank Holiday Camping in Hampshire

Looking to embark on a Bank Holiday camping adventure? Discover Hampshire’s many beautiful campsites over the long weekend, you’ll find woodland hideaways in the New Forest National Park and Campsites nestled amongst the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park. If it’s camping by the sea you’re looking for? Hampshire is home to several campsites that offer a short walk to beaches along on the Solent coastline.

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If pitching up and sleeping under a canvas isn’t your thing, Hampshire is home to several luxury glamping sites offering all the excitement of camping but with a few home luxuries.

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Bank Holiday Places to Stay

Bank Holiday August Places to Stay

Whether your looking for a quaint cottage in the picturesque countryside or a hotel in a vibrant city, Hampshire has accommodation to suite all tastes, party sizes and budgets. The county is home to a scenic coastline, bustling cities and towns, two National Parks and an abundance of top family attractions and August Bank Holiday is the perfect time to explore all this!

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Summer Moments Photography Competition

If you are out and about in Hampshire with your camera during the long weekend don’t forget to submit your snaps into our photography Competition to be in for the chance of winning a £100 voucher.

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