Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Things to do in Hampshire & IoW

Image caption Butser Ancient Farm is an experimental archaeological site near Petersfield

Arts & Culture

Wild wood craft - a playday at Blashford Lakes for 8-12 year-olds sawing, drilling, bending, weaving, chopping, tying, burning to create toys and crafts, 31 August and 2 September 10:00 - 15:00 BST.

Art in the past at Butser Ancient Farm. Try a variety of arts and crafts enjoyed by our ancestors, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September from 10:00 BST.

Felt making on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater on Saturday 3 September - workshops now run from 10:00 - 16:00 BST.

Bursledon Regatta - rowing, yachting and dinghy races and fireworks at the annual regatta - Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September.

Nature & Outdoors

Edible and medicinal plant walk at Shawford - a 1.5 hour walk looking at the edibility, folklore and uses of wild plants, 31 August.

Walk under the stars and raise money for your local hospice by taking part in a midnight walk in Basingstoke on Saturday 3 September.

William Cobbett's Botley - retrace the steps of Cobbett, discovering the past history of this one time market town meet at Mortimer Road free car park, Botley, Sunday 4 September at 14:00 BST.

Discover Southampton Common on a guided walk on Tuesday 6 September at 14:00 starting from the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre.

Itchen Bat Walk - Wednesday 7 September, 19:15 - 20:30 - find out about bats living along the river and learn how to use a bat detector with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.


The on-going No Place like Pompey exhibition explores what is unique about Portsmouth at the City Museum.

King James Bible Exhibition at Winchester College featuring about 100 books including the college's copy of the King James Bible from 1611 and one of the heaviest Bibles produced until 23 September.

Visit Abbey House, the official residence of Winchester's Mayor which dates from Georgian times with a registered city guide on 7 September.

Bursledon Brickworks is holding a heritage open day on 8 September - free admission. Entrance off Swanwick Lane.

Tea Tales - the story of tea illustrated with Hampshire collections of teapots, cups and caddies, tea cosies and tea gowns at Winchester Discovery Centre until September 11.

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