Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend | 1 October 2021

Things to do in Hampshire This Weekend 1 October 2021 is here, heralding the start of the most bewitching month of the year and the official start to the countdown to Halloween.

Fuel shortages, petrol station closures and a storm can’t dampen my spirits for a fun weekend ahead!

These ideas will make sure you’ve another weekend full of adventures whatever the weather.


Things to do in Hampshire 1 October 2021

Well hello there fellow witches, October is here, so is Autumn and Halloween is just around the corner. I’m very excited for all those warm, cosy vibes and for the leaves to change on the trees.

I’ve also updated my guide to pumpkin patches in Hampshire with this years experiences, times and dates. Some farms are still releasing their dates, and I’m updating the guide regularly…


Here’s five Things To Do In Hampshire 1 October 2021…

1. Luna Park Launching in Portsmouth

๐Ÿ“… 2 October
โฐ Everyday from 11amโ€“1pm
๐Ÿ“ Now online – usually Southsea Common
๐ŸŽŸ Ticket required

โš ๏ธ Please note that, due to the wet and windy weather forecast, the event will now be held at Aspexย with the unveiling taking place fromย 11.15am via livestream on theย Aspex Instagram account.ย 

The dinosaur returns to Southsea! Eleven years after the first Luna Park sculpture on Southsea Common tragically burned down, a new work commemorating the original, in bronze and Augmented Reality will be revealed this weekend.

Although I’m sad the event has moved online, I’m excited to see its revealed and can’t wait to go down when I can. It’s good to have the dinosaur back.

2. Civil War Reenactment Tour of Winchester

๐Ÿ“… 2 October
โฐ 2.30-4pm
๐Ÿ“ Winchester Visitor Information Centre, Guildhall, High Street, Winchester, SO23 9GH
๐ŸŽŸ Ticket required
๐Ÿ’ฒ From ยฃ7

Explore the effects of the Civil War and Restoration in Winchester with this tour from some reenactors!

Delve into the history of Winchester with tours departing from the Winchester Visitor Information Centre.

3. Wickham Crafty Craft Fair

๐Ÿ“… 3 October
โฐ 1-4pm
๐Ÿ“ Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL
๐ŸŽŸ Tickets available but walk ups accepted too.
๐Ÿ’ฒ ย Free

Vegan stalls, food stall and more, there’s 50 stalls to wander around this Sunday afternoon. It’s too early to mention the 25th December but I’m going to put it out there that this could be a good place to start purchasing a few bits and bobs.

4. North Stoneham Park Public Art – Protected Views Art Project

๐Ÿ“… 3 October
โฐ 12-3.30pm
๐Ÿ“ YMCA Eastleigh Community Cafรฉ, 29 Whieldon Way, Eastleigh, SO50 9SB
๐ŸŽŸ No ticket required
๐Ÿ’ฒ Free

This event allows you to meet the artist, see prototypes of the sculptures and look at new locations for the future sculptures commissioned for the park. There’s a short walk and activities to take part in.

5. The Garden Show at Broadlands

๐Ÿ“… 1-3 October
โฐ 10am-5pm (Sunday 10am-4pm)
๐Ÿ“ Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9ZD
๐ŸŽŸ Tickets required
๐Ÿ’ฒ From ยฃ8

Get your Autumn planting sorted and take a look a the live entertainment, food, exhibitors and live talks!

Bonus Event

Sometimes I find extra things to do and rules are made to be broken, who says I have to stick to five things to do?

As the weather is due to be terrible, this additional indoor event could be a really fun alternative thing to do to get you out of the house.

Portsmouth Tattoo Festival

๐Ÿ“… 2-3 October
โฐ From 10am
๐Ÿ“ Alex Way, Hilsea, Portsmouth PO2 9QA
๐ŸŽŸ Tickets required, available on the door
๐Ÿ’ฒ From ยฃ14

Immerse yourself in the artistic, creative world of tattoos at Portsmouth Tattoo Fest featuring some of the best tattoo artists from all over the country, live music, competitions and exhibitors.

This Weekend in Hampshire

When I started looking for events I thought this was going to be a really hard weekend to find things for. But, with a little patience and determination (and a lot of research on Google) I’ve discovered some great things to go and do.

Has Things To Do In Hampshire 1 October 2021 inspired you to head out and about this weekend? Let me know in the comments below!

If you liked this post, keep an eye on my Instagram account as I try and share new places I’ve explored fairly regularly. Keep an eye out for more suggestions with a different focus in next week’s post.

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Please check all of the suggestions as restrictions change and local businesses frequently adapt hours and offerings or switch between being temporarily closed.

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