Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend | 20 August 2021

Things to do in Hampshire This Weekend 20 August 2021 is now live and there’s everything from glorious gardens to ghost hunts there’s some great things on over the next couple of days.

πŸ“Έ: National Open Garden Scheme Instagram: @NationalGardenScheme

Things to do in Hampshire 20 August 2021

While Hampshire’s still getting back into the swing of things, events are still taking a little taking while to re-establish. But, there are some to be found, when you do a little digging.

Here’s five Things To Do In Hampshire 20 August 2021…

1. Hampshire Open Studios

πŸ“… From 21 to 30 August
⏰ Various times
πŸ“Across Hampshire
🎟 No ticket required
πŸ’² Free

Hampshire Open Studios is an annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their homes, studios and galleries free of charge from 21 – 30 August 2021. There are lots of venues involved, over 250 which can be found in location maps on the website. Keep an eye out for the walking trails around each area to take in more of the art too.

2. National Open Garden Scheme

πŸ“… All weekend
⏰ Various times
πŸ“Β Across Hampshire
🎟 Tickets required
πŸ’²Free but tickets required

More gardens are open ready for you to tour – this is an excellent way to see hidden parts of the county. Wheatley House, on a rural hill top with panoramic vies of Alice Holt Forest and the South Downs is meant to be beautiful and blooms most in late summer.

Visit the dedicated Hampshire National Open Garden Scheme Instagram page.

3. The Smallest Festival in the World in Basingstoke

πŸ“… 21 August
⏰ Sessions throughout the day
πŸ“Proteus Theatre Company Limited, Proteus Creation Space, Council Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3DH
🎟 Ticket required
πŸ’²Β£11

No mud, no camping, no queues for the loo! Experience the best bits of festival life all in one hour at this family friendly event. With a drag queen story time, this sounds like such a fun event.

4. Southampton Ghost Tours

πŸ“… 21 August
⏰ 8.30-9.30pm
πŸ“ St Michaels Square, Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AD
🎟 Tickets required
πŸ’² From Β£12

Scream in Southampton is an award-winning interactive Southampton Ghost Tour. Learn the ghostly stories from Southampton’s eerie past and enjoy a fantastic evening in Southampton – I’ve done a few of these tours since I was a kid and they are always a lot of fun.

5. The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long at Adventure Cinema Outdoor, Portsmouth

πŸ“… 21 August
⏰ 7.15 – 10.45pm
πŸ“Β Mountbatten Centre, Alex Way, Portsmouth, PO2 9QA
🎟 Tickets required
πŸ’²From Β£10.35

I’ve not seen this film but, everyone I know raves about it. And, it stars Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, so it can’t be that bad!

There’s food, snacks, a bar and music before the film starts. Don’t forget to take a blanket or a camping chair.

This Weekend in Hampshire

It’s a fairly gentle weekend of events ahead of the bank holiday weekend next week. I feel these five events really have something for everyone and will perk up your weekend if you’re lacking plans. (I’m always lacking plans at the moment FYI, I’m definitely making very late decisions because I’m still not as comfortable with the relaxing of things – so my advice is to just take things at your own pace!)

Has Things To Do In Hampshire 20 August 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.

If you’re in Hampshire and want to collaborate on a Friday ‘Things to do in…’ post, get in touch by email.


Previous ‘Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend’ posts

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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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