Things To Do In Hampshire This Weekend | 8 October 2021

Things to do in Hampshire This Weekend 8 October 2021 is now live and full of ideas ready for you to plan something ahead of the weekend.

The weather’s really done a switch and the days are feeling more crisp and fresh as temperatures start to drop. There’s so many pumpkin experiences launching this weekend and it’s really starting to feel autumnal now.


Things to do in Hampshire 8 October 2021

I honestly can’t believe we’re in October already, signalling that this blog post series has been running for 9 months now, and just over a year on Instagram. Cor blimey – a whole year of sharing weekend ideas with you. I’m chuffed I’ve made it this far and kept it going every Friday consistently. Anyway, on to the fun stuff!

Pumpkins are firmly on the agenda for the whole of October. Below is a link to my 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, lots launch from this weekend…


Here’s five Things To Do In Hampshire 8 October 2021…

1. Jane Austen In the Autumn Walk and Workshop: Persuasion

πŸ“… 9 October
⏰ 10am- 12.30pm
πŸ“ Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, GU34 1SD
🎟 Ticket required
πŸ’² Β£25

A poetry workshop led by award winning poet Ellora Sutton takes place after a mindful autumnal walk. Take some time out and do something completely different.

2. Sunday Waterside Market at Port Solent

πŸ“… 10 October
⏰ 11am – 5pm 
πŸ“ The Boardwalk, Portsmouth, PO6 4TP
🎟 No ticket required
πŸ’² Free

On the second Sunday of each month from May until November you’ll find a market appear at Port Solent. There’s up to 40 stalls, free parking and plenty of restaurants to chill out at afterwards!

3. Winchester & Alton Hampshire Farmer’s Markets

πŸ“… Winchester 10 Oct / Alton 9 Oct
⏰ Winchester 9am-2pm / Alton 10am-2pm
πŸ“ Winchester: The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9BE / Alton: High Street, Alton, GU34 1AB
🎟 No tickets required
πŸ’²  Free

The Hampshire Farmers Markets are brilliant, it’s so nice to try the amazing produce from local creators!

4. Winchester Poetry Festival

πŸ“… 8-10 October
⏰ Various times
πŸ“ Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB
🎟 Tickets required
πŸ’²Adult Β£12

Attend poetry events across the weekend and keep an eye out for the Poet on the High Street too!

I need to thank Jo Fisher for bringing my attention to this awesome event, she’s a fantastic writer, poet and performer based in Hampshire.

5. Highclere Castle Festival

πŸ“… 9 & 10 October
⏰ 9am-5pm
πŸ“ Highclere Park, Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN
🎟 Tickets required
πŸ’² Adult Β£30

Head to the famous Highclere Castle, home to the filming of of Downton Abbey for a weekend of live music, speakers, cocktails, cream teas, re-enactments and more.

Tickets include entrance to the Castle, Egyptian Exhibition and Gardens as well as the events taking place in the Grounds.

This Weekend in Hampshire

We’ve got markets, pumpkin experiences, castle festivals and more, it’s shaping up to be a cracking weekend across the county.

Has Things To Do In Hampshire 8 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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