Things To Do In Hampshire May 2023

Things to do in Hampshire May 2023 is your guide to what’s on across the county this month. Save yourself some time searching for something to do and get exploring with this selection of great events.

Here’s a round up of events, adventures and attractions across the county…

Things to do in Hampshire in May

We do not need to turn on the heating. I repeat we do not need to turn on the heating, this is not a drill! While there might be a few rain storms, there’s been some really sunny lovely days too at last.

Blossoms and bluebells have arrived alongside bright green leaves and plenty of buds about to burst with colour.

Let’s see what fun Hampshire has to offer us this month. And, a little reminder that my aim for this guide is to make it easy for you to make the most of your weekends and free time. We don’t ever have enough of it, and who wants to spend it trying to find something meaningful or cool to do, when you could just pick something cool from this list.

Here’s Things To Do In Hampshire May 2023…

May’s Ongoing Events 2023

Catch them before they end…

πŸ“Œ Alton Walking Festival
πŸ“… 1 – 31 May 2023
πŸ“ Alton

πŸ‘‰ Explore the countryside foot with the very popular annual walking festival.
πŸ”— Find out more

πŸ“Œ Summer Nights Vegan Market at Vibrant Forest Brewery
πŸ“… 11 May 2023, 22 June, 20 July, 10 August, 7 September
πŸ“Hythe, New Forest

πŸ‘‰ Stalls, street food and live music – join from 5pm til late!
πŸ”— Find out more

πŸ“Œ Hampshire Farmer’s Markets
πŸ“… Various dates across the year
πŸ“ Various locations across Hampshire
– Alresford, Alton, Emsworth, Hamble, Petersfield, Ringwood, Romsey, Southsea and Winchester.
πŸ‘‰ Find out where and when the next Hampshire Farmer’s markets is and get yourself a haul of local produce.
πŸ”— Find out more

πŸ“Œ National Open Garden Scheme
πŸ“… Various dates across the year
πŸ“ Various locations across Hampshire – find a garden

πŸ‘‰ Visit the gloriously well kept private gardens of Hampshire (or the rest of the UK).
πŸ”— Find out more

πŸ“Œ The National Gallery presents Sin at The Arc
πŸ“… 24 February – 14 May 2023
πŸ“ Winchester

πŸ‘‰ Artists have embraced sin as one of art’s most enduring subjects. Bringing together works of art that span centuries, the exhibition, which is organised in partnership with the National Gallery, explores the concept of sin in art. Works on display include Rembrandt’s The Woman taken in Adultery (1644), Jan Steen’s The Effects of Intemperance (about 1663-5), and two highly significant contemporary loaned works, by artists Tracey Emin and Ron Mueck.
πŸ”— Find out more

πŸ“Œ Library takeover: Inside Charlotte BrontΓ«’s wardrobe at Chawton House
πŸ“… 1 March – 4 June 2023
πŸ“ Chawton

πŸ‘‰ Discover Bronte’s wardrobe through eight original illustrations and more.
πŸ”— Find out more

8 – 14 May 2023

πŸ“Œ Offbeat opens in Southsea
πŸ“… From May 2023
πŸ“ Southsea, Portsmouth
πŸ‘‰ Exciting local vegan restaurant launches a long awaited expansion.
πŸ”— Find out more

πŸ“Œ Hoxton Bakehouse X Seadog Coffee Pop Up
πŸ“… 13 May 2023
πŸ“ Southampton
πŸ‘‰ Great coffee and pastries? I’m there!
πŸ”— Find out more

πŸ“Œ Southsea Beach Accessibility Ramps
πŸ“… From May 2023
πŸ“ Portsmouth
πŸ‘‰ For anyone who is unable to access the beach in a traditional way, explore the new ramps and platforms.
πŸ”— Find out more

15 – 21 May 2023

πŸ“Œ Tours of The Grange Vineyard
πŸ“… 20 & 25 May 2023
πŸ“ Alresford

πŸ‘‰ Walk the vineyard and try a tipple in this exciting insight into wine production in the Hampshire countryside.
πŸ”— Find out more

22 – 28 May 2023

πŸ“Œ The Watercress Festival
πŸ“… 21 May 2023
πŸ‘‰ Celebrate this locally grown peppery leaf at the annual festival – it’s quintessentially and quirkily British and so much fun!
πŸ”— Find out more

πŸ“Œ This is not a film club by Gods House Tower arts and heritage centre
πŸ“… 25 May 2023
πŸ“Old Town, Southampton

πŸ‘‰ This one is hosted byΒ @oxfammusicandbooks.southampton. You’ll find out what film you’ll be watching when you arrive.
πŸ”— Find out more

29 May – 4 June 2023

⭐️ I’m still looking for events for these dates and the earlier ones. If you have a suggestion, please pop me a comment or DM so I can consider it.⭐️

This Weekend in Hampshire

Well hello May in Hampshire, these suggestions should help you on your way to a fantastic month.

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