Visit Hampshire is the official tourism website for Hampshire, where you will find amazing accommodation, places to visit, fantastic food and drink, a comprehensive events guide, insightful blogs as well as inspiring ideas for days out whatever time of year you visit.


Hampshire’s two National Parks, the New Forest and South Downs, have stunning scenery and wildlife; chances are you’ll bump into wild horses, deer, pigs and more. There’s also an abundance of activities to do from cycling, walking, water sports, horse riding or if you prefer something a little more relaxing there’s a number of spa retreats.

If you are a fan of heading out as a family on a cycling adventure head to Visit Hampshire’s sister website, Cycling in Hampshire to discover family friendly routes.

The three historic cities Portsmouth, Winchester, and Southampton all have tons of history and character, not to mention fantastic attractions, music, theatre and sporting venues along with great bars and restaurants.

Hampshire’s coastline offers superb sailing and water sports in the Solent, many of the beaches have unrivalled views of the Isle of Wight. “When summer arrives, there’s no better place to be, than beside the seaside! Discover some of the best beaches in Hampshire. With so much to do in Hampshire you may want to stay a little longer, with a choice of family friendly hotels, cute cottages, camping and glamping and luxury country manor houses. Plan your next trip with Visit Hampshire.

Some key 2020 Hampshire events are listed below.


What's on in Hampshire

When What Where
1 Feb 2020 – 2 Feb 2020 English National Badminton Championships 2020 Westgate Badminton Centre, Winchester
16 May 2020 – 17 May 2020 Dogstival New Forest
16 May 2020 – 17 May 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship Thruxton Circuit, Andover
17 May 2020 Alresford Watercress Festival Alresford
19 June 2020 – 21 June 2020 Kitesurfing Armada Sea Front, Hayling Island
17 July 2020 – 15 Aug 2020 The Hundred – Cricket League Ageas Bowl
30 May 2020 Round the Island Race The Solent
1 July 2020 – 30 July 2020 Hampshire Food Festival Various locations across the county
28 July 2020 – 30 July 2020 The New Forest and Hampshire County Show Brockenhurst
July 2020 Date to Be Confirmed Mela Festival Hoglands Park, Southampton
3 July 2020 – 5 July 2020 Winchester Hat Fair Winchester City Centre
8 Aug 2020 – 9 Aug 2020 Portsmouth International Kite Festival Southsea Common, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth
28 Aug 2020 – 30 Aug 2020 Carfest South Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Basingstoke
28 Aug 2020 – 30 Aug 2020 Victorious Festival Southsea Common, Portsmouth
8 Aug 2020 – 15 Aug 2020 Cowes Week The Parade, West Cowes, Isle Of Wight
12 Sept 2020 The Romsey Show Broadlands Park, Romsey
11 Sept 2020 – 20 Sept 2020 Southampton International Boat Show Mayflower Park, Southampton
18 October 2020 Great South Run Southsea Seafront, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth
Wine Festival Winchester Wine Festival Winchester The Guildhall, Broadway, Winchester
TBC Nov 2020 – TBC Dec 2020 Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market Winchester Cathedral
TBC Nov 2020 – TBC Jan 2020 Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink Winchester Cathedral