What’s on in Winchester this August
Summer this year has been exactly what we all needed after the chaos that was 2020 and the first half of 2021. In real Summer spirit and because we want to make sure you get the most out of your Winchester stay this August, here is our guide to local festivals and activities you really don't want to miss this August. Perfect for families, friends and solo travellers alike.
- Outdoor Cinema with Summer Screens
Hosted at Winchester College, why not treat your family to an outdoor cinema excursion? With deck chairs and bean bags available to hire, this is the perfect evening out and opportunity to enjoy the community here in Winchester. There are 2 viewings coming up on the 12th and 13th of August, which you can book via the Summer Screens website. What better way to spend a summer evening!
- Underwater Agents at Winchester Science Centre
One for the kids, and one they’ll never forget! Spend an evening immersed by the sights and sounds of the ocean, and enjoy a free interactive science show at Winchester Science Centre this August. Available between 17th July and 19th September, find out more via their website.
- Waterway tours through Winchester
Maybe you’re looking to slow down the pace this August, and what better way to do that than a scenic stroll along River Itchen. This fascinating tour highlights the hidden waterways of the River Itchen as it runs through Winchester, revealing some of Winchester's unique history. At just £7 for an adult ticket, this 1.5 hour walk seems like the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon in Winchester. Click here to book or for more info.
- CarFest South Fundraising Festival at Laverstoke Farm
A bit further out, but if you ask us - definitely worth the drive! This August, say hello to CarFest South Camping festival, the UK’s biggest fundraising festival at the end of August, showcasing 3 full days of music from your favourite artists, famous cars and delicious food. Book your tickets here.
- Stand up Comedy night in Winchester
Share some laughs with your loved one or friends at this One Off Comedy Special headlining Manchester born Michael Hackett and BBC Comedy Award Legen Johnny Wardlow. Having sold out their UK tour, they’re on admission to make this show accessible in areas it wasn't before, and as a result, will be performing at the Weeke Community Centre in Winchester on Friday the 27th of August. Find out more here.
- Winchester Farmers Market
Calling all foodies! With 95 different independent stalls, Winchester officially hosts the UK’s largest monthly Farmers Market, making it a tough one to miss. Explore Winchester’s local produce and suppliers by exploring this colourful and vibrant market. And if you miss it - not to worry - because Winchester actually hosts 2 every month! For more info, click here.
- Outdoor Cooking Classes
On the topic of local produce and delicious food - why not check out one of the awesome outdoor cooking classes hosted by Season Cookery school? They host a number of classes including campfire cooking, rubs and marinades, cooking for beginners, veggies BBQ’s and so much more. Just click here to see more.
Whether you’re here for Winchester’s delicious food, history & culture or just to relax in our Lodge hot tubs, you’ll never be short of things to do.
Book your Summer getaway today, at least while Summer’s still here to stay!