Festival Season is upon us, and Winchester knows how to celebrate this summer!  Our fair city, well-known for its tradition, history, architecture and a host of fun things to do transforms into a festival mecca this July.  Whether you’re a music lover, a food enthusiast, or simply in search of a stunning setting to spend time with friends and family under the sun, Winchester's summer festivals offer something for everyone.  We even have up to 15% off selected short breaks to make it a no brainer!  So, grab that sun-cream, don those hats and head on over to your luxury home from home whilst you partake in the festivities!  

We think that festivals are a wonderful way to enjoy the season; you get to be outside and breathe in the fresh air, the kids can run around till their hearts content and let’s face it, picking food from vans and having the obligatory grip down your wrist is much more fun than queuing at the grocery store!  1000s flock every year to experience some of the most amazing acts, live music and very entertaining performers.

We have hand selected just a few happening over the coming weeks for you to enjoy:

A Taste of Winchester - 8 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024 – This is a weeklong celebration so you can pop in and out as your desire.  You can sample fresh local food and wash it down with handmade beverages whilst you meander the stalls and take in the heady scents of sumptuous samples.  There are many events taking place across Winchester including workshops, trails, talks, masterclasses and cocktail making!  This is the appetiser for Winchesters Food Festival with even more excitement.  Hungry yet?

Winchester Food Festival - 14 Jul 2024 – Did we mention this event is free?  So, no need to book tickets!  You can pack a picnic (in your fully equipped kitchen in your lodge, by the way!) and enjoy it with other food enthusiasts in the stunning ground of Winchester Cathedral.  You can wander the market stalls where local producers showcase their finest foods.  You can visit the Chef’s Kitchen and watch culinary artists in their element and even enjoy a host of children’s activities to make sure those sugar highs are channelled!

Wickham Festival- 1 Aug 2024 - 4 Aug 2024 – This 4-day festival is a great place to soak up live music across 4 main stages, all set in beautiful rural locations.  There will be entertainment for the whole family with an ever-growing list of diverse acts. This particular festival is known for a family-friendly vibe.  This will be a great day out for all ages, just be sure to buy your tickets in advance.

Boomtown - 7 Aug 2024 - 11 Aug 2024 – This is a mixture of theatrics and music, it’s the UK largest independent festival and one of the most creative experiences!  This is not just a festival, it’s a fully immersive and interactive story-led show.  The accompanying music is eclectic to say the least and features everything from underground, reggae, jazz, metal and even hip hop!  A must-see unique experience.

Whatever you enjoy doing, what better place is there than in the great outdoors, under the beautiful British sun and surrounded by friends, family and fellow festival lovers?  In keeping with this wonderful season, our lodges have private balconies, BBQ areas and woodlands to explore right on your doorstep so you can have your very own festival experience in total luxury.  We even have private hot tubs to luxuriate in and rest your feet after an afternoon spent enjoying everything Winchester has to offer.  That way you can feel the family festival fun while indulging in the lavish luxury of your lodge.