What’s On in September

September can be a fantastic month for some late summer weather and long golden evenings. It’s a wonderful time of the year for a break without the summer crowds! Make the most of your stay at Wallops Wood and enjoy your swim slot in our warm indoor heated pool, or enjoy the slightly longer nights stargazing from your hot tub!

A summer festival
Enjoy a day out at a festival

Mucky Weekender Music Festival at Vicarage Farm Winchester
This year’s two day music line-up includes world class DJs & live acts as well as up and coming artists who will once again proudly be supporting the local charity “Tonic Music For Mental Health”. Find out more…
8th & 9th September

The Big Eat at Royal Victoria Country Park
Join in the Big Eat for the best Street Food in Hampshire. Along with the food you’ll find bands, kids entertainment and artisan stalls. Free entry. Find out more…
8th to 10th September

Southsea Thai Food and Craft Festival
Enjoy this two-day Thai Festival and experience the taste of Thailand on Southsea Common. Treat yourself to a weekend of wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world-class food and performances. Find out more…
9th & 10th September

Fresh bread at a food market
Fresh bread at a food market

The Longstock Rally
A rally covering all aspects of rural life. See vintage and classic tractors working the land the way it used to be, with some modern machines showing you how it’s done today. You’ll find a large display of tractors, cars, lorries, fire engines, stationary engines, trade stalls, wood working area and tractor rides. There’s plenty to entertain the whole family. Find out more…
9th & 10th September

Treloar’s Outdoor Cinema – Top Gun: Maverick
Treloar’s brand new event is bringing the big screen to Alton! Join in at Treloar’s and see one of the top movies of last year, Top Gun: Maverick. Starting at 6:30pm, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy live music and karaoke ahead of the screening, before it’s time to get comfy for a movie night under the stars. Find out more…
9th September

Dog Show at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens
The perfect day out for pooches and their people! With fun novelty classes for your doggy companions (and for their owners!) to take part in, as well as joining in for obstacle courses for the ‘Take the Lead’ campaign, it’s a day that promises to be full of canine capers and fun for all the family. Find out more…
10th September
Heritage Open Day
Visit the house for free for one day only! Make the most of Heritage Open Day to explore the house and gardens. Find out more…
14th September

Enjoying a dog show
Crowds enjoying a dog show

Southsea Castle Makers Market
Southsea Castle hosts a monthly exhibition and sale of original work from local artists, designers, makers and crafters. With a selection of work on offer – including paintings and prints, sculptures and jewellery – there’s something for every taste. Find out more…
10th September

Guided Tour of Stansted House
Join one of Stansted Park’s tour guides for a tour of the historic Stansted House. Step inside the family seat of the Earls of Bessborough and explore the beautiful state rooms. Learn more about those who called Stansted Park home, before going downstairs to discover the servants quarters, offering you the opportunity to enjoy a true ‘upstairs, downstairs’ experience. Find out more…
10th September

Hampshire Country Sports Day
The Hampshire Country Sports Day includes a wide range of shopping, demos, ‘have a go’ activities and competitions open to the public. Main Arena attractions include demonstrations with gun dogs, shooting, fishing, terrier racing and a horse and hound parade. Find out more…
10th September

Taste of Wickham Festival
Taste of Wickham is a showcase of Wickham and the surrounding area. Making a great a day out for all of the family with children’s entertainment, food, craft brews, food demonstrations, gifts, jewellery and a whole host of other products and services. Free entry. Find out more…
10th September

A Superyacht at sea
View the amazing yachts at the Southampton Boat Show

Southampton International Boat Show 2023
Now in its 54th year, Britain’s largest festival of boats is back and bigger than ever. This year’s show promises to help everybody to get the most out of life on the water. From paddleboarders to super-yacht fanatics, there is something for everyone. Find out more…
15th to 24th September

Steamship Shieldhall Heritage Open Day Sailing
Join Shieldhall’s Southampton Docks Cruise to mark Heritage Open Days. Pass the cruise ship Sky Princess and see the mighty container ships at close quarters. The Titanic berth will be highlighted. As part of your cruise, you can see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork. Take the opportunity to speak to the Captain and volunteer crew. Find out more…
16th September

Jurassic Live
Featuring mind-blowing special effects, this brand new show for 2023 is a 90-minute, full-stage production that’s not to be missed! Professional puppeteers bring the UK’s most realistic dinosaurs to life. Jurassic Live really is the greatest dinosaur show on earth! Find out more…
16th & 17th September

Portsmouth Formula Kite European Championships
The Formula Kite European Championships will be coming to Portsmouth in 2023! This exciting discipline of kiteboarding, which will make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024, will be hosted on Eastney Beach with the finals taking place on 23 and 24 September. Find out more…
19th to 24th September

The Trains Take Over at The Brickworks Museum
Back for 2023 is the ever-popular Trains Day when the trains take over the museum. The day includes model railways, live music, army vehicles, miniature train rides and traction engines. Plus children’s activities, play areas and vintage slot machines. Find out more…
24th September

Simply British Classics at Beaulieu
Visit Beaulieu for a fantastic line up of British classic cars! It makes for a superb day out for both owners and enthusiasts. From Sunbeam, Austin, Riley and Triumph, to Alvis, Lagonda, Humber and more, any pre-2000 classic vehicle built in Britain, or by a British manufacturer, is welcome to join the display. Your ticket also includes entry to all the museum attractions. Find out more…
24th September

A line up of minis at a car show
A line up of minis at a car show

Photo Credits:
Dog show by Sebastian Coman Travel on Unsplash
Minis by Darren Nunis on Unsplash