Be prepared to be scared this Halloween. There are plenty of fun activities for children of all ages during the October half term. Take a look at our family-friendly events happening across Winchester during the school holidays. From Pumpkin trails at Hinton Ampner to spooky stories told by Marwell Zoo's resident witch - we have plenty of Halloween horrors in store.
From fun events for children, live music and festivals to exhibitions, talks and tours, take a look at our events calendar and let Winchester entertain you.
This year it will be 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War. Winchester district has longstanding military connections and to mark this important anniversary there will be a variety of educational, commemorative and ceremonial events taking place.
Download Winchester's Story - which lists details of these events:
There will also be a series of county-wide events at museums and galleries across Hampshire – find out more at www.bigtheme.org.uk/1914 and for activities at the national level see www.1914.org which highlights centenary events and resources from across the globe.
Highlights of the festival season include Winchester Film Festival, Winchester Fashion Week, Winchester Writers’ Conference, Hat Fair, Winchester Festival and Winchester Comedy Festival. If you’re a foodie fan don’t miss the Alresford Watercress Festival in May and the Hampshire Food Festival which adds extra flavour to the county for the whole of July.
Look out for the largest farmers’ market in the UK as it brings fine local produce to the city on the second and final Sunday of each month.
The high street also hosts a weekly speciality food and produce market on a Wednesday – why not grab a freshly made crepe on the go? You’ll also find an eclectic mix of scarves, toys, books and value for money household goods at the general street markets running from Thursday through to Saturday.
And if you’re in the high street on a Sunday your visit might coincide with the Vintage & Retro Village and the Winchester Antiques & 20th Century Collectibles Market on the first Sunday of every month or the Art & Design Market (third Sunday of every month from March to December).