Family Festival Fun

Family Festival Fun

The Hampshire Food Festival is for food lovers of all ages. Here is our pick of some of the best family friendly events taking place this July and August.

A Buffalo Evening
Friday 3rd July, 6pm
An evening ramble at the buffalo farm to see the herd and visit the wild trout stream. BBQ with beer and wine afterwards.
Free but booking essential, 01794 301031.
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Eat with Fullers
From 1st– 8th July (excluding Sunday) eat at one of 15 participating Fuller’s pubs and when you buy one main course the second one will be free.
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The Lavender Fields Experience
Saturday 4th & 11th and Sun 5th & 12th
See the lavender and wild flowers in bloom. Tour, talks, tractor rides, massages, cream teas, gifts and plants.
Adults £3, under 12s free
No booking required
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Sparsholt Food Festival "A Taste of Hampshire"
Saturday 4th July, 10am-4pm
Music, food, local producers, baking competitions, workshops and live cookery demonstrations from top chefs including Luke Matthews (Chewton Glen), James Golding (The Pig), Andy Mackensie (Lainston House), Olly Rouse (Lainston House), Mark Price (River Canteen), Phil Yeomans (Marwell Hotel) and Damian Brown (Chesil Rectory).
No booking required.
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Andwell Brewery Family Fun Day
Sunday 5th July, 11am-5pm
BBQ, face painting, bouncy castle, ice creams, birds of prey, beer tent, music and brewery tours.
Adults £5 (£1 goes to charity), children free.
Booking essential, 01256 761044.
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Lyburn Farm Cheese and Vegetable Tours
Tues 7th, 14th and 21st and Weds 8th and 15th July, 6.30pm-9pm
Tour Lyburn Farm on tractor and trailer, visit the cows, the vegetables, the reservoir and return for a cheese supper in the barn.
Adults £10, children £5.
Booking essential, 01794 399982.
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Brew at the Zoo
Friday 10th July, 12.30pm and 3pm
Traditional afternoon tea in the centre of Marwell Zoo with locally sourced produce and even a glass of fizz. Special afternoon tea box for children, optional zoo entry.
Adults without zoo entry/with zoo entry £22.50/£41.50 and children £13/£27
Booking essential 0844 736 4215 (limited availability)
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The White Horse Summer Fete
Sunday 12th July,  12pm-6pm
Enjoy a traditional English village fete at The White Horse with fun for all the family. From little craft stalls, face painting, to fun games. Including The Great Otterbourne Bake Off!
Free, just turn up.
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Newlyns Kids Cookery School (8-12 years)
Tuesday 14th July, 10am-3pm
An opportunity for children to learn how to cook with seasonal and local produce by the inspiring team at Newlyns. More cookery courses for children age 13 and over are featured on the events section of our website and will run during the food festival month.
£65, booking essential.
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Farm Fest at Parsonage Farm
Saturday 18thJuly, 4pm-11.30pm with option to camp overnight
Family-friendly relaxed festival on a small working farm. Live music, local food, children’s activities, drink, BBQ and bar.
Adults £7.50, children (10-15 years) £5 and under 10 free.
Just turn up but campers must book a pitch – 01264 736208.
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Curdridge Country Show
Saturday 18th July, 11am 5pm
Zorbing, arts and crafts, dog factor and plenty of tasty food.
Adults £5, children £3, family £13
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Summer Fayre on The Watercress Line
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July, 9.30am-5pm
A weekend of summer fun with local food and crafts as the steam railway tells its story as a goods line, famously transporting local watercress up to London!
Adults £16, children £8
No need to book.
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New Forest and Hampshire County Show
28th, 29th and 30th July, 8.30am-6.30pm
Annual agricultural show packed with sights, sounds and tastes for all the family. Drop by the cookery demo area to see the action from top local chefs.
£47 family (2 adults and 2 children), adults £20.00, children £7 (0 ­-4 years FREE)
Book in advance or just turn up, 01590 622409
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Taste at the Top of Town, Basingstoke Food Festival
Sunday 2nd August10am -4pm
The Festival will include a high quality food theatre and Jean-Christophe Novelli, will be cooking some fantastic Hampshire produce. There will be a range of food stalls from some of the best producers in Hampshire. With music and family entertainment throughout the day and a chance to relax in the pop up Pimms and Prosecco area.
Free entry for all the family.
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