What's on inPortchester


Welcome to Portchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Portchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Portchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Portchester

25
JUN
Country Fair at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

One of our most popular days. We turn the old factory into the countryside for the day well as best we can Come and see the museum itself and then add animals crafts displays and more.Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
ratingratingratingratingrating
26
JUN
Could You Foster?
ASDA Fareham

Formed in 1989 Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise specialising in the care of Looked After Children through Residential Care and Foster Care.Were currently recruiting Foster CarersFor those who dont know Fostering involves children and young people being cared for…

Location: 2.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
28
JUN
Southampton Ghost Tour
Holiday inn

Scream in Southampton with our interactive Southampton Ghost Tour.Right from the start you will be gripped by many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The walks include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghostsYou will discover the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07516 103947
ratingratingratingratingrating
30
JUN
DJ/90's Night
Flip Out Southampton

Get involved with some 90s nostalgia by dressing up as your fave 90s icon and coming down for a bounce where a DJ will be providing the perfect 90s throwback playlistPrices are £8.50 per hour or £15 for 3 hours. Not only…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02382 147811
ratingratingratingratingrating
30
JUN
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

James Alderson introduces another 3 terrific comedians to the stage for the second show of 2017 at Ferneham HallOpening the show is Mock The Week regular Ed Gamble Ed has had a tremendous year on TV with his career going from strength…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
ratingratingratingratingrating
30
JUN
Manford's Comedy Club
The Stage Door

The Stage Door in Southampton plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
ratingratingratingratingrating
30
JUN
Nathassia Feel The Future Now Tour (Southamptonl)
The Joiners

Audacioulsy crafted live electronic music surrounded by the sights & sounds of the decades to come. Step into the future join us and access your full state of Flow.London based electronic music artist NATHASSIA brings us her debut album Light of the…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
ratingratingratingratingrating
30
JUN
Pride and Prejudice
Stansted Park

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
06
JUL
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

How speed dating in Portsmouth worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Portsmouth. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
ratingratingratingratingrating
06
JUL
Summer Show - Andrew Dowden Ceramic Artist
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery, Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey will be hosting a ceramics and art exhibition in its art gallery by ceramic artist Andrew Dowden. Quarr Abbey is set in tranquil landscaped surroundings. Its teashop is popular with visitors as is the farm shop bookshop and visitor centre.A…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01983 867505
ratingratingratingratingrating
07
JUL
Comedy All Stars 7th July
Barton Hall

For our last show before the Summer break award winning comedian James Alderson introduces three more brilliant comedians to the Horndean stageOpening the show is Paul McCaffrey. One of the original trio from TVs Impractical Jokers youll also recognise him from Russell…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
ratingratingratingratingrating
08
JUL
Holst's The Planets
Oaklands Catholic School

The last concert of our season delivers two works you may not have heard and one that you almost certainly haveGustav Holsts suite The Planets features at number 15 in the Classic FM Ultimate Hall of Fame and is a huge and…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
08
JUL
The Solent Male Voice Choir
Buckland URC Church

A Summer Concert with Simon Cooksey tenor & Irene Kent mezzo and Marion Porter reader…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 476700
ratingratingratingratingrating
15
JUL
Curdridge Country Show
Curdridge Reading Rooms and Recreation Ground

The Curdridge Country Show offers a fun‐filled family day out.The line‐up so far includes Jamz Dance Falcon Birds of Prey Dog Factor Hamble Valley Brass Band a performance by Curdridge Primary School an opera singer and a vintage car display.3p‐Suite an A…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07722 787338
ratingratingratingratingrating
15
JUL
Medieval Weekend 2017
River Hamble Country Park

Historical re‐enactments a medieval village featuring authentic cooking combat demonstrations and travelling players performing a series of rambunctious plays will help bring the past to life in a FREE weekend of entertainment for all the family.Presented by the Road To Agincourt a…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
15
JUL
Steampunk Festival at Bursledon Brickworkss
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Steampunks and the only remaining steam‐powered Victorian Brickworks in the UK are such a natural fit Steampunk is a mix of sci fi and fantasy with a huge range of interpretation possible. The weekend event will include specialist Steampunk Traders selling everything…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
ratingratingratingratingrating
15
JUL
Writer’s Talks: A Look into King Henry V’s Nav
River Hamble Country Park

Weve hand‐picked a selection of writers and historians to give talks on topics related to King Henry V and the Navy that dominated waters around 15th Century England.The Writers Talks take place on Saturday 15th June at the Medieval Weekend River Hamble…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
19
JUL
Speed Dating in Southampton
Ninety Degrees

How speed dating in Southampton worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Southampton. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
ratingratingratingratingrating
19
JUL
Spinnaker Tower Edinuburgh Preview Comedy Nights
Spinnaker Tower

Now in its third year Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club bring the Edinburgh Festival shows to the tower stage BEFORE the comedians go to EdinburghA sneaky chance to see the festival shows of the comedy worlds top comedians and see their hour long…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
ratingratingratingratingrating
21
JUL
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club 21st July
Spinnaker Tower

Finishing off our run of Edinburgh Preview shows is a full on night of raucous comedy to keep you going through the Summer monthsHosted by award winning compere James Alderson its a night to remember jam packed with laughsOpening the show is…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
ratingratingratingratingrating
30
JUL
Family Fun Day at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A day of activities for everyone. All kinds of things to do with lots of child focussed entertainment for the day. The entry price includes the museum which will be all steamed up and the old machinery working. Hampshire Narrow Gauge…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
ratingratingratingratingrating
07
AUG
Film Dance Academy St. Swithun's 7-16 years
St Swithun's

The Film Dance Academy will introduce many iconic dances from films new and old. Our professional dance teachers will take you through dance warm ups progressive stretches and fun filled energetic classes that will cover a variety of dance themes so that…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
ratingratingratingratingrating
10
AUG
Boomtown Fair
Boomtown Fair

Boomtown is one of the UKs most innovative independent festivals which leads the way in terms of set design and production values. Headliners include The Specials M.I.A. Cypress Hill Sublime with Rome Arrested Development Toots and the Maytals The Original Blues Brothers…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
15
AUG
Netball Academy 7-16 years at St. Swithun's
St Swithun's

The coaching team will introduce girls to the games most modern skills and strategies helping the young players master both basic and advanced skills using methods adopted by international players. There will be a constant emphasis on fun and skill development with…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
ratingratingratingratingrating
20
AUG
Vehicles through the Ages at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Steam‐up Sunday again and this time there will be all kinds of vehicles on site to make the visit even more interesting. This year we are hoping to have a plethora of old buses as well. We will be all steamed up…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
ratingratingratingratingrating
22
AUG
Great Expectations
Osborne

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
ratingratingratingratingrating
22
AUG
Sensory Time Practitioner Course
TBC

Our Sensory Time classes encourage children to learn develop and grow in a safe and enabling environment. Parents can spend quality time making memories with their little ones safe in the knowledge that we have appropriate training and qualifications in place; in…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03300 432181
ratingratingratingratingrating
25
AUG
Victorious Festival
Victorious Festival

Widely known as one of the best value festivals in the country Victorious Festival is the UKs biggest metropolitan festival of music and family entertainment taking place over the weekend of 25 27 August 2017 in the spectacular seaside location of…

Location: 4.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: -
ratingratingratingratingrating
29
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Osborne House and Gardens

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
SEP
Heritage Open Day at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A chance to see the museum for FREE We are open again as part of this national scheme to help everyone get close to our amazing heritage.This year thanks to a donation from Taylor Wimpey we are going to be steaming up…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
ratingratingratingratingrating

Tourist Attractions


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visit the magnificent historic ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose as well as the fascinating Mary Rose Museum, Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations, an interactive attraction on the modern‐day Navy.Live and breathe our nation's naval heritage through three of the most important warships…

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth

Welcome to Blue Reef Aquarium in Southsea, Portsmouth, voted Visitor Attraction of the Year by Tourism South East. Blue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of wildlife attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world.Open‐top tanks allow close encounters with friendly…

Explosion Museum Of Naval Firepower

Welcome to Explosion, museum of Naval Firepower, situated on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire, UK ‐ tracing Naval ordnance from the Battle of Trafalgar to the Gulf War.Explosion, The Museum of Naval Firepower is an award winning, hands on, interactive museum telling the story of naval…

Action Stations

Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard takes you to the heart of today's modern Royal Navy. From the action movie Command Approved PG shown in our state of the art 275 seat cinema to the true to life helicopter, weapons and operations room simulators you'll soon find…

Bishops Waltham Palace

The ruins of a medieval palace together with later additions used by the bishops and senior clergy of Winchester as they travelled through their diocese. Winchester was the richest diocese in England, and its properties were grandiose and extravagantly appointed. Much of what can be seen today is…

Calshot Castle

Calshot castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539, as part of his chain of defences along the English south coast. At the time invasions were feared from either the French or Spanish navies and the Castle was built on a shingle spit close to the deep water…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Portchester? See our list of attractions in Portchester, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.