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August Bank Holiday Weekend

When is August Bank Holiday 2017?

This Summer Bank Holiday weekend takes place in England on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of August 26th, 27th and 28th. So whether you're planning a city break, day-trip, or looking for events and fun things to do near you, this page will give you ideas and inspiration into what's on in South East England. And if you're looking for cost effective ways to keep the kids entertained, our family fun section is just for you.

With 300 miles of scenic coastline, hundreds of places to visit, and picturesque National Parks, the South East is your perfect British outdoor playground throughout the summer holidays, alive in August and brimming with a carnival atmosphere as it plays host to some of the most spectacular outdoor festivals and events.

From festivals and exhibitions to walks, music, children’s activities and free events, there really is something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful south, not to mention some of the UK's cleanest beaches. There are also plenty of events to enjoy your UK weekend break whatever the weather so if the forecast is poor, there’s still plenty of things to do on a rainy day.

Things to do this August Bank Holiday Weekend

  • There's plenty to see and do at Goodwood near Chichester including ultimate driving, golf, flying experiences and its fine Grade I listed stately home.
     
  • Buckinghamshire's Woburn Estate has something for everyone with a delightful abbey and gardens, golf club, hotel and not to mention one of the UK's highest rated safarai parks.
     
  • The National Trust's Petworth House has an exciting selection of family events throughout the summer with activity trails, giant games plus inspiration from William Shakespeare.
     
  • Oxfordshire's Finest Hour Experiences offer an exhilarating experience and unrivalled views of some of Britain's finest countryside and landmarks. Get 20% off all flights booked and flown before end of August using code SUMMER20 on checkout!
     
  • In West Sussex, Fontwell Park's end of summer racedays include Ladies Day on August 24th and their popular Family Fun Day on September 10th.
     
  • Arundel Castle presents History In Action from August 26th-28th. an opportunity to meet characters from The Stone Age,  Roman Gladiators, Norman Crusaders, 14th and 15th century Knights, Georgian Smugglers and Victorian street life.
     
  • If you're lucky enough to be visiting the South for a few days or longer, why not see what Amberley House Cottages has in store. They have a wonderful mix of self catering holiday accommodation from the Hampshire Downs in the west to Margate and the Isle of Thanet in the east.

What's on? Best August Bank Holiday Events

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Discovering Dinosaurs - Family Friendly Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

Discovering Dinosaurs - Family Friendly Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

Come along to the Museum and enjoy this new family friendly exhibition. Discover more about the fascinating world of dinosaurs with lots of fun facts...

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  1. Add Family Saturdays to your Itinerary

    Family Saturdays

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    Childrens Events

    Location

    Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jun 2016To12 May 2018

    Aspex is delighted to announce the start of 'Family Saturdays'!

    From Saturday 11 June Aspex will be transformed into a world of creativity, as families will be invited to take part in free artist-led arts and crafts activities.

    The sessions will take place in the gallery's new Learning Space, a...

  2. Add Lego Club to your Itinerary

    Lego Club

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    Worthing

    Dates

    From:
    4 Mar 2017To2 Jun 2018

    Lego Club is for all children aged 4+ who love to build with Lego. This is a fun informal group where we build to a theme each week (adherence optional!) have a FREE drink and a snack and then show and tell to round off the session.
    Meanwhile the grown ups can either join in the fun or be kicking...

  3. Add Hogs Back Brewery Tours to your Itinerary

    Hogs Back Brewery Tours

    Type

    Tour

    Location

    Tongham, Farnham

    Dates

    From:
    7 Mar 2017To31 Dec 2017

    All year round - Tongham

  4. Add Riches of the Earth at Waddesdon Manor to your Itinerary

    Riches of the Earth at Waddesdon Manor

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Aylesbury

    Dates

    From:
    22 Mar 2017To29 Oct 2017

    Riches of the Earth at Waddesdon Manor

  5. Add The Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament at Birdworld to your Itinerary

    The Terry Pratchett Owl Parliament at Birdworld

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Farnham

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2017To31 Dec 2017

    All year - 2017

  6. Add Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle  to your Itinerary

    Guided moat walk at Bodiam Castle

    Type

    Walking

    Location

    Bodiam, Robertsbridge

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2017To27 Oct 2017

    These short walks of 35-45 minutes around the castle grounds will give you a bit more insight into the location of the castle and the grounds around it. Discover about the mill pond and why there is a World War II pillbox in the grounds, plus some of the hidden secrets in the grounds. This walk...

  7. Add Bob's Safari Adventures at Woburn Safari Park to your Itinerary

    Bob's Safari Adventures at Woburn Safari Park

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Milton Keynes

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2017To21 Oct 2017

    Bob's Safari Adventures at Woburn Safari Park

  8. Add Ghost Tour of Guildford to your Itinerary

    Ghost Tour of Guildford

    Type

    Tour

    Location

    High Street, Guildford

    Dates

    From:
    14 Apr 2017To3 Nov 2017

    Every Friday Night - Guildford

  9. Add Monkey University at Monkey Haven to your Itinerary

    Monkey University at Monkey Haven

    Type

    Special Events

    Location

    NEWPORT

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2017To1 Oct 2017

    Talk times at Monkey Haven on Saturday 6th May

    11.30am: What are Macaques? 12.30pm: How primates communicate 1.30pm: How to protect Macaques with conservation education 2.30pm: Demo with the Barbary Macaques Clear your diaries for Saturday 6th May – as Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight is...

  10. Add Sculpture Exhibition  to your Itinerary

    Sculpture Exhibition

    Type

    Arts

    Location

    Hayward's Heath

    Dates

    From:
    12 May 2017To2 Oct 2017

    Borde Hill’s historic garden will be transformed into an outdoor gallery, providing the perfect backdrop for the 18th annual Sculpture Exhibition.
    10am, free with admission