Events in & around Alresford

This page provides details of forthcoming events as provided by the organisers of those events. Organisations wishing to include an entry on this page should e-mail the content and it will be included at the next update. There is no charge for non-profit making organisations. Commercial events can be included but there is a small charge for such entries. Please e-mail for details. Whilst we prefer e-mail you can telephone 01962 773185.

The Watercress Line has a full programme of events throughout the year details of which can be found on their web site.

There is a street market in Broad Street every Thursday morning and Continental Markets on some Saturdays and Sundays during the year between April and December. (Dates below if applicable). Alresford Country Market takes place at the Community Centre from 9.00 - 11.30 every Thursday.

For details of the Theatre Royal, Winchester productions click here The Screen at Winchester 0870 066 4777

For details of events at Gilbert White's House & Garden and the Oates Collection click here

Gardens open to the public around Alresford

New Alresford Town Council meetings

Do you need a venue for your event?

Details of Regular & Recurring Events


Forthcoming Events


30 March - 8 April
Alresford Station
Easter Days out with Thomas Watercress Line
Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line. Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller. www.watercressline.co.uk


Saturday 31 March
9.00 - 3.00
Broad Street
French Market Once again the French Market pays Alresford a visit with authentic produce.


Saturday 7 April
2:30pm
Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society SPRING SHOW with refreshments featuring home-baking. Relax over a special afternoon tea with waitress service, before admiring our cheerful display of spring designs and flowers. Entry & parking FREE, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


14th April
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Saturday 21st April
11.00am – 3.00pm
Sun Hill Infant School
SAVE THE DATE - GOLDEN ‘60’s FESTIVAL
50th Birthday
Fun for ALL the family - All are Welcome
Have generations of your family attended the school over the last 50 years? If so find out about our
'Golden Tree of Relationships'


Saturday 21st April
7.30 p.m.
The Church of the Good Shepherd Four Marks GU34 5AA
Alder Valley Brass
Tickets: £8 each in advance £10 each on the night 5-16 year olds free Available via www.aldervalleybrass.org.uk and payable via PayPal.

Monday 24 April
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk "Border Design" with Rosie Yeomans well-known horticulture lecturer & contributor to Gardeners' World Magazine. Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


Friday 11 & Saturday 12 May
Friday 2 - 5pm, Saturday 9:30 - 1pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley, SO24 0DS
Ropley Horticultural Society Plant Sale. Locally grown bedding, specimen plants, vegetables & perennials. Come early to get the best choice! Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425

12th May
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Saturday 12th May
7.30 pm
St. John’s Church, Alresford
Luminosa performs the dramatic Messe Solonnelle by Louis Vierne with guest Richard Pearce, International Concert Organist. Also John Rutter’s Requiem and the Chamber Choir will sing the beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine by Faure and Four Motets by Durufle. Tickets at £15 from Six West, Alresford or boxoffice@luminosamusic.com



Saturday 12th May
8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Cheriton Village Hall, Cheriton SO24 0PZ
CHERITON SESSIONS PRESENTS AN EVENING OF LIVE FOLK WITH DEAN DYSON. A singer-songwriter and lifetime troubadour, Dean’s music and, in particular his distinctive voice, is mellow and life-affirming … so little wonder that he has become an Internet sensation with his viral videos being seen by millions. Tickets available at £10 from Cheriton Stores, The Flower Pots Inn and online (fees apply) at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheritonsessions [For further information see www.deandyson.com and www.cheritonsessions.yolasite.com]


Sunday 20 May
10.00 - 4.00
Town Centre
Alresford Watercress Festival.
On the third Sunday of May each year, this beautiful market town becomes the site of a huge street festival. Over 80 stalls showcase the very best local food and drink producers. Others sell arts, crafts, jewellery and clothing, items for house, garden and much else besides. A free fun day out for all the family. www.watercressfestival.org


Saturday June 9
10.00am - Midnight
Arlebury Park, SO24 9EP
Alresford Music Festival
A one day music event showcasing a diverse range of music styles from both established and emerging local talent. Now in now in its 9th year the festival has grown since its inception in 2010 to become one of the most anticipated events of the Alresford year. www.alresfordmusicfestival.com


16th June
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


14th July
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 30 July
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk on " What the Judge is Looking For (Flowers at the shows)" with Pip Bensley, NAFAS & RHS accredited judge in Floral & Floral Art. Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


Saturday 18 August
Doors open 2:30pm
Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society SUMMER SHOW Entry free, and home-made refreshments available. You can see the best of our flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, cookery, craft and photographs. Entry & parking FREE, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


8th September
10.00am - 12.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 24 September
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk on" Making the Most of Bulbs " with Steven Bradley, freelance garden writer and broadcaster.Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


13th October
10.00am - 12.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 29 October
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk "Time for a Seasonal Garden Review with Nicola Baldwin, well-regarded Hampshire garden designer.Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


10th November
10.00am - 12.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 26 November
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk" Idyllic Italian Gardens" with Rosemary Legrand, experienced public speaker & photographer. Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


15th December
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Regular Events

Your Weekend Starts Here

1st Saturday Each Month
Alresford Methodist Church Lounge
9.30 – 11.30am

Tea and Coffee, Bacon Butties, Warm Croissants, Papers to Read, Knit for Charity, Jigsaw Challenge, Colour & Chill Out, Always Expect a Warm Welcome

Donations to our Chosen Charity


Alresford Health Walk, Every Tuesday at 1.30pm, meeting
opposite the entrance to Alresford Recreation Centre (The Avenue)

These FREE walks are an hour long (approx. 2 ½ - 3 miles) and are led by trained walk leaders.

For further details contact Lydia on 01962 848725 or llockhart@winchester.gov.uk

No need to book - just turn up.


Do you need a venue for your event? The following are available for hire:

Community Centre
01962 732057

The Old Goods Shed, Alresford Station
01962 733810 or
e-mail

Alresford Golf Club,
Cheriton Road, Tichborne Down, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0PN Tel: 01962 733746

Alresford Recreation Centre
Arlebury Park
01962 732079

Bishop's Sutton Village Hall
Vera - 07717 353159

Christy Hall, Old Alresford
Diane Cox- 01962 735388

Bighton Village Hall
Gail Johnson - 01962 736556
www.bighton.org.uk

Cheriton Village Hall
Penny Scott
01962 771 263
- website

Itchen Abbas Village Hall
Jenny Sloan - 0796 911 3630 - www.iaavillagehall.co.uk

Ropley Parish Hall
Norma Day - 01962 772267