Defintely, almost all the acts will be family friendly but to add to the fun there will also be a chance for kids to try circus skills, get their face painted and just join in the fun. On the Sunday the action all move to Oram's Arbour park in the North of the city and it is a great day for families to have a picnic, relax and just enjoy the fun.
The Winchester Hat Fair starts on Friday the 30th of June this year and finishes on Sunday the 2nd of July. The first two days are set within different locations throughout the city and then on the 3rd day the majority of the action moves to Oram's Arbour park in the north of the city.
The Winchester Hat Fair is a free event open to everyone and anyone who visits the city of Winchester over the weekend. Some shows do require a ticket but this is becuase of restrictions on the venues and the tickets are still free. To grab some tickets head over to the Hatfair Website.
While the Hat Fair is free please keep in mind that after each great performance the performer will pass around the hat and if you enjoyed the show you should make a donation.
For more details on what's on head over to the Hat Fair website but for now here is a list of all the acts and shows due to perform this year at the Hat Fair Festival.
An impressive collection of entertainment, events and learning experiences all found in one city over one weekend.
The events take place across the city of Winchester and to help you navigate from one to the other I've embedded a handy google map showing the main performance locations.
Winchester is full of great places to eat. Plus, during the Hat Fair there will also be food stalls selling the best of Hampshire produce dotted about across the city such as mouth watering Buffalo Burgers.
However, to help make your choices easier here are three of our favourite family friendly restaurants in Winchester
Winchester has a wide varity of accomodation options both in and around the city. But to keep it simple here are three recommendations for great places to stay during the Winchester Hat Fair
This four star hotel sits in the centre of the city a stone throws from Winchester Cathedral and right in the heart of the Hat Fair fun during the first two days. Therefore, if you need to take a breather from all the fun you can simply pop back to the hotel and chill out in the bar overlooking the Catherdral grounds.
The Mecure Winchester has 94 rooms in total with 2 family rooms and the ability to have ajoining rooms on request. It has a bar and restuarant serving brasserie style meals and breakfast in the morning. The hotel also includes free wi-fi.
This large, modern, hotel sits a short walk outside the city centre and only five miniutes from Winchester Railway Station. It boasts some of the biggest rooms in Winchester and also has a Spa, Gym and Pool available for guest use (Spa treatments are extra).
It has a choice of rooms starting with a classic double and ranging all the way up to a junior suite. It has a large bar and restuarant service breakfast through to dinner. The restaurant area also includes a lovely outdoor area to enjoy the sunshine with a glass of Pimms or a luxury afternoon tea.
If you are looking for some grandeous luxury during your visit to the Winchester Hat Fair then Lainston House is for you. This 17th Century Country House sits on the outskirts of the city including a 3 AA Rosette Resturant, a gym, 2 tennis courts and fabulous country walks. In fact there is so much to do you may forget about the Hat Fair if you are not careful.
The Winchester Hat Fair is a festival of street art that takes place in the city of Winchester, in Hampshire, from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July.
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