Summer Activities in and around Petersfield

With the warmer weather and longer days sticking around for a while, we’ve compiled a list of activities you can enjoy this summer.

To make it even easier for you, we’ve created a handy key to help you quickly find the best options, whether you’re planning a solo adventure or looking for family-friendly fun:

Free Entry

Family Friendly



Open All Summer

One Off Event

Visit Glibert White’s House and explore the beautiful gardens. There are always events on to entertain the little ones or have a fun evening with friends. Have a look at their events page here. (Family friendly, Outdoor, Indoor, Open All Summer)

Enjoy a day out at Durleighmarsh Pick Your Own shop, from strawberries, blackcurrents to broad beans and carrots. (Family Friendly, Outdoor, Open All Summer)

Take a dip at the Petersfield Pool this summer to cool down. Keep an eye out for their fun events too, check out their website here. (Family Friendly, Outdoor,  Open All Summer)

Embrace the South Downs in the best way possible at the South Downs Show this summer! Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th August. For more information about tickets click here.(Family Friendly, Outdoor, One Off Event)

Looking for something to do on the August Summer Bank Holiday? Visit the Summer Festival located in the heart of Petersfield – Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August.(Free Entry, Family Friendly, Outdoor, One Off Event)

Looking for a way to cool off? Why not make a splash at Petersfield Lake on the rowboats and pedalos. For opening time and dates check their facebook page here. (Family Friendly, Outdoor)

Want to enjoy a nice treat? Why not grab an ice cream from Dylan’s or Chinwags which are now home to Mooka Gelato. Enjoy these in the shelter inside or outside if not too hot! (Family Friendly, Outdoor, Indoor)

Want to make the most of the warmer weather and longer evenings? Visit one of the many local camping grounds. Check our Where To Stay page for more information.(Family Friendly, Outdoor)

Visit the local market and buy yourself fresh ingredients for a nice summer lunch or dinner. Every Wednesday and Saturday at 8AM – 3PM. Located in the town square of Petersfield. (Free Entry, Family Friendly, Outdoor, Open All Summer)

Visit an outdoor cinema and enjoy your favourite films, our What’s On page can show you all their local listings. (Family Friendly, Outdoor)

Visit Stansted Summer Festival Saturday 13th -Sunday 14th July. For more information click here. (Family Friendly, Outdoor, One Off Event)

Want to support local businesses this summer? Visit QECP Summer Makers Market and support local businesses. Sunday 14th July  (Free Entry, Family Friendly, Indoor, One Off Event) 

Enjoy a day out at Sky Park Deer Farm, with an abundance of family friendly events on throughout the summer, it’s a great way to entertain the whole family! Visit their website here. (Family Friendly, Outdoor, Open All Summer)

To find more information about events happening this summer, check out our What’s On page here.

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To see awesome events happening near you, CLICK HERE and don’t forget to submit your own events to our “What’s On” page for the chance to be featured.