SEE, DO & STAY

Wantage is surrounded by incredible countryside and is a hotspot for walkers and cyclists alike, enjoying the Ridgeway and the picturesque villages in the area. The iconic Uffington White Horse is just 7 miles away, and dated at some 3,000 years ago it's the oldest of it's kind in Britain.

If you're planning to visit Wantage allow time for a trip to the Vale & Downland Museum where you'll find plenty of tourist information along with lovely local gifts and a welcoming cafe. Places of interest nearby and varied accommodation options can be explored on the map below.

There's something for everyone to enjoy at events throughout the year in Wantage. A wide variety of shows and events are hosted at The Beacon and Shush Nightclub keeps the weekend party alive into the small hours. Live music happens each week at various venues and Music in the Marketplace busking performances are on Saturdays from 11am from May to September, weather permitting.

For the locals there's bustling activity on a regular basis with the Clubs & Societies and Performing Arts Groups, found on the The Wantage Website Directory.

Find out information on Local Attractions, What's On & Annual Events below.

Visit the Eat & Drink page for details of local restaurants, cafes and pubs.

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Local Attractions


What's On


Annual Events


Wantage Summer Festival Logo

Wantage Summer Festival

A varied programme of events, ranging from music & drama, to crafts, photography, historical talks & heritage walks.

Wantage Literary Festival

Wantage Literary Festival

8 days of fascinating events, featuring authors, comedians, poets, historians, afternoon tea & family friendly activities.

Wantage Autumn Festival

Wantage Autumn Festival

Wantage Dickensian Evening

Dickensian Evening

White Horse Folk Festival

White Horse Folk Festival

Folk music, dances & singing in various local venues with camping available at Grove Rugby Club. A friendly festival with opportunities for participation.

Wantage Music Festival

Wantage Music Festival

Wantage Carnival

Wantage Carnival

Fundraiser for local causes featuring giant funfair, live bands, market stalls, inflatables, car parade, licensed bar, Lenny's Lizards & grand raffle.

Grove and Wantage Extravaganza

Grove and Wantage Extravaganza

Entertainment & community fun for all the family, including food & drink stalls, live music, dog agility display, dog show competition, National Tug of War Championships.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

Free, fun packed family event in support of the armed forces & their families. Military displays, re-enactments, military vehicles, gaming tent, inflatables, food & live music.

What the Fest

What the Fest!

Sweatbox music festival featuring the best local bands plus kid's activities, bar, BBQ, inflatables, wellbeing area, bushcraft, potters wheel & more. Proceeds support Sweatbox Youth Centre.

Wantage Healthiness & Happiness Day

Wantage Healthiness & Happiness Day

Covering aspects of health & fitness, nutrition, mental health, holistic & spiritual healing & beauty treatments. Includes local business stalls, raffle & fitness & dance demos.