A jam-packed June is on the horizon!

May 9, 2019

We are edging closer to half way through 2019 and there’s a jam-packed June on the horizon in Hampshire! With celebrations, fete’s and entertainment throughout, there’s so much to keep you entertained it’s time to start planning your June adventures…

Don’t miss BRICKOSAURS! at Marwell Zoo! This world exclusive LEGO® brick experience will see 50 astonishing dinosaur sculptures inhabit Marwell Zoo, including a whopping 8-metre T-Rex! Get hands on with a host of extra activities including making your own creations at BRICKOSAURS Base Camp, a free spotter’s guide and more.

The Mary Rose
The Mary Rose

Step into Tudor England this June at The Mary Rose in Portsmouth, home of Henry VIII’s flagship and hundreds of the incredible objects found on-board. Discover the lives of her crew, from the officers to the ship’s dog!

For one night only, Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be performing an adaptation of Frances Hodges Burnett’s classic children’s story The Secret Garden at Exbury Gardens. This open-air performance will take place on Friday 21st June at 7pm, with tickets starting at £11 per person. 

The Watercress Line will transform itself into a bustling WW2 railway for its War on the Line event on the 15-16 June, which this year will also mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The event transports visitors back in time to the 1940s to experience the ‘Blitz Spirit’, and will feature re-enactors, live music, dancing and stalls selling retro wares. 

The National Collection of old-fashioned roses create an annual spectacle in Mottisfont’s walled gardens. Over 500 varieties of rose reach their peak in June, providing a feast for the senses. The gardens open at 9am in June, and close at 8pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings 6 – 22 June.

Be one of the first to explore Winchester Cathedral’s spectacular new exhibition Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation. This stunning exhibition space will take you on a journey through 1,000 years of history, unlocking Winchester Cathedral’s captivating stories and revealing some of the nation’s greatest treasures.

Head over and see incredible outdoor sculptures at Sir Harold Hillier Garden with a fun i-spy trail. Can you find the camouflaged chameleon hiding or the golden mouse? 


Join in the fun at the Milestones Summer Fete on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June. Enjoy a good old-fashioned family fete on the cobbled streets of Hampshire’s living history museum, with traditional games to have a go at, stalls to browse, tea and cake in our tea tent and much, much more! Special admission price just £3.50* *Terms and conditions apply. 

A highlight of Jane Austen Regency Week, Alton’s annual celebration of all things Austen, is the Summer Evening Opening at Jane Austen’s House Museum on Tuesday 25 June. An exclusive opportunity to explore the house after hours, visitors can enjoy pop-up talks, taking a look behind-the-scenes, and relaxing with tea and cake in Jane’s garden amid the heady scent of roses. 

Take the whole family along for an adventure to remember on a Family Canoeing tour with New Forest Activities. You’ll enjoy a fully guided 90-minute tour on the beautiful Beaulieu River in safe and stable ‘Canadian style’ canoes fitting up to 3 people per boat. Spot wildlife, see stunning views and most importantly, have tonnes of river fun! Suitable for all ages from 18+ months, all equipment provided.

Summer Fair at The Brickworks Museum is on Sunday 23rd June, 11.00 – 4.00. A blast of summer fun. The old factory will be all steamed up and there will be plenty of summery activities on offer. Lots for children to do, craft displays and stalls, animals, blacksmithing – a real country feel to the day. 

Treat your family this June to a full day out at the award-winning Hawk Conservancy Trust where children can take part in the brand new activity trail and the whole family can ‘Meet the Burrowers’ in all new immersive aviary. Nowhere else can you get so close to these cute and curious creatures as part of a full day immersed in nature!

Matilda The Musical heads to Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre
Matilda The Musical heads to Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre

The multi-award winning Matilda The Musical heads to Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre from Tuesday 11 June – Saturday 6 July. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. 

June will see a musical march down memory lane at Hurst Castle with 1940s singing duo sensation, The Land Girls. The talented duo will be entertaining visitors on Saturday 22nd June with shows at 1pm and 3pm.

The New Forest Heritage Centre will be holding its annual fun day on Saturday 22 June. For one day only we will have real animals in the Museum for visitors to meet!  There will be craft activities and games for all the family, and the Library will be open.

Armed Forces Day family event at Royal Victoria Country Park, Saturday 29th June 11am-4pm. Featuring a full-size replica Hawker Hurricane plane, musical entertainment, museum and charity stands, family activities and a world food court, there really is something for all the family!

Northwood String Orchestra is pleased to be playing in the Netley Chapel at 2pm on Saturday 8th June. They aim to bring a chill to the summer afternoon with Vivaldi ‘Winter’ from the Four Seasons, showcasing their soloist Ellabeth Little.  They will be previewing pieces from their next concert by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bach, Ireland and Britten with their conductor Malcolm Porter and leader Ellabeth Little.