What’s on in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Are you looking for “Hampshire events near me” or further afield, such as in the Isle of Wight? Then use our handy filter below. You can search from a range of destinations including Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, the Isle of Wight and more.

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Exhibition: Satire and Scandal

3rd Jan 2024 - 17th Apr 2024

Jane Austen’s House

This colourful display dives into the brutal and hilarious world of Georgian cartoons that Jane Austen and her contemporaries would have known... 

Exhibition: The Making of Pride and Prejudice

3rd Jan 2024 - 31st Mar 2024

Jane Austen’s House

This exhibition follows the extraordinary journey of  Pride and Prejudice , Jane Austen’s most beloved novel, from first draft to... 

Home Education Classes

5th Jan 2024 - 22nd Mar 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Fridays in term-time 5 January – 22 March 2024 5, 12, 19 & 26 January 2, 9 & 23 February 1, 8, 15 & 22 March  ... 

Herbert Ponting & The Great White Silence

16th Jan 2024 - 1st Apr 2024

Gilbert White’s House & Garden

To mark the 100th anniversary of Herbert Ponting’s film The Great White Silence Gilbert White’s House and Garden’s will be putting on a... 

Heath Robinson at War exhibition

20th Jan 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Mottisfont

Over 50 artworks of humorous drawings from both World Wars, demonstrating Heath Robinson's ability to counter the horrors of war with gentle... 

Biggest Garden Explorer

1st Feb 2024 - 30th Jun 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Self-guided family fun at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Spot the biggest and best. Look out for different textures, colours and shapes. What... 

Mark Thompson in the Moonlight : A Talk

15th Feb 2024 - 30th Jun 2024

Winchester Cathedral

Climate Change, the Planets and Us. Famous science broadcaster and author, Mark Thompson, shares his enthusiasm for the moon, planets and... 

An Egg-cellent Spring

16th Feb 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Saturday 16 March – Sunday 14 April   Self-Guided Family Fun Egg-tra enjoyment with activities and fun at Sir Harold Hilier Gardens.... 

Silent disco under the moon for children

17th Feb 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Winchester Cathedral

Fun for all the family, grab your dancing shoes for an unforgettable evening as you dance like no one's watching under the moon. Don’t miss... 

Silent disco under the moon for adults

17th Feb 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Winchester Cathedral

Invite your friends and grab your dancing shoes for an unforgettable disco under the moon. Don’t miss your opportunity to dance the... 

The Brick Event

24th Feb 2024 - 25th Feb 2024

Army Flying Museum

Love LEGO®? The Brick People will be at the Army Flying Museum on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February offering a wide range of LEGO®... 

Sculptural Interventions – Outdoor Sculptors Exhibition

24th Feb 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Saturday 24 February – Sunday 14 April, 10am – 5pm Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is hosting Chapel Arts Studios inaugural Emerging... 

Double Crossed

26th Feb 2024 - 26th Feb 2024

Army Flying Museum

At the age of 23, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy. Ambushed, he led a charge across open... 

Double Crossed

26th Feb 2024 - 26th Feb 2024

Army Flying Museum

At the age of 23, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy. Ambushed, he led a charge across open... 

“Those who are dependent on us”: the Family Networks behind Scott’s Terra Nova expedition, 1910-1913

29th Feb 2024 - 29th Feb 2024

Gilbert White’s House & Garden

Many have heard of Captain Scott’s ‘Race to the South Pole’, and the tragic deaths of the British Polar Party. However, this... 

Luxury Chocolate Making – Workshop

3rd Mar 2024 - 3rd Mar 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sunday 3 March, 10.30am – 12.30pm or 2pm – 4pm Treat your mum to a chocolate making workshop. You’ll be tutored in making your very... 

Night Sky Live

5th Mar 2024 - 5th Mar 2024

Winchester Science Centre

Are you ready for a family astro adventure? Head outside with us and discover the stars and planets of the night sky, live! Have you ever... 

Guided House Tour: Obstinate Headstrong Girls

8th Mar 2024 - 8th Mar 2024

Jane Austen’s House

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a very special tour of Jane Austen’s House, focusing on some of the remarkable and unruly women... 

Afternoon tea with mum

9th Mar 2024 - 10th Mar 2024

Furzey Gardens

Celebrate Mother’s day with afternoon tea at Furzey Gardens. The thatched tea room offers the perfect place for you to treat your mum in a... 

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

10th Mar 2024 - 10th Mar 2024

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Indulge in an unforgettable Afternoon Tea Experience at Bombay Sapphire Distillery this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a Champagne Gin Cocktail and... 

Mother’s Day Cinema Night

10th Mar 2024 - 10th Mar 2024

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Book an unforgettable experience this Mother’s Day and surprise them with tickets to Bombay Sapphire Distillery’s Cinema Night on Sunday... 

Guided House Tour: Mother’s Day Special

10th Mar 2024 - 10th Mar 2024

Jane Austen’s House

A perfect Mothers’ Day treat, this special tour will celebrate mothers in Jane Austen’s life and works, and explore the House in which Jane... 

Mother’s Day Paddle to the Pub with New Forest Activities

10th Mar 2024 - 10th Mar 2024

New Forest Activities

Treat Mum to the Mother of all gifts this Mother's Day; a wonderful paddle to the pub on the Beaulieu River with New Forest Activities. You'll... 

Boom & Bloom

16th Mar 2024 - 15th Apr 2024

Winchester Science Centre

Hop on over to Winchester Science Centre this spring for the return of Boom & Bloom between Saturday 16th March and Monday 15th April,... 

Gilbert’s Garden: Open Greenhouse Day

20th Mar 2024 - 20th Mar 2024

Gilbert White’s House & Garden

The greenhouse will be busy as the propagating team prepare plants for this season’s planting and sales. Meet the team, find out about our... 

Where’s Mrs Ladybird?

23rd Mar 2024 - 23rd Mar 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

A live hide and seek story for tiny people to share with their grown-ups. We’re looking for Mrs Ladybird and you can come too, as all our... 

Canoe Easter Egg Hunt with New Forest Activities

23rd Mar 2024 - 12th Apr 2024

New Forest Activities

Looking for Easter Activities for the whole family? Enjoy a fun-filled guided paddle with New Forest Activities, along the Beaulieu River in... 

Record-breaking Birds Egg Hunt

23rd Mar 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Gilbert White’s House & Garden

There are some brilliant birds in the world and on this year’s egg hunt you will find out all about them! Hunt for ten eggs hidden in Gilbert... 

Spring Market

24th Mar 2024 - 24th Mar 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Your first chance to visit the Museum in 2024! Join us for our unique spring market as we wake the site from the long winter closure.... 

Antarctic Season 2024: Herbert Ponting and Lawrence Oates: illustrated talk by Anne Strathie

28th Mar 2024 - 28th Mar 2024

Gilbert White’s House & Garden

Lawrence Oates was only one of many expedition members Herbert Ponting photographed and filmed during Robert Scott’s Terra Nova expedition.... 

Easter Fun at Fort Nelson

29th Mar 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Come and have a great free family day out at Fort Nelson this Easter. As well as a brilliant Bunny Bingo trail, we are excited to tell you... 

Easter Archery Tournament at New Forest Activities

29th Mar 2024 - 8th Apr 2024

New Forest Activities

Want an activity so good you’ll drop your Easter bonnet? Join New Forest Activities for some target shooting with a twist! Learn how to... 

The Great Big Golden Egg Hunt

29th Mar 2024 - 1st Apr 2024

Longdown Activity Farm

What better place to celebrate Easter than at Longdown Activity Farm where you will be surrounded by chicks and Easter bunnies? Who will find... 

Easter Bunny Train

29th Mar 2024 - 1st Apr 2024

The Watercress Line

Enjoy this brand new event this Easter! Come and meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy Easter themed activities across the railway, including: - Hop... 

Guided House Tour: Easter Special

30th Mar 2024 - 30th Mar 2024

Jane Austen’s House

Join Jane Austen's House to celebrate the Easter weekend with a very special tour. This unique tour will take inspiration from Easter... 

Salisbury Big Band Concert

30th Mar 2024 - 30th Mar 2024

Army Flying Museum

Join the Celebration: Experience the magic of the Salisbury Big Band live at their upcoming performance at the Army Flying Museum at 7pm on... 

Pond Dipping

2nd Apr 2024 - 11th Apr 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Tuesday 2 April, Thursday 4 April, Tuesday 9 April and Thursday 11 April Sessions available from 10.30am - last session at 2.30pm ... 

Outdoor Adventure Holiday Club

3rd Apr 2024 - 10th Apr 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Wednesday 3 April & Wednesday 10 April   Want to be an outdoor explorer? The Ofsted registered Outdoor Learning Company will be... 

The Brick People bring LEGO® back to the Museum

3rd Apr 2024 - 4th Apr 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Guess who’s back. Back again.  THE BRICK PEOPLE  are back. Tell a friend. We are delighted to welcome The Brick People back to the... 

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

4th Apr 2024 - 4th Apr 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

Drawing on the wealth of peculiar episodes from both Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Box Tale Soup invite you down the... 

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science

5th Apr 2024 - 5th Apr 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen it before. Designed for children and adults alike, Mark’s... 

Family Archaeology: Saxons

5th Apr 2024 - 5th Apr 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Friday 5 April, 10am – 12.30pm Learn about the Saxons! Be an archaeologist and join us at the purpose-built trench and find hidden... 

Simply Aston Martin

7th Apr 2024 - 7th Apr 2024

Beaulieu

All Aston Martin owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 7th April and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a... 

Spot’s Birthday Party

10th Apr 2024 - 10th Apr 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF DAVID WALLIAMS ‘MR STINK’ SAM BRADSHAW PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS SPOT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY WORDS AND SONGS BY GUY UNSWORTH... 

Meccano at the Museum

10th Apr 2024 - 10th Apr 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Join The Brickworks Museum for an interactive day of Meccano! Invented in 1898 (just one year after our factory was founded) Meccano is an... 

Simply Audi

14th Apr 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Beaulieu

All Audi owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 14th April and park up in the National Motor Museum grounds, for a superb day that... 

Simply Italian

21st Apr 2024 - 21st Apr 2024

Beaulieu

All Italian car owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 21st April and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a... 

Organ Concert : Olivier Latry

27th Apr 2024 - 21st Apr 2024

Winchester Cathedral

Celebrating the completion of the Cathedral's organ restoration. Join us for an evening of spectacular music on our newly restored organ... 

Spring Steam Up

28th Apr 2024 - 28th Apr 2024

The Brickworks Museum

As spring sweeps in we wake the Brickworks’ Machinery from its winter slumber for the first of our grand steam events of 2024. We will be... 

Steamship Shieldhall Queen Anne Launch Event Cruise

3rd May 2024 - 3rd May 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Join us on board Shieldhall and witness the maiden departure from Southampton of Cunard’s newest ship, and the fourth in their current fleet,... 

BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair

3rd May 2024 - 5th May 2024

Beaulieu

Tickets are now on sale for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair taking place in the stunning grounds of Beaulieu from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th... 

Movie Magic

4th May 2024 - 4th May 2024

Army Flying Museum

Come along to the Army Flying Museum to experience the magic of authentic memorabilia from some of your favourite movies – from Russell... 

Steamship Shieldhall Steam to the Solent Cruise with the Selsey Shantymen

4th May 2024 - 4th May 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Steam down Southampton Water to the Solent, passing cruise ships in berth, and on your return see a number of cruise ships depart - always the... 

Steamship Shieldhall Rogation Sunday Service followed by Port Cruise

5th May 2024 - 5th May 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Shieldhall Southampton Docks Cruise to mark Rogation Sunday. We will pass along the Port of Southampton getting close to both the Container... 

Portsmouth Comic Con 2024

11th May 2024 - 12th May 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

Portsmouth Comic Con returns to Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th May 2024, presenting the best in comic, film, TV and pop... 

Spring Autojumble

18th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

Beaulieu

Spring Autojumble will return on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2024! The one-stop-shop for all your classic motoring needs, whether you are... 

You Are The Sun

25th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

£6 for an adult & child ticket. Show times 11am and 12:30pm. Suitable for ages 0-2. You are the Sun is a very first opera for babies... 

Day Out With Thomas

25th May 2024 - 2nd Jun 2024

The Watercress Line

Peep, peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet some of your... 

Simply VW

26th May 2024 - 26th May 2024

Beaulieu

Owners of VWs are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 26th May and park up in the National Motor Museum grounds, for a superb day that... 

Mayfest at the Museum

26th May 2024 - 26th May 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Family-friendly fun at the Brickworks Museum returns with Mayfest – a celebration of spring. Featuring our fun dog show (one of the... 

Andy And The Odd Socks

27th May 2024 - 27th May 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

Straight off the TV and onto the live stage, Andy and the Odd Socks bring their brilliant madcap mix of songs, slapstick and silliness to life... 

Pond Dipping

28th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Tuesday 28 May and Thursday 30 May Sessions from 10.30am - last session at 2.30pm (Weather permitting) What is lurking in our ponds?... 

Steamship Shieldhall D-Day 80th themed cruised to the Solent (Lepe)

8th Jun 2024 - 8th Jun 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Operation Overlord, launched on D-Day - 6th June 1944 - was the largest military invasion in history, with 156,000 troops landing on the... 

Steamship Shieldhall D-Day 80 Theme Cruise to Portsmouth Harbour

9th Jun 2024 - 9th Jun 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

By the spring of 1944 southern England was fast becoming a huge armed camp, as men, vehicles, stores and ammunition moved to their marshalling... 

Steamship Shieldhall Round the Island Race Sailing

15th Jun 2024 - 15th Jun 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Spend a leisurely day on the Solent, enjoying the spectacle of the Round the Island Yacht Race from the great viewing platform of the... 

Steamship Shieldhall Steam to the Solent Cruise and see Cruise Ships depart

16th Jun 2024 - 16th Jun 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Steam down Southampton Water to the Solent, passing cruise ships in berth, and on your return see a number of cruise ships depart - always the... 

Magic, Myths and Mystery

23rd Jun 2024 - 23rd Jun 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Delve into the realms of magic and mystery with this all new event from The Brickworks Museum. Have your fortune told, taste strange foods from... 

Steamship Shieldhall Sunset Music Cruise

5th Jul 2024 - 5th Jul 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Get your weekend off to a relaxed start with a leisurely cruise on Southampton Water to the Solent, passing lots of marine traffic on our... 

Steamship Shieldhall Hampshire Food Festival Cruise to the Eastern Solent, inclusive of a 2-course Hampshire Fare inspired buffet

7th Jul 2024 - 6th Jul 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

The award-winning Hampshire Food Festival is now in its nineteenth year. Popular with residents and visitors to the county, the month-long... 

Music in the Gardens – Summer Soul Picnic Concert

12th Jul 2024 - 12th Jul 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Friday 12 July 2024, 7.30pm – 10.30pm Held at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Get onboard the soul train and join us for this spectacular... 

Steamship Shieldhall Steam to the Solent Cruise and see Cruise Ships depart

13th Jul 2024 - 13th Jul 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Steam down Southampton Water to the Solent, passing cruise ships in berth, and on your return see a number of cruise ships depart - always the... 

Steamship Shieldhall Cruise to see the Solent Forts

14th Jul 2024 - 14th Jul 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

The Palmerston Forts built around Britain in the second half of the 19th century represent the country’s largest ever defensive building... 

Hampshire Hawks v Essex T20

19th Jul 2024 - 19th Jul 2024

Utilita Bowl

Vitality Blast is the local T20 cricket celebration in Hampshire, an action-packed competition! Hampshire Hawks are the most successful... 

Back in Time

21st Jul 2024 - 21st Jul 2024

The Brickworks Museum

A jump back into yesteryear with Back in Time at The Brickworks Museum. Explore our unique Victorian factory and see the machinery under... 

Steamship Shieldhall Cowes Week Launch Event Cruise

27th Jul 2024 - 27th Jul 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Steam down Southampton Water to the Solent, and pass the cruise ships in berth. We will see the yachts racing at Cowes Week, and enjoy the... 

Steamship Shieldhall Solent Cruise with the Southampton Salty Sea Dogs Shantyband

28th Jul 2024 - 28th Jul 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Steam down Southampton Water to the Solent, passing cruise ships in berth, and on your return see a number of cruise ships depart - always the... 

Meccano at the Museum

7th Aug 2024 - 7th Aug 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Join The Brickworks Museum for an interactive day of Meccano! Invented in 1898 (just one year after our factory was founded) Meccano is an... 

ABBA – Tribute Picnic Concert

10th Aug 2024 - 10th Aug 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Saturday 10 August 2024, 7.30pm – 10.30pm   One of the longest established & most authentic ABBA tributes, ABBAMAGIC UK presents... 

Steamship Shieldhall Sunset Music Cruise

16th Aug 2024 - 16th Aug 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Get your weekend off to a relaxed start with a leisurely cruise on Southampton Water to the Solent, passing lots of marine traffic on our... 

Steamship Shieldhall Cruise to The Needles

17th Aug 2024 - 17th Aug 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Cruise down Southampton Water to the Solent, then head west along the New Forest Coast, travelling out beyond Hurst Castle and the Needles... 

Steamship Shieldhall Cruise to Portsmouth Harbour

18th Aug 2024 - 18th Aug 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Shieldhall will be returning to Portsmouth Harbour, home to the Royal Navy - an exciting opportunity to view Britain’s naval vessels and the... 

The Brick People bring LEGO bricks back to the Museum

21st Aug 2024 - 22nd Aug 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Guess who’s back. Back again.  THE BRICK PEOPLE  are back. Tell a friend. We are delighted to welcome The Brick People back to the... 

Family Music in the Gardens – Picnic Concert

24th Aug 2024 - 24th Aug 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Saturday 24 August 2024 Concert 7pm to 9.30pm approx. Join the talented 75-piece orchestra and singers, Pops Incorporated UK.... 

Roads and Rails

25th Aug 2024 - 25th Aug 2024

The Brickworks Museum

This August we pay homage to roads and rails – an exciting day of cars, buses and trains. Jo in us as we enjoy a wheel-y great family day... 

OUTDOOR CINEMA – FRONTIER SAPIENS ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL

29th Aug 2024 - 29th Aug 2024

Royal Victoria Country Park

Join us for an evening under the stars watching a collection of extraordinary short films featuring epic adventures, cultural stories and... 

Heritage Open Days

11th Sep 2024 - 12th Sep 2024

The Brickworks Museum

See the Museum for free! In celebration of Heritage Open Days – a national event that aims to make heritage accessible to all – we throw... 

Steamship Shieldhall Heritage Open Day Sailing

14th Sep 2024 - 14th Sep 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Shieldhall Southampton Docks Cruise to mark Heritage Open Days. Pass the cruise ships and see the mighty container ships at close quarters. The... 

Steamship Shieldhall Boat Show Cruise

15th Sep 2024 - 15th Sep 2024

Steamship Shieldhall

Cruise on Shieldhall as we explore the Southampton Docks, passing the Boat Show taking place on Mayflower Park, before steaming to The Solent.... 

On Track

29th Sep 2024 - 29th Sep 2024

The Brickworks Museum

The trains are taking over the Museum in September.  Ride the rails as  autumn  sets in at The Brickworks Museum. Our... 

Autumn Steam Up

27th Oct 2024 - 27th Oct 2024

The Brickworks Museum

One of our favourite events of the year – Autumn at the ‘works celebrates the traditional changing of the seasons when the brickmakers... 

The Brick People bring LEGO® back to the Museum

30th Oct 2024 - 31st Oct 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Guess who’s back. Back again.  THE BRICK PEOPLE  are back. Tell a friend. We are delighted to welcome The Brick People back to the... 

Christmas at The Brickworks

24th Nov 2024 - 24th Nov 2024

The Brickworks Museum

The Museum’s Christmas steam event  – see the site shining in the glow of Christmas lights and decorations to begin the festive... 

Children’s Christmas Special

8th Dec 2024 - 8th Dec 2024

The Brickworks Museum

Our smallest but sweetest event of the year is dedicated to everyone who truly believes in magic 😉 Tickets to meet Father Christmas will... 

The Snow Queen – A Frozen Adventure

17th Dec 2024 - 30th Dec 2024

Portsmouth Guildhall

Join the Snow Queen and her sister on a frozen adventure to reclaim her crown and learn how to use her magical powers for good. With evil... 


Events in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Looking for things to do in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? Then look no further. Hampshire has a lot of fantastic events to suit everyone including:

  • Activity trails
  • Seasonal activities
  • Food events
  • Festivals
  • Sporting events
  • Theatre and concert performances
  • Comedy events

Our list is continually updated with fresh events in Hampshire so be sure to check back for new and exciting days out. Come rain or shine, there will be an amazing Hampshire event to visit.

You might also enjoy the below itineraries with specific activities in some of the South’s biggest cities:

Things to do in Winchester
Things to do on the Isle of Wight
Things to do in Southampton
Things to do in Portsmouth

Plus, you can save money on Hampshire attractions with our vouchers.