Must see 2022 events and attractions in Hampshire & Isle of Wight!

December 17, 2021
Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm

It’s set to be an amazing year for Hampshire’s Top Attractions with so much planned there’s going to be an exciting variety of Hampshire 2022 events suitable for all ages, there’s something for everyone to love! Keep reading to plan your 2022 Hampshire events and days out!

There’s lots happening at The Watercress Line through the year, from family events like Day Out With Thomas, Wizard Week, and Steam Illuminations, to nostalgic events like War On The Line and 50’s & 60’s Weekend, as well as steam galas, dining, and real ale evenings. There’s something for everyone! 

Celebrate 20 Years of Winchester Science Centre wow moments in 2022. Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy some of the Science Centre’s best live show themes and demos from the past 20 years – all with a retro 2002 twist.

Paultons Park is excited to announce the opening of a brand-new junior coaster, Farmyard Flyer! Flying into Tornado Springs on 1st April 2022, take to the driving seat of Farmer Flo’s harvesting plane and soar through the sky. Keep your eyes peeled for Flo’s dog, Benji whilst on your travels!

Thruxton is set for a packed season of motorsport in 2022, highlighted by two visits from the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and a summer visit from the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The fastest circuit in the UK will also host the British Trucks, the Classic Sports Car Club, and the annual, not to be missed, Thruxton Historic. Tickets for all events are on sale now.

It’s set to be a fantastic year on the unique island with something for everyone.  From adventures in the countryside to fun by the sea for the perfect family break, sampling quality produce from top chefs, to searching out a year-long list of fun experiences for all ages across the Island.

Wallop Wheels & Wings is back, bigger and better than ever! Buy your tickets for the Army Flying Museum’s flagship event on Saturday 2nd July 2022 to see some of the finest classic aircraft and vehicles in the UK showcased on the Army Air Corps airfield!

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 16: A general view as fans cheer during The Hundred match between Southern Brave Men and Oval Invincibles Men at The Ageas Bowl on August 16, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

2022 is set to be an exciting one at The Ageas Bowl as England take on India and South Africa in two high-stakes Vitality IT20s while seeing the return of The Hundred, Vitality Blast, and a summer of Hampshire Cricket’s matches. Don’t miss out on an action-packed year!

Have you seen what’s planned at Whitchurch Silk Mill? Their Winter Light’s spectacular is returning in a blaze of glory from 28th January to 6th February to this historic Mill in the heart of rural Hampshire. Visit to enjoy a magical illuminated walk through the Mill’s past will weave itself through the Mill and gardens. Light and audio installations will delight visitors with the Mill’s living weaving heritage in ways like never before!

There are loads going on at The Mayflower Theatre, The Nutcracker from 29 March – 2 April 2022 with family tickets available for performances Tuesday-Thursday!  School of Rock from 18 – 23 April 2022 is the global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black. Sooty’s Magic Show on 24 April 2022 is a treat for the whole family – including a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after and Disney’s multi-award-winning musical The Lion King is set to visit 8 September – 15 October 2022!

Events at The Brickworks are back for 2022 starting with their Spring Steam Up on April 24th, 2022 followed by the ever-popular Brickworks Beer Festival on May 14th. 2022 is also the Brickwork’s 125th Birthday with a year of events planned to celebrate. 

2022 marks Butser Ancient Farm’s 50th anniversary. There will be lots of unique events to celebrate 50 years of exploring the ancient past, from tours and workshops to storytelling and concerts, including the return of the spectacular Beltain Wickerman Festival on Saturday 30th April – Tickets now on sale!

Every Discovery Experience or Gin Cocktail Masterclass at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery starts with a trip to the Turbine Bar to choose a Bombay gin to make your own gin & tonic before heading to the cinema room to be immersed in all things Bombay Sapphire in preparation for your tour of Laverstoke Mill in 2022.

Hat Fair
Hat Fair

Winchester’s annual family-friendly festival of Street Performance and Outdoor Arts, Hat Fair, takes place from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 July 2022! Details of this year’s festival will be announced soon.

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