The best attractions in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight this June!

May 6, 2022

The best attractions in Hampshire this June!

Have you seen what’s on at the Hampshire attractions this June? You’re not going to want to miss all the fun-filled days out that are planned! If you’re a thrill-seeker, chase adventure at the theme park, spot the tigers are the zoo or watch birds of prey glide through the sky, or head to the theatre for some live entertainment. Keep reading to discover all the best June attractions!

Adventure Days out

Visit Paultons Park to make memories that last forever! With 5 amazing, themed lands and an incredible variety of birds and animals to visit, there’s something for everyone! New for 2022- Soar through the skies of Tornado Springs on Farmyard Flyer, a brand-new junior coaster- Now Open!

June 1st sees the launch of The Brickworks Museum’s brand-new immersive art installation Coralent by Emma Smith, consisting of hundreds of tiny bricks hanging from the ceiling. Pop in between 11am and 4pm to experience the installation for yourself. 

Peep, peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line with a Day Out With Thomas, from 28th May – 5th June. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet some of your favourite characters and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement!

Get set for action this June as Winchester Science Centre brings you Lights, Camera, Science! The brand new free live show will explore how science, not CGI, could be used to make magical light effects in the movies. Prepare for ‘illuminating’ experiments and fun audience participation. 

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Bring your nature-loving little ones along to the Hawk Conservancy Trust BioBlitz on the 18th June: a day of activities to discover the wildlife around the grounds. Or treat yourself to the biggest event in their calendar, Flight at the movies on the 25th June, bringing films and flight together with spectacular bird displays and a live orchestra.

Have an adventure at Marwell Zoo and explore 140-acres of beautiful parkland. Embark on a walking safari, spot exotic animals along the way, and find 55 prehistoric toy-brick creatures that have taken over the zoo for BRICKOSAURS! Evolution! Plus, download their new app for fun animal facts and dino quiz!

Now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the New Forest with New Forest Activities. Take aim for the bullseye at their archery range, or explore the beautiful Beaulieu River under the sun by canoe or kayak. Perfect for families, couples and adult groups alike!

There’s not a dull day in June with the Hampshire Countryside Service. Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with their various activities, take part in the Butser Hill Charity Challenge, or gear yourself up for the South Down Half Marathon & 10K. If you’re looking for something slower, explore The Big Eat at Royal Victoria Country Park, a delicious local street food event, or enjoy their outdoor production hosted by Black Box Theatre.

Live entertainment

Join Paddington, Daisy & Ollie, Milo, Noddy, Pip and Posy, Blue’s Clues & You! and of course Milkshake! Monkey for an unforgettable family time at Milkshake Monkey’s Musical on the 4th June at Mayflower Theatre. Learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake! friends and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and the stage brings Milkshake! to life.

MAST Mayflower Studios is host to some fantastic shows this June. Enjoy the music of Kate Bush with Cloudbusting, experience an improvised musical with Showstopper! And watch Crazy for You bring to life some of the greatest hits from the George & Ira Gershwin songbook.

The New Theatre Royal has acoustic music from Steve Harley on 9th June for a chilled-out evening of talent and new music, as well as an electrifying 40th-anniversary tour from the original members of jazz-funk band Shakatak on 17th June.

Kids will love the fun monstrous tale of The Gruffalo at Theatre Royal Winchester! Based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, join Mouse on a daring adventure through the woods in this musical adaptation. Meet the cunning Fox, eccentric old Owl, and the high-spirited Snake. Recommended for children aged 3+ from 17th – 19th June.

Enjoy a performance of Twelfth Night or join novelist Gill Hornby for the launch of her latest book Godmersham Park at Chawton House this June. 

Historic Days Out
Chawton House

Chawton House will be running a series of events for Jane Austen Regency Week, including an embroidery workshop with Abigail Rose Creative. 

Half Term brings Jubilee Joy to the Army Flying Museum with a Queen Elizabeth II trail. There are special craft activities to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June between 10.30am and 1.30pm, plus free face painting on Wednesday 1st June between 10.30 and 1.30pm.

Join the Regency fun at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens on June 24th! There is a quilted needle case workshop 10.30am-1pm, followed by tours at both 2pm and 3pm, of the 18th-century house that will uncover the people and places both Jane Austen and Gilbert White were acquainted with. 

Mottisfont’s walled gardens are home to the extraordinary National Collection of old-fashioned roses, which flower just once a year in early summer. Pre-book a parking space to visit before 3.30pm or enjoy an early evening visit with extended opening hours from 30 May – 2 July.

If you’ve enjoyed reading all about the June attractions and activities then be sure to plan a summer of fun this 2022 by checking our events page and be sure to use our amazing vouchers to receive money off your days out! Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!