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

May 4, 2023

The best attractions in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 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. 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!

Get out and about

Hundreds of roses bloom just once a year in Mottisfont’s world-famous walled gardens. The National Collection of old-fashioned roses reach their peak in early summer: visit in June to see them at their best, and take advantage of extended opening hours.

Marwell Zoo is a beautiful 140-acre outdoor attraction, nestled in Winchester’s countryside. Take a stroll around the park, enjoy the fresh air, and spot a variety of animals. Download their app for feed times, keeper-in-action locations, offers and more! By visiting you’ll be contributing to their global conservation efforts.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Bring your family to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for a fun day out exploring. Find the woodland tree house, run through the bamboo tunnel, jump on the wobbly bridge and make music in the sound garden. Don’t miss seeing the young woodland pigs too!

Experience Winchester, a city of outstanding history and culture, like never before. Whether you’re a parent looking to bring the kids during the half term or you’re looking forward to wandering through the city this summer, 878 AD offers the ideal day out for all ages.

Exbury Gardens will be offering visitors the opportunity to listen to the inside of a tree this June as part of a special series of tree-themed events which also includes a two-day Tree Climbing Competition. 

Cyclexperience offers an exciting bike hire service in The New Forest, perfect for exploring the scenic routes of the countryside. Cycling is a great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. With a range of bikes suitable for all ages and abilities, everyone can join in on the fun. Book now to experience the thrill of cycling with Cyclexperience. 

June Events

Transport yourself back in time at ‘The New Era 30s & 40s Weekend’ at The Watercress Line, on 17th – 18th June. Enjoy unlimited train travel and mingle with civilian and military re-enactors; hop off at each station to explore period displays, music, dancing, vintage vehicles and historic displays.

Set sail with Red Funnel to the Isle of Wight’s first-ever mixed martial arts event on Saturday 3 June! Island Fight League will see an evening of MMA, Caged Muay Thai, K1, and Boxing take place at GG’s Bar in Newport – or alternatively head to the Island’s Sheepdog Trials at Rowlands Farm on 3-4 June for something a bit different!

Milestones Museum

Enjoy 1940s Week (27 May – 4 June) at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke – Hampshire’s museum of living history! Step back in time to the 1940s this May half term and discover life of the past today.

Join the volunteer crew of Steamship Shieldhall as she commences her 2023 sailing programme with a series of cruises in June. It’s access all areas on Shieldhall – including entry to the Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge. Open air and covered seating. Refreshments are available. Free parking close to berth. 

Try fun model-making sessions at the Army Flying Museum on Saturday 1st June. Discover how to make and paint plastic models with Models for Heroes, a charity supporting Armed Forces and Emergency Service personnel through the meaningful hobby of model making. Suitable for all ages. Included in admission. 

June Shows and Fairs

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Unusual Plants Fair at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens on 17th and 18th, so be prepared to be dazzled by the wondrous array of quirky plants! Experts will deliver talks and demonstrations. Free entry for children and half-price entry for adults, admission includes House & Gardens. 

Join the Chemistry Crime Squad and help use science to solve a mystery in a brand new live show at Winchester Science Centre. Unearth secret messages with acids and alkalis. Blow up a balloon with baking powder and vinegar. And be wowed by the exciting Elephant’s Toothpaste explosive finale.

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

The Brickworks Museum holds its annual Mid-Summer Fair on June 25th. With the machinery under steam, children’s activities, and all the fun of the fair, there has never been a better time to visit. 

Enter the magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical show at the Mayflower Theatre. Witness magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts with spectacular puppets brought to life on live on stage. Just don’t wake the Dragon…

If you’ve enjoyed reading about the best attractions in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight this June, plan a summer of fun this 2023 with our events page! Don’t forget to download our amazing vouchers to receive money off your days out.

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