The Festival of Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

July 1, 2021

This summer is going to be one of celebrations, fun, excitement, and amazing family days out and events! To celebrate all of Hampshire’s Top Attractions being reopen and restrictions being eased the Festival of Hampshire’s Top Attractions will run from 1st July to the 31st August 2021 and there will be a huge amount of events happening at all the attractions, so you’re sure to find a day out your family will love! There will be FIVE amazing competitions throughout the two months, win a HTA hamper, an Isle of Wight staycation and a year’s worth of family days out and more! Keep reading to find out some of the amazing events and days out you can plan in July and August!

Winchester Science Centre
Winchester Science Centre

Head to the Sound Detectives at Winchester Science Centre before it finishes on 11th July! Join a fun and daring mission to uncover the truth about sound. Find out which sounds are natural and which are manmade through the art of Foley. And, as this is live science, there’s exciting experiments and explosive demos including the ‘super cool’ dry ice cannon.

Join Alice in Wonderland at Beaulieu as she tries to navigate this curious world of curiouser creatures but don’t lose your head! We promise you a wonderful experience of original toe-tapping songs, colourful characters, costumes and hilarious comedy.

Why not take a trip to the Isle of Wight this summer? Visit Isle of Wight is the best place to find all your tips for visiting the island and the best places to see! The Festival of Hampshire’s Top Attractions will include lots of fun events happening on the Isle of Wight too, so be sure to keep an eye out! Head to the SummerFest! From 28th July – 28th August, Blackgang Chine will be bringing the party vibes back, every Wednesday and Saturday with a LIVE DJ, foam cannons and lasers, all your favourite characters to boogie with, and their famous firework finale to end the night!  Have you heard about Brainiac LIVE at Robin Hill? From the 29th Jul 2021 – 28th Aug 2021 it’s a wild world of the weird and wonderful, where this live science show will see exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves, live daredevil stunts!

Coming to Manor Farm for one night only in July, The Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle hosted at the historic farmyard, is a perfect family show this summer and is fun for all ages.

The Watercress Line
The Watercress Line

Have you heard? Thomas the Tank Engine is going to be at The Watercress Line 7th-15th August! Rusty & Dusty outdoor entertainment show with The Fat Controller and Diesel, Toad, and Duck, as well as an extended ride with Thomas! Booking is essential!

Following 2019’s sell-out An Evening Of Queen, this summer The Ageas Bowl will welcome back the stars from London’s West End for An Evening Of Tina on Friday 20th August 2021. With a string of fabulous hits, a reputation for electric stage performances and a voice unmatched in the world of rock and roll, Tina Turner has been wowing audiences for over six decades.  Now, with a cast of some of the West End’s most incredible talent, and a phenomenal 7-piece band, comes a spectacular one-night outdoor concert of her amazing music – it’s sure to be simply the best!

Head to Chawton House on 30th August to view Mamma Mia at the outdoor cinema! Join the celebration, sing and dance to the music of ABBA in the box-office smash Mamma Mia! Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile, Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Screened on the beautiful South Lawn, bring a chair or picnic rug, and be ready to sing and dance like the Super Troupers you are!

New Forest ActivitiesEnjoy a fantastic day of activities for all at New Forest Activities. From Woodland Adventure Days to river tours, they are a wonderful way to experience these varied activities based on the Beaulieu Estate, great for all ages from 8+ years. It’s New Forest Activities’ aim to fill your day with action and adventure!

View more events in July and August during the Festival of Hampshire’s Top Attractions.

Don’t miss out on the PRIZES! Be sure to discover all of our competitions here. All our competitions will be posted through our social media, so if you want to be in for the chance of winning any of the amazing prizes be sure to be following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!