Things to look forward to in 2024 in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

December 13, 2023


From family days out to evenings filled with the magic of live performances and concerts. This blog is designed to be your compass through the treasure trove of Hampshire’s Top Attractions in 2024. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to be immersed in a year brimming with joy, and entertainment! Take a deep dive into the fascinating history that has shaped Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Discover the things to look forward to in 2024 in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight!

Historic Days Out

Adventure below the waves at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard! Dive on the wreck site of the Mary Rose with the Mary Rose Museum’s Dive 4D experience. Go on a 150-year voyage of scientific exploration! Discover wonders of the deep with the ‘World Beneath the Waves’ exhibition at the National Museum Of The Royal Navy Galleries. 

Join the excitement at Milestones Museum with the return of Play Days: Games at the Museum in February 2024, a living history D-Day event in June – marking the 80th anniversary of the landings, and of course the return of the museum’s Halloween and Christmas events! There’s so much to see, do and discover throughout the year with a ticket valid for 12 months!

Things to look forward to in 2024 in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
Gilbert White’s House & Gardens

The garden team at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens are giving away their secrets this year. Once a month they run a session where visitors can observe, have a go and ask the experts. Each month’s session will have a seasonal theme so check the museum’s website to see what’s on.

The Brickworks Museum is excited to bring back your favourite events and to add some new experiences for 2024. They’ve kept Steam Up Sundays, Museum in Steam and LEGO® events and are adding Mayfest, Magic and Back in Time.

Commemorate Britain’s military history in June with special D-Day celebrations at Aldershot Military Museum in June. Further details to follow! 

Family Days Out

Get set for 12 months of explosive fun in 2024 at the Winchester Science Centre. There are six action-packed seasons, one for every school holiday; Zero Degrees, Boom & Bloom, Mysteries & Mayhem, Fiesta, Science Spooktacular and Space Station Science. Experience all the thrills of the Science Centre plus lots more, free with admission. 

The Watercress Line has a range of new events throughout the year including an Easter Bunny Train, Easter Trails and Summer holiday activities, as well as the annual favourites like Day Out With Thomas, Wizard Week & Steam Illuminations. A great day out for the whole family! 

Things to look forward to in 2024 in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
Hawk Conservancy Trust

Enjoy a full day of family fun and fascination at the Hawk Conservancy Trust! Witness three world-class flying displays every day, activities and talks, close encounters with owls, eagles, vultures and more! You can even come back in the evenings for their magical events.

Tickets are on sale now for Beaulieu’s packed events calendar, with the return of much-loved shows and rallies for the exciting new season. From the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend and Custom and American Show, to fourteen Simply rallies, and the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair, there’s so much to look forward to!

Cyclexperience is gearing up for an awesome 2024! Dive into the year with fantastic deals on new bikes and accessory bundles, guaranteeing an exhilarating ride ahead. Whether you fancy cruising or racing through the New Forest. Bike rentals promise a year of epic cycling adventures and unforgettable experiences.

With a wide range of attractions, over 50 miles of coastline, and award-winning accommodation, the Isle of Wight is perfect for summer holidays and half-term getaways. Start your Island adventure with Red Funnel and save 10% on your sailings with the exclusive HTA discount code.

Theatre & shows

Theatre Royal Winchester has some great shows for family fun such as The Amazing Bubble Man, Julia Donaldson’s Zog and the Flying Doctors and Rod Campbell’s timeless lift the flap book, Dear Zoo. Don’t miss London’s world-renowned Science Museum The Live Stage Show – a brand-new family show that will fascinate young and old, fuel their imaginations, ignite curiosities and inspire.  

Things to look forward to in 2024 in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

New for 2024! Join one of the most authentic ABBA tributes, ABBAMAGIC UK as they present an ultimate feel-good outdoor picnic concert at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens on Saturday 10 August 2024. This will be a stunning show with favourite ABBA classics which are sure to get you up dancing! Booking is essential.

The biggest family-friendly Comic Con of its kind returns to Portsmouth Guildhall on 11-12 May 2024! Presenting the best in Comics, Film, TV and Pop Culture entertainment! With an incredible array of guests, exhibitions, workshops, cosplay, gaming, merch and immersive experiences. 

From CIRQUE: The Greatest Show, Shrek the Musical to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Wicked, there is something to suit the whole family at Mayflower Theatre throughout the year. 

2024 is jam-packed full of shows at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth! Whether you’re looking for a night out with your favourite music, in the mood for comedy, up for a play or want something for the whole family, you’ll find it at New Theatre Royal in 2024. Browse the full range of events here.

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