What’s on this September at Hampshire’s Top Attractions

August 12, 2021

Looking for family fun days out? Look no further than Hampshire’s Top Attractions. Plan ahead for this September and get some fun days out in the diary! There are lots of fun events going on at the attractions throughout the month and you are sure to find something the whole family will love! Keep reading to start planning your fun days out at Hampshire’s Top Attractions this September.

Find out how far curiosity will take your family with an exhilarating adventure through the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) at Winchester Science Centre. Explore interactive exhibits, experience the free Underwater Agents show (weekends until 19 September), become immersed in nature and experience spectacular shows in the UK’s largest standalone Planetarium.

This year, the Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival returns from 15th – 19th September. Visitors will be immersed in a harmony of colour, sound and smell as the Cathedral is transformed by striking and contemporary installations. There are a variety of activities on offer, including Afternoon Tea, Flower Arranging and a special preview evening. 

Visit Isle of Wight
Visit Isle of Wight

From the legendary Isle of Wight Festival, the Island’s Jazz Festival, to a Cider and Cheese Festival or the Classic Car Extravaganza, the Isle of Wight doesn’t stop providing top entertainment and events for everyone – make the Island your destination of choice this September!

Love Beer? Come along to Gilbert White’s House on the 16th September as part of their Heritage Open Days celebrations, and see Gilbert White’s brewhouse built in 1765 and now home to the Gilbert White brewery, who brew beer on site. Meet the brewers and try the beer as well as enjoying seeing Gilbert White’s House & Gardens for free! 

The fun continues at Marwell Zoo this September! It’s the perfect place to get your steps in while spotting your favourite animals. Go wild in the adventure playgrounds and soak up the last of the sun by enjoying a picnic on the beautiful lawn at the historic Marwell Hall.

The iconic Beaulieu International Autojumble returns on the 4th and 5th September, following its postponement last year. This long-awaited weekend of automotive enjoyment will bring together all manner of motoring spares, automobilia and historic vehicles for sale, with an eclectic mix of stands to browse in the event fields.

Whitchurch Silk Mill
Whitchurch Silk Mill

The Silk Mill Food Festival, Saturday 18th September, on the grounds of Whitchurch Silk Mill and on the banks of the River Test, is open for FREE as part of Heritage Open Days. Visitors will be spoilt with a selection of suppliers tempting them with delicious delights and tasty treats.

The Brickworks Museum’s popular Harvest Home Steam Event, when the museum celebrates the changing of the seasons, is being held on September 26th. Tickets will be available to book online. 

Social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy in Absurd Person Singular, Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece, at Theatre Royal Winchester, Tue 21 – Sat 25 September.

Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday 4 September at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Vultures are incredible birds and also the most threatened group of birds in the world. Join the Trust to learn more about them with FREE extra activities and talks throughout the day.

Buckler's Hard
Buckler’s Hard

Visit Buckler’s Hard from 10 – 12 September to step aboard HMS Medusa, a harbour defence motor launch that helped clear the way to Omaha Beach for D-Day. Voluntary donations to The Medusa Trust will be gratefully received.

As darkness descends over the South Downs, venture to Butser Ancient Farm for their Equinox Boat Burn (18th September), an evening of spectacular entertainment and music to celebrate the autumn equinox. Join with the Vikings and Saxons to mark the turning of the year, culminating in an awe-inspiring ceremonial boat burning at dusk.

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