What’s On in June

June is a busy month for activities and events in the Hampshire area, and with half term, there’s plenty to do to entertain the kids. Why not make the most of the long days and head out for a picnic and countryside walk or a day at the seaside?

Mysteries & Mayhem at the Winchester Science Centre
There’s been a crime committed at Winchester Science Centre! Volunteers are needed to join the Chemistry Crime Squad live science show and help use science to solve the mystery of the missing lunch. Watch as awesome experiments, intriguing demos and chemical reactions reveal the clues to help solve the mystery. Find out more…
13th May to 5th June

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Conservation Station at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Become part of the Conservation Crew and discover more about how the team takes care of everything from buttons to battle ships! Will you have the right skills to identify insects, clean coins and handle objects carefully? Explore the Conservation Station for hands on activities and find out! Find out more…
26th May to 4th June

Day out with Thomas on the Watercress Line
Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet some of your favourite characters and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement! Find out more…
27th May to 4th June

Thomas the Tank Engine at the Watercress Line
Thomas the Tank Engine at the Watercress Line

May Half Term at Beaulieu
Visit Beaulieu to experience over 800 years of history coming to life! From Medieval, Tudor and Victorian eras, to the early days of motoring and World War II, you’ll be amazed by how many different time zones there are to explore. Find out more…
27th May to 4th June

Britfish Week at Bluereef Aquarium
For half term week the aquarium will be shining a spotlight on the fascinating and diverse array of fish species which can be found in the waters around the British Isles. Discover some amazing fish facts, test your knowledge with the Britfish quiz, and enjoy talks and feeds featuring the aquarium’s resident Britfish. Find out more…
27th May to 4th June

Mottisfont House
Mottisfont House

Nature Detectives: May half term at Mottisfont
Discover a wild world in Mottisfont’s gardens through activities inspired by nature. There are challenges to complete, and a butterfly-themed craft activity to take home. Look up to the skies to spot clouds and look among the leaves to find insects that help our gardens. You can work out the age of some of Mottisfont’s mighty trees and learn about the shapes of their leaves. Find out more…
27th May to 4th June

May Half Term at the Weald & Downland Living Museum
Get buzzy this May half term as we learn all about bees and why we need them. With hands on activities, you can explore the 40 acre site and follow the Busy Bees Trail around the historic gardens. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone to enjoy. Find out more…
27th May to 4th June

Dogstival, Broadlands Estate
Dogstival returns to the Broadlands Estate, Romsey, and is packed full of canine approved entertainment. There’ll be arena displays, heaps of ‘have a go’ activities with flyball, agility, the Barkour adventure playground and giant splash pools for dogs that love water. Plus music, street performers and a vintage funfair. Find out more…
3rd & 4th June

Winchester Cheese & Chilli Festival
The Cheese & Chilli Festival is set to spice up the summer, with highlights including a chilli eating competition, food challenges, cooking demonstrations, family friendly entertainment and much more! The Cheese & Chilli Festival offers a fantastic family friendly, fun-filled event. Find out more…
3rd & 4th June

Southwick Revival D Day Story
The Southwick Revival returns to mark the anniversary of the D-Day operation and the role this small village in Hampshire played in the global event. The weekend-long celebration includes the village being dressed in 1940s style with bunting; street market including 1940′s crafts, memorabilia, vintage goods and local produce; free guided tours of the village led by knowledgeable local people; 1940’s tea rooms; Southwick Brewhouse Museum plus lots more. Find out more…
10th & 11th June

Southsea Castle
Southsea Castle

Southsea Castle Makers Market
Visit Southsea Castle every month for the Makers Market, a regular exhibition and sale of original artwork from local artists, designers, makers, and crafters. With a selection of work on offer there’s something for every taste. Find out more…
11th June

Port Solent Waterside Market
Port Solent’s Sunday Waterside Market offers a diverse range of goods and services, from fresh produce and artisanal food products to handmade crafts and gifts. With so much to choose from and a variety of food and drink vendors on site, it’s the perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday. Find out more…
11th June

Mansfield Park at Jane Austen’s House
Enjoy an evening of sparkling theatre in the beautiful gardens of Jane Austen’s House. This inventive outdoor production reveals a fresh perspective on Jane Austen’s classic romance. Find out more…
12th June

Steamship Shieldhall Evening Cruise to the Solent
Get your weekend off to a relaxed start with a leisurely cruise on Southampton Water to the Solent, passing lots of marine traffic on the return trip to the north shore of the Isle of Wight. As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork. 
Plus Portsmouth Harbour Tour on 17th June. Find out more…
16th & 17th June

Gilbert White's House in Selborne
Gilbert White’s House in Selborne

Unusual Plants Fair at Gilbert White’s House
The 30th anniversary of the Unusual Plants Fair is set to be the biggest and most intriguing yet, so be prepared to be dazzled by the wondrous array of out-of-the-ordinary plants! Experts will deliver talks and demonstrations and will be on hand to help visitors discover the world of extraordinary plants. Find out more…
17th & 18th June

Sculpture at  Beaulieu
Following the success of Sculpture at Beaulieu in 2019 and 2021, explore a new collection of works by over 57 renowned sculptors. Each piece has been carefully selected to take full advantage of their unique backdrop; from the atmospheric ruins of Beaulieu Abbey to the serene beauty of the Victorian Flower Garden and the intimate setting of Palace House. Find out more…
17th June to 24th September

Portsmouth Vintage Bus Tour
Take a vintage bus ride across the city of Portsmouth this summer, as the City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot returns with its monthly service. Step aboard and journey across Portsmouth on these classic buses. Services depart The D-Day Story every hour from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Find out more…
18th June

Chawton House Garden Festival
Visit Chawton House’s first annual Garden Festival, celebrating the grounds when they are at their most beautiful. From garden surgeries, plant sales and seed swaps to guided garden tours, demonstrations, workshops and kids trails, there’s something for everyone. Find out more…
24th & 25th June

Jane Austen's House
Jane Austen’s House

Portsmouth Ghost Tour
Check out Portsmouth’s bloodiest ghostly tales on this chilling ghost tour! You will be screaming from the start with some of Portsmouth’s most gruesome tales including The Duke of Buckingham murder, John Felton and more. Experience chilling accounts of some of the area’s most haunted hot spots including The Dolphin pub, The Square Tower, Spice Island and much more! Find out more…
27th June

Winchester Hat Fair
Hat Fair is the UK’s longest continually running festival of outdoor arts. The fair is inspired by the people, heritage and public spaces within the city of Winchester. The aim is to shine a light on the city, transforming the everyday into the extraordinary. Initially conceived as a busking festival, Hat Fair takes its name from the tradition of the audience showing their appreciation by putting money in the hat at the end of the show. Find out more…
30th June & 1st July

Portsmouth Harbour
Portsmouth Harbour