What’s On in June

Along with the lovely weather there’s plenty going on this month, particularly with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. There’s always something for everyone though so read on for a pick of what’s on over the next few weeks.

Some events require pre-booked tickets so please check the relevant website below before setting out. 

Jubilee Celebrations at Hurst Castle
A family trail to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and win a prize, plus arts & crafts – fancy dress welcome! Until 5th June. Find out more…

Dogstival at Broadlands
A fun and popular dog show held at Broadlands, near Romsey. With agility, a splash pool, best dog competition, food and drink and a Jubilee theme, there’s something for every type of pooch! 4th-5th June. Find out more…

Meet Henry VIII at the Mary Rose
What better way to celebrate one monarch’s Jubilee by meeting the most notorious English monarch that ever graced our shores! King Henry VIII could be sauntering through the historic dockyard, checking up on his beloved ship The Mary Rose or joining in with the Jubilee festivities – can you find him? 3rd-4th June. Find out more…

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Jubilee Make & Take at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at the dockyard by getting hands-on, creating a special Jubilee-inspired keepsake you can take home with you. Until 5th June. Find out more…

Open Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral
Winchester cathedral is inviting everyone to join in with the Jubilee themed activities by providing a special way for families and friends to come together and mark the Platinum Jubilee in this royal cathedral. Until 5th June. Find out more…

Winchester Cathedral interior only 25 minutes from Wallops Wood cottages
Winchester Cathedral

Hares of Hampshire, Southampton & Winchester
For ten weeks, Winchester and Southampton streets, parks and public spaces will be brought to life with an exhibition of magnificent hares. Each giant sculpture will be individually designed, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent that Hampshire has to offer, while creating a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for everyone to enjoy. From 6th June. Find out more…

Port Solent Waterside Market
Held on the second Sunday of each month, the market offers a range of goods, including local produce, art, books, craft products, furniture, plants, cakes, jewellery & accessories. 12th June. Find out more…

Hot Rod & Custom Show, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
See hundreds of cool, colourful custom cars, live music and entertainment throughout the day. Expect a stunning display of American cars including Hot Rods, Customs and American Muscle. 19th June. Find out more…

Sussex Day, Weald & Downland Living Museum
Visit the museum on Sussex Day 2022 to find out more about every day life, food and crafts. There will be demonstrations relating to the more recent past of Sussex in the early 20th century. Also listen to music and dance, a traditional part of many celebrations! 16th June. Find out more…

Weald & Downland Living Museum
Weald & Downland Living Museum

Celebrations of Midsummer, Weald & Downland Living Museum
Explore the museum and see decorations and the food that would have been prepared at this time of year, as well as finding out what people would also have feared around midsummer and later superstitions. Traditional songs give a flavour of this time of celebration, with different groups across the two days. 18th-19th June. Find out more…

Victorian Fun Fair, Fort Nelson
Visit Fort Nelson for all the fun of the fair! The Parade Ground will be full of traditional rides and entertainments for all the family including Victorian characters roaming the fair. Rides include carousel, swing boats, ferris wheel, helter skelter, swing boats plus fairground stalls. 18-19th June. Find out more…

Enjoy a ride at the fairground
Enjoy a ride at the fairground

Winchester Cheese & Chilli Festival
Celebrate cheese and chilli at this fun food event. With traders bringing a variety of cheeses and chilli based food, masterclasses and demonstrations there’s something for everyone. 18-19th June. Find out more…

Jane Austen’s House, Chawton
Various event throughout June for Jane Austen fans including talks and workshops. Find out more…

Goodwood Festival of Speed
Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, a celebration of the world’s most glamorous sport. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the Hillclimb track and enjoy such unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous. 23rd-26th June. Find out more…

Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood Festival of Speed

Image credit: Fairground horse by Miles Storey on Unsplash