Looking for an event to feature? Here’s our pick of the best events coming-up in June. As ever, please check individual websites for the latest details.
Ancient Egypt Season
Ferens Art Gallery
Until 18 June 2023
Featuring two free exhibitions, the season explores the beauty and mystery of ancient Egypt celebrating two of the greatest Egyptian discoveries of the last 200 years. The decoding of the Rosetta Stone in 1822, and then 100 years later, the discovery of the almost undisturbed tomb of Tutankhamun.
The Hull Record Fair
10-11 June 2023
Presented by Wrecking Ball Music & Books, the fair features record dealers from all over the UK, with a wide range of LPs, CDs, DVDs and limited editions.
Family Open Day Tour
Hull Truck Theatre
17 June 2023
Free admission but booking essential
Stand in the wings or go onstage to get an actor’s view of the auditorium, in this special tour.
Queen Victoria Square
Join local tour guide Paul Schofield on a special walk to see the buildings and hear the stories about the people that lived in Hull during the times of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
24 – 25 June 2023
Tickets: £3 children (under one-year, free entry), £6 adults, £16 family (2 adults and 2 children)
A sixth helping of family fun to celebrate children’s books and stories, with this year’s festival theme based around ‘A Kind of Magic’.
Street Food Nights
29 June 2023
A wide range of hot food and drink taking inspiration from all over the world, in an open-air setting.
1940s & 1950s Summer Festival
Bridlington Old Town
11 June 2023
Bridlington Old Town is a hidden gem, offering a step back in time with cobbled streets, charming architecture, and historic landmarks. The Old Town will be filled with music of the 40s, military vehicles on display, fairground rides for children, trade and food stalls, plus an opening parade at 10am.
10-11 June and 17-18 June
Tickets: £14.50 adults, £8 children ((3–16yrs) and £40 for a family (2 adults/2 children), includes Grounds and Gardens admission
Tour the deer park and see some of the red deer bred on the estate up close in their natural habitat on tractor-pulled custom-made trailers for a special safari.
Rusticus Adventure: Wind in the Willows!
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
3, 10, 24 June 2023
Admission: Standard admission charges apply (£10 adults, £7.70 children, 3-15 years, £34 family, 2 adults and 2 children)
Join an imaginative journey into Wonderland featuring charismatic characters, the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts, with madcap activities including crazy croquet and a most unusual tea party.
Great Newsome Brewery
16-17 June 2023
Tickets: £10 for Friday and £15 for Saturday, weekend saver ticket £20, and under 18 years free admission
Back for 2023, this family farm brewery producing a range of award-winning classic British beer styles, using home grown malt, celebrates the best live music, food and beer that East Yorkshire has to offer.
Beverley Folk Festival
16-18 June 2023
Free and ticketed events
There has been a folk festival in Beverley every year since 1983, hosting performances by hundreds of artists, helping to create the flourishing live music scene in the town today. As usual, the event will feature a varied programme of ticketed and free events.
Northern Soul Weekender
23- 25 June 2023
Tickets: From £37 per person
Bridlington will be buzzing for the 16th instalment of one of the biggest events in the UK’s Northern Soul Calendar. Featuring sounds and genres from the early 1960s right up to current Modern Soul new and pre-releases.
Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival
Until 11 June 2023
Various events, many of them free
Returning after its successful launch last year, 2023’s Festival is also part of Lincolnshire’s year-long celebration with 50 events to mark the 50th anniversary of its rolling Wolds landscape becoming an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Gathering Fest
Meridian Showground, Cleethorpes
10 June 2023
Festival Entry: £56.50
Lincolnshire’s biggest dance music festival just keeps is back with over 60 acts, five arenas, food and drink stalls, and 12 hours of dance tunes from over the years.
16-18 June 2023
Skegness and Mablethorpe
Lincolnshire’s international, street-theatre festival features everything from poetic puppetry and daring dancing to immersive installations and creative conversations.
Food & Flowers Fair
18 June 2023
Tickets: £7.50 adults, £4.50 children (5-16 years), under 5 free entry
Based in the Secret and Walled Garden area, this market-style event offers local Lincolnshire-produced food and drink, together with flora and outdoor garden ornaments to purchase.
21-22 June 2023
Tickets: £23.65 adults, £7.53 children (5-16 years) and £59.13 family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)
One of the county’s flagship events, the 138th show once again celebrates all that’s great about Lincolnshire, including food, heritage, agriculture and aviation, with Main Ring entertainment, a Food Court and Lifestyle Marquee featuring blooms, art and craft.
23-25 June 2023
Tickets: from £15.50
Dating back to 1516, Grimsthorpe Castle offers a stunning setting and an elegant backdrop for some movie magic, with a choice of Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia! Top Gun: Maverick.
Hide & Secrets Adventure Play
Tickets: £9 adult, £7.50 children (3-15 years, free for under three) when booked online in advance
A thrilling new adventure play attraction with top secret appeal. combining play, exploration, and discovery, featuring six fun-packed family play zones and a spectacular Hidden Towers structure. See our news story here.
Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Annual Rally
23 – 25 Jun 2023
Free to spectate, ticketed entry required for trade stands and hospitality area
In what must be one of the most glamorous events in the motoring calendar, more than 100 of the luxury cars will grace the grounds surrounding the House for what is widely regarded as the world’s largest gathering of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars.
Until 18 June 2023
Admission: included with admission (from £36 per person in advance
This Carnival-inspired takeover aims to dazzle visitors with an explosion of colours, sensational flavours and high-energy music.
Cannock Chase Forest
9, 10 and 11 June 2023
Tickets: from £44.50 per person, plus booking fee
Madness may be sold out for 8 June, but tickets are still available for live outdoor music concerts from Paul Weller, Tom Grennan and Jack Savoretti for these forest concerts.
Tamworth Castle and Grounds
9-13 June 2023
Free entry to Castle Grounds, normal admission applies to Castle (£9.95 adults, £7.50 children, 2-15 years, £37.50 family, up to 5 people)
During Saxon times, Tamworth was the capital of the Kingdom of Mercia and the town’s rich history will be celebrated through a live living history encampment in the Castle Grounds, plus the Castle reveals more, including the story of Aethelflaed, the ‘Lady of the Mercians’.
Teddy Bear Outing
Apedale Valley Light Railway
10 and 11 June 2023
Admission: included with standard fare (£4 adults and £2 child, 3-15 years, £9 family for a return ticket
Spot the bears on the journey, solve a puzzle and win a prize. Kids with bears (or other furry friends) travel for free. Steam trains run11.30 until 4pm every day.
Armed Forces Weekend
The National Memorial Arboretum
24 – 25 June 2023
Free entry, advanced booking recommended
The National Memorial Arboretum marks Armed Forces Day across two days, with a range of family activities, a service of thanks and a food and craft fair.
Love Cheese Live
Staffordshire County Showground
30 June – 1 July 2023
Tickets: from £7.50 per person, check website for details
One of the UK’s largest cheese and food festivals – and the world’s biggest dairy awards – returns to Staffordshire for the third year with a mix of celebrity chef demonstrations, hundreds of artisan producers and even a chance for visitors to test their skills with hands-on workshops.
Coronation Heritage Trail and Cream Tea
Until 30 June 2023
Tickets: £12 adults
View a special Coronation collection alongside ‘How we lived in Harper Street’ – the 1950s interpretation of the Lodge Keepers House – a Heritage trail plus a delicious Cream Tea at Middleport, home of world-famous Burleigh pottery.
Trentham Shopping Village
16 June 2023
Free to enter, but pre-booking advised
A night of mouth-watering street food, plus live music from Red Hot Chilli Potters.
Summer Ceramics Fair
24 June 2023
Free entry, hands-on sessions extra charge
An indoor and outdoor ceramic and makers market, with live music from local bands, along with local food and drink, and a chance to get hands-on with some ceramic creativity, including throw-a-pot and hand-building clay sessions.
Stoke Whisky Festival 2023
Kings Hall, Stoke Town Hall
24 June 2023
General admission: £42.15 per person, masterclasses extra
Over 100 whiskies and around 15 gins will be available to try, with visitors able to work their way through the different whisky regions of Scotland or delve into the world of English and Irish whiskies. For a more in-depth experience, masterclasses are also available.
1 – 30 June 2023
Admission: £18 adults, £9 children
The walled garden at Mottisfont is filled with fragrance and colour from thousands of roses in early summer. Home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer, the National trust property will also open extended opening hours on some evenings during June.
Summer Evening Car Meets
The Boardwalk, Portsmouth
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 2023
Free to attend
Get your weekly auto fix this summer as the Port Solent Summer Evening Car Meets return for themed evenings throughout the year, offering a chance for enthusiasts to indulge a passion for a certain manufacturer or head along to all the events and marvel at the machines.
Outdoor Theatre: Mansfield Park
Jane Austen’s House
12 June 2023
Tickets: £15 adults, £12.50 (10 – 26 years)
Enjoy an evening of sparkling theatre in the gardens of Jane Austen’s House, where the author lived and wrote her world-famous novels. This inventive outdoor production reveals a fresh perspective on Jane Austen’s classic romance.
Sculpture at Beaulieu
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
From 17 June 2023
Tickets: Normal admission applies (£24 adults, £13 children, 5-16 years, £61 family, 2 adults & 3 children, booked in advance)
A collection of works by over 57 renowned sculptors, with each piece carefully selected to take full advantage of their backdrop, from the atmospheric ruins of Beaulieu Abbey to the serene beauty of the Victorian Flower Garden and the intimate setting of Palace House.
Summer Solstice Sunrise Celebration
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
21 June 2023, 3am to 7am
Celebrate the longest day of the year and bring in the sunrise with Druids from the Sylvan Grove. Organisers hope those taking part will drum as they walk up the hill to welcome the sun at the ceremony.
Chawton House Garden Festival
24 – 25 June 2023
Ticket: Garden entry from £6 per day or £10 for the weekend
As part of the 20th anniversary of the House opening to the public for the first time, its first annual Garden Festival, will see a host of events take place, from garden surgeries, plant sales and seed swaps to guided garden tours, demonstrations and kids trails. The programme also highlights the botanical collection within the House’s internationally renowned Library.
Winchester Hat Fair
30 June – 1 July 2023
Free to attend
The UK’s longest continually running festival of outdoor arts, founded in 1974, the Hat Fair is inspired by the people, heritage and public spaces within the city of Winchester. It takes its name from the tradition of the audience showing their appreciation by putting money in the hat at the end of the show.
Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Annual Rally, Burghley House and Gardens
Love Cheese Live! Staffordshire
Winchester Hat Fair, Hampshire
Coronation Heritage Trail and Cream Tea, Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent
Outdoor Cinema at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire