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Jane Austen – 200th Anniversary

01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017

Winchester Cathedral

Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817, is buried in the Cathedral's north nave aisle. 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of her... 


Children’s Tudor animal trail

03/04/2017 - 30/11/2017

The Vyne

Deer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an... 


Isle Walk Festival 2017

29/04/2017 - 05/05/2017

Red Funnel Ferries

The popular Isle of Wight walking festival returns under the new name Isle Walk in 2017. The festival offers visiting walkers of all ages and... 


Blackgang Chine – Fairy Fling

29/04/2017 - 01/05/2017

Blackgang Chine

Fairy dust is in the air this Bank Holiday weekend, when all would-be fairies and their friends are welcome to come and join the fun and... 


Radical Reactions with BBC Presenter Jon Chase

29/04/2017 - 01/05/2017

Winchester Science Centre

Experience bangs, pops and radical reactions as BBC science communicator Jon Chase gets explosive with chemistry for this bank holiday special... 


Friends’ Event: Organ Grind Fundraiser

01/05/2017 - 01/05/2017

Winchester Cathedral

A unique gathering of mechanical organs in the Cathedral Close. Organs dating from 1878 to 2013, built across Europe. Plus display and... 


Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom at Mayflower Theatre

05/05/2017 - 06/05/2017

Mayflower Theatre

"Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small..." From the makers of Peppa Pig comes... 


Isle Walk Festival

06/05/2017 - 14/05/2017

Red Funnel Ferries

The popular Isle of Wight walking festival returns under the new name Isle Walk in 2017. The festival offers visiting walkers of all ages and... 


The British Touring Car Championship

06/05/2017 - 07/05/2017

Thruxton Motorsport Centre

The British Touring Car Championship blasts in to Thruxton Circuit from Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 May for two days of high-speed racing action.... 


Countryside Day

06/05/2017 - 06/05/2017


A day of activities and adventure celebrating the great outdoors. There'll be a number of interactive stalls showcasing traditional skills,... 


The Shell Heritage Art Collection exhibition

06/05/2017 - 02/07/2017


Iconic images of the British landscape, commissioned by Shell for their highly successful advertising campaigns from the 1920s to the 1950s. ... 


Blackgang Chine – Dinner with Dinosaurs

13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017

Blackgang Chine

Everyone is invited to become part of our Dinosaur Dinner Party! Expect mischief and mayhem from all your favourite Blackgang Dinosaurs, as... 


Medieval Madness

13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Join the Hawk Conservancy for an evening of fun, food and frivolity to celebrate the ancient art of falconry. This special event will begin... 


Beer, Bricks & Buses at Bursledon Brickworks

13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017

Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A first for the Brickworks, as they are holding their very own beer festival – Bricks, Beer and Buses…because that is exactly what it is... 


Weave a Split Hazel Basket

13/05/2017 - 13/05/2017

Butser Ancient Farm

Learn to make a traditional split wood basket from coppiced hazel wood with traditional carpenter and hurdle maker  Michael Bennett . Skills... 


Walk the Wight

14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017

Red Funnel Ferries

If you enjoy walking in beautiful scenery and love a challenge then why not lace up your favourite boots and sign-up for this years Walk the... 


Land Rover Rummage

14/05/2017 - 14/05/2017


A trading corner of Spring Autojumble dedicated to enthusiasts and owners of the great British Land Rover. Taking place on the Sunday of... 


Special Tours: Leaving Your Mark

17/05/2017 - 17/05/2017

Winchester Cathedral

A fascinating tour of some of the unexpected ways people have left their mark on this Cathedral and the insight this gives us into their... 


Free Talk: The Meonstoke Excavations

18/05/2017 - 18/05/2017

Butser Ancient Farm

Join us for the first in our summer series of FREE talks at Butser Ancient Farm. Professor Tony King will be talking about the Meonstoke... 


Blast from the past – Museums at Night 2017

19/05/2017 - 19/05/2017

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson

Part of the nationwide Museums at Night festival. A rare opportunity to explore Fort Nelson and experience the noise and power of the big... 


Hollycombe Steam in Miniature

20/05/2017 - 21/05/2017

Hollycombe Steam in the Country

Annual visit of miniature traction engines to Hollycombe Steam in the Country. The weekend of Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May will see... 


Fantastic Forces with BBC Presenter Jon Chase

20/05/2017 - 21/05/2017

Winchester Science Centre

Get interactive with BBC science communicator Jon Chase as he explores the mysterious effects of everyday forces. Live shows at 11am 12.30pm,... 


Roman Cooking Techniques & Feast

20/05/2017 - 20/05/2017

Butser Ancient Farm

Join Roman cook Janet Scanlan from the Butser Roman Legion to learn all about Roman cuisine! Make lunch to eat together using authentic... 


Charity Ward Walk 2017

21/05/2017 - 21/05/2017

Staunton Country Park

Choose between two beautiful routes and walk 5K or 10K for a ward or department of your choice within Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust or The... 


Outdoor Theatre Production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’

21/05/2017 - 21/05/2017

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Join farm girl Dorothy on her adventures through the magical Kingdom of Oz. With the help of her dog Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the cowardly... 


Summer half-term at the Zoo

24/05/2017 - 04/06/2017

Marwell Zoo

Head off on a wild journey around the zoo collecting stamps of your favourite exotic and endangered animals. Once you’ve found the hidden... 


High Voltage!

26/05/2017 - 05/06/2017

Winchester Science Centre

Visit this summer half term for an exciting exploration of electricity in these super-charged live science shows and electrifying... 


Love your Wildlife Park

27/05/2017 - 05/06/2017

New Forest Wildlife Park

Learn what good zoos actually do. Come and talk to the keepers who love to teach and impart their expert knowledge onto visiting guests. Find...