Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

Hat Fair 2021 to go ahead!

March 4, 2021
Play to the Crowd, the charity that organises the Outdoor Arts festival Hat Fair, has today confirmed that this year's event will go ahead as... 

Covid-19 update on attractions in Hampshire

February 24, 2021
LAST UPDATED 2nd MARCH WE ASK YOU TO PLEASE CHECK DIRECTLY WITH THE ATTRACTIONS FOR THEIR LATEST UPDATES. Don't forget gift vouchers are also... 

Rare mouse deer born at Marwell Zoo

February 24, 2021
Marwell Zoo has welcomed a new arrival, a rare Javan Chevrotain (mouse deer). The tiny youngster – one of the smallest hoofed animals in the... 

Mother’s Day Treats From Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

February 16, 2021
Whilst you might not be able to celebrate Mother's Day how you usually would this year, Hampshire's Top Attractions have some lovely... 

What’s planned for Hampshire’s Top Attractions this March!

February 11, 2021
Whilst a lot of our attractions are still closed during lockdown, they have been busy planning lots for you to enjoy! From virtual tours to... 

Luxury new domes at Tapnell Farm to open this summer!

February 3, 2021
Five new luxury Geodesic Domes, complete with en-suite facilities, will be opening at Tapnell Farm in May this year. Nestled in the beautiful... 

Watch On Demand Jane Eyre & The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

January 27, 2021
Blackeyed Theatre’s productions of Jane Eyre and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are now available to watch On Demand from the... 

Beaulieu looks forward to 2021 events

January 25, 2021
Beaulieu is excited to announce its calendar of events for 2021*, with three brand new shows joining familiar favourites for a line-up of... 

Southampton’s SS Shieldhall shortlisted in 2020/21 ‘Beautiful South Awards for Excellence

January 22, 2021
Southampton’s volunteer-managed Steamship Shieldhall has been announced as a finalist in Tourism South East’s 2020/21 ‘Beautiful South... 

World-first Steam Illuminations puts Watercress Line back on track

January 20, 2021
The world’s first digital LED train delighted over 15,000 visitors with festive fun at one of Hampshire's premier visitor attractions, the... 

Discover more about Hampshire attractions and what’s on this February!

January 20, 2021
We know that you can't head to our attractions at the moment but they're looking forward to welcoming you all back for some fun when it is safe... 

Coronavirus lockdown: Annual animal audit underway at Marwell Zoo

January 19, 2021
Dedicated zookeepers caring for animals at Marwell Zoo throughout the national lockdown are busy completing the yearly animal stocktake. An... 

An On Demand recording of Four Dames in Search of a Panto is launched

January 6, 2021
Play to the Crowd, the charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, has released an ‘On Demand’ recording of its recent Christmas show Four... 

Treasured Austen family heirloom returns home

January 4, 2021
Chawton House acquires a rare first edition of Jane Austen’s favourite poet William Cowper's Poems – the copy that was in her... 

Strictly come flying! UK’s first choreographed bird display is set to light up January

December 21, 2020
With the Strictly Come Dancing final about to leave the nation without its uplifting weekly spectacle, the Hawk Conservancy Trust is set to... 

Exciting things to come for Hampshire in 2021!

December 17, 2020
With so many fun days out cancelled in 2020, Hampshire's Top Attractions are back with a bang in 2021! You won't be disappointed with all the... 

Christmas magic is brought to life at Robin Hill’s POLAR

December 14, 2020
The Christmas spirit has well and truly come to life at Robin Hill this December. With a sell-out opening night, the park’s winter woodland... 

Endangered Amur tiger arrives at Marwell Zoo

December 11, 2020
An endangered female Amur tiger is the latest arrival at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. Valentina arrived at the 140 acre wildlife park from Hodonin... 

What’s on this January in Hampshire

December 11, 2020
This year has come with hard times for many of us, therefore we are looking forward to all the fun 2021 has to bring even more this year! Our... 

Cheeky elves have arrived at Fort Nelson

December 10, 2020
  Fun-loving elves from the North Pole have sneaked into Fort Nelson and are causing mayhem around the site.  Twelve elves named Tinsel,... 

Four Dames in Search of a Panto opens at Theatre Royal Winchester

December 8, 2020
At the weekend Theatre Royal Winchester hosted the first previews of its socially distanced Christmas Show, Four Dames in Search of a Panto.... 

MAYOR’S VISIT MARKS THE START OF THE FESTIVE SEASON AT MILESTONES MUSEUM

December 8, 2020
  The festive season officially began at Milestones Museum last week with a visit from the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane. Mayor Cllr... 

A Christmas Carol at Beaulieu

December 8, 2020
    Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A Christmas Carol is coming to Beaulieu this festive season, on selected dates from December... 

Wightlink announces more sailings for the New Year

December 7, 2020
Wightlink has announced it is planning to operate an hourly timetable on the Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde Pier Head FastCat route from Monday 4... 

Wightlink resumes its FastCat Portsmouth-Ryde passenger service and weekend sailings between Lymington and Yarmouth

December 7, 2020
                            Wightlink is pleased to announce it is... 

Chawton House reopens for the festive season with a new garden lights trail and Christmas exhibition

December 3, 2020
Following the end of England’s second national Lockdown, Chawton House has once again opened its doors to visitors! Celebrating Christmas... 

Father’s vision could counter Hampshire charity’s Covid crisis

December 3, 2020
The son of a bird of prey charity founder says his father’s vision could be the key to helping the organisation survive the financial downturn... 

The Great Wishing Tree at Whitchurch Silk Mill!

December 3, 2020
Most of us will have tossed a coin into a fountain, or dropped a penny down a wishing well, hoping that our wishes will come true. In the... 

Christmas at Beaulieu for all the family, together

December 2, 2020
Beaulieu is getting ready to reopen its doors for a festive family day out this Christmas. From Saturday 12th December through to 3 rd January,... 

Brit-Award winning trio at Theatre Royal Winchester!

November 27, 2020
The Brit-Award winning trio, Blake will be celebrating Christmas in style at Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 8 December 2020. Christmas... 

Theatre Royal Winchester’s Christmas Show is going ahead!

November 27, 2020
Theatre Royal Winchester has today confirmed that their Christmas show, Four Dames in Search of a Panto, will go ahead as planned, showing from... 

Red Funnel Ferries’ big Black Friday sale event to launch Friday 27 November: 1/3 off ferry travel via Southampton to UK domestic break hotspot, The Isle of Wight

November 27, 2020
Red Funnel Ferries, the original Isle of Wight ferry operator, is offering an exceptional Black Friday deal. Its biggest saving of the year... 

Marwell Zoo announces its reopening date…

November 27, 2020
Marwell Zoo will reopen on Wednesday 2 December and its Chief Executive has urged families to support their vital conservation work by... 

Festive treats from Chawton House to your home 

November 26, 2020
Chawton House, Hampshire, November 2020. During the festive season, the elves at Chawton House are hard at work baking a delicious selection of...