Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

Cheeky elves have arrived at Fort Nelson

December 1, 2021
Fun-loving elves from the North Pole have sneaked into Fort Nelson and are causing mayhem around the site.  Twelve elves named Tinsel, Jingle,... 

Jersey Boys celebration at Theatre Royal Winchester

November 25, 2021
Bye Bye Baby – a celebration of the musical phenomenon Jersey Boys and the timeless music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is heading... 

Chawton House reopens for the festive season celebrating Christmas traditions of days gone by.  

November 25, 2021
Chawton House is reopening its doors for the festive season on Wednesday 1 December. Celebrating Chawton House’s Christmas traditions,... 

Aladdin at Theatre Royal Winchester

November 23, 2021
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More dates announced for festive fun at Watercress Line’s sparkling Steam Illuminations

November 19, 2021
There are even more opportunities to enjoy some festive fun onboard the Watercress Line’s Steam Illuminations steam train this winter. New... 

Magic Lamp trail at The Brooks Shopping Centre

November 19, 2021
The charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Play to the Crowd, and The Brooks Shopping Centre are delighted to announce a free Magic Lamp... 

VisitEngland Awards Chawton House ‘Hidden Gem’ Accolade for the Third Year

November 18, 2021
Chawton House, Hampshire, November 2021. VisitEngland has announced that Chawton House has won a ‘Hidden Gem’ award as part of their... 

Southampton’s Steamship Shieldhall releases details of 2022 sailing programme

November 17, 2021
SS Shieldhall has launched her 2022 sailing programme. The Southampton based heritage steamship will enjoy a busy summer season programme... 

Great gifts to give this Christmas with Hampshire’s Top Attractions

November 11, 2021
If you're not having much luck picking your Christmas presents this year, why not think outside the box and gift your loved ones something a... 

TAPNELL’S AWARD WINNING CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE RETURNS WITH A NEW ADVENTURE!

November 10, 2021
Tapnell Farm Park’s award-winning Christmas Experience is back – ready to take you on a magical new Christmas adventure …. in the tale of... 

Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Fort Nelson

November 10, 2021
Step back in time and experience a Victorian Christmas in the garrison kitchen at Fort Nelson. Head Cook Private Dobson and Chief Baker Mrs... 

Strictly stars at Theatre Royal Winchester

November 4, 2021
Former stars of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Ian Waite and Vincent Simone, are heading to Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 21 November with... 

The Snow Queen ballet at Theatre Royal Winchester

October 28, 2021
Ballet Theatre UK return to Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 14 November with their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s... 

America’s Got Talent Winner at Theatre Royal Winchester

October 28, 2021
Paul Zerdin, the British comic who has mesmerized audiences around the world with his ventriloquism skills and edgy brand of comedy, and who... 

Marwell Zoo first in the UK to turn animal waste into renewable energy

October 28, 2021
[caption id="attachment_26438" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Marwell Wildlife are turning poo from their resident animals into power,... 

JANE’S ROOF SAVED: ROOF AT JANE AUSTEN’S HOUSE TO BE RESTORED FOLLOWING GRANT AND PUBLIC DONATIONS

October 28, 2021
The roof at Jane Austen’s House in Hampshire—Austen’s home for the last eight years of her life and where she lived and wrote her... 

Theatre Royal Winchester panto cast announced

October 22, 2021
[caption id="attachment_26399" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] FOUR DAMES IN SEARCH OF A PANTO by James Barry ;Original music by Simon... 

Where to see Santa in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 2021

October 20, 2021
Can you hear the sleigh bells? Santa is on his way to Hampshire's Top Attractions for the festive season and you'll have to be quick if you... 

Spooky half term fun at Fort Nelson

October 12, 2021
A Victorian storyteller will entertain families with eerie ghost stories at Fort Nelson this half term – the perfect spooky day out for all... 

Stick Man heads Theatre Royal Winchester

October 11, 2021
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man heads to Theatre Royal Winchester’s stage on Thursday 28 October.  This delightful... 

Half term theatre workshops for Young People at Theatre Royal Winchester

October 11, 2021
[caption id="attachment_26200" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Young people participate in the Playmaker "Let's Explore..." workshops, part of... 

Edward Lear’s magical rhymes come to Theatre Royal Winchester

October 11, 2021
The Dong with a Luminous Nose, based on the poem by Edward Lear, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27... 

Gothic Season at Chawton House!

October 11, 2021
Chawton House launches a special programme of events celebrating all things Gothic! To celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year,... 

What’s on this November at Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

October 7, 2021
Have you heard what's happening at Hampshire's Top Attractions this November? It's a month full of fun for sure! Whether you're looking for... 

Marwell Zoo visitors treated to the birth of an endangered Grevy’s zebra foal

October 6, 2021
Visitors to Marwell Zoo were treated to the sight of a rare zebra foal being born. The endangered Grevy’s zebra gave birth to a healthy foal... 

HAMPSHIRE MUSEUM SCOOPS NATIONAL AWARD

October 4, 2021
Milestones Museum in Basingstoke scooped a national award last week at The Greats Gift Retailer Awards, organised by Progressive Gifts &... 

Crimes in Egypt heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

October 4, 2021
The multi-award-winning theatre company, New Old Friends, return to Theatre Royal Winchester with their production of Crimes in Egypt – a... 

Gilbert White Garden a hit at the Chelsea Flower Show

September 30, 2021
Members of the Sparsholt College team and Gilbert White gardener Keith Oakley with TV gardener Monty Don.  As part of Gilbert White’s House... 

Panto favourites return to Theatre Royal Winchester

September 29, 2021
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

September 27, 2021
Four of Eric Carle’s timeless children’s classics have made their way off the page and onto the stage and head to Theatre Royal Winchester... 

Boost for UK’s rarest lizard as over 140 are released back into the wild!

September 24, 2021
A group of the UK’s rarest lizards, the sand lizard, have been released back into the wild in Dorset. Over 140 of these endangered species,... 

Top things to do this October half term!

September 21, 2021
October half term is creeping up on you... have you got your spooktacular days out planned yet? Hampshire's Top Attractions has got lot's of... 

Houghton Lodge Gardens ends the season with an Apple Day celebration!

September 15, 2021
Houghton Lodge Gardens near Stockbridge will be hosting another celebration of their heritage apples on Sunday 26th September, with a bushel of... 

Beaulieu announces new Bond exhibition for No Time To Die

September 15, 2021
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