Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

Watercress Line appoints new President

May 18, 2022
The Watercress Line is pleased to announce that Air Vice Marshal Richard Lacey CBE MA has agreed to become President of the railway. Richard... 

Join the Twirlywoos for fun and adventure

May 18, 2022
Younger audiences will delight in seeing their favourite colourful characters on stage when Twirlywoos Live! heads to Theatre Royal Winchester... 

Fluffy new arrivals – in a nutshell!

May 18, 2022
Marwell Zoo is celebrating after all four nesting pairs of resident Humboldt penguins welcomed new arrivals. The chicks, who have all been... 

Falklands 40 – What Portsmouth Saw

May 17, 2022
Come and hear the stories of the veterans who served in the Falklands conflict at Fort Nelson in a new exhibition, Falklands 40 – What... 

New exhibition celebrates some of the highest quality craft in the region

May 17, 2022
A new exhibition at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery celebrates some of the highest quality craft being produced in our region. Crafted... 

Vintage Vehicles en route for the Watercress Line

May 11, 2022
Vintage vehicles, including classic cars, buses, motorbikes, tractors, auto trucks and traction engines, will be at the Watercress Line this... 

The best attractions in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight this June!

May 6, 2022
Have you seen what's on at the Hampshire attractions this June? You're not going to want to miss all the fun-filled days out that are planned!... 

Seventies classics invited to the National Motor Museum’s 50th birthday celebration

May 5, 2022
[caption id="attachment_29152" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Opening of National Motor Museum 1972. Lord Montagu with Prince Michael of Kent... 

Peep Peep! Thomas & Friends™ return to the Watercress Line

May 4, 2022
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine can meet their hero at the Watercress Line from May 28 to June 5. Thomas & Friends are back on track at the... 

AMANDA SQUIRES APPOINTED AS NEW CEO AT WATERCRESS LINE

April 28, 2022
Watercress Line Heritage Railway Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Amanda Squires as its new Chief Executive Officer. Amanda... 

Watercress Line steaming towards its Spring Steam Gala

April 27, 2022
The Watercress Line’s popular Spring Steam Gala returns from Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May with a Goods Train theme. A range of... 

The Wizard of Oz Theatre Royal Winchester

April 27, 2022
Tickets for The Wizard of Oz, this year’s traditional family pantomime at Theatre Royal Winchester which runs from Saturday 3 December 2022... 

Chawton House’s exciting new exhibition, A Costume of Sport, runs, jumps and dives into the summer season

April 27, 2022
[Image: Cricket Match Played by the Countess of Derby and Other Ladies, 1779, © Marylebone Cricket Club] Chawton House, Hampshire, April... 

Marwell Zoo shares adorable footage of two red-necked wallaby joeys emerging from their mothers’ pouches!

April 27, 2022
Marwell Zoo has shared the adorable moment two red-necked wallaby joeys emerge from their mothers’ pouches. The youngsters are already a few... 

Marwell Wildlife awarded prestigious Queen’s Award

April 21, 2022
Her Majesty the Queen has given the royal seal of approval to Marwell Wildlife’s environmental commitments with a coveted award. The... 

Hat Fair festival returns to the city

April 21, 2022
Winchester’s annual Outdoor Arts festival, which celebrates local, national and international outdoor performance, returns to the city from... 

Platinum Queen’s Jubilee events in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

April 20, 2022
Did you know that the Queen's Jubilee celebration 2022 is coming up in June? Here at Hampshire's Top Attractions we have got lots of Platinum... 

Vintage Vehicles get into gear for the Watercress Line

April 20, 2022
Classic cars, buses, motorbikes, tractors, auto trucks and traction engines will be among the vintage vehicles heading to the Watercress... 

Richard Cameron’s The Glee Club heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

April 14, 2022
Richard Cameron’s raucous comedy with live music, The Glee Club, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester from Tuesday 3 May – Saturday 10... 

Houghton Lodge Gardens springs into 2022 season

April 14, 2022
Swathes of daffodils welcomed Houghton Lodge Garden’s first visitors of the season on 1st April. Over 7000 new daffodil bulbs were planted... 

May half term activities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight!

April 14, 2022
Are you looking for May half term activities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? Well... we are bringing you a half term of fun, thrills, and... 

Tapnell Farm offers guests an eco-route to Isle of Wight

April 13, 2022
It's now easy to take the environmentally friendly route to the Isle of Wight, thanks to a new two-night cycling break from Tapnell Farm (01983... 

The best 2022 May attractions in Hampshire… plus what’s on near you!

April 8, 2022
Are you ready for a month of fun? Hampshire's Top Attractions is bringing you to the top May attractions to head to! There are live shows for... 

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Jane Austen’s House

April 6, 2022
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall made a special visit to Jane Austen’s House in Hampshire today. The visit comprised a tour of the... 

Tapnell Farm celebrates 10th anniversary in 2022

April 1, 2022
Tapnell Farm (www.tapnellfarm.com) is no “new kid on the block” for UK holidays, it’s celebrating 10 years as a staycation resort in 2022.... 

Watercress Line set to ‘deliver the goods’ at Spring Steam Gala

March 31, 2022
Branch out at popular Spring Steam Gala – Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May 2022 The Watercress Line’s much-loved Spring Steam Gala... 

BRICKOSAURS! Evolution, a world-first collection of toy brick dinosaurs arrives at Marwell Zoo

March 31, 2022
A world-first collection of 55 prehistoric creatures made using more than 2 million toy bricks have taken over Marwell Zoo for the launch of... 

The Story of Motoring in 50 Objects to celebrate golden anniversary of the National Motor Museum

March 30, 2022
In celebration of the landmark golden half-century of the National Motor Museum, an anniversary exhibition telling The Story of Motoring in 50... 

Southampton’s heritage steamship, SS Shieldhall, awarded £200,000 Cultural Assets Fund grant ahead of 2022 dry dock and summer sailing season

March 25, 2022
The volunteer team at Southampton’s Steamship Shieldhall have received the wonderful news that their application to the Cultural Assets Fund... 

The Watercress Line welcomes their 5 Millionth Visitor!

March 22, 2022
Left to Right:- Christine Lockhart, Phil Lockhart, Alison Houghton, Emily Lockhart, Mark Lockhart. Hampshire’s much-loved Watercress Line... 

Easter fun at Fort Nelson

March 21, 2022
A free falconry display will take place at Fort Nelson on April 9 and 10 – a great family day out to start the Easter holidays. Birds of Prey... 

Easter activities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight!

March 17, 2022
Are you looking for Easter holiday activities, fun days out, and adventure in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? Hampshire's Top Attractions has... 

Directions to Paultons Park

March 15, 2022
For an experience like no other, visit Paultons Park. Step into the amazing world of Peppa Pig, then enjoy over 70 thrilling rides and... 

Steamship Shieldhall announces cruise into Portsmouth Harbour

March 11, 2022
[caption id="attachment_28236" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] DCIM100MEDIADJI_0506.JPG[/caption] For the first time in many years,...