Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

What’s on throughout the Summer holidays at Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

June 22, 2021
[caption id="attachment_24818" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Visit Isle of Wight. Top Cat Media.[/caption] In need of some family fun days... 

Diesel locomotive enthusiasts are on track for a gala day out at the Watercress Line

June 8, 2021
[caption id="attachment_24719" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Photo Credit: Tim White[/caption] Featuring the Watercress Line’s home... 

The Snail and the Whale at Theatre Royal Winchester

June 7, 2021
Tall Stories bring their production of The Snail and the Whale – a play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler... 

Marwell Zoo celebrates latest newborns of threatened species

June 7, 2021
[caption id="attachment_24708" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Photographer- Mark Parris[/caption] Marwell Zoo is celebrating its latest... 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical returns to Theatre Royal Winchester

June 3, 2021
[caption id="attachment_24684" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Showstopper ! Apollo Theatre CREDIT Geraint Lewis[/caption] Fans of the... 

Programme announced for this year’s Hat Fair festival

June 2, 2021
Details of this year’s Hat Fair Outdoor Arts festival, due to take place from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July 2021, have been released by the... 

Watercress Line brings Blitz spirit back to the tracks this summer

May 21, 2021
Watercress Line brings Blitz spirit back to the tracks this summer Travel back in time to the 1940s and the backdrop of a Second World War... 

Peep, Peep! Family fun returns to the Watercress Line with Thomas & FriendsTM this Half Term

May 19, 2021
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Father’s Day at Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

May 18, 2021
Spoil dad this Father's Day at Hampshire's Top Attractions! We have lots of attractions and days out that your dad is sure to love, take him to... 

Beaulieu attraction revs up for full reopening

May 14, 2021
Beaulieu is excited to be fully reopening its indoor spaces from Monday 17th May, welcoming back visitors to the National Motor Museum, Palace... 

Time travelling magicians return to Theatre Royal Winchester

May 11, 2021
The time-travelling magicians, Morgan & West, are set to return to Theatre Royal Winchester with their Fantastic Family Magic Spectacular... 

Another wheely great day out with vintage vehicles at The Watercress Line!

May 10, 2021
[caption id="attachment_24344" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] ©Russell Sach [/caption] Travel back through time to enjoy the largest... 

Ticket details announced for this year’s Hat Fair festival

May 10, 2021
Tickets for this year’s Hat Fair Outdoor Arts festival, due to take place from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July 2021, will go on sale on Wednesday 2... 

Be part of the festival fun as a volunteer at this year’s Hat Fair

May 6, 2021
Hat Fair – the UK’s longest-running Outdoor Arts Festival – is looking for volunteers to help ensure this year’s festival runs smoothly... 

What’s on in June at Hampshire’s Top Attractions

May 6, 2021
Have you got your fun-filled family days out planned yet? Not to worry... Hampshire's Top Attractions have most certainly got you covered with... 

Theatre Royal Winchester announces reopening plans

May 5, 2021
The arts and education charity Play to the Crowd has today announced that Theatre Royal Winchester will re-open later this month with a plethora... 

Coming May 17, Chawton House re-opens its doors to the public with Made in Lockdown launch

April 30, 2021
Chawton House opens a special showcase featuring items made by volunteers over Lockdown and relaunches its daring exhibition Man Up! for a... 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Flagships Taking Centre Stage in 2021

April 30, 2021
The UK’s leading naval heritage destination Portsmouth Historic Dockyard announces reopening date of 17 May 2021 Will reopen with innovative... 

What’s on at Hampshire’s Top Attractions this May half-term!

April 20, 2021
There is lots going on this May half-term at Hampshire's Top Attractions, with the restrictions being lifted on indoor attractions and venues... 

Full steam ahead – the Watercress Line welcomes back its four-day Spring Steam Gala

April 19, 2021
The Watercress Line has announced the return of its much-loved Spring Steam Gala – Friday 30th April 2021 - Monday 3rd May 2021. Step back... 

The FastCats are back as Wightlink gears up for summer

April 16, 2021
Wightlink will resume its FastCat foot passenger sailings between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head on Thursday 29 April 2021. It will be... 

All aboard for half-term fun with Thomas & FriendsTM

April 14, 2021
[caption id="attachment_23967" align="aligncenter" width="1869"] Image by Paul Michael Hughes Photography T 07790819111 UK E... 

Watercress Line to receive £496,200 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

April 9, 2021
The Watercress Line is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery... 

What’s on in May at Hampshire’s Top Attractions

April 8, 2021
We are delighted to see that many of our indoor attractions will be able to reopen from 17th May and it's not that far away now! They have lots... 

Watercress Line’s latest attraction goes loco!

April 8, 2021
Families returning to the Watercress Line this spring will be ‘chuffed’ to discover a brand new locomotive playground adding to the... 

New project launched for local writers

April 1, 2021
Playmakers, the community outreach and engagement arm of the charity Play to the Crowd, has launched a new project for local writers -... 

A live and interactive magic experience with Britain Got Talent finalist

March 31, 2021
Internationally acclaimed magician and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Magical Bones will be hosting a live and interactive virtual magic... 

‘Extinct in the wild’ scimitar-horned oryx calf born at Marwell Zoo

March 31, 2021
[caption id="attachment_23704" align="alignnone" width="500"] Copyright: Marwell Wildlife, Jason [email protected] Wildlife... 

Caring youngsters help local wildlife charity

March 30, 2021
Andover’s Hawk Conservancy Trust says its spirits have been lifted by the efforts of the many local youngsters who have undertaken a variety... 

Fort Nelson will reopen on 12 April

March 26, 2021
Fort Nelson is delighted to announce that it will be reopening its doors on Monday 12 April.  The Fort will be opening its vast outdoor spaces... 

Beaulieu showcases stunning sculptures for 2021

March 23, 2021
Beaulieu’s Palace House will be home to more than 250 incredible sculptures this summer, with a brand new exhibition showcasing the work of... 

New BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair comes to Beaulieu

March 9, 2021
Beaulieu is excited to be hosting a brand new outdoor spring gardening event, with the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair, partnered by... 

Steamship Shieldhall and SEE Southampton both winners in 2020/21 ‘Beautiful South Awards for Excellence’

March 8, 2021
Southampton was a big winner in the 2020/21 Tourism SouthEast ‘Beautiful South Awards for Excellence’ held on Thursday 4 March. Steamship... 

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...