Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

Twinkle twinkle little stars!

August 4, 2022
Marwell has welcomed five starred agama hatchlings, also known as painted dragons, this species is part of the lizard family. The babies have... 

Theatre Royal Winchester presents its Autumn programme

August 4, 2022
Theatre Royal Winchester has a brand-new, exciting autumn season lined up for audiences of all ages and tastes – with drama, dance, comedy,... 

Penguin Health Checks at Marwell Zoo

August 1, 2022
Marwell Zoo’s Humboldt penguin chicks have been given a clean bill of health following a recent round of health checks. The checks, which... 

There’s summer fun for all the family down on Tapnell Farm

August 1, 2022
Isle of Wight, 1 August 2022: Tapnell Farm (https://tapnellfarm.com) is in full summer swing with new attractions and events for locals and... 

Go on a journey of human endurance with Terra Nova

August 1, 2022
Go on a journey to Antarctic with Captain Robert Falcon Scott in Terra Nova at Theatre Royal Winchester from Saturday 13 August. Terra Nova... 

An Agatha Christie without the Queen of Crime in sight

July 29, 2022
Prepare for a cunning thriller when Who Killed “Agatha” Christie? comes to Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 22 September. With... 

Wimbledon-themed comic whodunnit comes to Winchester

July 29, 2022
Expect murder and mayhem when comedy Crimes on Centre Court comes to Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 September. The... 

Tiny Zebra Zoomies!

July 27, 2022
[caption id="attachment_30311" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] A new Grevy's Zebra foal joins mum for his first trip outside at Marwell... 

Glow Marwell – A magical light experience

July 27, 2022
Join us for an immersive light extravaganza as we turn Marwell’s majestic grounds into a twinkling wonderland full of fairy lights, magic and... 

Tapnell Farm launches new cottages – and it’s not too late to book them for summer

July 25, 2022
Isle of Wight, 25 July 2022: Tapnell Farm (01983 758722, https://tapnellfarm.com) has launched three luxurious new rural retreats,... 

Things to do in Hampshire & Isle of Wight summer holidays in 2022

July 20, 2022
Are the kids always asking you 'what are we doing today?' throughout the summer holidays? Get one step ahead and have a summer of fun lined up... 

There’s now twice as many reasons to visit Marwell!

July 19, 2022
With family budgets tightening and the school holidays fast approaching we are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic incentive to help your... 

Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas at The Watercress Line

July 19, 2022
Young fans of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends can jump on board when the popular Day Out With Thomas event returns to The Watercress... 

Heatwave hacks for staying cool on days out!

July 18, 2022
With a sizzling heatwave upon us, it’s important to make sure you and your family stay cool and safe in the heat so that you can still enjoy... 

Get swept away by the Rhythm of the Dance

July 12, 2022
Experience the Irish dance and music extravaganza, Rhythm of the Dance, at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 24 July. Described as creating a... 

Brave the interactive family show, Dinosaur World Live

July 12, 2022
Join an intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world in Dinosaur World Live – at Theatre Royal Winchester... 

August attractions in Hampshire to keep busy over the 2022 break

July 8, 2022
Are you in need of some inspiration for family days out this summer? We've got you covered... with Hampshire's Top Attractions days out there's... 

Przewalski Parents Parade their pogeny

June 30, 2022
Marwell is delighted to announce the birth of a rare Przewalski’s foal. These horses were extinct in the wild from 1969 until 2008, so the... 

Shieldhall returns from dry dock with a new electric-blue bottom ahead of a busy sailing weekend

June 30, 2022
Steamship Shieldhall has returned from her annual dry dock in Falmouth looking pristine and ship-shape ahead of a busy weekend of sailings... 

Join Thomas & Friends at The Watercress Line this summer for a Day Out With Thomas

June 30, 2022
Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas this summer when the friendly steam locomotive returns to The Watercress Line from August 6th to 14th. Young fans... 

Marwell celebrates winning on two fronts at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards

June 23, 2022
Marwell Zoo is celebrating after winning Business of the Year and the Sustainable Business Award at the Winchester Business Excellence... 

Heritage Diesel Gala returns to The Watercress Line

June 20, 2022
A weekend of heritage diesel traction is planned at The Watercress Line next month with the return of the popular Diesel Gala. The special... 

2022 July attractions in Hampshire: Including what’s on near you

June 17, 2022
This July is packed with fun! Fill the summer holidays with memorable days out, Hampshire's Top Attractions has so many wonderful attractions... 

Rachel Hudson to premiere new exhibition at Gilbert White’s House

June 16, 2022
Four Marks based natural history illustrator Rachel Hudson will be premiering her exhibition ‘From the Margins’ at Gilbert White’s House... 

Community performances showcasing the best local and emerging talent

June 16, 2022
This summer Theatre Royal Winchester is hosting a number of community performances showcasing the best local and emerging talent in musical... 

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s debut hit – Into The Groove at Mast Mayflower Studios Sat 23 July

June 14, 2022
Forty years ago, Madonna released her debut single “Everybody” – a song that kickstarted the career of the best-selling female artist of... 

Victorian Fun Fair to return to Fort Nelson

June 14, 2022
Roll up, roll up! Enjoy the fun of the fair in the perfect Victorian setting of Fort Nelson.  Traditional rides of a steam carousel, swing... 

Hat Fair 2022 programme announced

June 14, 2022
Hat Fair, the UK’s longest-running festival of Outdoor Arts, is back – and this year it will once again take over the city streets and... 

BRICKOSAURS! Unleashed event weekend!

June 13, 2022
Our BRICKOSAURS! have been unleashed - for one weekend only! Join us at Marwell for a weekend of prehistoric adventure as we turn up the... 

Join us in welcoming our Clouded Leopards

June 13, 2022
Marwell Zoo is thrilled to announce the arrival of a sibling pair of vulnerable Clouded Leopards to the zoo. The International Union for... 

Matilda

June 13, 2022
It is with great sadness that Marwell Zoo announces the death of Matilda, the zoo’s oldest Rothschild’s giraffe, who was born here in... 

Summer holiday activities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

June 10, 2022
Are you looking for summer holiday activities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? You won't want to miss this! There's a summer of fun lined up... 

Say a fond farewell to The Blues Band

June 7, 2022
After four decades, The Blues Band are bidding a fond farewell to audiences at Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 16 June. A band that has... 

A feel-good show to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

June 7, 2022
Celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with a patriotic sing-song with Happy Days Jubilee Show, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on...