Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

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
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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
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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... 

Covid-19 update on attractions in Hampshire

February 24, 2021
LAST UPDATED 8th APRIL 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....