Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

The Ageas Bowl launches first Outdoor Cinema event

May 3, 2018
The Ageas Bowl is pleased to announce the launch of its first outdoor cinema event this summer with a showing of the classic Walt Disney... 

New adrenaline experience ‘The Drop’ to launch at Emirates Spinnaker Tower!

May 2, 2018
This summer, Emirates Spinnaker Tower will launch a brand new adrenaline experience at the iconic waterside landmark. ‘The Drop’ will give... 

Emirates Spinnaker Tower included in Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

April 23, 2018
  Emirates Spinnaker Tower has been included in the new edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, an inspiring travel guide aiming... 

8 places to enjoy a BBQ this Summer!

April 19, 2018
#NationalBBQWeek returns for a 22nd time this year from 28th May - 3rd June & it comes just in time for the FIFA World Cup! We all love to... 

24 things to do in the Summer Half-Term holidays!

April 13, 2018
Keeping the kids entertained during half term school holidays can be a challenge. But help is at hand, as the Summer Half-Term brings a whole... 

16 Wedding Venues for Ceremonies & Receptions in Hampshire!

April 10, 2018
  There are so many beautiful wedding venues across Hampshire and The Isle of Wight - you are sure to find the perfect one for you and... 

A Royal Celebration at Winchester Cathedral

April 6, 2018
On Saturday 19 May we will be celebrating the marriage of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by livestreaming their wedding ceremony in the... 

All things spring at Hampshire’s Top Attractions

April 4, 2018
We head into April with a spring in our step thanks to all things wonderful at Hampshire's Top Attractions. Fill your Easter holidays and beyond... 

Wightlink’s Camber Café is open for business

March 29, 2018
Ready in time for Easter – Wightlink has opened stylish new refreshment facilities at its Portsmouth car ferry terminal. The Camber Café... 

Expert Line-Up Announced for Beaulieu’s Boatjumble

March 29, 2018
An action-packed line-up of free boating advice and adventurous tales has been announced for Ask the Experts LIVE! at Beaulieu Boatjumble on... 

Bird of Prey Family Adventures at the Hawk Conservancy Trust

March 29, 2018
Rewilding has become a popular term these days in conservation and is not only important for the natural world but also vital for children.... 

World’s Fastest Tractor Joins World Of Top Gear At Beaulieu

March 29, 2018
The fastest tractor in the world, created by Matt LeBlanc and the Top Gear team and driven to a record breaking 87.2mph by the Stig, has roared... 

Butser Ancient Farm open seven days a week from the Easter Weekend

March 29, 2018
Butser Ancient Farm will open seven days a week from the Easter Weekend and to celebrate there’s lots to eggs-plore and discover this... 

World Race Winner Opens New Facilities at Buckler’s Hard

March 29, 2018
Round the World race winner Mike Golding OBE has opened new five-star facilities after a £400,000 investment at the Beaulieu... 

Boats Tours and Living History for Easter at Buckler’s Hard

March 29, 2018
See the past come to life with living history characters at Buckler’s Hard over the Easter holidays and take tours on board Gipsy Moth... 

First look inside Marwell Zoo’s ‘Energy for Life’ Tropical House powered by ‘zoo poo’

March 29, 2018
Marwell Zoo has unveiled its new immersive and sustainable ‘Energy for Life’ Tropical House which will become the first in the UK to... 

Easter Lunch at Winchester Cathedral

March 29, 2018
Spend your Easter Sunday sharing a delicious carvery with your family, arranged by the Cathedral Refectory team so you can relax and celebrate... 

Join in the ‘Eggstravaganza’ at Birdworld this Easter!

March 21, 2018
Join the festivities at Birdworld, Farnham this Easter by taking part in the park’s 50th Anniversary Easter Egg Hunt Trail. Running from... 

New faces and very vocal giant otters at New Forest Wildlife Park this Easter

March 8, 2018
There are plenty of new faces at New Forest Wildlife Park this Easter, and some very vocal giant otters! Keepers have noticed a lot of giant... 

Mr Bloom from CBeebies to headline Marwell Zoo’s calendar of events 2018

March 6, 2018
Mr Bloom from CBeebies will star in a series of live shows as part of Marwell Zoo’s exciting calendar of events for 2018. The zoo has... 

First Lambs of 2018 born at Butser!

March 5, 2018
The team at Butser Ancient Farm arrived to a flurry of excitement on Monday morning after the first lambs of the season were born over the... 

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections Re-Opening Announced

February 21, 2018
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be opening its doors after it’s £3million renovation for a family open day on the 12th May... 

Marwell Zoo searches for carnivores animal keeper

February 8, 2018
Marwell Zoo is searching for an animal keeper to help care for their amazing and diverse collection of carnivores. The role will involve... 

Wightlink’s new flagship Victoria of Wight is launched

February 8, 2018
At 11:50 local time this morning, Wightlink’s new environmentally friendly ferry Victoria of Wight went down the slipway at the Cemre... 

New Encounter barn Opens at Longdown Activity Farm

February 7, 2018
There’s even more opportunity to get hands-on and up close to lots of farm animals when Longdown Activity Farm opens the gates to their new... 

Stories from the City: Half Term at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

February 2, 2018
This February half term, Emirates Spinnaker Tower invites families to explore the view from the Tower and discover more about some of the... 

We say goodbye to Ralph, our superstar Humboldt penguin

February 2, 2018
It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of Ralph, our much-loved Humboldt penguin aged 19. Ralph was born on New Year’s Day... 

Our best Winter Walks

January 10, 2018
Is there anything more refreshing than a stroll on a crisp winter’s day? If you want to spend some more time exploring the outdoors this... 

12 events you do not want to miss this February Half-Term!

January 10, 2018
Get ready to step into Spring this February Half Term with the help of Hampshire's Top Attractions. Keep the children busy and entertained... 

Love is in the Air at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

January 9, 2018
Love is in the air at Emirates Spinnaker Tower – literally, 105 metres in the air! This February, Portsmouth’s iconic landmark offers a... 

Annual animal stock take underway at Marwell Zoo

January 4, 2018
Marwell Zoo counts its 2,000 animals as annual stock take is underway. From the tiniest insect to the tallest giraffe, all creatures great and... 

Eklectica 2018 Headliners Announced

December 20, 2017
The Fratellis, Scouting for Girls, The Hoosiers and Toploader are among the first bands to be announced as headliners for Eklectica 2018, the... 

Top 10 attractions for your 2018 bucket list!

December 19, 2017
We know you'll want to make 2018 extra special, creating lots of precious memories and having fun doing so! With so much to do in Hampshire it... 

Marwell Zoo unveils state-of-the-art Tropical House

November 29, 2017
Marwell Zoo has today unveiled its unique £8m Tropical House – its largest and most ambitious project to date. Under its spectacular...