Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

A Critically Endangered arrival just in time for Endangered Species day!

May 17, 2024
We’re celebrating Endangered Species Day with a Critically Endangered new arrival at Marwell Zoo, following the birth of a tiny cotton-top... 

Hampshire’s Hidden Gems: Uncover the Unusual and Unique

May 16, 2024
Beyond the well-trodden paths of Hampshire lie a wealth of peculiar and fascinating attractions that promise unforgettable experiences. Let's... 

Father’s Day fun in Hampshire

May 16, 2024
Father's Day is a special occasion to celebrate the incredible men in our lives, and Hampshire offers a wealth of attractions and activities... 

Mr Toad is perfect family treat at Theatre Royal Winchester

May 15, 2024
Families searching for a show they can all enjoy should look no further than Mr Toad – performed at Theatre Royal Winchester from Friday 26... 

Mishaps and misbehaviour in Madame Bovary

May 15, 2024
Theatre fans will be swept away by The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary, which comes to Theatre Royal Winchester from Tuesday 04 June. The play... 

National Theatre Live celebrates NHS creator

May 15, 2024
[caption id="attachment_40805" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] NYE by Price, , a new play by Tim Price, Director - Rufus Norris, Set Designer... 

Cinderella actor receives national panto award nomination

May 15, 2024
Play to the Crowd, arts and education charity, is pleased to announce that its 2023/24 pantomime at Theatre Royal Winchester, Cinderella, has... 

It’s All Change at The Watercress Line

May 10, 2024
Take a trip down memory lane when The Watercress Line recreates the nostalgia of the 1950s and 1960s at a brand new summer event.  All Change... 

High Jinx for the whole family at Theatre Royal Winchester

May 7, 2024
Mesmerising magic and crazy circus stunts are promised from High Jinx: Magic, Illusion & Circus at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 26... 

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire celebrates Love Your Zoo week!

May 7, 2024
Marwell Zoo is celebrating Love Your Zoo week with a host of ways for guests to get involved and share what they love about their zoo. Love... 

Six Vipers Selected For Pakistan Series

May 4, 2024
Southampton, UK | Six Southern Vipers stars have been selected for international honours, as England Women have named their squads for their... 

An action-packed May half-term with all-new Fairies and Dragons trail at Beaulieu

May 2, 2024
Beaulieu is gearing up for an action-packed May half-term from 25th May – 2nd June, with family fun for everyone including a brand-new... 

Howden Insurance renews partnership with Play to the Crowd

May 2, 2024
Play to the Crowd, the arts and education charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers, is thrilled to announce that... 

What’s on this June in Hampshire

May 2, 2024
Families looking for exciting ways to spend their June days in Hampshire are in for a treat! With a diverse range of events and attractions,... 

Half-term fun with Thomas at The Watercress Line in Hampshire

May 2, 2024
Don’t miss out when Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into The Watercress Line this half-term.  Young fans of the famous blue engine will have... 

Hands-On Adventures in Hampshire

May 2, 2024
Hampshire is a treasure trove of attractions that bring you face-to-face with fascinating creatures and experiences. Whether you dream of... 

Olympics themed family Fiesta at Winchester Science Centre this summer

May 1, 2024
Free indoor and outdoor mini children’s festival of curiosity Where: Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Winchester,... 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is visiting Marwell Zoo 🐛

April 30, 2024
This summer, Marwell Zoo is proud to be hosting a fun interactive trail inspired by Eric Carle’s bestselling children’s book, The Very... 

Marwell Wildlife Celebrates World Veterinary Day

April 29, 2024
Marwell Wildlife is celebrating World Veterinary Day by shining a spotlight on its amazing vets and vet nurses and the work they do to ensure... 

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has some CLAWsome news!

April 26, 2024
Marwell Wildlife would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped them hit their £20,000 target to help white-clawed crayfish. Seven... 

THRUXTON TO KICK OFF 2024 SEASON WITH FREE ADMISSION RACE MEETING

April 25, 2024
Thruxton Circuit will launch its 2024 motorsport season in spectacular style next month as the 750 Motor Club makes a triumphant return to... 

MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND – BOUNCY BARN FUN

April 24, 2024
This May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May, Bouncy Barn fun is back at Tapnell Farm Park!  Enjoy all-weather, high-energy... 

New for 2024: Beaulieu Unveils Enchanted Fairies and Dragons Willow Sculpture Trail

April 23, 2024
Embark on a journey of wonder as, for the first time, Beaulieu’s Mill Pond Walk becomes home to an all-new Fairies and Dragons willow... 

Three days of Spring Steam Gala action at The Watercress Line

April 19, 2024
Highlights of The Watercress Line’s spectacular Spring Steam Gala will be three very special guest engines.  The popular event, from 26 to... 

Morgan and West return to Theatre Royal Winchester

April 19, 2024
Theatre Royal Winchester is set to host a magic show for kids and childish grown-ups when world-renowned magicians Morgan and West return with... 

New Forest Wildlife Park Celebrates Birth of Rare European Mouflon Lambs

April 19, 2024
The New Forest Wildlife Park is delighted to announce the recent birth of five European mouflon lambs. Arriving on the 5th, 9th and 11th April,... 

New Forest Wildlife Park Welcomes Back Critically Endangered Scottish Wildcats

April 17, 2024
The New Forest Wildlife Park is excited to announce the arrival of two new Scottish wildcats, brothers named Beinne and Halum. These... 

A darkly comic tale – Austen’s Lady Susan

April 17, 2024
Fans of Jane Austen will enjoy the darkly comic Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN, which comes to Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 02 May. LADY... 

Cricket drama comes to Theatre Royal Winchester

April 17, 2024
Cricket fans are in for a humorous but insightful evening when one man show, Jack’s Ashes, comes to Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 01... 

MILITARY CONVOY RETURNS TO MILESTONES MUSEUM TO COMMEMORATE D-DAY 80 AND ARMED FORCES DAY

April 15, 2024
On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June, Milestones Museum in Basingstoke will be commemorating the Armed Forces Day weekend with a whole host of... 

Play to the Crowd announces new partnership with Pulse Cargo

April 15, 2024
Play to the Crowd, the arts and education charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers, is thrilled to announce that... 

Outdoor Summer activities for 2024

April 12, 2024
Get ready for the best summer ever in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight! With beautiful countryside, vibrant towns, and historic attractions,... 

Ashley Blaker’s ‘Normal Schmormal’ show

April 5, 2024
Comedian Ashley Blaker waxes lyrical about raising children with special needs in his new stand-up show, Normal Schmormal, at Theatre Royal... 

Don’t miss Thomas at The Watercress Line this May half-term

April 5, 2024
Enjoy some bubble fun with Thomas at The Watercress Line from 25 May to 2 June.   Young fans of Thomas the Tank Engine will be bubbling with...