Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

It’s back to school, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had this September

August 24, 2016
The summer holidays have come to an end and it's time to go back to school. There's no reason to feel blue though, there is still plenty of fun... 

Fundraising to launch Butser Roman Villa into the future

August 19, 2016
Butser Ancient Farm will soon be launching a brand new campaign to renovate their iconic Roman villa. Built in 2003, the villa starred in the... 

Try the Arcade Games of the Past at Milestones

August 2, 2016
Long ago, before the heyday of the video game arcade in the 1970s and 80s, another kind of amusement arcade existed. From the late 1800s to the... 

Hampshire’s Top Attractions are ready, set, Pokémon GO!

July 20, 2016
If you haven’t heard or seen of the latest reality game called Pokémon GO – where have you been? One again Pokémania is taking the world... 

Hampshire attractions keep you entertained this August!

July 15, 2016
Whether you're looking for activities to keep the children entertained this summer, or fun things to do as a family, Hampshire has got it... 

Try Your Hand At Farming – The Old Fashioned Way!

July 4, 2016
At Butser Ancient Farm you really do feel like you’ve stepped into a time machine and travelled back thousands of years to discover what it... 

Get into the mood for the 2016 Olympics

June 23, 2016
From the 5th - 21st August the 2016 Olympics will be taking place in Rio. This world-renowned sporting event see's athletes from all corners of... 

Old rope from Wightlink Ferries helps the Island’s famous red squirrels

June 21, 2016
Fishbourne residents Julie and Brian Robinson got in touch with Wightlink when they wanted to make their garden more red squirrel-friendly. They... 

One month to go! Marwell Zoo’s Choir ‘Gets Ready’ for Marwell’s Zany Zebras

June 17, 2016
“They’re all Grevy’s and here they come. Get ready, ‘cause here they come!” With just a matter of weeks before Marwell’s Zany Zebras... 

National Bike Week

June 14, 2016
It's #NationalBikeWeek this week and to celebrate we are going to share with you the best places to hire a bike or if you already have that... 

Smugglers return for a Pirate Plunder

June 6, 2016
In celebration of the Island’s Festival of the Sea, Blackgang Chine is hosting three weekends of plundering fun on Pirate Cove from Saturday... 

Spend Summer in Hampshire

June 2, 2016
Hampshire is the perfect destination to plan your Summer holiday and is home to over 50 attractions to help you plan that perfect trip to create... 

Marwell Zoo reveals incredible footage of endangered new born tiger cubs

June 1, 2016
THREE Amur tiger cubs have been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire with staff capturing their first moments on secret den cameras. It has been 12... 

Find out more about: The New Forest Wildlife Park

May 29, 2016
There’s nothing quite like taking a trip to the New Forest Wildlife Park. It is situated in the woodland area of the New Forest National Park... 

Fantastic Father’s Day Ideas in Hampshire

May 24, 2016
Father's Day is approaching on the 19th June and we've got some great Father's Day ideas right here in Hampshire! So treat Dad to a great day... 

Half Term fun with a difference

May 19, 2016
Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill Country Park, the Island’s leading tourist attractions, have lots of additional exciting activity to entertain... 

Record BTCC crowd basks in Thruxton sun!

May 16, 2016
The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event at Thruxton [7-8 May] proved to be a huge success with a record 27,000 fans descending on... 

Springtime brings beautiful baby animals

May 13, 2016
Glorious spring is here and so are the babies! At New Forest Wildlife Park you can see the latest arrivals, including wild boar piglets, mouflon... 

Mottisfont’s welcome centre wins prestigious RIBA South Award 2016

May 3, 2016
Mottisfont's striking new welcome centre, which opened in January 2016, has won a prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South... 

Things to do this May half term!

April 29, 2016
As May fast approaches you'll be starting to think about how you can make the most out of those bank holidays and half term week! Below you'll... 

Things to do this May in Hampshire!

April 14, 2016
There are lots of great events taking place this May in Hampshire and we have listed just some of the best here for you: Mary Poppins comes to... 

Port Out, Southampton Home at SeaCity Museum

March 22, 2016
In their golden age from the 1920s to the 1950s, ocean liners were the lifeblood of Southampton, bringing employment, industry and glamour to... 

Find your favourite Easter Egg Hunt in Hampshire

March 3, 2016
Hampshire is offering families an ultimate Easter treat this holiday with lots of  egg-citing fun! From Easter egg hunts to tea parties,... 

Ideas for things to do in Portsmouth with the family – Part 2

March 2, 2016
Days Out and About In Portsmouth In part two of our guide to things to do in Portsmouth (take a look at Part 1 here) we investigate some of the... 

Ideas for things to do in Portsmouth with the family – Part 1

March 2, 2016
With so many things to discover and see, the vibrant waterfront city of Portsmouth is a superb destination for family fun. Here are our tips for... 

Family ideas for things to do this March!

February 22, 2016
Spring is in the air, daffodils are in bloom, and it's not just the animals coming out of hibernation! Spring welcomes back attractions that... 

NEW Dinosaur Theme Park World at Paultons Park

February 18, 2016
Welcome to the official Lost Kingdom Blog. In the coming months we will share with you all of the latest construction news and updates from the... 

The Story of the Hampshire Cottage Garden

February 11, 2016
Join Gilbert White & The Oates Collections for a weekend of garden treats, with our annual Snowdrop Weekend and an insightful talk on the... 

Fun for all the family this February

February 9, 2016
February half-term is getting closer and we are your guide with what to do kids, families or as couples! See below for some events taking... 

Things to do this February!

January 25, 2016
February sees the the first half term of 2016 so let's make it a fun one! Below is a list of some great events taking place this February in... 

Things to do in half term

January 21, 2016
Can you believe it's almost time for the next school holiday? It seems like only yesterday the kids were home needing entertaining over... 

Unique Valentines Day ideas

January 14, 2016
February 14th poses the question for couples - how shall we celebrate our love? Many book a romantic meal out, that usually equates to being... 

Top UK Attractions offer more in 2016!

January 7, 2016
Many of the top UK attractions are based right here in Hampshire and have even more to offer you in 2016! Exciting new developments, new rides,... 

Thelwell Ponies and Places

November 13, 2015
Mottisfont welcomes in the New Year with a major exhibition from the private family archives of one of Britain’s most popular cartoonists,...