Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

Beaulieu’s Simply Aston Martin Celebrates DB7 Anniversary

January 29, 2019
Beaulieu’s new events season gets off to a stylish start with Simply Aston Martin on Sunday April 7th as it marks the 25th anniversary of... 

Plan for a fun-filled February half-term in Hampshire & The Isle of Wight!

January 11, 2019
We've nearly made it to the first half term school holiday of the New Year! What with the dark mornings and short evenings, make sure you make... 

New season of Studio Children’s Theatre starts this weekend

January 8, 2019
  Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ (NST) new season of theatre for young children starts this weekend, with exciting and original theatre... 

Watercress Line paves the way for little engineers with FREE standard travel for children aged four and under!

January 7, 2019
From February 2019, children aged four and under will be able to travel for free on the Watercress Line’s standard service, the heritage... 

Spinnaker Tower cuts prices for local residents

January 7, 2019
For the whole month of January, Emirates Spinnaker Tower will offer a 50% discount on standard ticket prices for residents at addresses with... 

Thousands experience WWII at the Watercress Line

January 4, 2019
More than 2000 people from across Hampshire visited the Watercress Line over the holidays, to join civilian and military re-enactors and... 

Marwell Zoo shows off magnificent animals during annual stocktake

January 3, 2019
The New Year has got off to a busy start for keepers at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester, as they complete an audit of every species in the... 

What’s New for Beaulieu in 2019

December 18, 2018
The fantasmagorical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, the first sculpture trail with internationally acclaimed sculptors, brand new... 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Beaulieu’s Hands-On Half Term!

December 12, 2018
Become an inventor for a Hands-on half-term at Beaulieu, get inspired by the wonderful machines from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and take part... 

Thelwell’s humour and artistic talent on show at Mottisfont

December 7, 2018
Images © Norman Thelwell: That Spring Feeling; Tumbling Bay, Timsbury; The Little Farmer Set; Into Something Big  Mottisfont’s first... 

Beauty and the Beast opens at Theatre Royal Winchester

December 5, 2018
  Theatre Royal Winchester’s traditional family pantomime Beauty and the Beast is now open and receiving rave reviews from audience... 

What’s to come in 2019 for Hampshire & The Isle of Wight..

November 26, 2018
As we say goodbye to another year - we cannot help but look ahead to what's in store for us next year. Luckily, 2019 is not short of exciting,... 

Santa’s Wight Christmas Grotto at The Needles

November 23, 2018
Dream of a Sparkling ‘Wight’ Christmas at The Needles Landmark Attraction this December. Christmas is coming to The Needles, so expect... 

Christmas at Marwell 2018… the magic begins

November 15, 2018
Marwell Zoo has transformed into a magical winter wonderland for its much anticipated festive event. Children and adults alike will delight at... 

Festive fun at The Watercress Line this December

November 15, 2018
  The Watercress Line’s highly anticipated ‘Santa Special’ steam locomotive will chuff into town again next month, giving families... 

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Announce Spring and Summer 2019 Season

November 14, 2018
  Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces the company’s Spring and Summer 2019 season. [caption... 

9 festive days out this Christmas!

November 13, 2018
Get into the Christmas spirit with our top picks for your very own magical #hantsdaysout over the next couple of months! It can be a challenge... 

Walkers raise £14,750 to preserve Hampshire’s heritage railway

November 13, 2018
More than 950 walkers, including children and dogs, from across Hampshire dusted off their walking boots recently to raise over £14,750 to... 

Eight new reasons to visit the Isle of Wight in 2019

November 12, 2018
Isle of Wight prepares for the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, in 2019 English Heritage flagship property, Osborne, on the Isle... 

BRICKOSAURS! A world-first collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs is coming to Marwell Zoo in 2019

November 8, 2018
Marwell Zoo will become the first attraction in the world to host a collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs. BRICKOSAURS, a prehistoric... 

£50 family days out: The perfect budget outings for the kids

November 8, 2018
A day out in Hampshire and across the Isle of Wight doesn't need to break the bank. In fact, there are tons of £50 (or less) family days out to... 

Ten Reasons Why You Should Visit Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink

November 6, 2018
Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink has become a must-visit Christmas experience in many people’s Christmas calendars. Running from 17 November to... 

Shrek The Musical Returns to Mayflower Theatre with a fairy-tale cast

November 6, 2018
Believe all ‘ogre’ again! SHREK THE MUSICAL® today announces casting for the major nationwide tour which sees the show return to Mayflower... 

Countdown to Christmas at Beaulieu!

November 5, 2018
An illuminated Christmas trail for all the family   There is just over a week to go until the stunning new illuminated Christmas trail is... 

Celebrate Christmas at Paultons – home of Peppa Pig World

November 2, 2018
Family theme park, Paultons Park, set within the enchanted New Forest in Hampshire, will be transformed this winter into a Christmas wonderland... 

Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal born at Marwell Zoo

October 24, 2018
A Hartmann’s mountain zebra has been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. First time mother Dorotka, who is genetically very important to the... 

13 ways to keep warm and stay active this Winter!

October 23, 2018
Discover exciting ways to keep warm and stay active this winter with Hampshire's Top Attractions. With invigorating retreats, festive... 

‘Blues At The Bowl’ Arrives At The Ageas Bowl This November!

October 23, 2018
The Ageas Bowl is set to host an unmissable evening of live blues music this November as the first ‘Blues at the Bowl’ event arrives at the... 

A wickedly twisted tale for Halloween comes to Southampton from award-winning company 1927

October 23, 2018
The Animals and Children Took to the Streets At Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus 30 Oct – 3 Nov A wickedly twisted tale for... 

Samhain adventures at Butser Ancient Farm

October 16, 2018
We are fast approaching Samhain, a magical time of the year in the ancient Celtic calendar when, it is believed, the veil between the worlds... 

Peut-être Theatre present Half term treat Tidy Up at Nuffield Southampton Theatres

October 16, 2018
Following the success of their production of Shh...Bang, Peut-être Theatre presents half term treat, Tidy Up, for children aged 3+ at... 

The Best Fireworks Party In The South Returns to the Ageas Bowl!

October 15, 2018
The Ageas Bowl’s spectacular annual fireworks party returns on Friday 2nd November with plenty of entertainment for all the family. The... 

Endangered Grevy’s zebra born at Marwell Zoo

October 15, 2018
An endangered Grevy's zebra has been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. Mother Imogen gave birth to the female foal in the early hours of... 

Tower Toymakers Workshop to open at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

October 11, 2018
This Christmas, Santa Claus is setting up his toy making workshop at Emirates Spinnaker Tower! Join Santa’s elves in the Tower’s workshop...