Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

The Watercress Line receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

October 9, 2020
Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including The Watercress Line, have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture... 

Chawton House receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

October 9, 2020
Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Chawton House have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund... 

Where to see Santa in Hampshire this Christmas!

October 8, 2020
After the year we have all had we deserve a bit of festive cheer, and although we will still be following guidelines and restrictions, we are... 

Winchester College host event for invited audience at Theatre Royal Winchester

October 6, 2020
Theatre Royal Winchester opened its doors on Thursday evening to a live audience for the first time since lockdown for an invitation-only... 

Last chance to meet giant fearsome creatures at Marwell Zoo this October half term

October 6, 2020
TAKE your mini monsters to Marwell Zoo this October half term for the last chance to see its larger than life toy brick adventure... 

Galleries and indoor café to reopen at Fort Nelson

October 2, 2020
  Fort Nelson is delighted to announce that our main museum galleries and indoor café will be reopening on Monday 5 October. Fort Nelson... 

Chawton House launches a special programme of events on all things Gothic

October 2, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21489" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo credit: Claire Lewis.[/caption] To celebrate the spookiest holiday of the... 

Watercress Line announces new Steam Illuminations event

September 25, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21375" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo credit: AJ Goss.[/caption] The Watercress Line is delighted to announce an... 

Chawton House Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Visitor Attractions

September 25, 2020
  Chawton House today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Visitor Attractions. Based on a full... 

Adventure in Hampshire this October

September 18, 2020
As the season begins to change, Hampshire promises a picturesque setting for your days out! Whether you're looking to enjoy an autumnal walk at... 

Half-term and Halloween fun in Hampshire

September 18, 2020
We love this time of year, it means it's not long until half-term fun and spooky Halloween activities in Hampshire! This year our attractions... 

Exceptional breeding year gives much needed boost to efforts to return the UK’s rarest lizard

September 10, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21211" align="alignnone" width="1500"] From left to right - Rachel Gardner, Nick Moulton, Mark Warn - releasing... 

Watercress Line announces £250k grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund

September 8, 2020
[caption id="attachment_15425" align="alignnone" width="1149"] Watercress Line[/caption] The Watercress Line is delighted to announce that it... 

Heritage Open Days 2020 – Discover more of Hampshire’s Heritage

September 8, 2020
Heritage Open Days is a celebration of history and culture across England. The annual event takes place between the 11th - 20th September when... 

Late Summer Screening on the Lawn: Emma (2020)

September 4, 2020
Chawton House is excited to announce its very first outdoor cinema event with a screening of ‘Emma’ (2020) on Sunday 13th September... 

Play to the Crowd’s Survival Fundraising Appeal hits milestone

September 4, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21193" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Dick WhittingtonTheatre Royal Winchester30th November 2019©The Other... 

Escape to Chawton House, your local get away

September 1, 2020
See out the last of the long summer days in the beautiful setting of Chawton House. With a Country Fair, Sunday Picnics, Parkland Breakfasts,... 

‘Incredibly rare’ African wild ass foal among latest newborns at Marwell Zoo!

August 18, 2020
Marwell Zoo is celebrating three new births including a critically endangered African wild ass – one of the world’s rarest animals. Born to... 

Back to school – time to make the most of it!

August 14, 2020
For many the months of juggling children at home full time, homeschooling, work and play, has been exhausting. Lockdown followed by the summer... 

Things to do in Hampshire this September

August 14, 2020
As the year whizzes by we are already looking ahead to September and are getting ready to say goodbye to summer. However, after being locked... 

Play to the Crowd’s Survival Fundraising Appeal hits milestone!

August 12, 2020
The Survival Fundraising Appeal of Play to the Crowd – the arts and education charity which runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and... 

‘Eat Out To Help Out’ at Hampshire’s Top Attractions

August 5, 2020
As we begin to safely return to Hampshire attractions, many of you might not realise that the Government’s scheme to reduce food and beverage... 

Sky High Night Glow returns to Robin Hill this summer!

August 2, 2020
The sky’s the limit this summer as magnificent hot air balloons float back to Robin Hill for a three-day extravaganza! Sky High Night Glow,... 

JANE AUSTEN’S HOUSE TO REOPEN FOLLOWING OVERWHELMING PUBLIC DONATIONS

July 29, 2020
Jane Austen’s House in Hampshire will reopen its doors to the public on Saturday 8 August with tickets being released for sale... 

Tools down…it’s all about the summer fun this August!

July 24, 2020
It's been a crazy few months and we are all still adjusting to a new way of life and those restrictions that are still in place, but that... 

Little Beaulieu reopens for the Summer holidays!

July 22, 2020
Launched back in the middle of March just before the National lockdown, Beaulieu’s new adventure play area, Little Beaulieu, is getting ready... 

Portsmouth’s Mary Rose shortlisted for national award for its lockdown activities!

July 22, 2020
Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home, it was announced... 

Meet the baby animals born at Marwell Zoo!

July 20, 2020
Marwell Zoo is celebrating the birth of some of the world’s most threatened species this summer. The latest new arrivals at the zoo include... 

Theatre Royal Winchester’s Cafe Bar reopens to aid their Survival Fundraising Appeal

July 15, 2020
The Cafe Bar at Theatre Royal Winchester has reopened this week in a bid to help raise the £225,000 needed by the end of September by the... 

Family Fun in Hampshire This Summer

July 8, 2020
If you've had the children at home for the past few months, the summer holidays may not feel all that special! However, you can all take a break... 

‘We’re Good to Go’ at Buckler’s Hard

July 8, 2020
Buckler’s Hard has joined its sister attraction Beaulieu in being awarded the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard ahead... 

Play to the Crowd Launch Survival Fundraising Appeal

July 7, 2020
The arts and education charity, Play to the Crowd which runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers, has today announced that it... 

NEW EXHIBITION READY FOR THE REOPENING OF BEAULIEU

July 2, 2020
Visitors will be able to relive the joy and excitement of their favourite childhood toy cars when this fun-filled family exhibition opens in... 

Marwell Zoo welcomes new SUPERSIZED! arrivals ahead of reopening

July 2, 2020
A fearsome new collection of animals have arrived in Hampshire as a world exclusive exhibition comes to Marwell Zoo. The Hampshire zoo has...