Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

Join in the ‘Eggstravaganza’ at Birdworld this Easter!

March 20, 2017
Join the festivities at Birdworld near Farnham, Surrey this Easter by taking part in the great annual Birdworld Easter Egg hunts. Running all... 

New music festival announced!

March 7, 2017
Robin Hill Country Park has announced that a brand new, boutique music festival with an eclectic twist, will be held at the park on Saturday 9th... 

Top 10 things to do for the under 5s

March 6, 2017
There are some great things to do for the under 5s across Hampshire and The Isle of Wight, but the hardest part can be choosing from all that is... 

Iconic images of the British landscape evoke adventure and discovery at Mottisfont

February 28, 2017
Iconic images of the British landscape, including some local scenes, go on show at the National Trust’s Mottisfont this summer. Invoking a... 

Paultons Park opens for 2017 in time for half term

February 9, 2017
Following the winter break, Paultons Park opens its doors in time for half term as the 2017 season kicks off on Sunday February 12 with new... 

Brilliant Light! Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium prepares for an illuminating February spectacular

February 1, 2017
Illuminate their imagination at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium this February Half Term with an enlightening extravaganza all about... 

Feel the love this February with great activities and half term adventures!

January 26, 2017
February is full of love! It's a nice short month after a long January, it's a step closer to Spring, and it plays host to half term! What's... 

Whitchurch Silk Mill secures Heritage Lottery Fund investment

December 22, 2016
Whitchurch Silk Mill in Hampshire has received a confirmed grant of £1.7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Preserving the Fabric... 

Wonderful Beaulieu

December 6, 2016
Wonderful Beaulieu - In the heart of the New Forest National Park, not far from Southampton, Bournemouth, Winchester, Salisbury and... 

Make Some New Feathery Friends At Birdworld!

November 1, 2016
Bird and animal lovers everywhere flock to Birdworld (Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold award winner) to gaze in awe at the 2,000 creatures,... 

Last chance visits for Hollycombe Steam in the Country in 2016!

October 4, 2016
Hollycombe Steam in the Country, based at Iron Hill, Liphook, is halfway through its popular ‘Fairground at Night’ evenings, remaining open... 

Family Fun at Gilbert White’s this October!

October 4, 2016
Does your family LOVE nature? This October Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have an amazing selection of nature themed activities... 

Explore Deep Beneath The Sea At The Blue Reef Aquarium

October 3, 2016
For those of you looking to explore another exciting world the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth couldn't be a better place to start! The... 

Curious Combustion!

September 27, 2016
Ignite their curiosity at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium this October Half Term with an explosive extravaganza all about the science... 

Make Like A Monkey And Go Ape In Southampton!

September 8, 2016
For anyone who craves an outdoor-adventure this is a must-visit attraction and shouldn’t be missed! Go Ape, Itchen Valley Country Park,... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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...