Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

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... 

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,... 

4 Things to do After Your Go Ape Adventure

September 20, 2015
If you’re planning a trip to Go Ape in Itchen Valley, make it a full day by choosing to do something after your Go Ape Adventure. With the... 

Harry Hampshire’s a Hit!

September 14, 2015
The start of 2015 saw the beginning of an exciting year for Hampshire’s Top Attractions as they launched the arrival of their new mascot... 

Hamble Valley Festival of Food

July 20, 2015
On Saturday 5th September, Hamble will come alive in a celebration of Hampshire food producers and local produce. The event will include around... 

Dinosaurs invade Southampton’s SeaCity Museum

July 20, 2015
Dinosaurs may have taken over the world’s cinema screens this summer but they have also stomped into Southampton, with a brand new exhibition... 

Dad’s Day Out with Hampshire’s Top Attractions

June 16, 2015
If you haven't already planned a treat for Father's Day, then Hampshire is the place for Dad's to have fun. We've put together some suggestions... 

Pack a picnic during National Picnic Week with Hampshire’s Top Attractions

June 4, 2015
Picnicking is one of the UK’s most enjoyable summer traditions and Hampshire offers plenty of luscious green open spaces, which are great for... 

Special ‘appOINKment’ at Peppa Pig World for Mummy and Daddy Pig

May 1, 2015
Two exciting new arrivals are set to make their way to Peppa Pig World this May Bank Holiday (Saturday May 2 to Monday May 4). The UK’s... 

Wartime prisoner Freddie Wynniatt’s Azalea Bowl in flower for VE Day 70 celebrations

April 24, 2015
Exbury Gardens famed Azalea Bowl is beginning to flower, in time for upcoming VE day 70 celebrations. Its connection with VE day comes through... 

Africa comes to Andover with amazing new live display at Hawk Conservancy Trust

April 24, 2015
The much-anticipated ‘Wings of Africa’ display at Hampshire’s Hawk Conservancy Trust will be launched this Easter, starring new birds and,... 

Strong Voices Result in Stunning New Photographic Exhibition

February 4, 2015
A powerful new photographic exhibition showcasing the innovative and inspiring work of teenagers with autism is due to open at Royal Armouries... 

Exbury Nerines set to shine this autumn

September 23, 2014
Exbury’s unrivalled collection of sparkling Nerine sarniensis or ‘Jewel Lilies’ will be on public show at Exbury Gardens throughout... 

Hollycombe to stage Fairground and Organ Weekend as 100th anniversary of Big Wheel is celebrated

July 15, 2014
Hollycombe opens its doors this coming Saturday and Sunday (19 & 20 July) for two days of magical entertainment, with the staging of its... 

Quentin Blake & Friends come to Mottisfont in a new exhibition of original illustrations

July 9, 2014
One of the nation’s best-loved artists comes to Mottisfont this summer in a new exhibition of work by Quentin Blake and other leading... 

Hydrangeas set to put on stunning summer display at Exbury Gardens

July 4, 2014
Exbury Gardens may be well-known around the world for its spring displays of rhododendrons and azaleas, but there is another acidic-soil loving... 

19TH century Fort to ring to the sound of Victorian gun

June 11, 2014
Fort Nelson – one of the great Palmerston forts built to protect the city of Portsmouth – will ring to the sound of a mighty Victorian gun... 

Full bloom at Exbury as Gardens celebrate notable RHS wins

June 4, 2014
Exbury Gardens in the New Forest are in full bloom ready for the May Bank Holiday weekend, with displays of evergreen azaleas, rhododendrons,... 

The Burning of the Wickerman at Butser Ancient Farm

June 4, 2014
THE drumming stars of the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony are among the major attractions at Butser Ancient Farm’s popular Beltain Festival on... 

Bluebells in flower for Easter as Exbury celebrates RHS wins

April 28, 2014
The mild winter has brought forward one of the south’s most spectacular sites as thousands of bluebells are bursting into flower along the...