Days Out

The Easter Bunny at Sparsholt College

11:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Families can meet the Easter bunny and the newly hatched chicks, enjoy an Easter egg hunt and take part in craft activities at the college’s animal centre all weekend.

Hot Cross Buns at Winchester City Mill

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THIS medieval working watermill is using its own stoneground flour and other locally sourced ingredients in a special Easter-themed baking demonstration day.

Easter Treats in the New Forest

10:50am Friday 18th April 2014

You’ll need your best detection skills to hunt out the naturethemed clues on this trail, which takes you around Foxbury Common and towards a Cadbury ‘egghead’!

Peppa and George at Paulton's Park

Daily Echo: Peppa Pig and George

10:40am Friday 18th April 2014

THERE will be daily appearances from Peppa herself and her brother George at Peppa Pig World over Easter, so guests will be able to wish Peppa a happy tenth anniversary of being a TV star in person.

Horrible Histories at WestQuay today

Daily Echo: Horrible Histories is coming to the Mayflower Theatre later this month

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

THE cast of Horrible Histories will be entertaining shoppers today with ghastly tales from years gone by. The Barmy Britain actors, who are currently performing at The Mayflower, will treat WestQuay visitors to a special sing-a-long performance while dressed in full Celtic and Roman costume at 11.30am.

Crack the Code at Hurst Castle

7:27pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EASTER 1944 and the south coast has the feeling something big is about to happen. In complete secrecy at Bletchley Park men and women are hard at work decoding the top secret messages flowing between Hitler and his Generals.

Wartime Effort at Royal Victoria Country Park

Daily Echo: Jack Sinatra is to perform at Blitzville

4:17pm Friday 14th March 2014

THE spirit of the Blitz will return this weekend.

Ghostly Tales

2:04pm Friday 7th March 2014


Love Whiteley

2:02pm Friday 7th March 2014

LOVE Southsea events, set up to bridge the gap between independent local traders and buyers, is expanding to Whiteley Shopping Centre.

Circus Wonderland

Daily Echo: Kakehole and Popol from the Circus Wonderland. SP.

2:01pm Friday 7th March 2014

ROLL up, roll up! It’s your last chance to see Circus Wonderland in action before they get back on the road.

Reach for the Stars

1:59pm Friday 7th March 2014

LEARN more about the night sky and the amazing planets in our solar system with an evening of stargazing tomorrow at the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop from 7pm.

Heritage walks in Southampton tomorrow

Daily Echo: The Bargate in Southampton

10:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

HAVE fun discovering Southampton with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Classic Cars at Hilliers tomorrow

Daily Echo: A proud Jon Hersley with his MG

9:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

CLASSIC and sports car enthusiasts from across the south will converge on Romsey tomorrow for a classic car event from Cobweb Spin.

Motorcycle History at Southampton's Guidhall Square Today

11:46am Friday 28th February 2014

THE National Motor Museum, Beaulieu will be showcasing motorcycling footage from its film collection using a projection dome.

Lord Lichfield exhibiton opens at Mottisfont

Daily Echo: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in a Lord Lichfield portrait

10:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

A HOST of famous faces will appear in the largest ever exhibition of mounted portraits by Lord Patrick Lichfield, which opens at Mottisfont today.

Visions of the Sea, a new exhibition at the Sea City Museum

Daily Echo: Sea City Museum

9:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

A CIVIC reception to launch the Ship to Shore exhibition at Southampton's Sea City Museum, on Thursday, will make up part of the celebrations to mark Southampton’s 50th year as a city.

Boxing Day Walks

Daily Echo: Mottisont in the snow

10:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

THE days following the anticipation, excitement and festivities of Christmas Day can feel a little flat, but help is at hand from the National Trust to get outdoors and enjoy an exhilarating walk, from Boxing Day onwards. Many of the beautiful gardens, and all the countryside spaces are open in mid-winter, offering the perfect opportunity for walks in picture-postcard landscapes. So, wrap up warm and experience some outdoor delights courtesy of the National Trust – from avenues of frost-covered topiary, and borders packed with sensational scent and colour, to ice-rimmed lakes and breath-taking vistas.

Holidays Are Coming!

Daily Echo: The Coca-Cola truck hits Gravesend (pics by Jason Arthur)

11:00am Sunday 15th December 2013

COCA-Cola’s iconic Christmas truck will be in town on Wednesday from 1pm to 9pm.

Let There Be Lights

10:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

A PARADE of Christmas lanterns decorated with love by local children will launch the Woolston Christmas Festival this afternoon.

150th Birthday Celebrations at St Mary's Woolston

9:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

A WEEKEND of festive celebrations will be held at a Hampshire church as part of its 150th birthday celebrations.

Festive Baking at Winchester City Mill

Daily Echo: The City Mill in Winchester will be holding an exhibition of photographs of The Solent later this month

8:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

THE Mill’s Christmas Baking Special sees volunteer bakers rustling up all sorts of traditional Christmas recipes for visitors to sample. Bring a home-made twist to your own Christmas this year, with demos and advice all day today.

Santa Clauses are coming to two Hampshire towns

Daily Echo: The Santa-suited runners set off on the run

11:00am Saturday 7th December 2013


A Truly Victorian Christmas

Daily Echo: Osborne House's Christmas tree

2:30pm Friday 6th December 2013

STEP into Christmas wonderland at Osborne’s showpiece Victorian Christmas event on the weekend of December 7 and 8.

Festive fun in Romsey tonight

2:20pm Friday 6th December 2013

ROMSEY’S build-up to Christmas continues with a festive late night Christmas shopping event tonight when many traders will stay open until 9pm.

Let There Be Light - in Winchester

Daily Echo: A  previous Christmas lantern parade in Winchester

12:00pm Sunday 24th November 2013

LANTERNS in every shape and size will light up the city on Thursday.

Festive Fun in Fareham

Daily Echo: John Altman appears in the Ferneham Hall panto this year

10:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

CHILDREN’S favourite Peppa Pig will delight young audiences at Fareham’s Christmas lights switch on event tomorrow.

Festive Spirit at Winchester City Mill

Daily Echo: The City Mill in Winchester will be holding an exhibition of photographs of The Solent later this month

9:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

THIS atmospheric medieval mill, with its sparkling Christmas tree, is a great place to soak up some festive spirit.

Santa comes to Bursledon Brickworks

11:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

IT’S Christmas at the Brickworks tomorrow.

Winter Wonderland at Paulton's Park

Daily Echo: Peppa and George Pig with the Paultons Christmas tree

12:51pm Friday 22nd November 2013

THE countdown to Christmas has officially started with the opening of Paultons Park Christmas Wonderland.

Switch On in Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Christmas lights parade in Eastleigh.

1:09pm Friday 22nd November 2013

ENJOY a family fun day together with the switching on of Eastleigh’s Christmas lights and firework display tomorrow.

Shanty Clash in Southampton

11:00am Sunday 17th November 2013

 A MUSICAL collision of old and new, Shanty Clash, brings together high-energy contemporary urban performance and folk heritage.

Christmas in Winchester gets under way this week

Daily Echo: Christmas light switch on in Winchester.

9:00am Sunday 17th November 2013

AN abundance of stalls, brimming with gifts for people of all ages, squeals of delight from the ice rink, the evocative smells of festive food, lovingly made colourful lanterns, and a city centre festooned with lights.

It's Christmas at City College

Daily Echo: It's Christmas at City College

10:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

SOUTHAMPTON City College is decking the halls and throwing open its doors today for its third annual Christmas Fayre.

HackSoton Returns

8:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

CODERS, hackers, web developers, designers anyone with an interest in cool technology are invited to take part in #hacksoton.

Fireworks Displays in Hampshire this weekend

Daily Echo: Acorn Rugby Club Fireworks

3:34pm Friday 1st November 2013


Half Term Highlights - Days out ideas for the school holidays

Daily Echo: Have a happy Halloween

3:20pm Friday 25th October 2013

At Moors Valley Country Park...


Daily Echo: Thomas the Tank Engine

3:39pm Friday 11th October 2013

EMMA ALLEN discovers the ultimate playground for a two-year-old at Drayton Manor’s Thomasland

Mary Rose Museum welcomes 250,000th visitor

Daily Echo: The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

11:28am Tuesday 8th October 2013

The new £27 million museum housing the Mary Rose has welcomed its 250,000th visitor just 18 weeks after opening.

See All the Rhinos

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10:00am Sunday 6th October 2013

IN celebration of its 40th anniversary, Marwell brought Go! Rhinos, a world class mass public art event, to the streets and parks of Southampton.

Autumn in the Park

9:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

FERRET racing and birds of prey feature in The Autumn in the Park event at Mayfield Park in Weston later today.

Harvest Festival this weekend

Daily Echo: Rhapsody Academy - Scarecrow Festival

12:56pm Friday 4th October 2013

Displays, workshops, a children’s farm, a chicken and duck display, crafts and farm vehicles are all part of the Harvest Festival tomorrow and Sunday at Winchester Cathedral and Close.

A Must for Sci-Fi Fans

Daily Echo: Organiser Wayne Streak and son Logan at today's convention.

12:53pm Friday 4th October 2013

IT reads like the who’s who of cult sci-fi shows and is enough to make any self-confessed geek lean forward on their chair.

Bike Show at the Talking Heads

5:34pm Friday 27th September 2013

LIVE music, pillion rides, a hog roast and Burlesque dancers will all be part of the annual Bike Show at The Talking Heads tomorrow.

Tudor tales in Southampton

Daily Echo: Unlock the Tudor magic of Southampton

5:23pm Friday 27th September 2013

UNLOCK the Tudor magic of Southampton tomorrow as the Meet the Ancestors event celebrates the city’s heritage.

Stunning images on show at City Mill

Daily Echo: Sunset Over Salisbury Plain by Terry Tucker

4:49pm Monday 16th September 2013

Let the beauty of the south captivate you at a new exhibition at Winchester City Mill. Sally Churchward takes a look

What a porker!

Daily Echo: Romsey Show chairmen Peter McVean, left, and Peter Cliffe-Roberts with Hugh.

5:14pm Friday 13th September 2013

MEET Hugh the giant pig who is doing his bit to make sure his species survives.

Meet the Author at Winchester Discovery Centre

Daily Echo: Frances Osborne at the book signing

10:00am Sunday 8th September 2013

BESTSELLING writer Frances Osborne will be talking about her research, inspirations and writing career and taking questions from the audience at Winchester Discovery Centre as she celebrates her novel Park Lane.

Cars Galore at The Concorde Club

Daily Echo: The Concorde Club Classic & Sports Car Show

9:30am Saturday 7th September 2013

The Concorde Classics and Sports Car Show, taking place tomorrow in aid of Naomi House Children’s Hospice, is set to be a great day out for all the family.

Men's Drag Race

Daily Echo: Competitors in the drag race at the Titanic pub in Southampton

10:18am Friday 6th September 2013

ARE you man enough to raise money for Cancer Research UK?

Sail of the Season

Daily Echo: SS Shieldhall

12:00pm Friday 6th September 2013

ONE of Southampton’s best kept tourism secrets, the SS Shieldhall, sails for the last time in its 2013 summer season tomorrow.


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