Days Out

Museum treat for Jane Austen fans

Daily Echo:

11:58am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JANE Austen lovers have a special reason to visit her Hampshire home this week.

Water park wonders

Daily Echo: Longstock Park Water Gardens

6:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

A HAMPSHIRE water park is opening up giving people the rare chance to see marine life surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Air show takes to the skies this weekend

Daily Echo: Bournemouth air show

12:41pm Friday 29th August 2014

AIR aces take to the skies this weekend with a series of fabulous displays of aero-acrobatics at Bournemouth Air Show.

UPDATE: Bournemouth Air Festival 2014 Day Two: what's happening today?

Daily Echo: eurofighter typhoon

12:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

IT'S day two of the Bournemouth Air Festival 2014. Want to know what you can see today? then look no further for our rundown. 

Celebrating our nautical past with festival

Daily Echo:

10:43am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE MAJESTY of Britain’s naval past is on show at Southampton waterfront commemorating the role the city played in the two World Wars.

Winnie-the-Pooh celebrates simple pleasures in New Forest

Daily Echo:

10:49am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WINNIE-THE-POOH sits in an idyllic New Forest scene, surrounded by his friends Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Christopher Robin.

Guided walk of The Common

Daily Echo:

9:31am Friday 25th July 2014

A GUIDED walk at a Southampton beauty spot is taking place on Sunday, August 3 allowing people to see the inner-city wildlife.

Enjoy Moors Valley with Percy and friends

Daily Echo:

6:06pm Friday 18th July 2014

FAMILIES can enjoy a great day out this summer holiday at Moors Valley Country Park, which has introduced a new educational trail based on a much-loved children’s tale.

Mela returns to city

Daily Echo: Picture from the Mela Festival 2013

10:22am Friday 11th July 2014

THOUSANDS will converge in the heart of Southampton tomorrow for a cultural festival.

Beggars Fair promises something for everyone

Daily Echo: Weekend in Pictures July 14th - July 15th. Beggars Fair in Romsey.

10:18am Friday 11th July 2014

ORGANISERS are promising entertainment for everyone at one of Hamsphire’s biggest community events.

Make tracks to Thomasland

Daily Echo:

2:46pm Friday 11th July 2014

We have discovered a place where you can quite literally eat, sleep and drink Thomas the Tank Engine – 24/7. In fact, you can even have a bath with him, if the desire takes.

Celebrating Local Food

5:46pm Friday 27th June 2014

HAMPSHIRE Food Festival, which launches on Tuesday, will showcase local produce throughout July.

Full Steam Ahead!

5:45pm Friday 27th June 2014

AUTISM Hampshire has exclusive use of Eastleigh Lakeside Railway where you can enjoy a ride on the train, face painting, bouncy castle, soft play, entertainment and plenty of fun games and pocket money stalls tomorrow afternoon.

On Your Bike in Southampton this weekend

Daily Echo: Southampton Sky Ride 2012

5:43pm Friday 27th June 2014

CYCLEMANIA is set to hit the streets of Southampton again this weekend.

Animal magic at New Forest Wildlife Park tonight

5:42pm Friday 27th June 2014

THERE’S a rare chance to see wild animals after hours at a special evening charity event tonight, organised by New Forest Wildlife Park and The Rotary Club of Hythe and Waterside.

Tips for weekend breaks in London to keep costs down

Daily Echo: London’s skyline with The Shard towering above it

5:05pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

London is a top class tourist attraction – but it’s also the most expensive city in Europe for accommodation.

Grand plans for city's Maritime Festival

Daily Echo: Last year's Maritime Festival

2:09pm Friday 20th June 2014

SOUTHAMPTON residents are being urged to support a two-day festival celebrating the city’s maritime history.

Fine Vintage in Bedford Place on Sunday

Daily Echo: CELEBRATION: Bedford Place, Southampton.

11:54am Friday 20th June 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON community is stepping back in time to celebrate 50 years of city status with a vintage festival on Sunday.

Carnival capers this weekend

Daily Echo: Weekend in Pictures June 23-24. West End Carnival.

11:44am Friday 20th June 2014


Yachting spectacular this weekend

Daily Echo: Record-breaking Round the Island Race

11:41am Friday 20th June 2014

THE JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race tomorrow regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and is one of the largest participation sports in the UK.

VW Campervans - still the epitome of cool

Daily Echo: VW Campervans - still the epitome of cool

9:04am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Over 60 years since they first rolled off the production line, they remain the epitome of cool.

Family Fun at Bishop's Waltham Carnival

3:17pm Friday 6th June 2014

HEROES and villains will be taking to the streets as carnival fever hits a Hampshire town this weekend.

Enliven Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Catwalk style at The Point

3:12pm Friday 6th June 2014

FAST becoming one of the south coast’s leading fashion events, The Enliven Project is back – and it promises to be a fashionista’s paradise.

Hope Fest tomorrow

Daily Echo: Tom Mann on X Factor

2:40pm Friday 6th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE charity which provides a lifeline to poverty stricken families is staging its first ever music festival.

Catch the Camp Bestival Circus

Daily Echo: Enjoy the Camp Bestival circus workshop

8:00am Sunday 25th May 2014

ROLL up, roll up! Celebrating Camp Bestival 2014’s circus theme, the travelling circus is visiting Winchester and Southampton on its tour this weekend.

Beaulieu board games this half term

Daily Echo: WIN: Truckmania tickets!

10:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

GET tactical with giant sized draughts, checkmate the king on the supersize chess board and test out your logic skills with larger than life Connect Four at Beaulieu this half-term.

First ever Wheels Festival kicks off in Bournemouth

Daily Echo: Bournemouth Wheels Festival

9:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

BMX stunts, classic cars, monster trucks, supercars and even a daredevil stunt leaping over Bournemouth Pier on a motorbike.

Motocross Grand Prix in Winchester this weekend

Daily Echo: Crowds set to descend for Motocross event

8:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

TENS of thousands of spectators are expected at the British motocross Grand Prix to be held near Winchester this weekend.

Football Fair

Daily Echo: Football Team Logo for Southampton

3:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

FOOTIE fans are in for a treat this weekend as the annual Saints programme and memorabilia fair opens its doors.

Salisbury International Arts Festival gets under way today

Daily Echo: Fireworks over Salisbury Cathedral during a previous festival

11:59am Friday 23rd May 2014

THE Nordic lands of the midnight sun will be celebrated at this year’s Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, which gets under way today.

Celebrate Watercress This Weekend

Daily Echo: Picture from the Alresford Watercress Festival 2013. May 19, 2013.

9:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

CELEBRATE one of Britain’s greatest culinary delights and the town’s famous crop at the Watercress Festival tomorrow.

Centenary Showcase at Sparsholt College tomorrow

Daily Echo: Have a go at archery at the Sparsholt College Countryside Day

12:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

THE 2014 Countryside Day will take visitors through the ages as 100 years of the past, present and future are celebrated.

Roll Up, Roll Up - to Mayflower Park

Daily Echo: Win Tickets to the Moscow State Circus at Tatton Park

11:00am Sunday 27th April 2014

THE Moscow State Circus returns with its latest production, set in the mystical centre of Moscow’s cultural and artistic quarter Gorky Park.

Scout and About

9:00am Sunday 27th April 2014

Five hundred Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Cubs and Beavers will follow a new route for the annual parade around the city later today.

Fun on the Water

Daily Echo: CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE: A high-flying jet-ski and, below, the Typhoo P1 Powerboat

8:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

BOATING enthusiasts in Southampton can enjoy an action-packed day out on the water today for a youth sailing charity.

Yoga En Masse

1:12pm Friday 25th April 2014

FUNDRAISERS are invited to take part in a giant yoga class to boost care for cancer sufferers.

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.


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