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29 November 2019 Wonderland walks, cosy pubs, dazzling light displays, tempting tipples, frosted trails and fairy tale castles– Winter in Kent is calling. The time has come to celebrate the festive season, so to mark the start of their ‘Winter in Kent’ campaign, Visit Kent are spreading a little Christmas cheer around the county as they launch their biggest competition ever!  Read more

2020 Exhibition Highlights at The Lightbox

The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking, Surrey, has a full and varied exhibition programme to look forward to in 2020. From an in-depth look at David Hockney’s ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, to Prince Albert’s fascination with Renaissance artist Raphael, to the historical roots of Bridget Riley’s art and her working methods; there is something for all artistic tastes at The Lightbox in 2020.  Read more

Dancing on Ice at Winchester Cathedral

On Thursday 21 November, children from 8 schools across the regionDanced on (injust)iceat Winchester Cathedral.  Read more

Strictly Words and Music

A professional musician, who has performed alongside the likes of Madonna, Adele, Andrea Bocelli and Harry Connick Jr, will take to the stage at the Army Flying Museum this December.  Read more

2020 Events at Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle announces 2020 events calendar. Gorgeous gardens and living history galore for groups of all sizes.  Read more

Watercress Line - Christmas Experience

1940’s Christmas experience returns to the Watercress Line  Read more

Story of Aviation - Army Flying Museum

The story of aviation, armoured cars and Lawrence of Arabia in the desert in the First World War will come alive in an illustrated talk at the Army Flying Museum this November.  Read more

Christmas at Blenheim Palace

Only 1 month to go before Christmas events are launched at Blenheim Palace.  Read more

Christmas in Winchester now Available

This year’s Christmas in Winchester Guide is now available, and will be door-dropped to 50,000 households in the Winchester district in the coming days.  Read more

Autumn in Full Swing at Exbury

The science of autumn, great family events, discounted entry... "Here at Exbury we have a superb collection of Acers, over 450 at the last count! As these and many other trees begin the annual process of changing colour, the atmosphere in the garden is transformed...  Read more

David Hockney - Ways of Working

'Portrait of Sir David Webster' 1971, Acrylic on canvas 57 x 72'' © David Hockney Photo Credit Richard Schmidt Spanning six decades of creative output, this exhibition takes an in-depth look at David Hockney’s ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, from painting techniques, draughtsmanship and printmaking skills, to photography, designs for the stage and the embrace of digital technologies such as the iPad, Photoshop and inkjet processes.  Read more

BA i360 Pumpkin Carving Competition

With the spooky celebration fast approaching, BA i360 is on the hunt for the best carved pumpkins that its visitors can offer, creating a spooktacular display of decorated pumpkins for all visitors to enjoy, giving plenty of inspiration for some family fun carving at home.  Read more

Ghost Stories in Beaulieu Palace House

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th November Enjoy a spine-tingling journey through Beaulieu’s paranormal past with the new Palace House Ghost Stories after dark event . . . with a few spooky surprises along the way.  Read more

Cinderella for a Charming Victorian Christmas

Montagu family rehearsals for a Cinderella pantomime will be part of Beaulieu’s Victorian Christmas celebrations bringing the ancestral home of Palace House to life for the festive season on the weekends of December 7th-8th, 14th-15th and 21st-January 1st.  Read more

Culture on the Kent Coast

As the Turner Prize opens in Margate, Kent looks ahead to an exciting year of culture in 2020…  Read more

Autumn at Exbury Gardens & Halloween Fun

Visitors to Exbury Gardens over the coming weeks will be treated to rare plants that sparkle, woodlands filled with burnished leaves, pumpkins for carving and even spooky frights, as part of the New Forest attraction’s autumn programme.  Read more

October Half Term at the Lightbox

This October half term, The Lightbox gallery and museum is celebrating Guy Fawkes Night and Halloween in an explosion of Halloween creative fun.  Read more

Malta

The story of Malta’s historic defence against the might of the Italian and German air forces in 1940-43 will come alive in an illustrated talk at the Army Flying Museum this October.  Read more

Group Travel this Spring at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace has unveiled a fantastic programme of new slide talks for 2020. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site is a truly unique destination for group visitors both from the UK and overseas.  Read more

Indian summer, Norman autumn in 1066 Country

While other tourist destinations wind down after a busy summer, here in 1066 Country we just ramp up the action. The weather is still great to enjoy the wonderful Sussex outdoors and we have a packed programme of celebrations throughout September and October. The anniversary of the Battle of Hastings is commemorated with a week of spectacular events, kicked off by one of English Heritage's biggest of the year, the reenactment of the battle which took place in 1066. Battle Festival transforms the town's venues into performance arenas and exhibition spaces, with this year's theme being 'the environment'. And we have a couple of spotlights on places to discover in 1066 Country.  Read more

Halloween Spooky Specials

Join us for our annual spooky spectacular, full of family fun, but, beware of the ghostly games and activities. There will also be a visit from Amazing Animal Encounters where you can get up-close and personal with a variety of creepy critters, and learn all about them at the same time. The RH&DR team will be dressed up to really get into the spirit of Halloween and customers are invited to do the same.  Read more

Knights clash at Arundel Castle for season finale

Arundel Castle in West Sussex will host the final event of its open season, Norman Knights at the Castle, on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October.  Read more

Boo at the Zoo!

This October half term, Marwell Zoo in Hampshire will be home to some frightening new species as little monsters are invited to join in some ‘monster fun’ around its 140-acre park.  Read more

Christmas at Marwell!

This year’s ‘Christmas at Marwell’ takes families into a curious world of topsy-turvy delights with a fairy tale Alice in Wonderland theme.  Read more

Invading Vikings Attack Hampshire Farm

Get ready to experience a brutal battle of ferocious warriors this September at Butser Ancient Farm.  Read more

Ice Skating at WInchester Catherdral

Enjoy festive, rain-free skating at the heart of Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market! Our spectacular covered Ice Rink guarantees a fun-filled skating experience whatever the weather and a fabulous Christmas Tree in the centre of the Ice Rink will fill our skaters with festive cheer.  Read more

Kings and Scribes: Birth of a Nation

Explore Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, a stunning new exhibition now open at Winchester Cathedral. Winchester Cathedral is a living monument to the heritage of England and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain. From the time of Alfred the Great until after the Norman Conquest, Winchester was England’s capital and the Cathedral was its royal chapel. Much of England’s early history was based here and twelve English kings are believed to be buried here – meaning that Winchester can lay claim to being the first Royal Mausoleum.  Read more

Ice Skating at WInchester Catherdral

Enjoy festive, rain-free skating at the heart of Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market! Our spectacular covered Ice Rink guarantees a fun-filled skating experience whatever the weather and a fabulous Christmas Tree in the centre of the Ice Rink will fill our skaters with festive cheer.  Read more

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