Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Things to do in Hampshire & IoW

Image caption Special events mark England's patron saint's day

St George's Day

Monster Morris Dancing: Six teams and a Mummers Play at the Hook Eagle Morris Men St George's Day event in Odiham. Saturday, 23 April from 1200 BST.

Festival of St George: Crofton Lions' family day featuring medieval historical re-enactment, storytelling and entertainment. Stubbington Recreation Ground from 1000 BST on Saturday, 23 April.

Arts & Culture

On Good Friday join thousands of people to watch Southampton's Passion play in the Guildhall Square from 1930 BST.

'Tea With The Stars' is an exhibition by the Isle of Wight's celebrity snapper, Larry Ellis at the Dimbola Lodge Museum, Freshwater Bay until Sunday, 5 June.

Precious: Reclaiming Art & Craft. An exhibition featuring 20 unique, inventive objects made by nationally and internationally known artists, runs until 15 May at the Winchester Discovery Centre.

Andy Warhol exhibition, nearly 200 works on show across two of the city's galleries, Southampton City Art Gallery and John Hansard Gallery, until 26 June.

Nature & Outdoors

New Forest discovery days - family friendly drop in session activity days every Tuesday and Thursday during the school holidays.

The Great Butser Egg Roll - traditional egg-rolling ceremony on the slopes of Butser Hill at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park 1000 BST, Monday 25 April.

Bluebell wood walk: See the sweet-scented spring blooms in their full glory at Pondhead Inclosure, near Lyndhurst, New Forest.

A date with nature in the New Forest - find out about the ground nesting birds of the National Park, as well as all of the UK's native reptiles - until 25 September.


The art of wood turning - a small exhibition by the Wight Wood turners at Newtown Old Town Hall until 28 April.

Mapping Great Britain Since 1791. A chance to see what Ordnance Survey does at Southampton Maritime Museum, until June.

Cunard Queens. A new exhibition in Southampton celebrating the liners Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and QE2 at The Bargate shopping centre 1000 - 1600. Tuesdays - Saturdays and Sundays from Easter.

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