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Hamble Events

Why not combine your visit with one of the many special events that take place in and around the Hamble Valley. Throughout the year festivals and events take place at the many attractions including Itchen Valley Country Park, BellaCrafts, Manor Farm Country Park, The Concorde Club and many more as well as the village and town events such as the Eastleigh Music Festival, Eastleigh Mela and Hamble Week in July, school holiday activities and Christmas Fayres and festivals! Submit your Hamble Valley Event for FREE If you have an event, festival or activity that you wish to promote to...

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Spend the Day in the Great Outdoors …

With more country parks than anywhere else in Hampshire, the Hamble Valley is a year-round haven for countryside lovers and a great place for children to explore and take part in regular activities. Planning a Day in the Hamble Valley is a great excuse to get outdoors and enjoy stunning scenery and a more relaxed pace of life. From the Moors Local Nature Reserve where the River Hamble rises, to the mouth of the river on Southampton Water, the stretching coastline provides plenty of open space and walking trails to connect you with the flora and fauna throughout the...

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Summer Holiday Fun in the Hamble Valley

The new and free Hamble Valley Mini Guide is jam packed with ideas to keep the kids happy during the summer holidays.  You can plan a walk on the wild side, find out more about the history of the area and take advantage of a handy fold-out listings section that runs from now until November. Jo Andrews, MD of The Marketing Collective, explained the mini-guide was designed to promote the delights of the Hamble Valley to an even wider audience. “With more country parks than anywhere else in Hampshire and the beautiful River Hamble there are so many reasons to visit this summer. You can run wild in the great outdoors, have...

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Triple Delight – Meerkat Pups Born!

MARWELL Zoo is delighted to announce their latest arrivals- a litter of meerkat pups! The healthy youngsters were born to first time Mum, Macbeth, and Dad, Choggy. The parents have been caring for their little pups below ground since they were born on the 11th July. The meerkat babies are now three weeks old and are just starting to venture out of their burrow exploring their new home with the watchful guidance of their parents. Jody Geary, Senior Keeper for Carnivores, said: “The birth of three healthy meerkat pups is fantastic news and we are all very excited by...

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Serving up Hamble Valley strawberries

The British summer isn’t complete without Wimbledon and a healthy serving of strawberries. The spectators at Wimbledon will consume around 28,000 kilos of English Strawberries – that’s around 2,000 kilos a day! Known as ‘The Strawberry Coast’, the Hamble Valley has a long association it has with the harvest of the soft fruit. In the early part 20th century the strawberry fields around the areas of Botley, Hedge End and Titchfield produced around 20,000 strawberries a day.  June was the main strawberry-picking month and it would involved the whole family. They would rise at 4am to and be given four...

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