At Mayflower Park… THE Rainbow Centre and BDO are holding a Dragon Boat Challenge and Family Fun Day in Mayflower Park tomorrow. Crews from a host of local businesses will battle it out over a 200m course. The Rainbow Centre in Fareham helps children with cerebral palsy and adults with Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Strokes learn or regain skills. nThe Bill Targett Steam and Vintage Show… The popular steam rally near Winchester has been called off because the ground is too soft for the heavy machines. nAt St Mary’s Stadium… TITANIC Ink introduces Southampton’s second Tattoo Convention tomorrow and Sunday. The finest tattoo artists meet to put on an amazing show of ink on skin. Representing all tattoo styles the artists will let their creativity flow freely and enchant the audience with their masterpieces. There will also be a wide range of entertainment to suit all ages, magicians, custom bikes display, skate ramp stunt shows, bouncy castle, face painting, burlesque, circus performances, live music and loads more. nAt The Royal Armouries, Fareham… FLORENCE Nightingale Day at Fort Nelson commemorates the birthday and gives an insight into the Lady with the Lamp. The Victorian fort’s hospital, dispensary and medical facilities were designed using Miss Nightingale’s specifications, so visitors can discover how she transformed medical care and saved countless lives. Meet ‘Florence’ and take a trip to the hospital gallery where children will be able to view her medicine bag and its contents. At The Hobbit… Southampton’s very own family-friendly music festival and environmental gathering Environmental Rock is now in its tenth year, and has attracted hundreds of visitors every year with its unique mix of great music, local green groups and businesses, ethical food and drink, fun kids' activities and green products for sale. Doors open from 12 to 6pm with an additional evening gig from 8pm 'til late.For the kids there'll be a range of fun activities, including village féte style games, a bouncy castle and a cake stall.
At The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop… The museum is hosting a celebratory open day to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) tomorrow.
The event will also mark the official opening of two of the museum’s exciting new additions; a large outdoor play park and new interactive exhibition displays.
A static historic aircraft display charts 100 years of fascinating military aviation.
nAt Explosion, The Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport… THE Falklands Day tomorrow, commemorating 30 years since the conflict, will be a chance to hear the full story of the Falklands War, meet several veterans and see many of the air and naval weapons used during the conflict.
Several veterans and experts will tell the full story with first-hand accounts of the conflict, supported by various documents, pictures and exhibits. nAt The Vyne, Basingstoke… LAST year, hundreds of visitors flocked to the National Trust property to see a rather astonishing sight. Old ladies were tucked up in historic beds, silent housemaids in mob caps lolled against doorways, and a bikini-clad blonde lay stretched out on the lawn. These quirky figures were just some of the participants in The Vyne’s first ever Scarecrow Festival – a community project that included entries from local schools and children’s groups. The event was such a success that it is being repeated, from tomorrow until May 27 and the theme is – The Olympics!