FILMS, food and fetes.

Here's our guide to ten ideas for a family day out in Hampshire this weekend...

(1) In Eastleigh...

TWO very different film favourites bring Eastleigh Film Festival to a close tomorrow.

Carrie will be screened in a site specific slot at Crestwood College.

Before he became known for Scarface, director Brian De Palma was widely celebrated for his adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie - a cult classic that featured an unforgettable narrative and saw the beginnings of the teen horror sub-genre.

Set in the senior year of an American high school, lonesome teenager Carrie suffers at the hands of her bullies and her strictly devout mother. As strange occurrences begin to take place around her, she begins to believe she has supernatural powers, as events head towards a chilling finale at prom.

The Point, meanwhile, plays host to the 2016 family favourite The Jungle Book.

Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.


(2) At Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium...

FOR the first time, science centre bosses are inviting children to dress up and enjoy the venue in their favourite superhero outfits.

Adults are welcome to join in the fun too, but remember, your biggest super power is getting your little ones into science.

Fantastic free face-painting will be available to enhance costumes while you enjoy the daily programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° fulldome films.

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(3) At Hampshire Harvest Festival...

A FUN-packed family event celebrating the county's food and farming, Hampshire Harvest Festival takes place in Winchester Cathedral Close tomorrow and Sunday.

Enjoy live music, children's have-a-go activities, vintage tractors, falconry displays, farm animals, horse-drawn wagon rides, Hampshire Fare market, local beers and ciders and, new for this year, an afternoon tea tent offering wonderful cakes, scones, tea and even a glass of fizz.

The hotly contested scarecrow competition is one of the many highlights of the event.

A special Evensong service celebrating harvest will take place in the Cathedral at 3.30pm on Sunday.


(4) In Emsworth...

The pretty coastal town of Emsworth, with its array of independent shops and renowned restaurants and pubs, has long been a destination for food lovers, and is once again participating in British Food Fortnight with over 75 food related activities that both residents and visitors can take part in.

There is an amazing programme of events and activities over the fortnight from local producer Markets to Apple Pressing Day, from a Community Seafood Lunch on the Quay to a Beer and Cider Festival and much more.

This weekend, enjoy up to 30 great British beers at the Emsworth Beer and Cider Festival, taste over 40 wines and spirits at the Emsworth Wine Fair, snap up local goodies at Market Day with Hampshire Farmers' Market and get a taste of the sea at the Emsworth Community Seafood Lunch.

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(5) At Hampshire cinemas...

GOODBYE Christopher Robin hits screens this weekend.

The dark age of celebrity parents monetising their cherubic children dawned many years before the scourge of selfies, social media and smart phones.

In the handsomely crafted drama Goodbye Christopher Robin, battle-scarred author A A Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie) treat their young son (Will Tilston) as a sales tool in the mid-1920s to promote the literary adventures of a hunny-loving bear called Winnie-The-Pooh.

The sacrifice of one little boy's childhood innocence for the happiness and healing of a shell-shocked Britain, which has been devastated by the Great War, is at the wounded heart of Simon Curtis' picture.

The script, co-written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Simon Vaughan, gradually exposes the anguish and resentment that festered beneath the Hundred Acre Wood.

It's an emotionally chilly film, reflected in Gleeson's restrained performance, which internalises Milne's post-traumatic stress and shuts out his family as well as us.

(6) At Tudor House, Southampton...

A PROGRAMME of talks have been put together for The Stinking Fish of Southampton Jane Austen Festival, hosted in the Georgian Room of the historic venue tomorrow.

All the talks have a link to Jane Austen's time in Southampton in the year that marks 200 years since her death.

The event gets under way at 11.15am with Georgian Ladies of Tudor House. Miranda Murphy will reveal the fascinating lives of the occupants of Tudor House during the time of Jane Austen and consider what the house would have been like when Jane lived in Southampton.

The final talk of the day, at 3pm, is entitled Putrid Throat and Things Medical. Jane Austen's last unfinished novel Sanditon pokes fun at the pretensions of a small provincial town re-inventing itself as a fashionable spa. Find out more about the ills and cures that were rife in Southampton during its spa heyday as you h ear from historian and author Dr Mary South.

(7) In Woolston...

ORGANISED by the Campaign for Real Ale, Woolston Beer Festival takes place tomorrow and Sunday at Pear Tree Church Hall and will feature more than 30 real ales, showcasing local and national breweries.

This year’s event is supported by two local micropubs – Olaf’s Tun and Caskaway.

Hot food will also be available, and a cider bar will serve a small but diverse range of drinks.

Two of the festival’s three sessions will also feature local music, with Monkey See Monkey Do and singer-songwriter Just Millie both performing.

This year’s festival charity is also supporting Communicare, who play a key role in reaching out to lonely and isolated people in the Southampton area.

Tickets for each of the three sessions are £6 and are available at

(8) At Matterley Basin, near Winchester...

THE world's best riders descend upon Matterley Basin this weekend.

The Motocross des Nations is an annual team motocross race, where riders representing their country meet at what is billed as the "Olympics of Motocross".

The event has been staged since 1947, where the team of Bill Nicholson, Fred Rist and Bob Ray, representing Great Britain, took home the Chamberlain Trophy for the first time.

The event as it stands today is an amalgamation of three separate events, the original Motocross des Nations, raced with 500cc motorcycles, the Trophée des Nations, raced with 250cc motorcycles, and the Coupe des Nations, for 125cc motorcycles.


(9) At the Garrison Ground, Winchester...

CANINES will be competing in Hampshire this weekend at a fete in aid of a national dog charity.

The Winchester Dog Show and Fete will see the pets battling it out to be crowned the 'prettiest and most handsome dogs', best up-and-coming dog' and even the 'happiest re-homed dog'.

The family fun day will be held on Sunday from 1pm, with all donations going to the Dogs Trust.

(10) At Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey...

THERE'S family fun in the woods at harvest time this weekend.

This is an autumnal session of fun, fruit and food around the fire.

With a special site in woodland, set within our beautiful grounds, bushcraft sessions are fun, safe and educational.

Drop in for a play in the woods any time tomorrow between 1pm and 4pm.