1 In Mottisfont...

MAGICAL woodlands await at Mottisfont this Christmas, with decorations inspired by Cicely Mary Barker's exquisite Winter Flower Fairy illustrations.

The original artworks are on show from this Saturday in the second-floor gallery, while the house and gardens are beautifully dressed with native winter foliage and traditional festive colours.

Families can explore with a fairy-themed activity trail.

For more information, contact the reception desk on: 01794 340757.

2 In Selborne...

GILBERT White's House Eco Fair on Saturday is a great opportunity to discover a wide range of local green groups, businesses and campaigns. With planet friendly workshops, stalls, gifts and food.

Gilbert White was a pioneering naturalist and gardener who focused on the natural word around him.

As a site Gilbert White's House focus on ecology and the natural world around them and want to offer you the chance to explore how you can make simple changes in your lives live in a more environmentally and ethical way.

The Eco Fair offers a great way to be a part of and develop a sustainable society, as well as a place to buy eco and sustainable Christmas gifts.

3 In Sparsholt...

JOIN Rob Potter, executive chef at the Michelin-starred Bybrook Restaurant, at Lainston House hotel this Saturday.

He will be sharing his passion for fish and shellfish dishes on this full day cookery class in SEASON, the exclusive cookery school.

Tutees will make fillet of Cornish sea bream with soft herb gnocchi, fennel, courgette, sea vegetables and seaweed butter sauce, plus linguini of South Coast white crab with tomato, chilli, spring onion, parmesan and lime.

Lunch with a glass of wine in the cookery school is also included in the day.

Book online.

4 In Chawton...

IF YOU are looking to learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, why not head to Chawton House this Saturday to give it a go?

On arrival you will be given your calligraphy kit to use during the session.

There will be plenty of one-to-one time during the group workshop so each student has enough time and attention to help develop their own style and go at their own pace.

You will learn the basic strokes, practice writing the alphabet, learn how to join up the letters to make full words and learn how to flourish.

5 In Grayshott...

GRAYSHOTT Pottery's one day courses are the perfect start for people wanting to try their hand at throwing clay on a potter's wheel.

Join in this Saturday with a small class to ensure you get as much one-on-one tuition as possible.

The course includes: clay preparation, throwing bowls and upright pots, one masterpiece fired and glazed.

Grayshott Pottery also provide refreshments throughout the day and a tasty lunch with the group in the Kiln Café.

Book online.

6 In Portsmouth...

ARDAL O'Hanlon, star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted, and My Hero, continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up shows worldwide – and he's heading to the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth on Saturday.

In an age of raging populism, MeToo, identity politics, the end of truth, the collapsing middle ground, peak avocado and £15 gin and tonics, and terrified of being on the wrong side of history, and desperate to prove that his gender, race, age and class don't necessarily define him.

Ardal is forced to saddle his high horse again and ride fearlessly into the culture wars (with a white hankie in his pocket just in case), comedy as ever being the best emergency response mechanism to extreme events there is.

Tickets online.

7 In Eastleigh...

ENJOY an atmospheric evening of live blues music at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.

The Blues at the Bowl returns for another captivating night of blues and blues-rock in the iconic Rod Bransgrove Pavilion.

The Ageas Bowl will once again be welcoming three popular and up-and-coming blues acts to the stage: Hugh Budden and the Blue Chords, BlueTouch and the headliner Aynsley Lister.

Tickets are available from the Ageas Bowl's website.

8 In Farnborough...

FARNBOROUGH Frost Fair will be sprinkling Christmas spirit over the town centre on Saturday – head on over and soak up the seasonal atmosphere.

Find your Christmas presents in the festive market, with more than 45 stalls along Queensmead packed full of gorgeous gifts, from local food and drink to handmade jewellery and unique Christmas decorations.

Families can enjoy making Christmas decorations in the free children's crafts tent and shake hands with a giant Father Christmas.

They can also have a go at circus skills with Juggling Jake, build a Christmas shape from bricks, have a ride on a donkey, have their face painted for free and much more.

9 In Winchester...

A NEW exhibition is coming to the Discovery Centre on Saturday.

The Southern Ceramics Group Pottery Display includes 500 works from 50 local potters.

One of the most striking things about their exhibitions is the wide range of artefacts they manage to create from the same material.

The work varies from bright colourful earthenware vases, to subtle stoneware bottles, fine porcelain bowls and sculptural forms; both abstract and figurative.

10 In Swanwick...

LOVE the Christmas Market at The Brickwork Museum this Sunday.

One of the venue's busiest events with more than 50 craft stalls, there will be activities for children and Father Christmas has promised to call in.

There will be a display of Meccano to inspire budding engineers and the museum will be steamed up.

Free parking is available and the cafe will be open for light refreshments.