1 In Winchester...

The English National Badminton Championships returns to Winchester this weekend.

Watch the elite of English badminton battle it out to be England’s number one.

With the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo 2020 the action will be even more competitive in this vital year.

The Westgate Badminton Centre allows spectators to get up close to the action in this intimate arena, watch the athletes smash the shuttle at over 250 kpm.

Will Rio Olympic bronze medallists Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge secure their third English national title of their careers in Hampshire?

Tickets start from £14.50 and can be purchased online.

2 In Sparsholt...

Join Hampshire Life Food Hero, Andy Mackenzie, as he teaches you how to choose the right cuts and best quality of meat along with traditional steak accompaniments.

The session will run at Lainston House Hotel on Sunday, and you will cook bavette steak with blue cheese sauce, Béarnaise sauce with triple-cooked chips and sirloin steak with green peppercorn sauce.

The half day course includes refreshments, ingredients and lunch prepared on the course with a glass of wine.

Book a place online.

3 In Romsey...

HEAD over to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this Saturday and learn to use coloured pencils like a pro.

This session will be introduction to coloured pencils with professional artist Karen Coulson. Snowdrops will be observed and sketched from life.

A line drawing can be supplied if required.

Suitable for all abilities.

All materials are supplied to use within the session.

Booking is essential.

4 In Portsmouth...

THE Chinese New Year Celebrations are continuing in Portsmouth this weekend.

Gunwharf Quays hosts a spectacular celebration to mark the Year of the Rat.

The day promises to be a memorable event for all the family, with incredible entertainment and special offers.

From 2pm on Saturday, visitors will have the opportunity to watch a captivating traditional dragon display as it visits different locations across the centre.

Kung Fu demonstrations from the Shaolin Temple will follow in the Central Square, with an appearance from the Portsmouth Chinese Association's dance group on Sunday.

5 In Winchester...

CHILDREN and their grown-ups with a sense of adventure will enjoy multi-award winning author Raymond Briggs’ The Bear, when it arrives at Theatre Royal Winchester this weekend.

The Bear tells the story of Tilly who is visited one night, when she is fast asleep, by an enormous bear. But far from being scared, Tilly befriends the mischievous creature in this playful, funny and heart-warming tale of imagination.

Written by the same author of festive favourite The Snowman, this stage version is presented by Pins and Needles Productions.

6 In Southampton...

THE SeaCity Museum is opening its brand new Commemorations Exhibition this weekend.

To coincide with the Southampton’s Mayflower 400 anniversary programme, this display will explore the nature of commemorations. Incorporated within Southampton Stories, the exhibition will look at how Southampton has commemorated Mayflower over time, including the Mayflower Memorial (1913), the 1920 pageant and 1970 commemorations.

In addition, objects, images and archival material will be brought together relating to other commemorations of personal, local and national significance.

Normal admission fees apply. See SeaCity Museum's website for further details.

7 In Portsmouth...

FANCY watching an adult panto at the Kings' Theatre this Sunday?

They're back again! Oh yes, they are – and this time with Peter Panties.

The Market Theatre Company return to corrupt another traditional pantomime classic beyond recognition.

The fearless company of three actors return to bring you an evening of corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo using a minimum of set props and costume.

Prolong that all-too-short seasonal spirit and get ready for another evening of slick, fast-moving, farcical fun and bawdy sexual innuendo for adults only.

8 In Chawton...

In 2020, for the first time ever, The Old Kitchen Tearoom will be opening its doors all year round - even when Chawton House is closed!

To celebrate this, Chawton House are offering free garden entry to all visitors this weekend.

Take advantage of the fresh air and beautiful South Downs views before having a well earned cuppa.

9 In Test Valley...

TEST Valley Borough of Culture 2020 is a year long festival of events, led by and for the community, celebrating the people, places, heritage and culture of Test Valley.

Organised by Test Valley Arts Foundation, the festival aims to promote the rich variety of cultural events and activities taking place in the region and make them accessible for everyone.

The programme of events includes workshops, festivals, concerts, competitions, exhibitions and plays, representing the diverse range of organisations and artists across this predominantly rural region between Andover and Romsey.

To find out what’s on and how to take part visit Test Valley Borough of Culture’s website.

10 In Winchester...

EXPLORE, discover and enjoy Winchester with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Winchester? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather?

Take one of the self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme.

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues , and interesting snippets about the history of Winchester and the people that have shaped it.