HILARY Porter recommends 10 fun attractions at this year’s Common People that you and your family won’t want to miss...

1 Dance in the glittering rays of the World’s Largest Disco Ball on ‘Sequin Sunday’

This sparkling centrepiece is as high as a three-storey building, is covered in 2,500 mirrored tiles that would stretch out for a kilometre laid end to end, and is filled with 350 cubic metres of air - the equivalent to around a thousand beach balls.

Disco divas should dress to impress in your spangliest dancefloor finery.

2 Attend the Gin Festival

The Great Solent Gin Festival will feature masterclasses including a World Gin Day tasting with ambassador Emma Stokes, aka Gin Monkey, Xavier Baker from the Isle of Wight Distiller, and a gin tasting experience with Winchester Distillery – along with a tempting collection of flavour profiles, from citrus and herbaceous to fruity and floral, featuring delicious homegrown botanicals and the finest selection of local handcrafted gins.

3 Check out the classic Punch & Judy show

“That’s the way to do it” with classic family entertainment with a ‘punch’.

Punch and Judy are a staple of the British seaside scene – a timeless hit that will never get old.

4 Befriend Peppa Pig and Peter Rabbit at regular Meet and Greets

The cheeky little piggy, Peppa, loves to jump in muddy puddles and will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout Saturday – don’t forget your cameras!

Meanwhile the mischievous Peter Rabbit has taken time out from escaping Mr McGregor’s garden to see his little fans at intervals throughout Sunday.

5 Witness the incredible Wall of Death and try out your own circus skills

The Wall of Death features a barrel-shaped wooden cylinder inside which death-defying motorcyclists will race along the vertical wall and perform stunts, held in place by friction and centrifugal force.

And apart from being a spectator you can learn a range of circus skills, including juggling, diabolos and the art of poi.

6 Join Hampshire Cricket

Don’t get caught out ! For sports fans this is an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss! You can join the professionals and play cricket with Hampshire County Cricket Club without worrying about the weather stopping play.

7 Discover Haven Falconry

You could be left all of a flutter by these feathered friends!

Get up close and personal with Haven falconry’s awesome birds of prey - they are quite spectacular.

8 Have a pogo to hotly tipped all girl punk trio Dream Wife on Sunday

There will be so much music to enjoy over both days but why not re-live the punk era with these hotly tipped rising stars?

The trio are made up of Rakel Mjöll on lead vocals, Alice Go on guitar and Bella Podpadec on bass.

9 Try your hand at Bushcraft

Learn wilderness survival skills and how to thrive in the natural environment.

10 Rewind and tear up the dance floor with the Artful Dodger on Saturday

The most successful garage act ever have produced an amazing string of chart topping hits and remixes. Now the dynamic duo will bring a unique party vibe. The DJ / MC set consists of playing a host of styles from UKG, Deep, Funky & Soulful House, Bassline, Jungle/D&B.