1 In Southampton...

Run the gauntlet of Aqua Warrior at The Quays Swimming & Diving Complex every Friday though the school holidays, between 12.30pm til 2.30pm.

Supporters must be able to swim 25m unaided prior to using the inflatable. Buoyancy aids are provided.

Prices are £5 for juniors and £7 for adults over 16 years, don't forget a lock for the lockers, change for car parking and a towel and swimming costume. Last admission is 30 minutes before the session finishes.

2 In Winchester...

Set out on the Mill’s new duck-themed trail this summer between 11am and 4pm. Whilst you’re there, don’t forget to sponsor a racing duck for the Grand Duck Race on August 25 for £2.

This summer highlight will see 2,000 bath tub ducks race down the River Itchen which roars beneath the Mill. There’s a summer competition too – simply complete the Design-A-Duck sponsorship certificate and submit your design by the day of the race.

The duck trail runs throughout the summer holidays.

3 In Woodmill...

Southampton Healthy Living Festival is back at Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre on Sunday and this year it's bigger and better than ever before - and still 100% free!

There is a brilliant line up for the day including a variety of family friendly activities, such as the family zone with facepainting, story telling and relaxation area food village including lots of your favourite foods, refreshments and master-classes, team challenges such as bowling, inflatable football pitch, flag football and inflatable battle zones, dance acts and live music.

The event will bring together all community clubs and organisations from around the Solent Region so it's a day not to be missed!

Please make sure to pre-register and avoid the queues by signing up here: www.activecommunity.org.uk.

4 In Lymington...

After a successful first year Lymington Seafood Festival is back this weekend at Bath Road Park for amazing food and drinks from award winning regional chefs, producers and restaurants.

The Festival will host some of the coolest bands and artists and you’ll be able to quench your thirst with craft beers thanks to sponsor, Ringwood Brewery, or sip English award winning sparkling wines from Exton Park.

There’s also a brilliantly talented line up of chefs in the demonstration kitchen.

Each year the event raises money for a different charity and this year they will be supporting Sail 4 Cancer – the Hampshire based charity provides sailing experiences and respite days for those suffering with cancer or their families. They'll be a fantastic range of raffle prizes all provided from sponsors or stallholders, so given the event is free to enter, dig a bit deeper and help change someone’s life.

5 In Southsea...

Once again the skies above Southsea Common will be filled with a myriad of kites of all shapes and sizes this weekend from 10am until 5pm.

This free event is jointly organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain and alongside this amazing flying display there will be a host of other family friendly activities, including a craft marquee, free children’s kite workshop and local amusements.

Also located on the common will be dedicated kite traders who will be able to provide you with a wide range of kites, from colourful branded kites for children or the young at heart to immense power kites for the more adventurous.

6 In Shirley...

Active Nation is organising a free family activity at St. James Park on Fridays until further notice.

Try an introduction to the concept of walking football, involving skills, drills and walking football games with the group sessions between 4.45pm and 6pm.

All the family can play – look out for the ParkLives flag and your session leader in their green ParkLives uniform in the Park.

Remember to wear suitable trainers or astro turf football shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a drink of water.

7 In Eastleigh...

Want to wind down for the weekend? Then join Eastleigh Library for a relaxing family colouring and jigsaw puzzle session, every Friday in the holidays at 10am.

Children of all ages are welcome to the free session and there is no need to book. Parent/carers to stay with children under eight years.

8 In Portsmouth...

Visitors to the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth will have an opportunity to reflect on the naval sacrifices of the First World War as the Lamplight of Peace is displayed as part of a 100-day journey around the UK commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War.

The specially-commissioned lamp, the base of which is decorated with relics from the battlefields including barbed wire and soil from the trenches, will be displayed alongside a gun from HMS Lance, which fired the first shot at sea of the war, exactly 104 years ago.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is part of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where visitors with an interest in the naval history of the First World War can also discover a dedicated exhibition about the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and climb aboard HMS M33, which saw action at Gallipoli.

Entry to each of these attractions is included with the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Full Navy Ticket, which costs from £31 per adult with under 16s free during the summer holidays and valid for multiple entries throughout the year.

9 In Totton...

Head to Petlake Alpacas open day on Saturday and get to know the alpacas.

Take one for a walk, get a selfie, and be tempted by some fabulous local crafts people before taking a look around the farm shop at the gorgeous alpaca goods.

Enjoy a cuppa or some scrumptious cakes or why not take your own picnic. Entrance is £5 per car with limited parking on site and the lower half of farm is wheelchair accessible. Walkers and cyclists are free. Strictly no dogs. Additional charge for activities.

10 In Southampton...

The new season gets underway and Southampton FC will be at St Mary’s for the first game against Burnley on Sunday at 1.30pm.

Get your stripes on, be the 12th man and help cheer on the Saints in their opening fixture of the 2018/2019 season on the hallowed turf.