1 In Micheldever...

TAKE the family to an unforgettable art exhibition at The Warren Centre, Micheldever Station this weekend.

Whether you're free on Saturday or Sunday, this community event will cater for all, with some magnificent artwork on display.

On the Saturday it will be open between 10am-7pm and Sunday will see the doors open from 10am-4pm.

Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Spirits will be high among all as guests celebrate and admire the pieces around the premises.

Admission is £3 with children under 14 entering for free.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Winchester Hospice.

2 In Southampton...

ROYAL Victoria Country Park is welcoming families to the Autumn Pumpkin Festival, which kicks off this Saturday.

This charity event highlights just how Halloween can and should be celebrated.

Bring the whole family along including the dog to the event, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

It will feature music, food, drink, dance and much more, including a parade of the biggest pumpkins in the UK.

Visitors are also encouraged to bring their own scarecrows as an addition to the popular Scarecrow Avenue section.

Celebrations in the park begin at 12noon and end at 7pm.

3 In New Forest...

CHOOSE from 80 expert-led walks through beautiful autumn landscapes at the New Forest Walking Festival that begins this weekend.

The experts will help you discover more about the history, heritage and wildlife of the Forest.

The walking festival includes dozens of behind the scenes family strolls, history hikes, wildlife walks and more.

All walks are expert-led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations.

Get the family out the house and experience the different routes around the famous vast woodlands.

For more information on timings and individual walkways, visit the New Forest National Park website.

4 In Southampton...

NOT many people know about the annual National Libraries Week that is coming to an end this Saturday.

Portswood, Shirley, Lordshill, Woolston, Bitterne and Thornhill libraries, alongside Central Library and Cobbett Hub Library will be hosting a range of events to celebrate the event.

Perfect for the whole family, a wide range of activities, from a huge wellbeing open day at Central Library, to a live ukulele band performance at Shirley Library, there will certainly be something for everyone.

All sessions are drop-in with no booking required and are detailed on the individual library websites.

5 In Southampton...

AS part of Black History Month, Southampton race and diversity consultant, Don John, and Showcase Gallery will present an exhibition of exciting UK artists who are exploring art through a black cultural lens.

Dismantling stereotypes, fusing cultures, and imagining futures are ways in which these artists are providing a starting point in the gallery for a range of open and discursive events.

The whole family can appreciate this eye-opening and educational exhibition on Saturday.

Entry is free and will take place at the Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton University.

It will be open from 11am-5pm.

6 In Southampton...

WHAT goes on behind the scenes in the build up to a match?

How is the club leading research to help prevent player injury?

Which Southampton player introduced football to Brazil in 1894?

And which player had the worst haircut in the 1980s?

This weekend is one of the last chances to discover all of these things at the We March On exhibition.

Those who haven't yet had the chance to witness this major exhibition at the SeaCity Museum are being encouraged to do so, before it is too late.

Standard admission fees to the venue are required but entrance to the exhibition is of no extra charge.

7 In Southampton...

THE Sky View Observation Wheel has returned to the Bargate, once again offering brilliant views of Southampton's historic quay and beyond.

Standing at 33 metres high, the slow moving wheel is suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed by everyone from small children to great grandparents.

It is open every day from 10.30am-10pm.

However, service is weather dependant.

It costs £4 per person to ride, or a family ticket for four members can be purchased for £12.

The wheel will be leaving again at the end of October.

8 In Southampton...

WHY wait until the new year to start getting fit?

Southampton's Parkrun is the perfect way for the whole family to enjoy a journey to fitness.

The volunteer-led community run takes place every Saturday at 9am along Southampton Common.

It spans a 5 kilometre route and the starting position is subject to change.

A junior run, distanced at 2 kilometres is also available, allowing the whole family to get involved together.

More information can be found on the Southampton Parkrun website.

All runners are required to sign up via the website which will allow them to keep track of their times and event changes.

Registration is free.

9 In Southampton...

FOR those who want to enjoy a healthy outdoors lifestyle but find running quite the obstacle, MyJourney in Southampton are providing a social walk this Sunday.

Great for families at a loose end on a Sunday afternoon, this brisk hour-long walk will begin at the Hawthorns Centre on Southampton Common at 2pm.

Everyone is welcome and the walk is free of charge.

Walkers are then invited to chat in a group to ensure everyone feels in good company and feels as if they want to return the following week.

Contact 02380 834219 for more information.

10 In Southampton...

JOIN Phil Budd, chair of Southampton Natural History Society and Peartree Green's expert ecologist, for a walk on Southampton's newest nature reserve this Saturday.

Phil's main aim will be to find and identify fungi, but he's always willing to share his knowledge of the Green's flora and fauna.

His walks are both informative and entertaining for the family.

Those attending are advised to wear appropriate clothing and waterproof footwear.

Accompanied children over the age of ten are welcome to come along to this tour at the Peartree Green Local Nature Reserve between 2pm-4pm.

It is free for everyone.