MEET Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends at the Watercress Line this weekend.

Experience a ride on a real steam engine and shake hands with The Fat Controller during either Saturday or Sunday - they are not leaving just yet.

There will be plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained, with the ticket price covering unlimited train rides all day and much more.

Adults cost £20, children between two and 16 cost £14 and concessions are available.

THERE is a special guided tour heading to Winchester this Saturday.

Meet some of the Medieval city's most colourful, charismatic and crazy characters in this exclusive event for all ages.

It is to last 90 minutes and starts at the Tourist Information Centre in The Broadway.

Tickets can be purchased online or they are available at the centre either in advance or on the day.

Adults cost £6.50 and children cost £2.

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STRAP on your safety goggles everyone - science’s greatest and most volatile live show is returning to Winchester Theatre Royal with a vengeance.

Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live! promises to be more mischievous than ever before.

It will take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful.

Expect exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and loads of live daredevil stunts this Saturday.

Tickets cost £17 with concessions available.

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ARE you willing to get your hands dusty in the name of art?

Head over to Winchester Discovery Centre this Saturday for a special clay workshop, hosted by members from the one and only Muddypuddle Pottery.

This weekend's session is to be based on a popular children's book, suitable for those over the age of six.

It costs £5 per person and will kick off at 10am.

VISITORS are invited this weekend to join conservator Matthew Hancock behind-the-scenes at Fort Nelson for a free 30 minute talk.

He is set to discuss one of the major conservation projects currently being carried out at the fort, The Marine Salvage Project.

The 17th century scheme focuses on three guns recovered from the sea, including two from the wreck of the HMS London, all of which require technical conservation treatments.

It will run between 10am and 4pm on Sunday.

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MEMBERS of the Courtlye Musick will be playing Tudor music in the Westgate Museum this Sunday - and you're invited.

Drop in between 1pm and 3pm to listen a while, as you explore this ancient gateway.

The event is suitable for all ages but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

There may be restricted numbers at any one time.

The Westgate Museum can be found at the top of High Street.

ENJOY a fun-filled guided paddle with New Forest Activities this weekend along the Beaulieu River in ‘Canadian style’ canoes.

Spend time taking in the stunning scenery of the river before disembarking on an Easter egg hunt with a twist.

Leave no leaf unturned as your family hunt for those hidden chocolate eggs along the riverside.

All participants will receive a chocolate egg at the end - yes, the adults too.

Places must be booked and they cost £28 per adult and £22 per child

THE British Titanic Society Convention of 2019 will feature in Southampton this Saturday.

On April 10, 1912, one of the most remarkable vehicles to ever exist left the city docks - the rest is a tragic part of history known to everyone.

The convention will run between 9.30am and 3.30pm at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, Grand Harbour.

Entry is free and the event is to feature exhibition, a sales fair and many lectures.

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A UNIQUE music event is heading to Portsmouth this Saturday.

Fresh Cuts is a series of live music sessions in which, at every single one, an extremely limited edition vinyl record will be exclusively available to buy on the night.

These records will be of previously unreleased tracks created by the artists specifically for the event - hence the name Fresh Cuts.

This weekend, the show will head to The Wave Maiden in Osbourne Road, and will feature the modular magician Ned Rush.

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LADIES and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for...the chance to sing-a-long to the hit musical of 2018.

Come in your best fancy dress costume and join in the singing at the Nuffield Theatre on Saturday, 2pm.

Join for two special screenings of The Greatest Showman, complete with lyrics on screen so that you can sing as you watch.

Relive the magic of A Million Dreams, lose yourself in Rewrite the Stars, and of course sing your heart out to the Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning This Is Me.