1 In Basingstoke...

THE brainchild of radio presenter Chris Evans returns to Laverstoke Park this weekend.

CarFest is packed to the brim with activities for every member of the family, underpinned by great music, celebrity chefs and as the name suggests, plenty of cars.

This year's event includes two paddocks filled to the brim with a great range of cars plus track races and celebrity go-karting.

The live music line-up includes: Alex Horne and the Horne Section, Boy George and Culture Club, Jack Savoretti, Rick Astley, Tom Grennan and Sheridan Smith.

2 In Portsmouth...

VICTORIOUS is back for its biggest year yet.

The family friendly festival for music lovers, a stone’s throw from the sea, will be bringing some of the hottest acts in the world to Southsea.

This year's acts include Rudimental, James Bay, Ocean Colour Scene, Bloc Party, The Hives, Lewis Capaldi, Professor Green, New Order, Plan B, The Vaccines, Razorlight, Two Door Cinema Club, The Specials and The Zutons.

Tickets are still available to purchase online.

3 In Waterlooville...

PUT on your walking boots and prepare to get your hands dirty – Summer Foraging at Queen Elizabeth Country Park returns on Saturday.

The course will begin with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, before heading on a walk around the park, teaching guests how to identify the different Summer shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that they find.

Tickets must be booked online due to high demand.

4 In Wickham...

CELEBRATING the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings of 1944, get ready to cut some rug with the swinging sounds of One Jump Ahead.

The Big 40s Night Out will be held at Wickham Community Centre this weekend, welcoming people of all ages.

Ticket price is £13.

The band will play two one-hour slots with recorded music to keep you dancing before and in between.

There is free parking and a cash bar available.

5 In Hook...

THERE is nothing like open air live music washed down with a jug of Pimm's.

The Wellington Country Fair and Horse Trials return this weekend.

Set amongst the Estate land of the Duke of Wellington on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire, it's a great weekend to round off the of Summer holidays.

This exciting annual event is full of free family entertainment and activities, including country lifestyle shopping, artisan food, falconry displays, tractor rides, face painting and dog shows, pony rides and bouncy castles to name a few.

6 In Exbury...

EMBRACE the wild side of Exbury.

Join the experts at Sunrise Bushcraft for a two-hour family bushcraft session where you and your little explorers will get the chance to take part in a range of outdoor activities including: den building, craftwork, stealth games and toasting marshmallows on a campfire.

During the event at Exbury Gardens, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

To book, visit the Exbury Gardens website.

7 In Romsey...

LEAN, clean and green cuisine that goes that extra bit further than vegetarian – the Street Vegan Food stalls will return to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens on Sunday.

Hosted outside in the scenic courtyard, this lunchtime event is one in a series running throughout the summer.

Prices vary per dish, and there's no need to book, but guests should arrive before 12noon to avoid disappointment.

8 In Winchester...

END your summer holiday with a visit to Winchester City Mill's baking demonstration where you can sample tasty recipes baked by the team of bakers.

On Sunday, watch as they use the freshly milled stoneground flour to produce delicious treats.

Combined with local seasonal ingredients, you can taste a range of savoury and sweet bakes, all for a small donation.

Pick up one of Winchester City Mill's recipe cards and, if you purchase a bag of their flour, you can get baking as soon as you get home.

9 In the New Forest...

BATTLEFIELD Live is an exciting, outdoor laser-tag combat game, perfect for adrenaline seekers looking for some head-to head fun.

Unleash your inner video game fan as you duck, dive and dodge your opponents on the woodland playing field this Sunday with New Forest Activities.

Bring some old clothes, trainers and your best sense of adventure!

You’ll be provided with all the kit and be given two-and-a-half hours to run yourself ragged through this incredible woodland setting.

To book a space, visit the New Forest Activities website.

10 In Winchester...

Enjoy a relaxed summer afternoon of tunes in the Hinton Ampner's garden on Sunday.

Bring a picnic or pick up something tasty from the café and soak up the music in the beautiful setting of the garden.

The Harry Strutters Hot Three will be on stage.

Celebrating 20s and 30s jazz and hot dance music with drive, panache and humour, dressed in white tie and tails or striped jacket and white flannels.

Founded in 1968, the group has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, providing a wide range of music from the early jazz pioneers all the way to the classic jazz of Duke Ellington and early swing.