1 In Horndean...

Roll up! Roll up! Queen Elizabeth Country Park's fantastic new café and visitor centre is now open after a £1.2 million refurbishment

Head over this Saturday for its official opening day.

Expect live music, local produce, kids' nature trails, face painting and birds of prey, and meet Hampshire's finest purveyors of food and drink including ChalkStream Trout, Mozzo Coffee and Suthwyk Ale.

Elsewhere, there's the new 'Forts and Fleets' adventure play park where you can climb up ropes, scramble over bridges and build a den, not forgetting the dog activity course.

2 In Winchester...

DISCOVER the most glorious of inventions at Winchester Science Centre this weekend.

Explore the greatest inventions through the ages and learn how they have transformed the world we live in today.

Unleash your imagination as you discover super smart machines and glorious gadgets in an epic live science show.

Encourage your little ones to think big with fun hands-on activities and challenges in the Invention Studio.

Tickets can be booked online in advance.

3 In Romsey...

COME and see the best the Hampshire Beekeeping Association has to offer at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this weekend.

At the annual Honey Show, children's activities will be available as well as a wide range of products.

The show opens on Saturday following judging until 5.30pm, and will be open Sunday 10.30am until 4pm.

Why not buy a jar of local award-winning honey to take home?

4 In Portsmouth...

PORTSMOUTH RFC is hosting a charity rugby union match versus the Combined Services Barbarians this Saturday.

Raising money for the RNRMC, the game will be at the Rugby Club off Norway Road.

The CS Barbarians are a team of former and serving sailors, marines, soldiers and airmen who travel the country raising money for charity through the game of rugby.

Kick off is 1pm, and there will be a raffle and auction after the game.

5 In Andover...

ALL are welcome at the 23rd Annual Longparish Pumpkin Show this Saturday.

With competitions, games, raffle and refreshments, it is set to be fun for all the family at the Village Hall.

Competition categories: are: Best Carved Pumpkin, Best Decorated Pumpkin, Heaviest Home Grown Pumpkin, and Best Fancy Dress.

£2 entry donation per category – proceeds go to Longparish Little School.

6 In Romsey...

THE Bloomsbury Quartet are at Romsey Abbey on Saturday with ReCentred – a performance inspired by the life and works of Elizabeth Maconchy.

Formed in 2017, The Bloomsbury Quartet is made up of Eva de Vries, Rachel Maxey, Felicity Smith, and Janell Yeo.

Winners of the 2018 Stroud Green Festival Ensemble Scheme, they are on their first UK tour with ReCentred, which aims to bring women composers into the centre of their own narrative.

Tickets £10. All unreserved seating. Book online or contact Romsey Visitor Information Centre.

7 In Winchester...

THE invasion of the English kingdom from north and south in the autumn of 1066, leading to conquest by Duke William of Normandy, is often seen as a defining moment in English and British history.

Head to the Guildhall to join Professor Ryan Lavelle this Saturday and find out more.

How was the principal city of the dynasty of Alfred the Great affected by conquest? How did its people react and adapt in times of change? And how far did Winchester itself play a role in determining the course of conquest?

8 In Basingstoke...

JEN Gash, Sky Landscape of Artist of the Year 2018, talks about her experiences working on the commission to produce a piece of artwork based on the Macedonian landscape, which now hangs in the Imperial War Museum, North.

Join her Sandham Memorial Chapel on Saturday for an interesting and insightful talk to accompany her exhibition 'In the footsteps of Stanley Spencer'.

From the competition heats to the trip to Macedonia, find out more about Jen's incredible journey and the creation of the wonderful painting.

9 In the New Forest...

WILD Food UK are running their foraging courses in the New Forest this weekend.

It has a diverse and protected ecosystem, being home to one of the most important sites for fungi in Britain.

There really aren’t many better places around to learn about the wonderful wild foods that are available in the UK throughout the year.

The course begins at The Red Shoot pub with a short introduction to foraging, what we’ll be hoping to spot and a brief of the general countryside codes.

Then set off for about two hours around the forest, with Wild Food UK teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants and mushrooms that you find.

10 In Portsmouth...

THE world's premier 10-mile running event is returning to Portsmouth on Sunday.

The Great South Run is a flat, fast course along paved routes for the entire duration - which means it's perfect for setting a new personal best.

The route will also take runners past some of Portsmouth's best scenery, including the Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Seafront and through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (past Nelson's flagship HMS Victory).

Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, the fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, before entering the Historic Dockyard.