1 In Winchester...

DISCOVER Micro Marvels at Winchester Science Centre – a new exhibition set to open this weekend.

Explore the weird and wonderful microscopic world through a fun and engaging live show and interactive activities.

Get hands-on with microscopes in the Invention Studio and take a tour of the unseen, from mesmerising minibeasts to everyday objects as you've never witnessed them before.

2 In Romsey...

TAKE a closer look at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens' amazing tree collection with head arborist Jon Hammerton this Saturday.

He will share the fascinating history of the garden's tree collection.

An expert in the field, he spent over 20 years looking after many important collections around the world including; the tree collection at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and royal residences.

Not forgetting his starring role on the BBC2 series The Trees That Made Britain.

The tour will last around one-and-a-half hours finishing with a slice of cake and hot drink.

Booking is essential.

3 In Alresford...

IN A Chocolate Craft Workshop at Upton Park Farm, you learn to make chocolates like the professionals.

Head along on Saturday and you'll be shown the tricks of the trade with lots of tastings too!

It’s creative and fun and at the end of the session you have your very own chocolate creations to enjoy.

Share them with family and friends or keep them all to yourself. The choice is yours.

Book online.

4 In New Milton...

MOVE over dry January, it's all about Ginuary!

Join Martin Jennings at The Kitchen of Chewton Glen on Saturday for a day full of sampling, discussion about the resurgence of gin, different production methods and variety of botanicals used pre and post distillation.

As well as leaving with a wealth of knowledge you will also have your very own blended 500ml bottle of gin to share with friends and family.

Booking is essential.

5 In Portsmouth...

EXPLORE, discover and enjoy Portsmouth with two quirky heritage walks around the historic city this weekend.

Discover the 'hidden treasures' whilst having a fun day out with family and friends.

Portsmouth is arguably Britain's most historic naval city, and is still a major base for the Royal Navy.

It is also a thriving commercial ferry port for freight and passenger traffic, and home to the world's oldest dry dock still in use, with ships to be found there such as HMS Warrior, The Mary Rose and HMS Victory – constructed from around 6,000 trees.

6 In Winchester...

CHECK out the exhibition at the Discovery Centre.

The Southern Ceramics Group Pottery Display includes 500 works from 50 local potters.

One of the most striking things about their exhibitions is the wide range of artefacts they manage to create from the same material.

The work varies from bright colourful earthenware vases, to subtle stoneware bottles, fine porcelain bowls and sculptural forms; both abstract and figurative.

7 In Chawton...

In 2020, for the first time ever, The Old Kitchen Tearoom will be opening its doors all year round - even when Chawton House is closed!

To celebrate this, Chawton House are offering free garden entry to all visitors this weekend.

Take advantage of the fresh air and beautiful South Downs views before having a well earned cuppa.

8 In Winchester...

A CLASSIC story about family and community, international intrigue and red petticoats - The Railway Children has been a popular family favourite since the novel was published more than a century ago.

After storming the stage in the summer with their take on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Winchester's Blue Apple will be working up a head of steam to warm your hearts this winter.

The play will be staged at the Theatre Royal Winchester, with the company's trademark joyful style including dance, puppetry and film.

The theatre aims to transform the lives of people with learning disabilities through drama, dance and film.

9 In Southampton...

CLIMB Southampton’s iconic Clock Tower; find out more about its fascinating history and enjoy the fantastic views.

Participants must be over 12 years old, physically fit, and wear sensible shoes.

There are more than 200 steps!

10 In Southampton...

IS YOUR little one keen to get into rugby?

There are structured play sessions at Woodlands Community College this weekend which will take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way.

They will learn how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.