As the school summer holidays are in full swing, there's still the weekends to fill. 

Here's our pick of five family-friendly activities to keep you entertained over the next two days:

Tudor House and Garden Summer Fete, Saturday

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A day of family fun will celebrate 110 years since Tudor House opened as a museum with an entry fee of 6p.

For one day only, entry has been reduced to £2.50, the equivalent of £6p today.

Enjoy hunting for hidden fairies in the garden, try your hand at archery, make a wand, tour the old town and have your face painted.

Old Town tours are available to pre-book. You can enjoy wand making workshops or tuck into a barbecue in the garden.

The event runs from 10am to 5pm.

Saints v Villarreal, St Mary's Stadium, Saturday 3pm

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Saints host Champions League semi-finalists Villarreal in a high-profile friendly at St Mary’s on Saturday.

The fixture against Unai Emery’s team, at 3pm, will mark the conclusion of the pre-season programme and will form a key part of preparations for the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

The La Liga side are coming off the back of another memorable campaign, in which they reached the final four of the Champions League, knocking out European giants Juventus and Bayern Munich before being beaten in the semi-finals by Liverpool.

That impressive run followed their Europa League triumph in the 2020/21 season, when they beat Manchester United in the final of the competition to secure the trophy.

Saints will face Villarreal ten days after returning from their training camp in Austria and following Wednesday's home fixture with historic Ligue 1 club Monaco. 

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The Three Musketeers, Maskers Theatre, Gregg School, until Sunday

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All for one and one for all!

Maskers Theatre return to the grounds of Townhill Park House with The Three Musketeers, an uplifting tale of mutual friendship. 

With a team of just 11 actors who play all 34 parts, this is a fast-paced rollercoaster of a show with so many costumes and props the cast will enthrall at The Gregg School.

When the young and naïve D’Artagnan sets out on his quest to become a King’s musketeer, he immediately encounters the dangerous femme fatale, Milady de Winter. After discovering that the musketeers have been disbanded, he makes his mission to get that back together again!

The comedy adventure is a summer treat for all the family and audiences are encouraged to bring a picnic and dress up. 

There are various matinee and evening performances of the modern adaptation of this much-loved tale until Sunday.


Superfarm, Manor Farm, Bursledon, until September 4

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A strange storm has hit Manor Farm and now all their animals have super powers!

They’ve joined forces to run their very own Super Farm Academy, so that you can work towards becoming the next Super Farm Super Hero. Are you up for the challenge?

The activity trail is £3 per child. Normal farm admission charges also apply.

Derren Brown, Showman, Mayflower Theatre, until Saturday night

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The master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown is in Southampton with Showman, his biggest tour in 20 years.

His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history.

Fresh from his hugely successful Broadway debut, Derren returns home to the UK to launch his first brand new theatre show in six years, which is at Mayflower Theatre until Saturday night.

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