1 In Winchester...

THE Winchester Round Table Bonfire and Fireworks Night is returning on Saturday.

Each year, the city centre procession, the lighting of the bonfire and the spectacular fireworks display is a huge success.

Thousands are expected to gather at 6pm on The Broadway by King Alfred’s Statue before the torchlit procession meanders its way through the streets.

At River Park, around 7.15pm, the huge bonfire is lit, and at 7.45pm the legendary Fireworks Spectacular will take place.

The event is not run for profit, all profits to go to the Winchester Round Table Charitable Trust Fund to help local people who really need it. Last year the event raised over £65,000.

2 In Southampton...

WHETHER you're a dancing on ice champion, a total newbie or just about anything in between, you can be sure to find some festive euphoria on the surface of Southampton's real ice rink.

The rink held within the Esplanade opens on Saturday. Glide your way through a winter paradise of alpine fauna and festive lighting.

This, combined with an upgraded ice resurfacing machine and the more comfortable skates means SKATE Southampton is going to be the winter destination of choice.

Tickets: £11.50 adults, £9.50 child, £10.50 concession (student/OAP) and £38 family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children).

3 In Winchester...

THIS Saturday at Winchester Science Centre will be an evening where adults are able to explore their own curiosity in science with full access to the hands-on exhibition floors.

The Hub Cafe & Bar will be open for drinks and light snacks.

Tickets: £12.50 per person (50% discount for annual pass holders). All guests must be 18 or over.

As with all planetarium shows, these include large moving images which may affect people with photosensitive epilepsy, balance disorders and/or extreme motion sickness.

4 In Romsey...

BE INSPIRED by the beautiful Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and examine how we use language to express the world around us this weekend.

Members of Southampton University will help you look at the links between science and English in the early years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculum on Saturday.

To book a place e-mail mslc@soton.ac.uk or call 02380 598810. Session price: £35p/p (£30 for students).

5 In Portsmouth...

LEGENDARY Manchester band Happy Mondays are coming to Portsmouth on Saturday.

The line-up of front man Shaun Ryder, Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals), Gary Whelan (drums), Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar) and Dan Broad (MD/guitar/keys) will perform timeless hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Hallelujah, W.F.L, Loose Fit, Judge Fudge and 24 Hour Party People, amongst many others.

Tickets can be purchased at The Pyramids website, or by calling the box office on 02393 200330.

6 In Beaulieu...

ALL owners of Smart cars are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Smart car owners and enthusiasts.

The event is set to provide a great opportunity to admire a wide range of these fun and often colourfully wrapped vehicles, from the ForTwo to the Roadster and even the limited edition Crossblade.

All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People's Choice Award, selected by public vote. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runners-up.

7 In the New Forest...

Looking for Bushcraft courses? Join New Forest Activities in Beaulieu for a fantastic introduction to the world of bushcraft on Sunday, based in the heart of the New Forest National Park.

You'll enjoy a full day at their woodland base learning fundamental bushcraft skills and practices.

The day's events will depend on weather conditions and the experience of the group, but will usually cover such things as fire lighting, shelter building, foraging, species identification and knife work.

You'll also get to prepare and cook a tasty vegetable stew for lunch; not before building the fire to cook it on of course.

8 In Winchester...

THE Goldhawks are performing Tommy – The Album – in Winchester on Sunday.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Who’s ground-breaking rock opera album, Tommy, the show will play at the Theatre Royal.

The Who’s iconic masterpiece is brought to life and recreated for the stage by the fabulous, international eight-piece band, with all the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands.

Tickets: online or call 01962 840440.

9 In Alresford...

DELVE into Hinton Ampner's hardstones collection this weekend.

Featuring a special cabinet from the Victoria and Albert Museum, you will be amazed at what you see.

Best known for its fine garden, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art.

For more information on the exhibition, call the reception desk on: 01962 771305.

10 In Romsey...

ICONIC portraits from some of Britain's most famous photographers, who were each central to the vibrant photographic scene of 'Swinging London' are on display at Mottisfont.

More than fifty iconic photographs evoke the spirit of the sixties with famous faces and flawless fashion sense.

Mostly black-and-white, the featured subjects include models and musicians, film stars and politicians.

But far more than just celebrity portraits, these are artistic and evocative photographs which helped define an era.