Here is our round up of what’s on for families across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset this weekend! Read on to find out what we recommend..
Friday 20th May
If your family love musicals, take them to see Singing in the Rain at Salisbury Playhouse. Running until 28th May, with a talented company of actor-musicians and featuring all the songs from the MGM film – including Good Morning, Make ‘Em Laugh, You are My Lucky Star and the title song Singin’ in the Rain – this is the perfect night out to send you home with a glorious feeling. Tickets available from their website.
This weekend is Poole Harbour Boat Show. Opening at 10am. As well as Waterborne activities and taster sessions there will be free live music, children’s rides, face painting and fireworks
King’s School Winchester have their Summer Fair today from 10-2pm.
The Flying Scotsman will be at Salisbury Station from 12.50-6.20pm toady. All seats are sold out – but you can take kids to have a good look!
There is a Family Fun day at Upper Leigh Farm East Knoyle (SP3 6AP) with something for all the family. Bouncy Castle, Children’s Games, Bric a Brac, Clothing, Crafts, Bar-B-Que, Cream Teas, Dog Show and more. 11:00 – 4:30pm Entrance £2.50 Free Car parking
Today is Sparsholt Countryside Day 9.30-4.30pm. With have-a-go activities, entertainment, animal displays, foodie treats and a spot of retail therapy sound like the perfect day out then Sparsholt College’s Countryside Day is just the ticket. The beautiful campus will be open for visitors to experience first-hand the great outdoors, whether that’s practicing your casting on the College lake, trying your hand at clay pigeon shooting or climbing a tree.
Wings Over Stone Henge is a guided walk that takes place today. See where the Bristol Boxkite made its first flight in 1910 and where the first British military aeroplane unit was formed in 1911. These walks will cover how aviation developed on Lark Hill from 1909-1914 and how Britain is dragged into World War I. These walks aim to recreate the period with contemporary photographs and maps and include viewing the early hangars and crash sites. Cost for adults is £8 and children are free.
If your family loves getting muddy, Blackdown Hills’ Family Pond Dipping day is perfect for you! 10am-1pm at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Chard, Somerset, (TA20 3DH). Join Somerset Environmental Records Centre and the Blackdown Hills Natural Futures team to uncover the variety of life living in and around the wildlife ponds at Ferne Animal Sanctuary. All equipment supplied, wear old clothes or clothes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy! Join in anytime during the event for as long as you like. Children must be supervised. The event is free but booking is essential – booking details are here.
Sunday 22nd May
Little Pickles Market is today in Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh 2-3.30pm. Buy and sell everything needed to raise your Little Pickles. From maternity wear to nursery furniture, bikes, books, DVD’s, games, clothes, toys the list goes on. Cost is just £1 to enter for adults and kids go free.
Yesterday and today is Spring Tide Food Festival at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock from 10am-4pm. With over 60 stallholders attending, including some new ‘foodies’ on the block, they’re bring together and showcasing some of the best food and drink from across the county featuring an all-star line-up of locally made artisan bread, jams, chutneys, tea, coffee, beer, cider, cheese, cakes, pies, confectionary, charcuterie, meat and veg. There’ll be a good selection of local art & craft as well as music and entertainment.
Whatever you choose to do we hope you have a fabulous weekend!
The Country Child Team