Here is our round up of things we have found that we think you and your family might enjoy this weekend!
Friday 22nd April
Bournemouth Jazz Festival begins today. Bournemouth Jazz Festival 2016 caters for all Jazz Fans from connoisseurs of modern Jazz, Global World Jazz to the toe tapping excitement of big band and swing, there’s something for everyone. Young up-and-coming musicians are of huge importance, and Bournemouth Jazz Festival recognise that by organising a full Sunday programme aimed at young musicians. We start with youth workshops and jam sessions with some of the regions top jazz musicians, followed by the JAZZ Factor an opportunity for young artists to show what they can do.
Saturday 23rd April
If you couldn’t make the celebrations on Thursday for Her Majesty’s Birthday then pop along to The Coppleridge Inn, Motcombe who are celebrating tonight. There will be a BBQ, lighting of the beacon and fireworks at this family friendly event. Entrance is free. Come along from 7.30, the beacon lighting and fireworks will be at 8pm
Did you know The Discovery Centre , Winchester run a free Lego drop-in session every Saturday at 2pm-4pm for builders aged 5 and above? Worth a pop along on a rainy Saturday afternoon!
St Mary’s School have their Open Day this morning, from 10 – 1pm
Grab a bargain at the NCT Nearly New Sale at Leehurst Swan School, Salisbury between 10am and 12pm.
Vintage and Retro Fair is on today at Seager Hall, Union Street, Wells. A selection of some of the best vintage in the locale with clothes, accessories, jewellery, toys, books, collectables, kitchenalia and more. Complemented by a smattering of artisans with a retro/vintage vibe. Entry £1/50p students.
Sunday 24th April
Young Art in the Park is taking place today at Hampshire Collegiate School, Emblem Park, Romsey. A great opportunity to celebrate the creativity of children who attend 17 local schools in the area. This free event will be open to the public, so families can experience the wonderful artwork from all the schools in the region, set against the historic woodland gardens of Embley Park, once home to Florence Nightingale. The artwork will be laid in a trail for families to follow. Come along and enjoy the day and bring along a picnic. There will be other activities arranged such as Face Painting and Falconry demonstrations. Also come and find out more about Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the Woodlands Trust, Learning through Landscapes, and how they work with schools. The event will also include Falconry, wood fired pizza for sale, refreshments, face painting and photography exhibition.
Stockbridge Italian Food Market is also on today, an innovative and authentic Italian food market with 16 mouthwatering stalls, along Stockbridge High Street.
We hope you have a great weekend whatever you end up doing, if you find anything exciting we have missed let us know!
The Country Child Team