1 In Netley...

FIREWORKS to music in the beautiful setting of Royal Victoria Country Park, with food and activity stalls plus Wave 105's Tony Shepherd to keep you company during the build-up – what more do you need on a Saturday night?

It's the country park's annual fireworks show this Saturday, and it's set to be spectacular.

Gates open at 6pm and fireworks at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the display and parking are only available in advance, and are on sale at the park's shop and a selection of other local businesses.

2 In Chawton...

SOAK up the atmosphere of Chawton House by candlelight in a rare after-hours opening this Saturday.

Warm by the fire in the Great Hall with a cup of delicious mulled cider before heading to the village to watch Chawton’s fireworks spectacular.

Usual admission fees apply. Chawton House is an Elizabethan manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward.

For more information, visit the house's website, or call the reception desk on 01420 541010.

3 In Sparsholt...

JOIN chef Fabricio Cano, a demonstrator and food stylist at Fabcooking, for a full day of Japanese inspired cooking at Lainston House Hotel on Saturday.

On the menu is Miso Soup, Wakame Salad, Pork Gyoza, Teriyaki Beef, Pickled Ginger, Salmon Temari and Salmon Maki Roll.

The course includes all ingredients, lunch with a glass of wine in the cookery school and food to take home with you.

Visit Season Cookery School's website for further information and booking.

4 In Southsea...

IF YOU enjoy drawing and want to improve your skills, the workshop for you is taking place this Saturday.

Join local artist Andy White in Palmerston Road, who will show you how to draw with pencils, pens or felt tips. He will teach different methods and help you come up with new ideas.

Art is fun and you should never be afraid to mix media or change your style.

Suitable for beginners or the more advanced. Materials will be provided but you can bring your own if you wish - Andy will show you how to get the best out of them.

5 In Hayling Island...

HALLOWEEN may be just for one day but at Funland on Hayling Island, it lasts longer than that.

So if your brave enough, head over this Saturday and dress as a ghoul before you enter the gate.

Try Hayling's Haunted Hospital Maze or The Screaming Hills Asylum. It will be the scariest thing you’ll do this year.

Fireworks will end the night. Wristbands available for £10 per person.

6 In Petersfield...

THE General Wine company is hosting the Petersfield Wine Fair this Saturday.

The event will feature tutored tastings and masterclasses and offering the opportunity to sample over 250 wines and gins.

Tickets are available to buy now. Each ticket will enable you to spend the day tasting all of the wines and spirits available.

No need for tokens, just wander around, compare grapes types, regions or even countries. It's a great opportunity to leave your vinous comfort zones and experiment with many new and exciting wines.

7 In Brockenhurst...

TRY, buy and learn about local food, drink and craft at Brockenhurst College's Eats 'n' Treats on Sunday.

This unique event will include a food and craft market, chef demonstrations, live music and a pop-up food court. It's the perfect opportunity to buy high quality and unusual Christmas presents.

Free entry and free parking available to all visitors. This event is in association with The New Forest Marque and Go New Forest, and will be kicking off Go New Forest's New Forest Food and Drink Fortnight.

8 In Winchester...

IMMERSE yourself in the smell of freshly baked goods and watch a live demonstration at Winchester City Mill this Sunday.

You can try some tasty Halloween treats made with the mill's wholemeal flour, and if you feel inspired to have a go yourself pick up some of your own and try your own baking at home with inspiration from the recipe cards.

The session will run between 11am and 3pm.

9 In Portsmouth...

UNCOVER a treasure trove of Tudor artefacts from the seabed, get hands on and discover how an amazing shipwreck was found, excavated and salvaged.

The Mary Rose Museum is inviting families with young children to experience her story with the launch of a new interactive trail.

When the archaeologists and divers excavated the shipwreck, she contained many chests full of beautifully preserved artefacts owned by the men of the Mary Rose.

Now you can recreate this excitement and sense of discovery. Using your map, locate chests throughout the museum galleries and take part in hands-on activities to discover the Mary Rose for yourself.

10 In Winchester...

IT'S BBC's History Magazine's History Weekend in Winchester.

This brilliant festival is bringing together 29 of Britain’s finest historians, authors and broadcasters covering a diverse range of engaging topics.

Speakers include Dan Jones, Lucy Worsley, Suzannah Lipscomb, Michael Wood, and Tracy Borman.

Whichever lectures you choose, you’re sure to be informed and entertained in equal measures.

As well as fascinating talks you can also enjoy walking tours, history fringe sessions hosted by Winchester University, book signings and Q and A’s with your favourite historians.