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to engage your children too… get crafting and learn new garden skills together; watch them play in the beautiful parklands and have fun. 01243 538456, www.thegardenshowonline.com

Saturday 10th June

ALRESFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Alresford Music Festival is perhaps one of the most chilled, family-friendly festivals of the summer. Now in its 8th year, and welcoming over 3,500 festival visitors to an astonishing, music and fun-filled ‘party in the park’ it’s an established much-loved festival. Profit raised from the event will go to the ‘AMF Foundation’ which has been founded to support musicallybased charities working to improve the lives of those who need it most. www.alresfordmusicfestival.com

Saturday 10th June

THE GINCHESTER FETE, THE GREAT HALL, WINCHESTER

Following the success of the Ginchester Fête in 2016, Cabinet Rooms is bringing their unique event back for World Gin Day. This year, the festival takes place in the breathtaking setting of the Great Hall. This is truly a local event for local people and a chance to celebrate all that is great about the region’s food and drink scene – naturally with a focus on all things gin! But this is not your run-of-the-mill gin event - the Ginchester Fête is also a great opportunity to have some fun and enter into the spirit of a quintessential English summer fête. www.cabinetrooms.com

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th June

WAR ON THE LINE, THE WATERCRESS LINE

Join war-time re-enactors and experience life on a WWII steam railway at this living history event. World War II is well underway and all along the railway there is hectic activity. Service men and women are dashing about, loved ones are saying goodbye to each other and evacuees are boarding trains. ‘Spivs’ are seen peddling their black market wares whilst trying

Winchester City Mill, National Trust Images to avoid the police. The Bomb Disposal Unit is kept very busy and there are even rumours of an inspection by Churchill himself ! Find out about life on the Home Front, join in a ‘40’s Jive and get a taste of railway life during the war. www.watercressline.co.uk

Saturday 17th June

THIRTY HOUR ‘MILLATHON’, WINCHESTER CITY MILL

Support the National Trust’s volunteer millers as they attempt something never-done-before in aid of Winchester City Mill’s fundraising campaign. Throughout this free entry weekend, the millers will be setting a new record for the Mill, with 30 hours of non-stop milling. This historic watermill will be open to visitors throughout the day and all through the night. Why not take this rare opportunity to visit the Mill by moonlight and cheer on our courageous millers? Learn how the experts make flour, take part in the family quiz and, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot our visiting otters… www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winchestercitymill

Saturday 17th – Sunday 25th June

JANE AUSTEN REGENCY WEEK

Alton and Chawton are running a series of Jane Austen and Regency events celebrating the works of Jane Austen. 2017 is a special year, 200 years since Jane died, commemorated by Jane Austen 200 - a Life in Hampshire. A range of events is on offer: music, talks, readings, guided walks, a Regency Ball, Regency Day, Chawton House Library guided tours. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can also follow in the footsteps of the famous and muchloved author, Jane Austen, on the new Writers’ Way trail, which has recently been launched by Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council (pictured). www.janeaustenregencyweek.co.uk

Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th June

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

The Festival of Speed is one of the world’s must-do motoring events, as much for the motor racing ‘royalty’ who attend as for the thousands of enthusiasts for whom this quintessentially British celebration is an unmissable part of summer. 01243 755055, www.goodwood.com

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