Weekend of 16th/17th November 2013

What are you doing this weekend? Haven’t thought about it yet? Well, with so many things going on this weekend, you need to plan ahead to make sure you don’t miss out.

1. Christmas Markets

Time to think about starting your Christmas Shopping, or perhaps you’ve done it all and are just looking for a few stocking fillers. Either way, Portsmouth has got it covered – why not try one of these Christmas Markets?

Rare Brand Christmas Market  – At the Goodwood Racecourse in Chichester, featuring over 100 innovative rare brands.  If you want something unique and special – this is the place to go. The market runs over 3 days from the 14th – 16th November 2013.

If you want something more central why not pop along to the Networking Mummies Christmas Market & Fayre  – being held in Stamshaw on Saturday 16th November 2013, 10 am – 1 pm.

Or perhaps you’d like to support a very worthy local charity, in which case nip up to Waterlooville for Ickle Pickles Christmas Fair also on Saturday 16th November, 11 am – 3 pm. All monies raised will go to the Neonatal units at Cosham, Chichester and Southampton.

Finally, something for those in or near Cosham – St Philips is holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 16th November 2013, 12 noon – 3 pm.

Have a look at the links for more details.

2. Santa Claus is coming, to… Keydell

If you’d like to see Santa arrive in style then head over to Keydell Nurseries in Horndean to watch him arrive by horse and carriage at around 11 am. You can have a look around their Christmas Shop and book up to visit him in his grotto, or even book  a tea party with the elves, where you can visit Santa, have a buffet, see real live Reindeer and take home a present.

You can also find a Christmas shop at Mud Island Garden Centre, which opened just this week. Whilst you’re there you can post a letter to Father Christmas.

3. He’s behind you!

Are you planning to see Aladdin at Groundlings Theatre? You can come and meet the cast, learn panto jokes, try on costumes and design a panto dame dress on Sunday 17th November 2013 at 2 pm.

We’ve got lots of pantomimes and family shows locally – have a look at our listings and book tickets this weekend.

4. And now for something completely different

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Circus Skills? Well now you can with courses  by Top Banana at the Guildhall over the next two months, the first workshop takes place this weekend on the 16th November 2013.  Book a place now!

Have fun, and if something was particularly good, don’t forget to post a review on the main site.

 

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About Shelley Cook

Self employed blogger, editor and copywriter. I work from home around my two children and am delighted to be able to visit local attractions and cafes and call it work.
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