1 THOUSANDS of foodies are set to flock to Christchurch Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The Street Market is in Christchurch High Street and town centre will feature more than 100 stalls selling a huge range of items while down on the Quomps, visitors will be able to watch demonstrations from celebrity and local chefs at the Festival Village. New for this year, Church Street will be transformed into a vegan and vegetarian market. There’s also a kids’ kitchen where little ones can get hands on at workshops and try their hand at making fruity scone bread twists, Italian meatballs and even koftas. The festival market and village open at 10am on both days and close at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

2 THE 14th annual Swanage Railway Diesel Gala and Dorset Beer Festival returns this weekend. The event, which runs from Friday to Sunday, will feature a three-train service with an hourly train service along the whole length of the nine-mile Swanage Railway. The Dorset Beer Festival is being staged next to the heritage railway at Bankes Arms Hotel, in Corfe Castle’s village square, with the hotel’s garden giving a grandstand view of trains departing from and arriving at the restored Victorian station.

3 LULWORTH Castle Motor Show returns for its fifth year on Sunday. The event kicks off with a 20 mile classic and sports car tour across the Dorset countryside from Lulworth Estate at 10.30am with a showground open free of charge to the public from 11am where there will be stalls, live performances and a fun area for children.

4 MINIATURE steam engines will take over Poole Quay on Saturday when Mini Steam on the Quay returns. Visitors will even be able to enjoy a ride on the mini traction engines during the event which takes place between 10am and 5pm.

5 QUEEN celebration, Champions of Rock, visits Bournemouth Pavilion tomorrow night. The two-hour spectacle will feature fan favourites such as Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, We Are the Champions, We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody.

6 RISE early on Sunday for bird songs and breakfast at Hengistbury Head. The event takes place between 5.30am and 8.30am and costs £12 per person including food and drink. Booking is essential.

7 IZZY, wizzy let's get busy! Sooty, Sweep and Soo will be entertaining families at the Regent Centre this weekend when Sooty's Magic Show visits the venue for two shows on Saturday with one at 11am and another at 2.30pm.

8 CALLING all yogis! There's free outdoor yoga for all ages on Sunday at Durlston Country Park's learning centre and also on the lawn behind Poole's Upton House. Both sessions take place between 9.30am and 10.30am.

9 LEARN about frogs, toads and newts at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society museum at 39 Christchurch Road on Saturday. The society's zoology chairman, Jonathan MacGowan, will be giving a lecture between 2.30pm and 4pm. .

10 FASHION fans can hunt for a bargain at the Vintage Kilo Sale at Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre on Sunday. Early bird entry from 10am costs £3 and general admission at 11am is £1.50. Entry is free for under 12s.

11 AN evening of live amateur boxing comes to Winton Workmen’s Club in Waterloo Road on Saturday at 7pm. Entry is £15 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s with proof of age.

12 A SPRING country fayre is being held at High Mead Farm in Ham Lane, Ferndown, on Saturday. From 11am, there will be morris dancing, live music, sheep-shearing, local cider and ales, a fun dog show, vintage tractors and more. Entry costs £5 for adults, £3 for three to 18-year-olds and is free for under threes.