THERE’S another bumper bank holiday weekend just around the corner. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to spend the extended break, here’s our guide to what’s on.

1 BOURNEMOUTH 7s Festivals returns to Chapel Gate this weekend. The sport and music festival will feature performances by rapper Professor Green and British DJ and producer, Jaguar Skills. There will also be rugby, netball, hockey, dodgeball and volleyball, plus a brand new VIP Colourseum and 15 themed-festival arenas featuring everything from RnB to hip hop.

2 CALLING all seafood fans! The first ever Mudeford Seafood Festival takes place on Mudeford Quay from 11am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The free event will feature local producers, suppliers, artisans and chefs, plus cooking demonstrations, food sampling and live music. There will be a ‘park and walk’ in operation at Stanpit Marsh on Saturday only for visitors.

3 NATURE lovers are invited to take part in The Great Wildlife Exploration at Kings Park in Boscombe this weekend. The event, which has previously been held at Hengistbury Head, will feature a 24-hour bioblitz between 10am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday where you can help experts identify and record as many species of wildlife as you can find. There will also be stalls and family activities throughout the day on Saturday, plus workshops and craft tables. Then on Sunday, rise early for a special 6am dawn chorus bird walk.

4 SALTY seadogs and landlubbers alike are invited to the Purbeck Pirate Festival at Swanage's Sandpit Field over the bank holiday weekend. Expect sword fighting, musket and cannon fire, stalls, music, games and more.

5 POOLE Pirates face Swindon Robins at Poole Stadium in the Speedway Great Britain Premiership on bank holiday Monday at 12noon.

6 A CELEBRATION of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, comes to Bournemouth Pavilion tomorrow night. Respect will feature the vocal talents of Janine Johnson who will be performing much-loved classics such as Think, I Say A little Prayer, Chain of Fools and of course, Respect.

7 JOIN the rangers of Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre for a moth evening on Monday night between 8.30pm and 10.30pm. Visitors will learn about the moths that live in the area. The event is free but booking is essential.

8 HIT Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody is back at the Shelley Theatre by popular demand on Saturday night following a sell-out screening in March.

9 THE Richmond Arms pub in Charminster is holding a special event on Sunday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Between 1pm and 7pm, there will be face painting, arts and crafts, prizes and games.

10 BOURNEMOUTH'S Cosy Club is showing The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan on Sunday night at 8pm.

11 THE Fisherman's Haunt at Winkton is holding a fun day on Monday from 12pm. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, Pimms tent and outdoor games plus a special appearance from Paw Patrol's Marshall. Entry is free.

12 A FAIRY trail comes to Avon Tyrell Activity Centre in Bransgore on Sunday. There will be crafts, outdoor art and bushcraft activities. The two-hour sessions take place at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm and costs £6 per child. Spaces are limited and booking is essential.

13 THE Hampshire Farmers' Market returns to The Furlong in Ringwood on Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

14 JOIN a free Park Yoga session at Moors Valley Country Park on Sunday between 9am and 10am.

15 WATCH sheep being sheared at Avon Heath Country Park on Sunday from 12.30pm onwards. Visitors will be able to find out more about grazing animals and their behaviour. The event is weather dependent.