Two areas steeped in history will open to the public this weekend with Wymering Manor in Portsmouth and Little Woodham at Gosport.
On Sunday from 12pm until 3pm, Wymering Manor will host its first community fun day, put on by the Wymering Manor Trust.
There will be traditional games and modern past-times including croquet, a treasure hunt, a bouncy castle, a BBQ and cream teas.
The event will also have local suppliers’ stalls, and visitors can listen to music from Angel Radio.
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At Gosport, the 17th century village of Little Woodham will also welcome visitors.
Run by the Gosport Living History Society, there are thatched cottages, friendly villagers and visitors may even be given a warming vegetable broth (should the weather dictate).
From today until Monday there will be traditional maypole dancing, a storyteller and Morris dancers. Tickets: £3.50 for children, £4.50 for adults and £15.50 for a family (two adults and up to three children). Call (07407) 425241.