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ALFORD, ABERDEENSHIRE:GRAMPIAN TRANSPORT MUSEUM
Alford Cavalcade, July 20 (11am), vintage vehicle show with 200 exhibits, trade stands, children's rides, marching bands. Arena events from 1pm. Tel: 019755 62292.
PERTH: KINROSS HIGH SCHOOL
Contemporary dance workshop for ages seven to 11, July 29 (1.30-4pm). Fee: Pounds 2 (pre-bookable through Community Arts, Perth Museum). Tel: 01738 632488.
GLASGOW ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE
Asian sweetmaking workshops for ages eight upwards July 19, 26 (11am, 2pm), booking required, or workshops on tile printing, calligraphy, prayer-mat design and filigree paper cut-outs for all ages. These complement the "Open Sesame" exhibition, where Ali Baba's magic words give access to the Muslim world, from Morocco to Malaysia. Ties in with "Salaam", a Glasgow Museums and Department of Performing Arts initiative, comprising exhibitions and city celebrations presented by the DPA and Muslim community. Tel: 0141 305 2699.
CARDIFF: NATIONAL MUSEUM AND GALLERY
Gallery Week is being celebrated, July 19-27, with activities for all ages, children's workshops and fun trails for younger children. Tel: 01222 397951.
ST FAGANS: MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE
Evening performances of As You Like It and Hansel and Gretel, as part of the Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival, July 23-August 2. Bring a picnic. Bookings: 01222 573466. Welsh and English storytelling, July 21, 25. No extra charge. Tel: 01222 397951.
SUNDERLAND MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Help artist Sharon Wilson decorate the walls with a mythical beasts frieze, July 21, or make a giant totem pole, July 22 (10am-12 noon and 1.30-3.30pm). Children under eight must be accompanied. Tel: Jo Cunningham, 0191 565 0723.
Country fair with falconry displays by Hawkeye, heavy horses, Morris dancing, a craft marquee, fair rides and a Great Duck Race, July 20, 11am-5pm. Help the farmer feed and care for the animals, July 22, 2.30pm. Tickets: Pounds 2.80Pounds 1.40. Tel: 0151 228 5311.
BIRMINGHAM: BOTANICAL GARDENS AND GLASSHOUSES
Open-air performances of Julius Caesar, July 23-25, 7.30pm. Tickets: 0121 454 1860.
Free activities for accompanied seven to 12-year-olds at New Walk Museum include: making humming birds for an exotic tree, July 22; drama, a Victorian hiring fair and an Egyptian tomb to explore, July 25. At Jewry Wall, make your own Saxon bracelet and a huge mosaic, July 23; and at Belgrave Hall, ring games and dancing, July 24. Daily storytelling. Tel: 0116 255 4100.
Balloon Night Fire Spectacular, July 26, tickets Pounds 4, Pounds 2 adults (in advance), Pounds 1 extra on the day. Plus Longleat Balloons and UFO Festival, July 26, 27, with dawn and dusk hot-air balloon launches and daytime UFO-themed activities. No extra charge. Hand-sculpting art workshops for five to 12-year-olds all summer, Pounds 3.50. Plus meet the animals sessions for small groups. Pre-booking necessary. Tel: Sarah Bew, 01985 844400.
BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS
Special activities, July 19-September 7, linked to the International Year of the Reef and the Federation of Zoos Native Species Campaign. New attractions include: an elephant enclosure, children's adventure play centre, walk-through aviary and Gorilla Island. Tel: Stephen Woollard, 0117 970 6176.
BRIGHTON MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY "Hats Off!" workshops for children over eight, July 25 (10.30am-12.30pm; 2-4pm), where they can design and make Regency headgear, tickets Pounds 2. Plus a "Put yourself in the picture" session, July 26 (10.30am-4pm), where accompanied children over eight can make reconstructions of George IV, Queen Caroline and Maria Fitzherbert and photograph themselves as a Regency cartoon, tickets Pounds 5. These tie in with National Gallery Week and the exhibition, A Prince and his pleasures: satirical images of George IV and his circle. Tel: 01273 292797.
ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM, HENDON, NW9
Families' weekend, July 19-20, with special entertainment programme and admission discounts. Attractions include: flight simulator, "touch and try" jet provost, Phantom cockpit and "Plane and simple" (demonstrations explaining the principles of flight). Tel: 0181 205 2266.
SOUTH BANK CENTRE, SE1
As part of the Great Outdoors Festival, Strange Fruit will perform Flight, July 19 (9pm), and July 20 (2pm and 9pm), based on the mythical Daedalus. Eight human figures atop spectacular, flexible four-metre poles examine the tensions between floating and falling, freedom and danger, myth and reality. Also, July 25-27 (9.45pm), Kekzakallu, a Hitchcockian promenade through Bluebeard's castle with Friches Theatre Urbain from France, incorporating stilts, trapeze, abseiling and bareback riding. Tickets: Pounds 9, Pounds 6 concessions. Tel: 0171 960 4242.
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH, SE10
Events for ages seven upwards include "Fit for a Queen", July 19-20, in which Spectrum Theatre Company performers play maidservant Alice Comfort and master plasterer, John Groves; and "Dressing for the Royal Court", sessions on the etiquette, fashion and make-up styles of the Stuart Court, July 23, 24, 30, 31. Younger visitors can try on replica court dress. Tel: 0181 858 4422 or 0181 312 6565.