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Classic Road Show '96, September 6 (11am-4pm), with vehicles dating from the early 1900s to the 1970s and more recent but unusual vehicles. Plus classic car auction, side- shows, children's funfair attractions. Tel: 01232 428428.

SCOTLAND ABERDEEN In association with ScotlandAfrica '97, an environmentally orientated theatre company from South Africa, Theatre for Africa, presents The Spirit of the Lake at the Arts Centre, September 8-12. For tickets tel: 01224 641122. Also, in primary and secondary schools during September, storytelling and demonstrations of African drumming, food, costumes, and dance given by experienced artists. Tel: 01224 783939.

Duthie Park will host the Clydesdale Horse Show, August 30. Tel: Dorothy Anderson, 01224 522190.

GLASGOW ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM In the fantasy world of Kidspace, children can do a gallery drawing, change personality behind a mask, tell stories with puppets, draw fantasy pictures on the computer, listen to music, and dance with their shadows. Free admission. Tel: 0141 305 2699.

WALES CARDIFF: TECHNIQUEST SCIENCE THEATRE Lights, Camera, Action! show until August 31 (three sessions daily), explores how special lighting and sound effects can influence mood and imagination. Volunteers can walk on the moon and listen to their voices changing beyond recognition. Tel: Sarah Vining-Smith, 01222 475475.

CARDIFF: WELSH INDUSTRIAL AND MARITIME MUSEUM Steam day, September 6, and "Wheels through Wales", Theatre-in-Museum promenade performances with footmen, film stars and men on the street extolling the "horseless carriage". Tel: 01222 397951.

ST FAGAN'S: MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE The buildings will echo to the sounds of blacksmiths, woodcarvers and basketmakers on craft day, September 6. Plus Welsh and English storytelling, September 1,5,8,12,15. Tel: 01222 397951.

CAERLEON: ROMAN LEGIONARY MUSEUM Roman days for five to 12s until August 31, comprising dressing-up, marching, "fighting", guided tours and art workshops. Tel: 01633 423134.

NORTHERN ENGLAND MANCHESTER MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY The interactive art installation, "Tap, Ruffle and Shave", remains at the museum until September 7. Use all your senses engaging with different exhibits made of recycled, everyday things. Families can follow the Summer Senses Trail around the museum until August 31. Tel: 0161 832 2244.

BRADFORD: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM AND TELEVISION Children can follow a summer whale trail around the museum linked to "The Living Sea" exhibition. Prizes will be awarded. Free entry. Tel: 01274 727488.

LEEDS: THE ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM Last chance to visit "The world of 007", the official James Bond exhibition which ends on August 31. Exhibits include the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, the golden gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, and the Acrostar Jet Plane from Octopussy. Attractions include hands-on CD-Rom stations, a cinema and stunt models. Tel: 0800 106666.

CENTRAL ENGLAND WELLINGBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE:THE CASTLE There's hidden treasure to be found at a free open day, August 30 (10am-4pm). Visitors grabbing a map and seeing what they can find behind doors and curtains may discover dancers mid-flight, clowns juggling chairs, actors having a sword fight or a band playing music. Tel: 01933 270007.

SOUTHERN ENGLAND BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS Special activities until 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.

BRISTOL: THE EXPLORATORY, OLD STATION "Pull the Other One" introduces children to all aspects of puppets and animation from Punch and Judy to latex. Plus more than 150 hands-on scientific exhibits. Pounds 5 adults, Pounds 3.50 children, under fives free. Tel: 0117 907 5000.

LONDON LONDON ZOO, NW1 Daily activities include: meet the camels at the Children's Zoo; see parrots glide, owls swoop, coatis climb and lemurs leap in the amphitheatre; feed the pigs; craft activities (brass rubbings and badge design); fish feeding in the aquarium; elephant weigh-in and bathtime; and pet care tips. Rare Sloth bears are back in the re-designed Mappin Terraces after 12 years. Tel: 0171 722 3333.


Performances of "Fit for a Queen" for anyone aged seven upwards at the Queen's House, September 6-7, 13-14 (12.30-2pm; 2.30-4pm). The days of Queen Henrietta Maria and Inigo Jones are recreated by Spectrum Theatre Company actors in the guise of maidservant Alice Comfort and master plasterer, John Groves. Tel: 0181 858 4422 or 0181 312 6565.


"Vice or virtue? A medicinal history of chocolate" gives visitors a chance to guess the mystery ingredient, until September 7. Tel: 0171 352 5646.

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