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Water Worlds & Splish Splash

National Waterways Museum, Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester (01452 318200) today, 11am-11.30am, 2pm-3pm & 3.30pm-4pm, free with entry (adults pounds 5.25, children pounds 4.25)

Wet and watery tales are on offer at the National Waterways Museum, to celebrate National Storytelling Week, ending today. Splish Splash sessions (11am & 3.30pm) are for younger children, while Water Worlds (2pm-3pm) is for adults and children. Places should be booked on arrival. For details of family-friendly events around the UK, visit

Spotlight on Skulls

Wildwalk-At-Bristol, Harbourside, Bristol (0845 345 1235; today & tomorrow, 10am-6pm, adults pounds 6.50, children pounds 4.50, concs pounds 5.50, family pounds 19

Get to grips with skulls, bones and teeth - if you dare - with a drop-in event at Bristol's living rainforest in the heart of the city. For half-term (12-20 Feb), there's a packed programme of films, exhibitions, talks and shows. Visit the At Bristol website for full details.

Snowdrop Openings

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset (01202 883402) today & tomorrow, 10.30am-4pm, adults pounds 3.60, children pounds 1.80

It's your last chance to see the thousands of Galanthus nivalis - common snowdrops - that carpet the grounds of this 17th-century National Trust mansion every spring. The house is closed until late March, but you can wander around the park and woodlands. The shop and restaurant will also be open. NS