Children: What To Do This Weekend In London

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Fairy Day

Daisy & Tom, 181 Kings Road, London SW3 (0171-352 5000) today, free

It's fairies everywhere at this Chelsea kid's emporium this weekend. There will be art and craft sessions making fairy wings in the Book Room, a "fairy" will be reading fairy stories at 4.30pm and there will be a visit from a "real fairy" at 11.30am and 4pm.

Heathrow Tour

next to Heathrow Visitor Centre, Bath Road, Heathrow Airport, Middlesex (0181-745 6655) tomorrow 11am-5pm, adults pounds 1, children 50p

If you live under a flight path this may not be the way you want to spend your weekend but kids seem to love aeroplanes. Attractions include a specially- built grandstand with views of the runways, as well as children's rides, stalls and a behind-the-scenes tour.

Street Theatre

Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, E1 (0171-375 0441) tomorrow 12noon-3pm, free

This wonderful market has an added attraction this Sunday, and every Sunday in June, when a variety of street performers will be doing their stuff as part of the Spitalfields Festival Fringe.

... AND BEYOND

Victorian Fair Day

Llantwit Manor Victorian Fair Day, Vale of Glamorgan (01446 794217) today 10am-4pm, free

This Welsh town takes a step back in time this weekend when the streets are being closed so that they can hold a Victorian Fair. There will be more than 80 stalls as well as street entertainers, rides and a children's Victorian Dress Competition.

The Mane Event

The National Tramway Museum, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire (01773 852565) tomorrow 10am-5.30pm, adults pounds 6.50, kids pounds 3.20, family ticket (two adults, three children) pounds 17.60

Tomorrow, this award-winning museum offers visitors the rare chance to ride on a beautifully restored horse tram out into the open countryside as well as on numerous other vintage trams. The museum is authentic in every detail with "proper" tickets purchased with genuine old pennies and half-pennies that are handed out on arrival.

All About Pigs

Shugborough Estate, Milford, Nr Stafford (01889 881388) tomorrow 11am- 5pm, adults pounds 4, children pounds 3

Billed rather bizarrely as "the perfect way to spend Father's Day!" The National Trust is inviting families to come along and muck in (quite literally) by oiling, scrubbing and handling the animals at this working farm museum.

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