Sulgrave Manor (01295 760205) near Banbury is recreating life in Georgian times. The manor, its gardens and grounds are being run as they would have been in 1780. All the staff will be dressed up in period costume.Open from 10.30am-5.30pm, adults pounds 4, children pounds 2, families pounds 11.

If the Georgian period is too refined for your tastes, visit the Medieval Craft Fayre (01344 874787) at Wakehurst Place Gardens in Ardingley, West Sussex, instead. The themed "fayre" has over 180 craft stalls and demonstrations from longbows, jugglers, jesters, fire eaters, falconry and strolling minstrels. 10am-6pm. Entrance is pounds 3 for adults and pounds 1 for children (free for the under 5s).

Crealy Park (01395 233200), an animal and adventure park at Clyst St Mary in Devon, is having an Adventure Sports Special where children (and parents) can try everything from canoeing, abseiling and archery to a gladiator ring and giant slides. The activities are all included in the prices and qualified experts will be on hand to supervise the abseiling and canoeing. Admission: adults pounds 4.25, children pounds 3.50, families pounds 14.80. Open 10am-6pm.

Go and feed the flamingos to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Martin Mere in Lancashire (01704 895181). Children can become "Wetland Wizards" and help protect the environment. Activities for this include solving puzzles along a trail, body painting and visiting a pond house where appealing creatures like waterboatmen can be seen examined. The Centre is open from 9.30am-5.30pm. Entrance: pounds 4.30 for adults, pounds 2.15 for children and pounds 10.75 for families.

The 15th Glastonbury Children's Festival at the Abbey Park Playground, Glastonbury (01458 834484) starts at 10.30am and closes at 5pm. The 20 different performances here range from puppets and clowns to a tin drum theatre, juggling and a circus theatre show. Children can have a go themselves at workshops, as well as dancing, face-painting and badge making. The all-inclusive entrance fee of pounds 2.50 for adults and pounds 3.50 for children over five years old will go towards the Children's World Charity's work with special needs children.

Rhiannon Batten

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