Ten...Easter days out

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1 Edinburgh: Witness a world-record attempt at making the longest glow-in-the-dark necklace, one of the events at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (sciencefestival.co.uk) until 22 April.

2 Northumberland: Head to Bede's World (bedesworld.co.uk) in Jarrow to find out about the Venerable Bede, the early medieval scholar who was first to record the history of the English nation, and join in a seasonal Easter egg hunt (18 to 30 April).

3 Yorkshire: Put on your miner's helmet and go underground to discover the story of mining through the ages at the National Coal Mining Museum for England (ncm.org.uk) near Wakefield.

4 Cheshire: Hunt down a dragon at Beeston Castle (english-heritage .org.uk/beeston) in Cheshire at the Medieval St George's Weekend and Dragon Trail (23 to 25 April).

5 Porthmadog: Join in the Spring Thing, a programme of fun events across the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways (festrail.co.uk) from 22 April.

6 Wiltshire: Take a stroll along the Kennet and Avon canal to the Caen Hill Locks near Devizes, and collect brass rubbings of insects at King Alfred's Trail near Pewsey (visitwiltshire.co.uk).

7 London: Check out Holland House 2011 (holland.com.uk) on Trafalgar Square on Saturday. The free festival will be packed with activities for all the family, including a market and live music.

8 West Sussex: Learn some tricks at the World Marble Championships on 22 April at the Greyhound Pub (01293 884220) near Crawley.

9 East Sussex: The band will strike up on the afternoon of Sunday 24 April at Eastbourne Bandstand (eastbourne bandstand.co.uk) for an Easter concert.

10 Cornwall: Spend a day at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm (healeyscyder.co.uk) near Truro. This award-winning attraction offers fun for all the family, from tractor rides to cider tastings.