Around The UK
Sunday 15 June 2008
1 Treat dads who love classic cars to today's Easton Farm Park Festival in Suffolk, where they can admire more than 400 exhibits. And there's lots more family fun on offer, including motorcycle stunts and kite-flying (easton festival.org.uk).
2 Try a variety of activities at Get Active, continuing today at Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland. Have a go at wakeboarding, abseiling and climbing, among others (getactivelochlomond.com).
3. The role of black men and women from the Caribbean and Britain in the two world wars is examined in From War to Windrush at the Imperial War Museum, London. The exhibition marks the 60th anniversary of the MV 'Empire Windrush' arriving in Britain (iwm.org.uk).
4. This summer Mars will be at its closest to Earth for 6,000 years and Techniquest in Cardiff is inviting families on a voyage to explore our neighbouring planet. The new exhibition, Mars, runs during weekends and holidays until 31 August (techniquest.org.uk).
5. Ouch! The annual World Stinging Nettle Eating Championship takes place in the Dorset village of Marshwood on Saturday (thebottleinn.co.uk).
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