Simone Kane: Around the UK
Sunday 13 July 2008
1 Fans of 'The Lord of the Rings' and The Chronicles of Narnia should head for the Royal Armouries in Leeds, where Arms and Armour from the Movies has 230 handcrafted props of weapons and armour that have never been shown before (royal armouries.org).
2 Walk Around the World, this year's Sand Sculpture Festival, on the Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare until the end of August. See the sand artists at work (westonsand sculpture.co.uk).
3 The Hop Farm Family Park in Kent will be invaded by thousands of military vehicles on Wednesday for the War and Peace Show. Catch tank action in the arena, and there's a model marquee and battle re-enactments (thehopfarm.co.uk).
4 From Saturday, The Museum of London is holding a weekend of free family activities focusing on games and sports through history, as part of National Archaeology Week (museumoflondon.org.uk).
5 The Lighthouse in Glasgow is running 3D collage workshops for children aged three to six on Saturday. Children can become designers using colour, texture and shape. Book ahead (0141-225 8406; thelighthouse.co.uk).
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