1 Circus Workshop takes place all weekend at Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Swindon. Adult £165 Child £132. 01793 771080. Have you ever dreamed of running away to join a circus? Join the circus weekend down on the farm and experience first hand workshops for complete beginners to experienced circus enthusiasts. There will be classes in juggling, staff spinning, hula hoop, and other props, aerial hoop and silks, rope walking, slack-lining, acrobalance, human pyramids, performance skills and more. For more details visit http://www.lowershawfarm.co.uk/juggling-circus-skills

2 T-REX has taken a trip to Wiltshire and can be seen all this weekend. The Natural History Museum’s 13m dinosaur cast is the star of a new exhibition, T-Rex: the Killer Question, at Longleat Safari Park. While it has a fearsome reputation and starring roles in Holywood blockbusters, scientists are less clear about whether it really was pre-history’s top predator. Alex Burch, head of exhibitions at the Natural History Museum, said: “Visitors are invited to explore clues and information to draw their own conclusions.” Enter a land of adventure at Longleat where lions roam, tigers stalk and monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home or lose yourself in one of the magical mazes. Take a safari tour with an expert guide, or capture some incredible up close photos in Wolf Wood, Tiger Territory, Lion Country, Cheetah Kingdom, Deer Park or Big Game Park. Explore the African Village on a walking safari or brave the troop of mischievous monkeys. The Longleat troupe of rhesus macaques are highly intelligent and highly inquisitive. Just like us humans, they have opposable thumbs which is why they can collect loose fitting car parts

T-Rex: the Killer Question runs until September 3 at Longleat.

3 Danzone showcase for Swindon dancers trips the light fantango back in to the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, for it’s third extravaganza. Tomorrow from 6.30pm Danzone’s young students to adult dancers, many of whom have never performed before, take to the stage. Danzone is a contemporary dance school set up in 2003 with the emphasis on fun as much as academic achievement. Students learn choreographed dance routines to their favourite chart music. Classes are led by Swindon’s Clare Jones and her philosophy is that dance should be available to everyone within the community. Danzone has performed at ‘The home of dance’ at Sadlers Wells in the West End, the New Theatre Oxford, the Wyvern Theatre, Commonweal Theatre, the Old Town Bowl and numerous public events including OxFest, school and church fetes, and other public events. Tickets are £15 from 01793 524481.

4 Jubilee Gardens Open Day takes place tomorrow from 10am, at the Jubilee Gardens, Church Bush Hall, Cricklade Road in Purton. Jubilee Gardens is a small local charity in Purton Stoke training adults with a learning disability in horticulture, independent living and social skills. Their open day and plant sale is the highlight of the season with students preparing planted hanging baskets and containers, Fuchsias, Geraniums Bedding Plants, vegetables, tomato plants for visitors to buy or simply to enjoy. There is also a Tombola, raffle and refreshments to help raise funds. It is free admission to the gardens. For more details call 01793 771539.

5 May Half-term Adventures, Steam, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon. Free after admission. 01793 466637. Try the GWR Wordsearch Trail where you hunt for a snappy selection of GWR words within a collection of GWR signs and notices. Complete the wordsearch puzzle and receive a small prize. Find the Numbers Trail (Age guide: 5+ years): as you travel around the museum, follow the fascinating trail to find numbers in some very surprising places! Track It Down Trail (Age guide: under 5 years): hunt for objects, shapes and colours and get involved with Steam’s interactive displays and hands-on exhibits. Work It Out! Trail (Age guide: 5+ years): take up the challenge and explore famous locomotives, even walk underneath 80 tonnes of metal as you work out the answers to some intriguing questions. The trails are free with standard admission. There are also play areas for young children including play tables for colouring fun and interactive rail themed toys and for mums and dads there is the Platform One Café. For more details visit http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/

6 Tractor Ted Big Machines Weekend takes place tomorrow at Bowood House & Gardens, Derry Hill, Calne. Learn more about farming with arena displays and activities throughout the day. Get up close to a whole range of real life farm machinery; exactly what Tractor Ted is all about! Visit Tractor Ted Little Farm where children can meet friendly farm animals, see chicks hatching and watch Tractor Ted real action films all under cover in a purpose built barn. There is also an adrenaline-fuelled playground for children of all ages. There is a range of activities from walking along the treetops on a series of aerial walkways, pushing themselves to new heights and taking the plunge down the famous 19ft vertical drop Space Dive. The playground is also equipped with balance beams, boat swings, trampolines and climbing frames. Normal House & Gardens Admissions Apply. For more details call 01249 812102 or visit https://www.bowood.org/

7 Wild Westonbirt begins at 10am tomorrow, at Westonbirt The National Arboretum, (A433 three miles south east of Tetbury), Tetbury. If you’re aged 14 - 18 and want to learn more about bushcraft and survival, Wild Westonbirt is a youth club with a difference, where you will participate in a range of traditional forest and survival skills. At the same time for mum and dad there is an art exhibition, A Wash With Watercolour. It is an exhibition of watercolour portraits, architecture, nature and wildlife by local Wiltshire-based artist. Or there is a chance to try woodblock printing again from 10am. Both are free after admission. Uncover the Secrets of Silk Wood on a guided walk from 2pm. For more details call 01842 814612 or visit https://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt.

8 Cotswold Festival of Steam entitled Give My Regards To Broadway, marks the 50th anniversary of the end of steam on British Railways. The action starts at 9am tomorrow at Toddington while the first departures of the day from each end of the line are from Cheltenham Racecourse at 9.20am and from the new Broadway at 09.55am. It is a run of nearly 15 miles between the stations. Taking centre stage is the Great Western Railway’s King class no. 6023 King Edward II. For more details of the festival visit www.gwsr.com

9 On Sunday the Coate Water Railway chuffs into action from 11am at Coate Water Country Park, off Marlborough Road A4259, in Swindon. The miniature railway tootles through the woods of Coate Water Country Park on nearly a mile of dual gauge track at ground level. You can ride on coaches suitable for all the family and there is a special coach that will take a wheelchair or mobility scooter and carer. Tickets are £2 per ride no age limit. For more details call 07710 515 507. Other interests at Coate Water Country Park is the fact that the area has Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romano-British and Medieval history that spans a period of 7000 years or more. The oldest known ancient monuments at Coate are the undated stone circle and the Bronze Age burial mounds along Day House Lane. Further Middle Bronze Age cremations, a possible pond barrow, and two large ring ditches have been found on the opposite side of the small Day Brook valley. A large, regionally significant Mesolithic flint scatter, with some topologically late artifacts, is also present c.150m south west of Coate Stone Circle. Six stone circles were recorded in the 18th/19th and early 20th centuries, all in the Coate area, and possibly linked, at least in part, by avenues of large sarsen stones. The remains of one of the stone circles probably still lies at the bottom of the lake at Coate Water.

10 A Country And Western Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday from high noon at the Rugby Club, Supermarine Sports Club, Super Marine Road in Swindon. A family fun day for everybody of all ages includes a bouncy castle, rodeo bull, coconut throwing, crockery smash, little magic ponies, line dancing, The Thrillbillies, a country and western band, popcorn, candy floss, mega slides, ice cream and a saloon. There is also a tombola and more than 20 stalls. Entry is free but a donation is much appreciated in aid of the Deaf Nepal Expedition raising funds for a deaf school in Nepal. For more details call 07742 613304.