1 Inspired by Thornton Wilder’s classic play, Our Town, Prime Youth Theatre travel through time to tell the story of our community, based on true accounts of Swindonians, in a heartwarming play about ordinary people making connections.

This Is Our Town begins at 7pm, tonight at Steam Museum in Swindon. The year is 1901, and 1903, and 1913, and 2018. Times have changed, but some things remain the same.

This is Our Town will launch a six month Young Roots creative research project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, in collaboration with Prime partners, Steam Museum, Create Digital Studios, Swindon Local Studies, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, and Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. We make touring productions for young audiences with professional actors and creatives. These can be seen all over the UK. From our base in Swindon we also make productions with young actors and young creatives

Their professional work includes new plays from authors including Terry Deary.

Prime Youth Theatre is open to anyone aged five to 25. No audition is necessary. Prime has regular opportunities for young actors, writers, director and technicians. Weekly workshops run alongside masterclasses, performance projects and productions. Memberships start at £60. A Grant Scheme allows everyone to take part and prevents money from being an obstacle. Discounted and free places are available on application. Prime Youth Theatre members can also be elected as Prime Ministers to help with workshops and take part in planning and decisions. Tickets to see Our Town are £7 from 01793 614864.

2 Pull on your bonnet as it is time for Bowood’s Summer Garden Party, at Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, from tomorrow.

Kick-start the summer holidays in the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted Little Farm. Little kids can enjoy bouncy castles, lawn games, a teddy bears picnic, plus plenty of arts and crafts.

The garden party runs from 11am to 5pm and is included in normal house and gardens admissions. For more details call 01249 812102, www.bowood.org/event/bowoods-summer-garden-party/ For children under 12, there is a Birthday Party Package! Held in the Gardeners’ Bothy within Bowood House & Gardens, themed with either Tractor Ted, Pirate or Fairies. From £18 per child, the party includes admission for one accompanying adult, a minimum of 10 children. This includes a party coordinator, a selection of buffet food for the children, themed activity sheets and all day access to the house and gardens. For an additional £1.50 per child, themed party bags can be included in the package. Call 01249 810961 or email b.seymour@bowood.org

3 Peppa Pig and friends are back in a new live show. Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on a camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. Peppa Pig’s Adventure begins at 1pm, in the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, tomorrow.

With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music.

Tickets are from £18 - £20. Family, two adults two children, are £72. For more details call 01793 524481.

4 Calne Bike Meet 2018 begins at 10am tomorrow, in the Calne town centre, The Strand, Calne. The event is free.

The committee organises the largest free motorcycle meet in Europe in the town of Calne.

Hundreds of clubs, thousands of bikes of all styles, and traders, roar into town in the early hours of the morning to set up for 11am to provide trade stands, club stands, food vendors and entertainment.

The Trench are there this week to pay respect to the end of World War One. Look out for them camped out over the weekend, because it is well worth a visit to their camp. Also on offer is the Tommy Und Jerry Group.

Then at 5pm there is the highlight, the ride out. It is planned to ride through the town and into the surrounding towns and villages of Wiltshire.

The Calne Bike Meet Committee aims to raise funds through charitable donations and events to enable the re-development of the local area and further financial support to worthy charitable causes.

5 Follyfest kicks off at 10am tomorrow in the Faringdon Town Centre, Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

It’s a family-friendly music and community arts festival with two stages, held over three days, with 36 bands featuring local talent and guest acts.

On the bill are The Ukey D’Ukes, Dirty Deeds, Blind Lemon Blues Band, White Ridge, Post 12, The Wirebirds, Powertrain, Young Rosie, Darren Hunt, Marc Hopkins, Splat The Rat, NoMiddleGround, Emergency Banter, Citizen Cane, Andy Robbins, Ponderosa, Lucky Generals, Port In A Storm, Bants, Two Fighters, Polly Josephine, Cotswold Voices, Down and Dirty, JuteRays, JayJay, Emily Snuggs, Al Jenkins Banned, Fall From Ruin, Blacksmith, It’s Complicated, Sir Loin & The Steak Knights, Sin City, Awakening Savannah, Yasmine Davies Band, Pulse and Spidasense.

There are also fringe events, with a good dose of arts, crafts, local businesses, fun and games.

FollyFest brings together everything the town has to offer with gigs, events, children’s activities, and shopping laid on by local pubs, artists, entrepreneurs and organisations.

At 2pm there is a film screening of Peter Rabbit (PG) at the Corn Exchange, while there is a Pirates and Princesses children’s craft extravaganza at the Pump House Project. Turn up anytime (parents to stay please, and fancy dress is always welcome but not essential).

This is a free event. Collect your map and treasure bag from the Pump House stall in the marketplace and plunder the scurvy sights of Faringdon for treasure. Take it back to the Pump House to discover who will be made to walk the plank.

£1 per child. Tickets on sale from the Faringdon Town Council at the Pump House in the marketplace: in advance - £3 under 18, £4 aults or £10 family ticket; or on the day - £4 under 18, £5 adults, or £11 family ticket.

6 A Family Archaeology Day digs in at 11am tomorrow in the Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon. There will be Archaeology talks at noon, 1pm and 2pm with experts celebrating the improvements to the Archaeology Gallery and for you to find out more about Swindon’s rich archaeological collection.

Cotswold Archaeology will also be with us on the day to identify any small finds you have hidden at home. Bring along any interesting artefacts you’ve unearthed and our experts may be able to tell you what it is. And, if all of that wasn’t enough, Wessex Ulfolc, An early medieval reenactment group, will be bringing history to life. It is a free event. For more details call 01793 466556.

7 It’s a bit further afield but why not make a day of it at Brean Theme Park, where there are more than 40 rides and attractions? From thrilling roller coasters, including the new dark ride roller coaster Astro Storm, to children’s river boat rides, mini coasters, go karts and old favourites like the dodgems and the Big Wheel.

For top value family fun, make your way to the South West’s largest free to enter theme park. It is open all week from 11am, at Brean Sands, Somerset, Pay per ride.

8 Swindon Cycle Fest 2018 sets off at 10am on Sunday, at the Swindon County Ground Athletics Track, County Road. It is free to take part. Call 07508 038670 for more details. The festival aims to celebrate cycling in Swindon. There will be opportunities for all ages and abilities to try out bikes and take part in activities and bike rides.

The event is organised by volunteers from Swindon Cycle Campaign and Mitchell Cycles.

Have you got bike bits, cycling clothing, books, accessories etc that you don’t need anymore? Why not join the bike jumble at Swindon Cycle Fest 2018? They are looking for more stall holders to join the bike jumble - £5 for a pitch. Get in touch with Roger at rogerosborn67@gmail.com to book.

9 The GWSR’s exceptional fleet of heritage diesel locomotives, along with two visiting locomotives, are lined up to celebrate a diesel spectacular this weekend (from today).

The three-day event marks the return of the railway to Broadway station, providing a 28-mile round trip from Cheltenham Racecourse and over the three days, over 1,000 miles of running will have been clocked up at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway , but if you visit between today and Sunday, it will have become the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Diesel Railway.

The popular annual Heritage Diesel Festival has a range of locomotives operating over the 14-mile line.between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway. The Warship class diesel-hydraulic no. D832 Onslaught and Hymek diesel-hydraulic no. D7017 was among the diesel classes that took over from steam on express services out of Paddington to the West Country and Wales, while the Hymeks were particularly associated with the North Cotswold line and also worked over route that now partly forms the present-day GWSR.

10 Roves Farm Bear Hunt takes place on Sunday. Follow the explorer through many obstacles as you look for the friendly bear. Explore the farm, see the larger farm animals in the fields and enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside.

With special interactive themed tractor rides for the family every school holiday there’s lots to enjoy on the tractor rides. Have fun climbing, sliding and swinging in the treehouse and farmers’ den play areas, meet the animals, or follow the grass paths past the animal paddocks, through young woodlands and an array of habitats.