1 The Great Jaydini Summer Magic Show takes place today from 11am, in the Spotlight Room, Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon. Enter the funny and magical world of a talented and professional magician whose unique style puts together a blend of comedy and magic suitable for ages 7-11. The Great Jaydini says his heroes and influences are The Marx Brothers, Tommy Cooper, Paul Daniels, Laurel and Hardy and Harry Houdini. Tickets to see the magic are £13 from 01793 524481.

2 McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon has a host of summer events including a Mini Cotswold Hare Trail taking place today. Keep the little ones entertained everyday until September. Discover eight mini hares dotted around the centre for a chance to win free family entry to Cotswold Wildlife Park. There is a drawing challenge for the arty youngsters ahead of the departure of Hinton Manor; the beloved stream train, on August 21 after 11 years at the centre. Draw the Hinton Manor and enter a piece of art to win a family ticket to Longleat. Additionally, a winner will be chosen from each of the four age categories to win a Hornby model train and family entry tickets to Steam.

3 Shrek The Musical begins at 7pm, today at Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol. Based on the story and characters from the Oscar winning DreamWorks Animation film., this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in The all-singing, all-dancing, musical comedy is based around the adventures of Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! Tickets are from £17.50 on 0844 847 2341.

4 Oliver! Film Screening begins at 10.30am today, in The Spotlight Room, Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon. With all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Society and the Wyvern Memory Café. The story is of Oliver Twist, an orphan boy who falls in with a group of street urchin pickpockets, led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. Celebrating the film’s 50th anniversary, this family favourite is full of musical hits including Food, Glorious Food, You’ve Got To Pick a Pocket or Two and I’d Do Anything. Treat your little street urchins to a summer holiday sing-along while helping to raise money for dementia causes. Suggested donation £5. For more details call 01793 524481.

5 Vintage & Sensational 60’s Weekend puffs out of the station at 10.30am tomorrow at Blunsdon Station Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, for a gathering of vintage steam and other road vehicles, including cars and bikes, along with agricultural bygones and specialist collections, with emphasis on the costumes, music and fun aspects of the 1960s. Ex-British Railways coaching stock will certainly provide an authentic experience from the days of the steam-hauled railway. However, there is now a realisation that many visitors want to look further into the past. From the heritage railway viewpoint, trains of vintage passenger stock are an additional way of offering living history from a still earlier age, with educational as well as leisure advantages. The Vintage Train Project operates with a group of Swindon & Cricklade Railway members within the railway’s facilities. It is supported by the railway, and also seeks to attract its own Grant Aid funding and individual donations.

6 The Luna Cinema Presents: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) at 7pm tomorrow at Lydiard Park, West Swindon. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a fantasy novel written by British author J K Rowling. It is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and Rowling’s debut novel, it follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, when he receives a letter of acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Bring something to sit on (blanket or picnic chair) or you can purchase Luna Kids fleece blankets and backrests on-site or by pre-order with your tickets. In the event of bad weather, the event will still go ahead - please check the forecast and come prepared (ponchos and a partial covered area will be available on-site to make you as comfortable as possible). Please bring suitable clothing. On-site you will find a delicious range of tasty and healthy food to suit every age, as well as a full bar. The Luna Kids Bar offers a range of soft drinks, healthy juices and water

7 Stars of the hit children’s TV series Paw Patrol will be making a special appearance at the East Somerset Railway tomorrow. Pup heroes Chase and Skye will be visiting the heritage steam railway at Cranmore. There will be lots of things to do and rides to go on as well as the chance to meet Chase and Skye and listen to stories of their pawsome adventures! Children can take part in the special activities and spot their heroes on the Paw Patrol Trail. There are bouncy castles and an activity tent, face painting and the miniature railway as well steam train rides. And if they still have some energy left they can let off steam on the activity trail. There is plenty of free parking and you just pay once and then all the rides are free! For dads, and mums, there is a chance to drive a steam engine with Driver for a Tenner which will be running at the engine shed. For more information log on to the ESR’s website www.eastsomersetrailway.com. The event starts at 09.30 and trains run hourly from 10.30 until 15.30. The East Somerset Railway is at Cranmore, 3 miles east of Shepton Mallet on the A361.

8 Wilton Windmill, the only operating windmill in Wessex, is set in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire and it is open on Sunday. Set high above the village of Wilton, about nine miles south east of Marlborough, Wilton Windmill is the only working windmill in Wessex and still produces wholemeal, stone-ground flour. It is open to the end of September on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 2pm to 5pm when the windmill is open for guided tours. There is also a shepherd’s hut shop, serving refreshments, gifts and a seating area. You can visit the Windmill site at any time – there is a picnic area with breathtaking views across to the Downs and the building can be viewed from the outside. Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead and pick up any mess before you leave. Wilton Windmill is in a tranquil landscape of rolling chalk downland, forests, woods and dales. With so much space and so few people, you could be forgiven for thinking you are the only ones on the downs! It is within walking distance of the Kennet & Avon Canal, Wilton Water and Crofton Beam Engines and is surrounded by pretty villages such as Wilton, Great Bedwyn and Shalbourne - all of which have pubs. Just down the lane from the Windmill is The Swan Inn which is child and dog friendly, serves great food and local beers and has a garden and parking.

9 With its first Bowood appearance earlier this month, the Bowood Classic Car & Motorcycle Show will return on Sunday for another day-out for motoring heritage enthusiasts and the whole family, staged by leading vehicle event organiser, Classic Shows. The showcase of vintage, classic and modern vehicles in front of Bowood House will be accentuated by insight from a commentator and vehicle experts. A variety of club stands, sports and convertibles, kit, custom and replica and American vehicles will be featured too, and local car clubs - including the Jenson Owners Club, Banbury Classic Car Club, Wessex MG Club, Rolling Back the Years and the Classic Car Historic Motor Club - are already signed up. Awards will be presented for a range of categories and culminating in the Pride of Ownership, Club of the Show and Car of the Show awards. Rounding off the experience will be trade and autojumble stalls, children’s entertainment and quality food and drink choices too. Admission to the event is included in Bowood House and Gardens’ admission price. www.bowood.org/events

10 The Prehistoric Games begin at 10am on Sunday in Stanton Park, The Avenue, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon. Join the Stantonini Tribe for a fun-filled day of prehistoric living. These competitive games will cover everything from spear throwing to clay-pot making. Experience the efforts it took to survive in prehistoric times, and avoid being stampeded by woolly mammoths. Cost per child £2, and fancy dress is welcome, but make sure you have stout shoes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the grass hunting glade, behind the cottage, Stanton Park. Event leaders caveman Dave and tribe-elder Ross Book in advance. Tickets are £2 from 01793 490150.

10 Family Activity Holiday takes place at Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Swindon from 4pm on Sunday, running through to Sunday, August 19. This is a week for people of all ages. You will do things, make things, and have a lot of fun. Mornings are likely to be spent art and crafting in the big shed, while the afternoons will be filled with games, outings, and walking trips. Evenings round the campfire, telling tales or reading a good book, together, singing songs, watching stars, And those are only the official bits! The rest is determined by who comes, who connects, and who makes things happen. In the past this has included juggling, philosophy, pizza making, a cabaret, campfire cooking, cycle trips, yoga, sauna, riding on the vintage red tractor, and lots more! This is a perennially popular high-summer week of high action and laid back inaction. Children experience both freedom and structure, while adults can enjoy the companionship of other adults, as well as having fun and learning new skills alongside their children.The week begins after 4pm on Sunday 12, and ends mid-morning on Sunday 19th. Tickets are Adult £350 / Child £177 on 01793 771080.