1 Wood Wonders family event takes place at Westonbirt Arboretum, today. Wood is one of the most strange and astonishing materials on the planet - find out why and and the amazing way it can be put to use at this week's summer family event in the Silk Wood Barn. You can even have a go at making your own crafts to take home from Westonbirt wood! Discover some of the seasonal highlights of the Old Arboretum when you join one of the experienced and knowledgeable volunteers as they guide you through the Old Arboretum. Perhaps you'll discover a hidden gem or your new favourite spot! Together you'll explore the best seasonal features of the Old Arboretum - and as the Arboretum never stands still, no two walks are the same! Walks are every day from 11am Please note that dogs are not permitted on this guided walk. There is also an Art Exhibition: West Country Artists and Makers Diverse Expressions, open from 10am, when five artists use different materials to express their art, ranging from ceramics to glass and wool all at Westonbirt The National Arboretum, A433, Tetbury. 01842 814612.

2 Join the Bear Hunt at Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, today. Follow the explorer through many obstacles to look for the friendly bear. Meet and feed the real animals, go egg collecting, take tractor rides, enjoy play, crafts & more at Activity Time for all the family together, or Toddler Time with stories and games just for the little ones.

3 Pond Dipping is on today from 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm. The Warden team will guide you on a pond dipping adventure! Use nets and easy to read charts to discover what mini beasts live in Lydiard’s lakes. Ideal for fives and over. Tickets cost £3.50, Please call to book on 01793 465270. This is an outdoor event so please be mindful of the weather and bring suitable clothing and sun protection.

4 Transport: Seven Swindon Stories is a new exhibition on display from 10am to 5pm tomorrow. Swindon has always been a town of making and moving, from canals and trams, through to trains, planes and cars, this is a town that was always on the go. This exhibition explores Swindon’s transport history through seven stories. It’s not an encyclopaedic history of transport in the town, but a look at some of the innovations, successes and tragedies that have changed the face of Swindon, including: The Golden Lion Bridge, and the Wilts and Berks Canal, The Swindon Tram Disaster of 1906, Pressed Steel, and car manufacturing in Swindon and The M4: The arrival of the motorway in 1970. It will also look at aeroplanes, submarines and the Old Town railway station!

5 Swindon Zine Fest is on tomorrow from 1pm, at Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon. There will be workshops including how to make sun prints as well as a diverse range of stall holders selling zines (DIY published small book/booklets) illustrations and small press comics. Entry to the festival is free.

6 Bowood Bowl 2018 for golf fans begins tomorrow at 8am at the Bowood Hotel, Derry Hill, Calne. Hole – Individual Scratch Medal (Max handicap 7). 18 holes played costing £45. 36. Tractor Ted Diggers & Dumpers Weekend kicks off at 11am. Normal house and gardens admission apply. The perfect day out for all digger and big machine fans! JCB Antics, Digger World Cup, tug-of-war, tractor & trailer rides, bouncy castle, digger den and much more. For more details call 01249 812102.

7 Brean Splash Waterpark, 10am, Brean Splash Waterpark, Brean Leisure Park, Coast Road, Brean Burnham On Sea, Somerset, £5 - ££10.99. 01278 752113. The whole family will enjoy Brean Splash Waterpark. Splash around in the 6 lane, 25m, heated indoor swimming pool and indoor splash park. During the summer, whizz down our five mega waterslides including our two new additions Rainbow Rings and The Disco Slide. Enjoy the outdoor splash park, which has 3 mini slides and a huge splashing water bucket. Looking to relax? Find a spot in the lounging area, a great place to catch some summer sun!

8 Summer Fun Trail is available tomorrow, Track It Down Trail gives youngsters the chance to get involved with Steam’s interactive displays and hands-on exhibits as you hunt for objects, shapes and colours! On the Work It Out! Trail you'll get to explore magnificent engines and hands-on displays as you take up fun challenges, including some intriguing GWR questions. Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works, opposite the Swindon Designer Outlet. The museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway, often referred to by historians and railway fans as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’. The trails are free with admission and free to Steam Season Ticket holders.

9 Open air production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing takes place in the grounds of Rendcomb College Gardens, near Cirencester performed by The Riverside Players. Romantic love and sibling rivalry will be explored tomorrow and Sunday. Although a theme of love runs through the play, explored through some of the wittiest dialogue in Shakespeare, the play also has a very dark side - a plot to usurp a leader and ruin a marriage, deliciously foiled by the incompetent watch. Director Jacky Davies said: "Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare at the height of his power as a playwright. The play explores eternal themes, but most especially it is a very modern in its exploration of love. It is this, I think, that makes this one of his most popular plays. It starts at 7.45pm with gates open 6.30pm for picnics. Tickets are £10/£12/£14, Under18 £5. Seating is provided for the performance. Hot drinks and refreshments available. Indoor venue available in case of rain. For more details visit riversideplayers.org.uk

10 Eastcott Vets brings you Lydiard Bark, a family friendly dog show held annually at Lydiard Park on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. It is a friendly event with a country feel and is run by volunteers from the Eastcott Vets Team in their free time. It is for dog owners and their dogs and is well supported by donations and sponsorship from local and national businesses. This is the 5th Lydiard Bark Charity Dog Show. The charity this year is The Cinnamon Trust. Classes are £3 per class - all proceeds will go to charity. The judges will be looking at the dogs themselves and talking to their owners about the dog's backgrounds and accessing their characters. The judges' decisions are final! The Games Ring is run by Speak Dog Training and Behaviour and Wagging Tails Home from Home Boarding. They will be running games throughout the day so that you can visit and participate between show classes, or indeed visit for the games alone. Games can be booked and paid for on the day. For more details for more information, please visit www.lydiardbark.co.uk