1 Have a laugh without the children at February Chuckles Comedy Club which features Stephen Carlin. Stephen is a Scottish-born stand-up comedian and writer, now living in London He has appeared in ITV2's Comedy Cuts and The Milk Run on BBC Radio 1. He supported Stewart Lee on his 90s Comedian tour and Tom Stade on his Totally Rocks tour. Carlin has written for many radio shows including The News Quiz, The Now Show, Look Away Now, Recorded for Training Purposes, and Laura Solon Talking and Not Talking. He subsequently wrote and performed a series of mockumentaries for BBC 4 Extra Gus Murdoch’s Sacred Cows and co-created BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Headset Set’ along with fellow writer James Kettle. Stephen will be joining North London Simon Clayton and Josh Howie from, 8.30pm tonight at the MECA, Regent Circus, Swindon. Tickets are £6.60 from 0844 579 3322.

2 Kids with their grandparents or having a sleepover? Today it is your turn to relax and pamper yourself at The Thyme Treament Rooms in the Marriott Hotel, Pipers Way, Swindon. Jennie Milne who is both therapist and director of the Spa offers Remedial & Aromatherapy Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Lava Shells massage, Lava wellness massage, Elemis Facials & body treatments, Manicure & Pedicure, Eyelash Extensions, Lash Perming & Tinting, Threading, Waxing, Advanced Waxing, St Tropez Spray Tanning, Airbrush Make-up, Minx to leave you feeling full of the joys of spring. The spa clloses at 8pm. For more details call 01793 433338

3 In the mood for a bit of culture away from your teens social media babble? Head to the Swindon museum to hear Conservation Architect Michael Gray give a talk about the Wyvern Theatre. It was designed by the eminent architects Casson, Conder & Partners and opened to much acclaim in 1971. In the talk, Michael will explain the political, artistic and social context in which the complex was commissioned and how the project was never fully realised. Friends Talk – Wyvern Theatre: Modernist Gem or Brutal Eyesore? Begins at 7.30pm, in the Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon. Tickets are £8 from 01793 466556.

4 A classic murder mystery is created on the spot by the ingenious and hilarious Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company. Leave the children with a babysitter and become Agatha Christie in the improvised comedy where an original murder mystery play is created, based entirely on audience suggestions. So take up your magnifying glasses and don your deerstalkers for a never-seen-before (and never-to-be-seen- again) evening of murder, mayhem and making it up on the spot. Miss Crimson poisoned in the parlour? Mr Gold exploded by cannon in Sainsbury’s? You decide! But will you guess whodunit? Murder, She Didn’t Write begins at 7.30pm tonight at the Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon. Tickets are £17.50 from 01793 524481.

5 Help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Estelle School of Dance as they present The Slipper and the Rose – The Cinderella Musical. Join the cast tomorrow for beautiful music, song and dance from a romantic era, with proceeds going to the Brighter Futures Appeal. Music and Lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman. The Slipper and the Rose: The Cinderella Musical begins at 7.30pm, in the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon. Tickets are £15 from 01793 524481.

6 Make sure the kids are tucked up and grandmother is safely installed before you head off to see Canadian comedian Tom Stade tomorrow in his new show: I SWEAR TO… picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough. Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back with a new show that went down a storm at the Edinburgh Festival. Jjoin Tom as he attempts to figure out exactly where he fits into this emerging new world of feelings and FaceTime. Exactly when did he, and all his stuff become vintage - and why didn’t he see it coming? Armed with his usual swagger and playful sense of mischief, Tom explores these generational conundrums, and a whole lot more from 8pm, at the Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon. Tickets are £20 from 01793 524481.

7 If you have a night free and fancy some live music, tomorrow sees folk punk band, Ferocious Dog, and their fans, the Hell Hounds, performing and helping out the homeless in Swindon at Level 111 in Commercial Road at 8.30pm, as part of their UK tour. The musicians are keen to help those who are experiencing homeless or poverty and at each gig on the UK tour they are asking people to bring non-perishable food, blankets or toiletry donations to the venue, for the local charity food drop organisers to pick up.

The idea came from singer Ken Bonsall, who got very upset after watching Ken Loaches' film, I Daniel Blake. He decided to use the band's new found fame to highlight the plight of the homeless. Ferocious dog will be singing folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations in songs from their newly released album, Fake News & Propaganda, which covers topics such as fracking, media brainwashing and mental health. Joining Ken in Ferocious Dog are Dan Booth on fiddle, John Leonard on strings of any description, Les Carter on guitar and Alex Smith and John Alexander making up the rhythm section. The Hell Hounds will also be following the musicians to Swindon and will be found forming Totem poles in the mosh pit. The band are hoping that everyone will take along a donation for the homeless of Swindon. Tickets are £18.50 from https://www.ents24.com/swindon-events/level-iii/ferocious-dog/5441156 or call 01793 534238.

8 Get in the swing for a day out away from the little ones at The Wiltshire Golf Club tomorrow. Initially designed by Peter Allis in 1991, the par 72, 18-hole Lakes Course, measures 6,628 yards. As the name suggests, the course is strategically designed around the many natural lakes in the area. In fact, water hazards can be found on as many as 13 holes! Large, undulating greens, leave you rarely having a straightforward putt and strategically located bunkers need avoiding where possible. The signature holes are the 10th and the 17th with both involve teeing over lakes, then approach shots again over water to testing greens. The nine-hole Garden Course, measuring 3,300 yards is perhaps a little more sedate, but certainly not a compromise, with it’s vast array of tees, the holes can be played many different ways. Don’t forget to call in at the Halfway House, for light refreshment. It’s conveniently located whether playing The Lakes or The Garden Course! The Leisure Suite boasts a fully-equippped gym with the latest TechnoGym key equipment, a large 18 meter swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and changing rooms. The Beauty Spa has a choice of two luxurious treatment rooms, as well as a nail bar and hair salon. An extensive range of treatments and Dermalogica products on offer. The Grey Heron bar and restaurant is also part of this 3 star hotel at Vastern Wharf, Royal Wootton Bassett, if you fance staying over for dinner. For more details call 01793 849999

9 It’s Saturday night, the kids are away, so how about enjoying something a bit adventurous on the food front? Try out the Yak Himalayan Kitchen specialising in Nepalese and Asian cuisine in Devizes Road, Old Town. It is easy to spot with the picture of Mount Everest on its sign. Inside there are colourful Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags and Himalayan folk songs playing in the background, with a green Buddha in the corner. The menu has a good selection including seven vegetarian options and a wide range of pork, beef, lamb or Himalayan thukpa dishes. Thukpa is essentially noodle soup. For more details call 01793 522368 or visit http://www.yakthehimalayankitchen.co.uk/

10 Kids at their pals for the afternoon? Hall and Woodhouse, Wichelstowe’s first canal side bar, is the perfect place to relax for a Sunday lunch - just the two of you. The most striking features in the dining area are the individual booths modelled on the interiors of canal boats, which come with their own beer pumps. In a continuation of the historic canal theme, the front of a boat protrudes from the building. Overall the interior, with its metal, wood, old machinery and photos of the company’s founders, manages to be simultaneously historic, industrial and homely. Old books jostle with artefacts for space on the selves which line much of the wall space. It’s a big place, but thanks to the décor it’s never barn-like. Sunday lunch can be washed down with the distinctive character of Badger beers, which combine hops and malted barley with pure spring water which has been filtered through the Cretaceous chalk downs of Dorset. For more details visit https://www.hall-woodhousewichelstowe.co.uk/