1 Cirencester Spring Foraging Course is a fun way to get out and about, starting at 11am on Friday from the Tunnel House Inn, Tarlton Road, Coates, Cirencester. The Tunnel House Inn is a charming 18th Century Cotswolds Inn on the outskirts of Cirencester and plays host to the course introduction in on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. It will be roughly a 2.5 hour walk around the Bathurst Estate, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous spring plants, flowers and mushrooms. There will be a stop along the way for refreshments such as hogweed and wild garlic soup. After the walk there will be a light wild food lunch based on what we have found at the pub. There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online. Adult £45, Under 16's £22.50, Under 12's Free. 01981 590604.

2 Nordic Walking and Yoga Weekend kicks off on Friday at Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Swindon. Nordic walking is a good workout, very sociable, and a wonderful and social way of seeing and enjoying the great outdoors! Whether you are a beginner or already familiar with Nordic Walking and Yoga, this is a weekend for you! . Tickets are from £175 - £195 on 01793 771080.

3 Kids' Combat Adventure puts youngsters through their paces tomorrow at J Company Woodland Battlefield, Scotland Hill, in Chippenham. It is great for encouraging leadership skills, working as a team, getting active, being competitive and simply have fun. There is unlimited ammo and the latest MP5 laser tagger. Groups are mixed together with up to a maximum of 34 players. The minimum required is 16 players, to run any event whether this is made up of one, two or more groups. It is open Saturdays and Sundays. For more details call 01249 721196

4 Celebrating Our Oaks Photography Exhibition begins at 10am on Saturday at the Westonbirt The National Arboretum, (A433 three miles south east of Tetbury), Tetbury. The exhibition was launched by Action Oak in partnership with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY), to celebrate the UK’s wonderful oak trees through photography and raise awareness of the Action Oak initiative. Action Oak is a unique collaboration of partners including charities, governments, landowners and research institutions, dedicated to protecting oak trees for future generations. The aim of the exhibition is to spread awareness of the mission of Action Oak and to raise funds to help research and conservation activities, as the UK oak is now facing a fight for survival. Visitors to the National Arboretum will be able to enjoy 20 stunning photographs from the IGPOTY competition finalists and celebrities with a passion for oak trees after strolling through the arboretum. Free after admission. For more details call 01842 814612.

5 Lambing Weekends are an annual event that draw in thousands of visitors to Lackham Farm. It is a chance to bring the family to enjoy a day on the farm learning a little about lambing and agriculture. See the ewes with their new-born lambs (maybe even see one being born!) Be able to buy farm produce including Lackham meat and eggs. Watch the dairy herd being milked, all the milk goes to Cadbury! Visit the calves, cows, pigs, sheep and other animals. Enjoy a variety of food and beverages from the stalls. Take tractor and trailer rides, meet Tractor Ted, and get a buzz from the children's fairground at the Lackham Lambing event on Saturday from 10am, at Lackham House, Lacock, Chippenham. Tickets are £6 on 01225 722987.

6 Willow Sculpture Workshop takes place on Saturday from 10am at Westonbirt The National Arboretum, (A433 three miles south east of Tetbury), Tetbury. Come and create a wonderful willow sculpture at Westonbirt Arboretum in a fun, relaxed and friendly environment. All materials will be provided on the day and no experience is required. Tickets are £85 on 07828 245847.

7 A beautiful spot for the family to find the harbingers of spring eg the snowdrops, on Saturday, is at Stanton Park, a 74-hectare country park and local nature reserve, a few minutes drive from the centre of Swindon. It features extensive woodland and a large lake. There are several footpaths from the park to the villages of Stanton Fitzwarren and Blunsdon. Other paths link the park to the Woodland Trust's Stratton Community Woodland site. The park contains a scheduled ancient monument - the site of a Roman Villa (although there are no visible remains). The park provides an exceptionally wide range of habitats, such as: remnants of ancient woodland; hedgerows; wildflower meadows; wetlands; a lake, streams and a series of recently restored ponds, over 900 species of fungi and mixture of mature, specimen hardwood trees. For more details call 01793 490150

8 Avebury Stone Circle is Neolithic and is made up of three stone circles, situated around the village and is open on Sunday for a fun day out. It is one of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain and is the largest megalithic stone circle in the world. It was built more than several hundred years in the Third Millennium BC, during the New Stone Age, and has a large henge, which is a bank and a ditch together. It has a large outer stone circle and two separate smaller stone circles inside the centre. No one knows exactly what is was built for but archaeologists think it was for some form of ritual or ceremony. To delve into more prehistoric landscapes visit the West Kennet Long Barrow, Windmill Hill and Silbury Hill or near by. Forming part of the World Heritage Site with Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle is open to the public all year round. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury

9 Swindon author, Richard Jefferies, wrote about this time of year, saying: There are days in spring when the white clouds go swiftly past, with occasional breaks of bright sunshine lighting up a spot in the landscape. That is like the memory of one’s youth. The museum dedicated to the writer consists of a seventeenth century thatched cottage bought by the Jefferies family in 1800, a later, nineteenth century three-storied farmhouse, plus outbuildings, gardens, a copse, orchard and vegetable gardens and it is open on Saturday. The site is run by the Richard Jefferies Museum Trust and is fully accredited by Arts Council England. Inside, there is an extensive collection of items relating to Jefferies, mostly on loan from the Richard Jefferies Society. For example, there are first editions of many of Richard Jefferies’ writings, the manuscript of Wood Magic and photographs, paintings and memorabilia. Furthermore, much of the house has been restored to create the atmosphere of a mid to late 19th Century farmhouse, complete with four-poster bed, a diorama of Jefferies as a young boy reading on his bed, and even a cheese room. Many of the exhibits give fascinating insights into bygone times. Occasionally, they bridge different layers of Swindon’s rich history; for example, a plaque placed on Liddington Hill in 1938 (with the support of the then Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain) was later reputedly shot at by US troops in advance of their push into Nazi-occupied France during World War II. For more details call 01793 979224 or 07768 917466 Email: info@richardjefferies.org

10 Time to saddle up and mosey on down to Pewsey Vale Riding Centre on Sunday, to enjoy a horse ride from a fully Insured and Inspected stables checked by the British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools.The Riding Centre started in the 1980’s as a farm diversification at Church Farm, Stanton St Bernard, and continues this association today. This allows hacking across the farms 2000 acres which edges on to the Marlborough downland. The area is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). There is also access to a variety of local bridleways including the Ridgeway, direct access to a wide area of beautiful countryside with no road work necessary.The spectacular scenery can offer views of several Iron Age Hill Top Settlements, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Wansdyke and Alton Barns White Horse. The stables prides itself in catering for every customer. All the horses have a character and individuality but respond in a well behaved, intelligent manner. The staff are trained and experienced to help every riders. The business is still owned by the founding family, the Reads, who take an active interest in the business. The stables is based at Church Farm, Stanton St Bernard near, Marlborough, For more details call 01672 851 400