Childrenn: What to Do This Weekend

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Wakes Fair

Quarry Bank Mill, near Wilmslow, Cheshire (01625 527468) tomorrow & Mon, 11.30pm-4pm, entrance to the mill adults pounds 6.50, child pounds 3.70, family pounds 16.50, under-fives and National Trust members free

Celebrate the Bank Holiday 19th-century style, with period drama in the mill yard (12noon & 3pm daily), as well as traditional games and sideshows such as Aunt Sally, a coconut shy and the stocks. For details of other family events at National Trust properties this weekend, visit

Kings of Longshanks

Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, Wales (01248 714795) today & tomorrow, 11am onwards, adults pounds 2.60, children pounds 1.30, under-fives and National Trust members free

There's more historical entertainment at this National Trust property, where kids can try on armour, have a go at archery, join in army drills and watch knights battle it out in reconstructions of the Welsh wars of Edward 1's reign. Plus, living history displays and craft demonstrations.

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Brodsworth Hall, Near Doncaster, Yorks (01302 722598) tomorrow, 12noon- 4pm, adults pounds 3.50, children pounds 1.80 (under-fives and members of English Heritage free)

Bring a rug and a picnic - and, of course, a teddy bear - for this annual get-together of cuddly toys and their owners in the elegant surroundings of this National Trust estate. There are games and competitions from noon. For details of other family events at English Heritage properties this weekend, visit www. …