Dinosaur Park

This family-friendly take on Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster film Jurassic Park is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia. The show comes direct from a sell-out run in London which followed a sell-out at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Travel with the Park family into a prehistoric world where they are forced to put family feuds aside and deal with the DIY dinosaurs.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF, Sunday, May 29, 4.30pm. Details: 01628 788997

Beattie Bash

Two 142-year-old sister locomotives will run together. Quainton Railway’s own Beattie well tank No. 30585 will be reunited with her sister engine, Beattie well tank No. 30587 on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30. The following weekend will be a Miniature Traction Engine Rally in which you can see around 25 machines on display and parading around the site. At both events you can enjoy unlimited steam train rides on the 1/3 mile track, a trip on the ride-on miniature steam trains which take you along 1km of track including a crossing and a tunnel and admire the usual exhibits, including a restored full-size steam engine.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Station Road, Quainton, HP22 4BY. Details: 01296 655720

Roman Gladiators

Watch gladiators in action as a team of criminals, barbarians, prisoners of war, disgraced soldiers and thrill seekers fight for the entertainment of the crowds and the Emperor. Meet the costumed re-enactors and learn about life in the first century AD with gladiatorial displays taking place at noon and 3pm. The gladiators will be brought to life by Britannia, one of the largest and oldest re-enactment groups in the UK. Britannia have worked on more than 150 TV and film projects, including Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and all five series of CBBC’s Horrible Histories.

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AB, Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30, 10am to 5pm. Details: 01494 871117

Morgan & West

This duo have travelled through time from the Victorian era to bring you their Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids and Childish Grown Ups. They bring with them illusions old and new, all presented with the upmost amount of tom-foolery.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF, Monday, May 30, 11.30am and 2pm. Details: 01628 788997

The Railway Children

This family classic isn’t visited as often as many other tales from our childhoods, so don’t miss the opportunity to introduce it to your little ones at the Theatre Royal Windsor. The new musical adaption by Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep follows Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on the adventure of a lifetime as they are forced to move after their father is imprisoned and soon became The Railway Children.

Theatre Royal, Thame Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PS, Monday, May 30 until Saturday, June 4. Details: 01753 853444

Art of Islam

The Bucks County Museum festival is hosting classes over the half-term break aimed at families, including tile painting using templates and paint, stained glass windows using card and cellophane, mosaics fun using tiles and grout and fabric painting in which you will transform a canvas bag into a work of art using felt pens and fabric paints.

Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP202QP, Tuesday, May 31 until Friday, June 3. Details: 01296 331441

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

A week’s worth of half activities have been packed into one place with the museum offering events such as Trunchpots, a Miss Trunchball themed pottery class; magical moments with illustrator Korky Paul; energetic workshop, full of wit, enthusiasm and audience participation around the story of Winnie the Witch and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, where you can find out what you need to be an evil scientist, what to do if you pet gets zombiefied and how Mo and her brother once brought back their goldfish from the brink of death.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AL. Details: 01494 892 192

The Very Magic Flute

Mozart’s classic opera will be presented in a new and refreshing tale with a lost Prince chased by a dragon, a mysterious Queen of the Night, a kidnapped Princess and a lonely Bird-Man. Krazy Kat Theatre’s artistic director, Kinny Gardner, weaves the story together with visual storytelling, creativity and humour to creative an imaginative production. Kinny is a Development Adviser to CBeebies and also works on mainstream Sign Language television projects for children. He has been awarded the prestigious British Citizens Award for services to the arts.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF, Thursday, June 2, 11.30am and 2pm. Details: 01628 788997

Young Addaction

Young Addaction are the Young Persons' Drug and Alcohol Service for the under 18s in Buckinghamshire and can provide confidential information and support on a range of issues. They will be at The Evreham Youth Centre with their bus, equipped with an Xbox, music equipment and production software. The bus also has bike repair equipment so that young people can bring along their bikes and work with a member of the Young Addaction team to get them repaired or serviced.

The bus will be open throughout the afternoon and will be followed by the regular Thursday evening Evreham Youth Centre football session from 7 to 9pm and Youth Drop-In evening.

The Evreham Youth Centre, Swallow Street, Iver, SL0 0HS, Thursday, June 2, from 2pm. Details: 01753 654546