WITH a bank holiday and half term in full swing, here are 13 ideas of things to do with the family this week (some just for adults too!).

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Beer and Music Festival

An afternoon for all the family to enjoy at Holmer Green Sports Association’s 20th annual beer and music festival. 15 guest ales, Pimms and Prosecco tent, live bands, evening disco, bouncy castle, barbecue, ice cream van, cricket derby, model railway and more. Entry: adults £2, children free. Contact telephone: 01494711485.

26 May, 1pm to 10pm, Holmer Green Sports Association, 87 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green.

Eden’s Rose Room

Eden Shopping Centre is hosting a playful pop-up fashion showroom, designed to inspire and delight.The Instagram-worthy Rose Room is filled with fashion and accessories from Eden’s top stores. From bold neon backdrops to peacock thrones, it’s the perfect place to strike a pose. Share your snaps from The Rose Room on social media using #edensroseroom. Eden has also teamed up with M.A.C to give away a prize bundle of M.A.C goodies worth over £200. Head to Eden’s website to find out more www.edenshopping.co.uk/theroseroom/.

18 May until 9 June, 11am, Eden Shopping Centre, Oxford Road, High Wycombe.

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Julian Clary - Born to Mince

In this outrageously camp new show, Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment. He’ll murder some well-known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. Tickets £27.50 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.

26 May, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

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Railex 2019 Model Railway Exhibition

Presented by Risborough & District Model Railway Club. Many model railway layouts from all over the country, as well as around 40 manufacturers, traders, societies and demonstrations. The exhibition has disabled access. Remember that if you fill in one of the visitor questionnaires at the exhibition you have the chance to win the first prize of a family travel pass to travel with Chiltern Railways. There is limited on site car parking. More details at www.railex.org.uk. Call 01296437475. Tickets: adults £9, children £5, family £20.

25 May, 10am, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Aylesbury.

Late May Bank Holiday Vintage Steamer Cruises

Enjoy the perfect River Thames experience this late May bank holiday weekend aboard the carbon neutral 1883 steam launch ‘Alaska’. Trips run on the hour from 10am to 5pm (apart from 1pm), giving you a 50 minute adventure aboard this beautiful vessel for £15 per adult and £10 per child/OAP (children 3-16 years, under 3 years of age travel for free). Relax and take in the picturesque sights on this peaceful round trip from Bourne End Marina and maybe take advantage of the on-board cash bar where alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Book at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/late-may-bank-holiday-weekend-vintage-steamer-cruises-tickets-60250886022.

25 May until 27 May, 10am, Bourne End Marina, Wharf Lane, Bourne End.

The Hambleden Concerts

The exciting and innovative new ensemble Blaze returns after its successful concert here last year. The fusion of classical and popular idioms using the beautiful sound of the soprano string quartet was much appreciated by classical enthusiasts and newer audience members alike. Edward Leaker (saxophone) is the head of woodwind and jazz at Wells Cathedral School. Tasteful arrangements of classical, jazz and popular music. Tickets also available from 01491 571588 and Hambleden Stores or at the door. Tickets £15 (adults), £12 (Friends), free for up to 18.

25 May, 7:30pm, The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hambleden.

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Roman Gladiators

If you’re looking for a great educational and fun family day out this May Bank Holiday then see Roman Gladiators battle. Watch provincial gladiators in action as a team of criminals, barbarians and other prisoners of war, disgraced soldiers and thrill seekers fight for the entertainment of the crowds and the Emperor. Who will live, and who will die: you decide. The gladiators will be brought to life by Britannia, one of the largest (and oldest) re-enactment groups in the U.K., they will be demonstrating the excitement and brutality of life in the late Roman period. Britannia has worked on over 150 TV and film projects, including Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and CBBC’s Horrible Histories. Meet costumed re-enactors and explore the living history encampment and learn about life in Britain in the 1st century AD. Tickets: £6.50 -£10.50, email enquiries@coam.org.uk.

26 May until 27 May, 10am, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles.

Cholesbury Church Cream Teas

Delicious cream teas in aid of Cholesbury Church. Home-baked cakes, and scones with cream and jam. Locally grown plants and home produce will be on sale, together with bric a brac. Free entry and free parking. Call 01494758035 for information. Free entry.

26 May, 2pm, Cholesbury Village Hall, Cholesbury Lane, Tring.

May Scoff ‘n’ Stroll

Enjoy a guided Roald Dahl countryside walk followed by an afternoon tea packed with sandwiches, scones and cakes. Stretch your legs and fill your tummy. Walk in the woods and fields that inspired Roald Dahl, listen to extracts from Roald Dahl’s My Year, then get stuck in to a delicious afternoon tea in the café. In this month’s Scoff ‘n’ Stroll you will celebrate the start of the summer term, and find out about the birds you can spot at this time of year. Tickets £12 per person – call 01494 892192.

26 May, 2pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Eden’s Arabian Adventure

To celebrate the release of Aladdin, jump on your magic carpet and head to Eden Shopping Centre for a week of Arabian inspired kids craft workshops this May Half Term. From Monday 27- Friday 31 May, discover a whole new world where carpets fly and genies grant wishes. Eden’s Kids Corner will be transformed into a majestic marketplace where little ones can get hands on in making their favourite Middle Eastern masterpieces. Free.

27 May until 31 May, 11am, Eden Shopping Centre, Oxford Road, High Wycombe.

Jools Holland

Jools Holland continues to dazzle audiences with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and their exuberant live performances. Always a sell-out at Wycombe Swan, don’t miss your chance to see this phenomenal show. Support Act - Emma Hatton. Tickets £42 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.

30 May, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Victorian Terrific Tuesday

The museum’s education team have created some educational May half-term activities with this special Victorian themed Terrific Tuesdays. Join for themed family activities, games and crafts all for the standard admission price. This May half-term Tuesday will focus on the Victorians. Celebrate 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria (born 24 May, 1819). During this Terrific Tuesday you can take part in the silhouette trial of Victorian objects. In the craft barn you can make Victorian paper dolls, lavender bags, binka samples and Victorian cards. Visit the Victorian pharmacy and find out about cures and ailments of Victorian times. Try on some Victorian props and hats and take a few selfies to show your friends. You can also take part in a Victorian school session and try your hand at cooking a Victorian recipe. These activities have limited spaces so please sign up for a session upon arrival. Call 01494871117. Tickets: £6.50 - £10.50.

28 May, 11am, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles.

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Hughenden - Mini Meet the Bees

Meet the furry creatures in this family bee experience at Hughenden’s hives. Be a trainee beekeeper with friendly expert beekeepers and help take care of the hives at Hughenden. Protective suit provided. Please wear wellingtons or long boots. Booking essential - phone 0344 2491895. Minimum age 6 years. A National Trust event - start times vary. Check website for details. Normal admission charges apply.

29 May, Hughenden, High Wycombe.