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What to do at the weekend 28-29 March

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In what we hope will become a regular feature, here is Function Fixer’s guide to the best events this weekend, some that you may not have thought about.  The sun is out, the Easter Holidays are approaching, so why not plan something fun to do this weekend?

In the beautiful Alexandra Palace, or Ally Pally to almost everyone, is an event this weekend that’s likely to fire up the train enthusiast in all of us.  The London Festival of Railway Modelling runs on Saturday and Sunday from 10am and will inspire anyone with an interest in trains, young and old.  Tickets can be bought on the door and will include access to some spectacular track layouts and 100s of exhibitors.  If you have time to spare after the event, why not branch a bit further out to some other local attractions?  Highgate Cemetery isn’t very far away and well worth a visit.



Fans of slightly larger engines may want to venture to Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire for the Custom Show.  Running on Saturday and Sunday this show will be a haven for all those who want to or have built their own motorbike.  With lots of custom built bikes on display, stunt shows, music and exhibitors an exhilarating day out is promised.

Saturday sees the start of the Easter holidays for many children throughout the UK, and in order to keep the little darlings entertained many special attractions and exhibitions will be opening this weekend and remaining open for the next fortnight.  One that looks like a great way to wear out the kids without spending too much is the Shaun in the City trail which opens on Saturday.  Capitalising on the recent film success and following the well trodden path of forebears as impressive as Paddington, this is a sure fire way to see a lot of London in a small space of time.  The trail will be moving to Bristol later in the year.


And finally, the title of this one is probably enough to put most adults off, but a series of talks and workshops at the National Space Centre in Leicester entitled ‘grossology’ promises to look at delightful topics such as bogies, bums and burps in space.  Lovely.

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