Steam, Museum of the Great Western Railway and Lydiard House have great offers for the holidays.
Children under 16 can visit either attraction for just £1 with a full-paying adult until 2 September. There’s plenty to keep all ages entertained.
At Steam you can make-believe you are an engine driver or signalman as you explore the imaginative and hands-on displays that take you on a journey through time and across the ages.
Climb aboard famous locomotives, including the legendary Lode Star, visit the seaside pier with working vintage slot machines and even walk underneath the 80 ton Caerphilly Castle. There are also dedicated play areas for young children plus the new Platform One Café.
For details call 01793 466637 or www.swindon.gov.uk/steam
At Lydiard House & Park wander through the elegant state rooms of the house and uncover the lives of the St John family who owned the estate for over 500 years.
There are costumes for children to try on and the freedom and expanse of the lakes, lawns and woodlands to explore, as well as the large play area.
For details call 01793 770401 or www.lydiardpark.org.uk
Win tickets to revolting open-air theatre
Illyria Theatre Company promises a sticky, slimy, disgusting yet funny interpretation of Roald Dahl’s ghastly couple The Twits at Lydiard Park on Friday 17 August.
Tickets, £14 adult, £8 child, £38 family, for this nasty and smelly must-see show are on sale from 01793 614837, or www.wegottickets.com/swindonartscentre, from the Arts Centre, Old Town, Swindon Information Centre at Central Library or Lydiard House.
Thanks to Lydiard Park we have two family tickets (two adults & two children) on offier. Just tell us who wrote The Twits. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 August.