Great UK days out.
UNTIL AUGUST 26: Rochdale Canal annual festival with free kayaking and fishing, nature trails and boat trips, with a drive-in/float-in cinema on August 22 and 23. More details: www.myrochdalecanal.org.uk
AUGUST 24-27: Soak up Tudor lifestyle at Kentwell House in Suffolk. Mingle with over 150 costumed volunteers recreating life in 1556 in this historic manor house, farm and gardens - with an alehouse serving Tudor fare. Details: www.kentwell.co.uk
AUGUST 25-27: Head down to Westonbirth Arboretum in Gloucestershire for Treefest with wood-carving, live music and cookery demonstrations. Adults pounds 10, children free. Details: www.forestry.gov.uk
SEPTEMBER 2: The World Bellyboard Championship at Chapel Porth beach in North Cornwall goes back to basics with wooden surfboards, striped swimsuits... and cake. Details: www.bellyboarding.co.uk
AUGUST 25: Birnam in Perthshire celebrates its annual Highland Games with track and field events, piping dancing and a funfair. Details: www.birnamhighlandgames.com
AUGUST 23-27: The Aberjazz Fishguard Jazz 'n' Blues Festival in Pembrokeshire features the best of Welsh jazz, including the Jeremy Sassoon 11-piece band, Babelfish, the Zoey Golbey Trio and Sick Note Steve. Details: www.aberjazz.com