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Banking on a top weekend; Great days out for August holiday.

Byline: Lewis Panther

IF muddy rock festivals or the Notting Hill Carnival don't appeal this weekend, try these ideas for the summer's last Bank Holiday.

They'll keep the whole family entertained - and hopefully get you out of those DIY jobs at the same time.

We've found a great selection of days out for the long weekend, from kite flying to mountain bike orienteering, or trying out your soccer skills in Manchester.

Go on, get out there for the day East Kirkby, Lincs WATCH and hear vintage aircraft and classic cars roar into life tomorrow at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.

Tickets are available on the gate for the Props and Pistons exhibition, where Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and Lancasters are among the highlights. Gates open 9.30am. Tickets PS12 for adults, children PS4, under-10s free.

National Football Museum, Manchester IMPROVE your soccer skills and help the museum break a world record for the most people keeping the ball in the air with champion freestyler John Farnworth.

Join in the fun today and next Sunday.

Admission free. For more details visit www.nationalfootballmuseum.com.

Portsmouth Kite Festival KITE flyers from all over the world will be showing off their skills in the skies above Portsmouth today and tomorrow.

The free 23rd Portsmouth International Kite Festival will take place on Southsea Common until 5pm tomorrow.

More than 100 flyers from four continents will be flying at one of the top kite festivals in the world.

And to commemorate the First World War, this year's theme is historic kites from the 20th century.

Sea Life, London ELEVEN miniature models have been hidden in the Claws area of Sea Life London Aquarium - but will you be able to find them? The South Bank centre has joined forces with the celebrated artist behind Roy's People to add even more weird and wonderful creatures to its tanks.

Go to www.visitsealife.com/london to get tickets which start from PS18.36 for adults and PS13.52 for children.

Tonbridge, Kent CREATE walkie-talkie cups or model horses and listen to First World War storytelling at Penshurst Place and Gardens, Tonbridge today.

Events at the building, which dates back to the Tudors, run today and next Sunday at 2pm, 2.45pm and 15.30pm.

The craft activities will run from noon until 4pm. Go to www.penshurstplace.com for more details.

Wykeham & Broxba Forest, North Yorks PEDAL to glory tomorrow in a three-hour mountain bike orienteering event on a network of tracks in two mature North Yorkshire forests.

The course, north of Scarborough, covers a variety of bridleways and minor roads and is suitable for all ages.

It starts between noon and 1pm and costs PS12 for adults and PS6 for juniors. There are prizes up for grabs too.

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire FUEL you appetite for speed at Blenheim Palace's Festival of Transport today and tomorrow.

The show is simply a must for car and bike aficionados with hot rods, vintage classics and motorbikes on display. There's also one of the largest collection of classic TVRs. A family ticket - for two adults and two children - costs PS36.

Go to www.blenheinpalace.com for full details.

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Date:Aug 24, 2014
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