1. Chester Folk Festival

Musical outfit Melrose Quartet
Musical outfit Melrose Quartet

Chester Folk Festival 2016 at various venues around the village of Kelsall from Saturday to Monday. Action-packed weekend of family activities and musical entertainment from the likes of The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, The Wilson Family and many more. Day tickets £29. Other tickets available. Call 07005 977045.

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2. The Lost Carnival

The Lost Carnival

The Lost Carnival at Queen’s Park in Crewe from 4-9.30pm from Saturday to Monday. For three short nights, families will step into a world unlike any other in this large scale outdoor immersive theatre experience from award-winning producers Wild Rumpus and So It Is, brought to life by theatre partner LAS Theatre. Tickets £12, under threes free. Visit www.thelostcarnival.org.uk.

3. Dinosaurs

A T-Rex at Chester Zoo

Dinosaurs - The Next Adventure opens at Chester Zoo on Saturday. After four years away, the dinosaurs return for another unforgettable summer. You can walk among the predators and their prey, not knowing what is lurking around the corner. The attraction will be at the zoo until September 4. Normal admission fee applies. Call 01244 380280.

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4. Chester Races Roman Day

Racegoers enjoy Roman Day at Chester Races

Chester Races holding a Roman Day on Saturday with non-stop racing action alongside family friendly Roman themed activities complete with Roman soldiers dressed in all their finery. Tickets £78-£12. Call 01244 304610.

5. GaGa Queen Tribute

GaGa - Queen tribute
GaGa - Queen tribute

GaGa - Queen Tribute in concert at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place at 7.30pm on Saturday. Tickets £12. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.

6. Oulton Park

Oulton Park race circuit in Little Budworth
Oulton Park race circuit in Little Budworth

British GT and F3 Championships at Oulton Park on Saturday. Tickets £24. Call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.oultonpark.co.uk.

7. Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl comes to the Lion Salt Works on Saturday, May 28

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl, a sell-out at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is at the Lion Salt Works Museum in Marston, near Northwich, at 7.30pm on Saturday, as part of the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts Spring Programme. Determined to use her vocational skills, Joanie turns her local coffee shop upside down when she decides to report on the ‘creatures’ (customers) of the shop as if she were Jane Goodall herself, bushwhacking through the African jungle to study the chimpanzees. The hour-long Rebecca Perry Productions performance is suitable for children aged nine years or over. Tickets (£8 adults; £6 for under 16s) can be purchased at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshireruraltouringarts or call the Lion Salt Works on 01606 275040.

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8. Geronimo Festival

Geronimo festival

Geronimo Festival at Tatton Park from 10am-5pm on Sunday and Monday. Justin Fletcher of CBeebies leads the way in a line-up jam-packed with some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment, a new theatre and literary zone with award-wining productions and a second stage featuring live music. Tickets from £18.50. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.geronimofest.com.

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9. Loud and Local

Galactic Funk Militia will be appearing at the Alexander's Live, Loud and Local Festival
Galactic Funk Militia will be appearing at the Alexander's Live, Loud and Local Festival

Alexander’s Live: Loud and Local bank holiday festival from noon on Sunday at Alexander’s, Rufus Court, Chester. Admission £6. Call 01244 401402 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.

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10 Open mic session

Molly and Ellie lead the open mic session at Telfords Warehouse in Chester
Molly and Ellie lead the open mic session at Telfords Warehouse in Chester

Open mic session with Molly and Ellie at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf on Sunday. Free entry. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.