THIS week, Hillingdon has something to entertain all ages, with educational talks, children’s activities and family fun days.

Here are my top five suggested items in the borough for under £5.

Monday, July 20

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, Charville Library is hosting a free event, titled The Post Office in the Great War, 11am-noon. The session will feature author and historian Duncan Campbell-Smith.

Thursday, July 24

As part of the continuing Summer Reading Challenge, children can head to Ruislip Manor library to create their own myths and legends board game. It’s free, and runs from 2-3pm.

Friday, July 25

What’s in the box? Is it a big, fluffy cloud or a hibernating tortoise? Youngsters aged 4-7 can let their imaginations run wild during a creative writing session at Northwood library. The event is from 2-4pm and is free.

Saturday, July 26

The whole of Hillingdon is invited to Hayes Rugby Club at Grosvenor Playing Fields in Kingshill Avenue for a fun day and rugby tournament – all raising money for the Make a Wish Foundation. There are bouncy castles, a BBQ, teacup ride and trampolines, with a disco in the evening. It’s all free to enter, although some activities will cost. The event kicks off at 11.30am, and finishes around 11:45pm.

Sunday, July 27

The weekend festivities continue at Hillingdon Summer Splash at Connaught Recreation Ground, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, 2-8pm. The community event is looking to raise as much money as possible for both the Halo Children’s Foundation and the Chandran Foundation. Steel pan music, a masquerade fashion show and a pop-up Disney cinema are some of the activities. Once again, entry is free but some activities will cost.

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