THE school holidays are almost upon us, six weeks...Eek!

But fear not - help is at hand to help keep the children entertained, thanks to Roary The Racing Car.

In the Children's TV star's live show, it's the day of the Champion of Champions race at Silver Hatch. Roary is all set to battle it out with Maxi, Cici and all the other cars to win the race and lift the trophy.

what? Roary The Racing Car when? Monday, August 1, 1pm where? Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, HP20 IUG cost? £11-£13 call: 08448 717 614 see: www.ambassador

Feel glad all over again

A CAST of actors, singers and instrumentalist take you on a magical tour of the sounds that defined a generation - everything from The Beach Boys to The Beatles, from Donovan to Dusty Springfield.

Glad All Over features 33 classic 60s hits, performed live by a versatile company of seven performers direct from the West End and Number One Touring Circuit, whose combined credits include Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Only The Lonely: The Roy Orbison Story, Dreamboats and Petticoats and The Mousetrap.

So why not dig out your winklepickers or slip into a mini-skirt for a 60s party to remember

what? Glad All Over: 60s Celebration when? Friday, July 15, 8pm where? The Elgiva, St Mary's Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR cost? £15, concessions £14 call: 01494 582 900 visit:

Fun and frolics with Shaun

LIKE a lot of our favourite characters from children's TV (Sooty, Sweep, Emu) he does not utter a word, but there is no doubting that Shaun is a big star.

And the sheep from Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave takes to the stage with lots of new friends.

Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy and the rest of the flock from his own show will join in the fun at this fully choreographed music and dance extravaganza.

Promising madcap mayhem and wonderful adventures, expect to feel sorry for the short-sighted farmer in charge of marshalling them!

what? Shaun's Big Show when? Wednesday, July 20 to Saturday, July 23, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm - call box office for schedule or see website where? Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE cost? £14.50, concessions £12.50, family ticket £45 call: 01494 512 000 visit:

Hard at work getting laughs

THERE are hard-working comics and then there's Jimmy Carr.

If you were to be blindfolded and asked to stick a pin in a map of the UK, it is more than likely the super-dry stand-up will have recently played or be scheduled to play the town or city you had randomly homed in on.

In case you missed him in Aylesbury last weekend, he is back in Bucks next month.

what? Jimmy Carr when? Tuesday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 7, 8pm where? Milton Keynes Theatre, 500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 3NZ cost? £27.85 call: 0844 871 7652 see: www.ambassadortickets. com/Milton-Keynes-Theatre

What could be nicer than enjoying a picnic while being serenaded by a choir?

THERE will be another chance to combine a relaxing picnic with live music in Chesham soon.

As part of the Music in the Park Season 2011, the Chrysalis Community Choir will be the latest to entertain the crowds.

Professional performers have been combining comedy, music and drama to bring gospel music to the masses since 1991.

The Mayor of Chesham, Derek Lacey, said: "It's a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends and family in our beautiful park."

what? Chrysalis Community Choir when? Sunday, July 17, 2.30pm where? Lowndes Park, Bury Lane, Chesham, HP5 1HL cost? Free call: 01494 774 842 email: