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THERE are three good reasons for families to get out and about and enjoy a variety of action-packed events this weekend.

The popular Headland Heritage Festival, a model railway exhibition and a classic and vintage car rally will all be held.

The Headland Heritage Festival, now in its seventh year, will include all the favourites of past years such as family history searches, traditional craft stalls and live performances.

Artefacts and memorabilia will be on display and there will be quirky games for youngsters.

The event, which is free, is on Saturday, July 7, from 10am-4pm and will be held at the Borough Hall, Town Square, High Street, Croft Gardens and old putting green area, all on the Headland.

Meanwhile, a selection of widely-acclaimed and award-winning miniature railway masterpieces will be on show at the annual Hartlepool Model Railway Exhibition.

The event will take place at Hartlepool College of Further Education, in Stockton Street, on Saturday and Sunday.

Doors open both days at 9.30am and will close at 5.30pm on Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday.

Admission is £6 for adults, £4 for pensioners and children. A family of two adults and up to three children can get in for £16.

Children aged under five are free and all admissions include a show programme.

Greatham is the place to be for classic and vintage vehicle enthusiasts as dozens of the vehicles will stop off at the picturesque village.

The classic and vintage car rally, which will include motorbikes, is taking place on Sunday in the village between 10am-4pm.

It has been organised by the Northern Bygones Society and could become an annual event. Admission to the Station Road playing fields is £1.

For more information about the rally call (01429) 872776 or 07722 856589.

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