Here are some of the activities in and around Hounslow this weekend and beyond.

Storytelling and bird watching are just a couple of the activities families can enjoy for free every weekend at the London Wetland Centre.

Parents can take their young children along to the nature reserve in west London for story time in a yurt with a wood burning stove to keep warm and hear tales of creatures and their amazing adventures.

This will be followed by a bird watching walk spotting colourful ducks from shovelers to the elegant teal with their green eye 'make-up', as well as a visit to the Headley Discovery Hide for bird watching tips and how to use binoculars and telescopes to see birds up close.

What: Family weekend activities            

Where: London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT            

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from now until Sunday, February 8                        

Cost: Free

See: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/

Don't miss the final exclusive tour of the Victorian Kitchens at Gunnersbury Park Museum.

It's last orders for people to visit the site before the kitchens are closed as part of the Gunnersbury Heritage Lottery Fund refurbishment project.

Visitors will have one last chance to visit the cold room, scullery, main kitchen and chef's room, with one tour this month and next.

What: Gunnersbury Victorian Kitchens tour            

Where: Gunnersbury Park Museum, Popes Lane, W3 8LQ            

When: Wednesday January 28, and Wednesday February 25 from 2pm to 3pm            

Cost: £3; payable in cash on the day            

See: www.hounslow.info/arts/gunnersburyparkmuseum/ or call the museum on 020 8992 2247/1612 for more information.            

A youth dance company are holding auditions to find the best teen movers and shakers in the borough.

Parkour Dance Youth company are looking for girls and boys aged between 12 and 18 with raw talent to join their group, for the UK' first performance parkour youth company.

Auditions will be held at the Waterman's Centre theatre in Brentford at the end of the month.            

To register email jade@parkourdance.co.uk

What: Dance auditions            

Where: Waterman's, 40 High Street, Brentford TW8 0DS            

When: Saturday, January 31. Registration at 12.30pm. Auditions from 12.45pm to 2pm.            

See: http://parkourdance.co.uk/            

Chiswick House and Garden's prized collection of rare blooms will go on display for free for the first time this year at its annual Camellia Show.

This year, gardeners can snap up a small selection of plants propagated from 12 heritage varieties in the Camellia collection as part of a conservation programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

As well as seeing the plants themselves, visitors can learn about the history of the conservatory, and on sale will be a limited edition print by the renowned pop artist Sir Peter Blake, who lives in Chiswick.

What: The Chiswick House Camellia Show                         

Where: Chiswick House and Gardens, The Estate, Chiswick House, W4 2QN

When: From February 28 to March 29. The conservatory will be open from 10am to 4pm each day, except for Mondays when it is closed.

Cost: Free

See: www.chgt.org.uk/

Monty Python's Spamalot is back on tour and due to be unleashed at Richmond Theatre from January 26.

Comedian Joe Pasquale will reprise his role as King Arthur alongside former EastEnders actor Todd Carty as Patsy in a musical adaptation of the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

New costumes, sets and a new director, Christopher Luscombe, will give the production a new twist in the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail.

What: Spamalot

Where: Richmond Theatre

When: January 26 to 31. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Running time two hours

Cost: £12.90 - £46.40

See: www.atgtickets.com/spamalot or www.spamalotontour.co.uk or book by phone on 0844 871 7615