The sun may not be shining like last weekend but that is no reason to stay indoors, especially as there are plenty of things to keep you occupied right here in Ayrshire.

Whether you're into art, photography, sport or the outdoors, there is something for everyone happening this weekend.

Here’s our selection of five things to do in Ayrshire over the next two days.

Saltcoats Saturday Market, Saltcoats

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You can grab a deal from all your regular traders in Saltcoats this Saturday - and who doesn't love a bargain? From tasty fruit and veg to handbags, purses and a few food vans on site such as Ayrshire's wee fish van, head down for a browse and a bite and you won't be disappointed. The market is open 9am-4pm and you can find out more here.

In Search Of The South West, Cumnock

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This exhibition in the Baird Institute aims to capture the essence of the local area in 50 photographs. Photographers Willie Lee and Jim Johnstone embark on a photographic exploration of the natural and man-made beauties of the South West corner of Scotland, with photographs encompassing imagery from some well-known sites around the Ayrshire and Galloway coasts to some of the lesser known hidden gems of the area. Find out more here.

Explore the wonderful world of honey bees and bee keeping, Ayr

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Fancy spending three hours learning about honey bees? Then get down to Doonbank Cottage where you can find out about bee keeping, how the bees make honey and who lives in the hive, alongside a wide range of other interesting facts. You'll also be able to dress up in beekeeping gear, get up close and personal with the insects and at the end of the day, take home your very own simple beeswax candle. Some buzz! Find out more here.

Into The Maelstrom: The Scottish Kayak Expedition To North West Norway 1980, Irvine

Ever wondered what it was like to conquer one of the world's largest whirlpools? Well this exhibition taking place at Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine is sure to offer you the full immersive experience. Follow the adventure of four friends as they paddle 394 miles around the islands of North West Norway in the Arctic Circle and overcome fierce challenges in this exhibition which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Scotland’s first major sea kayaking expedition. Find out more here.

The McDougall’s Big Splash, Cumnock

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Get down to Cumnock Town Hall on Saturday for this free-of-charge live musical show, suitable for all the family. Theatre company, The McDougalls return with Big Splash - a stage show featuring Max, Auntie Aggie and Morag the Rabbit as they swim deep under the sea for an enchanting adventure. Will The McDougalls save the sea? Find out for yourself and feel free to take part in the musical madness along the way. More information can be found here.