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6,260 events

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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Children's entertainment and an exciting Easter trail with chocolate eggs and prizes to be won at the end.

Alloa Tower

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 4932129

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 4932129

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Arduaine Garden, Oban

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0844 4932216

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 4932216

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 4932216

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 4932216

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Balmacara Estate, Kyle

Fri 18 Apr

£2 / 0844 4932233

  • 13:00 – 16:00

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…and at 49 other places

Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 19 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, a Great British Feast with food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alive. There's plenty to eat and drink, too – from a barbecue to an oyster bar, beer festival and a food market buffet. A…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 24 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01877 384622

Sun 25 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01877 384622

Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with its first multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on mac'n'cheese, burgers, po boys, tacos, grilled cheese and more delish eats, plus craft beer and cider to wash it all down. There are also four stages with local bands and DJs bringing the tunes.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring live bands, fairground rides, street theatre, a radio roadshow and arts and sports activities.

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Sun 20 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event that draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Fri 1 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 2 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sun 3 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Bruce Munro: Field of Light

Installation artist Bruce Munro sets up 9500 glass spheres and then turns on the lights to make us all ohh and ahh.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Friday morning)

Fri 18 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Saturday morning)

Sat 19 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Sunday morning)
…and 7 more dates until 26 Apr

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the…

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Tue 1 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 2 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 3 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 62 more dates until 13 Sep

Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Search the palace grounds for chocolate treats, learn more about the Palace and decorate an egg to take home.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Sat 19 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Mon 21 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Erotica Show 2014

The consumer lifestyle show and exhibition with an opportunity to purchase adult toys and romantic gifts, fashionwear and jewellery, books and magazines, and meet glamour models or adult film performers, view a stage show and attend seminars, discussions and workshops, on all things erotic. Not suitable for ages below 18.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 3 Oct

Times to be confirmed

Sat 4 Oct

Times to be confirmed

Sun 5 Oct

Times to be confirmed

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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition

Outstanding exhibition of the best natural history photographs from all over the world, on loan from London's Natural History Museum.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 43 more dates until 1 Jun

Easter Bunny Hunt

Hunt for that most elusive of rabbits – the Easter Bunny – by following the clues and solving the puzzle. If you're lucky, you may also get a special chocolate treat. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and wearing suitable clothing/footwear.

Shorne Woods Country Park, Gravesend

Sun 20 Apr

£5

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Hands-on science for adults, children and families in venues across the city with programme ranging from the entertaining to the controversial and, of course, the icky. City Art Centre is transformed into a hub for science fun (and learning) where kids can unwrap a mummy, inspect the inside of an eyeball or programme…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Fri 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sat 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 20 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

There is no one among us who hasn't wanted to visit the zoo after hours. Just what do all those critters do after dark, anyway? Now's there's a way to find out! The zoo opens its gates for a series of adults-only extravaganza featuring dancing, music, street food, facepainting, street performers and animal talks.

Edinburgh Zoo

Fri 23 May

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 6 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 20 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 27 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

The Tudors and Stuarts were among the best-dressed dynasties in British history, and this exhibition looks at the ways in which fashion conveyed important information about status, using paintings, drawings, miniatures and rare examples of surviving clothing from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Fri 18 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sat 19 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00
…and 92 more dates until 20 Jul back to top

Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow returns for 2014 with a 16-day festival of events celebrating LGBT equality including the usual parade and street party, as well as Pride Day which includes a fairground, a community expo, a cabaret stage, marketplace, a youth space, a trans safe space and a great big concert featuring Blue, Heather Peace…

King Street, Glasgow

Sat 19 Jul

£5

Culture 2014

A national celebration counting down to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and so much more in the run up to the Games. Everyone’s invited!

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Fri 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Sat 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

…and 134 more dates until 31 Aug

Drop in Puppet Making and Homebaking Cafe Day

Take advantage of the cafe while the kids colour, cut and create a puppet.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

£1.50–£2.50 / 0141 339 6185

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Fri 18 Apr

£1.50–£2.50 / 0141 339 6185

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Peregrine Falcon Viewing

Through the spring and summer months, Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve are offering the chance to get up close and personal with their resident wild peregrine falcons.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Thu 17 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01555 665262

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 71 more dates until 29 Jun

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

The award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers regularly attend the market, the majority primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison (Hubertus Game…

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00
…and 244 more dates until 20 Dec back to top

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

Assembly @ Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Thu 2 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Fri 3 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Glasgow Green

Thu 16 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Fri 17 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

Sat 18 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07435 428290

…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

Zippo's Circus

A new fantastical show from Zippos, including musical clowns, Hercules the strongman and performing horses.

Blackheath Common, London SE3

Thu 17 Apr

Times to be confirmed / £7–£25 / 0871 210 2100

Fri 18 Apr

Times to be confirmed / £7–£25 / 0871 210 2100

Sat 19 Apr

Times to be confirmed / £7–£25 / 0871 210 2100

…and 3 more dates until 22 Apr

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 25 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0871 210 2100

Thu 26 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0871 210 2100

Fri 27 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0871 210 2100

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jun

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014

A festival showcasing products from brewers and cider makers from all over the UK. Featuring over 200 draught real ales, ciders and perries, hot and cold food, and a selection of foreign bottled beers. There will also be souvenir glasses to purchase.

Winter Gardens, Margate

Fri 18 Apr

£5; £3 / 01843 292795

  • 12:00 – 22:30

Sat 19 Apr

£5; £3 / 01843 292795

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes an Australian flying trapeze act, a foot operated bow and arrow routine, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks.

King's Parade, New Brighton

Wed 23 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 4155 228

Thu 24 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 4155 228

Fri 25 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 27 Apr

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Thu 17 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 4155 228

Fri 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 4155 228

Sat 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr

Edinburgh's Free Walking Tours

A knowledgeable guide takes you through the closes of Edinburgh old town.

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free

Sat 19 Apr

Free

Sun 20 Apr

Free

…and 102 more dates until 31 Jul back to top