Before 5pm, Days out

3,699 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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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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

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

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 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

Thu 17 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:00

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
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Beacon of Light: The New Edinburgh International Festival and the Arts in Post-war Society

The development of the Edinburgh International Festival and how it promotes discussion.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00
…and 245 more dates until 20 Dec

The 30 Challenge

Challenge yourself in this amazing London event and gain effective self defence skills, improve your fitness, coordination and sharpen your mind with the ancient exercises of the Shaolin and the intelligence of a female monk the founder of the art.

Julian Hitch Martial Arts, London EC1V

Sat 10 May

£130 adv

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Sun 11 May

£130 adv

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Sat 17 May

£130 adv

  • 10:00 – 13:00
…and 7 more dates until 8 Jun

Extreme Stunt Show

Motorbikes and BMXs compete for your attention with crashing monster trucks Lil Devil and Extreme in this stunt show.

Bovingdon Airfield, Chesham

Fri 18 Apr

£12 in advance; £14 on the gate (£6 in advance; £7 on the gate) / 01494 782508

Bovingdon Airfield, Chesham

Fri 18 Apr

£14 (£7)

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Buxton Speedway

Sun 11 May

£14; £12 adv (Children £7; Children £6 adv) / 01298 72271

  • 15:00 – 17:00

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Open Farm Sunday

Annual event where hundreds of farmers across the UK open their farm to the public for one Sunday. Discover what it means to be a farmer and see how British food is produced. Each farm hosts its own activities including tours, nature walks, tractor and trailer rides, mini farmers' markets and animal encounters.

Hazeldene Farm, Chesham

Sun 8 Jun

Phone for prices / 01494 783 501

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, Worcester

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 01885 488099

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sun 8 Jun

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Truckfest Scotland

Scotland's largest truck festival with plenty of entertainment for all the family.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Prices vary / 01775 768661

  • 08:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Prices vary / 01775 768661

  • 08:00 – 17:00

Aberdeen Inspired Easter Roller Rink

Re-live (or have a go at) the 70s by grabbing a pair of skates and hoping not to embarrass yourself.

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Sat 19 Apr

£2 / 01224 522984

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Dunfermline Bruce Festival

Dunfermline, home to the story of Robert the Bruce as well as the legendary king's grave, hosts a weekend of historical activities and re-enactments with a strong family feel.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 12 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Eggstraordinary Rock Climbing for Easter

School holiday rock climbing sessions including taster sessions, a day camp, family hours and more.

The Glasgow Climbing Centre

Thu 17 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Fri 18 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 19 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00
…and 34 more dates until 23 May

The Scottish Game Fair

This fair entertains all the family with a variety of displays including falconry and terrier racing in the main ring, clay pigeon shooting and gundog and fishing competitions on the banks of the River Tay.

Scone Palace, Perth

Fri 4 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sat 5 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sun 6 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00
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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

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

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

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

Aberdeen and North East CAMRA Beer Festival

The Campaign for Real Ales' most northerly festival offers discerning drinkers the opportunity to sample the finest ale that the UK has to offer. Dark stouts, porters and easy drinking milds will be on offer as well as barley wines, wheat beers and light pilsner style ales.

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Thu 29 May

£5 (discount for CAMRA members)

  • 16:00 – 00:00
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Easter at the Castle

A morning of activities in the gardens at Lauriston, including trails to explore and special crafts.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

£7 / 0131 529 3963

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Happy Ears

Music group for dads and male carers and their little ones, giving mum the chance for a quiet lie in. Ages 0–3.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£5 / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Thu 17 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Fri 18 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Sat 19 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr

Ascot Racecourse

Wed 16 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Thu 17 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Fri 18 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

…and 2 more dates until 20 Jul

Becketts Farm, Birmingham

Wed 9 Jul

£10

Thu 10 Jul

£10

Fri 11 Jul

£10

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jul

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Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 19 Apr

£14–£16 / 01475 723723

  • 07:30

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 3 May

£16 (£14) / 01491 575698

  • 14:30

Duston Mill Forty500 Festival

Music and ale festival with licensed bars, fun fair, food village and bungee crane. Music line-up includes John Coghlans Quo, Wille & The Bandits, Gidea Park, Soulweaver, Ma Browns Groove Box and Dead Frequency.

Duston Mill, Northampton

Sat 28 Jun

£16.50 (Family £45–£50; under 2s free) / 01604 930960

  • 12:00 – 23:00
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