Days out, Family friendly

927 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

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

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

Wed 16 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Thu 17 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Fri 18 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

…and 2 more dates until 20 Apr

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

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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.

Abbotts View Farm, Aston Abbotts

Sun 8 Jun

Times vary / Entrance fee applies / 447989 063595

Amelia Trust Farm, Barry

Sun 8 Jun

Times vary / Free / 01446 782030

Anglia Salads Ltd, Colchester

Sun 8 Jun

Times vary / Free / 01206 255001

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…and at 152 other places

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

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
…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr

Family Ceilidh and Disco Ceilidh

Two types of ceilidhs in one night so you can decide which one you like better.

Broomhill Church Hall, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

£5 (Children £2; under 5s free) / 0141 334 2540

  • 18:30 – 21:30

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
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Eggstraordinary Rock Climbing for Easter

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

The Glasgow Climbing Centre

Wed 16 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Thu 17 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Fri 18 Apr

Prices vary / 0141 427 9550

  • 11:00 – 20:00
…and 35 more dates until 23 May

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

Artie's Tartan Tales

The Singing Kettle 's Artie takes the spirit of the popular kids' show to his storytelling sessions – kids are encouraged to jump around and shout their way through the games, rhymes and songs.

Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate

Thu 17 Apr

£4 / 01506 630085

  • 14:00

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

Edinburgh parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run along the promenade at Cramond. Everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow (you're welcome to walk the route, bring your dog or push a buggy), so you can use it as a one-off fitness test, a chance to get some fresh air or come every week to try to beat your personal best time. It's friendly…

Cramond Promenade, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free

  • 09:30

Sat 26 Apr

Free

  • 09:30

Sat 3 May

Free

  • 09:30
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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.

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

Times & prices to be confirmed / 07778 117333

Sat 3 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 07778 117333

Sat 10 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 07778 117333

…and 3 more dates until 31 May

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

Wed 16 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Thu 17 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Fri 18 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

…and 3 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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Snorkelling

Come along and try Snorkelling at these fun Spring Holiday session at GC Pollok.

Pollok Library And Leisure Centre, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

£20.85, £19.50 with Glasgow Kidz Card or £13.85 Concession / 0141 952 0229

  • 09:30 – 10:30

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world and the greatest show on earth. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Ice, Ice Baby …

Bring your little ones for sensory science story sessions inspired by our Mammoths of the Ice Age exhibition. Ages 3 and under. Presented by the National Museum of Scotland. 3 and under

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Jack and Jill Market

An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids' (ages 0–9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain.

Dalkeith School's Community Campus

Sun 11 May

£1.50 (Children free) / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party And Easter Egg Hunt

Bring little ones along to party with Alice, the White Rabbit and Mad Hatter. Don't be late for a very important date.

Croxteth Hall And Country Park, Liverpool

Thu 17 Apr

Children £10 adv booking required / 07702 861640

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Fri 18 Apr

Children £10 adv booking required / 07702 861640

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Sat 19 Apr

Children £10 adv booking required / 07702 861640

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

Audio, Brighton

Mon 5 May

£15 / 01273 624343

Mon 26 May

£15–£30 / 01273 624343

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£12 / 0131 226 4224

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 4224

Gilt Bar & Lounge, London EC3R

Sat 26 Apr

£10

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Forth Bridges Festival

It's been 50 years since the iconic Forth Road Bridge was raised, with ten days of family-friendly events to mark the occasion, including tower top trips that take you 156 metres above the Firth of Forth, a boat flotilla, a Bridgestock concert, fireworks, a torchlight procession and more.

The Forth Bridge, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 3511

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 3511

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 3511

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

…and 7 more dates until 13 Sep

National Trust: Montacute House

Sat 26 Apr

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 31 May

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 28 Jun

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00
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