Days out, Family friendly

744 events

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Pollok Family Day and Highland Cattle Show

A chance for the whole family to enjoy entertainment and activities to get closer to nature.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 & Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Circus Vegas

Europe's largest American all-human touring circus.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

Sat 23 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

Sun 24 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug

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 25 Aug

£8.94 / 07986 527947

DNA, London SW11

Sat 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 24 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Trinity Park, Ipswich

Sat 30 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01473 707121

Sun 31 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01473 707121

Stranraer RNLI Park Fest

Stranraer Inshore Lifeboats adopt their land legs for a fundraising music festival featuring a range of local and familiar artists as well as craft stalls, fun fair rides and The Marine Lake with its pirate ship.

Agnew Park, Stranraer

Fri 22 Aug

Prices vary / 01387 253862

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Sat 23 Aug

Prices vary / 01387 253862

  • 12:00 – 23:30
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Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 3 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
  • 19:30

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
  • 19:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Southsea Common

Sat 23 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Sun 24 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30
  • 15:30

Mon 25 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30
  • 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug

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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

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

South Park, Oxford

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18)

Sun 24 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18)

Mon 25 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18)

Strathaven Balloon Festival

An international hot air ballooning extravaganza, combining the stunning sight of hot air balloons launching and flying with a fun fair, stalls, classic vehicles and other evening events.

John Hastie Park, Strathaven

Fri 22 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 Aug

Times & prices vary

Boxsmall and Airpuddle

Taste, discover, bounce! A revolutionary, interactive play experience for children has bounced into Edinburgh! This magical giant airshell is a main feature at BOXSMALL, an innovative architecturally designed family market and street food destination at Festival Square this summer. The market aims to showcase the very…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition

Model railway show with working layouts, displays, societies, traders and a buffet.

Pollokshaws Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £2; Family £11) / 0141 632 5811

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £2; Family £11) / 0141 632 5811

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Saturday Art Club

Art activities run by a different educator each week relating to the displays, with drawing, collage, sculpture-making and games. Parents can get stuck in too. Ages 3–12.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 10:30 – 12:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 Sep

Arts & Crafts For All Ages

Visit the Fair Trade on the Fringe marquee and enjoy some hands on arts and crafts activities for ages 3–103. Decorate something fabulous with decopatch tissue papers and jewels and remember to say hi to Gerald, the large blue and green giraffe that guards the tent.

The Meadows, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Prices vary / 07718 267728

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sun 24 Aug

Prices vary / 07718 267728

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Children’s Food Festival

Traders and producers with an interest in children’s health and diet come together for this brand new festival, which kicks off in Scotland's Year of Food and Drink.

Various venues: North Highlands, Caithness

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01955 609806

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 01955 609806

Circus for Success

Albert & Friends Instant Circus – inspiring young people through circus for over 30 years. Learning circus develops life skills by building confidence, teamwork, balance and hand-eye coordination in a fun-filled, safe, non-formal learning environment. A&FIC believes that participating in the intelligent physical…

Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Barn

£45 / 02082 371170

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Barn

£45 / 02082 371170

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Contemporary Childhood Conference

In advance of the Independence Referendum, this conference looks at the implications the ultimate decision will have for Scottish children.

University of Strathclyde: Graham Hills Building, Glasgow

Fri 5 Sep

Times to be confirmed / £150 (Students £80) / 0141 444 8421

Sat 6 Sep

Times to be confirmed / £150 (Students £80) / 0141 444 8421

Dundee Flower and Food Festival

A delicious staple in the Dundee calendar, with food and drink tastings, chef demonstrations, live music and competitions including the World Jampionships. Once they've had enough to eat, shows and face-painting are on hand to entertain the kids. Special guests announced nearer the time, but last year there were…

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Fri 5 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sat 6 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sun 7 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

Fri 26 Sep

£8; £5 adv

  • 09:30 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 17:30

Sat 27 Sep

£8; £5 adv

  • 09:30 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 17:30

The Games We Play

An exhibition looking at the culture of game playing across centuries and countries.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 13 more dates until 7 Sep

The Imagineering Show

A new feature of the Coventry Festival of Motoring, highlighting the work of creative engineers and designers.

Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0870 7300 960

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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National Trust: Montacute House

Sat 27 Sep

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

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 25 Oct

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

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sun 26 Oct

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

  • 10:00 – 14:00
…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Sunflowerfest

A weekend family festival of music, arts and entertainment. There's performances in the Enchanted Glade, dance workshops, a Kidz Zone, contemporary therapies, an arena of ideas and live music of all genres with classical artists and death metal bands sharing the bill.

Tubby's Farm, Hillsborough

Sat 23 Aug

£22.50–£74.95

  • 09:00

Sun 24 Aug

£22.50–£74.95

  • 09:00

Mon 25 Aug

£22.50–£74.95

  • 09:00

Bonjour les Petits

Little ones can learn French in a fun and interesting way. Ages 2–5.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00
…and 16 more dates until 30 Dec

The Creative Crafts Show

Demonstrations and workshops.

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

Thu 4 Sep

Phone for prices / 01372 464348

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 6 Sep

Phone for prices / 01372 464348

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Earls Barton Car Boot

Grab a bargain and find some hidden gems at this car boot sale.

Whites Nurseries, Northampton

Sun 31 Aug

£0.50 / 01604 812 173

  • 07:00 – 13:00

Sun 14 Sep

£0.50 / 01604 812 173

  • 07:00 – 13:00
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