Days out, Family friendly

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Edinburgh's Playday

Fun, family-friendly community event helping parents and kids to learn the benefits of playing together. There's a giant sand pit, a mud kitchen, yarn bombing, parachute games, special games for babies and much more for the whole family to enjoy. All children should be accompanied.

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 529 2103

  • 12:30 – 16:00

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

Wed 30 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 30 more dates until 31 Aug

BBC at the Quay

Live music, food and drink and a big screen show all of your favourite BBC shows for free. The high-punching programme includes sets from Texas, Simple Minds, Paloma Faith and Amy Macdonald, plus loads of BBC-centric activities for the whole family. Access is free, but some events are ticketed.

Glasgow Science Centre

Tue 29 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Wed 30 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Thu 31 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

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.

Glyne Gap Field, Bexhill-on-Sea

Tue 12 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 13 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 14 Aug

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 5 more dates until 19 Aug

Princes Park, Eastbourne

Tue 5 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 6 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 7 Aug

£10–£22 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 10 Aug

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Wed 30 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

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 back to top

Scotch Hoppers

An outdoor play area inspired by traditional street games that's designed to help little kids and big kids re-discovery what it's like to play in the city, in the summer.

Parnie Street, Glasgow

Wed 30 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Sheringham parkrun

Free, weekly, timed 5k run. You can run, jog or walk, bring a friend, bring a dog, push a buggy – whatever you fancy as you try to beat your personal best. It's essential to register online in advance.

Albert Park, Middlesbrough

Sat 2 Aug

Phone for prices

  • 09:00

Sat 9 Aug

Phone for prices

  • 09:00

Sat 16 Aug

Phone for prices

  • 09:00
…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

Alexandra Park, London N22

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 09:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free

  • 09:00

Sat 16 Aug

Free

  • 09:00
…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

Avery Hill Park, London SE9

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 09:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free

  • 09:00

Sat 16 Aug

Free

  • 09:00
…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

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BOOKMARK Blairgowrie Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

A new weekend book festival for Blairgowrie and Rattray with guest authors and a range of events including an interactive children's programme.

The Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie

Fri 10 Oct

prices vary

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Sat 11 Oct

prices vary

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Classic Car Show And Family Fun Day

In association with Box Motor Club, registered charity the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Classic Car and Family Fun Day on Sunday 3rd August 2014.

Ulverscroft Grange, Markfield

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Edinburgh Little League Junior Baseball

If you harbour visions of your kids pitching for the Red Sox one day, these weekly baseball matches and training sessions should help them hone their ball skills and give you a taste of classic Americana to boot (don't forget the hot dogs and potato chips). Ages 6–13.

Warriston Playing Fields, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 10 Aug

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 17 Aug

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 7 more dates until 5 Oct back to top

Explore Learning: Summer Workshops

A range of maths and English workshops for kids aged 5–14.

Explore Learning, Crawley

Tue 29 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 01293 853446

Wed 30 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 01293 853446

Thu 31 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 01293 853446

…and 29 more dates until 29 Aug

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.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Fri 15 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 16 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 17 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

South Park, Oxford

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 24 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Mon 25 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

There's a whole summer of family-friendly activities at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 30 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

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£6.95 / 07986 527947

Sun 3 Aug

£6.95 / 07986 527947

Sat 9 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

…and 6 more dates until 25 Aug

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Cheeki Monkey's Big Baby and Children’s Market

Pre-loved and handmade kids and baby market.

St Paul's Centre, Worthing

Sat 20 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 634 1875

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Stockport Masonic Guildhall

Sun 31 Aug

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sun 28 Sep

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sun 26 Oct

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 12 more dates until 29 Nov 2015 back to top

Fishkeeper Edinburgh's Birthday Weekend

Fishkeeper Edinburgh make their birthday fun for you, with face painting, balloons, goody bags and special offers.

Fishkeeper Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 554 5415

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 554 5415

  • 09:00 – 17:00

freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Edinburgh Family Ride

Take out the whole family on this nine-mile ride from Kirkliston Leisure Centre to Murrayfield Stadium.

Kirkliston Leisure Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£8 (Children £5; Family £19) / 0141 348 7998

  • 09:30 – 12:00

The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 31 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Fri 1 Aug

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 16 more dates until 17 Aug

Happy Ears

Live interactive music classes, for ages 0–3 and their parents, with lots of instruments and no pre-recorded music. Saturday classes are drop-in and there's no extra cost for twins or other siblings.

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£5 / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50

Sat 9 Aug

£5 / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50

Sat 16 Aug

£5 / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50
…and 14 more dates until 20 Dec

Ice Station Antarctica

Find out if you've got what it takes to hang out in freezing, blustery Antarctica at this hands-on exhibition.

Dundee Science Centre

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 60 more dates until 30 Sep back to top

Jase The Ace Magician

Come and join us on this magical afternoon and don't forget to say the magic words 'Za Boom'.

Newbridge Memorial Hall., Newport

Sat 16 Aug

£3 / 01495 243 252

  • 14:00

Mini French

Nurture your wee one's esprit with fun French lessons, focusing on songs and nursery rhymes to help them pick up the language. Ages 0–4.

Marchmont St Giles' Church, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

£40 for full course / 0131 447 4359

  • 10:00 – 10:40

PLAY with Tunnock’s Medals

Kids adventure activity inspired by the post-war movement.

Baltic Street, Glasgow

Tue 29 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

Wed 30 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

Thu 31 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Swords of the Righteous

Partially dramatised explanation of how and why Cromwell's army came to lay siege to Edinburgh Castle, and how it was successful.

Edinburgh Castle

Wed 30 Jul

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Tue 19 Aug

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Tue 26 Aug

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Tales Of Titanic Objects: Talk

Find out more about the facts and myths surrounding the sinking of the world famous ship with the venue's collection of replica handling objects.

Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0151 478 4499

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0151 478 4499

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0151 478 4499

  • 13:00 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 16 Nov back to top