Days out, Family friendly

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50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Aberdulais Tin Works And Waterfall, Neath

Sat 24 May

£4.80 (Children £2.40; £12) / 01639 636674

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

£4.80 (Children £2.40; £12) / 01639 636674

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 26 May

£4.80 (Children £2.40; £12) / 01639 636674

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Beningbrough Hall, Beningbrough, York

Sat 24 May

Free / 01904 472027

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 01904 472027

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 May

Free / 01904 472027

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 24 May

Free, plus admission charges

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Sun 25 May

Free, plus admission charges

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Mon 26 May

Free, plus admission charges

  • 11:00 – 14:00
…and 31 more dates until 31 Aug

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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 27 Apr

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 11 May

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 21 more dates until 5 Oct

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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Line Dancing

Learn the dances in a relaxed atmosphere.

Middleton Arena, Manchester

Tue 29 Apr

£4.50 / 0844 855 4020

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Montgomery Hall, Rotherham

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 01709 702575

  • 10:00 – 11:00

St Dominic's Catholic Club, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 28 Apr

Phone for prices / 0191 232 9315

  • 20:00 – 21:30

Let's Dance Festival

The third round of the festival features more fearless dance performances along with a number of workshops to get everyone moving and shaking (not just the professionals!). There's also special events for kids and school groups, pop-up performances, and a few film screenings for when your overworked feet need a wee rest.

macrobert, Stirling

Tue 22 Apr

Times & prices vary / 01786 466666

Wed 23 Apr

Times & prices vary / 01786 466666

Thu 24 Apr

Times & prices vary / 01786 466666

…and 58 more dates until 21 Jun back to top

Summer Performance Projects: Create a Play in Five Days

Work with actors, directors, writers, dancers and musicians to explore your creativity and create a play in just five days. A performance for family and friends takes place on the final day of the course at 3pm.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 30 Jun

£99 for full week (bursaries are available) / 0131 629 0292

For ages 8–10; final performance Fri at 3pm.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tue 1 Jul

£99 for full week (bursaries are available) / 0131 629 0292

For ages 8–10; final performance Fri at 3pm.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Wed 2 Jul

£99 for full week (bursaries are available) / 0131 629 0292

For ages 8–10; final performance Fri at 3pm.

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 11 Jul

Extreme Torque Show

An all day spectacular of adrenalin fuelled entertainment for the whole family. Featuring monster trucks, motorbikes, BMX and parkour.

Harewood House, Leeds

Sat 27 Sep

£15 / 0113 218 1000

Sun 28 Sep

£15 / 0113 218 1000

The Hop Farm Country Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge

Sat 16 Aug

£15 / 01622 872068

Sun 17 Aug

£15 / 01622 872068

Nissan Sports and Leisure Centre, Sunderland

Sun 25 May

£15 / 0191 415 2354

Mon 26 May

£15 / 0191 415 2354

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Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

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

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

Lillie Road Recreation Ground, London SW6

Wed 4 Jun

£10–£35 (£7–£30) / 020 3375 3970

  • 17:00
  • 20:00

Thu 5 Jun

£10–£35 (£7–£30) / 020 3375 3970

  • 17:00
  • 20:00

Fri 6 Jun

£10–£35 (£7–£30) / 020 3375 3970

  • 17:00
  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 8 Jun

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Broom House Farm, Durham

Thu 15 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0191 371 9697

National Trust: Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, Worcester

Sat 3 May

£3.50 plus admission £6.15, child £3.05, family £15.45 (Children £1.75 plus admission £6.15, child £3.05, family £15.45; £8.75 plus admission £6.15… / 01885 488099

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sat 7 Jun

£3.50 plus admission £6.15, child £3.05, family £15.45 (Children £1.75 plus admission £6.15, child £3.05, family £15.45; £8.75 plus admission £6.15… / 01885 488099

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sat 5 Jul

£3.50 plus admission £6.15, child £3.05, family £15.45 (Children £1.75 plus admission £6.15, child £3.05, family £15.45; £8.75 plus admission £6.15… / 01885 488099

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 5 more dates until 6 Dec

Penshurst Place and Gardens, Tonbridge

Sat 3 May

Phone for prices / 01892 870307

  • 09:30 – 12:00

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A Squash And A Squeeze: Sharing Stories With Julia Donaldson

Interactive installations and drawings providing an insight into how the former Children's Laureate wrote modern classics such as The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Troll.

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

Wed 23 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00

Thu 24 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00

Fri 25 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00
…and 37 more dates until 1 Jun back to top

Baby Moves

Help your baby's physical, communication and language development.

National Football Museum, Manchester

Thu 1 May

Children £2 / 0161 870 9275

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Mon 5 May

Children £2 / 0161 870 9275

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Mon 19 May

Children £2 / 0161 870 9275

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Thu 29 May

Children £2 / 0161 870 9275

  • 10:30 – 14:30

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

Dressed to Kill

If you thought fashion was fierce you ain’t seen nothing yet! Dressed to Kill takes you and your family on a fascinating, flamboyant and fearsome journey through the last 4000 years of fashion to discover the lethal truth behind some of our best known costumes. Little warriors can have a go at handling armour from ancient…

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Glasgow Loves Hogmanay

A programme of family activities for the daytime and early evening of Hogmanay, including traditional music, children’s activities and Scottish food and drink.

George Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

MV Augusta Day

Motorcycle displays and test rides.

Squires Cafe Bar, Leeds

Sat 3 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01977 684618

Sun 4 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01977 684618

Mon 5 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01977 684618

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Nairn Book and Arts Festival

A range of musical, literary and artistic events with a fringe drawing on the talents of the local creative community. New last year was the introduction of a Twitter fiction competition and an artisan food fair.

Various venues: Nairn

Tue 2 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01667 453476

Wed 3 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01667 453476

Thu 4 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01667 453476

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Strathclyde parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run in Strathclyde Country Park. 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 and…

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 01698 402060

  • 09:30

Sat 3 May

Free / 01698 402060

  • 09:30

Sat 10 May

Free / 01698 402060

  • 09:30
…and 4 more dates until 7 Jun

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Biggar Little Festival

The name is something of a red herring as this small Lanarkshire festival is really punching above its weight with a programme of around 70 varied arts events put on by different community groups and local businesses, plus a couple of big name touring artists booked by the festival committee. Covering comedy, theatre…

Various Venues, Biggar

Thu 16 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01899 220980

Fri 17 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01899 220980

Sat 18 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01899 220980

…and 8 more dates until 26 Oct

Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, in the heart of Melrose, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class writers and personalities and also hosts the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction awards, as well as a children's programme. This year's fest sees former Prime Minister Gordon…

Harmony Garden, Melrose

Thu 12 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 357 1060

Fri 13 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 357 1060

Sat 14 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 357 1060

Sun 15 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 357 1060

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Cheeki Monkey's Big Baby and Children’s Market

Pre-loved and handmade kids and baby market.

Stockport Masonic Guildhall

Sun 4 May

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sun 29 Jun

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sun 27 Jul

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

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

Culross Festival

The Culross Festival has been bringing top UK and Scottish acts to the picturesque setting of Culross for over 20 years. The open-air lawn of Abbey House and the presence of catering facilities lend themselves to a late summer picnic, and previous festivals have included Eddi Reader, Ruby Turner and Capercaillie.

Abbey House, Culross

Fri 15 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01592 111101

Sat 16 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01592 111101

Sun 17 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01592 111101

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

Gower Chilli Festival and Cookoff

A chilli festival for the whole family, with music, activities, markets and – but of course – a whole lot of chilli to taste.

South Gower Sports Club, Swansea

Fri 18 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 18:00

Sat 19 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Mini Movers

Movement to music for parents and toddlers.

The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01524 849959

  • 10:30 – 11:15
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