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Scotland's National Airshow

Over two hours of high-octane aerial displays ranging from historic warbirds to contemporary military jets. There are also family activities and displays to enjoy.

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Sat 26 Jul

£17–£20; under 5s free (£15.50–£18; Children £8.50–£10; Family £42.50–£50) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 23 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 24 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 38 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 22 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Wed 23 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

Thu 24 Jul

Times vary / Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Festival 2014.

…and 10 more dates until 3 Aug

Potted Sherlock

All 60 Sherlock stories in 70 elementary minutes. New show from creators of Potted Potter and Potted Panto, double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Bonaly Multi-Activity Days

Kids aged 8–14 can spend their holidays taking part in archery, climbing, assault courses and bushcraft.

Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Jul

£25 per day; £110 per week / 02082 371170

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Jul

£25 per day; £110 per week / 02082 371170

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

£25 per day; £110 per week / 02082 371170

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 13 Oct back to top

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

Mon 28 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

The Generator

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

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Wed 23 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 24 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 24 more dates until 17 Aug

Wildlife Explorers Club

Join the Wildlife Rangers as they ring birds of prey, visit Highland Cattle and their calves, explore the forest to check on the wood ants' nests and discover what's living in our rivers. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult. Outdoor clothing and footwear recommended.

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle

Thu 24 Jul

£3.50 / 01877 382383

Join the Rangers for a river-dipping session and make a river creature from clay to take home

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Sat 26 Jul

£3.50 / 01877 382383

Join the Rangers for a river-dipping session and make a river creature from clay to take home

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Thu 31 Jul

£3.50 / 01877 382383

Help make a huge work of Natural Art for everyone to see at The Lodge

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Compania Itinerania: El Laberint (The Labyrinth)

A network of doors, windows and corridors create a playfully intricate puzzle-packed maze to try and solve the conundrums, riddles, questions and puzzles that are posed by The Labyrinth.

Festival Central, Milton Keynes

Wed 23 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 27 Jul

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 7 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Buxton Opera House

Sat 13 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Sun 14 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 3 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Thu 4 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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Plant It

Watch a puppet show called Nettle Knickers after planting your own plant in a home made pot you can take home and look after.

Birling Gap And The Seven Sisters, Eastbourne

Thu 28 Aug

Children £3 adv booking essential / 01323 423197

  • 11:00 – 13:00
  • 14:00 – 16:00

Summer Rock Club

Tuition for wannabe guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists. Ages 10–16.

Academy of Music & Sound, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Wed 23 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Thu 24 Jul

£60 for one week (£54) / 0131 656 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00
…and 6 more dates until 1 Aug

Summer Wilderness Survival Skills

This summer let your kids learn how to fend for themselves in the great outdoors. Outdoor gear, wellies and weatherproofs recommended. Booking is essential.

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

£3.50 per adult + child / 0131 455 7367

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Tue 5 Aug

£3.50 per adult + child / 0131 455 7367

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Warren Elsmore: Brick City

Architectural landmarks recreated by Warren Elsmore in Lego form.

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Tue 22 Jul

£1.50 / 01768 868000

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Wed 23 Jul

£1.50 / 01768 868000

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Thu 24 Jul

£1.50 / 01768 868000

  • 10:30 – 16:30
…and 40 more dates until 2 Sep

The Victory Hall, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 01489 572 913

  • 10:00 – 12:15
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Yoruba Arts Festival

African festival of music, arts and culture with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Clissold Park, London N16

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The classic tale of young Alice and her magical wonderland adventures, brought to life with puppets and exciting characters.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Andy Day’s Live Summer Show

Interactive show featuring the star of Andy's Dinosaur Adventures and Andy's Wild Adventures, as he returns home and discovers all the things he loved as a child.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Sun 10 Aug

£5 / 0117 902 0344

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Art in the Courtyard

Creative workshops with local artists for children and families. Drop in for as long or as little as you like.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 225 3847

Storytelling with Marie-Louise Cochrane

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Assemble: An International Print Workshop

An exhibition with participatory aspects spanning two venues, with the chance for the whole family to get hands on with printing by designing a flag. Aritst Rachel Barron leads the proceedings. Note: aprons are provided, as the dye may stain clothes.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Tue 22 Jul

Free / 0141 433 2999

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0141 433 2999

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0141 433 2999

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 14 more dates until 9 Aug

WASPS Studios, Glasgow

Tue 22 Jul

Free / 0141 554 8299

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0141 554 8299

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0141 554 8299

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 09:00 – 19:00
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BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Tue 22 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 160 more dates until 31 Dec

Children's Storytime

A storytelling session.

Donald Hope Library, London SW19

Fri 25 Jul

Phone for prices / 020 8542 1975

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Royal West Of England Academy, Bristol

Sat 2 Aug

Phone for prices / 0117 973 5129

  • 11:30

Sat 13 Sep

Phone for prices / 0117 973 5129

  • 11:30

Family Bushcraft Experience

Get the family together to see if you could survive out in the wild. Create bows and arrows, learn how to light (and extinguish!) fires, plus there are fun campfire treats.

Tir Na Nog, Balfron Station

Sun 31 Aug

£45 per family / 07540 246081

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Family Storytime

Interactive storytelling sessions for families with children under 7 years.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 13 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

Little Red Riding Hood.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30 – 13:30

Sun 14 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

Little Red Riding Hood.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30 – 13:30

Fri 26 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

The Dragon Stoorworm.

  • 12:30 – 13:30
  • 15:30 – 16:30

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

The Dragon Stoorworm.

  • 10:30 – 11:30
…and 13 more dates until 2 Nov

Flavours Of The Foyle: Seafood Festival

Cookery demonstrations from guest celebrity chefs, plus lectures, crafts and samples.

Guildhall Square, Derry

Sat 26 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices

Sun 27 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices

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