Afternoon events, Kids, Activities

106 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

Brodick Castle & Country Park, Isle Of Arran

Sun 20 Apr

£2 / 0844 4932152

  • 12:00 – 15:30

Broughton House & Garden, Kirkcudbright

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 4932246

  • 12:00 – 16:30

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 4932246

  • 12:00 – 16:30

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 4932246

  • 12:00 – 16:30

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…and at 4 other places

The Singing Kettle: Fantastic Funfair

Thrills and spills as the Kettle gang take on the helter skelters and merry-go-rounds of the funfair! With old songs including 'Apples and Bananas' and 'My Aunt Came Back' as well as some brand new ditties, plus the all-important chance for kids to join the team onstage.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 10 May

£12 / 01475 723723

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sat 6 Sep

£12 / 01383 602302

Sun 7 Sep

£12 / 01383 602302

Corran Halls, Oban

Sat 31 May

£11.50 / 01631 567333

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…and at 4 other places

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

Breakfast with the Bunny

Easter games and an appearance from the bunny at breakfast. Booking is essential.

Hard Rock Café, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

£11.95 (Children £7.50) / 0131 260 3000

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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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Easter Sunday

The humble egg gets bowled, raced and decorated at this Easter fun day out.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Sun 20 Apr

£1 per child; accompanying adults free / 01294 551776

  • 12:30 – 15:30

My Model City

Enjoy the Historic Edinburgh from Above exhibition and then create a wee clay version yourself with landmarks included.

Museum of Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 529 4143

  • 14:30 – 16:30

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

Sat 19 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Sun 20 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Mon 21 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

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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Mother's Space

A friendly and supportive group for mothers – meet others and remember you are not alone.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30

Thu 8 May

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30

Thu 22 May

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30
…and 15 more dates until 18 Dec

Bug Explorers

Discover the fascinating world of invertebrates, in this bug hunt around Wigtown. Booking is essential.

RSPB Wigtown Bay Visitor Centre

Fri 1 Aug

£5 (Members £3) / 01988 402130

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Baby and Children's Market Nearly New and New Sale

Nearly new and gently used children's items for bargain prices.

Drake House, London SW19

Sun 11 May

£2 (Children free) / 07908 201189

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Children's Classic Concerts: Junk Trunk

Owen and Ollie's latest showstopper turns what seems like junk into musical instruments – from hosepipes into horns and dustbins into drums.

macrobert, Stirling

Sun 27 Apr

£10 (£6) / 01786 466666

  • 15:00

Early Years Drama: 5–8 year Old Workshop

Youngsters are introduced to drama through games, activities and creative play. Ages 5–8.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Fri 2 May

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 16:00 – 17:00
…and 34 more dates until 26 Dec

Easter Bunny Hunt

Search for the hidden bunnies that are planted around the park – there may well be chocolate treats involved.

Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 01236 422257

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Easter Egg Hunt

Wander the house and gardens finding the clues and – hopefully – the chocolate. Plus, kids in an Easter bonnet get in for free.

Haddon Hall, Bakewell

Sun 20 Apr

Included in admission (free for children in bonnets) / 01629 812855

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Minibeast – Monsterbeast

Discover giant insects and spiders from around the world; you may even get to handle them (a little). Followed by a tour of Holyrood Park in search of local creepy-crawlies. Warm waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended, and you're advised to pack a snack and a drink. Places are limited. Booking is essential.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sun 18 May

Free / 01506 842065

  • 13:00 – 15:00

The Object of Art is to Give Life Shape

Channel your inner Pollock and take inspiration from some of the iconic art pieces from the 1940s. Find out how the teaching at the famous Edinburgh College of Art has changed over the past 70 years, learn about popular artistic styles and techniques of the era and explore the limitations of available artistic materials…

Edinburgh College of Art

Sat 17 May

Free / 0131 221 6000

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Performance Painting

Ever fancied being a muse? Pop along to the City Art Centre and inspire artist Damian Callan in his quest to make his giant museum sketch even bigger! Watch the artwork grow in front of your eyes and ignore that itchy nose because you are the next model! Building up over the weekend, this is performance art on a grand…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 17 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Rhubarb Festival Weekend

Try as many of the 137 varieties of rhubarb on offer, plus play rhubarb-themed games, see a cookery demonstration or two, buy up some rhubarb to take home and take a guided walk.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 24 May

Included in admission / 01909 511092

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

Included in admission / 01909 511092

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Saturday Stars!

Creative activities for children and adults to meet the Creative Learning Team, make new friends and learn more about astronomy!

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 3 May

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Thu 19 Jun

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Spaces and Faces

Interactive tours of the exhibitions, workshops in creating funny comic characters and the chance to make some faces from wire. Suitable for under 12s.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

A Stirling Easter

Meet Pickles the Bear and Hamish the Highlander, learn how to be a Fool and try out some medieval sports.

Stirling Castle

Sun 20 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 668 8885

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Mon 21 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 668 8885

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Summer Holiday Weekend

Get the kids our of your hair for a couple of days with some fun activities for them to enjoy.

Haddon Hall, Bakewell

Sat 16 Aug

Included in admission / 01629 812855

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Included in admission / 01629 812855

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wild Weekend for Wee Ones

Discover John Muir’s love of all things wild and wonderful in this event for parents and children aged 6 and under. Get up close and personal with a variety of loveable creatures such as crabs, snakes, skunks, spiders, and more! There is a Nature Play area based on the different senses and a buggy-friendly nature trail.

Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum, Prestonpans

Sun 18 May

£2 suggested donation / 0131 653 2904

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Blossoming Spring

See everything come back to life after the winter, with spectacular displays and colours throughout the woodlands of the Queensberry Estate.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sun 20 Apr

Included in admission / 01848 331555

  • 13:00 – 14:30
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