Afternoon events, Kids, Activities

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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.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Apple Day

A celebration of the humble apple, with tastings, demonstrations and a variety of activities.

The Ballance House, Crumlin

Sat 18 Oct

£2 / 028 9264 8492

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, Birmingham

Sat 4 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £1) / 0121 749 4100

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £1) / 0121 749 4100

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Strange Town Youth Theatre

Weekly drama classes for kids to have fun with drama games, learn new skills and make some buddies. All the plays are written by young people for young people.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 3 Sep–10 Dec 2014.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Fri 3 Oct

£75 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

  • 15:30 – 17:30

Wed 8 Oct

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 3 Sep–10 Dec 2014.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 19 more dates until 12 Dec

ARTScool

Keep kids creative over the October break with this three-day course exploring the cultural and seasonal traditions of Diwali, the Festival of Light, and Harvest Time. Participants develop a new artwork in the grounds of the Art Park with a festive celebration for friends and family to view the final piece on the final…

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Tue 14 Oct

ARTPARK Pavilion

£65 includes all materials and equipment / 0141 353 4776

Ages 9–12

Wed 15 Oct

ARTPARK Pavilion

£65 includes all materials and equipment / 0141 353 4776

Ages 9–12

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.

Addington Park, Croydon

Wed 1 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 2 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Danson Park, Bexleyheath

Tue 7 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 8 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 9 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

Ealing Common, London W5

Wed 22 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct back to top

Dance with Babies

Have fun with your newborn and meet new people at this dancing workshop for parents and babies. Learn the basic steps of salsa, cha-cha, boogie, belly, bachata, classical ballet and swing dance styles. No dance experience is necessary. Bring any baby carrier/sling and a bottle of water.

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 9 Oct

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 16 Oct

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10
…and 10 more dates until 25 Dec

Mac’s Munchkins

Farm-themed story telling, crafts, play group and songs. E-I-E-I-O.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Oct

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

  • 15:00

Tue 14 Oct

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

  • 15:00

Tue 21 Oct

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

  • 15:00
…and 5 more dates until 25 Nov

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.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Assembly Rooms, Wick

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01955 602584

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 13 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 14 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

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Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

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 3 Oct

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Fri 10 Oct

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Fri 17 Oct

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 16:00 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 26 Dec back to top

Hip Hop Tots

Classes exploring the rhythm, movement and creativity involved in hip hop dancing for kids aged 3–5.

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Mon 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Mon 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Mon 27 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Trebuchets and Trickery

Despite the fact that good ol' Edinburgh Castle was considered impregnable in the 1300s, that wily Sir Thomas Randolph managed to take control – and he didn't even have any fancy machinery. Meet the sly fox himself and find out more.

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 9 Oct

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 12:15
  • 14:00
  • 15:00

Alien Adventures

Hear some fascinating tales of astronomical adventures, then there's the chance to create an alien of your own to take away.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 15:30

ARThouse

A 12-week course in hands-on art-making covering drawing and painting; printmaking; model making and sculpture; fashion and textiles; and jewellery design. Ages 9–12. Booking is essential.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£85 includes all materials and end of term show / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 20 Sep–13 Dec

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£85 includes all materials and end of term show / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 20 Sep–13 Dec

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Sat 25 Oct

£85 includes all materials and end of term show / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 20 Sep–13 Dec

  • 13:00 – 14:30
…and 7 more dates until 13 Dec back to top

Autumn Outdoor Art

Join the ranger at the big grey rock to indulge in some autumn art, stories and fun.

Glasgow Necropolis

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0141 552 3145

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Back to Basics

Explore the nature and wildlife of the country park. Booking is essential.

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01563 554734

A look at hibernation and the animals that participate.

  • 13:00

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 19 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

The Big Draw

Art workshops encouraging people to be creative and develop their drawing skills.

Castell Henllys, Crymych

Mon 27 Oct

£2 / 01239 891319

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Fulham Palace, London SW6

Sat 4 Oct

£5 adv booking essential / 020 7736 8140

  • 14:00

Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham

Sat 18 Oct

Free, plus admission charges / 01279 843333

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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Bonjour les Petits

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

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00
…and 10 more dates until 30 Dec back to top

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. 'And' they have to keep it clean. Ages 6+ 'A highlight for children… giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy… with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.' – The Guardian

Theatre Royal, Bath

Mon 27 Oct

£7.50 (Children £6.50; £6.50) / 01225 448844

  • 15:00

Craft Activities

Craft activities to join in. Booking is essential.

Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery, Kilmarnock

Tue 14 Oct

£1 / 01563 554902

Spooky goings on with the chance to make wizards’ lanterns and ghost decorations.

  • 14:15

Thu 16 Oct

£1 / 01563 554902

Spooky goings on with the chance to make wizards’ lanterns and ghost decorations.

  • 14:15

Crafty Capers

Family fun with nature where you can create a masterpiece.

Patterton Train Station Car Park, Newton Mearns

Fri 17 Oct

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Create

Drop in arts and crafts including mosaic, sculpture and textiles for ages 7–14.

WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0131 458 3267

  • 14:15 – 16:00

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0131 458 3267

  • 14:15 – 16:00

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 458 3267

  • 14:15 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Dec

Dens and Campfire Cooking

Build an outdoor den and learn the best way to toast a marshmallow.

Springfield Mill, Edzell

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 01875 821716

Part of Midlothian Science Festival.

  • 13:00 – 16:00
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