Afternoon events, Kids, Activities

104 events

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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 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

Fri 25 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 23 more dates until 17 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

£18–£35 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

£6–£157.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 9 Aug

£8–£12 / 07986 527947

Sun 10 Aug

£8–£12 / 07986 527947

…and 4 more dates until 25 Aug

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

£32–£37 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£32–£37 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£32–£37 / 07986 527947

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

Thu 24 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
…and 8 more dates until 3 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

Go Wild on National Play Day

Celebrate National Play Day at the Seven Lochs Wetland Park and let the kids go wild. There's nature focused activities including bug hunting, shelter building and nature art.

Bishop Loch Local Nature Reserve, Glasgow

Wed 6 Aug

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Mary Queen Of Scots

Scotland's most famous queen returns to tell her own tale of tragedy, treason, turmoil and martyrdom in this living history presentation.

Edinburgh Castle

Wed 23 Jul

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Thu 24 Jul

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Thu 7 Aug

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Aug

River Dipping

Everyone knows that fish live underwater, but what other kind of creatures live there with them? Come and splash around in the river and find out. Bring outdoor gear like waterproofs and wellies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

£3.50 / 0131 455 7367

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 7 Aug

£3.50 / 0131 455 7367

  • 14:00 – 15:30

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.

Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury

Tue 22 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 23 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 24 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jul

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Tue 29 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 30 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Hands on History

Get your mitts on some real and replica objects from history – and learn who would drink from a cup made from horn, or how often people in the olden days took baths.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

included in admission price / 0131 556 5100

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Tue 5 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 556 5100

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Tue 12 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 556 5100

  • 15:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Teddy Bear Expedition

Come along with your teddy bear, and build them a shelter in the woods. Hosted at Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate, our ranger will then build a fire to roast marshmallows on with a lovely cup of hot chocolate.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sun 7 Sep

£1 plus admission / 01848 331555

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Fri 1 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00
…and 16 more dates until 31 Aug

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Activity Day

Visit the 50 things station and discover all the kit needed to complete the latest set of challenges in the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾ campaign.

National Trust: Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth

Sat 2 Aug

Free, plus admission £9.70, child £4.80, family £14.50 & £24.20 / 01752 333500

  • 12:00 – 15:00

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Bring Up a Butterfly

Learn how to encourage butterflies into your garden, plus make your own butterfly house and take part in the national Big Butterfly Count.

National Trust: The Courts Garden, Trowbridge

Thu 31 Jul

Free, plus admission £6.55, child £3.25, family £16.35 / 01225 782340

  • 14:00 – 16:00

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Build a Den

Collect natural materials in the woodlands and use them to create a den that you can stand up in.

National Trust: The Vyne, Basingstoke

Fri 25 Jul

£2 donation, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01256 881337/883858

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Fri 15 Aug

£2 donation, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01256 881337/883858

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Fri 29 Aug

£2 donation, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01256 881337/883858

  • 12:00 – 13:00

National Trust: The Courts Garden, Trowbridge

Thu 28 Aug

Free, plus admission £6.55, child £3.25, family £16.35 / 01225 782340

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Find Your Way With a Map and Compass

Learn how to find your way around the parkland using a map and compass.

National Trust: The Courts Garden, Trowbridge

Tue 19 Aug

Free, plus admission £6.55, child £3.25, family £16.35 / 01225 782340

  • 14:00 – 16:00

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Make a Trail With Sticks

Lay a stick trail down using materials from the natural woodland playtrail or East Park.

National Trust: The Courts Garden, Trowbridge

Tue 5 Aug

Free, plus admission £6.55, child £3.25, family £16.35 / 01225 782340

  • 14:00 – 16:00

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Plant It, Grow It, Eat It!

Make a pot and plant a seed to take home and nurture.

National Trust: The Courts Garden, Trowbridge

Thu 21 Aug

Free, plus admission £6.55, child £3.25, family £16.35 / 01225 782340

  • 14:00 – 16:00

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Wild Wednesdays

Outdoor adventures with Rangers on hand to help tick off some of the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾.

National Trust: Penshaw Monument, Houghton Le Spring

Wed 30 Jul

Free, plus normal admission charges / 01947 885900

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free, plus normal admission charges / 01947 885900

  • 12:00 – 15:00

All Saints Camp

Activity camp where children aged 5–11 years can take part in games, sports, arts and crafts, dance and more.

All Saints Secondary School, Glasgow

Thu 24 Jul

£2 / 0141 582 0010

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Thu 31 Jul

£2 / 0141 582 0010

  • 12:00 – 15:00
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Animal Commonealth Games

With a selection of animals to choose from, you will re-enact that animal through a series of games

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sun 3 Aug

Normal admission / 01848 331555

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Animal Tracks and Signs at Farr

Sharpen all your senses and learn about tracking animals. How stealthy can you be? A fun, family friendly event.

Milton Wood Car Park, Inverness

Wed 13 Aug

£3 (£2; Familiy £8)

  • 14:00 – 16:00

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

Arthur's Amble

Learn all about the folk who lived and worked around Arthur's Seat on this gentle walk around Hunter's Bog and St. Margaret's Loch

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 13:00 – 14:30

Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts club for children aged 5–11. Design, make and keep lots of art work over the summer holidays.

Royston Library & Learning Centre, Glasgow

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0141 552 1657

  • 13:30 – 15:00
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