Afternoon events, Kids, Activities

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Irn-Bru Carnival

From the traditional whirl of the waltzers and the crash of the dodgems to the brand new Voodoo Dancer and equally stomach-churning Matterhorn, Speed Buzz and Extreme. Plus of course there are gentler rides for wee ones such as the Teacups and the Carousel. Entry price is £13 with visitors receiving ten vouchers which can…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink including…

George Square, Glasgow

Mon 29 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Tue 30 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Wed 31 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Brat Kids Carnival

A colourful cabaret featuring mischief makers and circus acts. There's something for all the family in this production with everything from acrobatics to clowning and party tricks.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

£14

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 28 Dec

£14

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£14

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£14

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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 31 Jan 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 19 Apr 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Jun 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

…and 4 more dates until 14 Jun 2015

Queens of the Castle

Hear the stories of Marie de Guise was regent and her daughter (also Mary), who both left their mark on the Castle's history.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

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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 7 Jan 2015

£95 / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11-14. Please note: This course runs 7 Jan–1 Apr

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£95 / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 9 Jan–27 Mar.

£75 / 0131 629 0292

Ages 8–10. Please note: This course runs 9 Jan–27 Mar.

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£95 / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11-14. Please note: This course runs 7 Jan–1 Apr

…and 22 more dates until 1 Apr 2015

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Free, 19/2/15 / 01423 780688

Art Cart

Keep an eye open for the Art Cart where artists will help children notice particular aspects of the exhibitions and lead some fun activities.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 01382 909900

  • 13:00 – 15:00 Art Cart Dundee Contemporary Arts

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 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

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 10 Jan 2015

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Mon 12 Jan 2015

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
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Artsparks Fridays

Art club with sessions based on Jupiter artists. All the sessions will be creative, fun, messy and outdoors as much as possible. Ages 5–8.

Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£100 / 01506 889900

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£100 / 01506 889900

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£100 / 01506 889900

…and 7 more dates until 27 Mar 2015

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 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 15 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

The Big Outdoor Show

An activity weekend where outdoor enthusiasts and families can visit or camp. Featuring seminars with famous explorers, mountain bike displays, wakeboarding and evening fun.

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

Fri 22 May 2015

£9.50–£49.50 (Family £24.50; Family £125.50–£149.50; Children £0–£19.50; Seniors £7.50) / 0871 220 0260

Big Red Bath

  • Written by: Julia Jarman

Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 18 Apr 2015

Second Space

£7.50

Bonjour les Petits

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

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0141 423 2299

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Chicken Licken Puppet Making Workshop

Make your favourite character from the puppet show in this workshop. Materials are supplied.

Lanark Memorial Hall

Tue 14 Apr 2015

£5 / 01555 667999

Geocaching Taster Day

A digital treasure hunt using satellite based navigation systems to discover the clues hidden around the estate.

Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Free, plus admission £9.50, child £4.75, family £23.75, adv booking essential / 01765 608888

Hina Matsuri Japanese Spring Festival

Take part in this celebration of Japanese culture by checking out a spot of taiko drumming, trying your hand at origami, sampling some Asian sweets and testing out some Japanese fashion.

Kibble Palace, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 334 2422

Wellington Church, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Free / 0141 334 0454

Monkey Drama

Fun and developmental classes for little ones, based on the notion that enjoying drama and the creative arts is good for children's social and emotional well-being. Suitable for ages 2–5.

Juniper Green Parish Church Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Dec

£6 per session; block of five £27.50; block of ten £50

  • 15:30 Monkey Drama Juniper Green Parish Church Hall, Edinburgh

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

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

Ashcroft Theatre, London CR9

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£25–£28

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£18–£25

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£14.50–£28 (Children £10 under 16s) / 0116 242 3595

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£14.50–£28 (Children £10 under 16s) / 0116 242 3595

Mon 9 Feb 2015

£14.50–£28 (Children £10 under 16s) / 0116 242 3595

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Music through the Ages

A chance to meet the musicians who answered to King James V and see if you could work your way around a Renaissance Rackett.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

New Year Craft Activity

Drop-in craft activity using a variety of materials to make unique New Year themed crafts. Ages 7+.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 01256 478670

The Parent-Child Relationship Spa

A nourishing environment for parents/carers and children designed to enhance bonding and brain development. Each session includes free entry into the Enchanted Kingdom and sensory zones, taught sessions offering novel relational games to play with your child, short interactive piece of musical theatre and refreshments.

The London Art House, N1

Wed 31 Dec

£16 for one adult & one child; £22 for one adult & two children / 020 3227 3200

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£16 for one adult & one child; £22 for one adult & two children / 020 3227 3200

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£16 for one adult & one child; £22 for one adult & two children / 020 3227 3200

…and 37 more dates until 30 Sep 2015

Popdance Kids

Dance classes for ages 5–11, teaching kids how to get their groove on to pop music. Email or call to book a place.

Mini Mischiefs Indoor Play Centre, Market Harborough

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£3 / 07840 218902

  • 17:00 – 17:45 Popdance Kids Mini Mischiefs Indoor Play Centre, Market Harborough

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£3 / 07840 218902

  • 17:00 – 17:45 Popdance Kids Mini Mischiefs Indoor Play Centre, Market Harborough

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£3 / 07840 218902

  • 17:00 – 17:45 Popdance Kids Mini Mischiefs Indoor Play Centre, Market Harborough
…and 88 more dates until 22 Sep 2016

Portrait Detectives!

Do the National Galleries a favour by solving some age-old mysteries from Scottish history, the answers to which are contained within some of the fascinating portraits in the gallery. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 8 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200