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 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

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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Roller Disco

RollerStop bring the retro with a fun couple of roller skating sessions: session one for families/beginners and session two for ages 12+. Email for a family ticket.

The Arc, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 331 8633

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley

Sun 5 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 889 4000

  • 12:00 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 15:30

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sun 12 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

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.

People's Park, Jersey

Wed 24 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 25 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Fri 26 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

Stratford Racecourse, Stratford-upon-Avon

Wed 17 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 18 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Fri 19 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

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

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 21 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Farnham Maltings Christmas Fair

An annual Christmas event with over 150 stalls selling a wide range of Christmas gifts for adults and children, contemporary crafts and accessories including jewellery and textiles.

Farnham Maltings

Tue 9 Dec

£1 / 01252 745444

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Wed 10 Dec

£1 / 01252 745444

  • 12:00 – 21:00
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Hallowe'en Fun

Dress up and get ready for some scary stories, craft workshop and a ghost trail.

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0300 123 6789

  • 17:00 – 19:00

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

Arainn Fhinn, Portree

Sat 20 Sep

£12 / 01478 613649

Assembly Rooms, Wick

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01955 602584

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Stargazers

A show in the planetarium exploring the night sky. Learn how to find your way around the sky using the stars, spot seasonal constellations and identify other naked-eye objects. Best for under 7s.

Glasgow Science Centre

Wed 17 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 15:00

Thu 18 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 15:00

Fri 19 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 15:00
…and 19 more dates until 8 Oct

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 17 Sep

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

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

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Fri 19 Sep

£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 24 Sep

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

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

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 23 more dates until 12 Dec

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
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Animal Detectives

Learn how to be an animal detective and use your skills to track animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and warm/waterproof clothing are essential. Ages 7+. Booking is essential.

RSPB Loch of Strathbeg, Fraserburgh

Sat 27 Sep

£3 per child (Members free) / 01346 532017

  • 15:00 – 17:00

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

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

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

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 20 Sep

£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 27 Sep

£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 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
…and 9 more dates until 13 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

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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

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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Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave

This unique concept brings together globally renowned DJs (Tom Middleton, DJ Food, Hatcha and more), fun craft and play activities for children, and a multi sensory dancefloor experience.

Wood Wharf, London E14

Sat 20 Sep

£8 (Children £4)

Bonjour les Petits

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

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Tue 30 Sep

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00
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Children's Event: Cook School

Kids can try their hands at some fun Commonwealth recipes at this cookery session.

The Sunart Centre/Arainn Shuaineirt, Acharacle

Sat 27 Sep

Entry with Children's Day Ticket / 01967 402235

  • 13:00 – 14:30
  • 15:30 – 17:00

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

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 18 Sep

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 25 Sep

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 2 Oct

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10
…and 12 more dates until 25 Dec back to top