Afternoon events, Kids, Activities

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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.

Harefield Common, Uxbridge

Thu 11 Sep

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

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Fri 12 Sep

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

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Sat 13 Sep

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

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Sun 14 Sep

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

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 3 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

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Map Making

Make your own hand-drawn map of Scotland at this family drop-in workshop.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 13:30 – 15:30

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 1 Sep

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

  • 15:30

Mon 8 Sep

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

  • 15:30

Mon 15 Sep

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

  • 15:30
…and 15 more dates until 29 Dec

Social In The Square

A two day festival of creative activities, cookery demos and live music and dance. There's food and products to buy, all provided by Edinburgh's social enterprises.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Fri 29 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00
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50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Build a Den

Collect some of the fallen branches from the garden and build your very own secret hiding place.

National Trust: The Vyne, Basingstoke

Fri 29 Aug

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

  • 12:00 – 13:00

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Create Some Wild Art

Create a piece of wild art using natural materials found in the natural woodland playtrail or East Park.

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

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

Interactive activity involving creating and tasting a rainbow salad, finding out about kitchen gardens and planting your own mini allotment to take home and care for.

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

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
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Arms at the Ready!

Try the weapons and armour of the 16th century and have a go at making your own shield.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 7 Sep

Included in admission

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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

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 7 Sep

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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The Barbie™ and The Secret Door Singing Academy

If your little one's renditions of the 'Birthday Song' from Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses isn't what it might be, don't miss this chance to enrol her (or him) in this Barbie™ Singing Academy for kids aged 3–8, and witness how the power of Barbie™ can unlock your child's vocal potential.

Razzamataz Theatre School, Littlehampton

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01903 207923

Behind the Ropes Family Tours

Get up close to some of the Palace's ornate decor and furnishings under the guidance of an expert from the learning team. There's even a chance to peek behind a secret door! Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:00
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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

Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham

Sat 18 Oct

Free, plus admission charges / 01279 843333

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 01926 742700

  • 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 2 Sep

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Tue 16 Sep

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:00
…and 15 more dates until 30 Dec

Chess Masterclass

Get some pointers from the experts at Chess Scotland as part of the museum's The Games We Play exhibition.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 14:00 – 16:00

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
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Crazy Science

Who were the Lunar Men and how did they change the world? Come along to Soho House Museum and take part in hands-on activities and have a go at the new Children and Young People's Lunar Society Heritage Trail.

Soho House, Handsworth, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

£4 (£3; Children free) / 0121 554 9122

Part of British Science Festival.

Crowd Sourcing

Take inspiration from our exhibition Where do I end and you begin and create your own crowd scene using paper and collage.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 15 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 13:30 – 15:30

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 28 Aug

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 4 Sep

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 11 Sep

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10
…and 15 more dates until 25 Dec

DIY Sundays

Each week there's a different DIY box in the atrium space – keep an eye out for crocheting, finger knitting, weaving and jewellery making.

mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 01642 726720

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Dr Bunhead's Secret Science Lab

Hair-raising science experiments (okay, demonstrations) from TV's Dr Bunhead.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sat 20 Sep

£7.50 (£5) / 01224 642230

Part of TechFest.

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