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 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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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.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sat 25 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Kidding Around Play Party

A wild afternoon with dancing, painting, bubbles and loads of silliness.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Children £3; Family £5 / 0131 556 8765

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

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

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£35

Sun 26 Oct

£10–£35

Mon 27 Oct

£10–£35

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

Gala, Durham

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£25 (£18; £75) / 0191 332 4041

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£16–£25 / 01743 281281

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

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

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

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
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Edinburgh Santa Toddle & Parade

Join Santa and his reindeer on a festive parade with George Watsons Pipes & Drums. Kids are welcome to dress as elves, and infants or toddlers in buggies are welcome. All toddlers receive a medal,certificate and goody bag. Ages 6 and under.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

accompanying adults free (Children £5) / 0131 208 2500

LGBT Roller Disco

Family-friendly skating, songs and socialising, organised by LGBT Health & Wellbeing.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1104

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 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 13 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

…and 3 more dates until 22 Mar 2015

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 31 Oct

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 7 Nov

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 14 Nov

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

…and 6 more dates until 26 Dec

Fantastic Forces

A fun-packed show using rocket balloons, skateboards, buckets of water and a deadly dangerous bed of nails to about demonstrate Isaac Newton's laws on forces.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Mon 27 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

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Swords of the Righteous

Partially dramatised explanation of how and why Cromwell's army came to lay siege to Edinburgh Castle, and how it was successful.

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 27 Oct

included in admission price / 0131 225 9846

An Audience With Father Christmas

Visit Father Christmas and receive a special present, includes story telling and a mince pie for every child.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sat 6 Dec

£6 per child / 01663 762023

Sun 7 Dec

£6 per child / 01663 762023

Sat 13 Dec

£6 per child / 01663 762023

…and 3 more dates until 21 Dec

Early Years Drama Classes: Pre-School Workshop

Youngsters are introduced to drama through games, activities and creative play.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 7 Nov

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 14 Nov

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

…and 6 more dates until 26 Dec

Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

The capital's Christmas lights are switched on in unison, kicking off the official opening of all Edinburgh's Christmas attractions. Watch some dazzling fireworks and enjoy live music, with an estimated total 1,250 performers and Arlene Stuart from Forth Radio.

George Street, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Nov

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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

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Mac’s Munchkins

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

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

Tue 4 Nov

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

Tue 11 Nov

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

…and 4 more dates until 9 Dec

Mini Monsters and Silly Screams

Kids can enjoy a traditional Hallowe'en dooking for apples, guddling for doughnuts and carving pumpkins at this light-hearted party. There's also storytelling, craft activities, dancing and even a prize for the best costume.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston

Wed 29 Oct

£5–£6.50 / 01506 414957

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 29 Oct

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

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

Fri 31 Oct

£75 per term / 0131 629 0292

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

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

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

Wed 5 Nov

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

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

…and 11 more dates until 12 Dec

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 2 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Fright Fest: Jumping Jack-O'-Lanterns

Carve a lantern in the Timber Yard to scare the ghosts away.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sun 26 Oct

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Mon 27 Oct

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Tue 28 Oct

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

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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 30 Oct

£3 / 07840 218902

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

Thu 6 Nov

£3 / 07840 218902

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

Thu 13 Nov

£3 / 07840 218902

  • 17:00 – 17:45 Popdance Kids Mini Mischiefs Indoor Play Centre, Market Harborough
…and 97 more dates until 22 Sep 2016

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

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Mon 27 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

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

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 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 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£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 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£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 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
…and 5 more dates until 13 Dec

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.

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