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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 6 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 13 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 20 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

…and 5 more dates until 25 Dec

Mini French Music

Sing, play and story sessions with toys and games to teach French to wee ones aged 0–4..

Marchmont St Giles' Church, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 12 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 19 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

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 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

Thu 20 Nov

£3 / 07840 218902

  • 17:00 – 17:45 Popdance Kids Mini Mischiefs Indoor Play Centre, Market Harborough
…and 96 more dates until 22 Sep 2016

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 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 28 Dec

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, London W10

Sat 8 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 13 Dec

£9.94 / 07986 527947

DCA Treasure Hunt

After watching Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, see if you can crack the mysterious, mind-boggling treasure hunt the Discovery Young Ambassadors have planned out. For ages 8+ with an adult (12+ without).

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Discovery Film Festival.

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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

Junior Rangers

Outdoor fun for Saturdays with conservation and environmental tasks.

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock

Sat 1 Nov

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

Sat 8 Nov

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

Sat 15 Nov

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

…and 5 more dates until 20 Dec

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 9 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

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.

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.

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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

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

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 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

Sat 15 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 4 more dates until 13 Dec

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

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 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Bonfire & Burgers, Fireworks & Fun

Big family fun night out with plenty of entertainment and warming food. Junior fireworks at 6pm, bonfire at 7pm and main fireworks at 7.45pm.

The Big Sheep, Bideford

Wed 5 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01237 472366

Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair, bonfire and firework display. Fireworks begin at 8.30pm.

Ragley Hall, Alcester

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (under 5s free) / 01789 762090

Bonjour les Petits

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

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0141 423 2299

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0141 423 2299

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 0141 423 2299

…and 6 more dates until 30 Dec

Children's Event: Cook School

Kids can try their hands at cooking and baking and take home everything they make, including recipes. Suitable for ages P1–S6.

The Sunart Centre/Arainn Shuaineirt, Acharacle

Sat 22 Nov

£15 per session / 01967 402235

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Christmas Craft Activity

Drop-in craft activity using a whole host of materials to make unique Christmas gifts for friends and family. Ages 7+.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 01256 478670

Cranes and Canals

Create a multi-media city landscape by recycling wood, leaves, craft paper, straw and other found materials.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 287 0500

Create

Drop in arts and crafts including mosaic, sculpture and textiles for ages 7–14.

WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 458 3267

  • 14:15 – 16:00 Create WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 458 3267

  • 14:15 – 16:00 Create WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0131 458 3267

  • 14:15 – 16:00 Create WHALE Arts, Edinburgh
…and 4 more dates until 12 Dec

Design Your Own Book Cover

How do you like a book cover? Scary, funny, sad? Get creative to make up your very own favourite book cover, plus get a book to put your cover on and take home. Ages 5–12.

Dalkeith Library

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 663 2083

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Dragons in Your Garden

A workshop from FrogLife designed to show you how to encourage wildlife into your garden. There will be the opportunity to find out about the benefits of wildlife and how to manage it, with a special emphasis on reptiles, amphibians and ponds.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free Booking required / 07972 593603

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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