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Scotland's National Airshow

Over two hours of high-octane aerial displays ranging from historic warbirds to contemporary military jets. There are also family activities and displays to enjoy.

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Sat 26 Jul

£17–£20; under 5s free (£15.50–£18; Children £8.50–£10; Family £42.50–£50) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00

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Meet the Gruffalo

Follow the Gruffalo's tracks into the deep dark wood … where there are activities and fun for kids!

National Trust: Wallington House And Grounds, Morpeth

Sun 24 Aug

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01670 773600

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01670 773600

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstones, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 554 7732

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 10:00 – 14:30

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

There's a whole summer of family-friendly activities at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sun 27 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Mon 28 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 34 more dates until 31 Aug

Fairytale Fun Day

Meet a variety of fairytale characters, plus music, pony rides and fancy dress.

Strode Art Gallery, Whitstable

Sun 27 Jul

£5 (Children £4)

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sat 26 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

Sun 27 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

Tue 29 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

…and 10 more dates until 10 Aug

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 20 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

Thu 21 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

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Boxsmall and Airpuddle

Taste, discover, bounce! A revolutionary, interactive play experience for children has bounced into Edinburgh! This magical giant airshell is a main feature at BOXSMALL, an innovative architecturally designed family market and street food destination at Festival Square this summer. The market aims to showcase the very…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

The Pokey Hat

An interactive musical show celebrating stories from Glasgow’s East End. Performed outside an ice cream van with cones handed out to the lucky audience.

Dunollie Castle, Oban

Wed 30 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01631 570550

  • 11:00

Glasgow Green

Sat 26 Jul

Free unticketed

  • 11:00

Mull Theatre, Isle of Mull

Thu 31 Jul

£6 (Children £4) / 01688 302828

Art in the Park

Art and craft activities, music, theatre and performances over two days in Jephson Gardens.

Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 07768 617081

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 07768 617081

  • 11:00 – 18:00

BBC: Family Fun at Potterrow

BBC Every weekend little festival fans take over the site – join us for free family activities with CBBC and CBeebies favourites. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Free Kids Activity Day

25th Anniversary of Euxton Park Golf Centre.

Euxton Park Golf Centre, Chorley

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01257 261 601

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Kids Classics: Live and Unplugged by the Rainbow Stripes

Rainbow Stripes Nottingham's favourite under-fives' music workshop duo make their Edinburgh debut. Acoustic guitar and bongos accompany the session making it the liveliest, rockingest, action packed, fun, dance and singalong session you'll attend. Come and join in our 10th anniversary celebrations at the Grassmarket…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Old Foundry Room

£2.50 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£2.50 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5 / 0131 556 5375

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 10 Aug

MODern History 2014

Free daytime event celebrating London's 1960s youth culture and the community of Waterloo's Lower Marsh area.

Lower Marsh, London SE1

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Shrek the Musical CANCELLED

American High School Theatre Festival Set in a mythical once upon a time land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared, retreats to an ugly swamp to exist in happy isolation. However, homeless fairy tale characters raid his sanctuary after being evicted by the…

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Main Theatre

£5 / 0131 447 7597

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Yoruba Arts Festival

African festival of music, arts and culture with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Clissold Park, London N16

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00
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Bees And Their Hives: Workshop

Local bee keeper Dick Berry explores the life of bees and help to repair some damaged hives where the bees live.

National Trust: Tyntesfield, Bristol

Tue 29 Jul

£3 adv booking essential, plus admission £13.90, child £7, family £34.95 / 0870 241 4500

  • 12:00 – 13:30

Family Extravaganza Day

Fun-filled sports themed days with sports, games, arts and crafts as well as activities specially for children under 5 years old.

Donald Dewar Leisure Centre, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 276 0774

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Glasgow Club Castlemilk

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0725

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Glasgow Club Drumoyne

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0141 276 5310

  • 10:00 – 15:00

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Jack and Jill Market

An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids' (ages 0–9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain.

Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Glasgow

Sat 16 Aug

£1.50 (Children free) / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Bells Sports Centre, Perth

Sat 16 Aug

£1.50 / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:30

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

£1.50 (Children free) / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

National Trust: Montacute House

Sat 26 Jul

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

  • 10:00 – 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

The Y, Leicester

Thu 23 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0116 255 7066

  • 11:30
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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Buxton Opera House

Sun 14 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 4 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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…and at 11 other places

Show Me: Chris And Pui

Sing songs, discover musical instruments and play games with BBC presenters Chris Jarvis and Pui.

The Camberley Theatre

Tue 28 Oct

£10–£40 / 01276 707600

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 31 Oct

£12 / 01242 572573

  • 11:00

The Harlequin, Redhill

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£12 / 01737 276 500

  • 11:00

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The Snow Dog

Full House Theatre / Escalator East to Edinburgh This fun and uplifting show is a poignant and playful exploration of love and loss for children and their families. Full House Theatre fuses music, song, dance and puppetry to create children’s theatre at its spellbinding best. The story follows a young girl’s journey…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 23 Aug

The Victory Hall, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 01489 572 913

  • 10:00 – 12:15

What Rhymes with Kangaroo?

Mel and Susie on Tour / Free Festival Aussie champion bush poetry duo Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary explore rhyme and metre using traditional Aussie bush poetry and their own comic and serious verse. They perform in solo and duo voice. Their poems are off by heart. Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary perform in schools…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug back to top