Before 12pm, Kids, Nature

35 events

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Cairnie Mega Maze

See if you can find your way out of the giant maize maze and into the fun yard where go-karts, swings and a straw-bale fortress await. Also have fun fruit picking and enjoying the tea rooms. In celebration of the Ryder Cup, this year's theme is a golfer.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, by Cupar

Thu 2 Oct

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 27 more dates until 31 Oct

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Croft Castle, Leominster

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 29 more dates until 2 Nov

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 147 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 62 more dates until 31 Dec

Big Biology Day

Get involved with science in the natural world in these hands-on activities. You can learn about bacteria, search for bugs and find out how to be a scientist in your own back garden – assuming that you have a back garden.

Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie

Sun 12 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 956 6100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

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: Ham House & Garden, Richmond

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 020 8940 1950

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 020 8940 1950

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 020 8940 1950

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 29 more dates until 2 Nov

National Trust: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 15:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 15:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 15:00
…and 88 more dates until 31 Dec

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Catch a Falling Leaf

Try and catch leaves falling from trees in the garden and parkland.

National Trust: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 15:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 15:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 15:00
…and 57 more dates until 30 Nov back to top

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Climb a Tree

Follow the Ringwood Toll natural playtrail and climb up onto some of the trees along the route.

National Trust: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 88 more dates until 31 Dec

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: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 88 more dates until 31 Dec

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Find Your Way With a Map and Compass

Learn how to find your way around the parkland using a map and compass.

National Trust: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 88 more dates until 31 Dec

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Make a Grass Trumpet

Create an instrument using the material.

National Trust: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 27 more dates until 31 Oct

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Make a Trail With Sticks

Lay a stick trail down using materials from the natural woodland playtrail or East Park.

National Trust: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Thu 2 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 88 more dates until 31 Dec back to top

Acorn Club

Monthly nature club for ages 7–11. Applications accepted from 1 Aug. Booking is essential.

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Sat 18 Oct

£6 / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 15 Nov

£6 / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Autumn Bird House

Create a stylish abode for birds this winter by decorating a wooden bird house with found natural objects, paints and varnish. Ages 7+.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Oct

£5 / 0131 228 1155

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Birds of Prey Weekend

Beautiful, clawy birds of prey are set atop their perches, with two shows each day to show off their impressive flying skills (at 11am and 2pm).

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sat 4 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Creepy Crawlies

Creeping and crawling animals from the insect world are on display with plenty of handling sessions and crafts for youngsters.

Edinburgh Zoo

Sat 11 Oct

included in admission / 0131 334 9171

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Sun 12 Oct

included in admission / 0131 334 9171

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Mon 13 Oct

included in admission / 0131 334 9171

  • 09:00 – 16:00
…and 13 more dates until 26 Oct back to top

Deer Me

Learn about the deer that roam in the glen with quizzes, craft activities and trails. There is also an illustrated talk by Val Gall on Sunday at 2pm.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 1 Nov

£3.50 (£2.50; Family £7; Children free) / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 2 Nov

£3.50 (£2.50; Family £7; Children free) / 01350 727337

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Family Bushcraft Experience

Get the family together to see if you could survive out in the wild. Create bows and arrows, learn how to light (and extinguish!) fires, plus there are fun campfire treats.

Tir Na Nog, Balfron Station

Thu 16 Oct

£45 for one adult and one child: £15 per additional adult, £8 per additional child / 07540 246081

Suitable for ages 4–14.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Feed the Birds

Kids' crafts and learning activity, as they get to feed the birds, make a bird feeder and learn more about our feathered friends.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 27 Oct

£2.50 / 01234 767037

  • 10:00 – 10:45
  • 11:00 – 11:45

Fungi Frolic

Learn more about the unusual world of mushrooms. Wear sturdy footwear! Booking is essential.

World Buffet Restaurant Car Park, Glasgow

Sat 18 Oct

Free / 0141 577 4053

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Fungi Walk

Join the Ranger to learn about mushrooms, toadstools and the various other fungi.

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Sat 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:00 – 12:00
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Half Term Forest School

Drop in activities to keep wee explorers entertained throughout the school holidays. You can build a den, make a shelter, hunt for bugs and sit round the campfire.

Compton Verney, Warwick

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£15 (£7.20–£13.50; Family £16–£30; Children £3; under fives ) / 01926 645500

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 26 Oct

£8–£15 (£7.20–£13.50; Family £16–£30; Children £3; under fives ) / 01926 645500

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Half Term Fun at Pollok Country Park

Autumn crafts for young nature lovers to enjoy during the school hols.

Pollok Visitor Centre, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 19 Oct

Halloween Festival

Halloween themed activities for kids during the October break. There's a witches woodland trail with plenty of creepy crawlies along the way, spooky face painting and a chance to create your own wolf mask.

Wild Place Project, Bristol

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0117 980 7175

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Hedgehog Crafts and Quiz

Enjoy self-led hedgehog crafts in the castle and a quiz to discover more about these prickly creatures.

Castle Fraser, Inverurie

Sat 11 Oct

Included in admission / 0844 493 2164

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 12 Oct

Included in admission / 0844 493 2164

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 15 Oct

Included in admission / 0844 493 2164

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 24 Oct

Lantern Making Workshops and Parade

Create your own lantern at the workshop, which runs 10.30am–2pm, then take part in the lantern parade at 4.30pm, which wends through New Lanark and then back to the visitor centre. Refreshments provided.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Sun 9 Nov

£5 / 01555 665262

  • 10:30 – 15:00
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