Before 12pm, Kids, Nature

18 events

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The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival

Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music to boot.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 69 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 6 more dates until 31 Dec

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: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 10 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 10 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

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

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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

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 10 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

…and 10 more dates until 31 Dec

The Carpet Forest

Art installation for kids.

The Cube, Malvern

Sun 21 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

…and 4 more dates until 30 Dec

Christmas Tree Festival

Daisychain Benevolent Fund’s Christmas tree bonanza sees over 70 Christmas trees decked out with more tinsel, lights and baubles than you can shake a pine-scented stick at. The event is free, though donations to Teenage Cancer Trust, local children’s hospital wards and Worcester Cathedral are welcomed.

Worcester Cathedral

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 01905 732900

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01905 732900

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01905 732900

…and 15 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Family Bushcraft Experience

Get the family together to see if you could survive out in the wild. Create bows and arrows, learn how to build a cool den, plus there are fun campfire treats.

Green Aspirations Scotland CIC, Balfron Station

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£45 adult & child; £53 adult & two children; £72 two adults & child; £80 two adults & two children; £88 two adults & three children / 07540 246081

We are teaching the bushcraft knife technique which is very safe if instructions are followed but we also have potato peelers for younger children.

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Get Your Hands Dirty: Merkland Nature Park

Pop on your wellies and get ready to get messy with some conservation work. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet in the car park.

Merkland Nature Park Car Park, Kirkintilloch

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free

Little Acorns

Environmental fun in the great outdoors for pre-school children and their parents/carers.

Forfar Loch Country Park

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 01307 461118

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Free / 01307 461118

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Free / 01307 461118

…and 4 more dates until 20 Mar 2015

Nature Detectives Music and Rhythm

Music and percussion workshops with Ross and his Nature Detectives. Ages up to 18 months.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Fri 26 Dec

£4.50 / 0141 423 2299

Really Wild Fest

Fun activities for the whole family, including dolphin watching (from the shore), guided walks, music and food. Children must be accompanied.

WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre, Fochabers

Mon 4 May 2015

Free / 01343 820339

Squirrel Club

Saturday morning wildlife activities with friends.

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock

Sat 20 Dec

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

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

Winter Solstice Family Fun Day

Learn how the dark winter days affect wildlife at this family day out. Featuring children's activities, quizzes and nature trail.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01350 727337

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01350 727337

Winter Wildlife Festival

Create a creature from clay and find a home for it, then find out how animals adapt to life in the winter.

The Lodge Visitor Centre, Stirling

Sat 20 Dec

Donations welcome / 01877 382258

Sun 21 Dec

Donations welcome / 01877 382258

Young Naturalists Club: Health Walk with Added Bio

Young ones can get healthy and learn about nature on this 4k wander round the reservoir. Healthy snacks recommended! Meet at the cabin car park.

Crombie Country Park, Monikie

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01241 860360

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 01241 860360

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 01241 860360

…and 5 more dates until 28 Mar 2015