Before 12pm, Kids, Nature

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50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Croft Castle, Leominster

Fri 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Fri 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

…and 118 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Fri 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

…and 41 more dates until 31 Dec

Fright Fest: Crow Wood Spooky Trail

Follow the spooky trail around Crow Wood – if you're brave enough – and see if you can spot anything scary.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Fri 31 Oct

Free, plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Sat 1 Nov

Free, plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

Sun 2 Nov

Free, plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

£7 for vehicle admission / 01663 762023

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

Fri 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

National Trust: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Fri 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

…and 59 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

Fri 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

…and 28 more dates until 30 Nov

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 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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: 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 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

…and 59 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

Fri 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

…and 59 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

Fri 31 Oct

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

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 31 Oct

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

Sat 1 Nov

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

Sun 2 Nov

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

…and 59 more dates until 31 Dec

Acorn Club

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

Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine

Sat 15 Nov

£6 / 01294 551776

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Acorn Club Eglinton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Irvine
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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

Fri 31 Oct

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

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

Deer Club

Discover more about deer by following the herd of Fallow Deer at Lyme. Don't forget to bring wellies!

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sat 15 Nov

Free (car parking £7) / 01663 762023

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Deer Club National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sat 22 Nov

Free (car parking £7) / 01663 762023

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Deer Club National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sat 29 Nov

Free (car parking £7) / 01663 762023

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Deer Club National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

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 Deer Me Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sun 2 Nov

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

  • 11:00 – 15:00 Deer Me Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Derwen Water Family Adventure Trail

Enjoy fresh air, wildlife and nature as you follow the lakeside trail.

National Trust: Borrowdale, Keswick

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01768 774649

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01768 774649

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01768 774649

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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.

Fright Fest: Terrfiying Tales In The Cage

Have knee knocking, spine chilling fun in the medieval cage, with tales told by a professional storyteller.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Fri 31 Oct

£2 per child; vehicle admission £7 / 01663 762023

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

Little Acorns

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

Forfar Loch Country Park

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01307 461118

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 01307 461118

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01307 461118

…and 8 more dates until 20 Mar 2015

Nature Detectives

Children can enjoy nature through games, crafts and exploration.

Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Stirling

Sat 22 Nov

Children £1.50 / 0844 493 2139

Bird feeders: discover the life of winter birds and make a bird feeder to take home. Ages 7–12.

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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 31 Oct

£4.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 7 Nov

£4.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 14 Nov

£4.50 / 0141 423 2299

…and 6 more dates until 26 Dec

October Half Term Family Fun

A week of repulsive plants and frightening food. Activities include planting seeds, carving pumpkins, designing spider cupcakes, climbing trees, crafts and storytelling.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Fri 31 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Sat 1 Nov

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Sun 2 Nov

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

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 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

Super Saturday: Animal Adventures

Go on an adventure to discover extinct animals from the past and get creative making finger puppets and masks.

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01274 737843

Part of Family Learning Festival.