Afternoon events, Workshops

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Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring live bands, fairground rides, street theatre, a radio roadshow and arts and sports activities.

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Sun 20 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Ice, Ice Baby …

Bring your little ones for sensory science story sessions inspired by our Mammoths of the Ice Age exhibition. Ages 3 and under. Presented by the National Museum of Scotland. 3 and under

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Easter Bonnet Making: Workshop

Using the brightest card and materials to make a very bright Easter bonnet to see in the Easter weekend.

National Trust: Speke Hall, Liverpool

Thu 17 Apr

Free, plus admission £9.09,child £4.54, family £22.72 / 0151 427 7231

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Fri 18 Apr

Free, plus admission £9.09,child £4.54, family £22.72 / 0151 427 7231

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Scotland's Time Lords

200 years ago, Scottish geologist James Hutton suggested the Earth was very, very old. 4,600 million years old in fact! But how big a calculator would you need for all those numbers? Help us find out as we build an earth clock, marking events from dinosaurs’ extinction, to human evolution, right up to the present day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff

Wed 23 Apr

Phone for prices

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Wed 30 Apr

Phone for prices

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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Early Years Drama Classes: Pre-School Workshop

Youngsters are introduced to drama through games, activities and creative play.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Fri 25 Apr

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Fri 2 May

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30 – 15:30
…and 34 more dates until 26 Dec

Edible Gardening: Seasonal Advice

A drop-in session on the seasonal aspects of edible gardening, with activities, produce tasters and a chance to get advice from the team.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 11 more dates until 27 May

My City: Recycled Musical Instruments and Puppet Making Workshop

Get environmental and create some puppets and instruments from stuff you would be more likely to throw away.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Sat 19 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01851 708480

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7101

Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 17 May

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 16:00

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Fri 1 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free, plus admission charges

  • 13:30 – 15:00
…and 16 more dates until 31 Aug

National Trust: Oxburgh Hall, King's Lynn

Thu 29 May

Children £3 plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01366 328258

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Hermitage Leisure Centre, Coalville

Tue 22 Apr

£5 / 01530 811215

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Tue 29 Apr

£5 / 01530 811215

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Build A Games Controller with MaKey MaKey - Half Day

MaKey MaKey is a clever invention kit that lets you transform everyday objects into computer touchpads. This fun interactive session will show you how to build games controllers with everything from Play-Doh to pencils and grapes to grown-ups. Presented by ComputerXplorers SEScotland. 8+

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Il Viaggio Italiano – Italian Lessons for Pre-schoolers

Get your kid learning Italian from an early age and you won't need to buy any of those awkward phrasebooks or be overcharged for an ice cream ever again!

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Thu 1 May

Free / 0141 423 2299

  • 13:30 – 14:30
…and 34 more dates until 25 Dec

Palace Theatre, Redditch

Tue 22 Apr

Upstairs

£2 per session / 01527 65203

  • 12:45 – 14:30

Tue 29 Apr

Upstairs

£2 per session / 01527 65203

  • 12:45 – 14:30

Tue 6 May

Upstairs

£2 per session / 01527 65203

  • 12:45 – 14:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 May

Denmead Community Centre, Waterlooville

Fri 18 Apr

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

  • 13:00 – 16:00
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Tea Dance with Dawn Chorus

Singer Paul Rhodes leads local choir Dawn Chorus in an afternoon of popular melodies and swing hits.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Fri 25 Apr

£5 / 01708 443333

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Zumba: Workshop

Depending on energy levels, zumba yourself silly, until your heart's content, or like there's no tomorrow.

Brampton Manor Country Club, Chesterfield

Fri 18 Apr

Phone for prices / 01246 277 760

  • 17:00 – 17:45

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01246 277 760

  • 17:00 – 17:45

Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge

Wed 23 Apr

£4.70

  • 12:30

Wed 30 Apr

£4.70

  • 12:30

Southampton University Students' Union

Mon 21 Apr

The Cube

£3 ( £2) / 023 8059 5205

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Wed 23 Apr

The Cube

£3 ( £2) / 023 8059 5205

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Mon 28 Apr

The Cube

£3 ( £2) / 023 8059 5205

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Wed 30 Apr

The Cube

£3 ( £2) / 023 8059 5205

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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50/50 Tea Dance With Val: Workshop

An interactive dance session and workshop.

Longfield Suite, Manchester

Wed 23 Apr

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Wed 30 Apr

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Wed 7 May

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 May

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 20 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

DanceCity, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 17 Apr

£6 (£5) / 0191 261 0505

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Thu 24 Apr

£6 (£5) / 0191 261 0505

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Thu 1 May

£6 (£5) / 0191 261 0505

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 29 May

Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

Mon 21 Apr

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Mon 28 Apr

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Mon 5 May

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

  • 12:15 – 13:15
…and 7 more dates until 23 Jun back to top

Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne

Fri 18 Apr

Dance Studio

Phone for prices / 0845 2671200

  • 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Dance Studio

Phone for prices / 0845 2671200

  • 17:00

Fri 2 May

Dance Studio

Phone for prices / 0845 2671200

  • 17:00
…and 8 more dates until 27 Jun

Stour Centre, Ashford

Fri 18 Apr

£4.95–£5.95

  • 12:30 – 13:15

Wed 23 Apr

£4.95–£5.95

  • 12:15 – 13:00

Fri 25 Apr

£4.95–£5.95

  • 12:30 – 13:15
…and 10 more dates until 30 May

Energise, York

Mon 21 Apr

Studio 1

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

  • 14:00 – 14:55

Mon 28 Apr

Studio 1

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

  • 14:00 – 14:55

Mon 5 May

Studio 1

Phone for prices / 01904 552424

  • 14:00 – 14:55
…and 8 more dates until 30 Jun

Stour Centre, Ashford

Tue 22 Apr

£4.95–£5.95

  • 12:15 – 13:15
  • 12:15 – 13:15

Tue 29 Apr

£4.95–£5.95

  • 12:15 – 13:15
  • 12:15 – 13:15

Tue 6 May

£4.95–£5.95

  • 12:15 – 13:15
  • 12:15 – 13:15
…and 3 more dates until 27 May

Computer Science FX

Want to become a master at mindreading or thought control? Understand the science behind these apparent superpowers you learn key principles of computer science and computational thinking, and develop skills in suggestion, mathematics and memory! Presented by Flummix. 12+

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 18 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Creative Art Classes

Workshops for teenagers in all sorts of visual art disciplines, from t-shirt printing to pottery. Materials are included, and participants may use the classes as a space to work on an independent project. Ages 11–16.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Sat 19 Apr

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 26 Apr

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 3 May

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 21 Jun

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 17 Apr

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 24 Apr

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 1 May

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10
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