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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

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Croft Castle, Leominster

Sun 26 Oct

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

Mon 27 Oct

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

Tue 28 Oct

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

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Sun 26 Oct

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

Mon 27 Oct

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

Tue 28 Oct

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

…and 123 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sun 26 Oct

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

Wed 29 Oct

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

Thu 30 Oct

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

…and 44 more dates until 31 Dec

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker – Family Insight

Learn about the characters, story and costumes of The Nutcracker, meet one of the dancers and watch the Company take class on stage. Ages 6+. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 20 Dec

Over-6s only

£5.50 (£3.50) / 0131 529 6000

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Over-6s only

£5.50 (£3.50) / 0131 529 6000

Bury St Edmunds Rock Choir

The local Bury St Edmunds choir is run by singer/pianist Daniel Ribbits. Our No.1 Album gave ordinary people the chance to become chart-topping singers, and Rock Choir is continually giving our members bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never thought they could do - from supporting national charities…

Priory School, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 8 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01284 761934

Sat 15 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01284 761934

Sat 22 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster / 01284 761934

…and 21 more dates until 4 Jul 2015

DIY Terrarium Workshop

If you like the idea of a garden but you're not exactly green fingered, a terrarium could be for you. These mini indoor glassed gardens take very little maintenance, plus there's no need to haul a lawnmower out on a Sunday. This workshop from Botanica Home teaches you how to make one, with all materials included in the…

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£20 / 07809 269669

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 07809 269669

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Knutsford Rock Choir

The local Knutsford choir is run by Cheshire based musician Kathryn Davies. We support a number of local charities, raising money and awareness around Cheshire and as a choir we also join up with other branches of Rock Choir to support national charities such as Comic Relief, Missing People and Refuge with flash mobs…

Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford

Wed 5 Nov

School Room

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 12 Nov

School Room

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 19 Nov

School Room

£25 a month, free taster

…and 21 more dates until 1 Jul 2015

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles. This adds two massive benefits to your walking, the use of poles tones the upper body muscles and abdominals as well as the legs and bottom all while burning 20% more calories than ordinary walking. Nordic walking is great…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

Mon 27 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

Tue 28 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

…and 179 more dates until 25 Jun 2015

Peebles Wood Market

If you're after a unique piece of wooden furniture or hand crafted timber toy this is the place to get it. As well as wood products direct from the makers there is the chance to try your hand at wood craft and to watch chainsaw artists at work.

Peebles Community Centre

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Tricks and Treats Family Activities

Hallowe'en fun for little monsters with spooky stories, circus skill workshops, board game sessions and creepy crafts.

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Mon 27 Oct

Family £5 / 01833 631107

Games workshop: Learn to play new and exciting board games under the expert guidance of The Lazy Juggler.

Wed 29 Oct

Family £5 / 01833 631107

Games workshop: Learn to play new and exciting board games under the expert guidance of The Lazy Juggler.

Thu 30 Oct

£6 / 01833 631107

Circus Skills Workshop: Juggle scarves, do a little clowning about and spin plates and Chinese cloths. 10.30am ages 8–10; 1.30pm ages 11–14.

Aldridge Rock Choir

The Aldridge Rock Choir is led by West Midlands based musician Sonia Eyre. The Aldridge branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Aldridge and Walsall community causes and events, all the local West Midlands choirs come together in regional and even national…

Aldridge Community Centre, Walsall

Wed 5 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 12 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 19 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

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Big Linocuts: Course

Create bold linocuts using simple tools and a large hand-press. Course led by Leeds-based designer and printmaker Miriam Trent. Basic materials are provided.

West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield

Sun 26 Oct

£125 / 01924 497646

Calligraphy: Workshop

Join skilled calligraphist Nao Fukumoto O'Neill for this one-day workshop covering techniques on how to use the 'Fude' (brush) with 'Sumi' ink on 'Washi' (hand made paper) to make the strokes and marks that are used to make 'Kana and Kanji' (Japanese characters).

Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

Sat 1 Nov

£35 (£27.50) / 01420 472664

Capturing The Light

Bringing together a range of fascinating artefacts and unusual photographs, this exhibition celebrates the developments that led to the invention of the photographic negative by William Henry Fox Talbot at Lacock Abbey in 1835.

National Trust: Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum And Village, Lacock, Chippenham

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £11.20, child £5.60, family £28 / 01249 730141

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Capturing The Light National Trust: Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum And Village, Lacock, Chippenham

Mon 27 Oct

Free, plus admission £11.20, child £5.60, family £28 / 01249 730141

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Capturing The Light National Trust: Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum And Village, Lacock, Chippenham

Tue 28 Oct

Free, plus admission £11.20, child £5.60, family £28 / 01249 730141

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Capturing The Light National Trust: Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum And Village, Lacock, Chippenham
…and 67 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Eastbourne Rock Choir

The Eastbourne Rock Choir is led by choir leader Charlotte Fane. You may know about our unique sellout O2 arena event in 2013 and our secret singing flash mobs around country for Comic Relief (just search 'Great British flash mob' on YouTube!), but at Rock Choir we know it's not just about the unique huge events, it's…

St Elisabeth's Church, Eastbourne

Wed 5 Nov

Church Centre

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 12 Nov

Church Centre

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 19 Nov

Church Centre

£25 a month, free taster

…and 21 more dates until 1 Jul 2015

Fourth Birthday Celebration

Project Art celebrates four years of being an artists' cooperative offering affordable original art.

Project Art Lockerbie

Sat 15 Nov

Free

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Halloween Make Up Workshops

Learn how to create wounds and scars with your kids and take a kit home so you can create them at your own Halloween party.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Mon 27 Oct

£8 (Children £3 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

Wed 29 Oct

£8 (Children £3 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

Hobbycrafts & Art Materials Live

Find all the latest supplies, inspiration and education in the creative crafting world, plus a host of free workshops and demonstrations.

NEC, Birmingham

Thu 6 Nov

Hall 20

£12; £10 adv (£11; £9 adv) / 0121 780 4141

Fri 7 Nov

Hall 20

£12; £10 adv (£11; £9 adv) / 0121 780 4141

Sat 8 Nov

Hall 20

£12; £10 adv (£11; £9 adv) / 0121 780 4141

Sun 9 Nov

Hall 20

£12; £10 adv (£11; £9 adv) / 0121 780 4141

Lantern Making Workshop

Mould and construct a lantern from willow, for Falmouth's Christmas parade in December, during an all day workshop with materials supplied.

Princess Pavilion And Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth

Sun 30 Nov

£5 / 01326 211222

The Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Mon 27 Oct

The Wagg Studio

£12 per session / 01342 302000

Mon 3 Nov

The Wagg Studio

£12 per session / 01342 302000

Mon 10 Nov

The Wagg Studio

£12 per session / 01342 302000

…and 5 more dates until 15 Dec

Line Dancing

Line dancing class.

Brampton Manor Country Club, Chesterfield

Wed 29 Oct

Phone for prices / 01246 277 760

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Line Dancing Brampton Manor Country Club, Chesterfield

Wed 5 Nov

Phone for prices / 01246 277 760

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Line Dancing Brampton Manor Country Club, Chesterfield

Wed 12 Nov

Phone for prices / 01246 277 760

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Line Dancing Brampton Manor Country Club, Chesterfield
…and 2 more dates until 26 Nov

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 29 Oct

£5.70 ( £5.20)

Fri 31 Oct

£4.20 per hour; £5.20 for 2 hours

Longfield Suite, Manchester

Thu 30 Oct

Phone for prices / 0161 253 7227

Thu 6 Nov

Phone for prices / 0161 253 7227

Thu 13 Nov

Phone for prices / 0161 253 7227

…and 2 more dates until 27 Nov

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The Makers Workshop Taster Workshops

Spend an afternoon at Art Village with resident jewellers Eilidh and Ishbel and design and hand craft a piece of unique silver jewellery. Designed for beginners the four hour workshop teaches fundamental techniques such as piercing, soldering, polishing, forming and doming. All tools and materials are provided.

Art Village, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£45–£50 / 0141 632 1680

Make a silver ring

Sun 30 Nov

£45–£50 / 0141 632 1680

Make a silver bangle for Christmas

Sat 6 Dec

£45–£50 / 0141 632 1680

Make a silver pendant for Christmas

…and 2 more dates until 20 Dec

Model Rail Scotland

The model rail exhibition fires up its engines for another year of displays, new designs and practical advice.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£10 (Children £6; Family £25) / 0141 248 3000

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£10 (Children £6; Family £25) / 0141 248 3000

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£10 (Children £6; Family £25) / 0141 248 3000

Norden and Bamford Rock Choir

The Rochdale Rock Choir is led by local musician Phil Reynolds. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members - from performing at top music and arts venues like the O2 Arena and Guilfest to raising money for some of the UK's best-loved charities like Comic Relief,Sign2Sing and Missing People.

Norden Community Primary School, Rochdale

Tue 4 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01706 641013

Tue 11 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01706 641013

Tue 18 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01706 641013

…and 21 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

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

Sun 26 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Mon 27 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

Tue 28 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

Polish Paper Craft Workshop (Over 16s)

Create your own traditional Polish craft masterpiece you can hang on your own wall with tutors Konrad Pawlaszek and Kasia Kochanska.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sun 16 Nov

£20; £18 inc material / 028 9024 2338

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