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Inflatable Fun City

Yes, it is exactly as it sounds – a whole load of inflatable objects for wee ones to jump around on, with everything from bouncy castles to slides. Bad news for grown ups though, it's only for ages 2–12.

Glasgow Green

Fri 3 Apr

£7.99

Sat 4 Apr

£7.99

Sun 5 Apr

£7.99

…and 14 more dates until 19 Apr

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Children's entertainment and an exciting Easter trail with chocolate eggs and prizes to be won at the end.

Devil's Dyke, Brighton

Sat 4 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Sun 5 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Mon 6 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Fenton House, London NW3

Fri 3 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Sat 4 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Sun 5 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Mon 6 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Fri 3 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Sat 4 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Sun 5 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Mon 6 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

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Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring an equestrain stunt show, falconry display, climbing wall, archery range, sports taster sessions, Horne's Funfair and the Radio Tay Roadshow.

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Sun 5 Apr

Free

Jurassic Adventures

Fun family show about dinosaurs and the people that study them.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 4 Apr

£12; £37.50 (Children £10) / 02871 264455

Sun 5 Apr

£12; £37.50 (Children £10) / 02871 264455

National Trust for Scotland & Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Turn eggsplorer this Easter as you follow the trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury treat.

Alloa Tower

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2129

Arduaine Garden, Oban

Fri 3 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Sat 4 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Balmacara Estate, Kyle

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0844 493 2233

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Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Hop around on the trail of Lindt Gold Bunny. Follow the clues to lead you to the chocolatey treat.

The Alnwick Garden

Thu 2 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01665 511350

Fri 3 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01665 511350

Sat 4 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01665 511350

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Thu 2 Apr

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

Fri 3 Apr

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

Sat 4 Apr

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

Sat 4 Apr

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

Sun 5 Apr

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

Mon 6 Apr

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Aug

£25–£35

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£35

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£35

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts, including the Holy Ghosts, Crash Club, Acrylic, Indigo Velvet and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 140 real ales, ciders and craft beers from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, whisky, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

Vintage Newbiggin: Easter by the Sea

A three day vintage festival held in the Victorian seaside village of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. Featuring a swing jazz ball, vintage market, motor display, pop-up museum, walks music and more.

Newbiggin Town Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Sat 4 Apr

Prices vary

Sun 5 Apr

Prices vary

Mon 6 Apr

Prices vary

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Incredible Power of Light

A replica of The Vulcan laser forms the centrepiece of this exhibition on light, along with interactive exhibits, talks from scientists and a series of family-friendly activities.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

…and 4 more dates until 30 Apr

Diamond Masterclass

Join a team of experts to learn all about diamonds and metals. With wine and nibbles.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 553 1131

Thu 14 May

Free / 0131 553 1131

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0131 553 1131

…and 5 more dates until 12 Nov

The Norwich Gaming Festival 2015

An opportunity to browse and sample games, talks, workshops, screens, creative opportunities, new releases and, the popular Retro Arcade.

The Forum, Norwich

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

…and 3 more dates until 11 Apr

Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event

A wedding fair on a huge scale (there's a car showcase, catwalk shows, free makeovers, plenty of live performances from wedding musicians and around 130 exhibitors), to help you pick out a piper or decide on a dress for your big day.

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr

£9.25–£10.50 / 0844 481 8898

Sun 5 Apr

£9.25–£10.50 / 0844 481 8898

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary two years ago, Edinburgh International Science Festival was the world’s first large-scale festival of science and technology. The event is still among the biggest of its kind and is a success story which also involves year-round outreach and international engagement. This year it…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 5 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Mon 6 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

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Glasgow Vet School Rodeo

A day of animal-based fun. The event is organised by Glasgow veterinary students with monies raised going to charity.

Garscube Estate, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£7 (£3; Family £15; under 3s free)

Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 10 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 17 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 24 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Easter at the Castle

A morning of activities in the gardens at Lauriston, including trails to explore and special crafts. Enjoy Easter cake and plenty of treats. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

£5 / 0131 228 1155

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Cardiff City Stadium

Wed 29 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

Thu 30 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

Fri 1 May

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

…and 3 more dates until 4 May

Cheltenham Racecourse

Wed 6 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

Thu 7 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

Fri 8 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Shepherd's Bush Green, London W12

Fri 3 Apr

£7–£37

Sat 4 Apr

£7–£37

Sun 5 Apr

£7–£37

…and 11 more dates until 19 Apr

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

The Burlesque Ball

Fishnets and top hats galore at this series of lavish burlesque balls.

Classic Grand, Glasgow

Sat 11 Apr

£13.50–£27 / 0141 847 0820

Sat 19 Sep

£27 / 0141 847 0820

Fri 11 Dec

£27 / 0141 847 0820

Club Tropicana, Dundee

Sat 24 Oct

£27 / 01382 228181

Sat 5 Dec

£27 / 01382 228181

Dingwalls, London NW1

Sat 23 May

£22.50–£50.62 / 020 7428 0010

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Counterflows

Counterflows marries the local to the international with artists from around the world collaborating with homegrown talent in spaces across Glasgow.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 3 Apr

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Sat 4 Apr

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Sun 5 Apr

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07939 607934

Gibside Farmers' Market

Buy fresh seasonal foods and high quality crafts direct from local producers, plus tasting and cooking demos.

National Trust: Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 2 May

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 16 May

Free / 01207 541820

One Life: Phil Jones Live

English footballer who plays for Manchester United and national team.

O2 Academy Liverpool

Fri 17 Jul

prices vary / 0844 477 2000

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