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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

Sun 19 Apr

£7.99

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is back for its third year at Summerhall, showcasing the diversity of human creativity and bringing together all sorts makers under one big roof. There will be gadgets, hardware, software, knitwear and food and the whole family will love interacting with robotic puppets, 3D printers, models…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 19 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Urban Market

A curated market celebrating the curious, original and creative.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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GastroFest

Science and gastronomy converge at this foodie mini-fest organised by Edinburgh International Science Festival. Food producers, chefs and mixologists help sciencey types explore the experiences of taste, disgust, pleasure and other aspects of consumption through demos, workshops, exhibitions and discussions.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

The Scottish Game Fair

This fair entertains all the family with a variety of displays, with everything from falcons, gun dogs and ducks to terriers, hill ponies, pipe bands and hunting hounds on offer at this three-day event.

Scone Palace, Perth

Fri 3 Jul

£17–£19 (Family £36–£40; Children £4.50–£5; Under 5s free) / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sat 4 Jul

£17–£19 (Family £36–£40; Children £4.50–£5; Under 5s free) / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sun 5 Jul

£17–£19 (Family £36–£40; Children £4.50–£5; Under 5s free) / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 25 Apr

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 30 May

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 27 Jun

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

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

Sun 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Hackney Flea Market

Get your paws on vintage fabrics, clothes, jewellery, furniture and knick knacks.

Abney Hall, London N16

Sat 9 May

Free / 07986 296949

  • 11:00 – 18:00
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The Inquest

Join the Inquest! We're taking you back to 1829 and an unidentified person has been found at Surgeons' Hall. Without any obvious cause of death, curator Robert Knox is finally called into question. Examine the scene of the crime, explore contemporary medical texts and illustrations, and discover the good and bad sides of…

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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 19 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures.

Harmony Garden, Melrose

Thu 11 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Fri 12 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sat 13 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sun 14 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Glasgow Continental – Scotland's Weekly Skinny Swim, Turkish and Sauna

Glasgow Continental offers mixed naturist (nude) use of a 21m pool, Turkish suite, steam room, saunas and relaxation areas in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Arlington Baths, Glasgow

Sun 19 Apr

£10 (Children £4; Members of Arlington Baths free) / 0141 332 6021

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Sun 26 Apr

£10 (Children £4; Members of Arlington Baths free) / 0141 332 6021

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Sun 3 May

£10 (Children £4; Members of Arlington Baths free) / 0141 332 6021

  • 18:00 – 21:00
…and 45 more dates until 3 Apr 2016

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

  • 17:00
  • 20:00

Thu 30 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

  • 17:00
  • 20:00

Fri 1 May

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

  • 17:00
  • 20:00
…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

Harewood House, Leeds

Wed 3 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Thu 4 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Fri 5 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

…and 2 more dates until 7 Jun

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Summerhall and Barney's Beer Festival

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with breweries including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Sat 16 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 3 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

  • 09:00

Sun 24 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

  • 09:00

Sun 7 Jun

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

  • 09:00
…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

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

  • 18:00

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£35

  • 18:00

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£35

  • 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Modern Buddhism

Gen-la Dekyong delivers this talk on modern Buddhism.

The Camden Centre, London WC1H

Sun 19 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 020 7974 5633

  • 13:00 – 17:30

Bath Travel Holiday & Cruise Exhibition 2015

Exhibitors giving advice and guidance about all aspects of different holidays.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0844 576 3000

  • 13:00 – 15:30
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The Big Care Sign-Up: Celebrity Charity Event

Celebrity charity event, raising money and awareness for The Carers Centre: Leicestershire and Rutland. Featured guests include Doctor Who stars Matthew Dale and John Levene, plus Nathalie Cox, Carole Ashby, Martine Beswick, Virginia Hey and Caroline Munro.

The Guildhall, Leicester

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0116 253 2569

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Shining a light on the brain

Optogenetics is an emerging tool for human brain research, but how does it work, and how can it be used in other medical applications? Could optogenetics change the future of brain disease? Could it be used for mind control and what are the ethical issues around its use? Join host  Prof Polly Arnold  from The University…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Capturing the Dark Side: Photography with Dark Edinburgh

Photography discussion with the chance to join in a practical workshop.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Free (workshop £5)

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 20:00 – 21:30

The Edinburgh Outlander Experience

Visit locations from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels as visited by characters Claire and Jamie. Hear stories of the Jacobites, the Stuarts, witchcraft, clans and how the fictional story intermingles with history.

Mercat Cross, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£14 (£12)

Sat 2 May

£14 (£12)

Sat 9 May

£14 (£12)

…and 25 more dates until 31 Oct

Food and Craft Fair

A food and craft fair fundraiser with a focus on local food producers and craftspeople. Stalls include organic vegetables, bakery, preserves, cards, jewellery, photography, fabric products, cosmetics and more.

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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