Days out, Family friendly

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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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Jurassic Adventures

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

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 31 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 4 Apr

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

Sun 5 Apr

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

The Science of Game of Thrones

A new series of dazzling skullduggery, bloodshed and frozen-zombie-warrior-creatures begins! Join us for an evening of Ice and Fire (though if we're honest about it, mostly Fire). Award-winning comedian Helen Keen and explosive science communicator *Ian Simmons *from Newcastle's Centre for Life, bring you experiments and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

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

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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

Sat 28 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01665 511350

Sun 29 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01665 511350

Mon 30 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01665 511350

…and 13 more dates until 12 Apr

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Mon 30 Mar

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

Tue 31 Mar

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

Wed 1 Apr

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

…and 11 more dates until 12 Apr

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

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

Free / 0131 248 2909

Wed 1 Apr

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

Free / 0131 248 2909

Thu 2 Apr

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

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 4 more dates until 6 Apr

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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MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alike. Previous festivals have featured a barbeque and a hog roast.

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

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)

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Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Wed 21 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

Thu 22 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

Fri 23 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

…and 8 more dates until 1 Nov

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 25 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 26 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 27 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

…and 5 more dates until 4 Oct

Manchester Arena

Wed 14 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 847 8000

Thu 15 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 847 8000

Fri 16 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 847 8000

…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

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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

Old Deer Park, Richmond

Mon 30 Mar

£10–£39

Tue 31 Mar

£10–£39

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The Netherlands National Circus

An award-winning circus spectacular blending together aerial feats, acrobatics, comedy, dance and theatre.

Paddock Coach Park, London N22

Thu 2 Apr

£12–£26

Fri 3 Apr

£12–£26

Sat 4 Apr

£12–£26

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

The Terraces, Crystal Palace Park, London SE19

Mon 30 Mar

£7–£26

Tue 31 Mar

£7–£26

PizzaExpress' 'Live Knead' Pizza

If you knead more pizza in your life, come along to the 'Live Knead' event, which sees online trending topics transformed into a one-day special.

Pizza Express, London WC2H

Mon 30 Mar

Free

Tue 31 Mar

Free

Wed 1 Apr

Free

…and 4 more dates until 7 Apr

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

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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

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

…and 5 more dates until 30 Apr

Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 17 Apr

£12 (Children £10; Family £40–£42) / 01786 473544

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 16 Apr

£12 / 01383 740384

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 19 Apr

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £10.50; £10.50) / 0151 907 8360

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The Whispering Mind

Edinburgh Medal recipient Mary Midgley is one of the most important moral philosophers working today. Over the last thirty years, her writings have informed debates concerning animals, the environment and evolutionary theory. This festschrift event will celebrate her work, featuring contributions by Emeritus Professors of…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Big Sunday Dundee WestFest

Big Sunday is Dundee WestFest’s own mini festivalette. Magdalen Green is filled with stalls, children’s rides, art activities, live music, sport tasters, a beer garden and food vendors.

Magdalen Green, Dundee

Sun 7 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 433 647

Cheeki Monkeys Baby and Children’s Market

A pop-up baby and children's market, full of pre-loved goods.

Durrington Community Centre, Worthing

Sat 9 May

£1 (Children free) / 01903 268 287

Enterprise South Liverpool Academy

Sat 16 May

£1.50 (Children free)

Lisvane Memorial Hall, Cardiff

Sat 4 Apr

£1 (Children free)

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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

I bet it's been a while since you looked for a selection of hidden toy corgis aboard a boat, so refresh your memory and indulge in the old pastime this Easter weekend. There's a prize to play for, after all.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

Sat 4 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

Mon 6 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Solve puzzles to find the sparkly eggs hidden in the palace grounds and make an Easter card to take home.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£11.60; under 5s free (Seniors £10.60; Students free; Children £7; Family £32.30) / 0131 556 5100

Sun 5 Apr

£11.60; under 5s free (Seniors £10.60; Students free; Children £7; Family £32.30) / 0131 556 5100

Mon 6 Apr

£11.60; under 5s free (Seniors £10.60; Students free; Children £7; Family £32.30) / 0131 556 5100

…and 14 more dates until 20 Apr

Easter Eggcitement

Head down to the farm to meet the new arrivals, take part in the springtime trail and get crafty making bonnets and masks.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston

Fri 3 Apr

included in admission / 01506 414957

£6.50 (Family £21–£29; Children £5) / 01506 414957

Sat 4 Apr

included in admission / 01506 414957

£6.50 (Family £21–£29; Children £5) / 01506 414957

Sun 5 Apr

included in admission / 01506 414957

£6.50 (Family £21–£29; Children £5) / 01506 414957

…and 15 more dates until 20 Apr

Faberge Family Fun Day

A day of Easter family fun where you can take part in an egg hunt and an activity trail, have your face painted like a Fabergé egg, get crafty and listen to stories of the ancient kings of Scotland.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

£11.60; under 5s free (Concessions £10.60; Children £7; Family £30.20) / 0131 556 5100

Haddington Festival

A local festival with a range of activities and musical concerts, exhibitions, craft fairs and a daily café and sporting competitions.

Various venues: Haddington

Thu 28 May

Times & prices vary

Fri 29 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 May

Times & prices vary

…and 8 more dates until 7 Jun back to top