Afternoon events, Kids, Activities

125 events

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The Lost Carnival

An immersive and mysterious experience featuring theatre, circus, music and visual trickery.

Burrs Country Park, Bury

Sat 23 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Sun 24 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Mon 25 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Extreme Stunt Show Air Battle

An exciting stunt show where the Extreme Team take to the air to battle it out with performers defying gravity to perform stunts.

Addington Park, London

Sun 28 Jun

£6–£12

Avenue of Remembrance, Colchester

Sun 7 Jun

£6–£12

Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil

Sun 24 May

£6–£12

Mon 25 May

£6–£12

Montgomery Street Picnic in the Park

Lots of family activities are on offer at this fun day in the park.

Montgomery Street Park, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free

Tree Fu Tom

An adventure through the magical world of Treetopolis with the Beebies star.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Fri 24 Jul

£12.50 / 01383 740384

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 11 Jul

£13 (Children £11) / 01403 750 220

The Courtyard, Hereford

Wed 29 Jul

£13.50 ( £11.50; £11.50; £42; Children £11.50 under 16s) / 01432 340555

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The Queen's Feast

Mary of Guise is dining with some of her lords and ladies – you can visit the cooks to see what they're whipping up, and meet the courtiers and they anxiously wait to see them. Plus, there's entertainment from musicians, jesters and dancers.

Stirling Castle

Sat 23 May

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 24 May

Included in admission / 01786 450000

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Glasgow Mela

For 25 years this huge outdoor festival has been celebrating the traditions of Glasgow's many and varied immigrant communities with a mix of international music, dance, activities and stalls.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Sun 14 Jun

Free / 0141 287 8985

Part of West End Festival.

Circus Alba

Learn circus skills including juggling with Circus Alba.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 28 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Ages 5–12.

Thu 4 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Ages 5–12.

Thu 11 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Ages 5–12.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Jun

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

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

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Wed 27 May

£7–£38

Thu 28 May

£7–£38

Fri 29 May

£7–£38

…and 2 more dates until 31 May

Harewood House, Leeds

Fri 5 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Sat 6 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Sun 7 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Harpenden Common

Wed 15 Jul

£10–£39

Thu 16 Jul

£10–£39

Fri 17 Jul

£10–£39

…and 2 more dates until 19 Jul

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Bear Gryll's Survival Academy

Adventure day out for fathers/sons/mothers/daughters.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Sat 6 Jun

£429 1 adult & 1 child / 01483 424438

Sat 20 Jun

£429 1 adult & 1 child / 01483 424438

Sat 4 Jul

£429 1 adult & 1 child / 01483 424438

…and 6 more dates until 26 Sep

Country Wide Special Events, Brook

Sat 13 Jun

£429 1 adult & 1 child / 01483 424438

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

G Live, Guildford

Sat 23 May

£10 ( £7.75) / 0844 770 1797

The Harlington, Fleet

Sat 20 Jun

£7 / 01252 811009

Sat 19 Sep

£7 / 01252 811009

Sat 21 Nov

£7 / 01252 811009

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The Kelpies Tour

See the world's largest equine sculptures up close and go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these pieces of art.

The Kelpies, Grangemouth

Sat 23 May

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Sun 24 May

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Mon 25 May

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…and 160 more dates until 1 Nov

Zoom Club: Makers

A hands-on animation and photography club for ages 8–12. Booking is essential.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 24 May

£9.50 / 07942 358907

Sun 31 May

£9.50 / 07942 358907

Sun 7 Jun

£9.50 / 07942 358907

…and 3 more dates until 28 Jun

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 21 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Dancing in the Dirt

Dig down and you will find that soil is a dynamic and important resource that sustains all life on land.  The team from Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre will join dance guru Laura Murray to explore the movement in the soil beneath our feet and the plants and animals that are sustained by it. Age 5+. PLEASE NOTE ALL ADULTS AND…

Zoology Building, Aberdeen

Sun 31 May

Aberdee Biodiversity Centre

Free / 01224 274330

Part of May Festival 2015.

Dundee Bioblitz

Join the experts to help to identify as many plant and animal species as possible in one day. Meet down by the ponds. Activities suitable for all ages.

Trottick Mill Ponds Local Nature Reserve, Dundee

Sun 24 May

Free

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

  • 12:00 – 15:00 Dundee Bioblitz Trottick Mill Ponds Local Nature Reserve, Dundee
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Frozen and Superhero Family Funday

Queen Elsa and Spiderman host a sing-a-long for small fans of Frozen and superheros. There are also games, stalls, rides, bouncy castles and go karts.

The Park, Slough

Sat 23 May

£1 (under 1s free) / 01753 539292

Horse Logging Demonstration

A chance to see traditional horse logging in action.

Abbotsford House, Melrose

Sun 24 May

Free / 01896 752043

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Knit Wild Crafternoon and Yarnbombing

Get crafty (and yarny) as you make a wild and woolly yarnbomb of the Children's Wood. Complete beginners and expert knitters alike are welcome.

Scout Hall, Glasgow

Sun 24 May

Free

May Half Term Crafts

Get crafty this school holiday.

Kenwood House, London NW3

Tue 26 May

Free / 020 8348 1286

Wed 27 May

Free / 020 8348 1286

Thu 28 May

Free / 020 8348 1286

Minibeast Magic

Meet some of the Water of Leith's tiniest residents – the bugs and creepy crawlies hiding under rocks and logs. A beginner's guide to identifying the wee beasties. Dress for the occasion in your wellies! Booking essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Jul

£4 / 0131 455 7367

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Mootie Moose

A wee talking mouse will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Vikings and pirates and show you how to sing, dance, and make crafts. Each month is a different fun adventure. Ages 3–5.

Shetland Museum, Lerwick

Fri 19 Jun

£10 for three sessions / 01595 695057

Portrait Detectives!

Do the National Galleries a favour by solving some age-old mysteries from Scottish history, the answers to which are contained within some of the fascinating portraits in the gallery. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 12 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

Raising Fife for the Covenant

Learn about the covenanting movement during Charles I's reign and discover more about the civil wars being fought throughout the mid 17th century.

Aberdour Castle and Garden, Kirkcaldy

Sat 30 May

Included in admission / 01383 860519

Sun 31 May

Included in admission / 01383 860519

River Dipping

Everyone knows that fish live underwater, but what other kind of creatures live there with them? Come and splash around in the river and find out. Bring outdoor gear like waterproofs and wellies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Jul

£4 / 0131 455 7367

  • 14:00 – 15:30 River Dipping Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Jul

£4 / 0131 455 7367

  • 14:00 – 15:30 River Dipping Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Jul

£4 / 0131 455 7367

  • 14:00 – 15:30 River Dipping Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh
…and 2 more dates until 6 Aug

Strange Town Youth Theatre

Weekly drama classes for kids to have fun with drama games, learn new skills and make some buddies. All the plays are written by young people for young people.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 27 May

£75 / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note this course runs 22 Apr–17 Jun.

Fri 29 May

£75 / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note this course runs 24 Apr–19 Jun.

£60 / 0131 629 0292

Ages 8–10. Please note this course runs 24 Apr–19 Jun.

Wed 3 Jun

£75 / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note this course runs 22 Apr–17 Jun.

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