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Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

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

National Trust: Barrington Court, Ilminster

Fri 3 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sat 4 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sun 5 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Mon 6 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

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 28 Mar

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

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 19 Apr

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 12 Apr

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Zoom Club: Makers

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

£9.50 / 07942 358907

Sun 15 Mar

£9.50 / 07942 358907

Sun 22 Mar

£9.50 / 07942 358907

…and 14 more dates until 28 Jun

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 8 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 10 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Zoom Club: Movers

A hands-on animation and photography club for ages 4–7.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Children £5 in advance, £6.50 on the day / 07942 358907

Fri 13 Mar

Children £5 in advance, £6.50 on the day / 07942 358907

Fri 20 Mar

Children £5 in advance, £6.50 on the day / 07942 358907

…and 14 more dates until 26 Jun

Dance with Babies

Have fun with your newborn and meet new people at this dancing workshop for parents and babies. Learn basic dance steps specifically designed for new parents and babies from six weeks old. No dance experience is necessary. Bring any baby carrier/sling and a bottle of water.

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

£7 / 0141 334 2788

Thu 12 Mar

£7 / 0141 334 2788

Thu 19 Mar

£7 / 0141 334 2788

Thu 26 Mar

£7 / 0141 334 2788

Hina Matsuri Japanese Spring Festival

Take part in this celebration of Japanese culture by checking out a spot of taiko drumming, trying your hand at origami, sampling some Asian sweets and testing out some Japanese fashion.

Wellington Church, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun

Free / 0141 334 0454

Groovy Babies

There are dances to learn, bubbles, top tunes, disco lights and much more to inspire little movers. Ages 5 and under.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 28 Mar

£6 / 01642 525199

  • 13:00 Groovy Babies ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool

Sat 28 Mar

£3 / 01429 890000

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

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

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Fri 13 Mar

£25 (£23; Children £22 under 16s; £84) / 01553 764864

Sat 14 Mar

£25 (£23; Children £22 under 16s; £84) / 01553 764864

Gala, Durham

Sun 8 Mar

£25 / 0191 332 4041

Grimsby Auditorium

Fri 6 Mar

£16–£26 / 0870 607 7461

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Roman Occupation

The castle has been occupied by the Roman Army, so now's your chance to see what it was like to serve in it beyond the northern frontier.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01382 436916

3D Dragon Mask

Have a hunt for the dragon eggs, then make a 3D dragon mask to take home.

Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax

Tue 31 Mar

£3.50 / 01422 352334/354823

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

Thu 9 Apr

Visitor Centre

Free, plus admission / 01423 780688

April Foolery

Homesick for her French childhood, the Queen commands her court to take on the Gallic style of celebrating Easter, abound with clowning around and merriment.

Stirling Castle

Sat 4 Apr

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 01786 450000

ARThouse

A 12-week course in hands-on art-making covering drawing and painting; printmaking; model making and sculpture; fashion and textiles; and jewellery design. Ages 9–12. Booking is essential.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Mon 2 Mar

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Tue 3 Mar

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Wed 4 Mar

£85 / 0141 353 4776

Please Note: This course runs 10 Jan–28 Mar.

  • 13:00 – 14:30 ARThouse House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
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Arthur's Amble

Learn all about the folk who lived and worked around Arthur's Seat on this gentle walk around Hunter's Bog and St. Margaret's Loch

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0131 652 8150

Mon 15 Jun

Free / 0131 652 8150

Mon 29 Jun

Free / 0131 652 8150

…and 2 more dates until 27 Jul

Artsparks Fridays

Art club with sessions based on Jupiter artists. All the sessions will be creative, fun, messy and outdoors as much as possible. Ages 5–8.

Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston

Fri 6 Mar

£100 / 01506 889900

Fri 13 Mar

£100 / 01506 889900

Fri 20 Mar

£100 / 01506 889900

Fri 27 Mar

£100 / 01506 889900

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 15 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Beautiful Butterfly Challenge

Butterfly themed challenge for children accompanied by an adult. Members of Girlguiding UK can gain the Butterfly Challenge badge at the event subject to availability.

Glen Nevis Visitor Centre, Fort William

Wed 15 Apr

£4 (Children £3; Familiy £11)

Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave

This unique concept brings together globally renowned DJs, fun craft and play activities for children, and a multi-sensory dancefloor experience.

Shapes Warehouse, London E9

Sun 15 Mar

£10; £8 adv (Children £5; Children £4.50 adv)

A rave for children aged 0-8 years and their parents. Top DJs playing non-cheesey music, play area, baby room, bar, food, cake stall, facepainter, bubble machines, free glowsticks and craft room. Dress code - classic late 80s rave style.

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The Big Outdoor Show

An activity weekend where outdoor enthusiasts and families can visit or camp. Featuring seminars with famous explorers, mountain bike displays, wakeboarding and evening fun.

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

Fri 22 May

£9.50–£49.50 (Family £24.50; Family £125.50–£149.50; Children £0–£19.50; Seniors £7.50) / 0871 220 0260

Big Red Bath

  • Written by: Julia Jarman

Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 18 Apr

Second Space

£7.50

Redbridge Drama Centre, London E18

Thu 14 May

Lovegrove Theatre

£6 / 020 8504 5451

Bird's Eye View

Climb up Ullapool Hill for fantastic views of Loch Broom, the town and surrounding hills. Learn about the area and its natural history along the way.

Broom Park, Ullapool

Thu 16 Apr

£4 (Children £3; Familiy £11)

Bothwell Besieged

It's the summer of 1301 and the castle is undergoing a siege from the English army. Learn more about the techniques used and discover 'le berefrey', a siege engine put to considerable use at the time.

Bothwell Castle, Uddingston

Sun 21 Jun

Free / 01698 816894

Burrell For Families

Regular family drop-in session featuring fun activities including storytelling, tours, arts and crafts based on the Burrell's fascinating collections. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0141 287 2550

Make your own medieval-style heraldic banner displaying your family crest.

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 0141 287 2550

Use the metalwork technique of embossing to make your own blingin’ badges.

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