Morning events, Kids

3,411 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

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

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 6 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 7 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 28 Jun

£15.50 / 01223 357851

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Also on at:

Kingston Lacy Car Boot Sale

Discover a bargain or sell unwanted items.

National Trust: Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster

Sat 20 Jun

£0.50; £6 per car / 01202 883 402

Sat 18 Jul

£0.50; £6 per car / 01202 883 402

Paddle Steamer Waverley 40th Anniversary Cruise

Sail away aboard the world's last sea-going paddle steamer. Celebrating 40 years of preservation.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 23 May

£27–£31 (Children £13.50–£15.50) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Dunoon / Rothesay

Sun 24 May

£29–£37 (Children £14.50–£18.50; Seniors £27–£35) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Rothesay / Tarbert

Mon 25 May

£27–£29 (Children £13.50–£14.50; Seniors £23–£27) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Dunoon / Rothesay

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 3 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sat 4 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sun 5 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

The Downs, Bristol

Fri 26 Jun

Prices vary

Sat 27 Jun

Prices vary

Sun 28 Jun

Prices vary

Also on at:

back to top

Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Kintore Library

Sat 23 May

Free / 01467 634393

Part of Bookbug Week.

Plean Library

Mon 25 May

Free / 01786 816319

Part of Bookbug Week.

Portobello Library, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 529 5558

Part of Bookbug Week.

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 6 Jun

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 20 Jun

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 4 Jul

Free / 01207 541820

Sat 18 Jul

Free / 01207 541820

The Ugly Duckling

Musical version of the well-known classic.

National Trust: Speke Hall, Liverpool

Sun 24 May

£2–£5 £5 tickets and £2 unders 2's / 0151 427 7231

Mon 25 May

£2–£5 see above / 0151 427 7231

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Hertford Theatre

Sun 21 Jun

Phone for prices / 01992 531500

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 30 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 31 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Fri 12 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sat 13 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sun 14 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Also on at:

Tree Fu Tom

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

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Sat 22 Aug

£13 (Children £11; £11; £11) / 01785 254653

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

Sat 23 May

Free / 01582 872171

  • 10:00 – 16:00 Tree Fu Tom ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

Sun 24 May

Free / 01582 872171

  • 10:00 – 16:00 Tree Fu Tom ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

Mon 25 May

Free / 01582 872171

  • 10:00 – 16:00 Tree Fu Tom ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable
back to top

The Netherlands National Circus

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

Bass Recreation Ground, Derby

Sun 14 Jun

£12–£26

Lillie Road Recreational Ground, London SW6

Sun 7 Jun

£12–£26

Horrible Histories: Incredible Invaders

An irreverent look at the gruesome aspects of British history and invaders from the Romans to the Vikings.

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 25 Jun

£13.50 (Children £10) / 01325 486555

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 4 Jun

£15–£16 / 028 9024 0411

Fri 5 Jun

£15–£16 / 028 9024 0411

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Thu 11 Jun

£12.50 / 02871 264455

Also on at:

Saturday Art Club

Art activities run by a different educator each week relating to the displays, with drawing, collage, sculpture-making and games. Parents can get stuck in too. Ages 3–11.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Sat 30 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 287 3050

…and 29 more dates until 26 Dec

T-his/T-hat

Interactive dance performance with plenty of involvement for kids. Ages 2–7.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Children £5 / 0131 623 3030

Sun 24 May

Children £5 / 0131 623 3030

British Iris Society Summer Show

Lovely plant displays and lovely experts to answer your questions.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sat 23 May

Free / 0845 260 9000

Sun 24 May

Free / 0845 260 9000

back to top

Bookbug Big Bedtime Story

Celebrate Bookbug's Big Bedtime Story with a special Bookbug Session. Pyjamas optional and teddies welcome.

Eaglesham Library

Thu 28 May

Free / 0141 577 3932

Part of Bookbug Week.

Brockley Max - South East London's Biggest Community Arts Festival

Nine days of entertainment at Brockley Max in and around SE4. This fun-filled festival is packed with events including gigs, comedy, film, art, cabaret and kids activities, quizzes, walks and workshops. Most events are free.

Brockley Jack Station Garden, London SE4

Fri 29 May

Free / 07971 082224

Sat 30 May

Free / 07971 082224

Sun 31 May

Free / 07971 082224

…and 6 more dates until 6 Jun

Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Sat 23 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

Mon 25 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

Fabulous Fifties

Exhibition taking a nostalgic look back at the 50s.

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Sun 24 May

Included in admission / 0300 123 6789

Glasgow Science Centre on Show

Discover three floors of interactive science exhibits, games, illusions and shows.Look into light with spectacular planetarium shows and the shadow puppet workshop and discover if ‘you are what you eat’ at the ‘Blood Bile and Body Bits’ show. Meet the experts and explore the science behind the lives we lead today.

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 4 Jun

Entry into the science mall £10.50/ £8.50.Some activities have additional fees, see website for details. / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Fri 5 Jun

Entry into the science mall £10.50/ £8.50.Some activities have additional fees, see website for details. / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sat 6 Jun

Entry into the science mall £10.50/ £8.50.Some activities have additional fees, see website for details. / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

…and 8 more dates until 14 Jun back to top

50 Things Launch Weekend: Scary Bugs

Outdoor themed activities including the chance to hold a scary bug and discover more about creepy crawlies from our experts, plus create something bug-related to take home with you.

National Trust: Croome Park, Severn Stoke, Worcester

Sat 23 May

Free, plus normal admission £10.05, child £5, family £25 / 01905 371006

Ballet Black: Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp

A family-friendly ballet adapted from Anna Kemp's children's book.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 23 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Sun 24 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Chaplin's Circus

Chaplin's Circus will be bringing its unique pantomime circus.

Brookfield Park, Littlehampton

Mon 25 May

£21 / 01903 737951

Tue 26 May

£21 / 01903 737951

Wed 27 May

£21 / 01903 737951

…and 4 more dates until 31 May

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 19 Sep

£13.50 / 0131 529 6000

Kings Cross Theatre, London

Sat 18 Jul

£14.50–£24.50

Sun 19 Jul

£14.50–£24.50

Mon 20 Jul

£14.50–£24.50

…and 35 more dates until 30 Aug

Perth Concert Hall

Tue 15 Sep

£12.50 / 01738 621031

Wed 16 Sep

£12.50 / 01738 621031

Also on at:

Disney on Ice - Worlds of Enchantment

Disney characters from Cars, The Little Mermaid and Toy Story besport themselves upon the ice for your family viewing pleasure.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Sat 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Sun 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Fri 30 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sun 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sat 3 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sun 4 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Manchester Arena

Sat 17 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

Sun 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

Also on at:

back to top