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Circus Funtasia

All-human circus with acrobatic, comedy and aerial performers.

Fishers Meadow, Quedgeley

Sun 16 Jun

£10.15 / 07706168507

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

All the terror of the Tudors, replete with all the grizzly details about those murderous kings and queens, brought to the stage with 3D special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 6000


The UK's largest truck festival with plenty of entertainment for all the family.

Wolsingham Show, Bishop Auckland

Sun 16 Jun

£14 (£5; Family £33) / 01775 768661

  • 09:00 – 17:30

Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

Havant Library

Sun 16 Jun

£8.99–£110 / 0845 6035631

Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride

Cycling weekend with 5, 20 and 35 mile options.

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Sun 16 Jun

£11 / 0191 561 4697

Awesome Bricks

Brick-tastic adventures with LEGO® bricks including interactive displays and a big build with brick artist Warren Elsmore.

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Burntisland Summer Fair

All the fun of the fair with something for everyone, including children's and adult rides, side stalls and more candy floss than you can shake a stick at.

Burntisland Links

Sun 16 Jun

Free entry, pay for individual rides

  • 13:00 – 21:00

Zippo's Circus: The Magnificent Top Hat

Zippo's Circus celebrates more than 250 years of circus entertainment with amazing acts of acrobatics, comic clowns and daredevils.

Queen's Park, Glasgow

Sun 16 Jun

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Connect with Nature: A Festival of Creativity, Health and Nature

Annual festival spanning ten days with plenty of literature, poetry, exhibitions, art and community events on the relationships between nature, creativity and health.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£5–£25 (£3–£12) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Wings & Wheels

Airshow with air craft on show, as well as activities for the whole family.

Dunsfold Aerodrome, Cranleigh

Sun 16 Jun

£25.50 (Children £8.50; Family £58.30)

Dunbar Civic Week

A week-long programme of community events starting with a parade from Bleachingfield Centre to Lauderdale Park commencing noon on Sat 16 Jun.

The Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar

Sun 16 Jun


  • 11:30 – 16:00

Horrible Histories: The Awful Egyptians

Run – tell your mummies – the Egyptians are coming. Straight outta Ancient Egypt come facts about the pyramids and pharaohs in the stage version of Terry Deary's best-selling children's history books.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 6000

Big Wild Weekend

Celebrate the Wildlife Trust's Big Wild Weekend as part of the '30 Days Wild' challenge. Try activities that will connect you with the wildlife around you.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Sun 16 Jun

£4.50 (£3.50; Family £8.50; Children £1) / 01350 727337

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Family Beach Day and Raft Race

A day of family-friendly beachfront activities, including a sandcastle competition, a scavenger hunt, beach games and more.

Burntisland Beach

Sun 16 Jun


  • 10:30 – 15:00

Father's Day bushcraft and beer

From the American Garden, join the team for hands-on activities throughout the day and explore the art of bushcraft.

National Trust: Beningbrough Hall, Beningbrough, York

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01904 472027

Glasgow Science Festival: Family Man Fun Day

Billed as ‘The free, fun way to spend Fathers' Day’, the event offers something for every member of the family, from the Tots and Toddlers Zone to Teens and Tweenies Zone and the Mascot Race. It's an action packed, fun filled day out!

Hamilton Park Racecourse

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01698 283806

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

American Wrestling: W3L Wrestling Showdown

Big characters and bigger body slams at this family-friendly American-style wrestling show featuring stars from the World Wide Wrestling League.

Mac Arts, Galashiels

Sun 16 Jun

£13.50 (£11; Members £15.50; Family £42) / 01896 756852

  • 14:30 – 17:00

Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures. The line-up for 2019 features David Coulthard, Kate Humble, Susan Calman, Kirsty Wark and more.

Harmony House, Melrose

Sun 16 Jun

prices vary / 0131 473 2000

  • 16:30 – 22:30

DogFest: The Ultimate Summer Festival for Dogs

Celebrity super-vet Noel Fitzpatrick presents this weekend long festival for dogs and their owners.

Tatton Park, Knutsford

Sun 16 Jun

£23–£23.97 (£14.61; Children £13.70–£17.39; Family £16.05)

Summer in Battersea Park

Have all the fun in the sun at Battersea Park, with food and drink stalls out every weekend and a range of family-friendly activities, from movie screenings and live music to the annual Battersea Park Dog Show.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Sun 16 Jun

Father's day

Explore the mowhay and its large turf maze, get artistic in a craft activity with Dad and play Tudor games in the garden.

National Trust: Trerice, Newquay

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01637 875404

Milkshake Live: Milkshake Monkey's Musical

Milkshake Monkey enlists the help of his Milkshake friends to put on a dazzling show.

The Central Theatre, Chatham

Sun 16 Jun


The Secret Garden

Chapterhouse Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett follows young Mary Lennox on her journey of self-discovery to her uncle's house deep in the Yorkshire countryside, where unexpected friends and magical creatures help her to unlock the mystery of the secret garden.

Beaumanor Hall, Loughborough

Sun 16 Jun

£17.60 (Family £49.22)

Father's Day

Let dad show off his skills this Father’s Day and have a go at making a mini-raft. Free entry for dads when accompanied by their children.

Hatchlands Park, Guildford

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01483 222482