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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 16 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Leith Festival

The vibrant community of Leith shows off its abundant festival skills with a fun-packed programme of events including exhibitions, concerts, walks, talks and films. Have a special look out for the Festival Gala Day and the Leith Festival Tattoo.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0131 629 1214

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

Father's Day Kite Flying

Treat dad to a day out on Father's Day and bring him to our annual kite-flying event. The Midland Kite Fliers will thrill you with their skills. Bring your own kite, buy or borrow one here, or make one in our workshop.

National Trust: Calke Abbey, Derby

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01332 863822

Killin Music Festival

An electric three-day festival of music featuring live bands and artists, as well as fringe events throughout the village over the weekend.

McLaren Hall, Killin

Sun 16 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01786 473544

Glasgow Science Festival: Glasgow Steams Ahead!

A packed programme of workshops, shows, films, discussion, exhibitions and art collaborations allows budding scientists to sit back and learn something new or don safety goggles and take part in an experiment.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 16 Jun

Times to be confirmed / 0141 330 5370

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

Billy's Band

A family concert with a chance to try a musical instrument.

Winston Churchill Hall, Ruislip

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

  • 14:00

Free Drama Class

Free taster sessions for kids' drama classes.

Cardinal Newman College, Preston

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01772 460181

Early afternoon classes for ages 6–10, later afternoon classes for ages 11–18.

  • 12:30 – 14:00
  • 14:00 – 17:00

Garden Fair

A great opportunity to stock up on all your shrubs and plants, herbs and other specimens native to Springhill. Take a look at our community allotments, enjoy a tour of Springhill gardens and pick up some gardening tips from our rangers. Children can have a go in our 'Plant it, grow it, eat it' workshop, nature trails and…

National Trust: Springhill, Magherafelt

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 028 8674 8210

Sketch and de-stress

A creative session to explore simple mark making techniques, unleash your creativity and unwind. These workshops are informal and drop in, for all levels of ability. Drawing materials are provided. Sessions take place once a month on the following Wednesdays; 06/03, 03/04, 01/05, 05/06, 03/07, 07/08.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0141 287 3050

Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood

Venus fly trap by Chris Thorogood

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

BBC Springwatch Experience

Your chance to see if you could cut it as a Springwatch presenter.

London Wetland Centre, SW13

Sun 16 Jun

Included in centre admission / 020 8409 4400

  • 09:30 – 17:30


Would you like to start reading more? Are you into books, discussing your thoughts and want to broaden your literary remit? BooksQUAD brings together bookworms with different preferences and perspectives, all with a shared love for the written word. Come along any or every month as we take it in turns to select a book…

QUAD, Derby

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01332 290606

Candy Making Masterclasses from Spun Candy

Put your sweet tooth to the test at this candy making workshop.

Spun Candy Spitalfields, London E1

Sun 16 Jun


  • 09:00 – 18:00

Top of the Gorge festival 2019 - day tickets

Includes talks, films, music, selected workshops and many adventure activities that are free as part of the festival.

National Trust: Cheddar Gorge

Sun 16 Jun

£15 Booking essential (Children £10 Booking essential; Family £40 Booking essential)

Axe Craft Workshop

Learn how to forage for wood, prepare logs into blanks and whittle your own wooden object. Lunch, all tools and materials will be provided. This is a physically demanding class – keep in mind when booking.

Mount Florida Studios, Glasgow

Sun 16 Jun

The Bell Tree: Trust New Art at Speke Hall

This installation is supported by the Bluecoat and part of Trust New Art.

National Trust: Speke Hall, Liverpool

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 0151 427 7231

Bhutan in the Footsteps of George Sherriff

A fabulous exhibition of Sherriff’s plant expedition trips to Bhutan in the 1930s and 1940s where he collected 5000 specimens including many novelties.

Logan Botanic Garden, Stranraer

Sun 16 Jun

Botanical Images Scotia - BISCOT

BISCOT is a showcase of top contemporary botanical art that returns to the Garden for the 15th year. The exhibition includes work from home and abroad, and is a collaboration between RBGE and the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Bracken management day at Kilkhampton Castle

We will be using big sticks to bash down the bracken. Sturdy footwear, long trousers and long-sleeved shirts required.

National Trust: Sandymouth

Sun 16 Jun

Free Booking advisable / 01208863046

Ceramic Hare Workshop

Join local ceramics artist Ros Ingram to create your own unique clay sculpture of a hare. Designed for all levels of artistic ability, you will be guided, step by step, through the process of sculpting using stoneware clay with slip decoration.

National Trust: Charlecote Park, Warwick

Sun 16 Jun

£45 Booking essential, admission applies / 01789 470277

Family Canoeing On Middle Lake

Come and test the waters at Osterley with Canoeing on Middle Lake. Our partners The Sharks Canoe Club will guide you on the techniques required to get on the water. Enjoy an alternative experience of Osterley and get #NTActive as a family.

National Trust: Osterley Park And House, Isleworth

Sun 16 Jun

£7 / 020 8232 5050

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

Father's Day: Let's Go Fly a Kite

Search Fenton's beautiful walled garden for answers to a quiz about birds. Choose your favourite bird and arty expert Felicity Jolly will show you how to use an array of craft materials to create your very own bird kites to fly on Hampstead Heath!

Fenton House, London NW3

Sun 16 Jun

£2 Admission applies / 020 7435 3471