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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

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 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

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

Home!

What is it that makes a home ‘homely’? Join the debate and spend some time discovering this Arts and Crafts house and garden and former home of the Terry family. With new displays exploring this unique Yorkshire home from its conception in 1925 through to the current day, learn more about the Terry family home and their…

National Trust: Goddards House and Garden, York

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01904771930

Killerton Duathlon

For full details, prices, booking and contact information please visit: www.killertonduathlon.com

National Trust: Killerton, Exeter

Sun 16 Jun

Booking essential / 01392 881345

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

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

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

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

Let's go fly a kite

Tick off one of your #50things and make and decorate a kite to send soaring in the sky above the Parade Ground at Trerice.

National Trust: Trerice, Newquay

Sun 16 Jun

£2 Admission applies / 01637 875404

Top of the Gorge 2019 weekend ticket - camping

Includes parking, campsite pitch for one tent, plus talks, films, music, selected workshops and many adventure activities that are free as part of the festival.

National Trust: Cheddar Gorge

Sun 16 Jun

£350 Booking essential

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)

Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood

Venus fly trap by Chris Thorogood

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

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

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

BooksQUAD

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

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

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

£30–£170

  • 09:00 – 18:00

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

Green Gold: Plants from the travels of John Jeffrey

An exhibition celebrating the publication of Green Gold, a new book by Gabriel Hemery about the life of the plant hunter John Jeffrey.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Handling Session - Hands On at Kelvin Hall

Join us in May and June for some special themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the stories behind them! 

Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0141 276 1450

Look! Look! Look!

Discover an installation in our Walled Garden from internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison. Taking their inspiration from how the Harley's enjoyed their garden in the Georgian era, you can see the garden in a totally new light. Go on, take a look!

National Trust: Berrington Hall, Berrington, Leominster

Sun 16 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01568 615721