All Day

Born Free Forever

When: 6 Oct – 1 Jan Where: The Meadows, Edinburgh South Cost: Free Time: Various W: bornfree.org.uk Featuring stunning life-size, bronze lion sculptures to raise awareness and vital funds for lions. Visit the event website here: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/born-free-forever

Seek & Peek

When: Daily. Where: V&A Museum, Dundee. Cost: Free. Time: 10am-5pm. This colourful trail will take your family on a waterfront wander of discovery around the plaza, urban beach and gardens. W: vam.ac.uk

Free with admission

Selkie Trail

When: Daily. Where: V&A Museum, Dundee. Cost: Free. Time: 10am-5pm. Self-guided, family-friendly trail inside the museum where you can sketch, wander and find out fun facts about the architecture and design. W: vam.ac.uk/dundee/event/353/selkie-trail

Free with admission

Bodyworks Exhibition

Glasgow Science Centre 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow

When: Daily. Where: Glasgow Science Centre. Cost: Free with Science Mall ticket. Time: Various. Take on the role of the snot barrier, perform a virtual autopsy and bust some moves at the DNA disco – you’ll never look at your body the same way again. W: glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-experiences/bodyworks

Free with admission

Edinburgh Treasure Trail

When: Various. Where: Edinburgh Old Town. Cost: From £9.99. Time: Various. Self-guided treasure hunt trail that covers the east end of the Royal Mile, twisting and turning through Edinburgh’s ancient streets. W: treasuretrails.co.uk/products/what-to-do-edinburgh-lothian

£9.99
Ongoing

Love Gorgie Farm

When: Various. Where: Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. Cost: Free but donations welcome. Time: 9.30am-4pm. Get a hands-on experience of taking care of farm animals at the community-led charity. W: lovegorgiefarm.org.uk

Free

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

When: Various. Where: Loch Lomond Faerie Trail, Luss. Cost: Family Ticket £36. Time: 10am-4pm. Using an activity booklet, solve clues and questions to make your way round each point of the unique trail. W: lochlomondfaerietrail.com/seasonal-trails

£36

Edinburgh Gang Show

Festival Theatre 13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh

When: Tues 1 – Sat 5 Nov. Where: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Cost: From £14. Time: Evenings 7pm, Sat matinee 2pm. Over 250 young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh entertain with musical items and stunning performances. W: capitaltheatres.com  

£14

The Nutcracker

Beacon Arts Centre Custom House Quay, Greenock

When: Fri 4 & Sat 5 Nov. Where: Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. Cost: From £14. Time: 7.30pm. Start Christmas magically and join Clara on Christmas Eve as she parties with friends and family. W: beaconartscentre.co.uk

£14

Saturday Art Attack

Summerlee Museum Heritage Way, Coatbridge

When: Every Sat until Sat 17 Dec. Where: Summerlee Museum, North Lanarkshire. Cost: £6 per class. Time: 10am. Wide range of arts activities on offer for ages 7-12, including drawing, painting and clay modelling. W: culturenl.co.uk/art-attack-summerlee-2/

£6

Autumn Stories

Festival Theatre 13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh

When: Fri 28 Oct and 11 & 25 Nov. Where: Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Cost: From £3. Time: 10am-11am. Sessions designed to let children enjoy stories in their own way with fun objects, a snack and quiet space for families. W: capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/all-shows/autumn-stories/2075

£3

Kids’ Lego Club

Gorbals Library 180 Crown St,, Glasgow

Fun, free and interactive building sessions for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents or guardians are welcome to stay during sessions.

Free

Hopetoun Fireworks & Bonfire Night

Hopetoun House Queensferry, South Queensferry

When: Sat 5 Nov. Where: Hopetoun House. Cost: adult £16, child £8 (+ booking fee). Time: 4pm-7.30pm. Hopetoun House and 21CC Group present fireworks and bonfire night – We Will Rock You. W: hopetoun.co.uk

£8 – £16

Nae Fireworks Night

When: Sat 5 Nov. Where: Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre. Cost: Free. Time: 5pm-11pm. Join the Whitelee Rangers at their firework free zone and walk your dog in peace. W: eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Free