All Day

Born Free Forever

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

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:

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:

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:

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:


Christmas at the Botanics

Royal Botanic Garden Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh

When: 17 Nov – 30 Dec Where: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Cost: From £15 Time: Various W: Over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds will fill the air with festive fun at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Visit the event website here:


Christmas Fair at George Square

When: 18 Nov – 8 Jan Where: Glasgow City Centre Time: Various Cost: Free W: Get into the festive spirit by visiting the two Christmas Fairs in the heart of the city at St Enoch Square and George Square. Visit the event website here:


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:


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:


The Bing Store Pop-Up

Glasgow Fort

Where: Glasgow Fort When: 7 Nov – 31 Dec Time: 9am – 7pm Cost: Free (booking required for Meet & Greet) W: An exciting new shopping experience featuring Bing, is coming to Glasgow Fort this November and December, complete with the chance for families to meet the show’s much-loved


Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations

When: 11 Nov – 24 Dec Where: Five Sisters Zoo Cost: From £11 Time: 4pm – 7:30pm W: Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations are back for another year, BIGGER, brighter, and better than ever before. Visit the event website here:


Castle of Light: Kingdom of Colours

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh

When: Selected dates from Fri 18 Nov to Fri 30 Dec. Where: Edinburgh Castle. Cost: Tickets from £12. Time: 4.30pm-9pm. See extraordinary projections dance from the castle walls and immersive illuminations guide you throughout the castle. W: