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  • BBC at the Quay

    SUN 27 JUL


    BBC at the Quay

    BBC Scotland, Glasgow

    Run by: the BBC.

    A free 16 day festival coinciding with the Commonwealth Games. We have a Big Tent, an Outdoor Stage, a Big Screen to watch brilliant sp…

  • Hockey

    MON 28 JUL

    Commonwealth Sports Week

    Milnes High School, Fochabers

    Run by: Moray Council

    The Commonwealth Sports Week will see participants taking part in the following sports throughout the week; athletics, badminton, hocke…

  • Training event at Walderslade Judo Club

    MON 28 JUL


    Free Judo Lessons

    Greenacre School, Chatham

    Run by: Walderslade Judo Club

    Come and try the Commonwealth and Olympic sport of judo. In celebration of the Commonwealth Games Walderslade Judo Club is offering be…

  • A Clip-on Handcycle and a Semi-recumbent Trike.

    TUE 29 JUL


    Activate Accessible Cycling

    Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

    Run by: Wessex Accessible Cycling Club

    An instructor led accessible cycle ride around Moors Valley Country Park and Forest using our paracycles, bikes for disabled people and…

  • Children painting

    FRI 1 AUG

    Drawing, Dipping and Discovery Day Free FridaysDrawing, Dipping and Discovery Day Free…

    Old Moor, Barnsley

    Run by: RSPB

    Our activity centre will be open for self-led art activities. Come along and enjoy painting and sticking and glueing and doing.

  • Butterfly

    FRI 15 AUG

    Discover... Wonderful Wildlife

    St John's Museum, Warwick

    Run by: Heritage and Culture Warwickshire

    Find out all about the different types of wildlife that lives in Warwickshire and meet some specimens from the museum's collections.

  • A girl doing some painting

    SAT 26 JUL

    Drawing, Dipping and Discovery Day

    Old Moor, Barnsley

    Run by: RSPB

    Our activity centre will be open for self-led art activities.  Come along and enjoy painting and sticking and glueing and doing.

  • Woodgate Valley

    SAT 26 JUL


    The Woodgate Challenge

    Woodgate Valley Country Park, Birmingham

    Run by: Birmingham City Council Ranger Service

    Can you complete the Woodgate Challenge? Set to run throughout the School holidays, this is a self- led activity trail.

  • Dinosaurs Unleashed at the Eden Project

    SAT 26 JUL

    Dinosaurs Unleashed

    The Eden Project, St Austell

    Run by: Eden Project

    This summer's wildest experience, and a beast of a day out! Step back in time 67 million years and come face to face with a lost world …

  • A girl on a nature trail

    SAT 26 JUL

    Wildlife Games Treasure Trail

    RSPB Frampton Marsh, Boston

    Run by: RSPB

    As humans compete in the Commonwealth Games, find out about the fastest and strongest animals. Pick up an entry sheet from the visitor …

  • Green Woodworking

    SAT 26 JUL

    Green Woodcraft Day for Adults

    The Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Huntingdon

    Run by: Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

    Come along and learn green woodworking skills using pole lathes and shaving horses. For beginners or those with basic experience of gr…

  • © Eleanor Stone

    SAT 26 JUL


    Big Watch Weekend: Whale and Dolphin WatchBig Watch Weekend: Whale and Dolphin…

    Cresswell Foreshore, Cresswell

    Run by: Northumberland Wildlife Trust

    Help us spot whales, dolphins and porpoises from Cresswell and learn how to identify the different species you might expect to find off…

  • Moon set over earth

    SAT 26 JUL

    Space Hunters

    Techniquest, Cardiff

    Run by: Techniquest

    A planetarium show for younger children.

  • Summer Prehistoric Fun

    SAT 26 JUL

    Summer Prehistoric Fun

    Fossils Galore Centre, March

    Run by: Fossils Galore

    Interested in Dinosaurs, Fossils, Crystals and Artefacts? Well look no further with a Dinotastic Summer holiday with lots of fun Prehis…

  • Larry Lamb

    SAT 26 JUL


    BBC World War One At Home Tour 2014

    The Sunderland International Airshow, Sunderland

    Run by: BBC World War One At Home

    Join us in Sunderland for The BBC World War One At Home Tour. Find out about the dramatic impact the war had on your family, your commu…

  • Midsummer sunrise at the Rollright Stones

    SAT 26 JUL

    Festival of Archeology: a Combined Archeo Astronomy Event for all the FamilyFestival of Archeology: a Combined…

    The Rollright Stones, Nr Chipping Norton

    Run by: Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group

    A unique opportunity to celebrate archeology and astronomy in the company of the leading experts in their field Professor Clive Ruggles…

  • A Swarm of Ancient Stars

    SAT 26 JUL

    Southend Planetarium Shows

    Southend Central Museum and Planetarium, Southend-on-Sea

    Run by: Southend Central Museum and Planetarium

    A forty minute planetarium show, running every Saturday.

  • Keele Observatory

    SAT 26 JUL


    Seeing the Universe Through Telescopes

    Keele Observatory, Keele

    Run by: Keele Observatory

    Weather permitting, you may view planets, stars and nebulae through large telescopes, or the Sun (during the day). Astronomers will giv…

  • photograph of Royal Albert Memorial Museum

    SAT 26 JUL


    Festival of Archaeology 2014: Conservation in ActionFestival of Archaeology 2014…

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter

    Run by: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2014.

  • Archeology dirt screening

    SAT 26 JUL


    Meet the Archaeologists

    Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

    Run by: Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

    Meet members of the Coventry and District Archaeological Society and handle real Roman artefacts!

  • Digging at Staveley 2012

    SAT 26 JUL


    Heart of Staveley: Community Archaeology

    Staveley Hall, Staveley

    Run by: Staveley History Society

    Join us on an archaeological excavation of an 18th century midden within 17th century Staveley Hall.

  • photograph of field communications during ww1

    SAT 26 JUL


    Joining Up - July

    York Castle Museum, York

    Run by: York Castle Museum

    Come along and get signed up to the army!

  • Photograph of children salvaging valuable...

    SAT 26 JUL

    Terrible Trenches

    Peterborough Museum, Peterborough

    Run by: Peterborough Museum

    What was life really like in the trenches during the Great War?

  • photograph of poppies

    SAT 26 JUL

    Felt Poppy Making

    The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas

    Run by: The National Memorial Arboretum

    Join us for a felt poppy making workshop.

  • Preparing to hit the trails

    SAT 26 JUL

    High Beach Youth Cycling Club

    Epping Forest Visitor Centre, London

    Run by: EFDC Sports and Health Development

    A competitive mountain biking club for all aged 8 to 16 years. All levels welcome as expert coaching is available so that young people …

  • Penzance TC in the beautiful Penlee Park

    SAT 26 JUL

    Penzance Senior Open Tournament

    Penzance Tennis Club, Penzance

    Run by: Penzance Tennis Club

    LTA Grade 3 approved adult tennis tournament with lots of ratings as well as handicap competitions.

  • Blind football player

    SAT 26 JUL

    VI Football

    Greenbank Sports Academy, Liverpool

    Run by: Greenbank

    The aim of the club is to develop regular opportunities for blind people of all abilities to get involved in football and achieve their…

  • Balls for a variety of sports

    SAT 26 JUL

    Sports Zone

    The Bunyan Centre, Bedford

    Run by: Bedford Borough Council

    Weekly sports club providing the opportunity for young people between 8 to 18 years old who have a learning or physical disability (and…

  • Alistair Patrick Heselton in action

    SAT 26 JUL


    FA Cerebral Palsy Talent Day (West Midlands)FA Cerebral Palsy Talent Day (West…

    Moat House Leisure Centre, Coventry

    Run by: Birmingham County FA

    Cerebral Palsy players of outstanding ability and place them in a Regional Centre of Excellence technical programme designed to produce…

  • Some of last years award winners of the 2km series

    SAT 26 JUL


    Southwick 2km Junior Race League by Avon Valley RunnersSouthwick 2km Junior Race League by Avon…

    Southwick Country Park, Trowbridge

    Run by: Avon Valley Runners

    A fun and supportive 2km race league designed for junior runners aged 7+.

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