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  • Photograph of archaeological dig

    THU 24 JUL

    Awesome Archaeology

    Peterborough Museum, Peterborough

    Run by: Peterborough Museum

    Join us for summer holiday fun!

  • Children painting

    FRI 25 JUL

    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.

  • Small tortoiseshell butterfly

    FRI 25 JUL


    North Gare Butterfly Hunt

    Teesmouth NNR, Hartlepool

    Run by: Natural England

    A fascinating walk around Teesmouth National Nature Reserve in search of the many butterflies that live there in the company of Natural…

  • Children enjoying the Activity Hubs

    TUE 29 JUL

    Activity Hubs

    Bugbrooke Community Centre, Northampton

    Run by: South Northants Council

    Fun summer activities for 8 to 16 year olds offer opportunities to participate in a range of sports and arts activities organised by So…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • View from Old Winchester Hill NNR

    WED 23 JUL


    Old Winchester Hill 60th Anniversary Celebrations!Old Winchester Hill 60th Anniversary…

    Old Winchester Hill National Nature Reserve, Warnford

    Run by: Natural England

    Guided walk and children's activities to celebrate 60 years of Old Winchester Hill being a National Nature Reserve!

  • Sea Kayaking in the Torbay Geopark

    WED 23 JUL

    Paddle at Sunset-Geopark Adventure Event

    Seashore Centre, Paignton

    Run by: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

    Spend a memorable evening on a sunset kayak adventure and explore the Bay's stunning coastline.

  • Emperor Dragonfly

    WED 23 JUL


    Nature Walk at Urmston Meadows

    Urmston Meadows, Urmston

    Run by: Red Rose Forest

    An evening nature walk around Urmston Meadows in Trafford.

  • Bat

    WED 23 JUL

    Bat Count

    Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Billericay

    Run by: Essex Wildlife Trust

    During the spring and summer months we have a team of volunteers that do fortnightly counts of the bats emerging from the roost in the …

  • photogrpah of longhorn beetle

    WED 23 JUL

    Twilight Walk

    Colby Woodland Garden - National Trust, Near Amroth

    Run by: Colby Woodland Garden - National Trust

    Discover a surprising variety of woodland wildlife as darkness falls with one of our rangers.

  • Looking closely at trees

    THU 24 JUL

    Reserve Rangers Challenge

    Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve, Fakenham

    Run by: Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve

    Fun challenges to complete on the reserve over the summer.

  • photogrpah of jodrell bank

    WED 23 JUL

    An Evening with Chris Beardshaw

    Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield

    Run by: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

    Come and join us to hear Chris talk about the key to successful planting combinations to create a seamless tapestry of colour and textu…

  • Pond dipping

    THU 24 JUL

    Summer Nature Explorers

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough

    Run by: Martin Mere Wetland Centre

    This summer at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre explore a hidden gem of wetland habitat as 'Wild Walk' opens.

  • Moon set over earth

    THU 24 JUL

    Space Hunters

    Techniquest, Cardiff

    Run by: Techniquest

    A planetarium show for younger children.

  • Dinosaurs Unleashed at the Eden Project

    THU 24 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 …

  • Summer Prehistoric Fun

    THU 24 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…

  • garden week

    THU 24 JUL


    Garden Week: Science Shows

    Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield

    Run by: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

    Come along for this interactive science show as part of Garden Week at Jodrell Bank.

  • Men of the Royal Scots Greys ride their horses...

    WED 23 JUL

    Making War Horse the Movie

    The REME Museum of Technology, Arborfield

    Run by: The REME Museum of Technology

    A talk with Andy Robertshaw. Part of The Horse Drawn War Lecture Series.

  • A view of Jephson Gardens

    THU 24 JUL


    Summer History Trail

    Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa

    Run by: Action 21

    A free, self-guided trail around Jephson Gardens. Learn about the history of the park and the people who helped make it the beautiful …

  • Children's Festival 1911 pre-war

    THU 24 JUL

    Children's Festival

    Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

    Run by: Bournemouth Borough Council

    9:00 Children's Parade from Bournemouth Pier to Meyrick Park. 10:00 the festival opens.

  • Family exploring Dove Cottage

    THU 24 JUL

    Summer Treasure Trail

    Dove Cottage, Ambleside

    Run by: The Wordsworth Trust

    The Treasure Trails encourage families to explore Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and the gardens. Solve the riddles or find the lo…

  • photograph of Royal Albert Memorial Museum

    THU 24 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.

  • photograph of ww1 biplane

    THU 24 JUL

    The Archaeology of Aircraft Crash Sites

    Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery, Brecon

    Run by: Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

    Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2014.

  • Adapted Cycling

    WED 23 JUL

    Adapted Cycling

    Regional Fitness and Swimming Centre, Peterborough

    Run by: Vivacity Sports and Leisure Peterborough

    People who have mobility problems can come to any of the sessions and try out a range of specially adapted bikes.

  • Swim Britain

    WED 23 JUL

    Swim Fit and Swim Britain Training

    Steyning Leisure Centre, Steyning

    Run by: The ASA

    An instructor led session to motivate you to get more out of your swimming session. Think of personal training only in the pool to ach…

  • Table Tennis serve

    WED 23 JUL

    Table Tennis

    Aldercar Community Language College, Nottingham

    Run by: Aldercar Community Language College

    Fun, family table tennis session. Just turn up and have a game!

  • Serve

    WED 23 JUL


    Teenage Tennis!

    The Sportsfield, Littlehampton

    Run by: Howard Lawn Tennis Club

    A free 6 week course for 14-21 years old (split into age groups) that provides tennis coaching for beginners, or players that may have …

  • After training

    WED 23 JUL


    Rugby - Get Fit and Meet New Friends

    Bonymaen RFC, Swansea

    Run by: Bonymae RFC

    Join in training sessions for all ages.

  • Player pitching for Redbacks in national final

    WED 23 JUL


    Junior Baseball Training (under-16s)

    Forest Glade Football Club, Billericay

    Run by: Redbacks Baseball & Softball

    The Forest Glade Redbacks are the best junior baseball teams in Essex. Join in the fun and learn about the sport in a fun and safe envi…

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