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  • Ancient Skies Documentary

    TUE 2 SEP

    Ancient Skies - World Premiere of Stunning New Fulldome FilmAncient Skies - World Premiere of…

    Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Winchester

    Run by: Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

    Winchester Science Centre is proud to announce the first screenings of this beautiful 46 minute fulldome film, followed by Q&A with the…

  • Looking at Woodmice

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Bioblitz - Mammals, Birds and Moths

    Haigh Hall, Wigan

    Run by: Greater Manchester Local Record Centre

    Empty the mammal traps and review the moths captured over night. Survey for birds and learning to record using the BTO breeding codes b…

  • Aldershot Ski Slope

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Slalom Ski Training

    Alpine Snowsports Centre Aldershot, Aldershot

    Run by: Aldershot Senior Ski Club

    It's summer and despite the heat, it is the dry slope slalom season in the UK. Join us to try skiing through slalom gates at Aldershot…

  • Swimming warm up

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    SwimBritain 2014

    Grand Central Pools, Stockport

    Run by: The ASA

    SwimBritain is a series of fun team swimming relays that take place across Britain every September. Our goal is to inspire 500,000 peop…

  • Doncaster Lakeside

    SAT 30 AUG

    Open Water Swimming

    Doncaster Lakeside, Doncaster

    Run by: GI Tri - Doncaster

    A weekly open water swimming activity for novices, open water swimmers and triathletes.

  • People on a Seaweeds and their Secrets walk

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Seaweeds and their Secrets: Botany Bay

    Botany Bay, Broadstairs, Broadstairs

    Run by: Thanet Coast Project

    Walk and talk with Ian Tittley (Natural History Museum). Thanet's chalk reef is awash with algae - find out about seaweeds, uses and pr…

  • Climb outside this summer

    SAT 30 AUG

    Outdoor Rock Climbing Skills Weekend

    The Showroom, Lincoln

    Run by: British Mountaineering Council

    If you are an indoor climber and want to learn the skills to climb outside on real rock then this weekend is for you.

  • PPCA Intro Course

    SAT 30 AUG

    Kayaking and Canoeing 1 Star Training CourseKayaking and Canoeing 1 Star Training…

    Port Of Plymouth Canoeing Association, Plymouth

    Run by: Port of Plymouth Canoeing Association - PPCA

    1 Star Training and assessment, introducing kayaking and canoeing from the Port of Plymouth Canoeing Association.

  • Photograph of runners

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Parkrun

    Gibside - National Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Run by: Gibside - National Trust

    Come along and take part in a 5k run at Gibside!

  • Girl with tennis racquet

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Tennis Coaching For All

    Maltravers Leisure Park, Littlehampton

    Run by: Howard Lawn Tennis Club

    If you are a complete beginner to tennis or have played before and want to brush up on your skills, pop along to a free tennis coaching…

  • Manchester Disc Golf

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Disc Golf - Free Taster Open Day

    Longford Park, Manchester

    Run by: Manchester Disc Golf

    Disc Golf is just like regular golf but you use flying discs (aka Frisbees). We invite you and your family to try Disc Golf at one of …

  • Disc flying towards the camera!

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Disc Golf - Free Taster Open Day

    Longford Park, Manchester

    Run by: Manchester Disc Golf

    Disc Golf is just like regular golf but you use flying discs (aka frisbees). We invite you and your family to try Disc Golf at one of …

  • Signalmen using Morse code equipment in a...

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Coded Communications - August

    York Castle Museum, York

    Run by: York Castle Museum

    Get involved with coded communications.

  • photograph of field communications during ww1

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Joining Up - August

    York Castle Museum, York

    Run by: York Castle Museum

    Come along and get signed up to the army!

  • photograph of ww1 entertainment

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Traditional Family Fun: Cardboard TheatreTraditional Family Fun: Cardboard…

    IWM North, Manchester

    Run by: IWM North

    Join us for a family fun day filled with activities related to the Great War.

  • Photograph of WWI vehicle

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    World War One Family day

    Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Northampton

    Run by: Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

    First World War family commemoration activity day.

  • Dinosaurs Unleashed at the Eden Project

    SAT 30 AUG

    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 …

  • Soldiers at Norwich Train Station

    SAT 30 AUG

    Military Ancestors Workshop

    Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, Norwich

    Run by: Norfolk Heritage Centre

    Join us to learn how to research your family's military career, with a focus on the First World War. This is not Norfolk Regiment speci…

  • Looking closely at trees

    SAT 30 AUG

    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.

  • Children Pond dipping at Slimbridge

    SAT 30 AUG

    Nature Explorers

    WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Slimbridge

    Run by: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre

    This summer set sail on a voyage of discovery through our wetlands. Investigate British wildlife and habitats with fun activities which…

  • A girl doing some painting

    SAT 30 AUG

    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 30 AUG

    FREE

    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.

  • Woodland Lickey Hills

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Self-Guided Activity Trail

    Lickey Hills Country Park, Birmingham

    Run by: Birmingham City Council Ranger Service

    Pick up your activity sheet from the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre between 10:00 and 17:40. This event runs daily until Wednesday 31 Augu…

  • Wicked Wetlands

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Ham Hill Wildlife Watch Club: Wicked WetlandsHam Hill Wildlife Watch Club: Wicked…

    Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve, West Hay

    Run by: Somerset Wildlife Trust

    Wander through our wetlands and explore the variety of wildlife that makes this watery world its home.

  • Discovering our retro games and devices

    SAT 30 AUG

    Codes and Ciphers Treasure Hunt

    The Museum of Computing, Swindon

    Run by: Museum of Computing

    Kids will have the opportunity to crack 6 different codes by using cool cryptic clues and ciphers. Once unlocked, they'll be able to ex…

  • Live Science Shows

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Live Science Shows: Nature and Science

    Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Winchester

    Run by: Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

    During the school holidays from Thursday 24 July to Monday 1 Sept, Winchester Science Centre is offering an exciting programme of event…

  • STS-49 Launch

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    Peake Season Summer - August

    National Space Centre, Leicester

    Run by: National Space Centre

    Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut?

  • Summer Prehistoric Fun

    SAT 30 AUG

    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…

  • A Swarm of Ancient Stars

    SAT 30 AUG

    Summer Night Sky Planetarium Show

    At-Bristol, Bristol

    Run by: At-Bristol

    Sit back and discover more about some of the amazing things we can see from our back gardens this Summer!

  • Larry Lamb

    SAT 30 AUG

    FREE

    BBC World War One At Home Tour 2014

    Rhyl Airshow, Denbighshire

    Run by: BBC World War One At Home

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

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