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July

EAST AYRSHIRE SUMMER ACTIVITY CLUBS

Various Venues East Ayrshire

EAST AYRSHIRE SUMMER ACTIVITY CLUBS

Celebrate summer with our Kids' Club activities. A variety of fun sessions including creative arts and crafts, bouncy castles, team games and more!

Ongoing until 11th Aug

Venue: Various venues throught East Ayrshire

Click on the link below to view the full programme

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Ongoing - Friday 11th August 2017 Various

PRE-SCHOOL FRIDAY FUN

Cambusdoon Sports Club, Alloway, Ayr

PRE-SCHOOL FRIDAY FUN

Pre-school sessions are dedicated to developing your children's basic fundamental physical skills, agility, balance and coordination.

We will be developing social skills, communication, confidence and concentration using individual and team based activities. The programme aims to provide your child (3-5 year olds) with the perfect opportunity to become more confident and prepared for their early school experiences both in and outside the classroom.

Tel: Hannah 07542924348 or email bookings@visioncoachingcamps.com

07542924348 www.visioncoachingcamps.com
Every Friday 30th June - 11th August 2017 10am - 12pm

SOUTH AYRSHIRE SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

Various Venues South Ayrshire

SOUTH AYRSHIRE SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

South Ayrshire have wide range of exciting summer activities including othe popular Day Camps at the Citadel. T

here are also a variety of new additions to the programme to look out for this year that are all bookable online including the Outdoor Activity Days at the Dolphin House,

FootGolf at Maybole Golf Course and a series of Nerf Wars sessions at various locations across South Ayrshire.

  www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Ongoing - Friday 11th August 2017 Various

KA LESIURE SUMMER SPORTS & ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

Various Venues North Ayrshire

KA LESIURE SUMMER SPORTS & ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

Summer Programme is packed with activities to make sure the school holidays are full of action and fun! We have something for everyone with sport specific camps, pool activities and our ever popular kids clubs!

Along with our own activities we have a variety of camps and classes which will be delivered by clubs and partners from across the area. Supported by North Ayrshire Council the free summer swimming returns and is available for all young people under 18.

  www.kaleisure.com
Ongoing - Wednesday 16th August 2017 Various

CHILDREN’S MULTI -SPORTS CAMPS (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

Cambusdoon Sports Club, Alloway, Ayr

CHILDREN’S MULTI -SPORTS CAMPS (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

Say goodbye to boring school holidays, come and enjoy the fun at Vision Coaching. Multi-sports camp running everyday (8am-6pm) of the school holidays. Sports and performing arts activities available throughout. We aim to not only provide your children with active environment in the school holidays, but to also enhance and develop key skills to help them on their return to the classroom. Sports include, football, rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis, volleyball, dodgeball and much more.

Fun for all ages 4-14. All staff are qualified sports coaches and the camp is managed by GTC registered staff. Healthy lunch included in daily rates. Sibling discounts available.

More info on the website.

07542924348 www.visioncoachingcamps.com
Ongoing - Wednesday 16th August 2017 8am - 6pm

IMPACT ARTS - FREE CREATIVE PROGRAMME

Killie Browser, Kilmarnock & Impact Arts, Irvine

FREE CREATIVE PROGRAMME for young people aged 14-19. Starting Tuesday 11th July – 4th August

Take part in music, performance, film making and visual arts.

FREE lunch and travel for all Tuesday - Friday, 10am-4pm.

Sign up on arrival!.

Venues: The Killie Browser, Kilmarnock Train Station, Kilmarnock.. Impact Arts, 60 Bank Street, Irvine.

Check out the website for more info or Call Impact Arts at our Glasgow office on 0141 575 3001 or our Ayrshire office on 01294 273051

0141 575 3001/ 01294 273051 www.impactarts.co.uk
Tuesday 11th July - Friday 4th August 2017 10am – 4pm

NORTH AYRSHIRE YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Redburn Youth Centre, Dickson Drive, Irvine

NORTH AYRSHIRE YOUTH ACTIVITIES

FREE! Fun Summer Programme for young people 12+ and those who start secondary education after the summer holidays.

This Programme runs every Mon, Wed and Fri with the final evening on Friday 11th August

All sessions 7pm to 9pm.

01294 313593  
Wednesday 12th July - Friday 11th August 2017 7pm - 9pm

MARITIME INDUSTRY IN MINIATURE

Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbourside, Irvine

MARITIME INDUSTRY IN MINIATURE

Feel like Gulliver for a day at the mini maritime world with Irvine Model Boat Club and Kilmarnock Model Railway Group. Irvine Coastwatch and the RNLI will be there too - in regular size!

Usual admission charges apply. Up to three children go free with each adult admission.

  www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org
Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd July 2017 11am - 4pm

TROON WATER SPORTS "COME & TRY"

Barassie Beach

TROON WATER SPORTS "COME & TRY"

Come and Try a range of Water Sports. Coastal Rowing, Dingy sailing, Canoeing.

We will also have demonstrations of Kite Surfing.

Free event

01292 319357  
Sunday 23rd July 2017 12pm - 3pm

CHARACTER LUNCHES – CARTOON CHAOS

Room, 48-52 Gallowgate Square, Largs

CHARACTER LUNCHES – CARTOON CHAOS

Meet your favourite characters from cartoon movies and TV shows! Kids enjoy a 2 course lunch hosted by their favourite characters! Interactive entertainment during meals and photo opportunities.

Fancy Dress Encouraged! Kids £12.50 inc. 2 course lunch, under 1s free. All kids must be accompanied by max. 2 adults, there is no ticket charge for adults, however you are free to order from Room’s standard menu.

Buy tickets from Room. Tel: 01475 675767. Or buy online at: www.pintsizeevents.com

01475 675767 www.pintsizeevents.com
Sunday 23rd July 2017 12pm

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM - EARLY DRAMA EVENT

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM - EARLY DRAMA EVENT

Somewhere hidden amongst thorny brambles, is a little Kingdom of Elves & Fairies...

Ben & Holly themed drama event filled with music and magic!

Ages 3 – 4 years. Cost £3.

01294 274059  
Monday 24th July 2017 10am – 11am or 11.30am - 12.30pm

MOANA THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

MOANA THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT

“For generations this peaceful island has been home to our family, but beyond our reef a great danger is coming.

Legend tells of a hero who will journey to find the demi god Maui, and together they will save us all” A week of musical theatre based on the adventurous tale of Moana!.

Ages 7 – 11 years. Cost £50.

Please bring packed lunch, snacks and water. Performance Friday 3.30pm. £2 per ticket.

01294 274059  
Monday 24th - Friday 28th July 2017 10am – 4pm

MIDWEEK POKEMON MADNESS

The Cross, Kilmarnock

MIDWEEK POKEMON MADNESS

To celebrate all things Pokemon, this summer we are hosting a FREE Pokemon inspired Kid Zone which includes :

Look-a-Like Mascot Meet & Greet . Craft Zone with Pokemon inspired arts & crafts (P1 upwards)

Soft Play (Pre-school - babies & toddlers)

Free event. Come and enjoy the midweek fun!!

01563 576948 facebook
Tuesday 25th July 2017 12pm - 4pm

HOW TO DRAW YOUR DRAGON!

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

HOW TO DRAW YOUR DRAGON!

You will surely impress your friends when you learn to draw this fire - breathing dragon!

Ages 8 -11 years. Cost £10.

(Pre-booking essential, classes will only run subject to interest.)

To book a place email: ayrshirecrafts@outlook.com

01294 274059  
Tuesday 25th July 2017 10am – 12pm

MIDWEEK POKEMON MADNESS

The Cross, Kilmarnock

MIDWEEK POKEMON MADNESS

To celebrate all things Pokemon, this summer we are hosting a FREE Pokemon inspired Kid Zone which includes :

Clay Modelling with Pokemon inspired creations (P1 upwards)

Pokemon Balloon Art - Watch our artist make you a Pokemon shaped balloon (all ages)

Uncle Billy entertainment.

Free event. Come and enjoy the midweek fun!!

01563 576948 facebook
Thursday 27th July 2017 12pm - 4pm

FAMILY FUNFAIR GAMES

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, Ayr

FAMILY FUNFAIR GAMES

A day of traditional funfair games in the museum gardens.

Try your luck at some traditional games including Hook a Duck and Tin Can Alley and maybe win some prizes. With facepainting, bungee run, bouncy castle, sweetie cart and much more!

For more details visit the website.

  www.burnsmuseum.org.uk
Saturday 29th July 2017 111am - 3pm

FILM WORKSHOP

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

FILM WORKSHOP

Working alongside industry professionals to develop your love of film and passion for screenwriting regardless of experience

. Over 5 days, participants will journey through the process of filmmaking from start to finish – from using stimulus to generate ideas; storyboarding; using video and sound equipment; directing; acting and editing to create an original price of work which will be showcased for friends, family and peers at the end of the week.

Tickets: £65 (Age 13 – 17 years)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 2017 10am - 4pm

THE VOICE THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

THE VOICE THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT

Battle it out to be the biggest Voice in Irvine… a week of comedy, drama and music creating our very own version of the hit TV programme.

Ages 8 – 14 years. Cost £50.

Please bring packed lunch, snacks and water. Performance Friday 3.30pm. £2 per ticket.

01294 274059  
Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 2017 10am – 4pm

August

VISION PERFORM

Cambusdoon Sports Club, Alloway, Ayr

VISION PERFORM

Vision Perform focus on creating a platform where your child can succeed. Our classes focus on not only nourishing young children as performers but also offering a base where they can build confidence, communication skills, coordination skills, opening their imagination, making new friends and most of all to have fun!

Our Performing Arts Workshops involve Singing, Dancing & Make Believe...Oh and lots and lots of Fun! Due to our workshops running alongside Vision Coaching Camps. We are able to offer early drop offs 8-10am and late pick ups 4pm - 6pm. Limited spaces available so book today to avoid disappointment.

Tel: Hannah 07542924348 or email bookings@visioncoachingcamps.com

07542924348 www.visioncoachingcamps.com
Tuesday 1st - Thursday 3rd August 2017 10am - 4pm

LEGO MARVEL SUPERHEROES

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

LEGO MARVEL SUPERHEROES

Drawing and painting your favourite Lego Superheroes has never been easier, come along and we'll show you how!

Ages 8 -11 years. Cost £10.

(Pre-booking essential, classes will only run subject to interest.)

To book a place email: ayrshirecrafts@outlook.com

01294 274059  
Tuesday 1st August 2017 10am – 12pm

MIDWEEK HOGWARTS MADNESS - DAY 1

The Cross Kilmarnock

MIDWEEK HOGWARTS MADNESS

To celebrate all things Harry Potter, this summer we are hosting a FREE Harry Potter inspired Kid Zone which includes

Harry Potter fancy dress competition, Craft Zone with Harry Potter inspired arts & crafts (P1 upwards) Soft Play (Pre-school - babies & toddlers)

01563 576948 facebook
Tuesday 1st August 2017 12pm - 4pm

NATIONAL PLAY DAY

Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbourside, Irvine

NATIONAL PLAY DAY

Come to the Maritime Museum for dressing up and traditional deck games for all ages.

Usual admission charges apply. Up to three children go free with each adult admission.

  www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org
Wednesday 2nd August 2017 11am - 1pm

EAST AYRSHIRE PLAY DAY

Kay Park, Kilmarnock

EAST AYRSHIRE PLAY DAY

Playday will be celebrated across East Ayrshire, last year enticed between 5,000 – 6,000 participants all taking part in numerous activities, free of charge, on the national day for play; celebrating the child’s right to play.

The park is split into varied play zones including; Free Play Zone, Messy Play Zone, Adventure Zone, Creative Zone, Fun Zone and Physical Zone.

  www.east-ayrshire.go.uk
Wednesday 2nd August 2017 11am - 3pm

MIDWEEK HOGWARTS MADNESS - DAY 2

The Cross Kilmarnock

MIDWEEK HOGWARTS MADNESS

To celebrate all things Harry Potter, this summer we are hosting a FREE Harry Potter inspired Kid Zone which includes Clay Modelling with Harry Potter inspired creations (P1 upwards). HP Balloon Art - Watch our artist make you a Harry Potter shaped balloon (all ages)

Look-a-like Hedwig Owl Display

01563 576948 facebook
Thursday 3rd August 2017 12pm - 4pm

FAMILY FUNFEST

The Cross, Kilmarnock

More live music, magical mayhem and giant games.

There will also be street theatre including Punch and Judy plus our milliners of distinction – Harbuck & Futtock – creating their unique items of headwear!

Get involved with our on-street art where you can help create outdoor artwork and visit the Burns Mall to experience Virtual Reality at a special pop up space. Courtesy of Utopia Computers and sponsored by Burns Mall, this is your chance to try out the amazing world of VR.

 

01563 503014  
Friday 4th August 2017 11.30am - 3.30pm

FAMILY FUN WRESTLING NIGHT WITH RESPECT PRO WRESTLING

Garnock Community Social Club, Loadingbank Road, Kilbirnie

FAMILY FUN WRESTLING NIGHT WITH RESPECT PRO WRESTLING

We are partnering Respect Pro Wrestling to bring a night of great family wrestling entertainment to the Garnock Valley.

Tickets for this event are only £8, for an evening of close up action right on your door step.

Tickets are available from info@gvifrstresponders.co.uk or call the number below.

07961026703 gvfirstresponders.co.uk
Saturday 5th August 2017 6.30pm

ENSEMBLE PHYSICAL THEATRE SUMMER WORKSHOP

Ardrossan Civic Centre

ENSEMBLE PHYSICAL THEATRE SUMMER WORKSHOP

Explore the world of physical and visual performance beyond traditional theatre! Meet new friends and together learn new skills as dance and drama merge into the dynamic and exciting form of Physical Theatre.

The workshops will provide an introduction to physical theatre exploring mask work, physical storytelling, devised and ensemble work. Delivered by professional actors and theatre-makers, the sessions will inspire imaginative, confident and positive young people, enabling them to create their own performance work in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors this workshop is free to all young people living in North Ayrshire and Arran in Primary 5 – S6.

  www.capalldorcha.com/ensemble
Monday 7th - Saturday 12th August 2017 11am - 4pm

TECHNICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

TECHNICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

Working alongside industry professionals to develop your love of technical theatre regardless of experience. Over the 5 days participants will become sound and lighting operators and crew as they hone their skills to create a finale of sound and vision!

Tickets: £65

(Age 13 – 17 years)

01292 288235 www.ayrgaiety.co.uk
Monday 7th - Friday 11th August 2017 10am - 4pm

THE MCDOUGALLS SING-A-LONG

Cumnock Town Hall

THE MCDOUGALLS SING-A-LONG

This special pop-up show features some colourful characters in an hour of musical mayhem for all the family. Packed with lively songs, fun actions and bucket loads of audience participation, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on the face of weans of all ages (the grown up ones too!). There’s even a special appearance from pet bunny rabbit Morag!

The McDougalls Theatre Company was formed in 2014 and tours interactive musical shows for children into theatres, arts centres and schools all over Scotland. They have quickly gained a reputation for producing high-quality, engaging work for this age group, recently been awarded 5-stars by the UK Theatre Network

Tickets: . £3 / £10 Family Ticket

01563 554900 www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Friday 11th August 2017 111am & 2pm

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbourside, Irvine

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Blue skies thinking for everyone making colourful bracelets out of Paracord, a nylon rope designed originally for parachutes.

Ages 10 years + Limited to 15 places so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Usual admission charges apply. Up to three children go free with each adult admission.

  www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org
Saturday 12th August 2017 101am - 1pm

SUPERHERO DAY

Heads Of Ayr Farm Park, Dunure Road, Ayr

SUPERHERO DAY

Calling all Superheroes! The farm park needs you! Take part in Superhero training, and meet real-life superheroes at Heads of Ayr Farm Park!

With facepainting, crime-solving, exciting animals, and more, it's a day out not to be missed. No booking required. Standard admission rates apply.

Free gift for every child dressed up.

  www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk
Saturday 12th August 2017 10am - 5pm

DOTTY THE DRAGON

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole

DOTTY THE DRAGON

Dotty is a baby Fire Dragon. She lives in a dusty old castle with her grumpy dad, Mr Dragon. She loves to watch the children playing in the village below, and wishes she could play with them, too! One day Dotty has a brilliant idea - she will fly down to the village and say hello! After all, everybody loves surprises, don’t they? But will Dotty make new friends, or will the village folk chase her back home again?

Brought to life by acclaimed Blunderbus Theatre, this big-hearted adventure is told with magical songs, enchanting music and exquisite puppetry. With lots of laughs and plenty of surprises, this is the perfect treat for 3 - 7 year olds and their grown-ups. There’s even a life-sized fire-breathing dragon!

Fountain Court. This is an outdoor event. Please bring your own blanket.

Tickets: Adult: £15.50. Child: £ 10.50. Family: £ 44.50. Conc: £10.50

01655 884455 www.nts.org.uk
Saturday 12th August 2017 2pm - 4pm & 5pm - 7pm

CHARACTER LUNCHES – BLOCKBUSTER BITES

Room, 48-52 Gallowgate Square, Largs

CHARACTER LUNCHES – BLOCKBUSTER BITES

Meet your favourite movie characters from the biggest blockbuster movies!

Kids enjoy a 2 course lunch hosted by their favourite characters! Interactive entertainment during meals and photo opportunities. Fancy Dress Encouraged!

Kids £12.50 inc. 2 course lunch, under 1s free. All kids must be accompanied by max. 2 adults, there is no ticket charge for adults, however you are free to order from Room’s standard menu.

Buy tickets from Room. Tel: 01475 675767. Or buy online at: www.pintsizeevents.com

01475 675767 www.pintsizeevents.com
Sunday 20th August 2017 12pm

TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC

Culzean Castle & Country Park, Maybole

TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC

Pack a picnic, a rug and your favourite Teddy Bears and come along to Culzean for a fun filled afternoon. Fancy dress and best dressed bear competitions, bear hunt, ted tours and tales, sand art, face painting and lots more!

Start your trail at the Visitor Centre before heading to the Fountain Court to join in the fun.

Fun for all the family if you can Bear the excitement!

01655 884455 www.nts.org.uk
Sunday 20th August 2017 11am - 3.30pm

September

AYR MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION

Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr.

AYR MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION

A family friendly exhibition that caters for both children and adults. Be it oo gauge or Thomas You may just have just a passing interest or you're maybe be the more dedicated modeller.

We're sure you'll enjoy yourself anyway.

Ticket costs: Adult £5, Child £3, Family £13 (2+2)

01292 520495 www.ayrmrg.co.uk
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2017 Sat: 10am - 5pm. Sun: 10am - 4pm

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If you have children and are looking for some family shows and events in Ayrshire these are the pages for you.

From the Singing Kettle to puppet shows and pantomimes, there is often some family friendly entertainment available.