* Edinburgh Fringe for Kids
From August 9-31, children aged up to 16 can take part in a space race, learn to lie on a bed of nails, be a scientist for a day or manoeuvre a puppet in a play. Fringe highlights include classics such as Kipling's 'Jungle Book' or Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker', circus troupes from Ethiopia and Russia, and Fringe Sunday, August 16, a family fun day to be held in Holyrood Park. Tel: 0131 226 5257.
* High Lodge Forest Centre, Brandon, Suffolk
On drumming day, August 9 (2pm), have a go at many types of drums, including African Dgembee and steel drums, construct a sound sculpture from recycled material and make drums and maracas. Tickets: Pounds 2-Pounds 3. Tel: 01842 814612.
* National Museum in Exile, Bradford
At free 'Fantastic Faces' drop-in sessions until August 31 (11am-4pm), accompanied children can watch their expressions change through animation, make a mask, puppet, penroller or mobile and joina drama session.Tel: 01274 725347.
* Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
Create artistic items on a different theme each week linking in with Manchester's 'Family Friendly Fortnight', August 15-30. The city is also celebrating a 'Digital Summer' to mark the 50th anniversary of the birth of 'The Baby', the world's first stored program computer. To tie in, the museum's new exhibition, 'Futures', looks at the history and future of leading-edge technologies such as the telephone and computer.Tel: Rachel Kerslake, 0161 832 2244.
* Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1
Eight to 12-year-olds can get shipwrecked alongside actors until August 23 (11am-3pm). Activities, linked to the 'Survival at Sea' display at the museum, include: heroic survival stories of the Second World War; learning to navigate by the sun and stars; and sampling emergency rations. They can also embark on a spy school training mission based on the 'Enigma' and 'Secret War' exhibitions. Booking essential.Tel: 0171 416 5311.
* The Science Museum, London SW7
Become an agent for the SSA (Secret Science Agency), meet X your first contact for briefing and foil the dastardly plot of a master criminal. This is one of the 400 summer workshops, demonstrations, dramas and storytelling events being run until August 31, linked to the science behind crime, detection, spying and security. Free with admission ticket. Tel: 0171 938 8000.
* Barbican Theatre, London EC2
See mayhem ensue when Ted Glen creates a robot to help Postman Pat with his deliveries in the 'All New Adventures of Postman Pat' musical extravaganza for accompanied two to eight-year-olds, August 11-15.Tel: 0171 638 8891.
* Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, London NW9
Flight Activities Week, August 8-16. Tel: 0181 205 9191.