Dundee is in for a busy weekend as kids across the city continue to enjoy their October school holidays.
Among the events planned is a special V&A Dundee temporary shop, which will pop-up in the Wellgate today and stay until October 23, with free drop-in ‘time capsule’ workshops.
The V&A Dundee is creating a time capsule to go on display in the grounds of the new museum and be opened in 2068.
But they’re also offering a chance for people to create their own from a kit provided by the V&A Dundee.
The workshops will also include activities for children and families to design a car, house or fashion items of the future in a family-friendly setting.
Joanna Mawdsley, learning manager for schools, young people and families at V&A Dundee, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be taking over a shop within the Wellgate during the school holidays, giving children and their families an opportunity to design and make their very own time capsule.
“It’s fantastic to be active in communities across Dundee and Scotland before the museum opens, giving people a chance to see how exciting it is to be a designer.”
Camperdown Wildlife Centre is also offering activities at a family day on Sunday.
It’s an opportunity for adults and children to visit the zoo free of charge and find out more about the attraction.
Visitors will be able to watch some of the animals be fed and interact with their keepers.
Bradly Yule, conservation network manager at Camperdown Wildlife Centre, said: “The purpose of the free open day is to ensure that everyone in the local community has an opportunity to enjoy a day at the zoo.
“It also helps us raise awareness of the important conservation work that takes place at Camperdown Wildlife Centre.
“We’ll have lots of children’s activities and there’s a chance for visitors to see our newer residents like our endangered hyacinth macaws.
“So far we’ve had a huge reaction via social media and we are anticipating a lot of extra visitors. The keepers are really looking forward to engaging with the public, and the animals love having lots of attention so they’re very excited too.”
For more indoor activities, the Dundee Model Railway Club is holding an exhibition at DISC on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 4.30pm.
There will be more than 15 working models on display.
The Mills Observatory is also now open to the public from 12.30pm until 4.30pm at weekends.