With spring now in full swing and Easter fast approaching, April and May bring lots of events and activities to keep you and your family busy. With so many different things to be doing later this month and into May, St Andrews is really coming alive this Spring.
Kate Kennedy Spring Procession
See in the beginning of spring with a procession celebrating Scottish history and the heritage of St Andrews. The procession is on Saturday 8th April and starts at 2pm at St Salavator’s Quadrangle. The annual parade consists of over 100 historical figures in authentic period dress. The parade travels the streets of the Auld Grey Toun while re-enacting episodes from history, such as the murder of Archbishop Sharps in 1679 and the story of the mystical Lady Kate.
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This event is perfect for families looking for something to do in the holidays! Specifically aimed at children aged 8-12 at St Andrews Museum on the 10th April, Cracking codes helps children express themselves through codes, by making up their own and seeing who can crack them. This hour-long session helps build confidence and gives kids a different type of activity to exercise their minds.
Why not enjoy Easter Saturday with an Easter Adventure trail? Aimed at ages 5-10 at St Andrews Museum, kids will discover hidden signs and meanings within the ‘Ethics & Aesthetics’ exhibition. Or, if Antiques and vintage pieces are more your thing, you can visit the Antique Collectors & Vintage Fair at St Andrews Town Hall. The fair starts at 10 am until 5pm, and entry is only £1 and 75p for seniors and students. Children go free.
Gardening Club Spring Show
Saturday 22nd April sees the annual Gardening Club Spring show at the Hope Park & Martyrs Church Hall. From 11am through till 3.30pm you can admire cut flowers, rock garden plants, pot plants and decorative arrangements. Children can also take part in gardening classes – perfect for those with little green fingers!
Out of the Box: Victorian Mystery Trail
Several times throughout April, including Sunday 23rd, you can help the famous Sherlock Holmes solve his latest case. This popular Victorian story character is celebrated through this detective trail. Follow the trail of clues placed around the gallery to help solve the mystery. Perfect for kids who fancy the detective lifestyle, this activity, located at MUSA, is sure to be a real treat.
Sumayya Usmani: Book Launch
Friday 28th April at 8pm sees the launch of the new Pakistani cookbook by Sumayya Usmani. Mountain Berries and Desert Spice is not just any ordinary book, this treat for the senses explores glorious recipes and the unique culture in which they originate. Filled with stories and recipes to try at home, this book takes you on an exotic journey into this often-overlooked culture. The author’s visit to St Andrews Town Hall is certain not to disappoint keen foodies and cultural enthusiasts.
St Andrews Farmers Market – Saturday 6th May
The first Saturday of every month sees the Farmers market showcase the best in local produce. You can find the finest fresh produce and delicious preserves, baked goods and confectionary, along with flowers and crafts. The market is held at the North Car Park, Argyle Street and holds around 30 stalls
There’s no reason to feel uninspired this Spring in St Andrews. With a feast of things to do with or without the kids, you’re sure not to run out of ideas!
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