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4 fun family time things to do in Inverness this weekend

By Margaret Chrystall

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Make autumn decorations, pick a pumpkin see a film for wee ones or one celebrating Black History Month, there is so much to have fun with!

Making autumn wreaths and other seasonal decorations.
Making autumn wreaths and other seasonal decorations.

1 Seasonal fun for kids

There are just two sessions of Autumn Kids Activities left at Simpsons Garden Centre on Thursday, October 19. Both sessions at 10am and noon still have spaces – a child's ticket is £7.50. The fun activities at each session are: decorate and plant a welly boot planter; customise an apple bird feeder; make an autumn door wreath and hedgehog decoration; decorate and plant a spring bulb pot. The cost includes all supplies, colouring, juice and biscuits for all those taking part. More information at Simpsons, phone 01463 250200.


Pumpkin time!
Pumpkin time!

2 Pick yourself a pumpkin

At Loch Ness Pumpkins picking at Corrimony Farm means you can get warmed up for Halloween by picking your own pumpkin from Friday, October 20 at various times and other days, check with the farm! Also look out for activities and edible treats! Also on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, you could head farther afield to Nethy Bridge Pumpkin Patch which has fun activities for all ages, craft stalls, soup, bakes and the main event – pumpkin picking at Tomdhu Farm just outside Nethy Bridge (on the back road to Boat of Garten). Various times available, from Friday.



3 Black History Month on screen

Vue Cinema shows Girl (12A) on Wednesday, October 25 at Vue Cinema (7.45pm only) presented by TNBFC (The New Black Film Collective) and the BFI (British Film Institute). In the film, young mother Grace is forced to face the truth of her past life as her daughter Ama grows up and they try to settle in Glasgow. Their comforting fairytale-like story is shaken. Can Grace let Ama grow up? Stars Danny Sapani, Déborah Lukumuena, Le'Shantey Bonsu, Paul Ellard, Liana Turner.

Cassius X, shown at Eden Court Cinema as part of Black History Month.
Cassius X, shown at Eden Court Cinema as part of Black History Month.

And at Eden Court Cinema, Cassius X: Becoming Ali (15) from Friday, October 27 will show at various times. Stuart Cosgrove who wrote the book the film is based on, will be at the event for a QnA.



Trolls Band Together with Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake). Pictured: DreamWorks Animation/Universal Pictures. © 2023 PA Media
Trolls Band Together with Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake). Pictured: DreamWorks Animation/Universal Pictures. © 2023 PA Media

4 Movies for wee ones

Music and Justin Timberlake's voice powers Trolls Band Together (U) and with Hey Duggee Cinema Outing (U) Duggee and his friends celebrate the holidays with seven episodes and four songs on the big screen, both films at Vue Cinema, Trolls at various times. Catch Duggee's gang on Friday, October 21, Saturday, October 20, Sunday, October 21 all at 10.10am only) and Wednesday, October 25 (1.10pm only).




Add your talent to a Black History Month celebration

On Saturday, October 21 it's Fun Day For Black History Month – and the search is on for talent to take part! Held at the Spectrum Centre, the free event lets you go and join in music, dance, singing, poetry, crafts, hair braiding and much more. Put on by the African, Caribbean, Asian & Mixed Heritage Association, they say: "We are back for the third year in a row, bringing you free community fun, celebrating Black culture in the Highlands! But this year we want to showcase more local talent that can celebrate Black culture." Whether you sing, dance, create poetry, play an instrument, create a short drama scene, draw – anything that celebrates Black History and culture, the group says – "We want it!" Just email info@acamha.co.uk to express your interest! The event is on from noon to 3pm at the Spectrum Centre and Hidden Gem Cafe.


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