Activities for children
The University offers a range of events and activities for children. Whether you are a family looking for ideas for a day out in St Andrews, or a school group interested in visiting the University, please find information on activities for children below.
Children and families are welcome at all of the University’s museums. Children may be especially excited by a visit to the Bell Pettigrew Museum where they can find plenty of child-friendly activities. Find out more about .
For children interested in the performing arts, the University offers a range of opportunities. From lessons in a variety of instruments through to musical performances to delight little ones, the University Music Centre is well worth investigating. Find out more about music lessons.
There are also a number of ways to get involved in one of the University's theatres. Take a look at the events on at the Byre Theatre for children. Children and families can also get involved with On The Rocks, the annual arts festival in St Andrews.
Saints Sport provides a range of sport and physical activity for children and young people in the local St Andrews throughout the year:
The Sport Development Team run a programme of weekly classes and activities for preschool children aged 3 to 5 years (Mini Saints), regular after-school activities for primary aged children (Junior Saints), and a mixture of coached, competitive and recreational activities for
those in secondary school. Saints Sport also offers multisport camps to coincide with most school holidays and in-service days throughout the year and coach led sports birthday parties. To find out more, take a look at the Community Sport website.
St Andrews sports camps
The University's holiday sports camps are run by the University's Directors of Sport and supported by a team of highly qualified coaches bringing experience from the highest levels of their sport. Our sports camps provide children with the opportunity to develop their sports skills and meet new friends, whilst experiencing university campus life in a fun and friendly environment.
The camps have been designed to give an insight into all facets of performance sport at university, and incorporate individual specialist skills coaching, technical drills focusing on team play, and general fitness and conditioning sessions.
St Salvator’s Chapel is open to the public for individual prayer and exploration of this historic building. Families and those with children are invited to download and enjoy the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) church trail for St Salvator’s Chapel during their visit. The trail guides visitors around the church and encourages them to engage with the architecture, history and furnishings.
The University of St Andrews offers a number of summer courses each year. These courses are taught by full-time members of the faculties of the University and are open to students and individuals from around the world. For students who are interested in experiencing what it is like to study at the University of St Andrews or are looking for a taste of university life, a summer school may be the perfect opportunity.