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Truckfest Scotland

Scotland's largest truck festival with plenty of entertainment for all the family.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Prices vary / 01775 768661

  • 08:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Prices vary / 01775 768661

  • 08:00 – 17:00

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the…

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 39 more dates until 13 Sep

Tea on the Green

Grab a cuppa at this free pop-up Commonwealth Games-themed tea house by John Lewis.

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Mon 28 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 4 more dates until 3 Aug

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

There's a whole summer of family-friendly activities at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Tue 29 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Boxsmall and Airpuddle

Taste, discover, bounce! A revolutionary, interactive play experience for children has bounced into Edinburgh! This magical giant airshell is a main feature at BOXSMALL, an innovative architecturally designed family market and street food destination at Festival Square this summer. The market aims to showcase the very…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Meet the Gruffalo

Follow the Gruffalo's tracks into the deep dark wood … where there are activities and fun for kids!

National Trust: Wallington House And Grounds, Morpeth

Sun 24 Aug

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01670 773600

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01670 773600

  • 11:00 – 16:00

CAMRA's National Breweriana Auction

The Campaign for Real Ales is behind this auction offering 150 lots related to beer: mirrors, trays, bottles, books, etc. This year there is a Marston's snuff box and a bust of Manchester's JW Lees up for grabs.Viewing beings at 11am, while the bidding is set to go at 12.30pm (postal biddings also accepted). Of course…

Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent

Sat 27 Sep

£2.50–£3.50 / 01923 211654

  • 11:00

Craft Scotland Summer Show

Check out what Scotland's crafters have been up to at this exhibition showcasing the work of 36 makers, including ceramist Julia Smith, jeweller Grainne Morton and milliner Sally-Ann Provan, among many others.

White Stuff, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Tanya’s Raw Food Cafe

Raw food specialist and professional wellness coach, Tanya Alekseeva launches her first raw food restaurant and superfood cocktail bar this summer.

myHotel Chelsea, London SW3

Mon 28 Jul

Free

  • 07:00 – 23:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 07:00 – 23:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 07:00 – 23:00
…and 31 more dates until 30 Aug

VISIONS 2014 With Sailor Jerry

Alternative music from Polica, Andrew WK, Perfume Genius, Dirty Beaches and many more across five venues including Oval Space, Netil House and The Laundry.

Netil House, London E8

Sat 2 Aug

£25 / 020 3095 0900

  • 12:00 – 00:00
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The Commonwealth: Gifts to the Queen

A new display of some of the gifts presented to Queen Elizabeth II during her many voyages around the world.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00
…and 95 more dates until 2 Nov

East Fortune Roller Marathon

Roll, skate or wheel your way around the East Fortune Race Track to help raise funds for Deafblind Scotland. There are prizes for top fundraisers and the best fancy dress. You can choose to do a single lap or test your skating endurance in the half marathon or marathon distance. Entry is open to all non powered, small…

East Fortune Race Circuit, Haddington

Sun 3 Aug

£5–£12.50

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Happy Happy 20th Birthday Moshi Moshi!

Moshi Moshi, the original kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi restaurant in the UK, is celebrating its 20th birthday in July and August with superb birthday dishes, free treats, special events and 1994 bargain prices.

Moshi Moshi, London EC2M

Mon 28 Jul

Prices vary

  • 11:30 – 22:00

Tue 29 Jul

Prices vary

  • 11:30 – 22:00

Wed 30 Jul

Prices vary

  • 11:30 – 22:00
…and 6 more dates until 7 Aug

Lions Club Of Christchurch Car Boot Sale

Grab yourself a bargain at this fortnightly car boot sale with all proceeds going to charity.

Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch

Sun 10 Aug

Free (Sellers £5–£8 for a car; £8 for a trailer or van) / 0845 833 9826

  • 07:30 – 12:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free (Sellers £5–£8 for a car; £8 for a trailer or van) / 0845 833 9826

  • 07:30 – 12:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free (Sellers £5–£8 for a car; £8 for a trailer or van) / 0845 833 9826

  • 07:30 – 12:00

Scotch Hoppers

An outdoor play area inspired by traditional street games that's designed to help little kids and big kids re-discovery what it's like to play in the city, in the summer.

Parnie Street, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 12:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 12:00
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Cream Tea

A delicious variety of scrumptious treats, available daily.

Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel

Mon 28 Jul

£12.50 / 01908 561 666

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Tue 29 Jul

£12.50 / 01908 561 666

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Wed 30 Jul

£12.50 / 01908 561 666

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 144 more dates until 21 Dec

Dickinson's Real Deal

The mullet-headed antiques expert leads a team of dealers assessing the worth of items brought by you, the ever-hopeful public.

Cox Green Community Centre, Maidenhead

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Dimensions Leisure Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01782 233500

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Ferry Leisure Centre, Summertown

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0844 893 3222

  • 09:00 – 17:00

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Drop Down Pop-up Shop

The brainchild of five Glasgow-based designers, the pop-up (housed in a shipping container) offers eco-friendly fashions and homewares for sale, as well as a programme of events for kids and adults alike, from an upcycling workshop to a clothes swap.

Drop Down Pop-up Shop, Glasgow

Mon 28 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 19:00
…and 4 more dates until 3 Aug

Edinburgh's Free Walking Tours

A knowledgeable guide takes you through the closes of Edinburgh old town.

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Free

Wed 30 Jul

Free

Thu 31 Jul

Free

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00
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Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

Mrs Mash – Storytelling Cook – serves up delicious stories and songs for ages 4+.

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 18 Aug

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00
…and 20 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Out of the Blue Flea Market

Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music, bric-a-brac and more.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾: Make a Grass Trumpet

Create an instrument using the material.

National Trust: Sheffield Park Garden, Uckfield

Mon 28 Jul

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25 / 01825 790231

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 93 more dates until 31 Oct

Aquaducked Family Fun Day

Family day out raising money for various charities.

River ouse, York

Sun 21 Sep

Phone for prices / 01524 389410

  • 09:00

River Wear, Durham

Sun 17 Aug

Entry by purchase of collectible plastic duck from website / 01524 389410

Artisan Food Fayre

Artisan food and drink from small and large producers.

Richmond Town Hall

Sun 17 Aug

£0.50 / 07779 342782

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 19 Oct

£0.50 / 07779 342782

  • 09:30 – 16:00
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