Before 5pm, Days out

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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

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.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 27 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 28 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 83 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop-up

A Stockbridge-based pop-up shop featuring work from designers, artists, poets, milliners, dressmakers, illustrators, ceramicists and other creative types.

Twenty Eight, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Thu 25 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30
…and 31 more dates until 31 Oct

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Addington Park, Croydon

Wed 1 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 2 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Danson Park, Bexleyheath

Tue 7 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

People's Park, Jersey

Wed 24 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 25 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Fri 26 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

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Tumble Tots

Kids can enjoy climbing, balancing, forward rolls, songs and plenty of fun in these classes for children from walking confidently to 5 years old.

Cluny Church Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Sep

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 2–3.

  • 10:40 – 11:25

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 3–5.

  • 09:45 – 10:45

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 3–5

  • 13:00 – 13:45

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Walking to 2 years.

  • 11:35 – 12:20

Mon 6 Oct

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 2–3.

  • 10:40 – 11:25

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 3–5.

  • 09:45 – 10:45

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 3–5

  • 13:00 – 13:45

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Walking to 2 years.

  • 11:35 – 12:20

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

Scotcampus Freshers' Festival

Entertainment and information for new students, with free buses running to and from the event in the SECC. Find out all about work and play with over 140 exhibitors presenting info on fashion, health, lifestyle and employment as well as live DJs, exclusive discounts and freebies.

SECC, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 221 6241

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 221 6241

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Glasgow's Affordable Vintage Fair

Over 40 vintage traders come together to offer an inimitable range of stylish retro goods.

WASPS Studios, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£2 / 0113 245 5090

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Little Birds Market

Market with a tantalising selection of vintage, craft and design vendors – including clothes, jewellery, handmade, up-cycled furniture, accessories, homewares, food, cakes, millinery, stationery, art and lots more.

Sloans, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

The Vic, St Andrews

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01334 467964

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01792 638950

  • 13:00 – 15:00

The Waterloo Action Centre, London WC2B

Tue 23 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7405 4433

  • 12:15 – 17:00

Tue 30 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7405 4433

  • 12:15 – 17:00

Tue 7 Oct

Phone for prices / 020 7405 4433

  • 12:15 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Oct

Behind the Lines: Personal Stories of the First World War

Exhibition looking at Scotland's role in WWI through personal diaries, letters, photographs and sketches.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 47 more dates until 11 Nov

Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 5 Oct

£10–£20 / 020 8337 8181

  • 07:30 – 12:30

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

Sun 19 Oct

£10–£20; free Buyers by donation / 020 8337 8181

  • 08:00 – 12:30

First World War Series: Front Line Nurses: British Nurses Of The First World War

Front line nurses: British nurses of the First World War.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 09:00 – 19:00
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From Subjection to Subjection

The US population represents only 4.44% of the population of the globe, but, since the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, its prison population is about 25% of the global prison population. Activist Reina Gossett, academic Saidiya Hartman and Charlene Sinclair, Director of the Centre for Race, Religion…

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 28 Sep

£6 for a Sunday pass; £14 for a weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

Edinburgh International Wedding Exhibition

A brand new wedding fair on the scene, gathering together over 200 industry experts under one roof. offering products, seminars and demonstrations.

EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Oct

£8.50; £13.50 Exhibition plus Bridal & Band Showcase; £25 VIP Priority Pass / 0131 611 0330

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Botanic Lights

Follow a trail of light through the Botanic Garden and see it illuminated as you've never seen it before.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

Tue 4 Nov

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

…and 17 more dates until 23 Nov

Crouch End Car Boot and Indoor Market

Buy and sell vintage clothes, toys, books and more at this car boot sale, and help raise funds for Weston Park School.

Weston Park Primary School, London N8

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Make and Mend Upcycling Course

A five-week course that takes discarded materials and turns them into a useful and beautiful object for your home using a variety of craft techniques.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

Thu 2 Oct

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

Thu 9 Oct

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

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Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Cambus O’May Cheese Creamery tour

Find out how Cambus O'May cheese is made.

Cambus O'May Cheese Co, Ballater

Tue 23 Sep

£4 / 01339 753113

Part of TechFest.

  • 12:00

In Honour's Cause: Glasgow's World War I Memorials

Photographic exhibition documenting the city's WWI memorials, from plaques to monuments, 100 years on from the start of the war.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0141 276 1625

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 276 1625

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0141 276 1625

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 137 more dates until 4 Apr 2015

International Model Boat Show

Marine modelling with club displays, demonstrations and suppliers.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Fri 7 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mackintosh Architecture Architects in Conversation

Contemporary architects give a series of presentations on themes inspired by the exhibition.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 14:00 – 15:00
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