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

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

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

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 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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The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

A vintage fair with highly creative flair, with artists and musicians, vintage sellers, artisan makers and more.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 10:30 – 15:30

Sat 8 Nov

£tc / 07787 404268

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Record Factory, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

  • 16:10

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 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 5 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 11 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 81 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

Game And Country Fair

Main Ring Displays will include displays from Falconry, Gundogs, Welsh Axemen, Fly-Fishing, Dog & Duck Herding, Wild Fowling and a Parade of Hounds.

Chepstow Racecourse

Sun 5 Oct

£12; £9 adv / 01291 622260

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Happy Ears

Live interactive music classes, for ages 0–3 and their parents, with lots of instruments and no pre-recorded music. Saturday classes are drop-in and there's no extra cost for twins or other siblings.

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Oct

£5 / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50

Sat 1 Nov

£5 / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50

Sat 8 Nov

£5 / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50
…and 6 more dates until 20 Dec

Dunfermline Beer Festival

Draft real ale, cider and bottled continental beers are all available for sampling in this two-day event.

Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline

Fri 3 Oct

£11.25 / 01383 739272

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Canterbury Rock Choir

The Canterbury Rock Choir is led by choir leader Jonathon Grosberg. Our choir is made up of people who never thought they would join a choir or would even sing for fun and that's the beauty of joining our choir. I don't think any of us expected to make the huge number of great friends we have along the way not just in our…

St Stephen's Church, Canterbury

Tue 7 Oct

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 14 Oct

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 21 Oct

Church Hall

£25 a month, free taster

…and 24 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

Fulham Festival Of Food And Farming

A first for Fulham; a festival of food & farming with free screening of Chef on Sat. Seasonal hot food, cider, beer, cocktails on Saturday. Farmers market Sun with butchery demo, kids games, Sunday lunch al fresco and more.

New King's School, London SW6

Sat 4 Oct

Free

  • 17:00 – 22:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism Vs The Climate

In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She is in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Tiny Tales

Stories, rhymes and songs for wee (and not so wee) ears. Ages 1–3.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Oct

£5; accompanying adult free / 0131 556 9579

Once Upon A Place

  • 10:00 – 10:40
  • 11:30 – 12:10

Tue 11 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 9579

Autumn rainbows.

  • 10:00 – 10:40
  • 11:30 – 12:10

Tue 9 Dec

£5 / 0131 556 9579

'Seals and Secret Shores' with Janis McKay.

  • 10:00 – 10:40
  • 11:30 – 12:10

Volcano Fun Day

Family activity day based around volcanoes extinct, dormant and active, with hands-on activities and walks up our own volcano, Arthur's Seat.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 15:00
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Drury Street Market

Monthly market selling vintage goods, boutique clothing, handmade jewellery, art and baked goods. Stick around after the market to take advantage of 2 for 1 food deals and an evening of cabaret entertainment.

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 13:00 – 17:30

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 13:00 – 17:30

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 13:00 – 17:30

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Get a load of thousands of examples of model railway layouts and engines, sit in on some lectures and workshops and connect with fellow model engineering enthusiasts at the massive tradeshow.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Thu 16 Oct

£4.50–£9.50 / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show

Whether you are renovating, converting or building from scratch, a visit to Scotland's only self-build show is a must.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (two day ticket £12) / 0844 581 1377

Sun 26 Oct

£8 (two day ticket £12) / 0844 581 1377

The Caravan & Motorhome Show

A wide variety of caravans and motorhomes on display.

Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Fri 3 Oct

£7 ( £6) / 01392 446 000

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sat 4 Oct

£7 ( £6) / 01392 446 000

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sun 5 Oct

£7 ( £6) / 01392 446 000

  • 09:30 – 16:30

The Dairy Show

A comprehensive trade show featuring over 250 stalls and an exhibition of top quality dairy cattle, a must for dairy farmers.

Royal Bath And West Showground, Shepton Mallet

Wed 1 Oct

Phone for prices / 01749 822222

  • 08:30 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Phone for prices / 01749 822222

  • 08:30 – 17:00
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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

London Model Engineering Exhibition

Model engineering exhibition with displays of over a thousand models.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£9 / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Apple Day

A celebration of the humble apple, with tastings, demonstrations and a variety of activities.

The Ballance House, Crumlin

Sat 18 Oct

£2 / 028 9264 8492

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, Birmingham

Sat 4 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £1) / 0121 749 4100

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £1) / 0121 749 4100

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Chalice Well, Glastonbury

Sat 4 Oct

£4 plus normal admission (Children £2 plus normal admission) / 01458 831154

  • 10:00 – 18:00

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BBC Good Food Show Scotland

The food and drink extravaganza heads north of the border again for another serving of celebrity chefs and star culinary attractions. Special guests include Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, James Martin, Tom Kitchen and many more.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 17 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

  • 10:00

Sat 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

  • 10:00

Sun 19 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

  • 10:00

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

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 8 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 9 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

Ealing Common, London W5

Wed 22 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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