Before 5pm, Days out

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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

Tue 22 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 44 more dates until 13 Sep

Scotland's National Airshow

Over two hours of high-octane aerial displays ranging from historic warbirds to contemporary military jets. There are also family activities and displays to enjoy.

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Sat 26 Jul

£17–£20; under 5s free (£15.50–£18; Children £8.50–£10; Family £42.50–£50) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 23 Aug

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 27 Jul

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 020 8347 5000

  • 09:00 – 13:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Dec back to top

Kult Domini Pop-Up Shop

Kult Domini is a high-end emerging shoe brand based in London. The Kult Domini aesthetic is stylishly bold yet comfortable handmade in Italy using premium Italian leathers.. We will be opening a pop-up shop at the Hackney Shop from 21st - 27th July.

Kult Domini Pop-up Shop, London E9

Tue 22 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Wed 23 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 27 Jul

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 23 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 24 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 38 more dates until 31 Aug

Bonaly Multi-Activity Days

Kids aged 8–14 can spend their holidays taking part in archery, climbing, assault courses and bushcraft.

Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Jul

£25 per day; £110 per week / 02082 371170

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Jul

£25 per day; £110 per week / 02082 371170

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

£25 per day; £110 per week / 02082 371170

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 13 Oct

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.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

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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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 26 Jul

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 27 Jul

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 2 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

…and 9 more dates until 31 Aug

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Wed 23 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 24 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 24 more dates until 17 Aug

Edinburgh's Free Walking Tours

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

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Jul

Free

Wed 23 Jul

Free

Thu 24 Jul

Free

…and 7 more dates until 31 Jul

Quartermile Market

Monthly market selling products by local designers, makers and artists as well as street food. There's even something to keep the dog happy with a stall specialising in cupcakes for dogs.

Lister Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0845 000 2525

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0845 000 2525

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 0845 000 2525

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 5 Dec

St Mary’s Market

Run by social enterprise Edinburgh Markets, St Mary’s Market is held every Saturday on the small terrace outside St Mary’s Cathedral by the Picardy Place roundabout. It can host up to 19 traders, with food stalls including Breadshare community bakery with their fantastic artisan, slow-fermented organic bread, foccacia and…

Leith Street, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 20 more dates until 27 Dec back to top

Summer Trasure Trail

Use your detective skills to follow the treasure trail as you explore Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum and win a summery surprise!

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Tue 22 Jul

Free / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 17:30
…and 45 more dates until 7 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

Thu 24 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 8 more dates until 3 Aug

Thornaby Car Boot Sale

Free parking available at this well-featured car boot sale.

Thornaby Sports and Leisure Club, Thornaby-on-Tees

Fri 25 Jul

07895 329109

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Sun 27 Jul

07895 329109

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Fri 1 Aug

07895 329109

  • 16:00 – 19:00
…and 18 more dates until 3 Oct

Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (inc brunch) / 0844 395 4000

1920s-style Charleston Brunch with gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude and dance teachers form the Fly Right Dance Co.

£15 / 0844 395 4000

Let it Rock! a 50s rock'n'roll, rockabilly and R&B bop and jive club with live music from Miss Mary & The Mr Rights and The Fretones plys DJs Keb Darge, Tojo and Snowboy.

Downham Community College, Bromley

Sat 26 Jul

Phone for prices / 020 86956273

  • 11:00 – 13:30
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Aaron Kreisler, Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr in Discussion

Curator Aaron Kreisler and New Zealand artists Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr discuss their parts in the Where Do I End and You Begin exhibition.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 15:00

Afternoon Tea Dance

Ballroom and sequence dancing.

Longfield Suite, Manchester

Mon 28 Jul

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 12:30 – 16:00

Mon 4 Aug

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 12:30 – 16:00

Mon 11 Aug

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 12:30 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Auditions for the New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy The New York Film Academy is auditioning students for the New York Film Academy's BFA, AFA, MFA and Conservatory programs in Acting for Film and Musical Theatre. For audition requirements please email fringeauditions@nyfa.edu.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury

Tue 22 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 23 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 24 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jul

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Tue 29 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 30 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Boutique Gift Market

Jewellery, scarves, soaps, wooden name plaques, ceramics, wooden pens, pencils, trinkets, preserves, place-mats and coasters created by local craftspeople.

Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 029 2087 7959

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 029 2087 7959

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 029 2087 7959

  • 10:30 – 17:00
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