Before 5pm, Days out, Fairs

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Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring live bands, fairground rides, street theatre, a radio roadshow and arts and sports activities.

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Sun 20 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

The Scottish Game Fair

This fair entertains all the family with a variety of displays including falconry and terrier racing in the main ring, clay pigeon shooting and gundog and fishing competitions on the banks of the River Tay.

Scone Palace, Perth

Fri 4 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sat 5 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sun 6 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 554826

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow returns for 2014 with a 16-day festival of events celebrating LGBT equality including the usual parade and street party, as well as Pride Day which includes a fairground, a community expo, a cabaret stage, marketplace, a youth space, a trans safe space and a great big concert featuring Blue, Heather Peace…

King Street, Glasgow

Sat 19 Jul

£5

The Big Chester Craft, Vintage and Gift Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 100 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 26 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sat 31 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Out of the Blue Flea Market

Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music and more.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00
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Colchester Town and Country Show

Birds of prey, Newfoundland dogs and terrier racing, plus arts, crafts and activities for all the family.

Lower Castle Park, Colchester

Sat 26 Apr

£6 (£5; Children £3; Family £17)

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

£6 (£5; Children £3; Family £17)

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Platform 2 Market

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 2 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 9 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 16 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 23 more dates until 24 Oct

Bohemia

Handmade art, crafts, vintage items, upcycled furniture and goodies from local makers. Email nottycherub@gmail.com to book a stall. Please do not contact the venue.

Curlers Rest, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0141 341 0737

  • 12:00 – 16:30

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 24 May

Free

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

Free / 0131 556 9579

Part of Tradfest.

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships

Piping competition also featuring Highland dancing, heavy events and children's entertainment.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£7 / 0131 335 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

£7 / 0131 335 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Insomnia Gaming Festival

A huge weekend of exhibitors, activities, socialising and, of course, gaming, with something for everyone, from families to avid gamers. Plus, live music, Q&As and more.

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Fri 18 Apr

day access £14–£47; weekend access £30–£35; 24 hour access £35–£40 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30
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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 11 May

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 0141 221 8886

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 5 more dates until 14 Dec

Me to You Markets

A range of vintage home wares, preserves, clothing, toys, handmade jewellery and more.

Columcille Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 24 May

Free / 07796 905986

  • 10:30 – 16:00

The Stoke-On-Trent Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

There's 150 stalls of ceramics, vintage clothing, jewellery, militaria, clocks, furniture and even vintage fishing tackle to keep your bargain-hunting skills finely honed.

Northwood Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 20 Apr

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sun 18 May

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Carnaby Market Fair

High quality vintage and retro clothes,plus, jewellery, homeware and crafts.

Victory Memorial Hall, St Andrews

Sat 26 Apr

£1 before 3pm; free after (Children free) / 07904 102216

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 28 Jun

£1 before 3pm; free after (Children free) / 07904 102216

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Creative Tong Craft Fair

Stalls selling hand-made homewares and vintage items. Plus pamper products and a vintage tea room. Suitable for all the family, with face painting and crafts for kids.

Tong Village School Room

Sat 10 May

Free / 07725 738147

  • 11:00 – 15:00
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The Eco Technology Show

Trade exhibition and conference about sustainable building, energy, transport and lifestyle.

Brighton Centre

Thu 26 Jun

Free / 01273 957726

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 27 Jun

Free / 01273 957726

  • 09:00 – 16:30

Edinburgh Antique Fair

An excellent selection of antiques and vintage items.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 11 May

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 27 Sep

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 23 Nov

Edinburgh Record & CD Fair

Snap up some tunes from the 50s through to the 90s across all manner of genres at this music fair. Buy, sell or exchange.

The Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 01360 440546

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Good Parenting Show Scotland

Information, shopping and entertainment for the whole family, specifically curated with those with children aged 0–12 in mind.

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£10 (Children free) / 0845 459 0775

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 18 May

£10 (Children free) / 0845 459 0775

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Gourock Highland Games 2014

Set against the backdrop of the mountains of Argyll, Gourock Highland Games incorporates the West of Scotland Junior Highland Dance Championship, pipe bands, heavy events championship, and a programme of events and attractions such as musicians, arts, crafts and sports.

Gourock Park

Sun 11 May

£5 (£3; Children free; Family £14) / 01475 712032

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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Root N Toot Festival

Now in its second year, this festival is a major celebration of local food, drink, arts, crafts, politics, music, literature and culture.

Civic Centre, East Kilbride

Sat 6 Sep

Prices vary / 0303 123 1015

  • 11:00 – 01:00

Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event

A wedding fair on a huge scale (there's a car showcase, catwalk shows, free makeovers, plenty of live performances from wedding musicians and around 130 exhibitors), to help you pick out a piper or decide on a dress for your big day.

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£9.50 in advance; £10.50 on the door; group of four £37 (children free); VIP fashion show extra £5.50 inc glass of 'bubbly' / 0844 481 8898

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 21 Sep

£9.50 in advance; £10.50 on the door; group of four £37 (children free); VIP fashion show extra £5.50 inc glass of 'bubbly' / 0844 481 8898

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Taste of Grampian

A one-day food and drink festival which allows visitors to discover and sample the wide range of quality produce available in the Grampian region. This year's celebrity chefs in residence are Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn.

Thainstone Centre, Inverurie

Sat 7 Jun

Free (parking £5) / 01224 646488

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Yorkshire Cosplay Con

'Yorkshire's favourite cosplay, anime, sci-fi and gaming convention' returns with something for all sci-fi and comic book fans, including stalls, special guests and a wide variety of activities for the whole family.

Doncaster Dome

Sat 14 Jun

£7 or £21 for a group of four / 01302 303959

  • 12:00 – 18:00

1066 Game and Country Fayre

Displays of equine, clay pigeon shooting, dog show, agility and herding and other country pursuits. Plus music, crafts, stalls and activities for the whole family.

Normanhurst Estate, Battle

Sat 16 Aug

£8 (Family £20; under 17s £4; under 5s free; Seniors £5) / 07942 878107

  • 09:00 – 17:00
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