Before 5pm, Days out, Storytelling

27 events

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Behind the Ropes Family Tours

Get up close to some of the Palace's ornate decor and furnishings under the guidance of an expert from the learning team. There's even a chance to peek behind a secret door! Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:00

It's in the Bag

It's in the Bag take kids on a storytelling adventure – jam packed with songs, drama, games, puppets and rhymes all coming together to create something wonderful.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Sep

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Knights and Princesses: 3–6 years

  • 11:15
  • 13:00

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Teddy Bear's Picnic: 0–2 years

  • 10:00

Culloden Homecoming

A celebration of highland culture featuring dance, music, crafts, storytelling and more. Part of the My Heart is in the Highlands project.

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre, Inverness

Sat 6 Sep

£8.50–£26 including exhibition (Event only £4–£12) / 0844 493 2159

Event only costs: £5.00 Adults, £4.00 Concession, £12.00 Family Event and Exhibition costs: £11.00 Adults, £8.50 Concession, £26.00 Family

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 29 Aug

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 30 Aug

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 243 more dates until 1 May 2015

Family Storytime

Interactive storytelling sessions for families with children under 7 years.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 13 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

Little Red Riding Hood.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30 – 13:30

Sun 14 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

Little Red Riding Hood.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30 – 13:30

Fri 26 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

The Dragon Stoorworm.

  • 12:30 – 13:30
  • 15:30 – 16:30

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

The Dragon Stoorworm.

  • 10:30 – 11:30
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Gaia Weekender

Intimate gathering of like-minded women with special guests Horse McDonald and VG Lee. Price includes three nights bed, breakfast and dinner.

Drumkilbo House, Blairgowrie

Fri 24 Oct

£295 / 01828 640445

  • 17:00

Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

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

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 15 Sep

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00
…and 16 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

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

Mon 13 Oct

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

  • 09:00 – 17:00

BOOKMARK Blairgowrie Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

A new weekend book festival for Blairgowrie and Rattray with guest authors and a range of events including an interactive children's programme.

The Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie

Sat 11 Oct

prices vary

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Explore and Play

Take a journey around the museum and enjoy the worldwide collections through play, music, storytelling, craft and performance.

St Peter's Church, London SE17

Thu 28 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Thu 11 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00
…and 14 more dates until 18 Dec

Family History Day

A chance for all generations to get more intimate with their family's history – with fun and games for kids and talks, research and more for adults.

John Gray Centre Museum, Haddington

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01620 820690

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Great Garden Quest

A summer quest around the garden with crafts, games, storytelling and more.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Thu 28 Aug

£28.50 per family / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Fri 29 Aug

£28.50 per family / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sat 30 Aug

£28.50 per family / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 31 Aug

£28.50 per family / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30

It's the History Man! Civil War Surgeon at the Fitzalan Chapel

Storytelling with Paul Ullson about the daily life of the castle, including the tales of the civil war surgeon.

Arundel Castle

Thu 28 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

It's the History Man! Medieval Surgeon

Learn about life as a medieval surgeon.

Arundel Castle

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Kilts and Captivity

Hear about the rebellions of the 17th and 18th centuries first-hand (well, kinda) from two Jacobite soldiers involved in the uprisings.

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 11 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

The Little Mermaid Workshops

The Little Mermaid is excited as she is preparing a surprise for her father's birthday. She soon gets into trouble when a shark tries to catch her near her secret cove. As we help her to run away from the shark, she shows us her hidden treasure and most importantly who she is in love with.

Paisley Arts Centre

Mon 13 Oct

£3 / 0300 300 1210

  • 11:30
  • 13:15
  • 14:15

London Loo Tours

Get away off the beaten tourist path by exploring London via its public toilets. Learn about Victorian toilet habits, where the word 'loo' comes from and more WC facts on this 1.5-hour walking tour.

Euston Square Station, London NW1

Sat 30 Aug

£12; £10

  • 11:00 – 12:30

London Waterloo Station, SE1

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10)

  • 16:30 – 18:30

Made by Me

Interactive sessions of making stuff and sharing stories.

Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax

Thu 28 Aug

£11.95 (under 3s £4.25) / 01422 330069

Admission fee is for an annual pass; pay once and return as many times as you want within one year.

Fri 29 Aug

£11.95 (under 3s £4.25) / 01422 330069

Admission fee is for an annual pass; pay once and return as many times as you want within one year.

Sat 30 Aug

£11.95 (under 3s £4.25) / 01422 330069

Admission fee is for an annual pass; pay once and return as many times as you want within one year.

Sun 31 Aug

£11.95 (under 3s £4.25) / 01422 330069

Admission fee is for an annual pass; pay once and return as many times as you want within one year.

The Maiden Stone

The legend of the the Maiden Stone, as told though poetry and music. This event does include some walking around the lower slopes of the Bennachie hill, and although there will be camping chairs on hand if required, the audience are required to stand to watch some scenes. Wheelchair access available. Dress sensibly for…

Bennachie Visitor Centre, Inverurie

Fri 5 Sep

£5 (under 26s free) / 01467 681470

Sat 6 Sep

£5 (under 26s free) / 01467 681470

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Mary Queen Of Scots

Scotland's most famous queen returns to tell her own tale of tragedy, treason, turmoil and martyrdom in this living history presentation.

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 28 Aug

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Mon 1 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Mon 8 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

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

Scotland's Democracy Trail

Walking tour through central Edinburgh charting the five century lead-up to Scotland's referendum. Guided by storytellers Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith. Booking is essential.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0131 473 2000

Meet outside.

Tue 9 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0131 473 2000

Meet outside.

Wed 10 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0131 473 2000

Meet outside.

…and 3 more dates until 13 Sep

Scottish History through Scottish Novels

Delve into 20th and 21st century Scottish literature to explore the culture and politics of contemporary Scotland. Books include Jamse Douglas Brown's The House with the Green Shutters and Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Sep

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

Wed 1 Oct

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

Wed 8 Oct

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

…and 8 more dates until 3 Dec

Small Stories

Fun interactive storytelling for under 5s and their grown ups. Listen to local tales, sing, play and explore. No need to book.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:30 – 11:00
  • 11:30 – 12:00

Storytelling for Children

Nan Buthune leads this exciting storytelling session at the Pictish Hut Circle.

Dunnet Forest

Sun 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Part of Wild North Festival.

  • 14:30 – 15:30