Before 5pm, Days out, Storytelling

40 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

Art in the Courtyard

Creative workshops with local artists for children and families. Drop in for as long or as little as you like.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 225 3847

Storytelling with Marie-Louise Cochrane

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

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

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00
…and 21 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Edinburgh's Free Walking Tours

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

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free

Thu 24 Jul

Free

Fri 25 Jul

Free

…and 6 more dates until 31 Jul

Talking Trees Storytelling

Talking Trees storytelling returns to transport adults and children alike to a magical land far, far away. Suitable for anyone with an imagination (ages 5+).

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 14:00 – 14:45

Yellow Valley

Musical storytelling performance inspired by Kenyan children’s book Who’s Calling by Charity Waciuma.

Tramway, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45

Thu 24 Jul

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45

Fri 25 Jul

£6 adult & child; extra adult £6; extra child £4 / 0845 330 3501

  • 13:30
  • 14:45
…and 8 more dates until 2 Aug back to top

Artie's Tartan Tales

The Singing Kettle's Artie takes the spirit of the popular kids' show to his storytelling sessions – kids are encouraged to jump around and shout their way through the games, rhymes and songs.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Big Room

£6.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Big Room

£6.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Big Room

£6.50 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Bear in the Cave

A storytelling and craft session built around The Bear in the Cave by Michel Rosen. For ages 5 and under.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 19 Aug

£4 (accompanying adults free) / 01463 234234

Part of Inverness Book Festival.

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 24 Jul

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Thu 31 Jul

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Thu 7 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 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

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

Fri 25 Jul

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

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 13 Oct

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 24 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Thu 7 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00
…and 19 more dates until 18 Dec

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
…and 13 more dates until 2 Nov

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

Great Garden Quest

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

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Thu 24 Jul

£28.50 per family / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Fri 25 Jul

£28.50 per family / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sat 26 Jul

£28.50 per family / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 36 more dates until 31 Aug

Hands on History

Get your mitts on some real and replica objects from history – and learn who would drink from a cup made from horn, or how often people in the olden days took baths.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

included in admission price / 0131 556 5100

  • 11:00 – 12:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Tue 5 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 556 5100

  • 11:00 – 12:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Tue 12 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 556 5100

  • 11:00 – 12:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug back to top

Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours Explore the dark, hidden side of best-selling author Ian Rankin's Edinburgh. Discover the real locations that are examined in the books and feel the history and mystery of this unique European capital city. It is not necessary to have read any of the Rebus novels as the tour includes many fascinating…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 23 Aug

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

Mon 11 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 28 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

It's the History Man! Iron Age Warrior in the Castle Keep

Hear the tales of Iron Ages warriors from story teller Paul Ullson.

Arundel Castle

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 27 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

It's the History Man! Medieval Herald in the Fitzalan Chapel

Storytelling from Paul Ullson who gets down to the nitty gritty and lets you in on the bits that school doesn't teach you.

Arundel Castle

Fri 8 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

It's the History Man! Medieval Priest at the Fitzalan Chapel

Learn about life as a medieval priest in this historical re-enactment.

Arundel Castle

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00

Tue 26 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00
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It's the History Man! Medieval Surgeon

Learn about life as a medieval surgeon.

Arundel Castle

Tue 29 Jul

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 20 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

It's the History Man! Norman Knight in the Castle Keep

Story telling from Paul Ullson who tells the tales of Norman knights.

Arundel Castle

Fri 15 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

It's the History Man! Saxon Warrior at the Castle Keep

Learn about the Saxon warriors with Paul Ullson.

Arundel Castle

Mon 18 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

John Muir in Conversation

The 176 year old John Muir reflects on his life and work. (Please note: John Muir may be played by an actor).

St Andrew Blackadder Church, North Berwick

Thu 7 Aug

£11 / 01620 895233

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

just Faith Explorers

"Packed with fun for all ages. We believe that we grow best when we share the journey with as many different people and learn about as many different faiths as possible. Each session includes storytelling, fun craft activities, time to reflect and share food."

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Free By donation / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Tue 12 Aug

Free By donation / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

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