Before 5pm, Days out, Storytelling

14 events

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Story Trail

Travel into the magical world of Narnia, a land inhabited by fantastical fauns and busy beavers.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sun 21 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Mon 22 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Tue 23 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Festive Family Fun Day

Family fun day including storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts, festive food and Christmas carol performances. Visit the palace family room to play classic Victorian games and try on costumes.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Sun 28 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Panda Storytelling Session

Storytelling and puppetry for children under five years old.

Edinburgh Zoo

Sun 21 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 334 9171

The story of Chi Chi and the missing bamboo.

Step Into Christmas

A festive storytelling workshop with Step it up Dance.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

Free for accompanying adults (Children £6) / 0131 556 9579

Sold out / 0131 556 9579

Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire

Walk the Plank represent a unique fire garden experience in celebration of Scotland’s national bard. Outside there are fire installations and performances from Ayrshire Opera and Mischief La Bas as they present some of Burn's best kent characters. Inside there are stories, songs and Ayrshire fayre.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

Mon 29 Dec

£5 (£3.50) / 0844 493 2601

Ticket price includes an evening of Burns entertainment with Ayrshire food and drink for sale, a timed fire garden walk, entry to the Auld Kirk graveyard and a hot drink from pedlars on the Brig o’ Doon. Part of Homecoming Scotland.

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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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Meet outside.

Tue 30 Dec

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

Meet outside.

Tue 6 Jan 2015

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

Meet outside.

…and 16 more dates until 28 Apr 2015

Castle Siege

Living history event depicting the drama, action and sounds of a siege of Arundel Castle.

Arundel Castle

Sat 23 May 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 24 May 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Mon 25 May 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Family Storytime

Interactive storytelling sessions for families with children under 7 years. Advance booking strongly recommended.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (children under one free; Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (Family £15; Children under one free) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (children under one free; Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (Family £15; Children under one free) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

Mon 9 Feb 2015

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (children under one free; Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

£5; Book all five stories and get one free (Family £15; Children under one free) / 0141 552 3988

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

…and 11 more dates until 7 Apr 2015

Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01620 850330

Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

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

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 629 3037

Normans and Crusaders

Spread over a weekend, Raven Tor Living History Group recreate sights, sounds and smells from the Norman period. Set within a tented encampment the group recreates crafts, weapons training and battle tactics. Also included are falconry and archery demonstrations and the Distant Trumpets Story Teller.

Arundel Castle

Sat 4 Apr 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 5 Apr 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Mon 6 Apr 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

The Parent-Child Relationship Spa

A nourishing environment for parents/carers and children designed to enhance bonding and brain development. Each session includes free entry into the Enchanted Kingdom and sensory zones, taught sessions offering novel relational games to play with your child, short interactive piece of musical theatre and refreshments.

The London Art House, N1

Wed 24 Dec

£16 for one adult & one child; £22 for one adult & two children / 020 3227 3200

Wed 31 Dec

£16 for one adult & one child; £22 for one adult & two children / 020 3227 3200

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£16 for one adult & one child; £22 for one adult & two children / 020 3227 3200

…and 38 more dates until 30 Sep 2015

Stories Round the Tree

Cosy Christmas eve storytelling session gathered around the decorated Christmas tree with Fiona Herbert. Suitable for ages 4+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£5 (£3; Children £3; Family £14) / 0131 556 9579

Wed 24 Dec

£5 (£3; Family £14) / 0131 556 9579

Tales From The Shed

A collection of tales, songs and fun characters presented as interactive performances.

Chickenshed, London N14

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£6 (under 6 months free) / 020 8292 9222

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£6 (under 6 months free) / 020 8292 9222

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£6 (under 6 months free) / 020 8292 9222

…and 15 more dates until 21 Mar 2015