Before 5pm, Days out, Storytelling

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MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, a Great British Feast with food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alive. There's plenty to eat and drink, too – from a barbecue to an oyster bar, beer festival and a food market buffet. A…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 24 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 11:00 – 01:00

Sun 25 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 12:00 – 03:00

Tall Tales

Interactive storytelling session with movement, mime and props thrown in for good measure. Ages 3–5.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£6 / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:00

Sat 3 May

£6 / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:00

Sat 10 May

£6 / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:00
…and 3 more dates until 31 May

A Squash And A Squeeze: Sharing Stories With Julia Donaldson

Interactive installations and drawings providing an insight into how the former Children's Laureate wrote modern classics such as The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Troll.

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

Fri 25 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00

Sat 26 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00

Sun 27 Apr

£17.50; £47 (£15; Children £11) / 01634 823800

  • 10:00
…and 35 more dates until 1 Jun

Castle Archer Weapons Talk

Learn the gritty history of a variety of weapons, from the longbow to the cannon to the broadsword.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 4 May

Included in admission

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Dawn Rising

Join this amble up to the summit of Arthur's Seat with park ranger and storyteller Donald Smith to watch the sun peek out its much welcome head.

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Free

Part of TradFest.

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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

Shake Your Tale! MacRumba & Fandango's Stories & Tangos!

Celebrate the cultures of the Commonwealth Games with storytelling and dance. Ages 6–10.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 31 May

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 9579

  • 13:30 – 14:30

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

Brakfast o’ Porridge & Brose

Bypass the age old sugar-or-salt debate and enjoy your morning porridge with a side of a ballads, poems, doric ditties and a story or two. Hosted by Bill Gray and Doug Hay and featuring Derek & Lorna Summers, Stuart B Campbell and Alison Skinner.

Boyne Hotel, Portsoy

Sat 31 May

£5 / 01261 842571

Part of Portsoy Music Festival.

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Castle Siege

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

Arundel Castle

Sat 24 May

£9 (Children £9; Family £41) / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 May

£9 (Children £9; Family £41) / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 May

£9 (Children £9; Family £41) / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Edinburgh's Free Walking Tours

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

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Free

Sat 26 Apr

Free

Sun 27 Apr

Free

…and 95 more dates until 31 Jul

Family Storytime

Interactive storytelling sessions for families with children under 7 years.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£5 (Family £15; under 2s free) / 0141 552 3988

The New Zealand tale 'The Story of Ihenga'.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30

Sun 27 Apr

£5 (Family £15; under 2s free) / 0141 552 3988

The New Zealand tale 'The Story of Ihenga'.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30

Sat 10 May

£5 (Family £15; under 2s free) / 0141 552 3988

A story from Botswana: 'The Tortoise Ljapa'.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30
…and 7 more dates until 22 Jun

In the Flow: Music-Story-Movement

A two-part workshop to help you bring together music, song and story for participative learning, reflection and understanding. With instructor Mairi Campbell.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Jun

£18 per session (£15) / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sat 21 Jun

£18 per session (£15) / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 17:00

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
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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 30 May

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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

Tue 27 May

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00

Tue 26 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00

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
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Medieval Tournament

Smiting and pageantry galore in this recreation of a medieval tournament.

Arundel Castle

Sat 21 Jun

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 22 Jun

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mrs Mash: Kail Yard Tales

Mrs Mash – Storytelling Cook – tells all about incredible crowdie, kale and happy herrings, through stories and songs. Ages 4+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£5 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Tradfest.

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Pirates & Smugglers Weekend

Fun weekend for all the family with a living history display involving pirates, smugglers and activities.

Arundel Castle

Sat 12 Jul

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 13 Jul

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Rastamouse

Give it up for Rastamouse, Scratchy and Zoomer as they skate along to Stratford Circus for a musical extravaganza celebrating rhythm, reading and storytelling.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 28 Jun

£12 (£10; £40) / 0844 357 2625

  • 11:30 – 12:30
  • 13:30 – 14:30
  • 15:30 – 16:30

Shale Tales and Fossil Fun

A weekend of kids activities including making beeswax candles, decorating fossils and interactive storytelling with songs, poems and puppets.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston

Sat 17 May

Free / 01506 414957

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 01506 414957

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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