Before 5pm, Days out, Storytelling

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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

Sat 25 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Sun 26 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Mon 27 Oct

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

Meet outside.

…and 185 more dates until 1 May 2015

Exploring Celtic Traditons with David Campbell

David Campbell leads a workshops in the Celtic storytelling traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

Hallowe'en Lantern Walk

Join in – if you dare – on this family lantern walk through the woods, followed by a display from fire dancers. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and sturdy footwear and warm clothes are advised.

Provanhall House, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 287 6776

Mac’s Munchkins

Farm-themed story telling, crafts, play group and songs. E-I-E-I-O.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

Tue 4 Nov

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

Tue 11 Nov

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

…and 4 more dates until 9 Dec

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

Sat 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

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Mini Monsters and Silly Screams

Kids can enjoy a traditional Hallowe'en dooking for apples, guddling for doughnuts and carving pumpkins at this light-hearted party. There's also storytelling, craft activities, dancing and even a prize for the best costume.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston

Wed 29 Oct

£5–£6.50 / 01506 414957

Necropolis –- London’s Journey of the Dead

Apocalypse Events present a horror storytelling tour underneath the tunnels of Waterloo station. Journey back in time to when the city’s graves were overflowing with corpses and city-dwellers were forced to take their dead on a one-way train on the Necropolis Railway.

London Waterloo Station, SE1

Thu 30 Oct

£12 in advance; £15 on the door / 0845 617 0685

Fri 31 Oct

£12 in advance; £15 on the door / 0845 617 0685

Sat 1 Nov

£12 in advance; £15 on the door / 0845 617 0685

Rastamouse & Da Easy Crew

Give it up for Rastamouse and crew as they skate along for a musical extravaganza celebrating rhythm, reading and storytelling.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sun 26 Oct

£15 / 0844 847 2514

African Storytelling

Kenyan-Scottish storyteller Mara Menzies presents African folktales.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 228 2688

Braw Blether Taster Session

Bibliotherapy is an expressive therapy that uses literature such as books and poetry to help people feel better about themselves and the world around them. This session uses material such as books, poetry, newspaper articles, pictures and photos for inspiration to encourage group discussion. You don’t need to bring…

Gorebridge Library

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed / 01875 820630

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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Craft & Culture: Family Festival Day

A family festival afternoon with a Nubian market, arts and crafts workshops, hairstyling in a pop-up salon, face painting, storytelling and live music and entertainment provided by the YARD youth theatre.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0115 924 8630

Emily Mouse's Christmas Tales

Emily Winter and her friend Mouse read stories written by children's author Vivian French. There's also songs, rhymes and a dollop of Christmas fun. Suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their accompanying adults.

Dundee Rep

Thu 4 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223530

Please note: The 11am session is for 0–2 years, while the 1pm session is for children aged 3–4.

Fri 5 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223530

Please note: The 11am session is for 0–2 years, while the 1pm session is for children aged 3–4.

Sat 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223530

Please note: The 11am session is for 0–2 years, while the 1pm session is for children aged 3–4.

…and 14 more dates until 20 Dec

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 30 Oct

Free

Thu 6 Nov

Free

Thu 13 Nov

Free

…and 5 more dates until 18 Dec

Exploring Celtic Traditons with George Macpherson

Seoras Macpherson leads a workshop on storytelling – including the north west Skye traditions – and Gaelic culture.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

Family Storytime

Interactive storytelling sessions for families with children under 7 years.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

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

The Wee Bannock.

Sun 2 Nov

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

The Wee Bannock.

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Fright Fest: Terrfiying Tales In The Cage

Have knee knocking, spine chilling fun in the medieval cage, with tales told by a professional storyteller.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Fri 31 Oct

£2 per child; vehicle admission £7 / 01663 762023

Harry Potter Day Craft Activities

Immerse yourself in the wizarding world with a showing of the first Harry Potter film and a cauldron full of activities.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01256 478670

Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble!

Hallowe'en activities for kids including interactive storytelling, creating scary masks, expelling spirits and spooky dancing.

Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax

Sat 25 Oct

£11.95 (Children under two £4.25) / 01422 330069

Sun 26 Oct

£11.95 (Children under two £4.25) / 01422 330069

Mon 27 Oct

£11.95 (Children under two £4.25) / 01422 330069

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

The Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt Performance Extravaganza

Come along and celebrate Edinburgh's literary community, as teams who participated in the scavenger hunt bring their collections to be officially recorded. After this comes the performance extravaganza, with writers and musicians performing live. The event concludes with a prize giving ceremony for the top scavenger hunt…

The Forest Café, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 229 4922

Part of Book Week Scotland.

It's the History Man! Medieval Surgeon

Learn about life as a medieval surgeon.

Arundel Castle

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 01903 882173

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Martinmas Fair 2014

An abundance of things to do and so see in celebration of Martinmas. Featuring the real life Sheriff of Nottingham, medieval reenactment, archaeological explorations, storytelling, woodcutting and much more.

Priory Church of St Anthony, Lenton

Sat 15 Nov

£1 (Free)

Moshi Monsters Meet & Greet

Meet Kastuma and Poppet from Moshi Monsters.

Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough

Wed 29 Oct

Free but advanced booking advised

Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

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

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 9579

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3037

…and 8 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Old Town Tales

Donald Smith introduces John Fee – master of the Royal Mile and storyteller – for a workshop about urban storytelling in Scotland.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Nov

£15 / 0131 556 9579

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Old Town Tales Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

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 29 Oct

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

Wed 5 Nov

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

Wed 12 Nov

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

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