Morning events, Days out, Traditional & heritage

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Archaeology Day

A day of short guided walks and fun activities based around Iron Age life in Holyrood Park. Booking is essential.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Largs Viking Festival

On the anniversary of the Battle of Largs meet King Alexander of Scotland and King Haakon of Norway with living history installations in two educational villages. Following craft demonstrations, a farmers' market and aerobatic displays, the festival culminates with a re-enactment of the Battle of Largs, the burning of a…

Various Venues, Largs

Tue 2 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Arms at the Ready!

Try the weapons and armour of the 16th century and have a go at making your own shield.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 7 Sep

Included in admission

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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

Doon the Watter

Discover how families have enjoyed the river for the past 50 years.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Largs Viking Festival

An annual festival marking the Battle of Largs in 1263 – the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse – features a Viking village and a reenactment by the Swords of Dalriada showing how the Vikings lived in the 12th and 13th centuries. The week of events includes a food and craft market, aerobatic displays, a fun…

The Promenade, Largs

Tue 2 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Adams Antiques Fair

More than 140 dealers in fine antiques all under one roof.

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 21 Sep

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 12 Oct

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 9 Nov

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 7 Dec

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Autumn Steam Gala

Weekend featuring a variety of steam locomotives and coaches.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

£9 / 01506 822298

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Ayr Doors Open Day

Learn more about the historic town by taking a peek behind the scenes.

Ayr Town Hall

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01292 617606

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01292 617606

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Carnegie Treasures

An exhibition charting Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Chester Christmas Market

Seventy wooden chalets offering crafts, clothing, jewellery, giftware and local food and drink, plus a special Champagne Lanson White Label bar.

Town Hall Square, Chester

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 14 Dec

Countryside Walk

Guided walk of all the secret parts of the estate. Booking is essential.

Haddon Hall, Bakewell

Tue 23 Sep

£3.50 / 01629 812855

  • 10:30

Cùil Lodair Wargames Fair

Learn about the tactics used in the Battle of Culloden, plus weapon demonstrations.

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre, Inverness

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0844 493 2159

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Doors Open Day: Broughty Castle Museum Magazine

A unique opportunity to view the castle's magazine and find out more about its interesting history.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 436916

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Doors Open Day: Camperdown House

A chance to view the magnificent ground floor interiors of Camperdown House, set in its beautiful parkland surroundings.

Camperdown House, Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 432689

  • 11:00 – 15:00
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Doors Open Day

Buildings of architectural and historic interest will be open to the public, with many special events and tours taking place.

Various venues: Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 433414

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 01382 433414

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Doors Open Day: The Old Steeple

A chance to see an amazing collection of medieval gravestones or climb the steeple. Ages 5+. Not suitable for people with restricted mobility. Booking is essential.

The Old Steeple Church, Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders of the Everyday

Contemporary works and displays celebrating the life of Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of William.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Tue 2 Sep

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 3 Sep

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 4 Sep

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 444 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 14 Sep

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sun 19 Oct

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sun 9 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Sun 7 Dec

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Family Edwardian Day

A special backstage tour around the Usher Hall taking you back to when the venue first opened 100 years ago with period costumes, arts, crafts and games.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Sep

£10 (Family £30) / 0131 228 1155

  • 10:30
  • 12:00
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Farming Yesteryear Vintage Rally

A whole host of tractors, stationary and steam engines, vintage cars, lorries and other vehicles, plus demonstrations of vintage agricultural machinery.

Scone Palace, Perth

Sun 14 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 552300

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Fife Family History Fair

A wide range of stalls and displays, including talks from history experts.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Sat 20 Sep

£20 / 01592 611101

First World War Centenary Exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring WWI and its impact on Chichester.

The Novium, Chichester

Tue 2 Sep

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 118 more dates until 31 Dec

Fit for a Queen

Margaret Tudor, the Queen Dowager, is coming to stay, and the castle is a-buzz with activity.

Doune Castle

Sun 7 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 668 8885

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Fortress Broughty Tour

Learn all about the castle's turbulent and battle-scarred history on this special tour. Not suitable for people with mobility problems.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 01382 436916

  • 11:00 – 12:00
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