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The Stoke-On-Trent Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

There's 150 stalls of ceramics, vintage clothing, jewellery, militaria, clocks, furniture and even vintage fishing tackle to keep your bargain-hunting skills finely honed.

Northwood Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 18 May

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Bannockburn Live

Seven hundred years after Scotland's most famous battle, comes the biggest ever re-enactment. Run by the National Trust for Scotland. The two-day event includes a brutally realistic re-enactment, themed villages with Scottish food and drink, sports, crafts and literature, a children's programme and contemporary music.

Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Stirling

Sat 28 Jun

£20 (Children £12.50; Family £55) / 0844 493 2139

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 29 Jun

£20 (Children £12.50; Family £55) / 0844 493 2139

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Free Tour of London

Journey through British History on this 2.5 hour walking tour. Meet at the Churchill Statue – and look for the guide in an orange shirt.

Parliament Square, London SW1P

Mon 21 Apr

Free

  • 11:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free

  • 11:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 11:00
…and 252 more dates until 31 Dec

Moira Canal Festival

Activities for the family raising funds for Ashby Canal restoration.

Moira Furnace Museum, Swadlincote

Sat 17 May

£5 (Children £2.50; under 5s free) / 01530 515273

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 May

£5 (Children £2.50; under 5s free) / 01530 515273

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Scotfairs Antique & Collectors Fair

A large selection of collectables old and new, from rare treasures for the connoisseur to interesting and affordable pieces for anyone and everyone.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 3 May

£1.50 / 01786 473544

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Dunfermline Bruce Festival

Dunfermline, home to the story of Robert the Bruce as well as the legendary king's grave, hosts a weekend of historical activities and re-enactments with a strong family feel.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 12 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Scottish Gold

A major new exhibition looking at Scottish gold and gold mining, bringing together gold nuggets and examples of the worked metal, from torcs found at Law Farm in Moray in 1857 to Scottish coinage, medals and racing cups.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Tue 22 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0141 330 4221

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0141 330 4221

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0141 330 4221

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 45 more dates until 15 Jun

Adams Antiques Fair

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

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 11 May

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 22 Jun

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 20 Jul

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 5 more dates until 7 Dec

Badges of Honour

An exhibition of women's badges, from suffragette brooches to Pride pins and dancing medals, with the stories that accompany them.

Glasgow Women's Library

Thu 1 May

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 23 May

The Birmingham Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Nearly 150 stalls where you can hunt for the next addition to your collection.

The Centennial Centre, Birmingham

Sun 11 May

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

  • 09:00 – 15:30
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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

The Power and The Glory: How Religious Art Made Tudor England

An exhibition of art and artefacts that illuminate how the Tudors used religious art as propaganda.

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Mon 21 Apr

£8 (Children free) / 01388 743750

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Tue 22 Apr

£8 (Children free) / 01388 743750

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Wed 23 Apr

£8 (Children free) / 01388 743750

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 160 more dates until 30 Sep

The Royal Highland Show

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 20 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 21 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Seashore Festival

Celebrating all things from the sea with music, fun children's activities, street performers and much more.

Bettyhill Village Hall, Thurso

Sat 3 May

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Best Dressed Cycle Parades & Competition

Decorate your bicycle and yourself and try to win the accolade of 'best dressed' at the museum's cycle parade. There is also the chance to learn about cycling through the ages and to take part in a variety of transport themed activities. The parade is suitable for children, families and adults and will take place outdoors.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2660

Bicycle parade starts at 2pm.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Cannock Chase Military History Weekend

A celebration of the region's military past with hands-on activities for all the family and proceeds going towards Help for Heroes. This year there is an emphasis on the Great War, to coincide with centenary events.

Cannock Chase Visitors Centre

Sat 16 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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

The Colchester Military Tournament

Two days of military themed entertainment to raise money to help currently serving soldiers, veterans and their families.

Abbey Field, Colchester

Sat 5 Jul

£12–£15 (Family £35–£50) / 01206 330180

Sun 6 Jul

£12–£15 (Family £35–£50) / 01206 330180

Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival

Crick Boat Show showcases the canal world with over 250 exhibitors and offers a great family day out with free boat trips, live music, a real ale marquee, children's entertainment and a variety of food and drink stalls.

Crick Marina

Sat 24 May

£10–£13.50; under 5s free (£8.50–£11; Children £6–£8; Family £26–£35) / 01283 742950

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 25 May

£10–£13.50; under 5s free (£8.50–£11; Children £6–£8; Family £26–£35) / 01283 742950

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 26 May

£10–£13.50; under 5s free (£8.50–£11; Children £6–£8; Family £26–£35) / 01283 742950

  • 10:00 – 18:00

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

Mon 21 Apr

Museum & Gallery

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

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Tue 22 Apr

Museum & Gallery

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

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 23 Apr

Museum & Gallery

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

  • 09:30 – 16:30
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The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques and Collectors 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 4 May

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships

Piping competition also featuring Highland dancing, heavy events and children's entertainment.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£7 / 0131 335 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

£7 / 0131 335 6200

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair

Traditional Highland games with events for all the family, from a falconry display and terrier racing to clay pigeon shooting and archery, as well as lots of kids' events and plenty of stalls.

Gordon Castle Estate, Fochabers

Sun 18 May

£8 (£5; under 14s £3; under 5s free; Family £22) / 07500 879687

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Gourock Highland Games 2014

Set against the backdrop of the mountains of Argyll, Gourock Highland Games incorporates the West of Scotland Junior Highland Dance Championship, pipe bands, heavy events championship, and a programme of events and attractions such as musicians, arts, crafts and sports.

Gourock Park

Sun 11 May

£5 (£3; Children free; Family £14) / 01475 712032

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Heather Scarecrow Festival

For eight days the village of Heather in Leicestershire comes alive with scarecrow displays as villagers compete for your votes. Come and spend a delightful day being amazed at the creativity of Heather residents.

Heather Village, Coalville

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00
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