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Paddle Steamer Waverley

All aboard for a nostalgic trip on the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – a range of day, afternoon and evening cruises leave regularly from Glasgow's Pacific Quay or by coach connection from Glasgow's City Chambers.

Glasgow City Chambers

Wed 30 Jul

£29–£39 (£29–£39; Children £14.50–£19.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves Glasgow City Chambers to join the Waverley at Largs. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 11:00 – 20:45

Tue 5 Aug

£27–£31 (£25–£29; Children £13.50–£15.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves Glasgow City Chambers to join the Waverley at Largs where you will sail amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Loch Long & Loch Goil, sometimes referred to as the ‘Clyde Fjords’, to view the 15th Century Tower House of Carrick Castle

  • 11:45 – 17:50

Wed 6 Aug

£29–£39 (£29–£39; Children £14.50–£19.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves Glasgow City Chambers to join the Waverley at Largs. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 11:00 – 20:45
…and 4 more dates until 20 Aug

Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Sat 9 Aug

£27–£39; free under 5s free (£27–£39; Children £13.50–£19.50) / 0845 130 4647

  • 10:00 – 20:30

Fri 15 Aug

£19–£29; free under 5s free (£19–£25; Children £9.50–£14.50) / 0845 130 4647

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 16 Aug

£27–£39; free under 5s free (£27–£39; Children £13.50–£19.50) / 0845 130 4647

  • 10:00 – 20:30
…and 4 more dates until 19 Oct

Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

There's a whole summer of family-friendly activities at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 30 more dates until 31 Aug

1066 Game and Country Fayre

Displays of equine, clay pigeon shooting, dog show, agility and herding and other country pursuits. Plus music, crafts, stalls and activities for the whole family.

Normanhurst Estate, Battle

Sat 16 Aug

£8 (Family £20; under 17s £4; under 5s free; Seniors £5) / 07942 878107

  • 09:00 – 17:00

1914: The Eve of War

An re-enactment event commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, looking at domestic life the weekend before war was declared.

Kentwell Hall, Sudbury

Sat 2 Aug

£11.50 (£10.50; Children £7.90) / 01787 310207

Sun 3 Aug

£11.50 (£10.50; Children £7.90) / 01787 310207

Adams Antiques Fair

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

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 24 Aug

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 21 Sep

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 12 Oct

£4 / 020 7821 3650

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 7 Dec back to top

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

Bank Holiday Multi-Period Event

Set on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle the tented encampment of Raven Tor Living History Group reflects 2000 years of local and Castle history through crafts, costume and combat displays. Visitors have the opportunity to meet characters and experience events from the Roman Empire right up to the Cold War of the late…

Arundel Castle

Sat 23 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

Tickets include entry to the castle.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

Tickets include entry to the castle.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Aug

Included in admission / 01903 882173

Tickets include entry to the castle.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Behind the Ropes Family Tours

Get up close to some of the Palace's ornate decor and furnishings under the guidance of an expert from the learning team. There's even a chance to peek behind a secret door! Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00

Thu 7 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00

Thu 14 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00
…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug

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

Celebration of the Centuries

The largest event in Historic Scotland's calendar sees Fort George play host to hundreds of historical re-enactors for a day of displays, demonstrations and interactive activities covering military history from the Roman period to the twentieth century.

Fort George, Nr Nairn

Sat 9 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01667 460232

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01667 460232

  • 11:00 – 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

Citizen Archaeology Training Day

Learn how to survey and record coastal heritage. Booking is essential.

Village Hall, Sutherland

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01334 462904

Part of Wild North Festival.

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Claymore

War games, science games, fantasy fiction games, participation games. Honestly, what more could you gamers want?

Edinburgh College Granton Campus

Sat 2 Aug

£2.50 (Children £1.50; Family £5) / 07795 054047

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Countryside Walk

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

Haddon Hall, Bakewell

Mon 18 Aug

£3.50 / 01629 812855

  • 10:30

Tue 23 Sep

£3.50 / 01629 812855

  • 10:30

Doon the Watter

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

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 319 more dates until 17 Jun 2015 back to top

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

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

Wed 30 Jul

Museum & Gallery

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

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 31 Jul

Museum & Gallery

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

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Fri 1 Aug

Museum & Gallery

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

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 478 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 3 Aug

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30

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
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Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships

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

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£5 (£3; under 16s free; Family £15) / 0131 335 6200

Exhbition: Medieval Stones

Drop by to view the collection of medieval grave stones. Not morbid at all. Booking is essential.

The Old Steeple Church, Dundee

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Fife Family History Fair

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

Rothes Halls Library, Glenrothes

Sat 20 Sep

£20 / 01592 583387

First World War Centenary Exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring WWI and its impact on Chichester.

The Novium, Chichester

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01243 775888

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 152 more dates until 31 Dec

First World War Day

Drop in and get up close and personal with a rare survivor from the First World War; a 'J' type Thornycroft lorry. Thornycroft had manufactured about 5000 'J' types by the end of the war and this surviving example from Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service was delivered to the War Office on 28 March 1916.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 01962 873603

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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