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Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Mon 28 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Tue 29 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 524 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 33 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Tue 29 Jul

£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 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

Thu 31 Jul

£27–£37 (£25–£35; Children £13.50–£18.50 under 5s free) / 0845 130 4647

Coach leaves from Glasgow City Chamber to connect with the Waverley. Spend the afternoon ashore in Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Tarbert or Cruise Loch Fyne

  • 12:30 – 19:35
…and 9 more dates until 21 Aug

Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Fri 1 Aug

£10 / 0845 130 4647

One hour cruise to Clydebank and back. See shipyards and new Waterfront developments.

  • 13:00 – 14:00

£10 / 0845 130 4647

One hour cruise to Clydebank and back. See shipyards and new Waterfront developments

  • 14:30 – 15:30

£19 / 0845 130 4647

Sail down the River Clyde – Lounge bars and restaurant open all evening. Return coach from Largs

  • 16:00 – 19:30

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
…and 5 more dates until 19 Oct

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

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
…and 5 more dates until 3 Aug

Afternoon Tea on the 14.05 Steam Train

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea on the 14.05 steam train from Bo’ness to Manuel. Tuck into sandwiches, cake and scones, washed down with tea or coffee. Booking is essential.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 2 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 3 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 9 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30
…and 17 more dates until 12 Oct back to top

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

Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place

A project two years in the making, Scotland Creates is the final project of young people from across Scotland who have worked with museum staff to create an exhibition that showcases what is important where they come from, spanning art, music, dance and films.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 33 more dates until 31 Aug

Doon the Watter

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

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0141 287 2660

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 322 more dates until 17 Jun 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
…and 2 more dates until 7 Dec

Kelburn Games Festival

Catch feats of athletic prowess at the Europe's Strongman and Strongwoman competitions before partaking in the evening ceilidh.

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, Largs

Sun 27 Jul

£12 (Children £9; Family £38; ceilidh only £5) / 01475 568685

  • 11:00 – 18:30
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Medieval Mayhem

Bring the whole family along to party like it's 1399 with jousting, swordplay and a Medieval banquet.

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries

Sun 27 Jul

Included in admission / 01387 770244

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Stihl Timbersports® Team GB

Check out the Underhand Chop, Standing Block Chop and the Springboard as the GB Timbersports Team springs into action. Plus blacksmith and woodcraft workshops.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sat 16 Aug

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 17 Aug

Included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Walking Back to the Future

A community heritage trail run by Fuse Youth Cafe, Shettleston Housing Association and Northlight Heritage. Join a volunteer-led guided walk and learn about the East End district that used to have two rope works and four cinemas.

Shettleston Train Station

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 07908 211619

  • 11:00 – 12:30

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

Aden Pipe Band Competition

Over 15 pipe bands and 4,000 spectators are expected at this pipe band and highland dancing competition.

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw

Sun 10 Aug

Standard4 / 01771 624485

  • 12:30 – 17:00

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
  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Thu 7 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Thu 14 Aug

included in admission price / 0131 524 1145

  • 12:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug

Bicentenary of the Strathnaver Clearances – Map and Treasure Hunt

A treasure hunt around Farr Bay based on the uses of traditional plants.

Strathnaver Museum, Thurso

Tue 5 Aug

Free

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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Bicentenary of the Strathnaver Clearances – Syre Gaelic Service

A special service to commemorate the bicentenary of the Strathnaver Clearances, held partially in Gaelic. Melvich and Lairg Gaelic Choirs sing and local school children perform a Psalm as part of the programme.

Syre Church

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 01641 521208

  • 15:00 – 16:00

The Blackpool Antiques and Collectors Fair

A variety of antiques and collectible memorabilia.

The Hilton Hotel, Blackpool

Sun 27 Jul

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

  • 09:00 – 15:30

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

Celtic Summer School

An exploration of the literature, languages, history, music, art and politics of Scotland, with a programme of discussions, workshops, talks and explorations.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£13 for a day pass (£9); £75 for a week pass (£55) / 0131 556 9579

  • 12:30 – 13:20
  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sat 2 Aug

£13 for a day pass (£9); £75 for a week pass (£55) / 0131 556 9579

  • 12:30 – 13:20
  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 3 Aug

£13 for a day pass (£9); £75 for a week pass (£55) / 0131 556 9579

  • 12:30 – 13:20
  • 14:30 – 16:30
…and 5 more dates until 8 Aug

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 back to top