Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

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The Blackpool Antiques and Collectors Fair

A variety of antiques and collectible memorabilia.

Hilton Blackpool Hotel

Sun 2 Nov

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

The Winter Brocante at Petworth House & Parkland

A fair dedicated to country home interiors.

Petworth House

Sat 29 Nov

£5 (under 14s free) / 01403 780381

Adams Antiques Fair

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

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 9 Nov

£4 / 020 7821 3650

Sun 7 Dec

£4 / 020 7821 3650

Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

An exhibition spanning several centuries, with contemporary fashion designers, inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace which seem to belong to other times; while renaissance art specialists explore ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 167 more dates until 3 May 2015

Call of the Sea

An exhibition focusing on North Berwick harbour and the history of the fishing industry. Learn about the dangers of life at sea and the development of more sustainable fishing practices through real life stories, videos and artifacts. There's also the chance to meet Cap’n Salty Sea Dog, fisherman in residence, who hosts…

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Thu 23 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

Fri 24 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

…and 22 more dates until 16 Nov back to top

Carnegie Treasures

An exhibition charting Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

…and 36 more dates until 30 Nov

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

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

…and 22 more dates until 14 Dec

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas celebrations Victorian style, with enough activities to even put a smile on Ebenezer's face. The wee ones can dress up in period costume, there's carol singing around the grand piano and some hot fruit punch to warm the cockles.

Beaulieu

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

Sun 21 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

Mon 22 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Christmas Weekend on board The Royal Yacht Britannia

See the Britannia in all her Christmas glory, including the traditional tree on the bridge, and enjoy complimentary mulled wine and shortbread in the Officers' Mess.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 5566

Sun 7 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 5566

Doon the Watter

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

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 287 2660

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 287 2660

…and 234 more dates until 17 Jun 2015 back to top

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

Thu 23 Oct

Museum & Gallery

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

Fri 24 Oct

Museum & Gallery

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

Sat 25 Oct

Museum & Gallery

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

…and 393 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 9 Nov

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

Sun 7 Dec

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

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

Thu 23 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Fri 24 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Sat 25 Oct

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

Meet outside.

…and 187 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

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

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First World War Centenary Exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring WWI and its impact on Chichester.

The Novium, Chichester

Thu 23 Oct

Included in admission / 01243 775888

Fri 24 Oct

Included in admission / 01243 775888

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 01243 775888

…and 67 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Thu 23 Oct

Free

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Free

…and 67 more dates until 31 Dec

Guided Walks of Portsmouth

Explore over 800 years of Portsmouth's history and heritage in this guided walk.

Various venues: Portsmouth

Sun 26 Oct

£5

Sun 2 Nov

£5

Sun 9 Nov

£5

…and 41 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Hallowe'en Celebrations

Brave the ghostly waters and hop aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, where the galley team are celebrating Hallowe'en with a good lot of pumpkins. Pumpkin soup and pumpkin cupcakes are on the menu, as carved pumpkins adorn the Royal Deck Tea Room. Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£12.75 (£11.50; 5–17 Years £7.75; Family £36.50) / 0131 555 5566

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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Lantern Making Workshops and Parade

Create your own lantern at the workshop, which runs 10.30am–2pm, then take part in the lantern parade at 4.30pm, which wends through New Lanark and then back to the visitor centre. Refreshments provided.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Sun 9 Nov

£5 / 01555 665262

Listed Property Show

A property show designed for those thinking of buying a listed building.

Harrogate International Centre

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Free when registered for in advance online / 01795 844939

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Free when registered for in advance online / 01795 844939

Mackintosh Subway Tour

An architectural tour of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's works using the Glasgow Subway to shuttle between his key works including House for an Art Lover, the Lighthouse and Scotland Street School Museum.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

Marion Patterson's Medals: Courageous Rescue in Wartime Aberdeen

Over 70 years ago, Aberdeen-born Marion, a Senior Fire Guard, was awarded the George Medal for risking her life to save a trapped serviceman after a Second World War bombing in South Market Street. This small display provides a rare chance to see all her medals, along with photographs and other memorabilia giving an…

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01224 337700

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01224 337700

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01224 337700

…and 30 more dates until 29 Nov

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

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