Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

33 events

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Festive Family Fun Day

Family fun day including storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts, festive food and Christmas carol performances. Visit the palace family room to play classic Victorian games and try on costumes.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Doon the Watter

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

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

…and 170 more dates until 17 Jun 2015

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 10 Jan 2015

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£1.50 (children free) / 01786 473544

…and 7 more dates until 3 Oct 2015

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

Tue 30 Dec

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

Meet outside.

Tue 6 Jan 2015

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

Meet outside.

Tue 13 Jan 2015

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

Meet outside.

…and 15 more dates until 28 Apr 2015

NAAFC Annual Accordion & Fiddle Festival

All-day accordion and fiddle competitions, prize-winners concert and a closing dance, if your feet weren't already a-tapping.

Macdonald Inchyra Grange Hotel, Falkirk

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Prices vary

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar with a daily guided walk and learn about its special historical significance. Meet at the car park.

Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge, Stromness

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 01856 841732

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 01856 841732

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 01856 841732

…and 10 more dates until 26 Mar 2015

Aberdeen's War

Photographs, documents and artefacts showing the role played by men and women of Aberdeen during WWII.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 01224 523700

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 01224 523700

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01224 523700

…and 2 more dates until 31 Dec

The Altrincham Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Find something to compliment your home, collection or wardrobe with over 80 exhibitors selling antiques and collectables.

Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 0781 622 0136

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 0781 622 0136

Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

Work by contemporary fashion designers inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace that are associated with earlier periods, together with an exploration of Renaissance ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 125 more dates until 3 May 2015

Castle Siege

Living history event depicting the drama, action and sounds of a siege of Arundel Castle.

Arundel Castle

Sat 23 May 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 24 May 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Mon 25 May 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

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Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

…and 36 more dates until 11 May 2015

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

Fri 26 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

Sat 27 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

Sun 28 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

…and 7 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Claymore

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

Edinburgh College Granton Campus

Sat 1 Aug 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 07795 054047

  • 10:00 Claymore Edinburgh College Granton Campus

Disabled Access Day

Discounted entry for disabled people and their friends and family as part of Disabled Access Day.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 5566

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

Sat 27 Dec

Museum & Gallery

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

Sun 28 Dec

Museum & Gallery

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

Mon 29 Dec

Museum & Gallery

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

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First World War Centenary Exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring WWI and its impact on Chichester.

The Novium, Chichester

Fri 26 Dec

Included in admission / 01243 775888

Sat 27 Dec

Included in admission / 01243 775888

Sun 28 Dec

Included in admission / 01243 775888

…and 3 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

Sat 27 Dec

Free

Sun 28 Dec

Free

Mon 29 Dec

Free

…and 2 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 28 Dec

£5

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£5

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£5

…and 32 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

The HAAR Festival

Heritage Arts Auchmithie Residents festival is a celebration of life in the Village of Auchmithie at the end of the 19th century with re-enactments, a flower festival, children's games and a tea room with home baking. The day ends with a traditional fisher wedding.

Auchmithie

Sat 29 Aug 2015

Free

Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week

The jousting gets underway; who will be weighed, measured and found wanting?

Arundel Castle

Tue 21 Jul 2015

01903 882173

Wed 22 Jul 2015

01903 882173

Thu 23 Jul 2015

01903 882173

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Leeds Town Hall Tour

Discover the secret side of Leeds Town Hall on this unique tour of the building. Booking is essential.

Leeds Town Hall

Mon 26 Jan 2015

£4.50 / 0114 224 3801

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£4.50 / 0114 224 3801

Mon 23 Feb 2015

£4.50 / 0114 224 3801

…and 11 more dates until 27 Jul 2015

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

Living History Day

Meet historical characters, try your hand at fencing and archery, and check out some reconstructed clothing, weapons, armour and crafts from days gone by.

Arundel Castle

Thu 28 May 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Thu 30 Jul 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Tue 4 Aug 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Normans and Crusaders

Spread over a weekend, Raven Tor Living History Group recreate sights, sounds and smells from the Norman period. Set within a tented encampment the group recreates crafts, weapons training and battle tactics. Also included are falconry and archery demonstrations and the Distant Trumpets Story Teller.

Arundel Castle

Sat 4 Apr 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 5 Apr 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Mon 6 Apr 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Normans And Crusaders: In The Keep

Raven Tor Living History Group portray the 12th century Norman period in the keep.

Arundel Castle

Wed 28 Oct 2015

01903 882173

Thu 29 Oct 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

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