Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

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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

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

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

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

Carnegie Treasures

An exhibition charting Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01383 724302

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01383 724302

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01383 724302

…and 28 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 back to top

Doon the Watter

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

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

…and 226 more dates until 17 Jun 2015

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

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

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 8 Nov

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 6 Dec

£1.50 (Children free when accompanied by an adult) / 01786 473544

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

…and 9 more dates until 3 Oct 2015

The Citadel, Ayr

Sat 29 Nov

£1.50 (Children free when accompanied) / 01292 269793

St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free

All events are free but some workshops and performances are ticketed. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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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 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

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

Fri 31 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Sat 1 Nov

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

Meet outside.

Sun 2 Nov

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

Meet outside.

…and 179 more dates until 1 May 2015

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

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

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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

Fri 31 Oct

Included in admission / 01620 890202

Sat 1 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 890202

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 890202

…and 14 more dates until 16 Nov

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

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

Fri 31 Oct

Museum & Gallery

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

Sat 1 Nov

Museum & Gallery

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

Sun 2 Nov

Museum & Gallery

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

…and 385 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

First World War Centenary Exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring WWI and its impact on Chichester.

The Novium, Chichester

Fri 31 Oct

Included in admission / 01243 775888

Sat 1 Nov

Included in admission / 01243 775888

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 01243 775888

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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

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Sun 2 Nov

Free

…and 59 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 2 Nov

£5

Sun 9 Nov

£5

Sun 16 Nov

£5

…and 40 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

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

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

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01224 337700

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01224 337700

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01224 337700

…and 23 more dates until 29 Nov back to top