Afternoon events, Food & drink

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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00 Oktoberfest West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00 Oktoberfest West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Oktoberfest West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
…and 6 more dates until 12 Oct

Subway Family Fun Day

All aboard the Glasgow subway for a day of free kids activities at selected stations. There's storytelling sessions, arts & crafts, a balloon modeller at St Enoch, a magician at Hillhead and face painting at Shields Roads. There's even special offers on nearby restaurants to keep you fueled for the journey including…

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

Free

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 5 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 11 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 81 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

Dunfermline Beer Festival

Draft real ale, cider and bottled continental beers are all available for sampling in this two-day event.

Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline

Fri 3 Oct

£11.25 / 01383 739272

Drury Street Market

Monthly market selling vintage goods, boutique clothing, handmade jewellery, art and baked goods. Stick around after the market to take advantage of 2 for 1 food deals and an evening of cabaret entertainment.

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 204 2929

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The House Of Peroni

A stylish celebration of the culturally diverse Italian city of Rome.

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Fri 3 Oct

Free

Sat 4 Oct

Free

Mon 6 Oct

Free

…and 22 more dates until 31 Oct

Sparkling Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show for Breast Cancer Care

Enjoy an afternoon tea (include a glass of champagne) and see the autumn/winter fashions during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help raise funds to fight the disease.

George Hotel, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Oct

£22 / 0131 225 1251

101 Legendary Whiskies

Back by popular demand, whisky expert Ian Buxton takes us on a tastebud-tingling tour of some of the world’s finest and rarest whiskies, revealing entertaining and unusual stories behind their creation along the way.

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Thu 9 Oct

£20

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Africa on the Square

A festival celebrating African culture, featuring food, fashion and live music.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 020 7983 4100

Autumn Beer Festival

The Swan Autumn Beer Festival

The Swan Inn, Ilkley

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01943 831 999

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01943 831 999

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01943 831 999

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BKD Minibeasts Biscuit Class

Creative and messy class for kids. Given six freshly baked chocolate biscuits they use their imaginations (and a mixture of fondant, icing writers, cutters and sprinkles) to make their own minibeast biscuits.

The Proud Archivist, London N1

Fri 10 Oct

£25 / 020 7749 6852

The Continental's 13th Beer Festival

Since opening in 2008, The Continental's Beer Festivals have showcased over 100 beers and ciders from the UK and around the world to thousands of drinkers.

The Continental, Preston

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 01772 499425

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 01772 499425

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01772 499425

Fulham Festival Of Food And Farming

A first for Fulham; a festival of food & farming with free screening of Chef on Sat. Seasonal hot food, cider, beer, cocktails on Saturday. Farmers market Sun with butchery demo, kids games, Sunday lunch al fresco and more.

New King's School, London SW6

Sat 4 Oct

Free

Abbot Brew House First Birthday Party and Beer Fest

To celebrate Abbot Brew House turning one, there's going to be a right old knees up. And by old, we mean Medieval. Guests can sample cask beers, try Medieval cafe favourites and even try arms and armour. There's also a home-brew competition complete with prizes. Huzzah!

Abbot House, Dunfermline

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 01383 733266

Afternoon Tea

Relax and enjoy a pot of tea or coffee along with sandwiches and cakes before a matinee performance.

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 30 Oct

£8 / 0844 871 7649

Thu 6 Nov

£8 / 0844 871 7649

Wed 19 Nov

£9.50 / 0844 871 7649

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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 4 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

Sun 5 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

Sat 11 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

Sun 12 Oct

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

Afternoon Tea with the Archers

Now in its 64th year The Archers is more popular than ever, with a growing online community following the twists and turns of life in Ambridge. The show’s editor Sean O’Connor, cast members Charles Collingwood (Brian Aldridge), Angela Piper (Jennifer Aldridge) and Louiza Patikas (Helen Archer), discuss its enduring appeal…

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£25

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Ascot's Eighth Camra Beer Festival serves up exhilarating Flat Racing and thirst quenching Ales, Ciders and Perries

The Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival will return to Ascot Racecourse for the 8th year on 3&4th of October as part of the Autumn Racing Weekend, promising racegoers a memorable afternoon's Flat racing and the opportunity to sample ales, ciders and perries.

Ascot Racecourse

Fri 3 Oct

£15 grandstand adm; £20 premier adm; £20 grandstand adm; £27 premier adm / 0870 727 8765

Sat 4 Oct

£15 grandstand adm; £20 premier adm; £20 grandstand adm; £27 premier adm / 0870 727 8765

Haigh Hall Country Park, Haigh, Wigan

Sun 26 Oct

£13.95 (Children £6.95) / 01942 832895

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Autumn Carvery Haigh Hall Country Park, Haigh, Wigan

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 13 May 2015

£15 / 0844 871 7652

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Barra and Vatersay Island Markets

Island Markets (Fèill an Eilean) on Barra and Vatersay started in 2000, and are run by Barra and Vatersay Agricultural and Horticultural Association. The monthly markets are held indoors, usually at Castlebay Community School, and community groups take turns providing refreshments to raise money for their causes. The…

Castlebay Community School, Barra

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01871 810043

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 01871 810043

Beer and Street Food Matching

Foodies and beer fans, ready yourselves. Urban Food Fest and the Let There Be Beer campaign have joined forces to create a beer and street food pairing event, which aims to demonstrate how even the most unusual foods can be a matched with a bottle o'brew.

Euro Car Parks (Out Door Car Park), London E1

Sat 18 Oct

Free

Shoreditch High Street, London E1

Sat 18 Oct

Free

Beer Festival

Sample a variety of ales, ciders and other drinks and listen to live music.

The Met, Bury

Fri 21 Nov

£20 beer package; £2–£4 / 0161 761 2216

Sat 22 Nov

£20 beer package; £2–£4 / 0161 761 2216

Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

Sat 4 Oct

£5 / 01420 472664

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Beer Festival Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

Beer Festival 2014

Peterborough Beer Festival 2014.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Fri 10 Oct

£4 preview; £8; £5 6pm-11pm; £8 12noon-4pm / 023 9273 7370

Sat 11 Oct

£4 preview; £8; £5 6pm-11pm; £8 12noon-4pm / 023 9273 7370

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sat 15 Nov

£65 plus admission £16.20, child £8.10, adv booking essential / 01296 653226/653211

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