Before 12pm, Kids, History

18 events

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Burning the Circle – Bronze Age Festival

An examination and celebration of Bronze Age Arran with boat building, fire-lighting, demonstrations, craftwork and historical talks.

Brodick Castle & Country Park, Isle Of Arran

Sat 27 Sep

Main event free with Brodick Country Park entry / 0844 493 2152

  • 11:00 – 23:00

Sun 28 Sep

Main event free with Brodick Country Park entry / 0844 493 2152

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Durham Book Festival

Book events for both children and adults at this two-week festival, with over 70 writers appearing in 2014. Highlights include Kate Tempest, Dennis Skinner MP and Stuart Maconie.

Various Venues: Durham

Mon 6 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Tue 7 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Wed 8 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00
…and 10 more dates until 18 Oct

Fife Family History Fair

A wide range of stalls and displays, including talks from history experts.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Sat 20 Sep

£20 / 01592 611101

The Games We Play

An exhibition looking at the culture of game playing across centuries and countries.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 111 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

The Honours of Scotland

Learn about the Scottish Crown Jewels now displayed at the castle. Throughout history they have been hidden several times to protect them from theft.

Edinburgh Castle

Wed 1 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Thu 2 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Wed 29 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15
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It's the History Man! Medieval Surgeon

Learn about life as a medieval surgeon.

Arundel Castle

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Lupton House 1940s Weekend

Party like it's 1949 at this retro weekend, with a craft and vintage fair, tea room, military reenactments, outside displays and a Saturday dance. Booking is essential.

Lupton House, Brixham

Sat 20 Sep

£6 (Family £20; Seniors £5; Children £5; under 5s free)

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£6 (Family £20; Seniors £5; Children £5; under 5s free)

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Music through the Ages

A chance to meet the musicians who answered to King James V and see if you could work your way around a Renaissance Rackett.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 4 Oct

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Sun 5 Oct

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Sat 25 Oct

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15
…and 3 more dates until 14 Dec

Normans And Crusaders: In The Keep

Raven Tor Living History Group portray the 12th century Norman period in the keep. Featuring combat, weapons, armour and crafts displays.

Arundel Castle

Wed 29 Oct

£9 / 01903 882173

Thu 30 Oct

£9 / 01903 882173

Pirate And Smugglers Day

Find out about the smugglers of Sussex and the pirates who menaced the waters around the world, including demonstrations of crafts, weapons and activities of the 18th Century.

Arundel Castle

Sun 21 Sep

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Rebels and Redcoats

Find out more about the role the castle played in Jacobean times.

Edinburgh Castle

Wed 24 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:05

Thu 25 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:05

Wed 8 Oct

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:05
…and 2 more dates until 16 Oct

Rural Life Heritage Fair

A fair to celebrate the history of the local farming culture of Aberdeenshire, including craft demonstrations, a photography display, archive film screenings and farmers' markets. Local academy and primary children will also share their fine art projects that explore rural life. The event also coincides with the Vintage…

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Peterhead

Sun 28 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Scouse Jocks in Edinburgh

Hear about the life and training of the Liverpool Scottish and the unit's ongoing schemes to oust the Regular Army from their barracks in Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 27 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Sun 28 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Somerset Remembers

A touring exhibition from the Somerset Heritage Services looking at the many ways Somerset people and communities have remembered the Great War. Somerset Remembers will focus on 1914–1918 but will also explore how the First World War shaped the lives of Somerset people in the years after the war.

Frome Museum

Tue 30 Sep

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Wed 1 Oct

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free, donations welcome / 01373 454611

  • 10:00 – 14:00
…and 32 more dates until 15 Nov

The Museum Of Somerset, Taunton

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 01823 320200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 01823 320200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 01823 320200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 103 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Steam Open Day

Hope aboard a steam locomotive on the former Dalmellington Iron Company's line, check out the model railway and more at this open day.

Dunaskin Heritage Centre, Patna

Sun 28 Sep

£5 (£3; Family £13; Members free) / 01292 269260

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Swords of the Righteous

Partially dramatised explanation of how and why Cromwell's army came to lay siege to Edinburgh Castle, and how it was successful.

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 6 Oct

included in admission price / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Mon 20 Oct

included in admission price / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Mon 27 Oct

included in admission price / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Toy Stories

An exhibition of toys from yesteryear, with a teddy bear trail and play area for kids.

York Castle Museum

Sat 20 Sep

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 831 more dates until 31 Dec 2016

Trebuchets and Trickery

Despite the fact that good ol' Edinburgh Castle was considered impregnable in the 1300s, that wily Sir Thomas Randolph managed to take control – and he didn't even have any fancy machinery. Meet the sly fox himself and find out more.

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 29 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15

Thu 9 Oct

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 11:15