Before 12pm, Kids, History

16 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

The Games We Play

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

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0141 333 3282

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0141 333 3282

Thu 25 Dec

Free / 0141 333 3282

…and 17 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Life in a Medieval Castle

Raven Tor Living History Group portray the life and times of people living in and next to a medieval castle throughout the 14th and 15th centuries.

Arundel Castle

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£11 / 01903 882173

February Half Term at York Castle Museum

Keep the kids learning over half term with activities teaching them about the Suffragettes. Join a march and protest your cause or take part in arts and crafts.

York Castle Museum

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£9.50 (Children free) / 01904 687687

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£9.50 (Children free) / 01904 687687

Mon 16 Feb 2015

£9.50 (Children free) / 01904 687687

…and 6 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

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

Schiltron

See how the Scots of the 16th century fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself.

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Fri 2 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

back to top

Tales and Traditions of a Victorian Christmas

Learn some of the origins of Christmas traditions from Victorian times and how a visit to an Edinburgh graveyard inspired Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Edinburgh Castle

Tue 23 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

A Very Mary Christmas

Mary, Queen of Scots shows how a queen celebrates Christmas and talks about the festivities of the time.

Edinburgh Castle

Wed 24 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 27 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 28 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

…and 3 more dates until 31 Dec

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

February Half Term

Activities to keep the wee ones occupied during half term, including a hunt for buried treasure, metal detecting, film screenings and the chance to dress up as a Viking pirate. Arr.

Yorkshire Museum

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£7.50 (Children free) / 01904 687687

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£7.50 (Children free) / 01904 687687

Mon 16 Feb 2015

£7.50 (Children free) / 01904 687687

…and 6 more dates until 22 Feb 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

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

back to top

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

…and 3 more dates until 26 Jul 2015

Model Show

A wide range of scale model displays, model workshops, helicopter flights and more.

Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 12 Jul 2015

£6.50 (Children £4.50; Seniors £5.50; Family £18–£20) / 01934 635227

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Model Show Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

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 21 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

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

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.

The Museum Of Somerset, Taunton

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 01823 320200

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 01823 320200

Thu 25 Dec

Free / 01823 320200

…and 9 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Toy Stories

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

York Castle Museum

Tue 23 Dec

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

Wed 24 Dec

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

Thu 25 Dec

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

…and 737 more dates until 31 Dec 2016