Before 12pm, Kids, History

13 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 21 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Sun 28 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

The Games We Play

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

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 333 3282

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 333 3282

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 333 3282

…and 43 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

Sat 6 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 7 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

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

Mootie Moose

A wee talking mouse will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Vikings and pirates and show you how to sing, dance, and make crafts. Each month is a different fun adventure. Ages 3–5.

Shetland Museum, Lerwick

Fri 28 Nov

£10 for three sessions / 01595 695057

Pictish Pots

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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 13 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 14 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

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

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

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01823 320200

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01823 320200

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01823 320200

…and 35 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Sat 20 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 21 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Mon 22 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Tue 23 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Toy Stories

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

York Castle Museum

Thu 27 Nov

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

Fri 28 Nov

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

Sat 29 Nov

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687687

…and 763 more dates until 31 Dec 2016

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

Victorian Decorations

Festive arts and crafts inspired by Victorian times.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 13 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

Women of Independence

See how women – not normally involved in wars back in the day – fared during the Wars of Independence.

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 1 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846