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Summerhall and Barney's Beer Festival

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with breweries including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Sat 16 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

GastroFest

Science and gastronomy converge at this foodie mini-fest organised by Edinburgh International Science Festival. Food producers, chefs and mixologists help sciencey types explore the experiences of taste, disgust, pleasure and other aspects of consumption through demos, workshops, exhibitions and discussions.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Aug

£25–£35

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£35

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£35

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures.

Harmony Garden, Melrose

Thu 11 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Fri 12 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sat 13 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sun 14 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary two years ago, Edinburgh International Science Festival was the world’s first large-scale festival of science and technology. The event is still among the biggest of its kind and is a success story which also involves year-round outreach and international engagement. This year it…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 25 Apr

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 30 May

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 27 Jun

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Glasgow Continental – Scotland's Weekly Skinny Swim, Turkish and Sauna

Glasgow Continental offers mixed naturist (nude) use of a 21m pool, Turkish suite, steam room, saunas and relaxation areas in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Arlington Baths, Glasgow

Sun 26 Apr

£10 (Children £4; Members of Arlington Baths free) / 0141 332 6021

Sun 3 May

£10 (Children £4; Members of Arlington Baths free) / 0141 332 6021

Sun 10 May

£10 (Children £4; Members of Arlington Baths free) / 0141 332 6021

…and 44 more dates until 3 Apr 2016

The Scottish Game Fair

This fair entertains all the family with a variety of displays, with everything from falcons, gun dogs and ducks to terriers, hill ponies, pipe bands and hunting hounds on offer at this three-day event.

Scone Palace, Perth

Fri 3 Jul

£17–£19 (Family £36–£40; Children £4.50–£5; Under 5s free) / 01738 554826

Sat 4 Jul

£17–£19 (Family £36–£40; Children £4.50–£5; Under 5s free) / 01738 554826

Sun 5 Jul

£17–£19 (Family £36–£40; Children £4.50–£5; Under 5s free) / 01738 554826

Hackney Flea Market

Get your paws on vintage fabrics, clothes, jewellery, furniture and knick knacks.

Abney Hall, London N16

Sat 9 May

Free / 07986 296949

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Indian Mela

A showcase of Indian cultural heritage with arts and crafts stalls, jewellery, food stalls, dances, workshops and cookery demonstrations.

Hull City Hall

Sat 25 Apr

£2 (Children £1) / 01482 300300

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Cardiff City Stadium

Wed 29 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

Thu 30 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

Fri 1 May

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

…and 3 more dates until 4 May

Cheltenham Racecourse

Wed 6 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

Thu 7 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

Fri 8 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Harewood House, Leeds

Wed 3 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Thu 4 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Fri 5 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

…and 2 more dates until 7 Jun

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Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

There is no one among us who hasn't wanted to visit the zoo after hours. Just what do all those critters do after dark, anyway? Now's there's a way to find out! The zoo opens its gates for a series of adults-only extravaganzas featuring dancing, music, street food, facepainting, street performers and animal talks.

Edinburgh Zoo

Fri 29 May

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 5 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 19 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 26 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Extreme Stunt Show

Motorbikes and BMXs compete for your attention with crashing monster trucks Lil Devil and Extreme in this stunt show.

Doncaster Racecourse

Sun 26 Apr

£6–£12 / 01302 304200

Longford Park, Manchester

Wed 22 Apr

£6–£12

Newark Showground

Wed 29 Apr

£14; £6 adv (Children £7) / 01636 702326

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity car boot sale in aid of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. Features toilets, catering and on-site parking for buyers.

Epsom General Hospital

Sun 3 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

Sun 24 May

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

Sun 7 Jun

Free (sellers £10–£15) / 020 8337 8181

Opens 7.30am for sellers.

…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

Folkestone Film, TV and Comic Convention 2015

Formally Geek Fest, FFCC is an epic celebration of TV, Films and Comics with guest signers, costumers and props Raising funds for Folkestone Rainbow Centre and Alzheimer's society.

The Folkestone Academy

Sat 9 May

£4–£12

Whisky Fringe

Held in the magnificent Mansfield Traquair, this is the much-anticipated annual event from Royal Mile Whiskies. In previous years, tickets for this celebration of the water of life, which features around 26 exhibitor stands and over 200 whiskies to sample each day, have sold out in under 20 minutes. But if you're lucky…

Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 5249380

Sat 8 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 5249380

Sun 9 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 5249380

Hearne House Tours

A rare tour of Transport for London's engineering testing workshop and find out how the Tube is made safe to travel.

London Transport Museum, WC2E

Sat 25 Apr

Museum Depot, Acton

Free / 020 7379 6344

Sun 26 Apr

Museum Depot, Acton

Free / 020 7379 6344

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Paisley Beer Festival

Four day festival celebrating the best ales from around the UK and Europe.

Paisley Town Hall

Wed 22 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Thu 23 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Fri 24 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

Sat 25 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0300 300 1210

The Edinburgh Outlander Experience

Visit locations from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels as visited by characters Claire and Jamie. Hear stories of the Jacobites, the Stuarts, witchcraft, clans and how the fictional story intermingles with history.

Mercat Cross, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£14 (£12)

Sat 2 May

£14 (£12)

Sat 9 May

£14 (£12)

…and 25 more dates until 31 Oct

Great Grog Bottled Beer Festival

You are spoilt for choice at this beer fest, with over a hundred craft bottled beers from across the globe. Tickets available from the Grog shop or warehouse.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£8–£10 / 0131 667 2855

Waverley Market @ Platform 2

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 558 9644

…and 61 more dates until 8 Jul 2016

Beltane Fire Festival

A modern interpretation of the ancient fertility festival of Beltane in the spectacular setting of Calton Hill. Beltane Fire Society performs the story of the death of winter and the birth of summer via dance, drumming, debauched acrobatics, giant-puppetry and fire.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Times to be confirmed / £8–£11

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