Before 5pm, Days out, Storytelling

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Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Apr

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 28 Apr

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Family Storytime

Interactive storytelling sessions for families with children under 7 years. Advance booking strongly recommended.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£5; babies and under 1s free (Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

The Ugly Duckling

Sun 26 Apr

£5; babies and under 1s free (Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

The Ugly Duckling

Sat 9 May

£5; babies and under 1s free (Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

Thumbelina

…and 4 more dates until 25 May

Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

Mrs Mash – Storytelling Cook – serves up delicious stories and songs for ages 4+.

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 4 May

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 11 May

Free / 0131 629 3037

…and 32 more dates until 21 Dec

Victorian Tour to Corra Linn, Falls of Clyde

Join Allison Galbraith, storyteller and folklorist, for a leisurely walk to the largest Falls of Clyde at Corra Linn, stopping for tea and lavender fudge along the way.

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve – Scottish Wildlife Trust, New Lanark

Mon 4 May

Free but must book a space / 01555 665262

Part of New Lanark Spring Food & Gift Fair.

Berry Picking and Yarn Spinning

Join us for an exciting storytelling session, which explores the local Alyth traditions around harvest and berry picking. Suitable for all the family.

Alyth Museum

Sat 16 May

Free / 01738 632 488

Part of Festival of Museums.

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Castle Siege

Living history event depicting the drama, action and sounds of a siege of Arundel Castle.

Arundel Castle

Sat 23 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 24 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Mon 25 May

£11 / 01903 882173

Dads Rock

Playgroup for dads and their kids aged 0–4, with games, songs, healthy snacks, stories and 'rocking out'.

Prentice Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 07813 461571

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Dads Rock Prentice Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

Free / 07813 461571

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Dads Rock Prentice Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 9 May

Free / 07813 461571

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Dads Rock Prentice Centre, Edinburgh
…and 32 more dates until 19 Dec

WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 07813 461571

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Dads Rock WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

Free / 07813 461571

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Dads Rock WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Sat 9 May

Free / 07813 461571

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Dads Rock WHALE Arts, Edinburgh
…and 32 more dates until 19 Dec

A Dragons Tale

Gruff the storyteller weaves the story of Gitta and Olaf – the only two in the village who are brave enough to go and investigate when terrifying noises start coming from the mountains.

Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01422 352334/354823

Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours Explore the dark, hidden side of best-selling author Ian Rankin's Edinburgh. Discover the real locations that are examined in the books and feel the history and mystery of this unique European capital city. It is not necessary to have read any of the Rebus novels as the tour includes many fascinating…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 29 Aug

Horrible Histories from the Archives

Gruesome tales and revelations about Edinburgh's dark side.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

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Jacobite Day

Meet some of the historical characters from Braemar's history, plus re-enactments, music, traditional food and games.

Braemar Castle

Sun 26 Jul

Included in admission / 01339 741219

Kinlochard Gathering

There's something for all the family, including games, stalls, competitions, highland dancing and music.

Kinlochard Village Hall, Aberfoyle

Sun 19 Jul

Free / 01877 387 264

Local minibus tour with storyteller, Bob Pegg

Bob Pegg, local storyteller is on board the minibus which tours the local area of Rosemarkie. The bus stops at four points of interest where Bob relates stories of local folklore associated with the destinations.

Groam House Museum, Rosemarkie

Sun 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01381 620961

Part of Festival of Museums.

The Lost Carnival

An immersive and mysterious experience featuring theatre, circus, music and visual trickery.

Burrs Country Park, Bury

Fri 22 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Sat 23 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Sun 24 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Mon 25 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Magical Story Cushions

Bring along your favourite story book and create and decorate a cushion based on your chosen character.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

£6 / 0131 228 1155

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Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 23 May

Normal admission charges apply / 01620 850330

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 24 Apr

£10 for three sessions / 01595 695057

Fri 22 May

£10 for three sessions / 01595 695057

Fri 19 Jun

£10 for three sessions / 01595 695057

Music, Murder and Mayhem: an afternoon of macabre music

Atishoo, atishoo, we all fall down!' This fun nursery rhyme often associated with the Great Plague, is not the only song with a dark theme. Our three knowledgable musos will be diving into the moody and mysterious aspects of our musical past and present, from murderous ballads to soul-wrenching contemporary compositions.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Necropolis – London’s Journey of the Dead

Apocalypse Events present a horror storytelling tour underneath the tunnels of Waterloo station. Journey back in time to when the city’s graves were overflowing with corpses and city-dwellers were forced to take their dead on a one-way train on the Necropolis Railway.

London Waterloo Station, SE1

Fri 22 May

£12.50 / 0845 617 0685

Sat 23 May

£12.50 / 0845 617 0685

Sun 24 May

£12.50 / 0845 617 0685

The Nursery Rhyme Trail

Children's event most suitable for under sixes. Sing, rhyme and chime round the trail.

Thrumster House, Caithness

Wed 29 Jul

£3 per child, adults go free with accompanying children; £7 family / 01955 651387

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Open Mouth

A day of spoken word, performance and cooking, featuring Sarah Indigo.

The Stove, Dumfries

Tue 28 Apr

Free

Part of Open House.

The Parent-Child Relationship Spa

A nourishing environment for parents/carers and children designed to enhance bonding and brain development. Each session includes free entry into the Enchanted Kingdom and sensory zones, taught sessions offering novel relational games to play with your child, short interactive piece of musical theatre and refreshments.

The London Art House, N1

Wed 22 Apr

£9 for one adult and one child, £12 for one adult and two children / 020 3227 3200

Wed 29 Apr

£9 for one adult and one child, £12 for one adult and two children / 020 3227 3200

Wed 6 May

£9 for one adult and one child, £12 for one adult and two children / 020 3227 3200

…and 12 more dates until 29 Jul

Spooky Mobile

Some spooky stories and the chance to create your own spooky mobile.

Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Wed 28 Oct

£3.50 / 01422 352334/354823

Spooky Picture

Spooky tales based on paintings around the museum, then make a spooky picture inspired by what you've learned.

Bankfield Museum, Halifax

Tue 27 Oct

£3.50 / 01422 352334/354823

Stories of The Fort

Discover some of the history of Fort William on this circular walk which takes in The Old Fort, Old Inverlochy Castle and Tomnahara graveyard.

Fort William Tourist Information Centre

Tue 21 Apr

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Tue 28 Apr

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

Tue 5 May

£4 (£3; Familiy £11)

…and 10 more dates until 14 Jul