Days out, Traditional & heritage

255 events

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Marsworth Steam & Classic Vehicle Rally

See historic steam engines, vintage tractors, classic cars, motorbikes and trucks at this fun day out, which includes arena entertainment, stalls, sideshows, refreshments, live music and more. All proceeds go to local fundraising and charities

Steam & Classics, Tring

Sun 16 Jun

£5 (Children £3) / 01442827727

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Leith Festival

The vibrant community of Leith shows off its abundant festival skills with a fun-packed programme of events including exhibitions, concerts, walks, talks and films. Have a special look out for the Festival Gala Day and the Leith Festival Tattoo.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0131 629 1214

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds and performers from all over the world, with massed pipes and drums, military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle. The 2019 show is called 'Kaleidoscope', in celebration of symmetry.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Wings & Wheels

Airshow with air craft on show, as well as activities for the whole family.

Dunsfold Aerodrome, Cranleigh

Sun 16 Jun

£25.50 (Children £8.50; Family £58.30)

Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships

Piping competition also featuring Highland dancing, heavy events and children's entertainment.

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Historic Underground

Learn about the history of Georgian Edinburgh through a tour of the Blair Street Underground Vaults.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15

Mon 17 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15

Tue 18 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Evening of Ghost and Ghouls

A night of ghost tours and storytelling from Mercat Tours.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£18 (£16; Children £11; Family £47) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:00 – 21:00
  • 20:00 – 22:00
  • 21:00 – 23:00

Mon 17 Jun

£18 (£16; Children £11; Family £47) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:00 – 21:00
  • 20:00 – 22:00
  • 21:00 – 23:00

Tue 18 Jun

£18 (£16; Children £11; Family £47) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:00 – 21:00
  • 20:00 – 22:00
  • 21:00 – 23:00
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Ghostly Underground

Daytime tour of Edinburgh's haunted vaults, where you can hear more about mischief-makers, murderers and vagrants.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 13:00 – 14:15
  • 15:00 – 16:15
  • 17:00 – 18:15

Mon 17 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 13:00 – 14:15
  • 15:00 – 16:15
  • 17:00 – 18:15

Tue 18 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 13:00 – 14:15
  • 15:00 – 16:15
  • 17:00 – 18:15
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Bannockburn Battle Camp Reenactment

Celebrate the 705th anniversary of the historic Battle of Bannockburn at this re-enactment of the battle camp, including a kitchen, forge, armoury and plenty of characters to chat with.

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Stirling

Sun 16 Jun

£6 (Children £4) / 0844 493 2139

Curious About Edinburgh

Heritage walk through historic Edinburgh, with an optional treasure hunt.

Edinburgh City Centre

Sun 16 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 / 01159502151

Booking is essential.

Mon 17 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 / 01159502151

Booking is essential.

Tue 18 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 / 01159502151

Booking is essential.

…and 196 more dates until 31 Dec

Doomed, Dead and Buried

Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£17 (£15) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:30 – 21:15
  • 20:30 – 22:15

Mon 17 Jun

£17 (£15) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:30 – 21:15
  • 20:30 – 22:15

Tue 18 Jun

£17 (£15) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:30 – 21:15
  • 20:30 – 22:15
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Peebles Beltane Festival

Local legend, history and tradition combine for this annual festival celebrating summer. Services, discos and concerts are topped off with a Crowning Ceremony and Grand Procession to mark the beginning of summer.

Peebles Town Centre

Sun 16 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Mon 17 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Tue 18 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 4 more dates until 22 Jun

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. The change of seasons is brought to life through wild drumming, fire-dancing, acrobatics, and vibrant costumes.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

Glass Blowing Workshops

A one-day course in glass-blowing, in which you'll get some glass pieces to take home and learn the basics of this remarkable and hair-raising craft. Places are very limited.

Edinburgh College of Art

Sat 28 Sep

£190 / 07946 592242

Booking is essential.

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 29 Sep

£190 / 07946 592242

Booking is essential.

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sat 26 Oct

£190 / 07946 592242

Booking is essential.

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 3 more dates until 17 Nov

Heritage Railway Rides

Take a ride back in time on one of the only 1915 heritage steam narrow gauge railway loops still operational on this heritage train ride.

Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, Sunbury-on-Thames

Sun 16 Jun

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 23 Jun

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 30 Jun

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 20 more dates until 17 Nov

TMSA Keith Festival

Traditional music, song, poetry and dance in Keith across a platform of competitions as well as spectator events, culminating in a traditional farewell concert and ceilidh.

Various venues: Keith

Sun 16 Jun

Times & prices vary

Antiques Roadshow

Raid the attic and dust off your family heirlooms, the experts from the BBC Antiques Roadshow are in town to appraise your antiques. All visitors are welcome to bring their family treasures and long as you are in the main queue to the Roadshow’s Reception Desk by 4.30pm, you get to meet the team of specialists.

V&A Museum of Design Dundee

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 01382 305665

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Classic Vehicle Show

Vehicle shows with a range of cars, vans motorcycles and agricultural vehicles on display.

The Old Peterhead Prison

Sun 23 Jun

£3

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Curious About Cambridge

Self-guided heritage tours around Cambridge.

Various venues: Cambridge

Sun 16 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 / 01159502151

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 17 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 / 01159502151

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 18 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 / 01159502151

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 561 more dates until 31 Dec 2020

Curious About Glasgow

Explore Glasgow with these two self-guided walks. If you're feeling up to it, you can also include a treasure hunt for added fun.

Glasgow City Centre

Sun 16 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £5.99–£7.99

Booking is essential.

Mon 17 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £5.99–£7.99

Booking is essential.

Tue 18 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £5.99–£7.99

Booking is essential.

…and 234 more dates until 7 Feb 2020

The Skye Festival: Fèis an Eilein

This summer arts festival began in 1991 and celebrates island culture and performing arts with a strong focus on Scottish traditional music. Events include charity cafes, art exhibitions, theatre, ceilidhs, environmental days and a community-led fringe programme of house concerts.

Various Venues, Isle of Skye

Wed 3 Jul

Times to be confirmed / prices vary / 01471 844207

Thu 4 Jul

Times to be confirmed / prices vary / 01471 844207

Fri 5 Jul

Times to be confirmed / prices vary / 01471 844207

…and 49 more dates until 23 Aug

The Ginger and Spice Festival

Celebration of spices and spicy foods, with markets, heritage spice trails, competitions, music, pop-ups and more.

Various venues, Market Drayton

Wed 25 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Free

Thu 26 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Free

Fri 27 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Free

Sat 28 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Free

Haddington Town Walks

A guided walk around historic Haddington.

Jabberwocky Soft Play, Haddington

Sat 22 Jun

£3 (Children free) / 01620 248070

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sat 29 Jun

£3 (Children free) / 01620 248070

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sat 6 Jul

£3 (Children free) / 01620 248070

  • 13:30 – 15:00
…and 16 more dates until 26 Oct

Hidden and Haunted

An adults-only ghost tour of the vaults.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 5445

  • 21:30 – 22:30
  • 22:00 – 23:00

Mon 17 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 5445

  • 21:30 – 22:30
  • 22:00 – 23:00

Tue 18 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 5445

  • 21:30 – 22:30
  • 22:00 – 23:00
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Melrose Festival

Annual festival featuring a variety of events including the crowning of the Melrose Queen, a ball, pipe bands and a fancy dress parade.

Various Venues, Melrose

Sun 16 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Mon 17 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Tue 18 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 4 more dates until 22 Jun