Before 5pm, Days out, Traditional & heritage

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Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

Work by contemporary fashion designers inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace that are associated with earlier periods, together with an exploration of Renaissance ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 31 more dates until 3 May

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 31 Mar

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

Meet outside.

Tue 7 Apr

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

Meet outside.

Tue 14 Apr

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

Meet outside.

…and 2 more dates until 28 Apr

The English Festival

A festival in celebration of Englishness and St George's Day, with farm animals, a trip to the seaside and a village square.

Riverside Country Park, Gillingham

Sat 18 Apr

Free

The Royal Highland Show

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Fri 19 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sat 20 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sun 21 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Allerton Park Traction Engine Rally

Steam rally with other attractions, including crafts and fine foods. Booking is essential.

Allerton Castle, Knaresborough

Sun 24 May

£8 (under 16s £3; over 65s £6; Children free; Family £20) / 01423 330 927

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April Foolery

Homesick for her French childhood, the Queen commands her court to take on the Gallic style of celebrating Easter, abound with clowning around and merriment.

Stirling Castle

Sat 4 Apr

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Create:Eat:Whisky

A multi-sensory whisky adventure that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

£33

Sun 17 May

£33

Easter Sunday Fun Day

Easter Sunday for fun kids and adults alike – including pancakes to munch in the Drawing Room, a tour of the exhibition and Easter-themed arts and crafts.

Braemar Castle

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 01339 741219

Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week

The jousting gets underway; who will be weighed, measured and found wanting?

Arundel Castle

Tue 21 Jul

01903 882173

Wed 22 Jul

01903 882173

Thu 23 Jul

01903 882173

…and 3 more dates until 26 Jul

The Kelpies Tour

See the world's largest equine sculptures up close and go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these pieces of art.

The Kelpies, Grangemouth

Tue 31 Mar

Sold out

Wed 1 Apr

Sold out

Sold out

Thu 2 Apr

Sold out

Sold out

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Scotfairs Antique & Collectors Fair

A large selection of collectables old and new, from rare treasures for the connoisseur to interesting and affordable pieces for anyone and everyone.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 4 Apr

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 2 May

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 6 Jun

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

…and 4 more dates until 3 Oct

Sulgrave Manor Independence Day Celebrations

Fourth of July celebrations with a re-enactment of the American Civil War, featuring a living history camp and battle re-enactments. There's American barbecue, US desserts and ice cream sodas and you can play some baseball and hear live music. (Why? Because George Washington's great-great-great-great-great-grandfather…

Sulgrave Manor, Banbury

Sat 4 Jul

£4 (Children £2; Family £10 2 adults and upto 4 children) / 01295 760205

Toy Stories

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

York Castle Museum

Tue 31 Mar

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687633

Wed 1 Apr

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687633

Thu 2 Apr

£8.50 (£7.50) / 01904 687633

…and 639 more dates until 31 Dec 2016

Awful Ancestors

Learn more about the horrible history of Braemar Castle, including the chef cooking up potions in the kitchen and a prisoner in the dungeon who is waiting to be punished … but how?

Braemar Castle

Sun 19 Apr

Included in admission / 01339 741219

Berwick at War 1939–45

An exploration of WW II, marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 9 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 10 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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Berwick May Fair

Traditional street market.

Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Fri 22 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sat 23 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 24 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Mon 25 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick's Fishing Story

A celebration of the salmon-netting and sea fishing heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 19 Jul

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick's Garrison Story

A celebration of the military heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Bookbinding: Orpheus & Eurydice – Lover's Pair

Learn how to case bind with leather, which means the cover is made separately and then attached to the text block. All the tips, tricks and necessary tools are provided for you to make two fancypants handbound books.

Owl & Lion, Edinburgh

Sun 24 May

£150 / 0131 221 0818

Bygone Borderlands

Exhibition and talks about life in the bordlerlands.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 2 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 3 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

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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

Celebration of the Centuries

The largest event in Historic Scotland's calendar sees Fort George play host to hundreds of historical re-enactors for a day of displays, demonstrations and interactive activities covering military history from the Roman period to the twentieth century.

Fort George, Nr Nairn

Sat 8 Aug

£12 (£9.60; Children £7.20) / 01667 460232

Sun 9 Aug

£12 (£9.60; Children £7.20) / 01667 460232

Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

…and 36 more dates until 11 May

Chinese Kung Fu & Qigong Demonstration

A demonstration of Kung fu and Qigong from Master Michael Tse and his students, with the option to take part in a workshop after the demonstration.

Ricards Lodge High School, London SW19

Sat 25 Apr

£5 for demonstration, £10 for workshop (Children £3 for demonstration, £5 for workshop) / 020 8224 2306

Please do not contact the venue directly for tickets.

Claymore

War games, science games, fantasy fiction games, participation games. Honestly, what more could you gamers want?

Edinburgh College Granton Campus

Sat 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 07795 054047

  • 10:00 Claymore Edinburgh College Granton Campus
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