Kids, History

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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

All the terror of the Tudors, replete with all the grizzly details about those murderous kings and queens, brought to the stage with 3D special effects.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 24 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 25 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 847 2325

Fri 26 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 27 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 847 2325

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 10 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 11 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 12 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 13 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Wed 3 Jul

£13–£25 / 0870 607 7533

Thu 4 Jul

£13–£25 / 0870 607 7533

Fri 5 Jul

£13–£25 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 6 Jul

£13–£25 / 0870 607 7533

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Folk at the Farm - Shropshire Folklore, Story and Music Festival

A festival in a day! Celebrate Folklore, stories & music at the wonderful Acton Scott Historic Farm (Famed Victorian Farm BBC TV) nestled within the Shropshire hills landscape. Tranquillity, farm animals, storytelling, folklore, folk music, folk art exhibition, stalls, food, bar, family activity paddock, pop up…

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Church Stretton

Sat 20 Jul

£15 Adult (in advance) (£9 OAP (in advance); Children £5 Child (in advance); Family £30 2 adults & up to 3 children (in advance)) / 01694 781306

Happy Birthday Sir Horace

Blow out 200 birthday candles to Sir Horace Jones, the architectural mind behind Tower Bridge, at this party, featuring an activity table, a treasure hunt and Victorian photo ops.

Tower Bridge, London SE1

Tue 25 Jun

included in admission price / 020 7403 3761

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Wed 26 Jun

included in admission price / 020 7403 3761

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Thu 27 Jun

included in admission price / 020 7403 3761

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 95 more dates until 30 Sep

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 30 Jun

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 7 Jul

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 14 Jul

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 18 more dates until 17 Nov

Nunney Street Fayre

A street market and fair with stalls, music, food and children's activities, with all funds going towards improving and supporting the local village and surrounding communities.

English Heritage: Nunney Castle

Sat 3 Aug

0370 333 1181

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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

Crathes Castle Summer Fun Day and Castle Camp Out!

PART I: 10am–5pm Calling all children! The famous Family Fun Day at Crathes Castle just got bigger! Complete the Highland Coo Trail and Fun Challenge to get your special personalised Crathes adventure badge. Meet furry friends, go wild on bouncy castles and have an amazing time at our circus, dance and drumming…

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory

Sat 20 Jul

£25 Adults:Including Castle Camp Out; £15 Adults 6pm-11pm (Children £6 10am-5pm) / 01330 844 525

  • 10:00 – 23:00

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

Mon 24 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £5.99–£7.99

Booking is essential.

Tue 25 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £5.99–£7.99

Booking is essential.

Wed 26 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £5.99–£7.99

Booking is essential.

…and 226 more dates until 7 Feb 2020

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Meet Dippy the Diplodocus, a 21.3 metre long skeleton of a dinosaur, which is currently on tour around the UK.

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

Tue 25 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Wed 26 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Thu 27 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

…and 101 more dates until 6 Oct

Driving Force – Dorothée Pullinger and the Galloway

Exhibition about the trailblazing engineer Dorothée Pullinger.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0141 287 2720

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 217 more dates until 31 Jan 2020

Historic Underground

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

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

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

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

Wed 26 Jun

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

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

Thu 27 Jun

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

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15
…and 277 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Portland Street Exchange Southampton: Arts and Literature

Local creatives host this day of literary-themed workshops and activities.

Mutrend Lab, Southampton

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 02380 972 366

Ballater Victoria Week

Initiated in 1987 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession and to raise funds for the refurbishment of the Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater's Victoria Week brings together numerous sections of the community to lay on a host of fun activities for all ages.

Various venues: Ballater

Sat 3 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 4 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Mon 5 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 6 more dates until 11 Aug

Crathes Castle Outdoor Cinema: Jurassic Park

Rawrrrr! One of the biggest adventure classics comes to Crathes in its full 90s sci-fi glory! Allow to be taken onto a faraway island where a fun theme-park experience with living dinosaurs is about to turn deadly! Cheer on your favourite characters and enjoy the thrills of Jurassic Park under the stars! 6pm start…

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory

Fri 26 Jul

£10 (Free Under 3; Children £6; Family £27 2+2) / 01330 844 525

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Ghostly Underground

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

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Jun

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

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

Wed 26 Jun

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

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

Thu 27 Jun

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

  • 13:00 – 14:15
  • 15:00 – 16:15
  • 17:00 – 18:15
…and 277 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Horrible Histories: Brand New Barmy Britain

Horrible Histories returns to the stage with a new show about the nasty bits of British history.

Apollo Theatre, London W1D

Thu 1 Aug

£17.82–£40.25 / 0844 482 9671

Fri 2 Aug

£17.82–£40.25 / 0844 482 9671

Sat 3 Aug

£17.82–£40.25 / 0844 482 9671

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Taunton

Thu 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01823 337477

Fri 2 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01823 337477

Sat 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01823 337477

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

The Kent Country Show

Fun day out for the entire family with Jonathan Marshall, a horse stuntsman from TV series Poldark and Game of Thrones, motorbike stunt teams, falconry displays, cookery demonstrations and more.

Quex Park & Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington

Sun 25 Aug

01843 842168

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Aug

01843 842168

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge

Family workshop where you and your little ones can create your own masterpiece, inspired by the work of Carl Faberge.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Jul

£7.50 (£6.80; Students £6.40; Children £3.80; One-year pass / exhibition ticket free) / 0303 123 7306

Booking is essential.

The Moon

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with an exhibition dedicated to the moon itself, with over 180 objects, artworks and interactive moments.

National Maritime Museum, London SE10

Fri 19 Jul

£10 (£6.65; Children £6.50) / 020 8858 4422

Sat 20 Jul

£10 (£6.65; Children £6.50) / 020 8858 4422

Sun 21 Jul

£10 (£6.65; Children £6.50) / 020 8858 4422

…and 168 more dates until 5 Jan 2020

Summerlee Summer Fun

Daily family activities including arts and crafts, traditional games, mine tours, tram rides, play area and museum exhibitions.

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01236 638460

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 01236 638460

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 01236 638460

…and 43 more dates until 13 Aug

12,000 Years of Combat

The tented encampments of five renowned living history groups and many individual historical re-enactors reflects over 12,000 years of local and Castle history with crafts, costume, and combat displays from the Stone Age to the Victorians.

Arundel Castle

Sat 24 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £13 (Children £11; Family £51) / 01903 882173

Sun 25 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £13 (Children £11; Family £51) / 01903 882173

Mon 26 Aug

Times to be confirmed / £13 (Children £11; Family £51) / 01903 882173

12th Century Knights at the Castle

Raven Tor Living History Group takes Arundel Castle back in time by portraying scenes from the 12th century. Meet Norman knights, see combat training or have a go at crafts from the Norman period.

Arundel Castle

Sun 15 Sep

£13 (Children £11; Family £51) / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Big Fat Poo Bergers

Pinch your nose and dive into some 'seweriffic' activities, in celebration of the inventor of London's sewer system Joseph Bazalgette's 200th birthday.

Aldgate Square, London EC3N

Thu 19 Sep

Fri 20 Sep

Sat 21 Sep

Sun 22 Sep

Big Roman Week

A nine-day festival encouraging visitors to find out more about the Antonine Wall and our Roman roots. Big Roman Week features walks, talks and family events.

Various venues: Falkirk

Sat 14 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 15 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed

Mon 16 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 6 more dates until 22 Sep

Birthday Bash!

Hip, Hip Hooray, we’re 5 TODAY! Visit The True CRIME Museum on Thursday 22nd August and grab your free True CRIME Museum Birthday Cupcake! Sign up to our True CRIME Club for all the latest news, events and offers! https://www.truecrimemuseum.co.uk/tcclub/

The True Crime Museum, Hastings

Thu 22 Aug

£6.50–£8.50 General admissions apply. Free cake! / 01424420115

  • 10:00 – 17:00