Before 12pm, Kids, History

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Dark of the Night

Meet Sir Thomas Randolph and hear the tale of his audacious early morning attack to take Edinburgh Castle for Robert the Bruce.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 14 Mar

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 15 Mar

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

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

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

Bothwell Besieged

It's the summer of 1301 and the castle is undergoing a siege from the English army. Learn more about the techniques used and discover 'le berefrey', a siege engine put to considerable use at the time.

Bothwell Castle, Uddingston

Sun 21 Jun

Free / 01698 816894

Capture the Castle!

A chance for you to get involved with the siege of Caerlaverock Castle – dodge around the encampment, learn how to be more knightly and try out a bow and arrow.

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries

Sat 25 Jul

Included in admission / 01387 770244

Sun 26 Jul

Included in admission / 01387 770244

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Dinosaurs At Dusk

Take to the skies and discover the origins of flight in Mirage 3D's latest full-dome production: Dinosaurs at Dusk, a fun-filled a story about teenage Lucy and her dad, who share a passion for flying and a fascination for all things that fly.

The Theatre On The Hill, St John's, Marlborough

Sat 21 Mar

£3.50 / 01249 701628

Dirleton 1298

Step back in time to the year 1298 – the Wars of Independence are in full swing and the castle is under siege. Immerse yourself in the proceedings and help De Vaux and his men decide whether or not to surrender or keep on fighting.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 24 May

Included in admission

Easter Fun

A whole host of Easter events during the kids' holidays.

York Castle Museum

Sat 28 Mar

Included in museum admission / 01904 687633

Sun 29 Mar

Included in museum admission / 01904 687633

Mon 30 Mar

Included in museum admission / 01904 687633

…and 13 more dates until 12 Apr

Home Front Vintage Fair

A two day fair as part of the 1940s weekend featuring a selection of period items, fashion, jewellery and home wares.

Thornborough Hall, Leyburn

Sat 25 Jul

Free / 07779 342782

The Honours of Scotland

Learn about the Scottish Crown Jewels now displayed at the castle. Throughout history they have been hidden several times to protect them from theft.

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 26 Mar

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Fri 27 Mar

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

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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

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 King's Tournament

Relive the historic moment when King David I of Scotland arrived at Dundonald Castle to meet Walter Fitzallan, who he then appoints High Steward of Scotland.

Dundonald Castle

Sun 7 Jun

Included in admission

Life in a Medieval Castle

Raven Tor Living History Group portray the life and times of people living in and next to a medieval castle throughout the 14th and 15th centuries.

Arundel Castle

Sat 28 Mar

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 29 Mar

£11 / 01903 882173

Medieval Easter

Discover how Easter was celebrated in the fifteenth century. Activities include a medieval egg hunt, crafting a 'stained glass window', tournament training and sword fighting.

Yorkshire Museum

Sat 28 Mar

£7.50 per adult (Children free - Kids Go Free with a paying adult (up to 4 children)) / 01904 687687

Sun 29 Mar

£7.50 per adult (Children free - Kids Go Free with a paying adult (up to 4 children)) / 01904 687687

Mon 30 Mar

£7.50 per adult (Children free - Kids Go Free with a paying adult (up to 4 children)) / 01904 687687

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Meet the Cast

Explore the castle and travel through time, meeting a number of historical figures along the way, including Mary, Queen of Scots, WWI soldiers, and learn more about our country's colourful history.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 4 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Model Show

A wide range of scale model displays, model workshops, helicopter flights and more.

Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 12 Jul

£6.50 (Children £4.50; Seniors £5.50; Family £18–£20) / 01934 635227

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Model Show Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Music through the Ages

A chance to meet the musicians who answered to King James V and see if you could work your way around a Renaissance Rackett.

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 21 Mar

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Sun 22 Mar

Included in admission / 0131 225 9846

Normans and Crusaders

Spread over a weekend, Raven Tor Living History Group recreate sights, sounds and smells from the Norman period. Set within a tented encampment the group recreates crafts, weapons training and battle tactics. Also included are falconry and archery demonstrations and the Distant Trumpets Story Teller.

Arundel Castle

Sat 4 Apr

£11 / 01903 882173

Sun 5 Apr

£11 / 01903 882173

Mon 6 Apr

£11 / 01903 882173

Normans And Crusaders: In The Keep

Raven Tor Living History Group portray the 12th century Norman period in the keep.

Arundel Castle

Wed 28 Oct

01903 882173

Thu 29 Oct

£11 / 01903 882173

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The Queen's Feast

Mary of Guise is dining with some of her lords and ladies – you can visit the cooks to see what they're whipping up, and meet the courtiers and they anxiously wait to see them. Plus, there's entertainment from musicians, jesters and dancers.

Stirling Castle

Sat 23 May

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 24 May

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Raising Fife for the Covenant

Learn about the covenanting movement during Charles I's reign and discover more about the civil wars being fought throughout the mid 17th century.

Aberdour Castle and Garden, Kirkcaldy

Sat 30 May

Included in admission / 01383 860519

Sun 31 May

Included in admission / 01383 860519

Rebels and Redcoats

Find out more about the role the castle played in Jacobean times.

Stirling Castle

Sat 26 Sep

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 27 Sep

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Rock of Ages

The chance to get immersed into more than 1000 years of Scottish history, from the Vikings to WWII.

Dumbarton Castle

Sat 13 Jun

£9 (£7; Children £5) / 01389 732167

Sun 14 Jun

£9 (£7; Children £5) / 01389 732167

Roman Occupation

The castle has been occupied by the Roman Army, so now's your chance to see what it was like to serve in it beyond the northern frontier.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01382 436916

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