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Upcoming Events at Days Out UK

September
23
to 24th September
A Fun day out with Thomas!
23rd September - 24th September

Steam down to the Kent and East Sussex Railway in Tenterden to meet Thomas the Tank Engine™ and the Fat Controller. All aboard as Thomas takes you on a tour between Ten...

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September
23
to 5th November
British Ceramics Biennial returns to Stoke-on-Trent
23rd September - 5th November

This six week international ceramics festival in the world capital of ceramics will fill the city with exhibitions, installations, new commissions and hands-on activities that will...

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September
23
to 26th October
Merlin's Bird Watching Club
23rd September - 26th October

Named after the Merlin engines that once powered RAF Hornchurch’s Spitfires. Armed with binoculars, bird guide and notepad (all provided) join Brenda our birdwatching guide t...

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September
24
to 22nd October
Birdie Birds
24th September - 22nd October

A monthly bird watching group for women. Join friendly and knowledgeable volunteer, Brenda, and enjoy a walk around Hornchurch Country Park and surrounding areas spotting and ident...

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September
25
A voyage with Cutty Sark: archive tour and afternoon tea
Where: Cutty Sark
25th September

Discover hidden histories of the last surviving tea clipper with Cutty Sark's Curator and enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea under the ship's gleaming hull. The tour will st...

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September
28
Imagining the Arctic: Visual Cultures of Heroism and Exploration
28th September

Leading explorers were the celebrity figures of their day, going to great lengths to convince their audiences of the merits of polar exploration. By capturing the public’s fa...

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September
29
to 1st October
Annual Steam Gala
29th September - 1st October

The Annual Steam Gala returns for 2017, at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Showcasing some of the finest steam engines and locomotives over the weekend of September 29th to Octo...

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September
29
to 30th September
Black Salt Exhibition
29th September - 30th September

Black Salt tells the story of Black seafarers working on British ships. Sailors of African descent have been part of crews sailing from the UK for at least 500 years, but their con...

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September
29
to 30th October
We Love Horses - Redwings Mountains
29th September - 30th October

Stop by Redwings Mountains this autumn holiday from 29th September to 30th October, and join in with fun-filled “We Love Horses” weeks. Take part in a range of fun-fill...

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September
30
The 'Old-Father River': the poetry of the Thames from 1500 to the present day
30th September

Follow the course of the Thames through history via poetry. From the idealised Elizabethan river of Edmund Spenser, via the hopeful and despairing responses of Romantics and Victor...

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September
30
Women Who Kill
30th September

WITCHES, BITCHES & Riches which were HIS! SHOWS at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm The True Crime Museum invites you to GAZE upon a GRUESOME GALLERY of KILLER FEMALES who teas...

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October
1
to 29th October
Autumn Colour Trail
1st October - 29th October

As Summer draws to an end, visit Hever Castle and Gardens and enjoy the beautiful colours of Autumn. Bring your wellies as you travel through the Autumn Colour trail, with crunchin...

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October
1
to 29th October
Autumn Sundays at Hole Park Gardens
1st October - 29th October

With beautiful yellows and vibrant reds, a stroll round Hole Park Gardens is picturesque, on Autumn Sundays. Running throughout October, visit Hole Park to explore the beautiful 16...

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October
1
Death in the Ice Film Screening - White Fang (1991)
1st October

As part of the Death in the Ice: the shocking story of Franklin's Final expedition, the National Maritime Museum presents an exclusive season of survival films and cult horror...

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October
1
to 29th October
Discover Sundays
1st October - 29th October

Be inspired by the maritime past at the National Maritime Museum and explore your personal connections to the sea. Ask museum staff where the activity is on the day. Running every...

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October
1
to 31st October
Meet the Neighbours
1st October - 31st October

Meet our next-door neighbours in space in this entertaining, interactive show where you can decide which planets to visit. Vote with the audience on which planets to explore in dep...

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October
1
to 29th October
Observatory Unlocked
1st October - 29th October

Enjoy an array of talks and activities delivered by specialist staff at the Royal Observatory. Ranging from uncovering secrets of the Greenwich Observatory to hands on science, the...

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October
1
Silver Sunday
1st October

A celebration of the contribution from older adults to their local community, Silver Sunday is a national day of fun and free activities. All ages are welcome to join in, with spe...

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October
1
to 31st October
Solar Superstorms
1st October - 31st October

Benedict Cumberbatch narrates the show that uncovers the myteries of our star, the Sun. Explore the magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares,...

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October
1
to 31st October
Space Safari
1st October - 31st October

Join Ted as he discovers the solar system and travels across the galaxy. On his big adventure, this big bear visits the Sun, Moon and planets. Songs and music have been developed b...

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October
1
Talk: A Trip Down Memory Lane
1st October

Join us on the 1st October for Silver Sunday as you rediscover your past at the Museum of Brands. Take a trip down memory lane and explore all our yesteryears brought to life in a ...

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October
1
to 31st October
The Sky Tonight
1st October - 31st October

This live show, presented by a Royal Observatory Astronomer, takes visitors on a tour of what can be seen in the night sky on the day of their visit and the months ahead. The journ...

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October
3
Ethical Business, Can it Pay?
3rd October

In this exclusive talk, hosted by Norwich Cathedral, in partnership with Norwich Quakers and the RSA, debating the ethics of business. In this free event, visitors will leave with...

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October
3
to 31st October
Play Tuesdays
3rd October - 31st October

Have fun with your family by exploring the Museum through crafts, music, dance and drama. Tickets are available at the admissions desk upon arrival. This event is suitable for unde...

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October
4
to 18th October
Toddler Time
Where: Cutty Sark
4th October - 18th October

On selected dates throughout October, Cutty Sark hosts a series of mornings for young visitors. Bring your toddler along for songs, stories and playtime on board the ship. Let your...

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October
5
Heart of the Hero
5th October

Kari Hebert, author and travel journalist, explores the dramatic stories of three remarkable women from the heroic age of exploration. Women such as Kathleen Scott, Jo Peary and Ja...

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October
5
The Wrecks of H.M. Ships Erebus and Terror
5th October

Senior underwater archaeologist at Parks Canada, Ryan Harris hosts this exclusive lecture at the National Maritime Museum. Presenting findings from achaeological evidence gathered ...

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October
5
to 11th December
Tiny Explorers
5th October - 11th December

Take your little ones to explore and play in the Kensington Palace, at this special multi-sensory session for under 4s. Discover the stories of the palace through movement, messy ...

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October
6
Show of Hands
6th October

In 2010, Show of hands embarked on their ‘Spires and Beams’ sell-out tour of churches and ancient buildings. Seven years on, they are bringing their multi-instrumental ...

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October
7
to 8th October
Autumn Countryside Show
7th October - 8th October

Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the end of the harvest at this wonderful seasonal show! Our popular seasonal show features traditional working ...

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October
7
Autumn Welly Walk on the Nature Trail
7th October

Join in the family fun, for a stroll down the Horniman Nature Trail. Discover insects, animals and plants that live along the trail. Try your hand at sweep-netting, treebeating and...

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October
7
to 8th October
Batik Inspired Drawing
Where: Cutty Sark
7th October - 8th October

Journey across the ocean to Indonesia, one of the Cutty Sark's destinations. Create Batik-inpired drawings in this interactive workshop, led by an artist. Learn more about the beau...

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October
7
to 28th October
Character Encounters
7th October - 28th October

Meet a character from the past and take part in an exciting performance that will bring maritime history to life. Every Saturday throughout October. Suitable for ages 6 and up....

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October
7
Fun Palaces: The National Maritime Museum Submerged
7th October

For the first time at the National Maritime Museum, Fun Palaces is coming this October! Including workshops, performance activities and creative sessions for all. Visitors attendin...

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October
7
to 18th March
Lubaina Himid: Naming the Money Exhibition
7th October - 18th March

This exhibition addresses how Europe’s moneyed classes spent their wealth and flaunted their power by using enslaved African men, women and children. Lubaina Himid’s ma...

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October
7
to 8th October
Organ Festival, Milton Keynes Museum
7th October - 8th October

Milton Keynes Museum comes alive with sound of music! Milton Keynes Museum will be transporting visitors to the days of fairground fun with the return of its popular Organ Fe...

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October
7
to 29th October
Weekend Space Cadets
7th October - 29th October

Come along to the Royal Observatory's programme of weekend family workshops and participate in a varied range of activities related to space science and space exploration; from the...

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October
8
Autumn Motorsport Day
8th October

  A day full of Motorsport action for the petrol heads out there.Now a firm fixture in the motoring calendar, visitors to the fourth Autumn Motorsport Day will get a double h...

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October
9
to 14th October
A Judgement In Stone
9th October - 14th October

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads to a terrible tale of mur...

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October
10
Black Tudors in the Queen's House
10th October

This exclusive event at the National Maritime Museum, uncovers the untold history of African people in the Tudor era. Led by Dr Miranda Kaufmann sharing tales from her new book,&nb...

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October
10
CRIME WALK of Hastings
10th October

THIS OCTOBER…In the heart of Hastings, intriguing cases and hidden crime scenes await…   Journey through the past on a tour revealing some of the town’s ...

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October
11
Thomas Cromwell and the English Reformation
11th October

Marking the 500th anniversary of the English Reformation, author, broadcaster and HRP co-chief curator Tracy Borman will discuss Thomas Cromwell’s fall from grace and ho...

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October
12
to 15th October
Handmade at Kew
12th October - 15th October

Roam the elegant lawn pavilion next to Kew Palace and admire the beautiful ceramics, glass, furniture, fashion and jewellery available for purchase. This Arts and Crafts event is h...

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October
13
Sarah McQuaid in Concert
Where: Cutty Sark
13th October

For one night only, the beautiful vocal stylings of Sarah McQuaid will grace the Cutty Stark Studio Theatre. Sarah, who is an award winning musician, is the musical fusion of folk,...

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October
13
to 10th November
Tales from the City - LGBT Liverpool
13th October - 10th November

Marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, Tales from the city displays the five centuries of LGBT history in Liverpool since. Through art, costume, photography,...

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October
13
to 31st May
The Magic Clock
13th October - 31st May

A partnership project between Homotopia and the Museum of Liverpool, The Magic Clock (working title) will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosex...

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October
14
A Very British Princess
14th October

On this special Historic Royal Palaces study day, participants will enjoy a private view of Kensington’s Enlightened Princesses exhibition, followed by expert lectures explor...

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October
14
Diwali Celebration
14th October

Enjoy a day of celebration leading up to Diwali. Immerse yourself in music, art and peformance in the celebration of the festival of lights, observed from around the world. This e...

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October
14
John Tams and Barry Coope
Where: Cutty Sark
14th October

Winners of the BBC Folk Awards, Duo of the Year award, come to Cutty Sark this October. Musicians John Tams and Barry Coope unite to perform a celebatory, musical selection from th...

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October
14
Saturday Evening Dining Experience on board the High Weald Belle
14th October

  Passengers can enjoy evening dinner while the train makes three return journeys through the beautiful Wealden countryside to Groombridge before returning to Tunbridge Wel...

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