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Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

The Mucky Mudder

Join the latest trend in endurance sport – mud running. In this case a five mile run, tackling obstacles with plenty of mud along the way. Take part as an individual or team and raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Green Park, Aston Clinton

Sun 16 Nov

£30 / 01442 820740

Entry fee includes a Mucky Mudder t-shirt and water along the route.

Little Shwop of Horrors

This Hallowe'en, Marks & Spencer are launching their Little Shwop of Horrors pop-up store in collaboration with Oxfam. Bring along unwanted clothes to donate (or shwop) and Oxfam will see them re-sold, re-used or recycled. Joanna Lumley is opening the proceedings, so let the shwopping commence.

Marks & Spencer, London W1C

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 7935 7954

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 020 7935 7954

Edinburgh Santa Toddle & Parade

Join Santa and his reindeer on a festive parade with George Watsons Pipes & Drums. Kids are welcome to dress as elves, and infants or toddlers in buggies are welcome. All toddlers receive a medal,certificate and goody bag. Ages 6 and under.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

accompanying adults free (Children £5) / 0131 208 2500

Epilepsy Action Reindeer Fun Run

Dress up as a Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or Rudolph and take part in a festive 5k fun run for Epilepsy Action. There's a medal and a mince pie for all runners and Hall Royd Band are performing carols. Any reindeer calves wanting to race can take part in the children's fun run.

Roberts Park Bandstand, Saltaire

Sun 7 Dec

£2.50–£12 / 0113 210 8797

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Fresh Start Charity Sale

Buy up some baked goods, bric a brac, crafts and more and help raise funds for homelessness charity Fresh Start while you're at it.

The Fresh Start Food Station, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 476 7741

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 476 7741

St Oswald's Car Boot Sale

Sell your wares or pick up a bargain at this car boot sale.

St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 Oct

£0.50 (Traders £10) / 0191 246 8126

Warwick Town Bonfire

Annual event to celebrate Bonfire Night with the traditional bonfire and fireworks, as well as children's bouncy castle and hot refreshments. Fireworks start at 6:30pm. For more information please contact via email, please do not use Warwick Racecourse phone number.

Warwick Racecourse

Sat 8 Nov

£5 in advance, £6 on gate; children free in advance, £2 on gate; under 3s free / 0844 579 3013

The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 100 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sat 29 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 9 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sun 7 Dec

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

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Glasgow Coffee Festival

A one-day festival celebrating the mighty coffee bean and showcasing the speciality coffee scene in Scotland. There are tastings, competitions, presentations and music on offer with all proceeds going to Coffee Kids UK.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£9 / 0141 553 5890

Ticket price includes one hot drink.

Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run

Try and run round the 5km and 1.5km courses as fast as Santa and Rudolf can get round the world all in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Waterend Barn, St. Albans

Sun 7 Dec

£10–£17 / 01442 820717

Rotary Club of Reading Charity Santa Run

Work off those advent chocolates with a 5k run dressed as jolly Father Christmas. The route starts and finishes at the Forbury Gardens and takes in Broad Street, The Oracle shopping centre and Kennetside paths. The run is open to anyone aged 12 and over and Santa suits are included in the price.

Forbury Gardens, Reading

Sun 14 Dec

£15

Blindfold Run 10K

Team up with a pal and run a 5k or 10k route with one of you blindfolded and the other acting as your guide runner. This unique race allows you to experience running as blind runner or a running guide and helps raise funds for the Royal London Society for Blind People.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Sun 2 Nov

£50 per pair (minimum fundraising £350 per pair) / 0207 808 6196

Email for 2-4-1 discount code.

Edinburgh Christmas Run

Raise funds for a range of worthy charities with this festive 5k around Inverleith Park. Times and positions are recorded, plus there are first, second and third place prizes and a medal/goody bag combo for all runners.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20

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Syrian Child Refugee Art Exhibition

Art by Syrian refugee children.

Nicolson Square Methodist Church, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

£2

Fri 24 Oct

£2

Mon 27 Oct

£2

…and 13 more dates until 12 Nov

The Twelve Elves of Christmas Elf Hunt

Follow this story of the twelve elves of Christmas and see if you can find them hiding in the nooks and crannies of the Royal Mile.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Tue 2 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Wed 3 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Get stuck in about the antique, vintage and collectibles to see if you can bag a bargain.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

Sun 30 Nov

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

Artlink Central's Art off the Rock 2014 Exhibition

Contemporary Scottish art. The exhibition culminates in a charity art auction on Sun 2 Nov.

Pathfoot Building, Stirling

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

…and 8 more dates until 2 Nov

Carshalton Fireworks

Bonfire Night fireworks celebration with music from the Radio Jackie Roadshow hosted by Wallington & Carshalton Round Table in support of local charities. Fireworks display at 7pm, bonfire lit at 7:30pm.

Carshalton Park

Sat 8 Nov

£5–£7.50 (under 5s free)

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Charity Auction

In aid of re-building Tin Annie.

St Anne's Church Hall, Leicester

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Charity Christmas Fete

Roll up, roll up for a Christmas fete in aid of the charity HCPT. There's tea and cakes, face painting, eyebrow threading, a nail technician and all manner of exciting stalls on offer. Plus, that Santa fella is said to be stopping by.

St Columbkille's Church, Rutherglen

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 07729 207799

Please note: Stalls cost £20 to run and must be paid in advance.

Christmas Fair in aid of Cancer Research UK

Make this the year you get all your Christmas shopping done in November. An indoor market with over 50 stalls selling gifts for adults and children with a dedicated food hall selling locally sourced produce. The fair is opened by journalist and broadcaster Nicholas Owen.

The Grasshopper Inn, Westerham

Wed 5 Nov

£3

Christmas Tree Festival

A two-day winter wonderland with stalls, gifts, rides, live music – and a little visit from Mr Claus.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01234 762615

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 01234 762615

Coffee Morning Craft and Food fair

Craft and food fair coffee morning with craft food, tea, coffee and raffle.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

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