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Dunfermline Fireworks Display

This years display is superhero themed with a fireworks spectacular set to superhero theme songs. Music is supplied by the Kingdom FM roadshow as well as samba and pipe bands.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 8 Nov

Free

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

Night in the Garden

As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Some of the Garden's favourite features, like the Pond and the Victorian Palm House, will be used as the backdrop for extraordinary light effects.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

Sat 1 Nov

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

Sun 2 Nov

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

…and 21 more dates until 23 Nov

Wokingham Charity Fireworks Spectacular

Torchlight procession from the town centre at 6pm led by St Sebastian's Band. Fireworks start at 7.30pm followed by a bonfire.

Cantley Park, Wokingham

Sat 8 Nov

£4–£6

Roundhay Park Bonfire and Fireworks

Traditional Bonfire Night event with firework display and bonfire. Fireworks begin at 8pm.

Roundhay Park, Leeds

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0113 247 8336

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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 31 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Sat 1 Nov

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Sun 2 Nov

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

…and 96 more dates until 10 Feb 2015

Danbury Fireworks

An annual fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night, featuring a funfair, beer tent and 'stage entertainment'.

Danbury Outdoors, Chelmsford

Sat 8 Nov

£6–£7 (Under 13s £3–£4) / 07792 963498

Hallowe'en Pumpkin Trail

See if you can find the pumpkins hidden along the trail.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£1 / 0131 248 2909

Sat 1 Nov

£1 / 0131 248 2909

Sun 2 Nov

£1 / 0131 248 2909

Strathclyde Park Fireworks

An extravaganza of music and fireworks. Bonfire lit at 7.30pm followed by fireworks at 8pm.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 01389 738762

Moseley Fireworks and Bonfire

Family fireworks evening with food stalls, licensed bar and live band. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.

Moseley C of E Primary School, Birmingham

Sat 8 Nov

£6 (£3) / 0121 449 0441

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Philips Park/Sports City Bonfire Night

A bonfire and fireworks display.

Philips Park, Manchester

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Birmingham Fireworks Spectacular

Firework display with live music, dancers and fairground. Bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 8pm.

Pype Hayes Park, Birmingham

Wed 5 Nov

£4 (£3)

Sparks in the Park

Moseley Round Table host a night of family fun with fireworks, fun fair, bar and food with all proceeds going to local community charities and organisations. Doors at 5pm, firework display at 7pm.

West Midlands Travel Sports and Social Club, Birmingham

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (Children £2; Family £10) / 0121 687 2465

Fireworks Night

Spectacular firework display.

Beaver Inn, Appledore

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01237 474 822

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford

Sat 1 Nov

£9.50; £29 (Children £6.25 ages 3-15) / 01952 884391

Fireworks commence at 7.30pm.

Brentwood Centre

Wed 5 Nov

£6; £4.99 adv (Children £4; Children £2.99 adv) / 01277 215151

Crossford Fireworks Display

Family bonfire and firework display.

King George V Park, Crossford

Sat 8 Nov

Free

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It Is 1894 And It's Halloween

Join our crew for family fun throughout the day, creepy crafts, ghostly games, scary face painting and general mischief making. Remember there will be tricks and treats for those who come in fancy dress.

National Trust: Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Fri 31 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.18, family £25.88 / 01248 353084/371337

Mini French Music

Sing, play and story sessions with toys and games to teach French to wee ones aged 0–4..

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Nov

£35 / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 21 Oct – 25 Nov.

Tue 11 Nov

£35 / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 21 Oct – 25 Nov.

Tue 18 Nov

£35 / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 21 Oct – 25 Nov.

Tue 25 Nov

£35 / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 21 Oct – 25 Nov.

LifeCare, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£35 / 0131 343 0940

Please note: This course runs 25 Oct – 29 Nov.

Sat 8 Nov

£35 / 0131 343 0940

Please note: This course runs 25 Oct – 29 Nov.

Sat 15 Nov

£35 / 0131 343 0940

Please note: This course runs 25 Oct – 29 Nov.

…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Marchmont St Giles' Church, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: this course runs 22 Oct – 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 12 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: this course runs 22 Oct – 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 19 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: this course runs 22 Oct – 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: this course runs 22 Oct – 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

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TweedLove Bike Festival

Chosen as a Homecoming 2014 event, TweedLove is ten days of bike riding and good times in the iconic Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders. TweedLove encompasses all things cycling – from road and mountain bike races that attract pro cyclists to family rides through Peebles town centre and informal jaunts into the hills…

Various Venues, Peebles

Sun 17 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 555 0044

Mon 18 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 555 0044

Tue 19 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 555 0044

…and 12 more dates until 31 May 2015

Fright Night

A night-time walk through the Palace to find out about the ghosts of Linlithgow. Not for young children.

Linlithgow Palace

Fri 31 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Paisley Hallowe'en Festival

There's hallowe'eny happenings galore in Paisley, with an illuminated parade down the High Street led by a group of LED drummers, a fire garden with sculptures made from flames, street entertainment, scary storytelling and more.

Town Centre, Paisley

Fri 31 Oct

Free

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50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Croft Castle, Leominster

Fri 31 Oct

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

Sat 1 Nov

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

Sun 2 Nov

Free, plus admission £8.10, child £4, family £19.50 / 01568 780246

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Fri 31 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

Sat 1 Nov

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

Sun 2 Nov

Free, plus admission £10.30, child £5.15, family £25.75 / 01978 355314/315151

…and 118 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Fri 31 Oct

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

Sat 1 Nov

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

Sun 2 Nov

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

…and 41 more dates until 31 Dec

Dance with Babies

Have fun with your newborn and meet new people at this dancing workshop for parents and babies. Learn the basic steps of salsa, cha-cha, boogie, belly, bachata, classical ballet and swing dance styles. No dance experience is necessary. Bring any baby carrier/sling and a bottle of water.

Bishopbriggs Guide Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (four classes £15)

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (four classes £15)

Mon 3 Nov

£5 (four classes £15)

…and 58 more dates until 31 Dec

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 13 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 20 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

…and 5 more dates until 25 Dec

Blackheath Fireworks

A large-scale firework display lights up the skies over Lewisham. Funfair opens at 4pm, food and drink from 5pm, and fireworks at 8pm.

Blackheath, London SE3

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Dickinson's Real Deal

The mullet-headed antiques expert leads a team of dealers assessing the worth of items brought by you, the ever-hopeful public.

Hinckley Leisure Centre

Sat 15 Nov

Free

Tatton Park, Knutsford

Sat 8 Nov

Free

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

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