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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

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 25 Oct

prices vary / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition

Model railway show with working layouts, displays, societies, traders and a buffet.

Pollokshaws Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £2; Family £11) / 0141 632 5811

Sun 26 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £2; Family £11) / 0141 632 5811

National Trust: Montacute House

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

Sun 23 Nov

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

Sat 29 Nov

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

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An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Dancing Queen Christmas Party

A popular ABBA-themed seasonal show.

The Hawth, Crawley

Thu 27 Nov

Theatre

£20 / 01293 553636

Ipswich Corn Exchange

Fri 5 Dec

£20 (£18.50) / 01473 433100

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Thu 18 Dec

£18.50 (Children £17) / 01253 658666

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LGBT Roller Disco

Family-friendly skating, songs and socialising, organised by LGBT Health & Wellbeing.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1104

Liverpool Spooky Welly Walk

Halloween-themed family day out, with a ghost train, spooky cupcake decorating, a creepy crawly show, Halloween parade, 'Beat the Ghoulie', yucky dip and spooky storytelling.

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Sat 25 Oct

£3 in advance; £4 on the gate (under 2s free) / 03333 237200

Peebles Food Festival

Peebles' Food Festival features cooking demonstrations, competitions and a farmers market. Younger chefs are catered for, with a series of yummy special events.

Tweed Green, Peebles

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Sun 26 Oct

Free

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Platt Fields Park Bonfire

A bonfire and fireworks display with food stalls.

Platt Fields Park, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 224 0020

50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Croft Castle, Leominster

Sat 25 Oct

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

Sun 26 Oct

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

Mon 27 Oct

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

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Sat 25 Oct

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

Sun 26 Oct

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

Mon 27 Oct

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

…and 124 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sat 25 Oct

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

Sun 26 Oct

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

Wed 29 Oct

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

…and 45 more dates until 31 Dec

Fright Night

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

Linlithgow Palace

Sat 25 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Fri 31 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Last Night Of The Proms

An entertaining and fun evening featuring classical favourites from Spinnaker Brass with the Pitchpipers Ladies Barbershop Harmony Chorus.

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (£8) / 01329 231942

Philips Park/Sports City Bonfire Night

A bonfire and fireworks display.

Philips Park, Manchester

Sat 1 Nov

Free

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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

8th Scottish Conker Championships

Who will conquer all at this smashing day out? Conkers provided for age groups 7–11, 12–18 and 18+, plus Rogues, seven plus special – all you have to do is turn up and get cracking. Register at the marquee on the day before noon.

Tweed Green, Peebles

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Adrift: A Sonic Trail For Dock By Dan Scott

Adrift uses the sounds of materials used in dock to take listeners on a dream-like sonic journey deep under water. Listen to this Sonic Trail as you explore dock.

Tate Britain, London SW1P

Sat 25 Oct

Clore Centre

Times to be confirmed / Free / 020 7887 8888

Sun 26 Oct

Clore Centre

Times to be confirmed / Free / 020 7887 8888

Thu 30 Oct

Clore Centre

Times to be confirmed / Free / 020 7887 8888

Fri 31 Oct

Clore Centre

Times to be confirmed / Free / 020 7887 8888

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)

Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Wed 24 Jun 2015

Free / 01392 446 000

Thu 25 Jun 2015

Free / 01392 446 000

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Cheeki Monkey's Big Baby and Children’s Market

Pre-loved and handmade kids and baby market.

Fareham Academy

Sat 25 Oct

£10; £1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

The Fletcher Hall, Swinton

Sat 8 Nov

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

Maidstone Leisure Centre

Sat 8 Nov

Times to be confirmed / £1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

Sat 6 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

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Crossford Fireworks Display

Family bonfire and firework display.

King George V Park, Crossford

Sat 8 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

The University of Worcester Arena

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01905 544444

Drama Classes

Weekend drama classes for ages 5–17 that cover a set curriculum of acting skills and technique.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

Sat 1 Nov

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

…and 66 more dates until 21 Jun 2015

Hot Chocolate, Chalk And Charcoal

Draw the college gardens in black and white under fading light.

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Tue 28 Oct

£4 adv booking essential / 01223 762100

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