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Social In The Square

A two day festival of creative activities, cookery demos and live music and dance. There's food and products to buy, all provided by Edinburgh's social enterprises.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Archaeology Day

A day of short guided walks and fun activities based around Iron Age life in Holyrood Park. Booking is essential.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

Dundee Rep

Wed 24 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 10:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30

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The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 11:00

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

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Arms at the Ready!

Try the weapons and armour of the 16th century and have a go at making your own shield.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 7 Sep

Included in admission

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Kidz Exhibition

Exhibition dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their families and the professionals who work with them. Featuring over 120 exhibitors and seminars.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 335 6200

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Hey, Presto!

  • Written by: Nadia Shireen

Presto the cat is a very talented magician, so when he and his best friend Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show, things look good for the duo. But fame goes to Monty's head and soon Presto loses his friend and his show. Based on the book by Nadia Shireen.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 21 Sep

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 13 Sep

£10 / 020 8688 9291

  • 11:00

The Lights, Andover

Sat 27 Sep

£6.50–£7.50 / 01264 368368

  • 11:00

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What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 27 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 11:00

Sun 28 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 12:00

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Mon 22 Sep

£11 / 01785 254653

  • 10:30

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 4 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

Sat 6 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

Sun 7 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

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Fayre On The Square

Christmas Market and entertainment event featuring 30 festive market stalls, live music and dance entertainment and festive food including hog roast and roasted chestnuts.

Community Square, Gravesend

Sat 29 Nov

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Largs Viking Festival

An annual festival marking the Battle of Largs in 1263 – the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse – features a Viking village and a reenactment by the Swords of Dalriada showing how the Vikings lived in the 12th and 13th centuries. The week of events includes a food and craft market, aerobatic displays, a fun…

The Promenade, Largs

Tue 2 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Volcano Fun Day

Family activity day based around volcanoes extinct, dormant and active, with hands-on activities and walks up our own volcano, Arthur's Seat.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Brighton Christmas Gift Fair Spectacular

Over 130 indoor and outdoor Christmas stands just a-waiting to be scoured for gifts to help spread seasonal cheer. Plus, food and drink stands, live music and Santa's grotto.

Brighton Racecourse

Sat 15 Nov

£3.50 (Children free) / 07413 918705

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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.

Dimensions Leisure Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01782 233500

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Ferry Leisure Centre, Summertown

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0844 893 3222

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Hinckley Leisure Centre

Sat 15 Nov

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

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Disney On Ice Presents 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 5 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 12 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 1 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 2 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

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Halloween Fun

Discover more about the Tudors at Halloween and find out about their superstitions and belief in witches and fairies, includes a quiz for all the family to join in.

National Trust: Tudor Merchant's House, Tenby

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus admission £3.50, child £1.75, family £8.75 / 01834 842279

  • 11:00 – 16:30

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £3.50, child £1.75, family £8.75 / 01834 842279

  • 11:00 – 16:30

Mon 27 Oct

Free, plus admission £3.50, child £1.75, family £8.75 / 01834 842279

  • 11:00 – 16:30
…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

Indoor Aeroboot / Aerojumble Table Top Sale

Up to 48 sellers tables all hosted inside Display Hangar 2 amongst the aircraft at the museum site in eastern Nottinghamshire. {Special discount admission rates apply}

Newark Air Museum

Sat 11 Oct

£4 / 01636 707170

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Miss Mandas Vintage and Craft Fair

More than 30 stalls offering upcycled furniture, clothing, artisan crafts, homeware and much more.

Sunderland Minster

Sat 11 Oct

£1 Under 12s free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 13 Dec

£1 Under 12s free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 15 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

Sun 16 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

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Truckfest South East

The new event for 2014 is a return visit to the wonderful Detling Showground in Kent for the last Truckfest of the season.

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Sat 13 Sep

£12 (Children £5; £30) / 01622 630975

  • 09:00

Sun 14 Sep

£12 (Children £5; £30) / 01622 630975

  • 09:00

British Wool Weekend

Visit the British Wool Weekend Show to explore the textile treasures created by craft workers.

Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

Sat 6 Sep

£8; £6 adv (Children £5; Children £3 adv; £7; £5 adv)

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

£8; £6 adv (Children £5; Children £3 adv; £7; £5 adv)

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Charity Fun Dog Show

Charity German Shepherd Rally and Companion Dog Show, including 6 Rescue Classes.

The Old Pastures Dog Grooming, Tring

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01442 824 856

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

Everyone's favourite brother and sister duo are back with a brand new play about friendship.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 18 Sep

£12.50 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Fri 19 Sep

£12.50 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Sat 20 Sep

£12.50 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Sun 21 Sep

£12.50 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Dundee Rep

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 11:00

Wed 15 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 11:00

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 10:30

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 10:30

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 10:30

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City of Elgin Food & Drink Festival

Over 80 exhibitors descend on Elgin for this day of food and drink festivities, with live cookery demonstrations, children’s entertainment and hands-on activities. There are also treasure hunts, tastings and live music to enjoy.

Various Venues, Elgin

Sat 20 Sep

Prices vary

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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