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Subway Family Fun Day

All aboard the Glasgow subway for a day of free kids activities at selected stations. There's storytelling sessions, arts & crafts, a balloon modeller at St Enoch, a magician at Hillhead and face painting at Shields Roads. There's even special offers on nearby restaurants to keep you fueled for the journey including…

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

Free

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

  • Directed by: Ciaran McConville
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adapt)

Rose Theatre, Kingston's presentation of the C S Lewis story, featuring local children performing with a professional cast. Adapted by Theresa Heskins and directed by Ciaran McConville.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 22 Dec

Seniors £14–£24; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Tue 23 Dec

Seniors £14–£24; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Wed 24 Dec

Seniors £14–£24; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

A mix of live action, puppetry and animation telling the tale of Old MacDonald and his lively farm.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

£5 (Family £15) / 0141 577 4956

Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Fri 3 Oct

£7; Children £6 / 01392 446 000

Sat 4 Oct

£7; Children £6 / 01392 446 000

Sun 5 Oct

£7; Children £6 / 01392 446 000

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Disney On Ice: 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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The Games We Play

An exhibition looking at the culture of game playing across centuries and countries.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 287 0500

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 287 0500

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 287 0500

…and 99 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Pollok H Walks

A stroll-based lucky dip – turn up and you'll be treated to either a Pollok Heritage Walk or a Pollok Healthy Walk through the park. Dog walkers welcome. Meet at the Riverside car park.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Amazing James The Magician

Step off the subway at Hillhead Station and be amazed as James the magician perform tricks and magic.

Hillhead Subway Station, Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

Free

Part of Subway Family Fun Day.

Bob Bonkers Balloon Artist

Ride the subway to St Enoch Station to watch Bob transform humble balloons into a jungle of colourful animals.

St Enoch Subway Station, Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

Free

Part of Subway Family Fun Day.

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Dig A Little Forest Gate

A daytime social built around the joys of vinyl featuring resident and guest DJs, and a pop up record fair in this beautifully restored pub. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting out, pop in to pick up an LP and have a dance!

Forest Tavern, London E7

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 020 8503 0868

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 8503 0868

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 020 8503 0868

Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 6 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Sun 7 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Mon 8 Dec

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

…and 10 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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

Wood Sale & Craft Fair

With woodcraft stalls and crafts, local food produce and the opportunity to purchase wood grown on the estate.

National Trust: Ickworth House, Park And Garden, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 4 Oct

£8; £1 mems (Children £4) / 01284 735270

Sun 5 Oct

£8; £1 mems (Children £4) / 01284 735270

Antarctica

Be transported to a magical world of snow, ice and wondrous creatures.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Tue 2 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

Wed 3 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

Thu 4 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

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Big Ears, Little Ears

In the classical music equivalent of a parent & baby screening, the SCO plays a short concert of much-loved classics in a baby-friendly environment; nobody will raise an eyebrow if your little one provides vocal encouragement.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 26 Oct

£5 for one adult and one child (additional children/adults £3 each) / 0141 353 8000

Bounce And Rhyme

Drop in session with action songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy. Suitable for under 3s.

Anniesland Library, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1622

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1622

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1622

…and 4 more dates until 14 Nov

Bridgeton Library, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0870

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0870

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0870

…and 11 more dates until 18 Nov

Cardonald Library, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 882 1381

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 882 1381

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 0141 882 1381

…and 4 more dates until 14 Nov

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Christmas Food And Craft Market

Purchase handmade gifts with entertainment, including seasonal music and a traditional Mummers Play.

National Trust: Belton House, Grantham

Fri 14 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

Sat 15 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

Sun 16 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

Cinderella - The Panto

A traditional family pantomime with a host of crazy characters, songs, dances, sing-alongs, audience participation and lots of comedy

Arts Centre, Swindon

Sat 29 Nov

£11 (£10) / 01793 614837

Down at the Farm

Storyteller Rosie Mapplebeck shares some animal tales amid the cows, sheep, pigs and ducks.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 337 4202

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

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Faith And Fortune

Historic coins from the Byzantine and early Islamic empires, selected for their use of religious imagery.

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Thu 2 Oct

Coin Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Faith And Fortune The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Fri 3 Oct

Coin Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Faith And Fortune The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Sat 4 Oct

Coin Gallery

Free / 0121 414 7333

  • 11:00 – 17:00 Faith And Fortune The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham
…and 57 more dates until 30 Nov

FUNharmonics: The Toad And The Snail

A concert and activities for all the family.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 26 Oct

£18 (Children £9) / 0844 875 0073

Halloween Half Term

A week of spooky activities this half term.

National Trust: Beningbrough Hall, Beningbrough, York

Sat 25 Oct

£9.50 (Children £5.30; £24.30) / 01904 472027

Sun 26 Oct

£9.50 (Children £5.30; £24.30) / 01904 472027

Mon 27 Oct

£9.50 (Children £5.30; £24.30) / 01904 472027

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

Health And Fitness Expo 2014

An exhibition based on health and fitness. Ideal for fitness enthusiasts, those involved in the fitness industry and those looking to improve their health and fitness.

EventCity, Manchester

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0161 870 9800

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0161 870 9800

Jungle Book Jamboree

Join us for a Jungle adventure with our Jungle Book Jamboree! Consisting of Jungle themed workshops and an immersive screening of Disney's the Jungle book, it's guaranteed to be fun for all the family.

Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Tue 28 Oct

£2 workshop 1; £2 workshop 2; £3.50 film screening; £5.50 all three events / 0114 276 7093

Thu 30 Oct

£2 workshop 1; £2 workshop 2; £3.50 film screening; £5.50 all three events / 0114 276 7093

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