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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 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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

£12 (£10; £38) / 01276 707600

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Halloween Street Party

Hallloween party old town high street Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 26th October 2014.

The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01442 228 091

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

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

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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

Wed 22 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

Happy Birthday Sunita

  • Written by: Harvey Virdi

Harvey Virdi's comedy drama suitable for all ages follows The Johals, who can't find birthday girl Sunita. As the preparations for her birthday meal are being made, family conflict begins to surface.

The Woodville, Gravesend

Sat 25 Oct

£16; £50 group of four (£12) / 01474 337774

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

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

£9.94 / 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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Sleeping Beauty: Friendship Theatre Group

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale.

Theatr Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£12 (£10) / 0845 226 3510

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£12 (£10) / 0845 226 3510

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£12 (£10) / 0845 226 3510

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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

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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Jack And The Beanstalk

  • Directed by: Richard Tunley

A traditional family pantomime with a castle in the clouds, a golden hen, a singing harp and a larger than life beanstalk with a very mean giant at the top.

The Park & Dare Theatre, Treorchy

Sat 20 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

Sun 21 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

Mon 22 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

…and 4 more dates until 28 Dec

Rapunzel

  • Directed by: Anna Dobson
  • Written by: Philip Meeks

An all-singing, all-dancing festive pantomime featuring queens, princes and jesters and based on the well-known fairy tale of the girl the extraordinarily long hair.

The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 7 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 13 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 14 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

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

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Norwich Playhouse

Sat 29 Nov

£11.50 / 01603 598598

Sun 30 Nov

£11.50 / 01603 598598

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Fri 31 Oct

Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 02476 524524

Sat 1 Nov

Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 02476 524524

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Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 22 Nov

£11 / 01698 403120

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 12 more dates until 29 Dec

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

Thu 4 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

…and 28 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Gandey's Thrill Circus

A fabulous October treat for the Midlands schools half term. GANDEY'S - the country's largest Big Top entertainment organisation - returning to the West Midlands with a super-charged action-packed, all human circus of THRILLS!

Intu Merry Hill, Brierley Hill

Fri 24 Oct

£8–£26

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£26

Sun 26 Oct

£8–£26

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 01892 530613

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

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

Sun 25 Jan 2015

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

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

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Pumpkins And Potions

Come dressed in your most frightening costume and enjoy a weekend of family fun at this Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate. Enter the spook shed for some ghoulish tales and follow the troll, the goblin and the witch on the Halloween trail. Carve a pumpkin to take home and join in traditional Halloween…

National Trust: The Argory, Moy, Dungannon

Sat 25 Oct

£3.50 (Children £1.50; £8.50) / 028 8778 4753

Sun 26 Oct

£3.50 (Children £1.50; £8.50) / 028 8778 4753

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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

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton

Sun 26 Oct

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

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Continental Circus Berlin

Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant circus acts, music and youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world.

Blackheath Common, London SE3

Wed 22 Oct

£7

Thu 23 Oct

£7

Sat 25 Oct

£7

…and 5 more dates until 30 Oct

Danswer Street Dance For Kids: Intermediate: Workshop

An energetic freestyle dance class aimed at children.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 25 Oct

Dance Space

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Sat 1 Nov

Dance Space

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Sat 8 Nov

Dance Space

£7 / 020 8369 5454

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

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.

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Thu 6 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

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

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Fri 26 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

…and 4 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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Jack and The Beanstalk

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

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 6 Dec

£14 (£13; Students £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

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