Afternoon events, Kids

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Funz and Gamez

Phil Ellis Paul Ellis returns to Edinburgh but this time he's brought along some friends. Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will be on hand to ensure it's a giggle-packed hour of family fun where anything could happen. There'll be prizes, laughter and plenty of Funz and Gamez. 'Endearingly daft … and solidly funny' (List).

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Scamp Theatre Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. Private Peaceful relives the life a young WW1 soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

McEwan Hall

£11 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Cat in the Hat

Cat In The Hat UK Ltd From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 (£7.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Audio, Brighton

Mon 25 Aug

£8.94 / 07986 527947

DNA, London SW11

Sat 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Potted Sherlock

  • 5 stars

All 60 Sherlock stories in 70 elementary minutes. New show from creators of Potted Potter and Potted Panto, double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dinosaur Zoo

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 16:30

Dundee Rep

Tue 23 Sep

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

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 24 Sep

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

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 16:30

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Ready, Steady, Ceilidh

  • 3 stars

This is Ceilidh A chance for the whole family to get up, dance and learn the secrets of Scotland’s most famous shindig. Join host Iain Stirling (comedian and Bafta nominated CBBC presenter), and our live musicians as they introduce you and the kids to the exhilarating world of ceilidh and its fantastic party…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Alleycats: Contemporary a Cappella

Young, mischievous and ready to drop some fresh beats, The Alleycats sing everything from hip hop mash-ups to Motown and pop - dance moves included. The 13 vocalists in this high-energy act provide award-winning contemporary a cappella, combining a full range of male and female voices amid a velvety blend. Whether…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Three

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Three

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Three

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Flight of the Lawnchair Man

Latymer Theatre Company Bored and depressed, loser Jerry Gorman ignores the wishes of his small-minded neighbours, gives up his job at Wal-Mart … and takes to the skies! Once up in the air he meets, amongst others: Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Despite the conservative views of his community…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Wilkinson Ford: Kagoolio

Momentum Artist Management Physical comedy and sketch combine to transport you into the weird and weatherproofed world of The Kagools. Inclusive, enchanting, high-energy fun: this interactive, multimedia show is one for all the family! Age category: PG

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£8.50 (£7) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£8.50 (£7) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£8.50 (£7) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

  • 4 stars

Greenlight Theatre An interactive and enchanting family show bursting with all sorts of noises! Albee’s sound collection is running out. He’s already used up his last bits of thunder-crash, sword-clang and horse’s clip-clop. But the King must have his story and Albee needs his sounds to tell it. Join the hapless…

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Freedom Family Circus

Circus Emporium Roadshow ‘Amazingly jaw dropping, extraordinarily brilliant’ (Fest Magazine). ‘These performers have a charm and enthusiasm about them and talent that is worth the very reasonable ticket price’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Hilarious antics and madcap adventures explode in a cornucopia of visual delights!

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Gryphon 1

£7 (£5) / 07531 392 327

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Gryphon 1

£7 (£5) / 07531 392 327

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Belfast Waterfront

Thu 28 Aug

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £42) / 028 9033 4400

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

City Hall, Salisbury

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50 under 16s; £40) / 01722 434434

  • 14:00

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£48 / 01702 351135

  • 13:00 – 15:30

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Once Upon a Nightmare

  • 3 stars

Box Step Productions is formed by identical twins Michael and Paul Clarkson and the genetically unrelated Gemma Hurley in 2012. Their theatrical debut – Death Ship 666! – attracted sell-out audiences and glowing reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, before transferring to the Leicester Square Theatre in 2013. This…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

  • 4 stars

Third Party Productions Silly Vikings, puppets, original film, live music. Captivating theatre for children, families and fans. ‘Whether you know the stories of Noggin or not, this show should be seen by all’ ★★★★★ (WhatsOnStage.com). In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Human Child

  • 3 stars

Collapsing Horse Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing fantasy adventure story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music for children from 8 to 80. ‘We walk into the theatre as adults … we leave as the child we have long left behind’ (IrishTheatreMagazine.ie). 'A mountain…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Big Belly

£9 (£8) / 07758 212605

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Big Belly

£9 (£8) / 07758 212605

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Big Belly

£9 (£8) / 07758 212605

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bec and Tom's Awesome Laundry

Gilded Balloon / Bec Hill and Tom Goodliffe The critically-acclaimed family comedy show returns to Edinburgh; blending sketches, storytelling, games, paper-puppetry and stacks of silliness! Bec Hill (CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework) and Tom Goodliffe ('clever gags and bumbling charm' Scotsman) star in a story of…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Sportsmans

£9 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Sportsmans

£9 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Sportsmans

£9 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 3 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 4 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Southsea Common

Fri 22 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 14:30

Sat 23 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 14:30

Sun 24 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30
  • 15:30
…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug

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Westwell Village Fete

Traditional Family Village Fete, usual stalls, dog show, bouncy castle, coconut shy, bbq, face painting, childrens corner and races, tug of war, egg throwing, Superb raffle prizes.

Westwell Parish Hall, Ashford

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 01233 627 087

  • 13:00 – 16:00
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Alice Through The Looking Glass

  • Directed by: Daniel Winder
  • Written by: Lewis Carroll (book)

Adapted by Daniel Winder and Candida Caldicot, this family-orientated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's adventure tale, features original music and songs. Presented by Iris Theatre.

St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London WC2E

Sat 23 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Thu 28 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Sat 30 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Angelina Ballerina

An all-singing, all-dancing musical show about Angelina Ballerina and her dancing pals.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sat 30 Aug

£13.50 / 01322 220000

  • 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

£13.50 / 01322 220000

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Watford Colosseum

Fri 22 Aug

£13.75–£15 (£12–£12.50) / 0845 075 3993

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Wed 27 Aug

£12.50 ( £45) / 01494 512000

  • 16:00

Thu 28 Aug

£12.50 ( £45) / 01494 512000

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

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ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK / Free Festival ComedySportz UK is the north west’s top improvised comedy troupe. ComedySportz is a fast-paced improv comedy show where two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. The players create quick witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Thu 28 Aug

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 4 Sep

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10

Thu 11 Sep

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

  • 13:30 – 14:10
…and 15 more dates until 25 Dec

Happy Birthday Sunita

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.

Watermans Art Centre, Brentford

Sat 18 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 8232 1010

  • 16:00
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