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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

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 31 Oct

£8–£26

Sat 1 Nov

£8–£26

Sun 2 Nov

£8–£26

The World of Norm: May Need Rebooting!

One for the wee ones, as they hear about the latest exploits of Jonathan Meres' down-trodden hero, Norm.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Thu 27 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 611101

Crawfordsburn Country Park

Fri 31 Oct

Phone for prices / 028 9185 3621

Autumn Spooktacular At The Mill

Decorate your own trick or treat bag and follow the Halloween trail through the Mill.

National Trust: Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow

Fri 31 Oct

£0.50 per trail, plus admission £14, child £7, family £35 / 01625 527468

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Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Sat 9 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 16 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sun 17 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

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The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

Philips Park/Sports City Bonfire Night

A bonfire and fireworks display.

Philips Park, Manchester

Sat 1 Nov

Free

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

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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…and at 8 other places

Vauxhall Trust Fire Festival

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Bonfire & Fire Festival.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London SE11

Fri 31 Oct

Free

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Bounce And Rhyme

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

Castlemilk Library, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Couper Institute Library, Glasgow

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Dennistoun Library, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

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Halloween At Discovery

Discovery will be full of little monsters as we welcome the Monsters Ball to the Great Hall. There is animal encounters with Jay Gunn and his furry and maybe even slimy friends. Plus creepy crafts, ghoulish games and spooky snacks available.

Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 31 Oct

£1 (Children £5) / 0191 232 6789

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

Rakuten Presents: Free Public Screening Of Disney's Maleficent

  • 2014
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Stromberg
  • Written by: Linda Woolverton
  • UK release: 28 May 2014

Stefan tricks his friend, the powerful fairy Maleficent, and steals her wings in order to secure the throne. She retaliates by cursing Stefan's innocent baby daughter to eternal slumber on her 16th birthday.

Bernie Spain Gardens By Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1

Fri 31 Oct

Free

It Is 1894 And It's Halloween

Join our crew for family fun throughout the day, creepy crafts, ghostly games, scary face painting and general mischief making. Remember there will be tricks and treats for those who come in fancy dress.

National Trust: Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Fri 31 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.18, family £25.88 / 01248 353084/371337

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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

Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 25 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 16 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sun 17 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Mini French Music

Sing, play and story sessions with toys and games to teach French to wee ones aged 0–4..

Marchmont St Giles' Church, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 12 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 19 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

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 6 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 13 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 20 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

…and 5 more dates until 25 Dec

Halloween Family Art Activities

A Halloween craft workshop making spooky decorations.

St Fagans: National History Museum, Cardiff

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 029 2057 3500

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Aladdin: Guide Bridge Theatre

If you are after a quintessential pantomime experience - you need look no further than ALADDIN - it's dazzling, funny and never fails to engage with its audience.

Guide Bridge Theatre, Manchester

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sat 13 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sun 14 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Children's Classic Concerts: The Monsters' Ball

A spooky concert of music and dance for all the family. Dress up in your scariest costume and join the Monster Ball.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0131 228 1155

National Trust: Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Fri 31 Oct

Children £4.75 / 01353 720274

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Batty Halloween National Trust: Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Festival of Fireworks

Professional firework display on a theme of 'Holloywood'. Display begins at 6:45pm.

Cheshunt Park, Waltham Cross

Sat 1 Nov

£5–£7 (Family £18–£25)

Halloween Face Painting

Have your face painted like your favourite, spooky Halloween character.

National Trust: Barrington Court, Ilminster

Fri 31 Oct

£3 per face, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sun 2 Nov

£3 per face, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

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