Afternoon events, Kids

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Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Grand Cinema Club – Winter Wonderland

A series of Christmas film screenings in a suitably festive atmosphere.

The Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, London SW1X

Sun 30 Nov

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 14 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

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 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sat 6 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 11 more dates until 29 Dec

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/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

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

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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 29 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 3 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 36 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

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

Scrooge's Christmas

Pantomime version of Charles Dickens's Christmas tale about the meanest miser of them all, and his fate at the hands of three hilarious ghosts.

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Sat 6 Dec

£13; £10 (Children £10; Children £8; £10; £10; £8; £8) / 02837 521821

Sun 7 Dec

£13; £10 (Children £10; Children £8; £10; £10; £8; £8) / 02837 521821

Sat 13 Dec

£13; £10 (Children £10; Children £8; £10; £10; £8; £8) / 02837 521821

…and 2 more dates until 21 Dec

The Little Mermaid: Starlight Youth Theatre

A family pantomime with spectacular costumes, stunning scenery and toe-tapping songs.

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£13 (£11) / 0151 666 0000

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The Borough Sports Ground, Sutton

Sat 20 Dec

£12 stands transfer £1 (£6 stands transfer £1; £6 stands transfer £1; Children £2 under 16s, stands transfer £1) / 020 8644 4440

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£19–£26 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01223 357851

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£19–£26 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01223 357851

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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

Taster Talks

Meet at the entrance of the American Air Museum to learn more about specific aircraft and exhibits and their individual stories.

Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge

Wed 26 Nov

£17.50; £14 unemployeed ( £14; £14) / 01223 835000

Thu 27 Nov

£17.50; £14 unemployeed ( £14; £14) / 01223 835000

Fri 28 Nov

£17.50; £14 unemployeed ( £14; £14) / 01223 835000

…and 33 more dates until 31 Dec

Three Wise Monkeys: Hiccup Theatre (Ages 3-7)

  • Written by: Mike Kenny

A play for children.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 29 Nov

£11 (£9) / 0844 770 1797

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The Borough Sports Ground, Sutton

Sun 28 Dec

£12 stands transfer £1 (£6 stands transfer £1; £6 stands transfer £1; Children £2 under 16s, stands transfer £1) / 020 8644 4440

The Borough Sports Ground, Sutton

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£12 stands transfer £1 (£6 stands transfer £1; £6 stands transfer £1; Children £2 under 16s, stands transfer £1) / 020 8644 4440

The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Thu 4 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Fri 5 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Sat 6 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Dick Whittington And The Pirate Treasure

Join lovable Dick Whittington and his loyal cat for a rags-to-riches magical pantomime extravaganza.

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Sat 13 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

Mon 15 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

Tue 16 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

…and 11 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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.

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

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

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Father Christmas

Follow the festive trail to find Father Christmas in his grotto then make decorations with the elves in their workshop.

The Alnwick Garden

Sat 29 Nov

Children £10 / 01665 511350

Sun 30 Nov

Children £10 / 01665 511350

Mon 1 Dec

Children £10 / 01665 511350

…and 17 more dates until 23 Dec

National Trust: Arlington Court, Barnstaple

Sat 13 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £23.50, adv booking required / 01271 850296

Sun 14 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £23.50, adv booking required / 01271 850296

Sat 20 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £23.50, adv booking required / 01271 850296

Sun 21 Dec

Children £4 plus admission £9, child £4.50, family £23.50, adv booking required / 01271 850296

National Trust: Croome Park, Severn Stoke, Worcester

Sat 6 Dec

Children £3.50 plus admission £8.60, child £4.20, family £21.30 / 01905 371006

  • 12:00 – 15:00 Father Christmas National Trust: Croome Park, Severn Stoke, Worcester

Sun 7 Dec

Children £3.50 plus admission £8.60, child £4.20, family £21.30 / 01905 371006

  • 12:00 – 15:00 Father Christmas National Trust: Croome Park, Severn Stoke, Worcester

Sat 13 Dec

Children £3.50 plus admission £8.60, child £4.20, family £21.30 / 01905 371006

  • 12:00 – 15:00 Father Christmas National Trust: Croome Park, Severn Stoke, Worcester
…and 3 more dates until 21 Dec

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Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime with plenty of laughs, songs and audience participation.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 20 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Sun 21 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Sat 27 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

…and 5 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Medieval Christmas Market

Go medieval this Christmas by browsing the range of historic market stalls selling a variety of festive goods and gifts amid the grand surroundings of Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace. Transport yourself back in time as you chat to traders in medieval costume amid period music and buy something extra special for your…

English Heritage: Lincoln Medieval Bishop's Palace

Thu 4 Dec

£1 / 01522 527468

Fri 5 Dec

£1 / 01522 527468

Sat 6 Dec

£1 / 01522 527468

Sun 7 Dec

£1 / 01522 527468

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