Afternoon events, Kids

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Aberdeen Ice Rink

Get your skates on and enjoy some festive sporting action at the ice rink. There are aids for the smaller skaters, in the shape of jolly orange seals.

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Sun 21 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 23 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

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

Irn-Bru Carnival

From the traditional whirl of the waltzers and the crash of the dodgems to the brand new Voodoo Dancer and equally stomach-churning Matterhorn, Speed Buzz and Extreme. Plus of course there are gentler rides for wee ones such as the Teacups and the Carousel. Entry price is £13 with visitors receiving ten vouchers which can…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

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 including…

George Square, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

…and 3 more dates until 31 Dec

An Audience With Father Christmas

Visit Father Christmas and receive a special present, includes story telling and a mince pie for every child.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sun 21 Dec

£6 per child / 01663 762023

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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

Sun 21 Dec

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

Mon 22 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Jack & The Beanstalk

A pantomime adventure with live music, as Jack battles the evil Giant Blunderbore with only his wits and a handful of beans.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sun 21 Dec

Elliott Hall

£10 (Children £6 under 16s; £40) / 020 8428 0124

Mon 22 Dec

Elliott Hall

£10 (Children £6 under 16s; £40) / 020 8428 0124

Scotland Street Santa School

Learn some crucial Santa skills, just in case there's a Christmas emergency. Make your own Santa beard, learn how to shake your belly like a bowl of jelly, learn how to control a sleigh and make some yummy reindeer food for Rudolph and the gang. All participants get a certificate. Please note Santa is too busy in the…

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 287 0500

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 31 Jan 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

…and 4 more dates until 14 Jun 2015

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Sun 21 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

Wed 24 Dec

Free

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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

Mon 22 Dec

Children £10 / 01665 511350

Tue 23 Dec

Children £10 / 01665 511350

National Trust: Arlington Court, Barnstaple

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

Sun 21 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

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Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime starring Coronation Street star Charlie Condou.

Princes Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea

Sun 21 Dec

£13.50 ( £12.50; £46; Children £12.50 under 16s)

Mon 22 Dec

£13.50 ( £12.50; £46; Children £12.50 under 16s)

Tue 23 Dec

£13.50 ( £12.50; £46; Children £12.50 under 16s)

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Stick Man

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

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

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

Mon 22 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Tue 23 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 7 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

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 14 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

Aladdin

Shaun Williamson stars as the evil Abanazaar, with Paul Laidlaw as Widow Twankey in a fabulous pantomime that has more Eastern promise than a box of Turkish Delight!

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Sun 21 Dec

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Mon 22 Dec

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Tue 23 Dec

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
…and 22 more dates until 25 Jan 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

Sun 21 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Mon 22 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Tue 23 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

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The Elf By Herself

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

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 22 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Tue 23 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 6 more dates until 31 Dec

James and the Giant Peach

Dundee Rep Ensemble explore the witty and wonderful world of Roald Dahl's insect-laden tale of young James and his round-the-world adventures aboard the enormous fruit.

Dundee Rep

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

Mon 22 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

Tue 23 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

…and 7 more dates until 31 Dec

Aladdin

A production with all the traditional pantomime ingredients of comedy in abundance, magical sets and Aladdin's cave full of surprises.

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Sun 21 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lancaster Grand Theatre

Wed 24 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lancaster Grand Theatre

Sat 27 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lancaster Grand Theatre

Sun 28 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lancaster Grand Theatre

Aladdin

A family pantomime set to dazzle and delight, so fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sun 21 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Mon 22 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Tue 23 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing
…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 26 Aug 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 27 Aug 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

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

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Cinderella

A visually stunning pantomime in which local actor and presenter Joe Swash plays Buttons, and leading dames Antony Stuart-Hicks and Paul Leno are the Ugly Sisters. The supporting cast consists of a professional ensemble plus young talent from the Pauline Quirke Academy.

Harlow Playhouse

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£22 (£13–£19) / 01279 431945

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£22 (£13–£19) / 01279 431945

Tue 23 Dec

£10–£22 (£13–£19) / 01279 431945

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Cinderella: Christmas Pantomime

Enchanting pantomime telling the story of a poor girl who lives with her cruel step mother and two ugly stepsisters. When everyone but Cinderella gets invited to the ball, help comes in the form of the Fairy Godmother.

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Tue 23 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

…and 6 more dates until 30 Dec

Cinderella Green The Recycling Queen (Over 4s)

  • Written by: Emma Boor

A re-telling of the well-loved tale with an environmentally friendly twist: a puppet play of rubbish, recycling and romance.

Jacqueline Du Pre Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Sun 21 Dec

£7 / 01865 305305

Mon 22 Dec

£7 / 01865 305305

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

Sun 21 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Tue 23 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Wed 24 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 4 more dates until 29 Dec

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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£12–£15 / 01727 844488

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Ashcroft Theatre

£14–£16.50 / 020 8688 9291

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Ashcroft Theatre

£14–£16.50 / 020 8688 9291

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