Afternoon events, Kids

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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.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

  • 14:30

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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 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

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 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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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.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 5 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 10 Oct

£18 / 0844 493 6666

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 12 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Thu 6 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

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Nearly New Sale

Nearly new sale of second hand children's items, suitable for 0-11 years. Clothes, equipment, prams, books, toys, games, shoes, school uniform and much more.

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

Fri 26 Sep

£1 / 01622 743152

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 27 Sep

£1 / 01622 743152

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Beauty And The Beast

Pantomime based on the classic fairytale romance between Belle and the Beast, featuring live music, comedy, stunning costumes and glittering sets.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 13 Dec

£10–£13; £11–£19 / 01323 412000

  • 14:00

Sun 14 Dec

£10–£13; £11–£19 / 01323 412000

  • 14:00

Tue 16 Dec

£10–£13; £11–£19 / 01323 412000

  • 14:00
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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

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 16:30

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

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

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HAC Youth Theatre: Course (Ages 7-11)

Create a show, learn skills from making props to directing, and work on different projects every term. Suitable for children aged seven to 11 who are into performing, writing, or directing.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Tue 16 Sep

Grimsdyke

£50 term / 020 8428 0124

  • 17:00 – 18:30

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

A mix of live action, puppetry and animation telling the tale of Old MacDonald and his lively farm.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 14 Oct

£7 (Family £26) / 0131 665 2240

  • 14:00

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 19 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; Children £8.50; Family £8) / 01383 602302

Mon 20 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; Children £8.50; Family £8) / 01383 602302

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Thu 30 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; £34) / 0113 224 3801

  • 14:30

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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

Sun 7 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00

Sat 13 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00

Sun 14 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00
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Roller Disco

RollerStop bring the retro with a fun couple of roller skating sessions: session one for families/beginners and session two for ages 12+. Email for a family ticket.

The Arc, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 331 8633

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley

Sun 5 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 889 4000

  • 12:00 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 15:30

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sun 12 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sleeping Beauty

  • Directed by: Guy Masterson

Hawthorne Productions presents the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Written and directed by Guy Masterson. Suitable for families.

The Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

Mon 15 Dec

£7.50–£15.50 (£7.50–£13.50) / 01707 357117

  • 13:30

Tue 16 Dec

£7.50–£15.50 (£7.50–£13.50) / 01707 357117

  • 13:30

Wed 17 Dec

£7.50–£15.50 (£7.50–£13.50) / 01707 357117

  • 13:30
…and 14 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Animals In Action

Prepare for action as some of our flying, leaping and climbing animals show off their natural skills. Come face to face with the animals, learn more about individual species and understand some of the training that they undertake.

ZSL London Zoo, NW1

Wed 17 Sep

Free, plus standard admission prices / 020 7722 3333

  • 12:30

Thu 18 Sep

Free, plus standard admission prices / 020 7722 3333

  • 12:30

Fri 19 Sep

Free, plus standard admission prices / 020 7722 3333

  • 12:30
…and 42 more dates until 31 Oct

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 17 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30
…and 7 more dates until 19 Nov

Couper Institute Library, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30
…and 6 more dates until 17 Nov

Dennistoun Library, Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30
…and 6 more dates until 14 Nov

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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.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon 2 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7646

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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

  • 13:30
  • 15:15

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

  • 13:30
  • 15:15

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

  • 13:30
  • 15:15
…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

Fairy Story Walks & Lantern Parade

At Braid Hills, professional story teller, Jane Mather, takes you on a magical lantern parade and story walk along the beautiful Braid Hills. Put on your walking shoes, wrap up warm and experience the power of this striking natural landscape with a few su

Braid Hills Road, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Oct

Free

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

King Silly And Friends

Slapstick family entertainment with acrobats, magicians, jesters, jugglers and clowns.

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Sun 21 Sep

£10 (Family £32)

  • 14:00

Shoe Baby: Long Nose Puppets (Over 2s)

  • Written by: Joyce Dunbar (book)

A magical puppet show: a fantastical sing-a-long adventure with a baby who takes to the sea, the air, the zoo, all in a shoe.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Sat 27 Sep

£7.50 (Children £5.50 under 18s) / 01865 305305

  • 14:00

Totfest 2014 - Tiny

*A teeny weeny show for our very youngest audiences * Building on the enormous success of BABBLE comes TiNY, Replay's new show for babies. Small enough to pop up anywhere, TiNY comes with its own magical theatre space and is performed to just a few babies at a time. Full of magical sounds, lights and textures, TiNY…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 28 Oct

Sold out / 01383 602302

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We're Going On A Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 2 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 3 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:30

Thu 4 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:30
…and 2 more dates until 6 Dec

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 12:30

Aladdin

Take a magic carpet ride with the humble washerwoman's son as he helps evil wizard Abanazer to retrieve a gold lamp and unleashes a genie, who grants him three wishes.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 6 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 13:00
  • 17:00

Sun 7 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 13:00
  • 17:00

Thu 11 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 14:00
…and 23 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Aladdin

A traditional family pantomime starring Jake Canuso (Mateo from ITV's Benidorm) as Abanazar and Brennan Reece as Aladdin.

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Sat 6 Dec

£14–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01642 552663

  • 13:30

Sun 7 Dec

£14–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01642 552663

  • 12:30
  • 17:00

Mon 8 Dec

£14–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01642 552663

  • 13:30
…and 23 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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