Afternoon events, Kids

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The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 31 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Fri 1 Aug

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 16 more dates until 17 Aug

Edinburgh's Playday

Fun, family-friendly community event helping parents and kids to learn the benefits of playing together. There's a giant sand pit, a mud kitchen, yarn bombing, parachute games, special games for babies and much more for the whole family to enjoy. All children should be accompanied.

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 529 2103

  • 12:30 – 16:00

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's 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

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 21 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:00

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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.

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Wed 30 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 01892 530613

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 01892 530613

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

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…and at 16 other places back to top

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

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Emily Brown and the Thing

Tall Stories In this brand-new show from Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo stage show), Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can't get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing's cuddly… his bedtime milk… his…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Oz And The Space Pirates

Professional interactive theatre where kids come onstage throughout the show. Ages 5–12.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

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

Wed 30 Jul

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

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.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 14:30

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

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

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

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…and at 34 other places back to top

Scotch Hoppers

An outdoor play area inspired by traditional street games that's designed to help little kids and big kids re-discovery what it's like to play in the city, in the summer.

Parnie Street, Glasgow

Wed 30 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid

Live stage show featuring the classic duo. Ages 2+.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 17 Aug

£19.50 / 0844 847 2325

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Fri 22 Aug

£19.50 (Children £14.50; £58) / 01792 475715

  • 14:30

Sat 23 Aug

£19.50 (Children £14.50; £58) / 01792 475715

  • 14:30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 7 Aug

£16.50–£21.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:30

Fri 8 Aug

£16.50–£21.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:30

Sat 9 Aug

£16.50–£21.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:30

Sun 10 Aug

£16.50–£21.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:30

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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 7 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Buxton Opera House

Sat 13 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Sun 14 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 3 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Thu 4 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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…and at 10 other places

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

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

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Mon 11 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Comedy Allsorts: Variety for Kids

Laughter House Productions The best of family Fringe fun is delivered in an hour of madcap antics in this exceptional, something for everyone variety show. Enter a world of wonder and surprise, laugh and groan at the jokes, clap and gasp at the unbelievable feats and if you're lucky, you may become a guest in the show.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Kazador

£10 (£6) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Kazador

£10 (£6) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Kazador

£10 (£6) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Hare and Tortoise

Aesop's tale of the race is given a new and exciting treatment by Licketyspit, with bun baking, rapid rivers and frightening forests along the way. Developed for 3-7 year olds, this show will nevertheless appeal to all children under 12 and their families, and there is ample opportunity for audience participation, too.

Glasgow Green

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 13:00
  • 16:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 13:00
  • 16:00 – 17:00

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 315 2151

Interactive family/group games.

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

£6–£8 / 0131 315 2151

Followed by a Bun Brother's Tea and Hare & Tortoise races for under 12s in the garden.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh

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

Thu 31 Jul

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Spark, The Goblin Wizard

  • Directed by: Dommy B

Spark's magic can transform anything, but terrible things have started to happen in his forest.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

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

Thu 31 Jul

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Sat 2 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Thu 7 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30
…and 7 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

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 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

£6 / 07986 527947

Sat 9 Aug

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 10 Aug

£8 / 07986 527947

…and 4 more dates until 25 Aug

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8 / 07986 527947

Cheeki Monkey's Big Baby and Children’s Market

Pre-loved and handmade kids and baby market.

Stockport Masonic Guildhall

Sun 31 Aug

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sun 28 Sep

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sun 26 Oct

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 12 more dates until 29 Nov 2015

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

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Cask Room

£5 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£5 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)

Ditto Productions As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and seen on Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour. The multi award-winning comedian is back with charmingly sickable songs, stories, poems and a whole lot more for the whole family from small children to massive children (grown ups). 'Sharp and sophisticated… Victoria Wood for…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Potted Sherlock

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

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top