Afternoon events, Kids

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Easter Egg Hunt

Follow the clues around the garden to find the hidden eggs.

Westonzoyland Pumping Station, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater

Mon 21 Apr

Phone for prices / 01934 414325

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sun 4 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01592 583302

  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 11 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 25 May

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

  • 14:00

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Hugless Douglas

Blunderbus present the tale of poor hugless Douglas – the bear who is searching for the perfect cuddle.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Fri 8 Aug

£10 (Children £8 under 16s) / 01527 577330

  • 14:00

The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Sun 29 Jun

£6 (Children £5 under 16s; £20) / 01634 338338

  • 14:30

The Harlequin, Redhill

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£9 / 01737 276 500

  • 14:30

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The Jungle Book: Image Musical Theatre

  • Written by: Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling's story is brought to life on stage. With songs, humour and plenty of animal friends and foes.

The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Sun 15 Jun

£6 (Children £5; £20) / 01634 338338

  • 14:30

Buxton Opera House

Mon 26 May

£8.50 (Children £7.50) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30

The Civic, Barnsley

Sun 27 Apr

Assembly Room

£7 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

  • 14:30

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Easter Fun Day

An all-day events programme, with live animals and an Easter Egg hunt.

Kiplin Hall, Richmond

Mon 21 Apr

£8 hall, gardens, grounds; £5 gardens, grounds (£4; Children £2; £12.75) / 01748 818178

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Newby Hall And Gardens, Ripon

Mon 21 Apr

£9.50 (Children £7.50; £8.50) / 0845 450 4068

  • 12:00 – 16:00

The Singing Kettle: Jungle Party

Dress as your favourite jungle animal and get ready to join in with fave songs such as 'Do Your Ears Hang Low', 'Bear Hunt' and 'Leap Frog' at this fun packed Kettle show.

Arainn Fhinn, Portree

Sat 20 Sep

£12 (Family £44) / 01478 613649

  • 13:00

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

£11 (£40) / 0141 577 4956

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Sat 25 Oct

£11.50 (£42) / 01292 288235

  • 13:00

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Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

Everyone's favourite brother and sister duo are back with a brand new play about friendship.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 7 Jun

£12–£13.50 / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£13.50 / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Wed 28 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Thu 29 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Fri 30 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Sat 31 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Thu 21 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 13:30

Fri 22 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 13:30

Sat 23 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

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The Frog And The Princess

  • Directed by: Rene Baker

Join the Frog and the Princess in an emotional journey as they discover that, deep down, they are not so very different after all. A poignant re-telling of the Grimm fairy tale, directed and designed by Rene Baker. For ages 4–8.

The Albany, London SE8

Sun 18 May

£7 ( £24) / 020 8692 4446

  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 4 May

Studio Theatre

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 14:00

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 26 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:00

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The Just So Stories: Red Table Theatre

  • Written by: Rudyard Kipling

Four talented young actors use umbrellas, pots, pans, socks, cushions, tennis balls, lampshades, and much more to create fantastical creatures and worlds, leading their audience on an unforgettable and song-filled journey.

The Customs House, South Shields

Sun 4 May

£8 ( £28) / 0191 454 1234

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Sat 26 Apr

£8 / 0845 127 2190

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Queens Hall, Narberth

Wed 23 Apr

£6.50; £5.50 adv (£24; £20 adv) / 01834 861212

  • 14:00 – 15:15

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Family trails to take part in, with a special Easter prize.

West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley

Mon 21 Apr

£17.99 adv booking essential (£15.99 adv booking essential; Children £12.99 adv booking essential) / 01299 402114

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Tue 22 Apr

£17.99 adv booking essential (£15.99 adv booking essential; Children £12.99 adv booking essential) / 01299 402114

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Wed 23 Apr

£17.99 adv booking essential (£15.99 adv booking essential; Children £12.99 adv booking essential) / 01299 402114

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 4 more dates until 27 Apr

Grandad and Me

Using original music, choreography and animation inspired by the illustrations of Jon Bishop this living storybook explores loss and the treasures of memory and imagination. Ages 5+.

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Sun 25 May

£5 / 01350 727674

Burgh Hall, Dunoon

Wed 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01369 703302

  • 13:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 14 May

£5 / 01463 234234

  • 15:45

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat: The Rude Mechanical Theatre

A version of the captivating and very popular modern classic about Hamish, the lighthouse keeper's cat, who thinks he's unloved because he overhears Mr and Mrs Grinling say he's too plump to catch the lighthouse mice, so he runs away.

Colchester Arts Centre

Sat 26 Apr

£4.95 / 01206 500900

  • 14:00

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Sun 18 May

£7 / 0121 446 3232

  • 14:00

The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Thu 8 May

£7 (£6; £5) / 01805 624 624

  • 13:00

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Leave your piggy bank safe at home as Visible Fictions give their take on the classic tale.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 29 Apr

£7 (£5) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Sat 3 May

£4 (Family £12) / 01563 554900

  • 14:00

Platform, Glasgow

Mon 28 Apr

£8 (£3.50–£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

  • 13:30

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

Bedford Theatre

Mon 5 May

£8 (£6) / 01234 269519

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Beggars Theatre, Millom

Sat 24 May

£7 (Children £6) / 01229 775677

  • 14:00

The Garage, Norwich

Sun 1 Jun

£10 / 01603 283382

  • 14:00

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Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

Exciting stage production based on the popular books for tots about Charlie and his funny little sister Lola, and the many, many obstacles standing between her and bedtime. Ages 3+.

CAST, Doncaster

Wed 23 Apr

£12 (Children £10) / 01302 303959

  • 13:30

Thu 24 Apr

£12 (Children £10) / 01302 303959

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sun 26 Oct

£10–£12 / 01424 229111

  • 14:30
  • 16:30

Mon 27 Oct

£10–£12 / 01424 229111

  • 13:30

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Fri 25 Apr

£10 / 01227 769075

  • 16:30

Sat 26 Apr

£10 / 01227 769075

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Sun 27 Apr

£10 / 01227 769075

  • 14:00

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Easter Egg Trail

Hunt around the garden to find the clues, and featuring a variety of other themed activities and crafts.

Fulham Palace, London SW6

Mon 21 Apr

Children £2 / 020 7736 8140

  • 13:00 – 15:30

National Trust: Peckover House, Wisbech

Mon 21 Apr

£1.50 plus admission £6.80, child £3.40, family £17 / 01945 583463

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Mrs McMoon

  • Directed by: Lizzie Franks

An interactive storytelling show for children, set in an old woman's cosy living room which becomes the jumping off point for some daring adventures.

The Garage, Norwich

Tue 27 May

£10 / 01603 283382

  • 13:00

The Worried Walrus: Odd Doll Theatre Of Puppetry (Over 3s)

A children's puppet show with live original music, telling the story of Wendy The Walrus whose entry into an animal beauty pageant leads her on a search for the true nature of beauty.

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 4 May

£8 (Children £5) / 01302 303959

  • 12:00
  • 15:00

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Sat 17 May

£9 / 01748 825252

  • 14:00

Harrogate Theatre

Tue 27 May

£8.50 (Children £7.50) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

Wed 28 May

£8.50 (Children £7.50) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

Thu 29 May

£8.50 (Children £7.50) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

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Andy And Mike's… Tick Tock Time Machine (Over 3s)

Children's show starring Andy Day and Mike James.

Buxton Opera House

Sun 27 Apr

£12 (Children £10) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:00

Epsom Playhouse

Sat 6 Sep

£12 (Children £10) / 01372 742555

  • 14:30

Hertford Theatre

Sat 20 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01992 531500

  • 14:00

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Easter Funfair

Fun for all the family including rides, stalls, prizes and refreshments.

Heaton Park, Manchester

Mon 21 Apr

Phone for prices

  • 12:00

Tue 22 Apr

Phone for prices

  • 12:00

Wed 23 Apr

Phone for prices

  • 12:00
…and 4 more dates until 27 Apr

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Mon 21 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Ascot Racecourse

Wed 16 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Thu 17 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Fri 18 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

…and 2 more dates until 20 Jul

Becketts Farm, Birmingham

Wed 9 Jul

£10

Thu 10 Jul

£10

Fri 11 Jul

£10

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jul

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Pop Lock-In

An afternoon lock-in for 4–11 year olds, with everything included in the price. Resident DJs spin the very latest chart tunes and there's a streetdance instructor, karaoke, jewellery making, plus a relaxing parents room and licensed bar.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 4224

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 4224

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 4 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 166 6039

Sorcerer's Apprentice

A bewitching tale, full of mystery and enchantment, with its blend of physical theatre, humour, technical wizardry, puppets, mime and a dash of real magic. Ages 4+.

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Fri 30 May

£10 / 01635 522 733

  • 14:00

Create Theatre, Vision West, Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield

Sun 4 May

£7 ( £24) / 01623 413363

  • 14:00

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Sat 14 Jun

£6.50 (£5.50; £20) / 01249 701628

  • 13:00
  • 15:00

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Dotty The Dragon

An enchanting fairy tale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Ages 3–6.

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 28 May

£9 ( £32)

  • 14:00

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sun 27 Apr

Elliott Hall

£8 (£6) / 020 8428 0124

  • 14:00 – 14:50

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sun 11 May

£7.50 ( £26) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00

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