Afternoon events, Kids

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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 1 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

  • 13:30
…and 5 more dates until 19 Nov

Couper Institute Library, Glasgow

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0771

  • 13:30
…and 4 more dates until 17 Nov

Dennistoun Library, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

  • 13:30
…and 4 more dates until 14 Nov

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Happy Birthday Sunita

Harvey Virdi's comedy drama suitable for all ages follows The Johals, who can't find birthday girl Sunita. As the preparations for her birthday meal are being made, family conflict begins to surface.

Watermans Art Centre, Brentford

Sat 18 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 8232 1010

  • 16:00

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 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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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+.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 3 Oct

£8–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 16:30

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 2 Oct

£12

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

  • 16:10
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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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…and at 9 other places

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

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

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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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

  • 14:30

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Sat 11 Oct

£12 (£10; £38) / 020 8507 5607

  • 14:30

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…and at 17 other places

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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James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (Children £6) / 01704 533333

  • 14:00

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Sat 4 Oct

£8.70 / 0118 960 6060

  • 14:00

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sun 26 Oct

£6 / 01900 811450

  • 14:00
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Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 11 Oct

£14 / 01279 431945

  • 14:00

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 14:00

Thu 4 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 14:00

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 14:00
…and 28 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Tue 2 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 18 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Wed 22 Oct

£15 ( £52; Children £13 under 16s) / 01642 552663

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Thu 23 Oct

£15 ( £52; Children £13 under 16s) / 01642 552663

  • 13:00

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Apple Day

A celebration of the humble apple, with tastings, demonstrations and a variety of activities.

The Ballance House, Crumlin

Sat 18 Oct

£2 / 028 9264 8492

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, Birmingham

Sat 4 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £1) / 0121 749 4100

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £1) / 0121 749 4100

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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.

Addington Park, Croydon

Wed 1 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 2 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Danson Park, Bexleyheath

Tue 7 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 8 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 9 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

Ealing Common, London W5

Wed 22 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Sat 13 Dec

£8.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Sun 14 Dec

£8.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Mon 15 Dec

£8.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:00
…and 5 more dates until 24 Dec

Antarctica

Be transported to a magical world of snow, ice and wondrous creatures.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Tue 2 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

  • 13:30

Wed 3 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

  • 13:30

Thu 4 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

  • 13:30
…and 31 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Colinton Library, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

  • 14:15

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

  • 14:15

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

  • 14:15
…and 3 more dates until 11 Nov

Newington Library, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5536

  • 14:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5536

  • 14:00

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5536

  • 14:00
…and 4 more dates until 12 Nov

Piershill Library, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5685

  • 14:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5685

  • 14:00

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5685

  • 14:00
…and 4 more dates until 12 Nov

Cheeki Monkey's Big Baby and Children’s Market

Pre-loved and handmade kids and baby market.

Fareham Academy

Sat 25 Oct

£10; £1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Maidstone Leisure Centre

Sat 4 Oct

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton

Sun 26 Oct

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

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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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Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

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

Dundee Rep

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 13:30

Wed 15 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 13:30

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 18 Oct

£12–£15 / 0131 529 6000

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

£12–£15 / 0131 529 6000

  • 13:30

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

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Room On The Broom Story Time Spooktacular

Meet our resident witch and enjoy a Halloween themed story time spooktacular, play games, sing songs and watch Room on the Broom together.

Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0845 271 0777

  • 12:45 – 17:00

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0845 271 0777

  • 12:45 – 17:00

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0845 271 0777

  • 12:45 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

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 £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

  • 14:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

  • 15:00

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Over 3s)

An adaptation of the classic fairytale Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, featuring the Dwarf Rap and a witty script. Suitable for families with children over the age of three.

Colour House Theatre, London SW19

Sat 4 Oct

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 11 Oct

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 9 more dates until 9 Nov

Strange Town Youth Theatre

Weekly drama classes for kids to have fun with drama games, learn new skills and make some buddies. All the plays are written by young people for young people.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 3 Sep–10 Dec 2014.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Fri 3 Oct

£75 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

  • 15:30 – 17:30

Wed 8 Oct

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 3 Sep–10 Dec 2014.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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