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Social In The Square

A two day festival of creative activities, cookery demos and live music and dance. There's food and products to buy, all provided by Edinburgh's social enterprises.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

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

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

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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What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 27 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 14:00

Sun 28 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 12:00
  • 15:00

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Sun 21 Sep

£11 / 01785 254653

  • 13:30

Mon 22 Sep

£11 / 01785 254653

  • 16:30

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 3 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Thu 4 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30

Fri 5 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30
  • 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 7 Sep

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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.

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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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 7 Sep

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Hey, Presto!

  • Written by: Nadia Shireen

Presto the cat is a very talented magician, so when he and his best friend Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show, things look good for the duo. But fame goes to Monty's head and soon Presto loses his friend and his show. Based on the book by Nadia Shireen.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 20 Sep

£6 ( £20) / 01642 525199

  • 14:30

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 21 Sep

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 14:00

The Citadel, St Helens

Sun 26 Oct

£7 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01744 735436

  • 14:00

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Arms at the Ready!

Try the weapons and armour of the 16th century and have a go at making your own shield.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 7 Sep

Included in admission

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Children's Classic Concerts: The Monsters' Ball

A spooky concert of music and dance for all the family. Dress up in your scariest costume and join the Monster Ball.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0141 353 8000

  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0131 228 1155

  • 15:00 – 16:00

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
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balletLORENT: Rapunzel

The classic fairytale in dance form, performed by balletLORENT. The brainchild of former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, and Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton, the highly visual production conjures a dark beauty created to enthrall adults and children alike.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 4 Oct

£10 (£8) / 01592 583302

  • 14:00

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 20 Sep

£20 (£17; Children £16; Students £10) / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:00

Disney On Ice Presents 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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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale. Will Prince Lorenzo rescue his beloved Snow White from the Wicked Queen's evil spells?

The Pavilion, Exmouth

Fri 26 Dec

£10.50 (Children £9.50 under 16s) / 01395 222477

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Dec

£10.50 (Children £9.50 under 16s) / 01395 222477

  • 14:00

Sun 28 Dec

£10.50 (Children £9.50 under 16s) / 01395 222477

  • 14:00
…and 5 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Bach to Baby Family Concert

Bach to Baby founder Miaomiao Yu plays a programme of her favourite pieces.

All Saints Church, London SE21

Fri 26 Sep

£10 (Children free) / 020 8676 4550

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Mycenae House, London SE3

Thu 11 Sep

£10 (Children free) / 020 8858 1749

  • 16:00 – 17:00

St Andrew's Church, London N1

Fri 19 Sep

£10

  • 16:00 – 17:00

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Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland

A major new food and drink event from the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, with a focus on regional foods and Scotland's natural larder complemented by masterclasses, theatre and educational activities for children.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

£12.50–£15 (£10–£12.50; Children free) / 0131 335 6200

English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:00

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 16 Oct

£10.75–£48.50; £10.75–£31.50 (£5.75–£43.50; £5.75–£26.50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£10.75–£48.50; £10.75–£31.50 (£5.75–£43.50; £5.75–£26.50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:30

New Theatre, Oxford

Thu 30 Oct

£11.90–£43.90 ( £10–£41) / 0844 871 3020

  • 14:30

Sat 1 Nov

£11.90–£43.90 ( £10–£41) / 0844 871 3020

  • 14:30

Mugdock Castle Capers

Guided castle tours, barbecue, and medieval fun and games to celebrate Stirling Doors Open Day.

Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie

Sun 7 Sep

£1.50 (Children £1; under 5s free) / 0141 956 6100

Part of Great Outdoor Festival.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

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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Old MacDonald Had A Farm

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

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Sat 6 Sep

£6.50 ( £24) / 01873 850805

  • 14:30

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 14 Oct

£7 (Family £26) / 0131 665 2240

  • 14:00

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 13 Sep

£9.50 (Children £8.50; £32) / 01276 707600

  • 16:30

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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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Ready, Steady, Ceilidh!

A chance for the whole family to get up, dance and learn the secrets of Scotland's most famous shindig.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Wed 3 Sep

£10 / 0844 545 8282

  • 14:30

Sleeping Beauty

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale.

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sat 6 Dec

£15; £21; £21 (£19; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00

Sun 7 Dec

£15; £21; £21 (£19; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 13:00
  • 17:00

Fri 12 Dec

£15; £21; £21 (£19; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

21st Century Materials With Mark Miodownik

The scientist and BBC presenter will discuss the distinction between living and non-living people as we face a future of bionic advances.

University Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 17:00

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 7 Dec

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

  • 14:00

Sat 13 Dec

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

  • 14:00

Sun 14 Dec

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

  • 14:00
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top