Afternoon events, Kids

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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 21 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Thu 21 Aug

McEwan Hall

£11 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance One

£10 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

  • 4 stars

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 21 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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.

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Southsea Common

Thu 21 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 14:30

Fri 22 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 14:30

Sat 23 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 14:30
…and 8 more dates until 31 Aug

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 3 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Under the Erl Tree

Turn The Key Productions Elena tries to escape her loveless engagement by eliciting the help of her beloved Ugly stepsisters. They flee into the Enchanted Forest, where she is captured by the malevolent Erl King, who tricked the foolish Prince into setting him free. Her stepsisters must embark on a magical quest…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Theatre 1

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Theatre 1

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre 1

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

  • 4 stars

Greenlight Theatre An interactive and enchanting family show bursting with all sorts of noises! Albee’s sound collection is running out. He’s already used up his last bits of thunder-crash, sword-clang and horse’s clip-clop. But the King must have his story and Albee needs his sounds to tell it. Join the hapless…

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Flight of the Lawnchair Man

Latymer Theatre Company Bored and depressed, loser Jerry Gorman ignores the wishes of his small-minded neighbours, gives up his job at Wal-Mart … and takes to the skies! Once up in the air he meets, amongst others: Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Despite the conservative views of his community…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Billy's Birthday Bash: Let's Party Like It's 1564!

  • 4 stars

The Playground Theatre Company It's William Shakespeare's 450th birthday and everyone's invited! But will the celebrations go to plan…? Take your seats for fun, laughter and mayhem as your two hapless hosts struggle to keep the show on the road. The Playground presents a ridiculously entertaining show for everyone over…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

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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Potted Sherlock

  • 5 stars

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

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Brush

  • 4 stars

Haddangse (Korea) Paintings are created on stage and brought to life before your eyes. A bewitching story filled with weird and wonderful characters. Mysterious oriental curves and colourful westernised drawings are dancing on the wallpaper! Movement, puppetry, and heartfelt accordion melodies entwine in this…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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The Adventure Machine

C theatre As you flick through the Fringe programme you stumble across a spoof fantasy adventure for all the family, playing at C venues. But in this show, the audience are called to make the key decisions to guide our adventurers to victory. Should you… (a) Buy tickets now! (b) Consult a passing wizard (c) Enquire…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

 +1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

 +1

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

 +1

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Little Prince in the Desert

Vagabond Productions A pilot stranded in the desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures travelling the universe. 'Please', asks the little boy, 'draw me a sheep'. And the pilot realises that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Green

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Green

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Green

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Green

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

National Paralympic Day featuring Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival

Watch Paralympic athletes compete in boccia, goalball, swimming and wheelchair basketball. You can try out the Paralympic sports for yourself and attend Q&A sessions and autograph signings with the athletes. Free in the Park, the Liberty Festival have the cultural side covered with a programme of deaf and disability…

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Sat 30 Aug

Free (sporting sessions £5)

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Oz And The Space Pirates

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

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh

  • 3 stars

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 21 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Stranraer RNLI Park Fest

Stranraer Inshore Lifeboats adopt their land legs for a fundraising music festival featuring a range of local and familiar artists as well as craft stalls, fun fair rides and The Marine Lake with its pirate ship.

Agnew Park, Stranraer

Sat 23 Aug

Prices vary / 01387 253862

  • 12:00 – 23:30

The World's Worst Birthday Party

Maddy Carrick Hapless marvellous Maddy is having the worst birthday party ever. It's all going horribly wrong and no one wants to help. Please accept your invite and meet snotty Polly Poppins, dastardly Dangerous Dom, cringe DJ Fresh Fruit and Veg who puts the play in your five a day. Help her save her birthday party!

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 21 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Sat 23 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Thu 28 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Sat 30 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

The Barbie™ and The Secret Door Singing Academy

If your little one's renditions of the 'Birthday Song' from Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses isn't what it might be, don't miss this chance to enrol her (or him) in this Barbie™ Singing Academy for kids aged 3–8, and witness how the power of Barbie™ can unlock your child's vocal potential.

Razzamataz Theatre School, Littlehampton

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01903 207923

George's Marvellous Medicine

Illyria bring to the stage Roald Dahl's tale of a boy who deals with his unpleasant Grandma by concocting a highly unpredictable medicine. Presented by Illyria.

Lytham Hall, Lytham St Annes

Sun 24 Aug

£13 ( £10) / 01253 658666

  • 16:00

Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cardigan

Sun 31 Aug

£13 (£11; Children £9) / 01239 621200

  • 16:00
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