Afternoon events, Kids

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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

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

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

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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 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Shoe Baby: Long Nose Puppets (Over 2s)

  • Written by: Joyce Dunbar (book)

A magical puppet show: a fantastical sing-a-long adventure with a baby who takes to the sea, the air, the zoo, all in a shoe.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Sat 27 Sep

£7.50 (Children £5.50 under 18s) / 01865 305305

  • 14:00

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

Mum2Mum Market

This pop up baby and children's market features stalls manned by mums selling to other mums. Buy and sell children's clothes and maternity wear, equipment, toys and prams.

St Mark's Church Hall, London KT6

Sat 20 Sep

£1–£2 / 07804 855019

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 17 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 16:30

Sat 18 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 13:30

Sun 19 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 13:30

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Fri 31 Oct

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Sat 1 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 13:30

Sun 2 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 14:00

The Core At Corby Cube

Sat 25 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01536 470470

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Sun 26 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01536 470470

  • 14:00

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ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 27 more dates until 13 Apr 2015

Aladdin

Oldham Coliseum Theatre's annual family pantomime is back, this year with the classic - Aladdin.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Sat 15 Nov

£12.50–£16.50 / 0161 624 2829

  • 14:15 – 16:00

Mon 17 Nov

£12.50–£16.50 / 0161 624 2829

  • 14:15 – 16:00

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£16.50 / 0161 624 2829

  • 14:15 – 16:00
…and 46 more dates until 10 Jan 2015 back to top

Allianz Park, London NW4

Sun 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 1876

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 1876

Wembley Stadium, London HA9

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£180

Cats: The Musical

  • Directed by: Gillian Lynne

Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical based on TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Chrissie Cartwright recreates Trevor Nunn's original direction and Gillian Lynne's choreography, featuring the song Memory.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 17 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:00

Sat 20 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:30

Wed 24 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:30

London Palladium, W1F

Wed 10 Dec

£17.50–£75; £17.50–£75 concs available / 0844 412 4655

  • 14:30

Sat 13 Dec

£17.50–£75; £17.50–£75 concs available / 0844 412 4655

  • 14:30

Wed 17 Dec

£17.50–£75; £17.50–£75 concs available / 0844 412 4655

  • 14:30
…and 25 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

Cinderella

  • Directed by: Mark Babych

Mike Kenny's interpretation of the well-loved fairy story about an orphaned girl who eventually finds her prince charming.

Hull Truck Theatre

Sat 6 Dec

£12 / 01482 323638

  • 16:00

Wed 10 Dec

£12 / 01482 323638

  • 13:30

Sat 13 Dec

£12 / 01482 323638

  • 16:00
…and 12 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Fame Junior: Phoenix Theatre Group

It's the 1980's and this is FAME JUNIOR - the bitter-sweet, inspiring story of students working hard for their place in the limelight. With its topical subject matter and cast of actors, singers and dancers age 11-18, this high-energy show with it's contemporary pop score is a must for all the family!

Evesham Arts Centre

Sat 18 Oct

£12 / 01386 446944

  • 14:30

Junior Rangers

Outdoor fun for Saturdays with conservation and environmental tasks.

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock

Sat 20 Sep

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£26 for an annual subscription / 01563 554734

Please note: the club only takes place during term time.

  • 14:00
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Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

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

Clapham Common, London SW4

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£35

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£35

Fri 24 Oct

£10–£35

…and 9 more dates until 2 Nov

Midsummer Common, Cambridge

Wed 15 Oct

£10–£35

Thu 16 Oct

£10–£35

Fri 17 Oct

£10–£35

…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

Recreation Ground, Swansea

Wed 24 Sep

Car Park

£10–£35

Thu 25 Sep

Car Park

£10–£35

Fri 26 Sep

Car Park

£10–£35

…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

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NFL International: Detroit Lions At Atlanta Falcons

The second of three NFL games to be played at Wembley over autumn.

Wembley Stadium, London HA9

Sun 26 Oct

£52.50 from

  • 13:30

Portrait Detectives!

Do the National Galleries a favour by solving some age-old mysteries from Scottish history, the answers to which are contained within some of the fascinating portraits in the gallery. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Roller Disco

RollerStop bring the retro with a fun couple of roller skating sessions: session one for families/beginners and session two for ages 12+. Email for a family ticket.

The Arc, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 331 8633

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley

Sun 5 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 889 4000

  • 12:00 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 15:30

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sun 12 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

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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Sixfields Stadium, Northampton

Sat 27 Sep

£8–£18; £8–£16 adv (£5–£11; Children £3–£8 under 16s; Children £1–£5 under 12s) / 01604 683700

  • 15:00

101 Dalmatians (Over 6s)

Dodie Smith's much-loved book told with creative storytelling, original live music and a lot of laughs.

Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Wed 3 Dec

£8 preview; £15; £19; £8 (£11; £15; £45; £60) / 0117 902 0344

  • 13:30

Fri 5 Dec

£8 preview; £15; £19; £8 (£11; £15; £45; £60) / 0117 902 0344

  • 13:30

Sat 6 Dec

£8 preview; £15; £19; £8 (£11; £15; £45; £60) / 0117 902 0344

  • 14:30
…and 24 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

127th Annual Show

The Annual Show of Sturton and Stow Agricultural and Horticultural Association.

Sturton School, Lincoln

Sat 4 Oct

£0.50 / 01427 788210

  • 13:30 – 16:30

2-Minds Learning Solutions

A Key Stage Two Maths and English homework club.

Inspire Centre, Manchester

Thu 18 Sep

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Sat 20 Sep

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Thu 25 Sep

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Sat 27 Sep

£7.50 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 13:00 – 14:00

The 2014 Birmingham International Tattoo

The event brings together marching bands, exciting displays and culminating in the spectacular Grand Finale featuring all the performers in a spectacle of pomp and pageantry.

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sun 30 Nov

£17.20–£28.20 / 0871 945 6000

  • 14:00
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