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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

Gandey's Thrill Circus

A fabulous October treat for the Midlands schools half term. GANDEY'S - the country's largest Big Top entertainment organisation - returning to the West Midlands with a super-charged action-packed, all human circus of THRILLS!

Intu Merry Hill, Brierley Hill

Sat 1 Nov

£8–£26

Sun 2 Nov

£8–£26

Sparks in the Park

Moseley Round Table host a night of family fun with fireworks, fun fair, bar and food with all proceeds going to local community charities and organisations. Doors at 5pm, firework display at 7pm.

West Midlands Travel Sports and Social Club, Birmingham

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (Children £2; Family £10) / 0121 687 2465

Moseley Fireworks and Bonfire

Family fireworks evening with food stalls, licensed bar and live band. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.

Moseley C of E Primary School, Birmingham

Sat 8 Nov

£6 (£3) / 0121 449 0441

Philips Park/Sports City Bonfire Night

A bonfire and fireworks display.

Philips Park, Manchester

Sat 1 Nov

Free

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The World of Norm: May Need Rebooting!

One for the wee ones, as they hear about the latest exploits of Jonathan Meres' down-trodden hero, Norm.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Thu 27 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 611101

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+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

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

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Sat 9 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 16 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sun 17 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

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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

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 25 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 16 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sun 17 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

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The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

Festival of Fireworks

Professional firework display on a theme of 'Holloywood'. Display begins at 6:45pm.

Cheshunt Park, Waltham Cross

Sat 1 Nov

£5–£7 (Family £18–£25)

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 5 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

Couper Institute Library, Glasgow

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Dennistoun Library, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

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The Voice Thief

  • Directed by: Gill Robertson
  • Written by: Rob Evans

Catherine Wheels presents a new promenade production about the mysterious ‘Voice Facility’ which removes the voices of ‘troublesome’ girls. Ages 9+.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sun 2 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sat 8 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

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Mini French Music

Sing, play and story sessions with toys and games to teach French to wee ones aged 0–4..

Marchmont St Giles' Church, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 12 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 19 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Wed 26 Nov

£35 / 0131 447 4359

Please note: This course runs 23 Oct – 27 Nov.

Sid's Show

Sid from Cbeebies in his own show! Join him as he sets off to find out where on earth his fave socks have disappeared to!

The Deco, Northampton

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£10; £40) / 0870 888 8899

  • 14:30 – 16:00 Sid's Show The Deco, Northampton

Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 2 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01892 678678

  • 14:30 Sid's Show Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 3 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 36 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Mother Goose: Kettering Youth Theatre Group

Kettering Youth Theatre Group opened the Lighthouse Theatre back in 2008 with a spectacular production of Mother Goose, and it returns this October half term.

The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Sat 1 Nov

£8.50 (Children £6.50) / 01536 414141

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

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

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Blackheath Fireworks

A large-scale firework display lights up the skies over Lewisham. Funfair opens at 4pm, food and drink from 5pm, and fireworks at 8pm.

Blackheath, London SE3

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Haigh Hall Country Park, Haigh, Wigan

Sun 2 Nov

£28; £8 adv (Children £6 adv; £24 adv) / 01942 832895

Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 22 Nov

£11 / 01698 403120

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 12 more dates until 29 Dec

Dance with Babies

Have fun with your newborn and meet new people at this dancing workshop for parents and babies. Learn the basic steps of salsa, cha-cha, boogie, belly, bachata, classical ballet and swing dance styles. No dance experience is necessary. Bring any baby carrier/sling and a bottle of water.

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 13 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 20 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

…and 5 more dates until 25 Dec

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

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0845 271 0777

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0845 271 0777

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