Afternoon events, Kids

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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

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 21 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:00

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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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…and at 16 other places

Parkour Intermediate: Workshop (Ages 10-15)

Join this class to further develop your technique.

Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth

Sat 26 Jul

Seafront Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:45 – 15:15

Sat 2 Aug

Seafront Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:45 – 15:15

Sat 9 Aug

Seafront Studio

£5 / 01202 203630

  • 13:45 – 15:15
…and 7 more dates until 27 Sep

Edinburgh's Playday

Fun, family-friendly community event helping parents and kids to learn the benefits of playing together. There's a giant sand pit, a mud kitchen, yarn bombing, parachute games, special games for babies and much more for the whole family to enjoy. All children should be accompanied.

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 529 2103

  • 12:30 – 16:00

Here Come the Uglies!

DK Productions / PBH's Free Fringe With hilarious outfits, original music and a few custard pies thrown in, this two-hander follows the further adventures of Cinderella’s naughty Ugly Sisters as they travel in search of their own princes. The show is a novel take on panto’s tried and tested formula: it’s got big hair…

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

MODern History 2014

Free daytime event celebrating London's 1960s youth culture and the community of Waterloo's Lower Marsh area.

Lower Marsh, London SE1

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

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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…and at 11 other places

Scotch Hoppers

An outdoor play area inspired by traditional street games that's designed to help little kids and big kids re-discovery what it's like to play in the city, in the summer.

Parnie Street, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 3 Aug

The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory Goes Down the Toilet

White Room Theatre We can't promise you won't get wet! Super silliness, ridiculously funny, become a sustainability secret agent and help save the planet! 2013 Latest Award winners Best Theatre Performance return with their five-star team and more award-winning plays for younger people. Find out first-hand about…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 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

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

The Worm – An Underground Adventure

An adventure with Wilma and William as they journey to find the elusive worm species. For ages 3 –7.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£2–£3 (adults free) / 0141 276 5365

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  • 13:00 – 14:00

Bristol Russian Ballet School (Over 4s)

Ballet class for little ones.

Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Thu 31 Jul

£6 per lesson / 0117 902 0344

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Castle Cave Tours

Experience the caves beneath the castle and discover the history of David's Dungeon and Mortimer's Hole. The tour is not suitable for wheelchair users and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nottingham Castle Museum And Art Gallery

Sat 26 Jul

£4 / 0115 915 3700

  • 13:00

Sun 27 Jul

£4 / 0115 915 3700

  • 13:00

Tue 29 Jul

£4 / 0115 915 3700

  • 13:00
…and 54 more dates until 30 Sep

Commonwealth Youth Circus Show

Circus street theatre show with a cast of 13–25 year olds giving performances along the route of the Queen's Baton Relay and at Commonwealth Games events.

BBC Scotland, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 422 7000

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Game On

Matty Grey / Free Festival Direct from Australia. Game On is a show about games. All types of games. Whether it’s the latest in 3D-4G, hi-def, surround-sound, Wi-Fi, Wii Fit, online, interactivity or … well, you know, games where you actually interact: Matty Grey will examine them all and try to work out why the cheat…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Maggie's Front Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 6 Dec

£14 (£13; Students £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

  • 14:00

Sun 7 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

  • 14:00

Mon 8 Dec

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

  • 13:00
…and 20 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Pyronaut Trips

Experience the fire boat Pyronaut in action in Bristol docks. She was build to protect the docks from fires and worked particularly hard during 1940 and was at work during the Bristol Blitz.

M Shed, Bristol

Sat 26 Jul

£5 (Children £3) / 0117 352 6600

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

£5 (Children £3) / 0117 352 6600

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

£5 (Children £3) / 0117 352 6600

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 21 Sep

At-Bristol

Mon 28 Jul

Phone for prices / 0845 345 1235

  • 14:30

Mon 4 Aug

Phone for prices / 0845 345 1235

  • 14:30

Eden Project, Par

Sat 26 Jul

Free, plus normal admission / 01726 811911

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free, plus normal admission / 01726 811911

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free, plus normal admission / 01726 811911

  • 12:00 – 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 31 Jul

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.

Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury

Sat 26 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 27 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Tue 29 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 30 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 3 Aug

Dean Friedman's Smelly Feet

DBS Productions & Dean Friedman A toe-tickling, tune-humming musical from pop icon, Dean Friedman. Featuring a slew of silly songs, and telling the tale of three kids and their hilarious adventures in their quest to find a cure for Pete’s smelly feet. The show is filled with silly sing-a-longs and lots of fun…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Dr Seuss's The Cat In The Hat (Over 3s)

A stage adaptation of the book about an eccentric and anarchic feline.

Norwich Playhouse

Sat 26 Jul

£11 / 01603 598598

  • 13:30

Sun 27 Jul

£11 / 01603 598598

  • 13:30

Edinburgh Little League Junior Baseball

If you harbour visions of your kids pitching for the Red Sox one day, these weekly baseball matches and training sessions should help them hone their ball skills and give you a taste of classic Americana to boot (don't forget the hot dogs and potato chips). Ages 6–13.

Warriston Playing Fields, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 3 Aug

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 10 Aug

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 8 more dates until 5 Oct

The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sun 27 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Mon 28 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 20 more dates until 17 Aug

Human Child

Collapsing Horse Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing fantasy adventure story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music for children from 8 to 80. ‘We walk into the theatre as adults … we leave as the child we have long left behind’ (IrishTheatreMagazine.ie). 'A mountain…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Big Belly

£5 / 07758 212605

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Big Belly

£5 / 07758 212605

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Big Belly

£8 (£7) / 07758 212605

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Junior Gym: Workshop (Ages 14 & 15)

The fitness team supervise exercise on cardiovascular equipment in the mixed gym in a session encouraging children to take a break from the TV and lead a more active lifestyle.

Peepul Centre, Leicester

Sat 26 Jul

Main Gym

£2 / 0116 261 6000

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sun 27 Jul

Main Gym

£2 / 0116 261 6000

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sat 2 Aug

Main Gym

£2 / 0116 261 6000

  • 13:00 – 14:00
…and 9 more dates until 31 Aug back to top