Afternoon events, Kids

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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid

Live stage show featuring the classic duo. Ages 2+.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 17 May

£19.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Sun 18 May

£19.50 / 01274 432000

  • 13:00
  • 16:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 26 Jul

£19.50 ( £61; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Sun 27 Jul

£19.50 ( £61; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Jun

£20.50

Sun 8 Jun

£20.50

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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.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 3 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 14:00
  • 17:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 15:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

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

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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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 26 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 14:00

Tue 27 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 14:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 26 Aug

£12

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 15 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

Wed 16 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

Thu 17 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 21 Aug

£15–£45 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 23 Aug

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 24 Aug

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 6 more dates until 7 Sep

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 9 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Sun 12 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 13:30
…and 3 more dates until 19 Oct

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 24 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

Sat 26 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

Sun 27 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 15:00
…and 9 more dates until 17 Aug

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Art Cart Adventures

Create badges and coloured spectacles in response to the exhibitions on show.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 31 May

Free / 01382 909900

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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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

Airdrie Town Hall

Sat 17 May

£12 (£10) / 01698 403120

  • 14:30

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 14:30

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The Comedy Club 4 Kids Workshop

A special workshop for kids to hone their comedy skills before testing them in front of an audience. One session is for ages 7–11; the other for ages 12–15.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Thu 10 Jul

£20 / 0131 558 8844

Ages 7–11 from 10am; ages 12–15 from 2.30pm.

  • 14:30 – 17:00

Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sun 4 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01592 583302

  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 11 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 25 May

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

  • 14:00

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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

Aboyne Academy

Fri 16 May

£4.50 / 01339 887722

  • 13:30

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 22 May

£5–£7 / 01475 723723

  • 13:30

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 13 May

£6 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

Leave your piggy bank safe at home as Visible Fictions give their take on the classic tale.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 29 Apr

£7 (£5) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Sat 3 May

£4 (Family £12) / 01563 554900

  • 14:00

Platform, Glasgow

Mon 28 Apr

£8 (£3.50–£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

  • 13:30
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Jamba Jumpers (Ages 4-8)

A drama class for young children.

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 01792 863722

  • 16:15 – 17:15

The Welfare, Swansea

Wed 30 Apr

£3.50 / 01639 843163

  • 16:15 – 17:15

Wed 7 May

£3.50 / 01639 843163

  • 16:15 – 17:15

Wed 14 May

£3.50 / 01639 843163

  • 16:15 – 17:15
…and 2 more dates until 28 May

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Mon 28 Apr

Phone for prices / 01792 863722

  • 16:00 – 20:15

Andy And Mike's… Tick Tock Time Machine (Over 3s)

Children's show starring Andy Day and Mike James.

Buxton Opera House

Sun 27 Apr

£12 (Children £10) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:00

The Customs House, South Shields

Sat 11 Oct

£12 (Children £10; £10; £10) / 0191 454 1234

  • 14:00

Epsom Playhouse

Sat 6 Sep

£12 (Children £10) / 01372 742555

  • 14:30

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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

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

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 26 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 14:00

Sun 27 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 14:00

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Hands-On-Holidays (Ages 7-11)

Themed creative sessions for children.

The Harley Gallery, Worksop

Wed 28 May

Children £2.50 per session, materials fee, adv booking essential / 01909 501700

  • 12:00 – 13:00
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Harley Start Club (Ages 3-6)

Art activities and play designed to develop observation, imagination and skills.

The Harley Gallery, Worksop

Sat 3 May

£2.50 adv booking required; £2.50 phone for availibility, adv booking required / 01909 501700

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 7 Jun

£2.50 adv booking required; £2.50 phone for availibility, adv booking required / 01909 501700

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Jamba Tots (Ages 3 Months-4 Years)

Stories with puppets, songs and rhymes for very young children.

The Welfare, Swansea

Mon 28 Apr

£3 / 01639 843163

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Mon 5 May

£3 / 01639 843163

  • 13:30 – 14:00

Mon 12 May

£3 / 01639 843163

  • 13:30 – 14:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 May

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sun 18 May

£6 (£4.50) / 01592 583302

  • 14:00

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 15 May

£5–£7 / 01475 723723

  • 13:00

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 8 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30

Sat 10 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 15:00

Sun 11 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 15:00

Mon 12 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30

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a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 21 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 13:30

Thu 22 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 13:30

Fri 23 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 13:30

Sat 24 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 13:30

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Wed 14 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 13:30

Thu 15 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 13:30

Fri 16 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 13:30

Sat 17 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 13:30

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Art Village

Art Village returns to Shawlands Arcade with the first of a series of monthly that will stretch right across the summer and into the autumn. Contemporary original art, craft and design, short films activities and workshops open all through the summer holidays. We’re back by popular demand, find out why!

Shawlands Arcade, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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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.

Audio, Brighton

Mon 5 May

£15 / 01273 624343

Mon 26 May

£15–£30 / 01273 624343

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£12 / 0131 226 4224

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 4224

Gilt Bar & Lounge, London EC3R

Sat 26 Apr

£10

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Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Fri 25 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:30

Sat 26 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:30

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sun 27 Apr

£6 ( £20) / 01962 840440

  • 14:00

MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, a Great British Feast with food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alive. There's plenty to eat and drink, too – from a barbecue to an oyster bar, beer festival and a food market buffet. A…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sun 25 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 12:00 – 03:00

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

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

Ascot Racecourse

Wed 16 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Thu 17 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Fri 18 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

…and 2 more dates until 20 Jul

Becketts Farm, Birmingham

Wed 9 Jul

£10

Thu 10 Jul

£10

Fri 11 Jul

£10

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jul

Lillie Road Recreation Ground, London SW6

Wed 4 Jun

£10–£35 (£7–£30) / 020 3375 3970

  • 17:00

Thu 5 Jun

£10–£35 (£7–£30) / 020 3375 3970

  • 17:00

Fri 6 Jun

£10–£35 (£7–£30) / 020 3375 3970

  • 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 8 Jun

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The Gruffalo

A musical adaptation of the beloved picture book by Julia Donaldson.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 20 Jun

Pentland Theatre

£7–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 16:30

Sat 21 Jun

Pentland Theatre

£7–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 14:00

Sun 22 Jun

Pentland Theatre

£7–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 14:00

Buxton Opera House

Fri 6 Jun

£12 (Children £11) / 0845 127 2190

  • 13:30

Sat 7 Jun

£12 (Children £11) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:00

Sun 8 Jun

£12 (Children £11) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:00

CAST, Doncaster

Tue 3 Jun

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01302 303959

  • 13:30

Wed 4 Jun

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01302 303959

  • 13:30

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