Afternoon events, Kids

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Aberdeen Ice Rink

Get your skates on and enjoy some festive sporting action at the ice rink. There are aids for the smaller skaters, in the shape of jolly orange seals.

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Sun 21 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 23 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Irn-Bru Carnival

From the traditional whirl of the waltzers and the crash of the dodgems to the brand new Voodoo Dancer and equally stomach-churning Matterhorn, Speed Buzz and Extreme. Plus of course there are gentler rides for wee ones such as the Teacups and the Carousel. Entry price is £13 with visitors receiving ten vouchers which can…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink including…

George Square, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Tue 23 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Wed 24 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

…and 3 more dates until 31 Dec

The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Tue 23 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Wed 24 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Mon 22 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Tue 23 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 24 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 17 more dates until 18 Jan 2015 back to top

Jack & The Beanstalk

A pantomime adventure with live music, as Jack battles the evil Giant Blunderbore with only his wits and a handful of beans.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Mon 22 Dec

Elliott Hall

£10 (Children £6 under 16s; £40) / 020 8428 0124

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

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 31 Jan 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

…and 4 more dates until 14 Jun 2015

Beauty And The Beast

Pantomime based on the classic fairy tale with music, comedy and glittering sets.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Mon 22 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Tue 23 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Wed 24 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

…and 15 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime with plenty of laughs, songs and audience participation.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 27 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Sun 28 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Mon 29 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top

Sleeping Beauty

Perth’s traditional Pantomime for 2014 will be Sleeping Beauty Perth Theatre is being transformed with a huge redevelopment so, this year’s panto will take place at Perth Concert Hall – all the fun of our usual panto but on a bigger scale!

Perth Concert Hall

Mon 22 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

Tue 23 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

Wed 24 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

Fri 26 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

Jack And The Beanstalk

  • Directed by: Richard Tunley

A traditional family pantomime with a castle in the clouds, a golden hen, a singing harp and a larger than life beanstalk with a very mean giant at the top.

The Park & Dare Theatre, Treorchy

Mon 22 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

Tue 23 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

Wed 24 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

…and 2 more dates until 28 Dec

Aladdin

A production with all the traditional pantomime ingredients of comedy in abundance, magical sets and Aladdin's cave full of surprises.

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Wed 24 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lancaster Grand Theatre

Sat 27 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lancaster Grand Theatre

Sun 28 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lancaster Grand Theatre

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

Tue 23 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Wed 24 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Fri 26 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 3 more dates until 29 Dec

The Elf By Herself

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

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Tue 23 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 24 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 5 more dates until 31 Dec back to top

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous fairy tale about the boy with the magic lamp, starring Stu Francis as Buttons.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Wed 24 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Wed 31 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Robin Hood

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular legend of Sherwood Forest.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Mon 22 Dec

£13–£22.50; £12–£18.50 Saver; £14–£26 Peak / 01872 262466

Tue 23 Dec

£13–£22.50; £12–£18.50 Saver; £14–£26 Peak / 01872 262466

Wed 24 Dec

£13–£22.50; £12–£18.50 Saver; £14–£26 Peak / 01872 262466

…and 8 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Paul Holman Associates present a traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Mon 22 Dec

£7–£18.50 (£7–£15.50) / 01502 533200

Tue 23 Dec

£7–£18.50 (£7–£15.50) / 01502 533200

Wed 24 Dec

£7–£18.50 (£7–£15.50) / 01502 533200

…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Mon 22 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Tue 23 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 27 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 6 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 14 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

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Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

Wed 24 Dec

Free

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Father Christmas

Follow the festive trail to find Father Christmas in his grotto then make decorations with the elves in their workshop.

The Alnwick Garden

Mon 22 Dec

Children £10 / 01665 511350

Tue 23 Dec

Children £10 / 01665 511350

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Sun 21 Dec

Children £4.75 adv booking essential / 01978 355314/315151

Robin Hood: The Panto

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous Sherwood Forest legend, packed with jokes, slapstick comedy, and lovable characters.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

Mon 12 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

…and 5 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Cinderella

  • Directed by: Will Whelton

Classic tale directed by Will Whelton.

Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Tue 23 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 14:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Wed 24 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 13:00 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime starring Coronation Street star Charlie Condou.

Princes Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea

Mon 22 Dec

£13.50 ( £12.50; £46; Children £12.50 under 16s)

Tue 23 Dec

£13.50 ( £12.50; £46; Children £12.50 under 16s)

Wed 24 Dec

£13.50 ( £12.50; £46; Children £12.50 under 16s)

…and 9 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • Directed by: Ciaran McConville
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adapt)

Rose Theatre, Kingston's presentation of the C S Lewis story, featuring local children performing with a professional cast. Adapted by Theresa Heskins and directed by Ciaran McConville.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 22 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Tue 23 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Wed 24 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

…and 9 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top