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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 25 Oct

£8–£26

Sun 26 Oct

£8–£26

Mon 27 Oct

£8–£26

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

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 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 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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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

Halloween Street Party

Hallloween party old town high street Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 26th October 2014.

The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01442 228 091

Wacky Woody: A World Of Magic

Join children's entertainer Wacky Woody as he travels the world in search of magic tricks. The show is filled with interaction, comedy and magic and is ideal for kids.

The Greystones, Sheffield

Sat 25 Oct

£4 / 0114 266 5599

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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.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sat 25 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Julie Taymor (lyrics)

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Sat 25 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sun 26 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Wed 29 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

…and 110 more dates until 28 Jun 2015

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£20–£57.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 14 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Sunderland Empire

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

Sun 26 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 29 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

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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

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

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

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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Kidding Around Play Party

A wild afternoon with dancing, painting, bubbles and loads of silliness.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Children £3; Family £5 / 0131 556 8765

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

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Platt Fields Park Bonfire

A bonfire and fireworks display with food stalls.

Platt Fields Park, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 224 0020

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

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

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

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Wizard Of Oz

Join Dorothy on her journey to Oz, meeting friends along the way and indulging in some panto antics. Presented by Regal Entertainment.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (£9; Family £36) / 01744 756000

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£9; Family £36) / 01744 756000

Wed 29 Oct

£8 / 01744 756000

…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

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

LGBT Roller Disco

Family-friendly skating, songs and socialising, organised by LGBT Health & Wellbeing.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1104

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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

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£35

Sun 26 Oct

£10–£35

Mon 27 Oct

£10–£35

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

Gala, Durham

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£25 (£18; £75) / 0191 332 4041

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£16–£25 / 01743 281281

Philips Park/Sports City Bonfire Night

A bonfire and fireworks display.

Philips Park, Manchester

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Pumpkins And Potions

Come dressed in your most frightening costume and enjoy a weekend of family fun at this Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate. Enter the spook shed for some ghoulish tales and follow the troll, the goblin and the witch on the Halloween trail. Carve a pumpkin to take home and join in traditional Halloween…

National Trust: The Argory, Moy, Dungannon

Sat 25 Oct

£3.50 (Children £1.50; £8.50) / 028 8778 4753

Sun 26 Oct

£3.50 (Children £1.50; £8.50) / 028 8778 4753

Show Me: Chris And Pui

Sing songs, discover musical instruments and play games with BBC presenters Chris Jarvis and Pui.

Capitol, Horsham

Mon 27 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01403 750 220

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 31 Oct

£12 / 01242 572573

G Live, Guildford

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£11–£13 / 0844 770 1797

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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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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Written by: Michael Rosen

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Tue 9 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

Thu 11 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

Fri 12 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

…and 2 more dates until 14 Dec

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 29 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

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 27 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0771

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 31 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

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Continental Circus Berlin

Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant circus acts, music and youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world.

Blackheath Common, London SE3

Sat 25 Oct

£7

Sun 26 Oct

£7

Mon 27 Oct

£7

…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

Edinburgh Santa Toddle & Parade

Join Santa and his reindeer on a festive parade with George Watsons Pipes & Drums. Kids are welcome to dress as elves, and infants or toddlers in buggies are welcome. All toddlers receive a medal,certificate and goody bag. Ages 6 and under.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

accompanying adults free (Children £5) / 0131 208 2500

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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