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Dunfermline Fireworks Display

This years display is superhero themed with a fireworks spectacular set to superhero theme songs. Music is supplied by the Kingdom FM roadshow as well as samba and pipe bands.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 8 Nov

Free

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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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

Fri 24 Oct

£8–£26

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£26

Sun 26 Oct

£8–£26

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

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

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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

Fright Night

A night-time walk through the Palace to find out about the ghosts of Linlithgow. Not for young children.

Linlithgow Palace

Fri 24 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Sat 25 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Fri 31 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Wokingham Charity Fireworks Spectacular

Torchlight procession from the town centre at 6pm led by St Sebastian's Band. Fireworks start at 7.30pm followed by a bonfire.

Cantley Park, Wokingham

Sat 8 Nov

£4–£6

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

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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

Fri 24 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sat 25 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sun 26 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

…and 209 more dates until 28 Jun 2015

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£20–£57.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 29 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Sunderland Empire

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

Sun 26 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

…and 5 more dates until 1 Nov

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Birmingham Fireworks Spectacular

Firework display with live music, dancers and fairground. Bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 8pm.

Pype Hayes Park, Birmingham

Wed 5 Nov

£4 (£3)

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

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

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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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

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Fri 5 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

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Clumber Fireworks And Fire Extravaganza

Clumber Park hosts this extravaganza featuring fireworks, fire performers, a live band, a barbecue and traditional games for kids including hook a duck and a coconut shy.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 25 Oct

£6.50 plus normal admission, adv booking essential (£25 plus normal admission, adv booking essential)

Danbury Fireworks

An annual fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night, featuring a funfair, beer tent and 'stage entertainment'.

Danbury Outdoors, Chelmsford

Sat 8 Nov

£6–£7 (Under 13s £3–£4) / 07792 963498

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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Fountains By Floodlight

Take a guided tour of the Abbey at night and see a live choral performance.

Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Sat 25 Oct

£5.25 (Children £2.63; £13.13) / 01765 608888

Sat 1 Nov

£5.25 (Children £2.63; £13.13) / 01765 608888

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

Fri 24 Oct

£10–£35

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£35

Sun 26 Oct

£10–£35

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Gala, Durham

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£25 (£18; £75) / 0191 332 4041

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£25 (£18; £75) / 0191 332 4041

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£16–£25 / 01743 281281

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£16–£25 / 01743 281281

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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

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.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50 / 01382 434940

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

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 18 Dec

£11–£22.50 (disabled £6.50–£11.25; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 01224 641122

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Shorts for Wee Ones

  • 45 min

A collection of short films for young children ages 3+.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 8 Nov

01382 909900

Part of Discovery Film Festival.

Strathclyde Park Fireworks

An extravaganza of music and fireworks. Bonfire lit at 7.30pm followed by fireworks at 8pm.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 01389 738762

Baby Disco (Under 10s)

Take part in a disco with surprise guests and games to celebrate the Family Arts Festival. Suitable for children under the age of 10 accompanied by an adult.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Sun 26 Oct

£3–£5 / 020 8985 2424

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