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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

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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

Sun 2 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Balerno Library, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5500

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5500

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5500

…and 4 more dates until 5 Dec

Blackhall Library, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5595

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5595

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5595

…and 4 more dates until 5 Dec

Colinton Library, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 529 5603

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5603

…and 4 more dates until 5 Dec

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Crafts For Christmas

Designers and makers from the UK present a variety of products including fashion, accessories, bags, belts, jewellery, skincare, candles, cakes, wines, cheese, chutneys and more

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Fri 31 Oct

£6 ( £5) / 01622 630975

Sat 1 Nov

£6 ( £5) / 01622 630975

Sun 2 Nov

£6 ( £5) / 01622 630975

Bounce And Rhyme

Drop in session with action songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy. Suitable for under 3s.

Anniesland Library, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1622

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1622

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 276 1622

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 276 1622

Bridgeton Library, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0870

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0870

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0870

…and 5 more dates until 18 Nov

Cardonald Library, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 882 1381

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 882 1381

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 882 1381

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 882 1381

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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.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 15 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

Sun 16 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

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Aladdin

A traditional family pantomime starring Jake Canuso (Mateo from ITV's Benidorm) as Abanazar and Brennan Reece as Aladdin.

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Sat 20 Dec

£14–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01642 552663

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Wed 24 Dec

£14–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01642 552663

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Forum Theatre, Billingham

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 23 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre

Fri 24 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre
…and 67 more dates until 31 Dec

Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition

Model railway show with working layouts, displays, societies, traders and a buffet.

Pollokshaws Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £2; Family £11) / 0141 632 5811

Sun 26 Oct

£4.50 (£4; Children £2; Family £11) / 0141 632 5811

Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

Emily and Stanley the rabbit's sleep is interrupted by the curious 'Thing' outside.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 26 Nov

£6.50 / 01495 227206

Brighton Dome

Sun 9 Nov

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

Jacksons Lane Theatre, London N6

Sat 6 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

Sun 7 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

Tue 9 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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Cheeki Monkey's Big Baby and Children’s Market

Pre-loved and handmade kids and baby market.

Fareham Academy

Sat 25 Oct

£10; £1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton

Sun 26 Oct

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

Roffey Millennium Hall, Horsham

Sun 26 Oct

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

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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

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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Peebles Food Festival

Peebles' Food Festival features cooking demonstrations, competitions and a farmers market. Younger chefs are catered for, with a series of yummy special events.

Tweed Green, Peebles

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

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…

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Stick Man

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

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Wed 12 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Mac’s Munchkins

Farm-themed story telling, crafts, play group and songs. E-I-E-I-O.

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

Tue 4 Nov

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

Tue 11 Nov

Over-2s only

Children £2 / 0131 337 4202

Group meets at the Red Tractor

…and 4 more dates until 9 Dec

Children's Chocolate Cookie Calendar Workshop

Get set for 2015 as you indulge in our restaurant with a delicious cookie and hot chocolate while you make a simple calendar to hang up at home. All materials provided.

National Trust: Kedleston Hall, Derby

Fri 26 Dec

Children £5 / 01332 842191

Sat 27 Dec

Children £5 / 01332 842191

Sun 28 Dec

Children £5 / 01332 842191

…and 7 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

It Is 1894 And It's Halloween

Join our crew for family fun throughout the day, creepy crafts, ghostly games, scary face painting and general mischief making. Remember there will be tricks and treats for those who come in fancy dress.

National Trust: Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Sat 25 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.18, family £25.88 / 01248 353084/371337

Tue 28 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.18, family £25.88 / 01248 353084/371337

Wed 29 Oct

Free, plus admission £10.35, child £5.18, family £25.88 / 01248 353084/371337

…and 2 more dates until 31 Oct

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 1 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

Sun 2 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

The Core At Corby Cube

Sun 26 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s)

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Thu 13 Nov

£11 / 01642 552663

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The Singing Kettle: Big Christmas Party

Singalong favourites and audience participation aplenty from the Kettle gang as they head out on their final tour.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Mon 29 Dec

£13 / 01786 473544

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 13 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 14 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Wed 24 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

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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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (Children £10) / 01205 363108

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An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Christmas Food And Craft Market

Purchase handmade gifts with entertainment, including seasonal music and a traditional Mummers Play.

National Trust: Belton House, Grantham

Fri 14 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

Sat 15 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

Sun 16 Nov

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

Cliveden's Hallowe'en Trail

Put on a scary costume and complete a set of challenges and questions to complete the trail. Lists and prizes are available from the Information Centre.

National Trust: Cliveden, Maidenhead

Sat 25 Oct

£1 / 01628 605069

Sun 26 Oct

£1 / 01628 605069

Mon 27 Oct

£1 / 01628 605069

Sun 2 Nov

£1 / 01628 605069

Dickinson's Real Deal

The mullet-headed antiques expert leads a team of dealers assessing the worth of items brought by you, the ever-hopeful public.

Hinckley Leisure Centre

Sat 15 Nov

Free

Tatton Park, Knutsford

Sat 8 Nov

Free

The University of Worcester Arena

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01905 544444

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