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Land of the Dragon: Gwlad y Ddraig

  • 4 stars

PuppetSoup ‘Beautifully crafted show, deeply satisfying for young and old alike.’ ★★★★★ (Stage[/]). Award-winning puppeteers, PuppetSoup, take you to the edge of your seat and the brink of your imagination, where wise men are grown from witch’s cauldrons and dragons really do exist. Lose yourself in this enchanting…

The Zoo, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Aviary

£7 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Aviary

£7 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Aviary

£7 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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 25 Aug

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 24 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Pirate Gran

  • 4 stars
  • Directed by: Pieter Lawman
  • Written by: Geraldine Durrant

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Udderbelly

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Udderbelly

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Pollok Family Day and Highland Cattle Show

A chance for the whole family to enjoy entertainment and activities to get closer to nature.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 & Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Enormous Turnip

Spotlites Theatre Productions Help grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little'uns come onstage throughout! Join Boy and Grandad as they tend the seeds! The family is hungry; what will…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Workshop

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Puss in Boots

Spotlites Theatre Productions Chase enchanted mice! Splat magic mud pies! Help Puss storm the ogre's castle! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to sit still and watch! Little ’uns come onstage throughout! Join Puss as he tries on his magic boots! Boy is poor; what can Puss do? Will the Ogre…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

Workshop

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sid's Show

Oscar Stardust Ltd Join Sid from CBeebies live on stage in a fantastic, fun-filled adventure that will knock your socks off. Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have got to - share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle and floating in…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Brush

  • 4 stars

Haddangse (Korea) Paintings are created on stage and brought to life before your eyes. A bewitching story filled with weird and wonderful characters. Mysterious oriental curves and colourful westernised drawings are dancing on the wallpaper! Movement, puppetry, and heartfelt accordion melodies entwine in this…

C, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

+3

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

Dundee Rep

Wed 24 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 10:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30

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The Princess Pirate

Fliss Russell / Free Festival The Princess Pirate is the latest creation from comedian and children's performer Fliss Russell. When Princess Fliss awakes to find her treasure is missing, her only option is to ask for the help of the local pirates that she has shunned for so long! This joyful interactive adventure keeps…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Arabian Nights

  • 4 stars

Story Pocket Theatre Meet Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of them all. She has a feast of adventures and fantasies to tell involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses. Come and enjoy Ali Baba's encounter with the 40 thieves along with Aladdin and his lamp, the Little Beggar and the Fisherman and the Genie.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Dining Room

£8 (£6) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Dining Room

£9 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Dining Room

£9 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Dining Room

£9 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Big Red Bath

Full House Theatre with Half Moon/ Escalator East to Edinburgh Rubba dubba giggle, rubba dubba laugh! There's magic to be found in the Big Red Bath. Children's theatre innovators Full House are on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again in a new and vibrant adaptation of the popular…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Decomposed! My Brother's Turning into a Zombie

  • 4 stars

The Pleasance and Classical Mayhem Decomposed is a brilliantly moving play, told in a very silly way! This is miraculous musical mayhem at its most marvellous! Identical twins, a zombie and a soundtrack of the world's greatest classical music recorded by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. Fate has deemed fit to…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Pleasance Above

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Game and Country Fair

Lamb racing, sheep dog displays, birds of prey and more animal trials, plus craft and food stalls and activities for the kids.

Driffield Showground

Sat 23 Aug

£2–£6 in advance; £3–£8 on the gate / 01377 257494

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

£2–£6 in advance; £3–£8 on the gate / 01377 257494

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Largs Viking Festival

An annual festival marking the Battle of Largs in 1263 – the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse – features a Viking village and a reenactment by the Swords of Dalriada showing how the Vikings lived in the 12th and 13th centuries. The week of events includes a food and craft market, aerobatic displays, a fun…

The Promenade, Largs

Sat 30 Aug

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 1 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 6 more dates until 7 Sep

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

  • 11:00

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

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

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

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…and at 30 other places

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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 21 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 27 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 11:00

Sun 28 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 12:00

Also on at:

Yu-Gi-Oh! Bus Tour

The Trading Card tour bus heads round the UK offering demonstrations for beginners and master classes for pros. Duel with other players and challenge the master to win prizes. Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is Japanese collectible card battle game based on the Duel Monsters concept from the original manga series Yu-Gi-Oh!

The Southend Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 21 Aug

Free

  • 10:00
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Brave Macbeth

Captivate Drama Brave Macbeth returns to the Fringe following a five-star run in 2013. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare's stories and language, Brave Macbeth has it all, witches, sword fights, catchy tunes, witty script and men in kilts! ‘Billed as a show for children, but definitely fantastically entertaining…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Earls Barton Car Boot

Grab a bargain and find some hidden gems at this car boot sale.

Whites Nurseries, Northampton

Sun 31 Aug

£0.50 / 01604 812 173

  • 07:00 – 13:00

Sun 14 Sep

£0.50 / 01604 812 173

  • 07:00 – 13:00

The Happy Prince

English Cabaret in association with C theatre Sue Casson's 'charming and radiant' (AYoungerTheatre.com) musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic parable, directed by Tom Blackmore returns to the Fringe after its 2012 success. The enduring story of how a statue prince and migrating swallow redeem the poverty of a…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

main theatre

£9.50 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Into the Woods JR

Accidentally on Purpose Productions ‘Princes wait there in the world, it’s true. Princes, yes, but wolves and humans, too’. We know Cinderella loves the prince, Little Red Riding Hood is innocent and that it’s important not to climb beanstalks, right? Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods turns these stories on their heads…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

National Paralympic Day featuring Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival

Watch Paralympic athletes compete in boccia, goalball, swimming and wheelchair basketball. You can try out the Paralympic sports for yourself and attend Q&A sessions and autograph signings with the athletes. Free in the Park, the Liberty Festival have the cultural side covered with a programme of deaf and disability…

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Sat 30 Aug

Free (sporting sessions £5)

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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