Before 12pm, Kids

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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+.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 18 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Sun 19 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 1 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 10:30

Sun 2 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 11:00

The Core At Corby Cube

Sun 26 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01536 470470

  • 11:00

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The Christmassy Christmas Show Of Christmassy Christmasness

Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Thu 18 Dec

£10 (£7; £30) / 01823 414141

  • 11:00

Tumble Tots

Kids can enjoy climbing, balancing, forward rolls, songs and plenty of fun in these classes for children from walking confidently to 5 years old.

Cluny Church Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Sep

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 2–3.

  • 10:40 – 11:25

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 3–5.

  • 09:45 – 10:45

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Walking to 2 years.

  • 11:35 – 12:20

Mon 6 Oct

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 2–3.

  • 10:40 – 11:25

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Ages 3–5.

  • 09:45 – 10:45

£6.50 / 0131 447 6745

Walking to 2 years.

  • 11:35 – 12:20

Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

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

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 5 Oct

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 26 Nov

£6.50 / 01495 227206

  • 11:30

Brighton Dome

Sun 9 Nov

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

  • 11:30

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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 26 Sep

Free / 0141 276 1622

  • 10:30

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1622

  • 10:30

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1622

  • 10:30
…and 5 more dates until 14 Nov

Bridgeton Library, Glasgow

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0870

  • 10:30

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0870

  • 10:30

Tue 30 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0870

  • 10:30
…and 14 more dates until 18 Nov

Cardonald Library, Glasgow

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0141 882 1381

  • 11:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 882 1381

  • 11:00

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 882 1381

  • 11:00
…and 5 more dates until 14 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

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

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

Dundee Rep

Wed 24 Sep

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

  • 10:30

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Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 28 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 5 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 12 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 1 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 2 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

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Hidcote Sculpture Exhibition 2014

A thought-provoking collection of sculpture artists, who will be exhibiting their work in the garden. Come and enjoy an extensive variety of different sculpture styles, all set against the backdrop of Hidcote's beautiful outdoor rooms.

National Trust: Hidcote Manor Garden, Chipping Campden

Mon 22 Sep

Free, plus normal admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01386 438333

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free, plus normal admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01386 438333

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free, plus normal admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01386 438333

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 28 Sep

Anatomy Minis

Variety show for families with babies and toddlers ages 0–3.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Extreme Torque Show

An all day spectacular of adrenalin fuelled entertainment for the whole family. Featuring monster trucks, motorbikes, BMX and parkour.

Harewood House, Leeds

Sat 27 Sep

£15 / 0113 218 1000

Sun 28 Sep

£15 / 0113 218 1000

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London Recumbents Cycle Hire In Batttersea & Dulwich Parks

Cycle hire in Battersea & Dulwich Parks. Unusual bikes: recumbents, tandems, family bikes, adult trikes, trikes & special needs cycling.

London Recumbents, SW11

Tue 23 Sep

£8–£15 per hour / 07436 562513

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Wed 24 Sep

£8–£15 per hour / 07436 562513

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Thu 25 Sep

£8–£15 per hour / 07436 562513

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 43 more dates until 7 Nov

Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

Mrs Mash – Storytelling Cook – serves up delicious stories and songs for ages 4+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 9579

  • 10:30 – 11:30

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00
…and 12 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

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

  • 11:00

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

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

  • 11:00

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (Children £10) / 01205 363108

  • 11:00 – 14:30

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Aladdin

A family pantomime set to dazzle and delight, so fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Fri 5 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 10:15

Mon 8 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 10:15

Tue 9 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 10:15
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Albert's Band: To Infinity and Beyond

Music associated with space accompanies this intergalactic experience.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 25 Oct

£8.14 (Children £5.08) / 020 7589 8212

This event takes place in the Elgar Room.

Beespanish

Baby and toddler session to learn Spanish naturally in a fun relaxed environment

LifeCare, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 343 0940

Part of Stockfest.

Birds of Prey Weekend

Beautiful, clawy birds of prey are set atop their perches, with two shows each day to show off their impressive flying skills (at 11am and 2pm).

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Sat 4 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free included in admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:30 – 16:00

BOOKMARK Blairgowrie Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

A new weekend book festival for Blairgowrie and Rattray with guest authors and a range of events including an interactive children's programme.

The Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie

Sat 11 Oct

prices vary

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Cheeki Monkey's Big Baby and Children’s Market

Pre-loved and handmade kids and baby market.

Billingshurst Leisure Centre

Sun 28 Sep

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Burnley Mechanics

Sun 19 Oct

£1 (Children free) / 0845 634 1875

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Fareham Academy

Sat 25 Oct

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

  • 12:00 – 15:00

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Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular rags-to-riches fairy tale.

Towngate Theatre, Basildon

Wed 31 Dec

£13.50–£21.50 / 01268 465465

  • 12:00

Dick Whittington

Family pantomime starring the ever-popular Annie Fannie as the Dame.

Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe

Tue 9 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

  • 10:00

Wed 10 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

  • 10:00

Thu 11 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

  • 10:00
…and 9 more dates until 31 Dec

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 11 Oct

£14 / 01279 431945

  • 11:00

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00

Thu 4 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00
…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Durham Book Festival

Book events for both children and adults at this two-week festival, with over 70 writers appearing in 2014. Highlights include Kate Tempest, Dennis Skinner MP and Stuart Maconie.

Various Venues: Durham

Mon 6 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Tue 7 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Wed 8 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00
…and 10 more dates until 18 Oct

Edinburgh Little League Junior Baseball

If you harbour visions of your kids pitching for the Red Sox one day, these weekly baseball matches and training sessions should help them hone their ball skills and give you a taste of classic Americana to boot (don't forget the hot dogs and potato chips). Ages 6–13.

Warriston Playing Fields, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45

Sun 5 Oct

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
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