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English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 3 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 24 May

£11–£26 / 08441 717620

Sun 25 May

£11–£26 / 08441 717620

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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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 27 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 16 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

Thu 17 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman

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

Dressed to Kill

If you thought fashion was fierce you ain’t seen nothing yet! Dressed to Kill takes you and your family on a fascinating, flamboyant and fearsome journey through the last 4000 years of fashion to discover the lethal truth behind some of our best known costumes. Little warriors can have a go at handling armour from ancient…

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Open Farm Sunday

Annual event where hundreds of farmers across the UK open their farm to the public for one Sunday. Discover what it means to be a farmer and see how British food is produced. Each farm hosts its own activities including tours, nature walks, tractor and trailer rides, mini farmers' markets and animal encounters.

Hazeldene Farm, Chesham

Sun 8 Jun

Phone for prices / 01494 783 501

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, Worcester

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 01885 488099

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

Sun 8 Jun

Free, plus admission £16.20, child £8.10 / 01296 653226/653211

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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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.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 11:00

Airdrie Town Hall

Sat 17 May

£12 (£10) / 01698 403120

  • 11:00

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

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

  • 11:00

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The Comedy Club 4 Kids Workshop

A special workshop for kids to hone their comedy skills before testing them in front of an audience. One session is for ages 7–11; the other for ages 12–15.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Thu 10 Jul

£20 / 0131 558 8844

Ages 7–11 from 10am; ages 12–15 from 2.30pm.

  • 10:00 – 12:30

Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 11 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 11:30

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 25 May

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

  • 11:00

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 24 May

£8 / 01786 466666

  • 11:00

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:00

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 26 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 11:00

Sun 27 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 11:00

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Hands-On-Holidays (Ages 7-11)

Themed creative sessions for children.

The Harley Gallery, Worksop

Wed 28 May

Children £2.50 per session, materials fee, adv booking essential / 01909 501700

  • 11:00 – 12:00
  • 12:00 – 13:00

The Harley Gallery, Worksop

Sat 3 May

£5; £5 phone for availibility / 01909 501700

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Sat 7 Jun

£5; £5 phone for availibility / 01909 501700

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Jamba Tots (Ages 3 Months-4 Years)

Stories with puppets, songs and rhymes for very young children.

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Wed 30 Apr

Phone for prices / 01792 863722

  • 10:30 – 23:15

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 9 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Sat 10 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:30

Mon 12 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

Main Auditorium

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Mayfesto.

  • 11:30

Universal Hall Arts Centre, Findhorn

Wed 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01309 690110

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 21 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Thu 22 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Fri 23 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Sat 24 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Wed 14 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Thu 15 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Fri 16 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Sat 17 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

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Spring Flower Show

Demonstrations, trade stalls and crafts from leading experts in the field.

Yorkshire Event Centre, The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Fri 25 Apr

£15–£17; £12.50–£14.50 adv / 01423 544544

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sat 26 Apr

£15–£17; £12.50–£14.50 adv / 01423 544544

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sun 27 Apr

£15–£17; £12.50–£14.50 adv / 01423 544544

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Dunfermline Bruce Festival

Dunfermline, home to the story of Robert the Bruce as well as the legendary king's grave, hosts a weekend of historical activities and re-enactments with a strong family feel.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 12 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Art Village

Art Village returns to Shawlands Arcade with the first of a series of monthly that will stretch right across the summer and into the autumn. Contemporary original art, craft and design, short films activities and workshops open all through the summer holidays. We’re back by popular demand, find out why!

Shawlands Arcade, Glasgow

Fri 9 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 10 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 17 more dates until 31 May

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 5 May

£15 / 01273 624343

Mon 26 May

£15–£30 / 01273 624343

Gilt Bar & Lounge, London EC3R

Sat 26 Apr

£10

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.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Fri 25 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30

Sat 26 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sun 27 Apr

£6 ( £20) / 01962 840440

  • 11:30
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MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, a Great British Feast with food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alive. There's plenty to eat and drink, too – from a barbecue to an oyster bar, beer festival and a food market buffet. A…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 24 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 11:00 – 01:00

Sun 25 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 12:00 – 03:00

The Gruffalo

A musical adaptation of the beloved picture book by Julia Donaldson.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 21 Jun

Pentland Theatre

£7–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Sun 22 Jun

Pentland Theatre

£7–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Buxton Opera House

Sat 7 Jun

£12 (Children £11) / 0845 127 2190

  • 11:00

Sun 8 Jun

£12 (Children £11) / 0845 127 2190

  • 11:00

CAST, Doncaster

Wed 4 Jun

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01302 303959

  • 10:00

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Vintage Rally

See a variety of vehicles on display with entertainment, crafts and trade stands.

National Trust: The Argory, Moy, Dungannon

Sat 26 Apr

£3.50 plus admission £2.95, child £1.36, family £7.27 (Children £1.50 plus admission £2.95, child £1.36, family £7.27; £8 plus admission £2.95… / 028 8778 4753

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Fri 15 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 16 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 17 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Bristol Harbourside

Fri 11 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 12 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 13 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 6 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 7 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

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Green Man Weekend

Festival celebrating the rebirth of the year, featuring falconry displays, archery, willow weaving, woodturning, a craft fair and a food market.

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint

Sat 3 May

Free / 01752 822236

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01752 822236

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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