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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

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

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

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 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

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£26

Sun 26 Oct

£8–£26

Mon 27 Oct

£8–£26

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National Trust: Montacute House

Sun 26 Oct

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

Sun 23 Nov

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

Sat 29 Nov

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £25 / 01935 823289

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

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 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.

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Spooky Castle

Get ready for Hallowe'en by exploring the frightening forests and creating some ghoulish crafts.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£7 / 0131 228 1155

Cheeki Monkey's Big Baby and Children’s Market

Pre-loved and handmade kids and baby market.

The Fletcher Hall, Swinton

Sat 8 Nov

£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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Philips Park/Sports City Bonfire Night

A bonfire and fireworks display.

Philips Park, Manchester

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Platt Fields Park Bonfire

A bonfire and fireworks display with food stalls.

Platt Fields Park, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 224 0020

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.

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Thu 6 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 28 Oct

£15.70–£19.70 / 0871 945 6000

Wed 29 Oct

£15.70–£19.70 / 0871 945 6000

…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Fri 26 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

…and 4 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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Tales of a Grandson

Storyteller Andy Cannon shares and listens to stories in an interactive performance for kids, parents, carers and grandparents. The story is presented in three parts – The Dig, The Feast, and The Hooly. Stay for the day, join in the feast and the hooly and help Andy in his quest to tell Scotland’s great story.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

The Studio / Over-6s only

£15 (£10) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Sun 26 Oct

The Studio / Over-6s only

£15 (£10) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

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

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

…and 2 more dates until 15 Mar 2015

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

Puss In Boots & The Three Musketeers

A traditional family pantomime amalgamating two famous and well-loved stories.

Gaiety Theatre, Douglas

Sat 20 Dec

£17–£18 ( £15–£16; Children £13–£14 under 16s) / 01624 694555

Sun 21 Dec

£17–£18 ( £15–£16; Children £13–£14 under 16s) / 01624 694555

Tue 23 Dec

£17–£18 ( £15–£16; Children £13–£14 under 16s) / 01624 694555

…and 7 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Roller Disco

RollerStop bring the retro with a fun couple of roller skating sessions: session one for families/beginners and session two for ages 12+. Email for a family ticket.

The Arc, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 331 8633

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
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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
  • 14:00 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
  • 14:00 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
…and 40 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Suzanne’s School Of Dance: Dance Spectacular 2014

A family show filled with dance including ballet, jazz, tap, street, singing and musical theatre.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 26 Oct

£18 / 020 8561 8371

Big Ears, Little Ears

In the classical music equivalent of a parent & baby screening, the SCO plays a short concert of much-loved classics in a baby-friendly environment; nobody will raise an eyebrow if your little one provides vocal encouragement.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 26 Oct

£5 for one adult and one child (additional children/adults £3 each) / 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: The Monsters' Ball

A spooky concert of music and dance for all the family. Dress up in your scariest costume and join the Monster Ball.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0131 228 1155

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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