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Funz and Gamez

Phil Ellis Paul Ellis returns to Edinburgh but this time he's brought along some friends. Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will be on hand to ensure it's a giggle-packed hour of family fun where anything could happen. There'll be prizes, laughter and plenty of Funz and Gamez. 'Endearingly daft … and solidly funny' (List).

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Amazing Bubble Man

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

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

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.

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

DNA, London SW11

Sat 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 24 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Scamp Theatre Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. Private Peaceful relives the life a young WW1 soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

McEwan Hall

£11 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Spotlites Theatre Productions Different each day, including Star Wars: Yoda Jedi School, Jedi Knight Academy, Jedi vs. Sith, Clone Wars, Force Unleashed, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Dementors and Death Eaters, Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Who: Daleks and Cybermen, the War Doctor, Horrible Histories, Rainbow Fairies…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Theatre

£6 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Potted Sherlock

  • 5 stars

All 60 Sherlock stories in 70 elementary minutes. New show from creators of Potted Potter and Potted Panto, double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Alleycats: Contemporary a Cappella

Young, mischievous and ready to drop some fresh beats, The Alleycats sing everything from hip hop mash-ups to Motown and pop - dance moves included. The 13 vocalists in this high-energy act provide award-winning contemporary a cappella, combining a full range of male and female voices amid a velvety blend. Whether…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Three

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Three

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Cat in the Hat

Cat In The Hat UK Ltd From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance One

£9 (£7.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Albee Vector the Sound Collector

  • 4 stars

Greenlight Theatre An interactive and enchanting family show bursting with all sorts of noises! Albee’s sound collection is running out. He’s already used up his last bits of thunder-crash, sword-clang and horse’s clip-clop. But the King must have his story and Albee needs his sounds to tell it. Join the hapless…

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

Dundee Rep

Tue 23 Sep

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

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 24 Sep

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

  • 10:30
  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30
  • 16:30

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The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

  • 4 stars

Third Party Productions Silly Vikings, puppets, original film, live music. Captivating theatre for children, families and fans. ‘Whether you know the stories of Noggin or not, this show should be seen by all’ ★★★★★ (WhatsOnStage.com). In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bosco

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Flight of the Lawnchair Man

Latymer Theatre Company Bored and depressed, loser Jerry Gorman ignores the wishes of his small-minded neighbours, gives up his job at Wal-Mart … and takes to the skies! Once up in the air he meets, amongst others: Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Despite the conservative views of his community…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Grand Theatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Stranraer RNLI Park Fest

Stranraer Inshore Lifeboats adopt their land legs for a fundraising music festival featuring a range of local and familiar artists as well as craft stalls, fun fair rides and The Marine Lake with its pirate ship.

Agnew Park, Stranraer

Sat 23 Aug

Prices vary / 01387 253862

  • 12:00 – 23:30
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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

Sat 23 Aug

The Aviary

£7 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Aviary

£7 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Aviary

£7 (£6) / 0131 662 6892

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

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 3 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Southsea Common

Sat 23 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 14:30

Sun 24 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30
  • 15:30

Mon 25 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30
  • 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug

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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

Sat 23 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Pleasance Above

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Pleasance Above

£7 (£6) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

United Counties Showground, Carmarthen

Sat 23 Aug

Phone for prices / 01267 232141

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Sun 24 Aug

Phone for prices / 01267 232141

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Mon 25 Aug

Phone for prices / 01267 232141

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Tue 26 Aug

Phone for prices / 01267 232141

  • 09:00 – 16:00
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Merlin's Dragon

Spotlites Theatre Productions Vanquish evil knights with real battleaxes! Shoot firebolts with the Dragon! Joust with Sir Lancelot, the White Knight! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit and watch! Nimue, Lady of the Lake weaves spells to drown Avalon! Help Merlin defeat her and the…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles The Oxford Gargoyles have delighted Fringe audiences for a number of years, returning this year for their ninth Edinburgh show. The past three years have brought rave reviews, with five-star reviews confirming the Gargoyles as a Fringe staple. Performing their own arrangements of jazz, funk, soul…

C, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dean Friedman's Smarty Pants

DBS Productions and Dean Friedman From the team that brought you the Fringe 2013 family hit Smelly Feet! A children's musical that doesn't know when to shut up! Abby has ideas about everything and loves to tell everyone! Now it's time for Abby to start school … and find herself surrounded by kids who might have just as…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sussex Charity Dog Show

Saturday 23rd August, Weald & Downland Museum from 10am. Pedigree, Fun & Agility Classes. 50p entry.

Weald & Downland, Chichester

Sat 23 Aug

£0.50 / 01243 811363

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Truckfest South East

The new event for 2014 is a return visit to the wonderful Detling Showground in Kent for the last Truckfest of the season.

Kent Showground, Maidstone

Sat 13 Sep

£12 (Children £5; £30) / 01622 630975

  • 09:00

Sun 14 Sep

£12 (Children £5; £30) / 01622 630975

  • 09:00
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