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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

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

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 21 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00
  • 13:00

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Boxsmall and Airpuddle

Taste, discover, bounce! A revolutionary, interactive play experience for children has bounced into Edinburgh! This magical giant airshell is a main feature at BOXSMALL, an innovative architecturally designed family market and street food destination at Festival Square this summer. The market aims to showcase the very…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance One

£11 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Billy Waggledagger's Shorts!

Footprints Theatre Fast moving, family-friendly Shakespeare from a company first seen on the 1981 Fringe. Comedy and tragedy bursting with outrageous characters, jokes, live music and fun. A wonderful way to meet the Bard – without the boring bits. Hold onto your seats as the shortened stories of McBroth and Romijoe…

Edinburgh Elim

Mon 4 Aug

Mainstage

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 447 5086

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Mainstage

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 447 5086

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Mainstage

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 20 Aug

Amazing Bubble Man

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

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Classic Car Show And Family Fun Day

In association with Box Motor Club, registered charity the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Classic Car and Family Fun Day on Sunday 3rd August 2014.

Ulverscroft Grange, Markfield

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)

Ditto Productions As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and seen on Dave Gorman's UK/Ireland tour. The multi award-winning comedian is back with charmingly sickable songs, stories, poems and a whole lot more for the whole family from small children to massive children (grown ups). 'Sharp and sophisticated… Victoria Wood for…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Green

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Green

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Children's Haunted Underground Tour

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd Our costumed guide will take you into our paranormally active and haunted underground vaults dating back to the 1700s. During the 2013 Fringe we had to add as many as three extra tours daily due to the demand. Your guide will take you to a candlelit vault where stories of old Edinburgh's dark…

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Freedom Family Circus

Circus Emporium Roadshow ‘Amazingly jaw dropping, extraordinarily brilliant’ (Fest Magazine). ‘These performers have a charm and enthusiasm about them and talent that is worth the very reasonable ticket price’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Hilarious antics and madcap adventures explode in a cornucopia of visual delights!

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Gryphon 1

£5 (£3) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

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

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£5 / 0131 220 2987

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Just the Cask Room

£9 (£6) / 0131 220 2987

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Jack and Jill Market

An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids' (ages 0–9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain.

Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Glasgow

Sat 16 Aug

£1.50 (Children free) / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Bells Sports Centre, Perth

Sat 16 Aug

£1.50 / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:30

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

£1.50 (Children free) / 07817 741377

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Moomin Summer Fun

A celebration of the centenary since the birth of Moomin creator Tove Marika Jansson. A weekend of fun, live music, story reading, face painting, puppet shows, 'real Moomins' (?) and more.

Covent Garden Market, London WC2E

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 020 7554 0172

  • 11:00 – 17:30

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 020 7554 0172

  • 11:00 – 16:00

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog

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

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Dr Bunhead's Secret Science Lab

Tom Pringle TV's favourite stunt scientist (from Brainiac, Blue Peter, etc) reveals his top secret science recipes for amazing experiments you can do at home - but probably shouldn't! Liquid magnets, super sticky bogeys, rainbow foam jets, and loads more! He'll also reveal heaps of scientists-only experiments like…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

The Ballroom

£5 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Ballroom

£5 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Ballroom

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug

Ready, Steady, Ceilidh

This is Ceilidh A chance for the whole family to get up, dance and learn the secrets of Scotland’s most famous shindig. Join host Iain Stirling (comedian and Bafta nominated CBBC presenter), and our live musicians as they introduce you and the kids to the exhilarating world of ceilidh and its fantastic party…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£12 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

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

Tue 26 Aug

£12

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Fri 1 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

Sat 2 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

Sun 3 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

…and 5 more dates until 10 Aug

Colston Hall, Bristol

Tue 19 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 14:00

Wed 20 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

Thu 21 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00
…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

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Alice Through The Looking Glass

  • Directed by: Daniel Winder
  • Written by: Lewis Carroll (book)

Adapted by Daniel Winder and Candida Caldicot, this family-orientated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's adventure tale, features original music and songs. Presented by Iris Theatre.

St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Thu 7 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30

Sat 9 Aug

£18 (£14) / 020 7836 5221

  • 14:30
…and 6 more dates until 30 Aug

Billy's Birthday Bash: Let's Party Like It's 1564!

The Playground Theatre Company It's William Shakespeare's 450th birthday and everyone's invited! But will the celebrations go to plan…? Take your seats for fun, laughter and mayhem as your two hapless hosts struggle to keep the show on the road. The Playground presents a ridiculously entertaining show for everyone over…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Bosco

£9 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

Cirque Tsuki: Birthday

ImmerCity presents the Three Rings of Cirque Tsuki From the woods of darkest Europe, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. The Cirque Tsuki is celebrating the birthday of Madame Mist, the mischievous storyteller's assistant. As the clock strikes midnight, she opens her present and the shadows come pouring out, bringing…

C nova, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

studio 7

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

studio 7

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

studio 7

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Dean Friedman's Smelly Feet

DBS Productions & Dean Friedman A toe-tickling, tune-humming musical from pop icon, Dean Friedman. Featuring a slew of silly songs, and telling the tale of three kids and their hilarious adventures in their quest to find a cure for Pete’s smelly feet. The show is filled with silly sing-a-longs and lots of fun…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 24 Aug

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 01892 530613

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 01892 530613

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

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…and at 18 other places

Scot and Lucia and the Big Flamenco Adventure!

Alba Flamenca Ole! Babies, toddlers and mummies gather together to tap, clap and shake to a delightful mixture of flamenco, puppets, storytelling and song. Puppeteer accompanied by a fabulous flamenco dancer, guitarist and singer, on an earnest journey all the way from Edinburgh to Espana to ‘find Scot a sense of…

Alba Flamenca, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0131 667 3600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0131 667 3600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0131 667 3600

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 12 Aug

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
  • 14:30

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

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

  • 11:00
  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

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…and at 37 other places

The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Red Bonnet Productions 'As comedies go, Midsummer’s the greatest! Except that the language Will used ain’t the latest. Shaky used old words like: Thee, Thou and Thine. It’s hard to process that much old at one time. So we ran the script through the Script Squash Two-Fifty. It’s a machine that makes old scripts more…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 9 Aug back to top