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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Wed 16 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Thu 17 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 21 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Thu 22 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30
  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 7 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

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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…

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 21 Aug

£15–£45 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 23 Aug

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 24 Aug

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 6 more dates until 7 Sep

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 9 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Sun 12 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 13:30
…and 3 more dates until 19 Oct

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 24 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

Sat 26 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

Sun 27 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 15:00
…and 9 more dates until 17 Aug

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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

Mon 26 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 14:00

Tue 27 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 26 Aug

£12

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 15 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

Wed 16 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Thu 17 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid

Live stage show featuring the classic duo. Ages 2+.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 17 May

£19.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Sun 18 May

£19.50 / 01274 432000

  • 13:00
  • 16:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 26 Jul

£19.50 ( £61; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Sun 27 Jul

£19.50 ( £61; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Jun

£20.50

Sun 8 Jun

£20.50

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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
  • 14:00
  • 17:00

Sun 4 May

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

  • 11:00
  • 15:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:00

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:30

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50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾

Kid-oriented wildlife activities.

National Trust: Aberdulais Tin Works And Waterfall, Neath

Sat 24 May

£4.80 (Children £2.40; £12) / 01639 636674

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

£4.80 (Children £2.40; £12) / 01639 636674

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 26 May

£4.80 (Children £2.40; £12) / 01639 636674

  • 11:00 – 16:00

National Trust: Beningbrough Hall, Beningbrough, York

Sat 24 May

Free / 01904 472027

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 01904 472027

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 May

Free / 01904 472027

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 24 May

Free, plus admission charges

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Sun 25 May

Free, plus admission charges

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Mon 26 May

Free, plus admission charges

  • 11:00 – 14:00
…and 31 more dates until 31 Aug

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Storytime

Children can listen to a variety of stories.

Bromley Central Library

Wed 23 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 8460 6037

  • 14:15

Sat 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 8460 6037

  • 14:15

Wed 30 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 8460 6037

  • 14:15

Central Lending Library, Sheffield

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0114 273 4102

  • 10:45 – 12:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 0114 273 4102

  • 10:45 – 12:00

Mon 12 May

Free / 0114 273 4102

  • 10:45 – 12:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 May

Grangetown Library, Cardiff

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 029 2023 0526

  • 14:30

Sat 3 May

Free / 029 2023 0526

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

Free / 029 2023 0526

  • 14:30
…and 3 more dates until 31 May

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The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

Sat 26 Apr

£10 per session / 01524 849959

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Yoga: Workshop

Learn the art of yoga meditation techniques.

The Black-E, Liverpool

Fri 25 Apr

£4 / 0151 709 5109

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Fri 2 May

£4 / 0151 709 5109

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Fri 9 May

£4 / 0151 709 5109

  • 10:00 – 11:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 May

Bolton Arena

Thu 24 Apr

Ita Gym Ground Floor

Phone for prices / 01204 488100

  • 11:15 – 12:15

Tue 29 Apr

Ita Gym Ground Floor

Phone for prices / 01204 488100

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Thu 1 May

Ita Gym Ground Floor

Phone for prices / 01204 488100

  • 11:15 – 12:15
…and 8 more dates until 29 May

Charter Hall, Colchester Leisure World

Thu 24 Apr

Jack Poole Lounge

£6.30 / 01206 282020

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Thu 1 May

Jack Poole Lounge

£6.30 / 01206 282020

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Thu 8 May

Jack Poole Lounge

£6.30 / 01206 282020

  • 10:00 – 11:30
…and 3 more dates until 29 May

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Constellations

A mixture of dance, spoken work and physicality which explores two versions of reality and the complexities of humanity; from the intimate to the superfluous.

Bristol Old Vic

Sat 24 May

£10 (£6) / 0117 987 7877

  • 14:00

Buxton Opera House

Wed 28 May

£10 (Children £7.50) / 0845 127 2190

  • 13:30

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Fri 30 May

£8 / 0116 242 3595

  • 13:30

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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

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 21 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Thu 22 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Fri 23 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Sat 24 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Wed 14 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Thu 15 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Fri 16 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Sat 17 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

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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 27 Apr

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 11 May

£10–£20

  • 12:00 – 12:45
  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 21 more dates until 5 Oct

Glenarm Castle

Sat 19 Jul

£3 (Children £4) / 028 2884 1203

  • 12:30 – 14:30

Langdon Visitors Centre, Basildon

Thu 21 Aug

£5 per child / 01268 419103

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Llanberis Lake Railway, Caernarfon

Mon 25 Aug

£7.80 (£7; Children £4.50; £10–£40) / 01286 870549

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Tue 26 Aug

£7.80 (£7; Children £4.50; £10–£40) / 01286 870549

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Wed 27 Aug

£7.80 (£7; Children £4.50; £10–£40) / 01286 870549

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Thu 28 Aug

£7.80 (£7; Children £4.50; £10–£40) / 01286 870549

  • 10:30 – 16:00

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Stour Centre, Ashford

Sun 27 Apr

Phone for prices

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Sun 4 May

Phone for prices

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Sun 11 May

Phone for prices

  • 11:00 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 May

Town Hall, Neston

Mon 28 Apr

Phone for prices / 0151 336 1077

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Mon 5 May

Phone for prices / 0151 336 1077

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Mon 12 May

Phone for prices / 0151 336 1077

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 2 more dates until 26 May

YMCA Sovereign, Reigate

Thu 24 Apr

Sports Hall

£4.70 per session, adv booking required (£4 adv booking required)

  • 11:15 – 12:15

Thu 1 May

Sports Hall

£4.70 per session, adv booking required (£4 adv booking required)

  • 11:15 – 12:15

Thu 8 May

Sports Hall

£4.70 per session, adv booking required (£4 adv booking required)

  • 11:15 – 12:15
…and 3 more dates until 29 May

Welsh Language Storytimes (Under 5s)

Fun sessions including songs, rhymes, stories and craft.

Grangetown Library, Cardiff

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 029 2023 0526

  • 10:30

Tue 6 May

Phone for prices / 029 2023 0526

  • 10:30

Tue 13 May

Phone for prices / 029 2023 0526

  • 10:30
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West End Week Summer School (Ages 6-16)

Children can take part in a week of dancing, singing, acting, set design, make up, prop making and costume design classes to create a play from scratch, based on Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, followed by a performance.

DanceCity, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 11 Aug

£85 / 0191 261 0505

  • 09:00

Tue 12 Aug

£85 / 0191 261 0505

  • 09:00

Wed 13 Aug

£85 / 0191 261 0505

  • 09:00
…and 2 more dates until 15 Aug

Arts Centre Washington

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0191 219 3455

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 3 May

Free / 0191 219 3455

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 10 May

Free / 0191 219 3455

  • 13:30 – 15:30
…and 3 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

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£12 / 0131 226 4224

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 4224

Gilt Bar & Lounge, London EC3R

Sat 26 Apr

£10

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Chuckle Brothers in a 2014 Space Oddity

Space-based chucklesome adventures from Barry and Paul.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 21 Jun

£15

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sun 27 Apr

£13 (Children £11) / 01205 363108

  • 14:00
  • 17:00

The Brindley, Runcorn

Wed 23 Apr

£14 adv booking required (£52 adv booking required) / 0151 907 8360

  • 14:00

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How High?: Half Moon

Explore the world of height with Hetty, the girl who loves to measure things.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 10 May

£6 ( £20) / 01642 525199

  • 14:30

Arts Centre Washington

Thu 24 Apr

£6 / 0191 219 3455

  • 10:30
  • 13:30
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Olly the Little White Van

Follow the adventures of CITV's wee white van.

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Wed 23 Apr

0871 902 5720

Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford

Thu 24 Apr

0871 902 5736

Picturehouse Clapham, London SW4

Wed 23 Apr

0871 902 5727

Sat 26 Apr

0871 902 5727

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Rumble: Workshop (Ages 5-7)

Energetic sessions designed to develop co-ordination and balance using movement games, partner work and experimenting with cocoons and hammocks.

DanceCity, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 26 Apr

£5 adv booking essential / 0191 261 0505

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain. Based on the children's books by Terry Deary.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 18 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Thu 19 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Fri 20 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Sat 21 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30
  • 14:30

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 29 May

£11–£15 (Children £9) / 01892 530613

  • 14:00

Fri 30 May

£11–£15 (Children £9) / 01892 530613

  • 14:00

Sat 31 May

£11–£15 (Children £9) / 01892 530613

  • 14:00

Sun 1 Jun

£11–£15 (Children £9) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00
  • 15:00

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Mon 28 Jul

£10 / 0844 854 2776

  • 14:00

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Line Dancing

Learn the dances in a relaxed atmosphere.

Montgomery Hall, Rotherham

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 01709 702575

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Private Peaceful

  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo

Simon Reade's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel about the life of Private Tommo Peaceful in WWI.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 15 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00

Fri 16 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Sat 17 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Wed 18 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 13:30

Thu 19 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Fri 20 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Sat 21 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Wed 28 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:00

Thu 29 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Fri 30 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Sat 31 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

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