Big fun for little people

Puppet Animation Festival Now in its 23rd year, this six-week celebration of all things puppet-related is bigger and better than ever. From traditional fairytales to the fun fellows pictured here, there’s a vast line-up of humorous, touching and educational shows on offer. For more info please see www.puppetanimation.org Various venues, Mon 12 Mar - Sun 22 Apr.

Edinburgh International Science Festival The Festival continues to prove that there’s more to science than messing around with Bunsen burners. It’s all fun, fun, fun these days. See preview Various venues, Edinburgh, Sun 2 - Mon 15 Apr.

Tracy Beaker The naughtiest teenager in print and on the small screen gets a stage makeover. See preview, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 3 - Sat 7 Apr.

The Dust Man Poor Dusty has a hard job finding dreams for everyone who falls asleep - whether it’s in bed or on the toilet. Join him as he travels through the night with his cat Nero. Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 4 - Sat 7 Apr.

Easter Egg Extravaganza There’s more to Traquair House than the fair in August. This Easter, they’ve hidden 7000 eggs in the maze and woodlands surrounding the house, plus there’ll be a visit from his nibs, the Easter Bunny. Traquair House, Innerleithen, Sun 8 Apr.

Floors Castle Easter Eggstravaganza A bit of a trek, but worth the journey. On Easter Sunday, the grounds of Floors Castle are covered with literally thousands of eggs. It’s your job to find them. Floors Castle, Kelso, Sun 8 Apr.


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