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Inflatable Fun City

Yes, it is exactly as it sounds – a whole load of inflatable objects for wee ones to jump around on, with everything from bouncy castles to slides. Bad news for grown ups though, it's only for ages 2–12.

Glasgow Green

Sun 19 Apr

£7.99

52 Shades of Maggie

The sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie follows Maggie Muff and her pal Sally-Ann as they try to organise a party in the pub. Will things go as planned? What do you think?

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 23 May

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Sat 16 May

£21.50 / 01292 288235

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 2 May

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Extreme Stunt Show Air Battle

An exciting stunt show where the Extreme Team take to the air to battle it out with performers defying gravity to perform stunts.

Beverley Racecourse

Sun 17 May

£6–£12

Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil

Sun 24 May

£6–£12

Mon 25 May

£6–£12

Doncaster Racecourse

Sun 26 Apr

£6–£12 / 01302 304200

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Urban Market

A curated market celebrating the curious, original and creative.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0141 212 8810

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 25 Apr

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 30 May

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 27 Jun

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 29 Jul

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 1 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 8 Oct

£15.25–£35.25 / 08441 717620

Sat 10 Oct

£15.25–£35.25 / 08441 717620

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 8 Jul

£24.50–£29.50; £27.50–£32.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 11 Jul

£24.50–£29.50; £27.50–£32.50 / 01702 351135

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Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor music festival. This year's line-up features Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Siriusmodeselektor (live), Len Faki, Julio Bashmore, Karenn (live), Robert Hood: Floorplan, Prosumer, Carl Craig, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Midland…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

Sat 30 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

The Inquest

Join the Inquest! We're taking you back to 1829 and an unidentified person has been found at Surgeons' Hall. Without any obvious cause of death, curator Robert Knox is finally called into question. Examine the scene of the crime, explore contemporary medical texts and illustrations, and discover the good and bad sides of…

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Cardiff City Stadium

Wed 29 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

Thu 30 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

Fri 1 May

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

…and 3 more dates until 4 May

Cheltenham Racecourse

Wed 6 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

Thu 7 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

Fri 8 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Harewood House, Leeds

Fri 5 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Sat 6 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Sun 7 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

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RSA New Contemporaries 2015

The RSA's annual show of work by 72 graduates from the 2014 degree shows in art schools around the country, one of the art calendar's most important showcases for emerging talent.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Sun 26 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Sun 3 May

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Chepstow Racecourse

Sat 30 May

£29 / 01291 622260

Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 6 Jun

£23 / 01302 304200

The Chuckles Of Oz

The Chuckle Brothers present their unique take on the famous musical in which Dorothy goes to see the wizard. To me. To You. Etc.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 13 Jun

£15

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Sat 9 May

£14 (Children £13.50) / 0116 233 3111

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 30 May

£15 ( £56) / 0151 666 0000

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Modern Buddhism

Gen-la Dekyong delivers this talk on modern Buddhism.

The Camden Centre, London WC1H

Sun 19 Apr

Free Donations welcome / 020 7974 5633

Bath Travel Holiday & Cruise Exhibition 2015

Exhibitors giving advice and guidance about all aspects of different holidays.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0844 576 3000

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Dear Lupin

  • Written by: Michael Simkins

This stage adaptation by best-selling author Michael Simkins is based on Roger Mortimer's often hilarious, sometimes touching, always generous letters to his son, Charlie, packed with crisp anecdotes and sharp observations. Starring James Fox.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Wed 29 Apr

£8–£27 / 01603 630000

Sat 2 May

£8–£27 / 01603 630000

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 15 May

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 2 May

£8.50 ( £28) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 Stick Man Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Mon 18 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Tue 19 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 20 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Thu 21 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

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Chaplin's Circus

After a hugely successful 2014 tour, Chaplin's Circus is coming to Hoddesdon from 15th - 19th April 2015! Book online today to take advantage of our Easter Half-Term Offer: KIDS GO FREE*

Pound Close, Hoddesdon

Sun 19 Apr

£14–£21

Netherlands National Circus, Southsea

The Netherlands National Circus comes to Southsea Common with a brand new show for 2015.

Southsea Common

Sun 19 Apr

£7–£26

Tue 21 Apr

£7–£26

Wed 22 Apr

£7–£26

…and 4 more dates until 26 Apr

O Kadhal Kanmani

  • India
  • 138 min
  • Directed by: Mani Ratnam
  • Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menon

Tamil romance, telling the story of a young couple cohabiting in India.

Cineworld Bradford

Sun 19 Apr

0871 200 2000

Mon 20 Apr

0871 200 2000

Tue 21 Apr

0871 200 2000

…and 2 more dates until 23 Apr

Cineworld Feltham

Sun 19 Apr

0871 200 2000

Mon 20 Apr

0871 200 2000

Tue 21 Apr

0871 200 2000

…and 2 more dates until 23 Apr

Cineworld Ilford

Sun 19 Apr

0871 200 2000

Mon 20 Apr

0871 200 2000

Tue 21 Apr

0871 200 2000

…and 2 more dates until 23 Apr

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Shining a light on the brain

Optogenetics is an emerging tool for human brain research, but how does it work, and how can it be used in other medical applications? Could optogenetics change the future of brain disease? Could it be used for mind control and what are the ethical issues around its use? Join host  Prof Polly Arnold  from The University…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Amazing Bubble Man

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

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

Udderbelly

£9–£16 / 0844 875 0073

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

Udderbelly

£10; £15 premium seats (£8)

An Evening of Murder with Dr Lucy Worsley

An illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder, with Dr Lucy Worsley, BBC TV presenter, renowned historian and Chief Curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 19 Apr

£13–£15 / 08432 086000

Trapped In A Room With A Zombie

ROOM ESCAPE ADVENTURES brings to life the mental challenges and adventure of online Escape Games and the sleuthing of Sherlock Holmes to create pulse pounding team building activity that will have your mind racing and adrenaline flowing.

O YES Building, London WC2H

Sun 19 Apr

£28

Sat 25 Apr

£28

Sun 26 Apr

£28

…and 70 more dates until 27 Dec

Addams Family: Leigh Operatic & Dramatic Society

  • Written by: Rick Elice

A macabre musical comedy based around the gothic cartoon characters of Charles Addams.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 7 May

£13.50–£14.50

Sat 9 May

£13.50–£14.50

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