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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Children's entertainment and an exciting Easter trail with chocolate eggs and prizes to be won at the end.

Devil's Dyke, Brighton

Sat 4 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Sun 5 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Mon 6 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Fenton House, London NW3

Fri 3 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Sat 4 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Sun 5 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Mon 6 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Fri 3 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Sat 4 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Sun 5 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Mon 6 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

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Jurassic Adventures

Fun family show about dinosaurs and the people that study them.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 31 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 4 Apr

£12; £37.50 (Children £10) / 02871 264455

Sun 5 Apr

£12; £37.50 (Children £10) / 02871 264455

Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 30 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Tue 31 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Wed 1 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 19 more dates until 20 Apr

Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring an equestrain stunt show, falconry display, climbing wall, archery range, sports taster sessions, Horne's Funfair and the Radio Tay Roadshow.

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Sun 5 Apr

Free

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

Fri 3 Apr

£7.99

Sat 4 Apr

£7.99

Sun 5 Apr

£7.99

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Cinderella: The Exhibition

Original costumes designed by Sandy Powell and props from Disney's new live action film of the classic fairytale directed by Kenneth Branagh, including Cinderella's glass slipper, which was made from a solid Swarovski crystal with 221 facets in a light-reflecting Crystal Blue Aurora Borealis coating.

Leicester Square, London WC2H

Mon 30 Mar

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Tue 31 Mar

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Wed 1 Apr

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

…and 9 more dates until 10 Apr

The Gruffalo Experience

Embark on a fun and interactive journey into the deep dark wood to meet the Gruffalo and other characters from the world famous children's picture book at Meadowhall Sheffield.

Meadowhall Showground, Sheffield

Mon 30 Mar

£7.50

Tue 31 Mar

£7.50

Wed 1 Apr

£7.50

…and 11 more dates until 12 Apr

National Trust for Scotland & Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Turn eggsplorer this Easter as you follow the trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury treat.

Alloa Tower

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2129

Arduaine Garden, Oban

Fri 3 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Sat 4 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Balmacara Estate, Kyle

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0844 493 2233

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Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis

Twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists present an uninterrupted stream of acrobatics, music, images and drawings accompanied by an original musical score and video projections.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 4 Apr

£14–£27 / 0131 529 6000

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 11 Apr

£18–£25 / 029 2063 6464

Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts, including the Holy Ghosts, Crash Club, Acrylic, Indigo Velvet and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

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Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Hop around on the trail of Lindt Gold Bunny. Follow the clues to lead you to the chocolatey treat.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Mon 30 Mar

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

Tue 31 Mar

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

Wed 1 Apr

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

…and 11 more dates until 12 Apr

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

Wed 1 Apr

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

Thu 2 Apr

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 4 more dates until 6 Apr

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 Norwich Gaming Festival 2015

An opportunity to browse and sample games, talks, workshops, screens, creative opportunities, new releases and, the popular Retro Arcade.

The Forum, Norwich

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 01603 727950

…and 3 more dates until 11 Apr

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

A three-room display of the work of Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), the man who made Ben-Day dots into his signature style. This display brings together for the first time works by the wittiest of the pop artists.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Mon 30 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 284 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

Bohemia Fairytale Wedding Fair

Browse dresses, cakes, jewellery and stationary from bespoke wedding exhibitors. Free copy of The Scottish Wedding Directory and glass of bubbly on arrival.

Crowne Plaza, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0131 557 3222

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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 18 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 25 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 2 May

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Al Murray

Al Murray makes a career out of satirising the British booze culture and in doing so he comes across as quite a larger lout. Audiences will no doubt be surprised then to learn that he originally studied history at Oxford. It was around this time that he started writing for Week Ending and Spitting Image. He toured with…

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

Cirque Surreal: The Voyagers

A dynamic fusion of circus, dance, drama and comedy will highlight the outstanding talents of world class artistes, in this spectacular show for all the family.

The Lowry, Salford

Fri 3 Apr

£11–£26 / 08432 086000

Sat 4 Apr

£11–£26 / 08432 086000

Sun 5 Apr

£11–£26 / 08432 086000

Mon 6 Apr

£11–£26 / 08432 086000

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

Dinosaur Zoo

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

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 30 Mar

£13.50–£16.50 / 01702 351135

  • 13:30 – 14:00 Dinosaur Zoo Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

The Hexagon, Reading

Fri 10 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

Sat 11 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

Sun 12 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Fri 17 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Sat 18 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

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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

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Wed 13 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Sat 16 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 16 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

Sat 18 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

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Dunbar Street Art Trail

Walk the streets of Dunbar looking at art.

Various venues: Dunbar

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01450 218 121

Springfest - German Bier Festival

The return of the UK's Largest German Bier Festival to Ally Pally. Ally Pally will once again play host to one of the UK's largest German Bier festivals on Good Friday 3 April 2015.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Mon 30 Mar

£15; £12 early bird / 020 8365 2121

Tue 31 Mar

£15; £12 early bird / 020 8365 2121

Wed 1 Apr

£15; £12 early bird / 020 8365 2121

…and 2 more dates until 3 Apr

ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 10 more dates until 29 Jun

The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush and his human chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) present to you a show jam packed with fun, storytelling and song.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 9 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 01284 758000

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 13 Aug

£15–£30

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Sat 4 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 020 8507 5607

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