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The Great Canadian Circus

Jugglers, tumblers, acrobats and clowns all the way from Canada.

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Apr

£11.25–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, theatre, live music and many more activities for kids and adults alike. There's bare-knuckle dining at the barbeque and Hog Roast, as well as the Festival Feast prepared in 2015 by five seriously good chefs: Fred Berkmiller…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary / 01877 384622

Northern Streams

A celebration of Nordic and British traditional music, song and dance bringing together top and emerging artists from Scandinavia, Scotland and beyond to Edinburgh on an annual basis. This year's programme includes Oleman, Fjärin and Simon Chadwick.

Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

Times & prices vary / 07866 611954

Chaplin's Circus

Renowned Chaplin's Circus has chosen the Hawley Garden Centre in Dartford for its first ever visit to Kent on Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th April 2015.

Hawley Garden Centre & Nursery Ltd, Dartford

Sun 26 Apr

£14–£21 free child ticket with every adult ticket (Children £9–£16 free child ticket with every adult ticket)

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Snap Disco

Disco courtesy of local DJ Leroy in the main hall and workshops run by The Youth Service in the Hang Out on the ground floor.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Fri 29 May

£6–£7 / 01252 329155

Haddington Festival

A local festival with a range of activities and musical concerts, exhibitions, craft fairs and a daily café and sporting competitions.

Various venues: Haddington

Thu 28 May

Times & prices vary

Fri 29 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 May

Times & prices vary

…and 8 more dates until 7 Jun

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 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

Borders Book Festival

Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures.

Harmony Garden, Melrose

Thu 11 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Fri 12 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sat 13 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

Sun 14 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2257

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Tunbridge Wells Record Fair

1000's of records and cds for sale, along with music memorabilia, books and magazines from dealers throughout the South-East. All kinds of music from Rock & Pop to Jazz, Blues, Soul, Reggae and more. FREE ENTRY.

King Charles the Martyr Hall, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 27 Jun

Free

Sat 26 Sep

Free

Sat 28 Nov

Free

British Roller Derby Championships Premier League

Auld Reekie Roller Girls present the second leg of the British roller derby championships – expect thrills, spills and badassery on the floor, with stalls, games, a craft corner and – of course – cake for all.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

£12 for a full day ticket; £5 for the last game only; £10 per person for groups of five or more; under 14s free / 0131 661 5351

Netherlands National Circus, Southsea

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

Southsea Common

Sat 25 Apr

£7–£26

Sun 26 Apr

£7–£26

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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Drama Games with Mela … In Greek

Drama games with Greek mythology and legends.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

Sat 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

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Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children’s events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Mon 10 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Tue 11 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Wed 12 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

…and 4 more dates until 16 Aug

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 6 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 7 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 26 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 27 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 2 Sep

£15.50

Thu 3 Sep

£15.50

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A Real Mermaid's Tale: Ripstop Theatre (Over 3s)

Children's puppet show set on the high seas, with pirates, monstrous sea creatures, mermaid treasure and mutinous rats.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sat 4 Jul

£7.50 (£6.50; £6.50; £5.50 concs; £20) / 01722 321744

Burns an' a' That! Festival

A whole festival dedicated to Scotland’s internationally acclaimed poet Robert Burns with a weekend of music, art, talks and walks.

Rozelle Park, Ayr

Sat 2 May

Times & prices vary / 01292 445447

Sun 3 May

Times & prices vary / 01292 445447

London Children's Ballet: Snow White

LCB's Snow White is a feast for the eyes, with glorious costumes, an original musical score performed by a live orchestra and a cast of 55 highly talented dancers, aged nine to 16.

Peacock Theatre, London WC2A

Sun 26 Apr

£14–£55 / 0844 412 4322

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Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Capitol, Horsham

Sun 10 May

£13 / 01403 750 220

Carnegie Theatre, Workington

Thu 28 May

£12 (Children £10; £40) / 01900 602122

The Harlequin, Redhill

Sat 20 Jun

£10.50–£12.50 / 01737 276 500

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Zoom Club: Makers

A hands-on animation and photography club for ages 8–12. Booking is essential.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

£9.50 / 07942 358907

Sun 3 May

£9.50 / 07942 358907

Sun 10 May

£9.50 / 07942 358907

…and 7 more dates until 28 Jun

Disney on Ice - Worlds of Enchantment

Disney characters from Cars, The Little Mermaid and Toy Story besport themselves upon the ice for your family viewing pleasure.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Wed 21 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Thu 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Fri 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

…and 8 more dates until 1 Nov

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sat 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sun 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

…and 5 more dates until 4 Oct

Manchester Arena

Wed 14 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

Thu 15 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

Fri 16 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

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Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 3 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sat 4 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sun 5 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Fri 15 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Sat 16 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Sun 17 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

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Glasgow Open House Art Festival

Emerging and established contemporary artists who live in Glasgow open the doors of the city's domestic and disused spaces, to reveal a program of exhibitions, performances and events.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sat 2 May

Times vary / Free

Sun 3 May

Times vary / Free

Mon 4 May

Times vary / Free

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