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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

The Lost Carnival

An immersive and mysterious experience featuring theatre, circus, music and visual trickery.

Burrs Country Park, Bury

Sat 23 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Sun 24 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Mon 25 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Southside Fringe

A 17-day festival incorporating music, theatre and activities for all the family. Highlights this year include Old Bohemia and a tribute to Jeff Buckley.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

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

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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

Family Show

Family friendly cabaret with circus, aerial, song, dance and comedy.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 24 May

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 31 May

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 7 Jun

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow
…and 29 more dates until 27 Dec

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

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

The Downs, Bristol

Fri 26 Jun

Prices vary

Sat 27 Jun

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Sun 28 Jun

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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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Chaplin's Circus

Chaplin's Circus will be bringing its unique pantomime circus.

Brookfield Park, Littlehampton

Mon 25 May

£21 / 01903 737951

Tue 26 May

£21 / 01903 737951

Wed 27 May

£21 / 01903 737951

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The Netherlands National Circus

An award-winning circus spectacular blending together aerial feats, acrobatics, comedy, dance and theatre.

Ascot Racecourse

Sat 23 May

£7–£26 / 0870 727 8765

Sun 24 May

£7–£26 / 0870 727 8765

Bass Recreation Ground, Derby

Tue 9 Jun

£12–£26

Wed 10 Jun

£12–£26

Thu 11 Jun

£12–£26

…and 3 more dates until 14 Jun

East Holmes Field, Ilkley

Mon 15 Jun

£7–£26 / 01943 600453

Tue 16 Jun

£7–£26 / 01943 600453

Wed 17 Jun

£7–£26 / 01943 600453

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Paddle Steamer Waverley 40th Anniversary Cruise

Sail away aboard the world's last sea-going paddle steamer. Celebrating 40 years of preservation.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 23 May

£27–£31 (Children £13.50–£15.50) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Dunoon / Rothesay

Sun 24 May

£29–£37 (Children £14.50–£18.50; Seniors £27–£35) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Rothesay / Tarbert

Mon 25 May

£27–£29 (Children £13.50–£14.50; Seniors £23–£27) / 0141 420 5000

Visit Dunoon / Rothesay

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

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.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 19 Sep

£13.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sun 20 Sep

£13.50 / 0131 529 6000

Kings Cross Theatre, London

Sat 18 Jul

£14.50–£24.50

Sun 19 Jul

£14.50–£24.50

Mon 20 Jul

£14.50–£24.50

…and 35 more dates until 30 Aug

Lanark Memorial Hall

Tue 8 Sep

£12.50–£15 / 01555 667999

Wed 9 Sep

£12.50–£15 / 01555 667999

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Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

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

The Kings Hall, Herne Bay

Sat 13 Jun

£10.50–£12.50 / 01227 787787

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Big Sunday Dundee WestFest

Big Sunday is Dundee WestFest’s own mini festivalette. Magdalen Green is filled with stalls, children’s rides, art activities, live music, sport tasters, a beer garden and food vendors.

Magdalen Green, Dundee

Sun 7 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 433 647

Newtown Church Fete 2015

A quintessentially English garden fete with something for all the family.

Meonwood, Fareham

Sat 23 May

£2 / 01329 833823

Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Broxburn Library

Sat 23 May

Free / 01506 775600

Part of Bookbug Week.

Burntisland Library

Sat 23 May

Free / 01592 583203

Part of Bookbug Week.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 242 8100

Part of Bookbug Week.

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Horrible Histories: Incredible Invaders

An irreverent look at the gruesome aspects of British history and invaders from the Romans to the Vikings.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 1 Jul

£13.50–£16.50 (Children £11.50–£14.50; £11.50–£14.50; £11.50–£14.50) / 01274 432000

Thu 2 Jul

£13.50–£16.50 (Children £11.50–£14.50; £11.50–£14.50; £11.50–£14.50) / 01274 432000

Fri 3 Jul

£13.50–£16.50 (Children £11.50–£14.50; £11.50–£14.50; £11.50–£14.50) / 01274 432000

Sat 4 Jul

£13.50–£16.50 (Children £11.50–£14.50; £11.50–£14.50; £11.50–£14.50) / 01274 432000

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 27 May

£14.25 (Children £9.75) / 02476 553055

Thu 28 May

£14.25 (Children £9.75) / 02476 553055

Fri 29 May

£14.25 (Children £9.75) / 02476 553055

Sat 30 May

£14.25 (Children £9.75) / 02476 553055

Darlington Civic Theatre

Wed 24 Jun

£13.50 (Children £10) / 01325 486555

Thu 25 Jun

£13.50 (Children £10) / 01325 486555

Fri 26 Jun

£13.50 (Children £10) / 01325 486555

…and 2 more dates until 28 Jun

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The Ugly Duckling

Musical version of the well-known classic.

National Trust: Speke Hall, Liverpool

Sun 24 May

£2–£5 £5 tickets and £2 unders 2's / 0151 427 7231

£2–£5 Tickets £5 and Under 2's £2 / 0151 427 7231

Mon 25 May

£2–£5 see above / 0151 427 7231

£2–£5 under 2's £2, All other tickets £5 / 0151 427 7231

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Tree Fu Tom

An adventure through the magical world of Treetopolis with the Beebies star.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Fri 24 Jul

£12.50 / 01383 740384

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 11 Jul

£13 (Children £11) / 01403 750 220

The Courtyard, Hereford

Wed 29 Jul

£13.50 ( £11.50; £11.50; £42; Children £11.50 under 16s) / 01432 340555

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

The oldest continually running film festival in the world, the EIFF draws on its prestige to consistently present abundant programmes of new features, documentaries, retrospectives, shorts, panel discussions and educational workshops, with a few high profile premieres thrown in for good measure. This year features a…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Wed 17 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0131 228 4051

Thu 18 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0131 228 4051

Fri 19 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0131 228 4051

…and 9 more dates until 28 Jun

Fabulous Fifties

Exhibition taking a nostalgic look back at the 50s.

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Sun 24 May

Included in admission / 0300 123 6789

Meet Terry Deary

The author of the beloved Horrible Histories series stops by for a book signing.

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 226 2666

Scotland's Nature Festival

For a week in May, the natural beauty of Scotland is highlighted as communities all over the country hold events that celebrate the plethora of lochs, forests, coastline, valleys and mountains we call home. Ranger-led walks, nature photography workshops and storytelling in the forest are just some of the events on the…

Various venues: Scotland

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 31 May back to top