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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

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 19 Apr

£8.94–£28.95 / 07986 527947

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

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

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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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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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

Fri 24 Apr

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

Sat 25 Apr

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

Sun 26 Apr

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

Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

Recreation Ground, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sun 19 Apr

£6–£18

Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 19 Apr

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £10.50; £10.50) / 0151 907 8360

Capitol, Horsham

Sun 10 May

£13 / 01403 750 220

Carnegie Theatre, Workington

Thu 28 May

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

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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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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…

Lanark Moor Sensory Garden

Wed 27 May

Free

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

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Alice's Adventures Underground

Les Enfants Terribles present an immersive, theatrical adaptation, of Lewis Carroll's tale. A fusion of puppetry, music, storytelling and modern circus-theatre, where the audience will find itself at the midst of the action. Not suitable for ages below 11.

The Vaults, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

£47.50; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £35 booking required; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £65 Premium with… / 020 7401 9603

Sat 25 Apr

£47.50; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £35 booking required; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £65 Premium with… / 020 7401 9603

Sun 26 Apr

£47.50; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £35 booking required; £65 Premium with access to private bar, post-show; £65 Premium with… / 020 7401 9603

…and 10 more dates until 31 May

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)

Cheeki Monkeys Baby and Children’s Market

A pop-up baby and children's market, full of pre-loved goods.

Durrington Community Centre, Worthing

Sat 9 May

£1 (Children free) / 01903 268 287

Milton Hall, Barnsely

Sun 17 May

£1

Stockport Masonic Guildhall

Sun 26 Apr

£1 (Children free)

Sun 31 May

£1 (Children free)

Sun 28 Jun

£1 (Children free)

…and 5 more dates until 29 Nov

Mum2Mum Market

This pop up baby and children's market features stalls manned by mums selling to other mums. Buy and sell children's clothes and maternity wear, equipment, toys and prams. Sellers must book a stall in advance.

Christ Church Ministry Centre, Aughton

Sat 25 Apr

£2; free in the last half hour (Children free) / 01695 424530

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Mum2Mum Market Christ Church Ministry Centre, Aughton

Sat 25 Jul

£2; free in the last half hour (Children free) / 01695 424530

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Mum2Mum Market Christ Church Ministry Centre, Aughton

Sat 24 Oct

£2; free in the last half hour (Children free) / 01695 424530

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Mum2Mum Market Christ Church Ministry Centre, Aughton

Christ The King Parish Centre, Coventry

Sat 16 May

£2; Stalls £15 / 02476 593444

2for1 voucher on website

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Mum2Mum Market Christ The King Parish Centre, Coventry

Ricards Lodge High School, London SW19

Sat 16 May

£2 / 020 8946 2208

Sat 20 Jun

£2 / 020 8946 2208

Sat 12 Sep

£2 / 020 8946 2208

…and 2 more dates until 21 Nov

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The Great Canadian Circus

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

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 22 Apr

£6.94–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

Thu 23 Apr

£6.94–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

Fri 24 Apr

£6.94–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

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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

Sat 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Sun 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Tue 27 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

…and 5 more dates until 1 Nov

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sun 27 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Wed 30 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

…and 2 more dates until 4 Oct

Manchester Arena

Sat 17 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

Sun 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

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Voca People

The YouTube sensations take their show on the road – expect a capella / beatboxing and mouth music like you've never heard before.

Jersey Opera House

Sat 2 May

£24 ( £22; £22) / 01534 511115

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Mon 25 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Forage on the Farm

Experience the delicious delights of the farm and find out what it takes to get fresh ingredients from the field to your plate. Take a tour around Gorgie City Farm with some foraging for food along the way. Once your basket is full you'll have the opportunity to cook up a tasty treat in the kitchen and challenge your…

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Wed 29 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Thu 30 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Fri 1 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

Sun 3 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

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James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

The Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 27 Jun

£8 (£7) / 01432 340555

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 30 May

Marlowe Studio

£7.50 / 01227 787787

The Old Market, Hove

Tue 26 May

£8 / 01273 201800

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Chaplin's Circus Is Coming To Crawley - 6th To 10th May 2015

After a hugely successful 2014 tour, Chaplin's Circus is returning to Tulley's Farm, Crawley from 6th to 10th May 2015. Early Booking Offer: 35% off all tickets purchased before 30th April 2015!

Tulleys Farm, Crawley

Fri 8 May

£14–£21 (Children £9–£16) / 01342 717 071

Sat 9 May

£14–£21 (Children £9–£16) / 01342 717 071

Sun 10 May

£14–£21 (Children £9–£16) / 01342 717 071

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.

The Magic Porridge Pot & Other Tasty Tales

Three yummy yarns served with puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Ages 3–8.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sat 20 Jun

£5 (Children £7 under 16s) / 01933 270007

The Civic, Barnsley

Sun 10 May

£7 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Wed 22 Jul

£10 (Children £8; £8; £8) / 020 7226 1787

Thu 23 Jul

£10 (Children £8; £8; £8) / 020 7226 1787

Fri 24 Jul

£10 (Children £8; £8; £8) / 020 7226 1787

…and 2 more dates until 26 Jul

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.

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