Afternoon events, Kids

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Gandeys Thrill Circus

An all-human circus of action-packed antics.

The Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 7 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

Sun 8 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

Mon 9 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

…and 6 more dates until 15 Mar

Jurassic Adventures

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

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 14 Mar

£17 (£15; Family £14.50; Children £15) / 01592 583302

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 31 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Buxton Opera House

Sat 14 Mar

£16 (Children £14) / 0845 127 2190

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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.

National Trust: Barrington Court, Ilminster

Fri 3 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sat 4 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sun 5 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Mon 6 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Circus Wonderland

Britain's most magical circus is back! Circus Wonderland is returning to Fareham for the perfect half term treat.

Stoneham Park, Eastleigh

Thu 5 Mar

£12 (£10) / 023 8061 3361

Fri 6 Mar

£12 (£10) / 023 8061 3361

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Fri 20 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 21 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 22 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Sat 14 Mar

£25; £20–£10 (£20) / 01502 533200

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 6 Mar

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7649

Sat 7 Mar

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7649

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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.

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

Lincoln Drill Hall

Thu 9 Apr

£11 ( £40) / 01522 873894

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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.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Mar

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

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

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 20 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£14–£16.50 / 020 8688 9291

Sat 21 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£14–£16.50 / 020 8688 9291

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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

The Jungle Book (Over 3s)

The wonderful and enchanting tale of The Jungle Book is brought to life in The Colour House Children's Theatre. This show is a must for all the family and is guaranteed to be full of all the fun and excitement.

Colour House Theatre, London SW19

Sat 7 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

Sun 8 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

Sat 14 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

…and 9 more dates until 12 Apr

Amazing Bubble Man

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

Artsdepot, London N12

Tue 31 Mar

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Fri 10 Apr

£12 / 02476 553055

Cheltenham Town Hall

Mon 30 Mar

£14 / 0844 576 2210

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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 28 Mar

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

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–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 12 Apr

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

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.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 14 Apr

£16.75 / 01892 530613

Wed 15 Apr

£16.75 / 01892 530613

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

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Chicken Licken

A children's show based on three Ladybird Book stories: Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox And The Hen.

The Albany, London SE8

Sat 28 Mar

£7 ( £24) / 020 8692 4446

Arts Centre Washington

Wed 15 Apr

£6 / 0191 219 3455

Lanark Memorial Hall

Tue 14 Apr

£5 / 01555 667999

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Glasgow St Patrick’s Day Festival

Live music, Irish ceili dancing, activities for kids and more at Merchant Square's St Paddy's celebrations.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3038

Part of Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival.

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 13 May

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Thu 14 May

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 25 Apr

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 26 Apr

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 27 May

£16.50 / 01702 351135

Thu 28 May

£16.50 / 01702 351135

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Wee Dub Sunday Social

Laidback Sunday session of good music and Jamaican food, special cocktails, kids reggae disco and kids dub station.

Hemma, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 629 3327

Part of Wee Dub Festival.

Dr Bunhead's Exploding Easter Egg Show

Join Dr Bunhead for some serious Easter action with rainbow foam fountains, an Easter egg explosion and a bunny bazooka.

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£6 / 0131 651 2189

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Animation Drop In and Weekly Studio

Drop-in animation workshop for ages 12–18.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 242 8100

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0131 242 8100

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 0131 242 8100

…and 25 more dates until 5 Jun

Beauty & The Beast: Easter Pantomime

An Easter pantomime starring Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer, featuring all the usual magic, music and jokes.

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Tue 7 Apr

£19 / 01935 422884

Wed 8 Apr

£19 / 01935 422884

The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Thu 9 Apr

£19 (Children £17 under 16s; £65) / 01305 783225

Amazing Immunology

Reveal the secrets of your immune system in a fun interactive session where you'll explore allergies, infections and vaccinations with real medical research scientists. Help Denny and the T-Team find and solve 3D puzzles, try the Rash Decisions ball pool challenge and complete your Immunological Stickers story. For ages…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 21 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 28 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 4 Apr

£4 / 0844 335 8879

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+.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar

£7.50 / 0141 429 0022

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sun 22 Mar

£7.50 ( £26) / 01903 206206

The Flavel, Dartmouth

Sat 7 Mar

£7 / 01803 39 530

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The Journey Home

Little Angel Theatre use puppetry and lyrical music to bring Frann Preston-Gannon's book about a polar bear searching for a new home to life.

The Albany, London SE8

Sun 10 May

£7 / 020 8692 4446

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Fri 15 May

£7 (£5) / 020 8507 5607

The Citadel, St Helens

Sun 24 May

£7 (£5) / 01744 735436

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Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Board Games with a Science-y Twist!

Enjoy an afternoon of science-inspired board games that will give you the chance to tackle climate change, cure diseases or prevent lab explosions. Drop in for anything from 15 minutes of dice-throwing and collecting dinosaurs, to an hour or two of solving puzzles and saving the world. Children are very welcome but must…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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