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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

National Trust: Chastleton House, Moreton-in-Marsh

Fri 3 Apr

£2 plus admission £3.50, child £2, family £9 / 01494 755560

Sat 4 Apr

£2 plus admission £3.50, child £2, family £9 / 01494 755560

Sun 5 Apr

£2 plus admission £3.50, child £2, family £9 / 01494 755560

National Trust: Melford Hall, Sudbury

Fri 3 Apr

£2.50 / 01787 379228

Sat 4 Apr

£2.50 / 01787 379228

Sun 5 Apr

£2.50 / 01787 379228

Mon 6 Apr

£2.50 / 01787 379228

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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

Grimsby Auditorium

Mon 30 Mar

£18.90; £16 / 0870 607 7461

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 4 Apr

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

Sun 5 Apr

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

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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Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Thu 7 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Fri 8 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 14 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Fri 15 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sat 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sun 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

LG Arena, Birmingham

Thu 2 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

Fri 3 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

Sat 4 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

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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

Fri 3 Apr

£7.99

Sat 4 Apr

£7.99

Sun 5 Apr

£7.99

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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

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.

Croft Road Recreation Ground, Oxford

Sun 12 Apr

£6–£12

Doncaster Racecourse

Sun 26 Apr

£6–£12 / 01302 304200

Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames

Sun 5 Apr

£6–£12

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Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 17 Apr

£12 (Children £10; Family £40–£42) / 01786 473544

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 16 Apr

£12 / 01383 740384

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 19 Apr

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

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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.

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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…and at 16 other places

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Sat 24 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 25 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 27 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

…and 5 more dates until 1 Nov

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 26 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 27 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 3 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 4 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Manchester Arena

Sat 17 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 847 8000

Sun 18 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 847 8000

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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 28 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 4 Apr

£4 / 0844 335 8879

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 28 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

Sun 29 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

Sat 4 Apr

£10 (£8) / 020 8542 5511

…and 3 more dates until 12 Apr

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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Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Wed 8 Apr

£6.60 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Fri 10 Apr

£5 / 01750 22204

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£5 / 01750 22204

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 18 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 01721 725777

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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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

Milnrow Cricket Club, Rochdale

Sun 12 Apr

Free

The Old Dining Hall, Lancaster

Sat 28 Mar

£1 (Children free)

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 17 May

Studio Theatre

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 18 Apr

£7.50 / 01245 606505

Stand-up for a younger audience from guest comedians.

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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.

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

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

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The Kelpies Tour

See the world's largest equine sculptures up close and go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these pieces of art.

The Kelpies, Grangemouth

Mon 30 Mar

Sold out

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Tue 31 Mar

Sold out

Wed 1 Apr

Sold out

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…and 214 more dates until 1 Nov

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

Balmacara Estate, Kyle

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0844 493 2233

Broughton House & Garden, Kirkcudbright

Fri 3 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2246

Sat 4 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2246

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2246

Mon 6 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2246

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The Sound Of Music

  • Directed by: Bill Deamer
  • Written by: Richard Rodgers (music)

A new production, from Bill Kenwright, of the romantic musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Danielle Hope features as Maria, Steven Houghton is Captain Von Trapp, and the production is directed by Martin Connor.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 24 Jun

£23.40–£48.90 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 27 Jun

£23.40–£48.90 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 1 Jul

£23.40–£48.90 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 4 Jul

£23.40–£48.90 / 0844 847 2325

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Thu 9 Jul

£18.50–£38.50 / 01323 412000

Sat 11 Jul

£18.50–£38.50 / 01323 412000

Thu 16 Jul

£18.50–£38.50 / 01323 412000

Sat 18 Jul

£18.50–£38.50 / 01323 412000

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 22 Jul

£18.50–£42 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 25 Jul

£18.50–£42 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 29 Jul

£18.50–£42 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 1 Aug

£18.50–£42 / 0844 848 2700

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The Man Who Planted Trees

Funny and moving puppet show about a shepherd who transforms an area of wasteland into a majestic forest by planting one seed at a time. Age 7+.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Thu 9 Apr

£7 all tickets / 01224 642230

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Newlands Activity Centre, Peeblesshire

Sat 28 Mar

Adult £7, Children (under 12) £6 / 01968 660 980

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£8.50 (Children £6.50) / 0131 556 9579

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 28 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01722 434434

Epsom Playhouse

Tue 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01372 742555

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Sun 12 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8553 4466

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 4 Apr

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 5 Apr

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 11 Apr

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

…and 5 more dates until 26 Apr

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 24 Oct

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 25 Oct

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 28 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 2 May

£19.50–£60 / 0844 871 7648

Sun 3 May

£19.50–£60 / 0844 871 7648

…and 7 more dates until 17 May

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The African Market

Stalls, exhibits and music celebrating the African community in London.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 020 7613 7498

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