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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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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 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

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

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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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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Great Big Dance Off

A national schools dance competition.

Birmingham Town Hall

Mon 20 Apr

£10 / 0121 345 0600

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Wed 29 Apr

£10 / 01303 228600

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Mon 22 Jun

£10 / 0870 607 7533

Netherlands National Circus, Southsea

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

Southsea Common

Tue 21 Apr

£7–£26

Wed 22 Apr

£7–£26

Thu 23 Apr

£7–£26

…and 3 more dates until 26 Apr

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)

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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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

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Thu 30 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

Fri 1 May

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

Sat 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

Sun 3 May

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

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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

Thu 14 May

£7 (£5) / 020 8507 5607

Fri 15 May

£7 (£5) / 020 8507 5607

The Citadel, St Helens

Sun 24 May

£7 (Children £5) / 01744 735436

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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

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

Sat 2 May

£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 9 more dates until 31 May

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

…and 2 more dates until 26 Apr

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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Lizard Stage Two Day Spring Extravaganza

3 Rooms full of Fun & an Outdoor Market with Live Music to celebrate the arrival of Spring, a sneak peak to festival favourite Lizards acts this season..Maypole dances,,Food Stalls,Kids Disco, Walkabout Performances, Photobooth,Healing Sessions…

Tottenham Chances, London N17

Sat 2 May

£20 adv, weekend ticket; £10 adv, day ticket; £5 adv dayt ticket; £8 adv night ticket

Sun 3 May

£20 adv, weekend ticket; £10 adv, day ticket; £5 adv dayt ticket; £8 adv night ticket

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tue 5 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Wed 6 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Fri 8 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Mon 1 Jun

£12 / 08441 717620

Tue 2 Jun

£12 / 08441 717620

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Wed 22 Apr

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0845 330 3565

Thu 23 Apr

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0845 330 3565

Fri 24 Apr

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0845 330 3565

…and 2 more dates until 26 Apr

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Talking Trees Storytelling

Let the RBGE’s volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with tall tales from around the world.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Tutti Frutti Productions: Rapunzel

This is a story about a girl. The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel. Placed high-up in a tower above the world and faced with the challenge of growing-up, she is found alone, dreaming…. Told in an inventive, visual and physical style with live music and magical…

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Wed 27 May

Theater

£8 / 0121 446 3232

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

  • Written by: Nicole Lewis

Les Petits Theatre Company and Greenwich Theatre present the tale of young Flinn who finds a pirate in his cupboard – and embarks on a swashbuckling adventure!

macrobert, Stirling

Sun 26 Apr

£8.50 / 01786 466666

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 26 May

Marlowe Studio

£7.50 / 01227 787787

The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Sat 16 May

£5.50 / 01442 228 091

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How The Koala Learnt To Hug: People’s Theatre Company

Written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, How The Koala Learnt To Hug is a charming new musical about the magic of family and, of course, the importance of a nice warm hug

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 25 May

£8.50 (£7.50; £48) / 01276 707600

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 23 May

£8.50 / 01403 750 220

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Thu 28 May

£8 (£6; £24) / 01235 515144

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Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 23 May

Normal admission charges apply / 01620 850330

The Paper Dolls (Ages 3-7)

Adapted from the acclaimed book by Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, this magical tale is brought to life through puppetry and music in this new co-production between Little Angel Theatre and Polka Theatre.

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Wed 22 Apr

£12 (£10) / 020 7226 1787

Thu 23 Apr

£12 (£10) / 020 7226 1787

Fri 24 Apr

£12 (£10) / 020 7226 1787

…and 43 more dates until 28 Jun

Pop Lock-In

An afternoon lock-in for 4–11 year olds, with everything included in the price. Resident DJs spin the very latest chart tunes and there's a streetdance instructor, karaoke, jewellery making, plus a relaxing parents room and licensed bar.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 25 Apr

£12.95–£154.50

Sat 30 May

£12.95–£154.50

Sat 27 Jun

£12.95–£154.50

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£123.60 / 0131 226 4224

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£123.60 / 0845 166 6039

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£123.60 / 0845 166 6039

Savour

Foodies delight as Edinburgh's top wine merchants, chefs and food and drink producers come together for an afternoon of tasty exploration. There's a mix of artisan producers, local restaurants, craft beers, puddings purveyors, gins, mixologists and wine sellers throughout the venue.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Jul

£12–£15 (under 12 free with paying adult) / 0131 560 1581

£13 (Under 12s free with paying adult) / 0131 560 1581

  • 13:00 – 18:00 Savour Summerhall, Edinburgh
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