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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.

Devil's Dyke, Brighton

Sat 4 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Sun 5 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Mon 6 Apr

£3 / 0844 567 0635

Fenton House, London NW3

Fri 3 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Sat 4 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Sun 5 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Mon 6 Apr

£3 plus admission £6.50, child £3, family £16 / 020 7435 3471

Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Fri 3 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Sat 4 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Sun 5 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

Mon 6 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

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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

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 4 Apr

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

Sun 5 Apr

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

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Hop around on the trail of Lindt Gold Bunny. Follow the clues to lead you to the chocolatey treat.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Tue 31 Mar

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

Wed 1 Apr

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

Thu 2 Apr

Free once inside the garden / 0845 260 9000

…and 10 more dates until 12 Apr

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

Wed 1 Apr

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

Thu 2 Apr

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 4 more dates until 6 Apr

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

…and 14 more dates until 19 Apr

Cinderella: The Exhibition

Original costumes designed by Sandy Powell and props from Disney's new live action film of the classic fairytale directed by Kenneth Branagh, including Cinderella's glass slipper, which was made from a solid Swarovski crystal with 221 facets in a light-reflecting Crystal Blue Aurora Borealis coating.

Leicester Square, London WC2H

Tue 31 Mar

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Wed 1 Apr

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Thu 2 Apr

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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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 Gruffalo Experience

Embark on a fun and interactive journey into the deep dark wood to meet the Gruffalo and other characters from the world famous children's picture book at Meadowhall Sheffield.

Meadowhall Showground, Sheffield

Tue 31 Mar

£7.50

Wed 1 Apr

£7.50

Thu 2 Apr

£7.50

…and 10 more dates until 12 Apr

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

Arduaine Garden, Oban

Fri 3 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Sat 4 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 493 2216

Balmacara Estate, Kyle

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0844 493 2233

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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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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

£14 (£7)

Doncaster Racecourse

Sun 26 Apr

£6–£12 / 01302 304200

Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames

Sun 5 Apr

£6–£12

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Cirque Surreal: The Voyagers

A dynamic fusion of circus, dance, drama and comedy will highlight the outstanding talents of world class artistes, in this spectacular show for all the family.

The Lowry, Salford

Fri 3 Apr

£11–£26 / 08432 086000

Sat 4 Apr

£11–£26 / 08432 086000

Sun 5 Apr

£11–£26 / 08432 086000

Mon 6 Apr

£11–£26 / 08432 086000

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 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

Sat 18 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Tue 14 Apr

£13.50–£16 / 01322 220000

Wed 15 Apr

£13.50–£16 / 01322 220000

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Easter Egg Trail

An opportunity to hunt for hidden clues, find Easter eggs and explore the estate.

National Trust: Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted

Fri 3 Apr

£3 / 01442 851227 / 755572

Sat 4 Apr

£3 / 01442 851227 / 755572

Sun 5 Apr

£3 / 01442 851227 / 755572

Mon 6 Apr

£3 / 01442 851227 / 755572

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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Glasgow Vet School Rodeo

A day of animal-based fun. The event is organised by Glasgow veterinary students with monies raised going to charity.

Garscube Estate, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£7 (£3; Family £15; under 3s free)

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Incredible Power of Light

A replica of The Vulcan laser forms the centrepiece of this exhibition on light, along with interactive exhibits, talks from scientists and a series of family-friendly activities.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

…and 5 more dates until 30 Apr

Lost in Space

What is it like to grow up in the vastness of the Milky Way? Should we love or fear the universe? What happens when two galaxies collide? Lose yourself in the depths of the cosmos in an immersive and interactive experience complete with music and zooming images of the universe and remote sensing interactive technology.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 8 Apr

Amazing Bubble Man

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

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 4 Apr

£12.50 (Children £10; £40) / 01284 758000

Artsdepot, London N12

Tue 31 Mar

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Fri 10 Apr

£12 / 02476 553055

Sat 11 Apr

£12 / 02476 553055

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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

ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 10 more dates until 29 Jun back to top

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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The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush and his human chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) present to you a show jam packed with fun, storytelling and song.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 9 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 01284 758000

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 13 Aug

£15–£30

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Sat 4 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 020 8507 5607

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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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Two, Four, Six, Eight: Shoofly Theatre

A children's show which uses music, balloons and too much wrapping paper to show that numbers and counting can be fun.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Tue 31 Mar

£7 / 0117 902 0344

Wed 1 Apr

£7 / 0117 902 0344

Thu 2 Apr

£7 / 0117 902 0344

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

I bet it's been a while since you looked for a selection of hidden toy corgis aboard a boat, so refresh your memory and indulge in the old pastime this Easter weekend. There's a prize to play for, after all.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

Sat 4 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

Mon 6 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

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