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The Great Canadian Circus

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

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Apr

£11.25–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

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.

Avenue of Remembrance, Colchester

Sun 7 Jun

£6–£12

Beverley Racecourse

Sun 17 May

£6–£12

Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil

Sun 24 May

£6–£12

Mon 25 May

£6–£12

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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

Sun 26 Apr

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

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 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

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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Tunbridge Wells Record Fair

1000's of records and cds for sale, along with music memorabilia, books and magazines from dealers throughout the South-East. All kinds of music from Rock & Pop to Jazz, Blues, Soul, Reggae and more. FREE ENTRY.

King Charles the Martyr Hall, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 27 Jun

Free

Sat 26 Sep

Free

Sat 28 Nov

Free

British Roller Derby Championships Premier League

Auld Reekie Roller Girls present the second leg of the British roller derby championships – expect thrills, spills and badassery on the floor, with stalls, games, a craft corner and – of course – cake for all.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

£12 for a full day ticket; £5 for the last game only; £10 per person for groups of five or more; under 14s free / 0131 661 5351

Netherlands National Circus, Southsea

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

Southsea Common

Sun 26 Apr

£7–£26

Drama Games with Mela … In Greek

Drama games with Greek mythology and legends.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

Sat 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

…and 6 more dates until 27 Jun

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.

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

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 2 Sep

£15.50

Thu 3 Sep

£15.50

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Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Capitol, Horsham

Sun 10 May

£13 / 01403 750 220

Carnegie Theatre, Workington

Thu 28 May

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

The Harlequin, Redhill

Sat 20 Jun

£10.50–£12.50 / 01737 276 500

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A Real Mermaid's Tale: Ripstop Theatre (Over 3s)

Children's puppet show set on the high seas, with pirates, monstrous sea creatures, mermaid treasure and mutinous rats.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sat 4 Jul

£7.50 (£6.50; £6.50; £5.50 concs; £20) / 01722 321744

Zoom Club: Makers

A hands-on animation and photography club for ages 8–12. Booking is essential.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

£9.50 / 07942 358907

Sun 3 May

£9.50 / 07942 358907

Sun 10 May

£9.50 / 07942 358907

…and 7 more dates until 28 Jun

London Children's Ballet: Snow White

LCB's Snow White is a feast for the eyes, with glorious costumes, an original musical score performed by a live orchestra and a cast of 55 highly talented dancers, aged nine to 16.

Peacock Theatre, London WC2A

Sun 26 Apr

£14–£55 / 0844 412 4322

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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Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 3 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sat 4 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sun 5 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Fri 15 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Sat 16 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Sun 17 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

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Hup

Starcatchers and RSNO (SCOTLAND) present a musical performance for wee ones aged 0–2. The relaxed performance includes two violins, a cello, a raccoon and the story of a tree.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Fri 22 May

£12 for an adult and one child; additional children £5; babies in arms £1 / 0131 665 2240

  • 10:30 Hup The Brunton, Musselburgh

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fri 12 Jun

£6.50 (£5; Children £5) / 01383 602302

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 9 May

£6 (Children £4; Family £16) / 01721 725777

  • 14:30 Hup Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles
  • 16:00 Hup Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

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Magical Story Cushions

Bring along your favourite story book and create and decorate a cushion based on your chosen character.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

£6 / 0131 228 1155

Travels, Tribes and Treasure

Explore faraway places with storyteller Anna Lehr.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Up&Go BounceOff

Participants over 1.3m tall can brave the world's biggest inflatable Sydney Harbour Bridge assault course which includes a kangaroo jump over the Great Barrier Reef, a squeeze through the Tropical Eucalyptus rainforest culminating in a climb onto the trampoline bridge for a final bounce into a ball pit representing…

Bernie Spain Gardens, London SE1

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 020 7928 8898

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Ballet Theatre UK: Aladdin

A dazzling re-telling the classic children's story about an orphan, an evil sorcerer and a magic lamp.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 16 May

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.25–£22.25 (£18.25–£20.25; £74) / 020 8688 9291

The Gwyn Hall, Neath

Sun 21 Jun

£15 (£12.50) / 0300 365 6677

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 14 Jun

£20 (£17) / 01491 575698

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The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Moon narrates a magical story of a tap dancer who can only come out at night. A devised solo show with puppets, live music, storytelling and tap dancing.

Haverhill Arts Centre

Wed 27 May

£5 ( £11)

Transdev Keighley Fun Day

Double depot open day - combined with Keighley bus museum April 26, 10:30am - 3pm - free vintage bus rides - free bus wash rides - face painting - entertainment and much more.

Suresnes Road, Skipton

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01274 592702

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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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

Ely Beet Sports & Social Club

Sat 23 May

£0.50; free onsite parking (Children free)

Enterprise South Liverpool Academy

Sat 16 May

£1.50 (Children free)

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