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The Daft Show with Bony Tony

Bony Tony Come and enjoy Bony Tony performing his utter nonsense, if you're daft enough. Why? It's the daftest show anyone's ever seen or heard. And you can join in, if you're daft enough. Relive your childhood stupidity. Bring your kids if you have them, and if you don't have kids, don't bring them. Learn to swim and…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Theatre 3

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Theatre 3

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Dundee Summer Streets Festival

Free aerial shows, street entertainment, live music, workshops and more in this street festival.

City Square, Dundee

Sat 20 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 434940

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sun 21 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 434940

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Enchanted Forest

Due to popular demand, we are bringing the Enchanted Forest back from end March until the beginning of November so that it can be enjoyed by lots more visitors to The Hullabaloo.The Enchanted Forest was the first in a series of specially commissioned play installations which are part of the FREE activities offered at The…

Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington

Mon 24 Jun

Times vary / Free

Tue 25 Jun

Times vary / Free

Wed 26 Jun

Times vary / Free

…and 129 more dates until 2 Nov

The Essex Country Show

Classic country show with horse displays, cookery demonstrations, dog shows and more.

Weald Country Park, Brentwood

Sat 28 Sep

£7.50 (£7; Children £3; under 5s free) / 01277 200305

Sun 29 Sep

£7.50 (£7; Children £3; under 5s free) / 01277 200305

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Stuart Reid – Author Award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid launches his eighth book at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 with an exploration of eggy explosions, big bottom burps and his fear of farts. He even has a fear of saying fart. How do astronauts fart in their space suits? And where does it go? Do their…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

Fri 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

Sat 3 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Miro Kokenov The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for the children and their parents. It is wonderful and memorable entertainment. The Fantastic Magic Show includes a lot of participation from the kids, which keeps the kids active throughout the whole show and brings tonnes of fun and joy for…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

Fri 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

Sat 3 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Free Festival.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Happy Birthday Sir Horace

Blow out 200 birthday candles to Sir Horace Jones, the architectural mind behind Tower Bridge, at this party, featuring an activity table, a treasure hunt and Victorian photo ops.

Tower Bridge, London SE1

Tue 25 Jun

included in admission price / 020 7403 3761

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Wed 26 Jun

included in admission price / 020 7403 3761

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Thu 27 Jun

included in admission price / 020 7403 3761

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 95 more dates until 30 Sep

Heritage Railway Rides

Take a ride back in time on one of the only 1915 heritage steam narrow gauge railway loops still operational on this heritage train ride.

Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway, Sunbury-on-Thames

Sun 30 Jun

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 7 Jul

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Sun 14 Jul

£3 (Children £1) / 01932 765328

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 18 more dates until 17 Nov

Holistic Ways Festival

Featuring psychics, complementary therapies, alternative health products, crafts and more.

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 477 3500

Elphinstone Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 19 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 20 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

Trades Hall of Glasgow

Sat 7 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 2418

Sun 8 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 2418

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Roger Allers, Elton John (music), Tim Rice (lyrics), Mark Mancina (music & lyrics), Lebo M (music & lyrics), Hans Zimmer (music & lyrics), Julie Taymor (lyrics), Irene Mecchi

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 7 Sep

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 8 Sep

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

Tue 10 Sep

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

…and 63 more dates until 23 Nov

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 5 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 6 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 7 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

…and 52 more dates until 9 Feb 2020

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Tue 25 Jun

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Wed 26 Jun

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Thu 27 Jun

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

…and 144 more dates until 15 Dec

Madagascar the Musical

A musical adaptation of DreamWorks' hit animated film Madagascar, featuring Alex the Lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 19 Sep

£13–£55.90

Fri 20 Sep

£13–£55.90

Sat 21 Sep

£13–£55.90

Sun 22 Sep

£13–£55.90

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 31 Jul

£13–£52.90 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 1 Aug

£13–£52.90 / 0844 871 7648

Fri 2 Aug

£13–£52.90 / 0844 871 7648

…and 2 more dates until 4 Aug

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Wed 16 Oct

£11–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

Thu 17 Oct

£11–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

Fri 18 Oct

£11–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

…and 2 more dates until 20 Oct

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Matilda: The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Tim Minchin (adaptation, music & lyrics), Roald Dahl (book), Dennis Kelly (adaptation)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Cambridge Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 25 Jun

£26–£157 / 0844 412 4652

Wed 26 Jun

£26–£157 / 0844 412 4652

Thu 27 Jun

£26–£157 / 0844 412 4652

…and 284 more dates until 24 May 2020

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Tue 25 Jun

£25.50 / 023 8071 1811

Wed 26 Jun

£25.50 / 023 8071 1811

Thu 27 Jun

£25.50 / 023 8071 1811

…and 8 more dates until 6 Jul

Nunney Street Fayre

A street market and fair with stalls, music, food and children's activities, with all funds going towards improving and supporting the local village and surrounding communities.

English Heritage: Nunney Castle

Sat 3 Aug

0370 333 1181

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Portobello Summer Festival

Full day festival filled with a variety of music acts.

Acklam Village Market, London W10

Sun 21 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Quaker Summer Ceilidh

A family-friendly ceilidh open to all with licensed bar serving local and organic treats, three sets from Hud Yer Wheesht ceilidh band, raffle, games and summer foods available. 100% of profits from door, food and bar and all proceeds from the raffle will be split equally between Bellfield, Edinburgh Tool Library, Aid…

Bellfield, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

£4.41–£13.21

The Royal International Air Tattoo

Expect an extra lavish display this year as the 2018 Air Tattoo has been selected by the RAF to be the international celebration of the RAF's Centenary. It's a three day event with over seven hours of flying each day and dramatic flypasts to celebrate the Centenary. In 2017, 246 aircraft from 32 air arms in 26 countries…

RAF Fairford

Fri 19 Jul

£47 (under 18s free) / 01285 713456

  • 07:00 – 19:00

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. The change of seasons is brought to life through wild drumming, fire-dancing, acrobatics, and vibrant costumes.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sandymoor Fete

Series of activities and entertainment for the entire family, including craft stalls, wellie throwing and fayre games.

Sandymoor Village Green

Sat 13 Jul

Free

  • 12:00

Sheffield Makers Fair

Over 40 stalls offering contemporary wares for sale, including textiles, ceramics, paintings, drawings, jewellery and more.

St Mary's Church, Sheffield

Sat 21 Sep

£1 (under 16s free)

Southampton Dog Show

Annual dog show with different pooch categories and plenty of stalls to browse.

St James Park, Southampton

Sun 22 Sep

Free / 02380779763

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Stick by Me

A show about friendship, play and the importance of the small stuff.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sat 14 Sep

£6.50 / 01383 602302

StrongWomen Science

Ages 5+ A new show starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun lively and fast-paced…

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 31 Jul

£10 per child / 01223 332900

Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Play People Productions Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world… quite literally! The planet needs all the help it can get and we can't rely on David Attenborough to do all the work! The young superheroes will be defeating human actions; learning ways to fight climate…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

The Green

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 18 Aug

T. rex in Town

The only original skeleton of a T. rex currently touring in the world is on display until the end of July. There are also interactive displays, fossilised dinosaur footprints and a bespoke exhibition shop.

Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

Wed 26 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

Thu 27 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

…and 34 more dates until 31 Jul

3 Harbours Arts Festival

A diverse mix of art, music, performance and heritage which has been hosted by the delightful East Lothian locations of Prestonpans, Port Seton and Cockenzie for over a decade now.

Various venues: East Lothian

Sat 29 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 30 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Mon 1 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 6 more dates until 7 Jul