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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sat 29 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sun 30 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Burntisland Summer Fair

All the fun of the fair with something for everyone, including children's and adult rides, side stalls and more candy floss than you can shake a stick at.

Burntisland Links

Sat 29 Jun

Free entry, pay for individual rides

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Sun 30 Jun

Free entry, pay for individual rides

  • 13:00 – 21:00

Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

Hanley Park, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 29 Jun

Sold out

Sun 30 Jun

Sold out

Circus Funtasia

All-human circus with acrobatic, comedy and aerial performers.

Monkton Park, Chippenham

Sat 29 Jun

£8 / 07706168507

Sun 30 Jun

£8 / 07706168507

Circus Extreme

A circus performance that has been five years in the making. Circus Extreme features extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, with performers including Danguir Troupe and Mustafa Danger.

Gyle Park, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

£12–£36

Sun 30 Jun

£12–£36

Truckfest

The UK's largest truck festival with plenty of entertainment for all the family.

Three Counties Showground, Malvern

Sat 29 Jun

£14 (Children £5; Family £33) / 01775 768661

  • 09:00 – 17:30

Sun 30 Jun

£14 (Children £5; Family £33) / 01775 768661

  • 09:00 – 17:30

Royal Greenwich Get Together

A day out celebrating the military traditions of the borough, but with lots of kids' activities including a pop-up circus theatre, a community parade and street food, bars and a farmers' market.

Artillery Square, Woolwich

Sat 29 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

General Gordon Square, London SE18

Sat 29 Jun

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Edinburgh International Film Festival

The oldest continually running film festival in the world, the EIFF draws on its prestige to consistently present abundant programmes of new features, documentaries, retrospectives, shorts, panel discussions and educational workshops, with a few high profile premieres thrown in for good measure.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 4051

Sun 30 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 4051

Alice In Wonderland

See the Alice story brought to life by Immersion Theatre.

National Trust: Houghton Mill, Huntingdon

Sat 29 Jun

£14 Booking essential (Children £10 Booking essential; Family £40 Booking essential) / 01480 301494

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Oakham

Sun 30 Jun

£12.10 (Children £22)

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.

De La Salle School, Saint Helens

Sat 29 Jun

£2 Adults (Children free) / 01744 20511

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

All the terror of the Tudors, replete with all the grizzly details about those murderous kings and queens, brought to the stage with 3D special effects.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7646

Zippo's Circus: The Magnificent Top Hat

Zippo's Circus celebrates more than 250 years of circus entertainment with amazing acts of acrobatics, comic clowns and daredevils.

Riverside Park

Sat 29 Jun

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Sun 30 Jun

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood

Venus fly trap by Chris Thorogood

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Horrible Histories: The Awful Egyptians

Run – tell your mummies – the Egyptians are coming. Straight outta Ancient Egypt come facts about the pyramids and pharaohs in the stage version of Terry Deary's best-selling children's history books.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7646

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Michael Rosen (book), Barb Jungr (music)

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought to the stage for ages 3+.

Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Sat 29 Jun

Over-3s only

0114 272 0455

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.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£17 / 01323 412000

Sun 30 Jun

£13–£17 / 01323 412000

Funbox: The Wild West Show

The Funbox gang saddle up for an adventure in the Wild West.

Barrfields Theatre, Largs

Sun 30 Jun

£12.50 / 01475 689777

Greyfriars Parish Church, Lanark

Sat 29 Jun

£10 / 01555 663363

Oor Wullie's Big Bucket Trail

Track down the 200 designed Oor Wullie statues and 350 mini sculptures scattered around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and beyond, before they're reunited for a two-day exhibition and then auctioned off for charity.

Various venues: Scotland

Sat 29 Jun

Free

  • 09:00

Sun 30 Jun

Free

  • 09:00

Revolution Festival

Family day out at the Falkirk Wheel, featuring the Lock'n'Paddle, food stalls, live music, laser tag and more.

The Falkirk Wheel

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 08700 500208

Bach to Baby Family Concerts

A classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers.

St Gabriel's Church, London SW1V

Sun 30 Jun

£12 Adults £12, children FREE / 020 7828 0185

  • 14:00 – 15:00

St Gabriels Church, London SW1V

Sun 30 Jun

£12

St Michael and All Angels Church, London W4

Sat 29 Jun

£8–£12 / 020 8994 1380

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.

Parkers Piece, Cambridge

Sat 29 Jun

£0–£38 (£17; Children free; Family £38) / 0844 248 5142

Sun 30 Jun

£0–£38 (£17; Children free; Family £38) / 0844 248 5142

St David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Outdoor Cinema- The Favourite

It's time to enjoy some well earned down time with your friends and family. Bring the picnic blanket, some snack and maybe even something with bubbles and enjoy our unique experience provided by Sundown Cinema.

National Trust: Hanbury Hall, Droitwich

Sat 29 Jun

£11 Booking essential (Children £6 Booking essential) / 01527 821214

The Secret Garden

Chapterhouse Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett follows young Mary Lennox on her journey of self-discovery to her uncle's house deep in the Yorkshire countryside, where unexpected friends and magical creatures help her to unlock the mystery of the secret garden.

Harewood House, Leeds

Sat 29 Jun

£17.60 (Children £12.10; Family £49.22) / 0113 218 1000

National Trust: Kedleston Hall, Derby

Sun 30 Jun

£17.60 (Family £49.22) / 01332 842191

Summer in Battersea Park

Have all the fun in the sun at Battersea Park, with food and drink stalls out every weekend and a range of family-friendly activities, from movie screenings and live music to the annual Battersea Park Dog Show.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Sat 29 Jun

Sun 30 Jun