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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

Tue 25 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

Tue 25 Jun

Free entry, pay for individual rides

  • 12:00 – 22:00

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

Tue 25 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0131 228 4051

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

Tue 25 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

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

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.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Tue 25 Jun

£16 / 01743 281281

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

Tue 25 Jun

Free

  • 09:00

The War Of The Worlds Experience

Multi-sensory immersive experience that takes you back to the time of HG Wells' Victorian England. Experience an alien invasion and experience scenes from Jeff Wayne's musical interpretation of the story.

Old Metal Exchange, London EC3A

Tue 25 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Anne Frank + You

An exhibition about Anne Frank’s life and times, including a life-size replica of Anne's room in the Secret Annexe, replica artefacts from Anne's life and the Holocaust, and poignant personal photos of the Frank family. The exhibition also presents contemporary issues of prejudice and discrimination, such as racism in…

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0141 276 1625

Candy Making Masterclasses from Spun Candy

Put your sweet tooth to the test at this candy making workshop.

Spun Candy Spitalfields, London E1

Tue 25 Jun

£30–£170

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Brick Wonders Exhibition

From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, travel through history and explore over 50 models made using half a million LEGO® bricks. More than 50 models will be on the show, from individual pieces that will…

Horniman Museum And Gardens, London SE23

Tue 25 Jun

Times vary / Free / 020 8699 1872

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

Tue 25 Jun

Times vary / Free

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

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.

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Tue 25 Jun

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Tue 25 Jun

£25.50 / 023 8071 1811

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

Toddler Time

Take the wee ones along for songs, stories and fun with a different theme inspired by the museum each week. Suitable for under-twos.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Calling all adventurers! Pick up a 50 things activity guide and head into the gardens to discover our 50 things hot spots: the top place to make a daisy chain, where you can get to know the local wildlife and the best spots to find bugs and mini beasts.

National Trust: Anglesey Abbey And Gardens, Cambridge

Tue 25 Jun

Free Admission applies / 01223 810 080

ABC Dragons Taekwondo

Taekwondo club for all ages and fitness levels.

Glasgow Club Gorbals

Tue 25 Jun

£6 (per month £16) / 0141 276 1490

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Glasgow Club Holyrood

Tue 25 Jun

£6 (per month £16) / 0141 276 1500

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Mount Vernon Community Hall, Glasgow

Tue 25 Jun

£6 / 0141 778 8929

Please note this is a Dragons and Rainbows class.

  • 19:00 – 20:00

£6 / 0141 778 8929

Please note, this is a Juniors Class.

  • 20:00 – 21:00

£6 (per month £16) / 0141 778 8929

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Aesop's Fables (4-7)

Ages 4-7 (S) / Schools Reception – Year 2 / Approx 1 hour TBC / free resource and teacher CPD (Mon 20 May, 10-4) will be available / Unicorn Production, directed by Justin Audibert / We’ve asked a few of our favourite writers to select one of Aesop’s 725 fables and re-tell it for today’s audience. We’re presenting two…

Unicorn Theatre, London SE1

Tue 25 Jun

Weston Theatre

£10–£20 (£9–£17; Children £8–£14) / 020 7645 0560

Busy Bees

Most Tuesdays and Wednesday in term time Lively sessions for Under 5s and their parents/carers. Storytellers change every week, with creative play, enchanting stories from around the world, songs, outdoor play and a whole lot of Horniman fun, created with very young children and their carers in mind. Outdoor play…

Horniman Museum And Gardens, London SE23

Tue 25 Jun

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 020 8699 1872

Curious About Glasgow

Explore Glasgow with these two self-guided walks. If you're feeling up to it, you can also include a treasure hunt for added fun.

Glasgow City Centre

Tue 25 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £5.99–£7.99

Booking is essential.

Daily Telescope Walking Tours

We’ll be hosting our popular Telescope Walking Tours daily for 2019 where you can join one of our friendly Explainers as they take you for a stroll around the base of the impressive Lovell Telescope. You’ll find out more about how the Grade 1 listed Telescope works, explore its fascinating history and discover some of its…

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield

Tue 25 Jun

Free with general admission. / 01477 571 766

Digital Dimensions

May – November Visit the NEW exhibition in Spark gallery for the latest digital activities for kids. Experience colourful motion tracking screens, touch-triggered shapes and games, and crack the code to reveal different digital effects. This NEW exhibition brings together innovative tech, vibrant visual effects and…

Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax

Tue 25 Jun

£0–£13.95 / 01422 330069

  • 10:00 – 16:00