How to keep the family busy this holiday

LONDON

Havil Hall Mrs Plug the Plumber. Peckham Varieties production of Allan Ahlberg's kids' tale. Havill Street, SE5 (0171-708 5401) 19-21 Apr, 2pm.

London Transport Museum On The Right Track. Design your own sports posters and other decorations in a fun hands-on workshop. Covent Garden, WC2 (0171- 379 6344) 19-22 Apr, phone for details.

Lauderdale House Children's Easter Dance and Music Workshops. A variety of workshops based on the theme of food. Waterlow Park, N6 (0171-281 9364) 18-21 Apr, 9am-12.30pm.

Sadler's Wells Fireman Sam Saves the Day. The cartoon favourite takes to the stage. Rosebery Avenue, EC1 (0171-278 8916) 19 Apr, 2pm & 4.30pm, 20, 21, 23 Apr, 10.30am & 2pm, 22 Apr, 10.30am, 2pm, 4.30pm.

Ragged School Museum Spring Hats And Bonnets. Workshop for children aged six and over. Copperfield Road, E3 (0181-980 6405) 19 Apr, 11am-1pm, 2pm- 4pm.

Unicorn Theatre for Children (Arts Theatre) Winnie The Pooh. Workshop giving five to eight year olds the chance to create their own adventure for the cuddly bear. Great Newport Street, WC2 (0171-836 3334) 18-19 Apr, 2pm-4pm. And Ship Ahoy!. Experience life as a sailor and learn about life at sea in this workshop for ages four and five. Great Newport Street, WC2 (0171-836 3334) 18 Apr, 11am-1pm.

SOUTH-EAST

CROYDON Ashcroft Theatre Playdays: Live on Stage. Stars from the kids' TV programme join together to try to solve a wicked mystery. Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, (0181-688 9291) 19-21 Apr, 11am & 2pm, 22 Apr, 11am, 2pm, 4.30pm.

LUTON Luton Regional Sports Centre Humpty Dumpty and the Queen of Hearts. The nursery-rhyme characters in a brand-new stage show. St Thomas Road, (01582-416772) 19 Apr, 2pm.

POTTERS BAR Wyllyotts Centre George and the Dragon. Krazy Kat Theatre Company's production of the traditional mummers play with puppets, tricks and lots of audience involvement for children of five and over. Darkes Lane, (01707-645005) 19 Apr, 3pm.

WINDSOR Windsor Arts Centre Sonia the Baby Seal. The story of a baby seal swept up on the sea shore and her following adventures, for ages three to seven. The Old Court, St Leonard's Road, (01753-859336) 19 Apr, 11am.

MIDLANDS

BURTON-ON-TRENT Brewhouse Peter Pan. Action-packed version by the Edinburgh Puppet Company. Union Street, (01283-516030) 19 Apr, 2pm & 7.30pm.

SOUTH-WEST

BRISTOL Bristol Old Vic The Great Ape. Hilarious adventures of two keepers who steal an ape from their zoo. King Street, (0117-925 0250) 19 Apr, 11.30am.

NORTH-EAST

SUNDERLAND Empire Theatre Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. High Street West, (0191-514 2517) 19-22 Apr, Wed 7pm, Thur & Fri 2pm & 7pm, Sat 11am, 2.30pm & 7pm.

YORKSHIRE

HUDDERSFIELD Lawrence Batley Theatre Ten In A Bed. Popular children's show about a girl who finds an array of nursery rhyme characters in her bed. Queen Street, (01484-425282) 18 Apr, 11.30am.

NORTH-WEST

STOCKPORT Romiley Forum The Time Wizard. Kids' show featuring hordes of robots and the voice of Jon Pertwee. Compstall Road, (0161-430 6570) 19 Apr, 2pm.

SCOTLAND

BIGGAR Biggar Little Theatre The Tinderbox. Hans Christian Andersen's story told by puppets. Broughton Road, (01899-20631) 19-20, 25 Apr, 12.45pm, 17, 30 Apr, 2pm.

NORTHERN IRELAND

BELFAST King's Hall Easter Tuesday Dog Show. Fun for all the family. Balmoral, (01232-665225/cc 323744) 18 Apr, doors open 9am, judging from 10am.

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