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The Gingerbread Man

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!

Join the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all times! A mix of puppetry, live action, music and stunning staging!

WHY? Run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!

Age guidance 3+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 3 and 10 Feb)
11.30am – 12.15pm | Mon 17 Feb only 10.30am – 11.15am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Spy Monkey

Join Hanuman, our brave and intrepid Monkey Intelligence Officer, on his most important secret mission to date!

He will need to use all his extraordinary superpowers to find and rescue the captured Princess Sita from Ravana, a wicked ten-headed demon King, and could do with your help!

Three incredible performers use hip-hop and Bharata Natyam dance, music and story-telling to excite and engage young audiences and adults alike.

Age guidance 4+ years

WHY? Full of daring and wit, this is a contemporary twist on a classic Indian tale from the Ramayana

Studio

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Slime

Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach.

Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends.

Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.Things get sticky.

Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

WHY? ‘A microscopic world of epic adventure… with or without kids its a howling delight’ The Guardian

‘Inclusivity runs right through this piece… Packed with invention and laughs’
★★★★ The Stage

‘Perfect for the age range it’s aimed at’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘A real heart-warming delight’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh49

‘Highly recommend this show as a really welcoming, fun and exciting way into theatre for small children’ ★★★★ Theatre Bubble

’10 out of 5 stars - Isobel aged 4’ Edinburgh Life With Kids

‘The Herd have created a vibrant and inviting playground-set that encourages the touching and feeling of the various spongy, slimy and crunchy materials around you’
Hot Potato

‘Perfectly pitched performance…The set had the delightful feel of muted, gentle soft play’ The Yorkshire Times

Studio
45 mins plus 15 minutes stay and play.
£11 (£9 under 16s)
£36 Family and Friends ticket (4 people)

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Concertini with The Haystacks Band (Relaxed)

Grab your tiny dancers for a toe-tapping concert of hits performed in a fresh, upbeat Country Pop style.

With music from Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. Concertinis are a relaxed environment, ideal for children with SEND.

Age Guidance: all ages

WHY? The Haystacks are joined by Makaton signer Rachel Davison

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

He combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

WHY? From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

@bubguy
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Amazing Bubbleman Website

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this Easter!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Mon 6 Apr - TBC
Tues 7 Apr - TBC
Wed 8 Apr - The Smartest Giant in Town
Thur 9 Apr - TBC
Sat 11 Apr - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Mon 13 Apr - TBC
Tues 14 Apr - Pippi Longstocking Visits the Circus
Wed 15 Apr - The Gruffalo
Thur 16 Apr - TBC
Fri 17 Apr - TBC
Sat 18 Apr - TBC


Mon 6 - Thur 9 Apr and Sat 11 Apr
Mon 13 - Sat 18 Apr
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

Please note in a change to the brochure, times for Storytelling are 11am and 1.30pm.

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Quest: Digital Zone

An interactive digital arts space; part of Quest Family Fest, the Norden Farm Family Arts Festival.


Just Dance!

Thur 9, Sat 11, Sun 12, Mon 13, Sun 19 Apr

Gather your friends and family and Just Dance like nobody's watching!

Free

Workshop: DJing Taster

Wed 8 Apr

A crash course in switching and mixing! Learn the basics with our in-house DJs.

10am - 12pm | 8 - 12 years

1pm - 3pm | Family workshop

£12 per person

Workshop: Light Up Your Dance!

Fri 17 Apr

Make a light up wearable that changes colour and pattern when you move.

10am - 11.30am | 6 - 10 years

12pm - 1.30pm | Families

2.30pm - 4pm | 11+ years

£12 per person

Workshop: Kaoss Jam - Music Tech

Sat 18 Apr

Learn to make your own tunes and beats using our music tech kit.

10am - 11.30am | 6 - 10 years

12pm - 1.30pm | Families

2.30pm - 4pm | 11+ years

£12 per person

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this school holiday.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Mon 6 Apr - TBC
Tues 7 Apr - TBC
Wed 8 Apr - TBC
Thur 9 Apr - Sand Art Gingerbread Houses and Men
Sat 11 Apr - Bubble Wrap Butterflies and Bubble Painting
Mon 13 Apr - Design and Make a Wooden Gingerbread Man
Tues 14 Apr - Hanging Sheep Decoration and Sheep Masks
Wed 15 Apr - TBC
Thur 16 Apr - TBC
Fri 17 Apr - TBC


Age guidance: 5-8 years.

10am - 10.45am
£5 per child

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