Primary Times Northamptonshire - May Half Term 2024

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Hello Readers,

May is here and hopefully bringing us brighter, longer days, more consistent weather, and a taste of summer to come! In anticipation, we bring you an issue full of value-added entertainment and places to visit to help liven our mood and plan for the holidays ahead. Organise your May school break with our guide to the best things to do in the local area. The bank holiday weekend means you’ll find an ever-growing number of events and activities for all ages, with a variety of attractions inviting us to join them for music events, festivals, outdoor trails and shows. And if the sun shines, simply head outdoors to the numerous local parks and playgrounds with a picnic! Elsewhere, as ever, you’ll find a round-up of local news and detailed diary pages for day-to-day planning to help keep everyone happy and amused! We’ll be back again in July with our summer edition, bursting with inspirational ways to fill your free time! In the meantime, enjoy the issue and have a wonderful half term break with your families.



06 A round up of some great events taking place in the area What’s on Where! A variety of places to visit this season The latest news from in and around Northamptonshire An array of theatre, arts and films near you Destinations and activities to fill your half term
08 10 04 14 Primary Times is independently published and distributed free through primary schools in Northamptonshire. It aims to inform families and children about current educational issues, forthcoming events, courses, attractions and to give teachers, pupils and parents the opportunity to participate in the magazine by adding to its contents or by joining in the competitions. It is NOT our intention to publish any racist, sexist or politically based material whatsoever. We also undertake not to carry any advertising which we would consider to be offensive to young families or harmful to the best interests of young children. Primary Times would like to thank all the schools in Northamptonshire for their assistance in distributing the magazine and for their contributions to its contents. We would also like to thank all the advertisers who have supported this publication and therefore made it possible. Please support their endeavours when and where you can. The copyright on all written material, logos and advertising artwork produced by our studio remains with Primary Times or with the relevant contributor. Primary Times is currently publishing over 2 million copies per issue under franchise licences throughout the UK. Primary Times Northamptonshire is operated under franchise licence. Northamptonshire May Half Term 2024 PUBLISHED BY Moonscape Media Ltd 0118 972 4980 EDITOR Michelle Dilger DEPUTY EDITOR Louise Fry PRODUCTION Nathan Pretlove ADVERTISING Niki Whitwell & Suzanne Mason LISTINGS EDITOR Suzanne Watson FEATURES EDITOR Helen Chitham MAY HALF TERM 2024 3

Local NEWS

Read on for the latest news from in and around the Northamptonshire area, including information on those all-important swimming lessons for children.

Dry Kids say it is time to get back outside

Should you let all the recent wet weather stop your little explorers from heading outside to play and have fun? Dry Kids have the answer, with two ranges of outdoor clothing to choose from, let them climb trees and jump in puddles, all while staying dry. The Splash Range of waterproof clothing is made from recycled plastics and includes dungarees, jackets and hats. The Originals Range is available in a vibrant array of bright colours and a variety of sizes. Most popular of all is the Originals Rainsuit consisting of a full-length zip, hood and reflective detailing. But best of all, they are also available in adult sizes! Visit their website today!


Use discount code PTNN10 when ordering online!

Let your child’s aquatic adventure begin with Swimtime

Let kids discover the fun of creativity with the Raspberry Art Club

The Raspberry Art Club is a space for young minds to discover the wonders of art. At their After School Art Club, kids delve into art history and different artistic mediums, developing skills and confidence through creative play. They have freedom to explore their unique creativity, using materials and learning topics to spark inspiration. Their Pre-school and Baby Art Clubs bring together sensory and creative play, experiencing art through touch and colour.

Termly Classes

Wednesday: Pre-school Art Club10.30am, £9

Home Ed Art Club1pm, £12

After School Art Club4pm, £9

Thursday: Baby Art Club9.15am, 10.30am, £9

SQUISHED Creative Messy Play weekend events, £10

Grafton Underwood Village Hall - and there’s always a cuppa for grown-ups! Please visit their website to book.

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The Swimtime story began in 1997. Today Swimtime teaches thousands of swimming lessons to pupils every week in over 200 pools across the UK. Swimtime Home Counties teaches across Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Rugby and delivers high quality lessons that aim to educate water safety as well as development of the four strokes. As swimmers progress through their aquatic adventure, they will achieve awards in line with the programme structure and criteria which allows a smooth transition through each stage. W: ,

Xtreme Virtual Reality brings the excitement right to your door!

Calling all parents looking for the perfect present! Surprise your loved ones with an unforgettable experience. If you’re looking for something different to book for your child’s birthday party or any special event, then look no further! Xtreme Virtual Reality come to you, right to your doorstep, for a stress-free party! Dive into a world of virtual reality, fun and excitement. Whether it’s an adrenaline-pumping solo session or a fantastic VR birthday party with friends, Xtreme Virtual Reality has got you covered! They are also available for schools, private events, festivals, weddings, or anything else! The fun is unlimited - for the 360-degree machine simulator, they have over 20 experiences; the double egg chair has over 100 experiences. The experiences vary from Gummy Bear to Rollercoaster, Ghost, Ocean, Dinosaur World, Mountains, Flights, and lots more! W:


A budding young musician? Apply now for NMPAT County Auditions

Are you a young person interested in music and performing arts? Would you like to rehearse and perform with other, like-minded individuals? Why not audition for a County Ensemble? NMPAT offers a wide range of performing arts, activities including bands, choirs, orchestras, chamber groups and jazz ensembles, and Young Actors Company! County Ensemble auditions and rehearsals take place at NMPAT, 125 Kettering Road, Northampton. Each group rehearses weekly during term time and performs in concerts and festivals throughout the year, at venues including Northampton’s Derngate. All auditions are free to attend; membership of a County Ensemble is subject to a termly subscription, and financial support is available for families in need. The closing date for applications is Friday 24th May, and auditions will take place during the week commencing Monday 8th July, for membership to begin in September. Full details, including department-specific requirements, can be found on their website. W:

Create brighter futures together with The Old Station Nurseries

Located in Harpole, Little Houghton and Wellingborough, The Old Station nurseries provide full time and part time care for children aged 0-5 years old, with available sessions all year round. What matters most across all the nurseries, is that children feel safe and happy and leave nursery with a love for learning, and the possibility to succeed in all that comes next. Each nursery is truly unique, with a rich and diverse curriculum, ensuring no two days are the same. The qualified and passionate nursery team aim to inspire, innovate, and nurture, to Create Brighter Futures Together for children and their families. Spaces available for this spring, summer and beyond. Funded places are available. Please visit their website to book a tour.


Learn and develop an essential life skill with Northampton Swimming Club

Northampton Swimming Club is a not-for-profit organisation that provides swimming lessons and coaching every day after school and at weekends for children of all ages, in and around Northampton. They are based at The Northampton High School, The Duston School, Weston Favell Academy and Headlands School. Their classes range from Parent and Baby lessons to advanced lessons, to development squads and international swimmers within their competitive programme. They are a Swim England SwimMark accredited club with fully qualified teachers and coaches. Their aim is to help children to gain a life skill, improve water confidence and learn new techniques in a fun and safe environment, whilst achieving badges and certificates at every level. During school holidays, they host intensive swimming and stroke development courses to aid the progression of each swimmer.

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Four weeks of free training for new beginners at TISKA Karate

TISKA (Traditional International Shotokan Karate Association) heads up clubs nationally and internationally. TISKA was established by Gursharan Sahota, the Chief Instructor (8th Dan) and founder. He achieved the high grade of 8th Dan in 2015 and was asked to accept the title of “Shihan” meaning Master Instructor. This title is given as a sign of respect for the person named. Shihan currently teaches over 40 classes per week to students in Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Amersham, Berkhamsted, Dunstable, Maidenhead, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire and has bought many hundreds of students to Black belt standard and beyond. Karate is the ultimate in self-defence and promotes fitness, self-awareness, confidence, etiquette, respect and self-discipline. Students at TISKA start from the age of four upwards, and as a family-based club, many families train together. Shihan offers all new beginners four weeks of free training upon joining TISKA. For all enquiries, please contact them directly. T: 01753 882012 E: MAY HALF TERM 2024 5 Local NEWS


Read on to discover the family-friendly events going on, from shows to train rides, guaranteed to keep all ages entertained!

Family fun at Northampton’s Eid Festival


Northampton’s Eid Festival takes place on Sunday 19th May from 12noon-6pm at Becket’s Park. All are welcome to this free, cultural community festival, organised by the Northampton Eid Management Group, which will include live entertainment, craft and cultural stands, delicious food stalls and a range of inflatable games, such as Football Slide and the ever-popular Bouncy Castle. Enjoy on stage music from Dhol and African drummers and the Old Savoy Jazz Band, along with performances from Indian and Polish Dance groups, plus much more! Additional event details can be found on Northampton Town Council’s website. W:

Bluey’s Big Play: The Stage Show at Royal & Derngate


When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life in this UK premiere! An extra show has been added for the Sunday, so head online to book your tickets now!


Strawberries & Steam and Model Weekend - action packed fun at Northampton & Lamport Railway



Northampton & Lamport Railway is perfect for all the family offering value for money and a memorable, relaxing day out! Why not indulge in a Strawberries and Steam experience on 26th & 27th May? Revel in a rejuvenating steam train ride from a bygone era with strawberries and cream for all visitors. For all railway enthusiasts, there’s a treat in store at the Model Weekend on 1st & 2nd June, where trains of all sizes come together for two days of action-packed fun in a new event! Enjoy full-sized steam and heritage diesel train rides, miniature steam railways, garden railways and model railways, together with modelling trader stalls. And don’t forget to treat Dad for Father’s Day on Sunday 16th June, with a train ride and tasty cream tea! For all events, you’ll find the buffet serving hot & cold drinks, ice creams and freshly prepared hot food; a souvenir shop; and free parking!



Described by Simon Cowell as ‘an incredible talent’, Cillian reached the Britain’s Got Talent final in 2023 where he finished in the top three. His performances online have now been some of the most watched of the entire series, reaching over 500 million views in just a few weeks. The show features special guest Ryland Petty from America’s Got Talent. Cillian promises to enchant and amaze audiences across the UK and Ireland with a show for the entire family, for all ages. See Cillian at Castle Theatre Wellingborough on Saturday 3rd August.

“I’m super excited to go on my first ever tour and meet the audiences who supported me on Britain’s Got Talent!” Buy your tickets online now!


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May 26th & 27th

Strawberries & Steam

June 1st & 2nd Model Weekend

June 16th

Father’s Day Also Cream Tea Specials

July 21st Cream Tea Specials

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Half Term FUN

Discover thrilling theme parks and family fun days out this half term and beyond. Great destinations for young ones with boundless energy.

Burn energy, have fun and gain confidence with Proaction Martial Arts

Proaction Martial Arts, the national award-winning martial arts school in Northampton, is opening its doors to new students this year, and not only in the 4-6 year old category. They have classes specifically for 7 to 13s, as well as adults and families too. During the May half term, they will be repeating their successful Holiday Camp where you can book your child (aged 6-12) for a funpacked two days on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May, from 9am to 4.30pm. The kids will be welcomed to a purpose built, welcoming facility, for an action-packed two days, making new friends, burning lots of energy, and having unlimited fun! You can book your child’s space at  or visit the main club website to book a free trial lesson. W:

Gulliver’s Theme Parks guarantees you one of the best value family days out in



There’s a great selection of rides and attractions available alongside play areas that are perfect for younger children at each of Gulliver’s four UK resorts in Matlock Bath, Warrington, Milton Keynes and Rother Valley. You can extend the adventure with an Eat, Sleep, Play! package, which includes a charming one night’s stay in a choice of themed rooms and lodges. An evening meal is included too, alongside entertainment, a breakfast bite, and lots of cherished family memories. And don’t forget parking is completely FREE every time you visit.


See the voucher in this magazine for ‘5 for the price of 2’ at all

Gulliver’s Theme Parks!

Half term family adventures await at Wicksteed!

Are you seeking family thrills this half term? Head to Wicksteed for an action-packed May-hem half term from 25th May-2nd June, where you can dive head first into a whole heap of fun that the entire family will enjoy! Wristbands start from just £20, and little ones under 0.9m enjoy free admission*. If you’re not into the exhilarating rush of their rides, you can also enjoy a stroll around the lush green spaces or pay a visit to their friendly animals at Wicky’s Farmyard!


(*Children under 0.9m do not require a ticket or wristband but must be accompanied by a ticket or wristband holder. See the website for details of height restrictions. Rides and attractions may be closed for maintenance or may not operate during inclement weather. Please check their website for the latest availability updates.)

Adrenaline-fuelled excitement at Whilton Mill Karting

Keep the kids entertained during half term with a visit to Whilton Mill Karting & Outdoor Activities. As the UK’s most raced at outdoor go-karting circuit, there’s always something on... but it’s not all about the karting. Of course, karting is one of the most popular activities with ‘arrive and drive’ sessions available for children aged 6 and up from just £30 per driver. They also offer junior archery and junior offroad buggies. Make a day of it by including a meal in their fabulous restaurant and finish off with freshly whipped ice cream, slushies, or milkshakes. If you are planning to organise a birthday party, Whilton Mill offers party packages from £35 per driver, which includes party food and prizes. Height, age, and minimum number restrictions apply. T: 01327 843822 W:


Experience Ancient Adventures at Stanwick Lakes this May half term…

Along with pottery-painting and ranger-led activities! Travel back in time this school holiday to take on Boudicca’s Iron Age Quest - a trail to search for supplies and match stickers (£3.50) - or perhaps you’ll make and decorate an Iron Age shield (£1)? Available all week, these activities culminate with the Iron Age Settlement Open Day on 1st June - a ‘living history’ celebration experience - with blacksmithing and woodworking demos, weaving and crafting activities, magical storytelling and a chance to try ancient foods. These are all National Lottery Funded heritage projects, so they are FREE to attend, thanks to National Lottery players.

Ranger-led pond-dipping and den-building will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the holidays and can be booked via the website. For pottery painting you can just drop in! Parking charges apply.


Swimming and Soft Play options at Trilogy this half term

Trilogy Swim School delivers swimming lessons at Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Lings Forum and Mounts Baths for all ages. Their School Holiday Swim Camps improve confidence and ability in the water and are available to Junior Active members aged four plus. The swim camps also cover different stroke techniques in detail. Courses run for one or five consecutive days and are FREE to Junior Active members! Trilogy’s Berzerk soft play is FREE to Junior Active members aged under 10 Monday-Friday during term time. Plus, discounted entrance at weekends and during school holidays. Play sessions do not need to be booked in advance, just turn up… perfect if you find yourself with some time to fill over half term!

For all half term activities and details of how to become a Junior Active member please visit their website.


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Raspberry Art Club

Grafton Underwood Village Hall

A space for young minds to discover the wonders of art. At their After School Art Club, kids delve into art history and different artistic mediums, developing skills and confidence through creative play. Their Preschool and Baby Art Clubs bring together sensory and creative play, experiencing art through touch and colour. Squished messy play weekends also take place.

Trilogy Leisure

Cripps Recreation, Danes Camp, Duston Sports, Lings Forum and Mounts Baths are open for family fun and pre-booked holiday activities.

Opportunities for Children


NMPAT enables music and artistic education opportunities for children and young people. The Trust has a national reputation for the quality and consistency of its provision and alumni can be found in nearly every conservatoire and professional orchestra in the country! Small group and individual instrumental and vocal lessons are available in schools across Northamptonshire.

We take great care to ensure this information is correct at the time of going to press. However, we would advise parents to phone and check details prior to making a long trip …or promise!

Swimming Lessons

Everyone Active

Award-winning swimming lessons at your local Everyone Active leisure centre, for children aged from just 4 months old. Available at Moulton Leisure Centre and Daventry Leisure Centre.

Friday 17th May

VW Breakout

Santa Pod Raceway

Family friendly VW weekender!

Doorslammers on track, Show & Shine, music and more. Running until 19th May.

Saturday 18th May

International Waendel Walk

Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

The 43rd International Waendel Walk is at the Castle Theatre - the start and finish point of all the walks. It will be run by Wellingborough Town Council supported by the Waendel Walk Working Group.

Foodbank Weekend

Gulliver’s Theme Parks

Book discounted theme park tickets from £14pp in support of local foodbank charities. Simply take a non-perishable food item to donate on the day to help support people in crisis across the UK. Also on 19th May.

Sunday 19th May

Northampton EID Festival

Becket’s Park, Northampton

Featuring inflatables, stalls and live entertainment. 12-6pm.

Saturday 25th May

Nature Detective Family Trail

Lyveden New Bield

Become a nature detective with a trail around the grounds at Lyveden. Discover nature clues and use your ID sheet to eliminate suspects from your enquiries. Runs until 31st May.

Half Term May-hem!

Wicksteed Park

Prepare for an incredible adventure with thrilling rides and attractions that promise to make this May-hem one to remember. If you’re not into the exhilarating rush of the rides, you can also enjoy a stroll around the lush green spaces or pay a visit to their friendly animals at Wicky’s Farmyard! Running until 2nd June.

Satellite Safari National Space Centre, Leicester

This half term head out on a space safari to discover how satellites can help us to understand changes in the animal kingdom. Running until 2nd June.

Next Box Monitoring Walk

Stanwick Lakes

Experience young birds up close! Led by experienced nest recorders trained by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), you are invited to witness these conservation efforts, first hand. 10am12pm. £3 adults, £2 children. Booking is essential.

Sunday 26th May

Strawberries and Cream Specials

Northampton and Lamport Railway

Enjoy a steam train ride with strawberries and cream for all visitors. Also on 27th May.

Monday 27th May

Half Term Karting

Whilton Mill Karting

Keep the kids entertained! As the UK’s most raced at outdoor go-karting circuit, there’s always something on, including ‘arrive and drive sessions’ available for children aged 6+.

Half Term Fun

Stanwick Lakes

Lots of fun activities this week including a trail and the chance to make and decorate an Iron Age Shield. Running until 31st May.

Tuesday 28th May

Outdoor Tuesday - Whose Poo?

Lyveden New Bield

Join the outdoor family fun activity making your own playdough poo. Friendly volunteers are on hand to help you identify which animal has made that poo! £2 per activity.

Wednesday 29th May

Half Price Soft Play

Tigers Indoor Play, Daventry

Enjoy half price admission for up to two children and two adults to this great children’s soft play centre! Cut out the voucher from within this magazine to benefit from the offer. Valid Wednesday to Sunday.

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Thursday 30th May

Craft Thursday - Nature Diaries

Lyveden New Bield

Fascinated with animals and nature?

A family fun activity making nature journals.

Saturday 1st June

Model Weekend

Northampton and Lamport Railway

Trains of all sizes come together for this new event! Enjoy full-sized steam and heritage diesel train rides, miniature steam railways, garden railways and model railways, together with modelling trader stalls. Also on 2nd June.

Iron Age Settlement Open Day Stanwick Lakes

Join the Ancient Adventures and celebrate the official opening of the Iron Age Settlement, designed and built by their heritage volunteers! A ‘living history’ experience for all the family to see what life in the Nene Valley would have been like 2000 years ago. Blacksmithing and woodworking demonstrations, weaving and craft activities, magical storytelling, and a chance to try ancient foods! FREE to attend, thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Car parking charges apply.

Saturday 8th June

Plan a VR Experience

Xtreme Virtual Reality

If you are planning a special event this summer consider booking an unforgettable experience. XVR come to you with tons of varied experiences to choose from. Great for birthday parties, schools, festivals and weddings.

Northampton Carnival

A Festival For All Cultures! The streets of Northampton will be alive with floats and costumes as the fabulous procession passes by. At the Racecourse Park from 12noon there will be a wide variety of entertainment taking place.

Sportsman Nationals

Santa Pod Raceway

National Drag Racing Championship event, with a huge variety of race cars and bikes. Also on 9th June.

Sunday 9th June

Soap Box Derby

Hall Park, Rushden

Get planning for the annual Soapbox Derby! Visit the website for an entry form.

Green Living Fair

Stanwick Lakes

An inspiring day dedicated to ecoconsciousness and environmental actions. Explore a variety of eco-friendly products and services that promote sustainability. Hear about the work at Stanwick Lakes, with fun activities for all the family, including nature crafts.

Saturday 15th


Let’s Rock Northampton Delapré Abbey

This British retro festival will bring nonstop nostalgic fun for all the family! Gates open at 11am and there are activities for the kids. The line up includes Billy Ocean, Jason Donvan, Heaven 17 and more.

Father’s Day Weekend

Gulliver’s Theme Parks

Adults go free when accompanied by one full paying child throughout Father’s Day weekend! This special offer is available at all Gulliver’s Theme Parks on both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday 16th June

Father’s Day

Northampton and Lamport Railway

Dads ride for free when accompanied by fare paying passengers!

A Perfect Day - James Arthur Delapre Park, Northampton

James Arthur performs as part of the Bitter Sweet Love World Tour at the ‘A Perfect Day’ Festival.

Father’s Day

Stanwick Lakes

Whether it’s a walk around the lakes, a trip to the theatre or celebrating with a Ploughmans lunch, you are guaranteed to have a memorable day.

Saturday 22nd June

Jamboree Weekend

Gulliver’s Theme Parks

In partnership with The Scouts Association. Perfect for Uniformed Youth Groups, enjoy bushcraft sessions, cookery school, jamboree discovery trail and all the regular rides and attractions. Running until 23rd June.

Great Expectations by Quantum Theatre

Canons Ashby

Outdoor theatre at its best in the Paddock of Canons Ashby - take a picnic, rugs or picnic chairs and dress for the weather.

Thursday 4th July

British Grand Prix


Running until 7th July.

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All the very best theatre, arts and films near you. Book a spectacular show for your family this season.

Castle Theatre


Saturday 1st June


Set sail with the talented cast of performers as they take you on an action-packed journey to find the legendary buried treasure. But beware! Davina the Sea Witch and her notorious crew of pirates are ready to thwart their every move.

Saturday 15th-Sunday 16th June


Aimed at families, this show takes you on a musical journey as you join Ranger Joe, Ranger Nora & the rest of the Jurassic rangers to help save the day from an evil man who is trying to shut down the Jurassic zoo.

Saturday 3rd August


Cillian O’Connor is bringing his first ever live stage show on tour to the UK. His show features his special guest Ryland Petty from America’s Got Talent. Cillian promises to enchant and amaze audiences with a show for the entire family.

The Core Corby

Friday 17th-Sunday 19th May


Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales) are back, with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe (Zog), for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.

Saturday 25th May



The Dolly Popz are three pop culture Princesses: Flossy, Blossom & Honey, living their best lives and achieving their Dolly Dreamz together! This is your chance to join them at their high energy Pop Party!

Thursday 30th MaySaturday 1st June


Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver! follows the story of a small boy with a big heart as he journeys from a desolate workhouse to the paved streets of Victorian London in search of love and a place to call home.

The Old Savoy Northampton

Tuesday 28th May



The Dolly Popz are three pop culture Princesses: Flossy, Blossom & Honey, living their best lives and achieving their Dolly Dreamz together! This is your chance to join them at their high energy Pop Party!

Wednesday 29th May


Let your hair down in an exciting adaptation of the popular fairy tale Rapunzel.

We take great care to ensure this information is correct at the time of going to press. However, we would advise parents to phone and check details prior to making a long trip …or promise!.

Thursday 30th May


Milkshake! Live is back with a brandnew show! Join your favourite Milkshake! friends on Holiday with Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol, DORA, Pip and Posy, Blue from Blue’s Clues and You!, Milo, Milkshake! Monkey plus two presenters for an all-new adventure!

Royal & Derngate

Thursday 6th-Sunday 9th June


Brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush.

Saturday 29th-Sunday 30th June


Stars of the West End combine with incredible circus performers as the biggest hits from your favourite theatre shows are brought to the stage in unique, spellbinding style.

Wednesday 3rdThursday 4th July


Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and the beach for a special party. Sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea!

JURASSIC MUSICAL ADVENTURE Castle Theatre Wellingborough

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