‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ The Arena Spectacular Review

Dinosaurs are completely flavour of the month it seems with children from zero to ten at least. The prehistoric giants capture the imagination with little effort – my two year old can recognise most of the comm...

Hervé Tullet at London’s Imagine Children’s Festival

Spread the word! The wonderful Hervé Tullet, creator of the 'Press Here' paper interactive book, is appearing in person at the Imagine Children's Festival at the Southbank this half term. If you've not come ac...

Ice Skating at Spinningfields and Somerset House

Nothing feels more quintessentially festive than a spot of ice-skating. And there are numerous ice rinks appearing around the country to fulfil the need. Not so much your traditional Victorian experience and c...

Rats Tales – Festive theatre by Carol Ann Duffy

The impressive surroundings of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre will host Rats Tales - a wonderful festive treat for families this Christmas.     Rats Tales mixes traditional European fairy tales with...

House of Fairy Tales – Eyes Wide Open art this summer

Children have their eyes wide open to just about everything, with the only restriction perhaps being their parents own open-mindedness in letting them experience new things. But flip the coin, and having child...

Camp Bestival – the perfect festival for kids

Camp Bestival is the nom de plume when it comes to summer festivals designed for families with kids. This year’s festivities may just be your Olympics saviour from 26 to 29 July. Let’s pray for some sunshine…o...

On the Sly (A Pas de Loup) – Kids Film Review

On the Sly (A Pas de Loup) sees Olivier Ringer direct his daughter Wynona Ringer in the role of Cathy, a little girl who is convinced her parents can't see her. To prove she is right, she decides to disappear ...

The Snowman Live Stage Show Version

The Snowman live stage show based on Raymond Briggs’ original book. Music and lyrics by Howard Blake We ran last minute into the hustle and bustle. It seemed everybody was running late. We grabbed our tick...

Pick and Mix at the Chill Factore

Having seen the striking architecture of the Chill Factore from the motorway near the Trafford Centre, Manchester, I must admit to being curious as to what went on inside. So when we were invited to try our luc...

Arrietty – New animated film of The Borrowers

Arrietty (Saoirse Ronan) is a member of a race of thumb-sized people called Borrowers, so named because they sneak out of the nooks and crannies of human houses in order to 'borrow' whatever they need to surviv...

Andrea Crews makes fashion

"The idea of our workshops with kids is to sensitize them to fashion, and more generally to art as well as to ecology by recycling and customizing clothes, in a funny, playful and colorful way." Andrea Crews -...
Childrens Jewellery

Momocreatura kids jewellery

Creative designer Momoko Tamura, is the brains behind innovative kids jewellery brand, Momocreatura. With a natural love for drawing and art that stemmed from her childhood, it was inevitable Momo would use her...

Jo Paterson

Jo Paterson is a brilliant fashion photographer who has been inspired to move into children's fashion and portrait photography by the sheer energy and imagination of her subjects. She has been working on this w...

Watch Me Move – Summer animation at the Barbican

The Animation Show 'Watch me Move' is an exhibition / festival that’ll appeal to anyone from a serious animation junkies to young families. At the Barbican this summer alongside the 170 actual animations, th...