Half-term fun for all the family!

Fri 5 Feb 2016

We are excited to bring an exciting and interactive mix of events to Derby LIVE’s Guildhall Theatre and Derby Market Place throughout February half term.

Following on from the successful Christmas season, parents can continue to watch their children smile, laugh and enjoy the charming performances of How The Koala Learnt To Hug on Sunday 14 February at 2:30pm andSid’s Show on Wednesday 17 February at 11:30am and 2:30pm, both taking place at the Guildhall Theatre. Meanwhile, adults can also release that inner-kid with their friends and family at this year’s electrifying Valentine’s Fair which will occupy Derby Market Place over ten consecutive days, from 1pm till late on Friday 12 – Sunday 21 February.

The People’s Theatre Company brings to life the magical story of How The Koala Learnt To Hug. That is the question the Australian storyteller means to answer as he tries to get his daughter, as well as your children, to finally give you a hug. Based on the best-selling book by Steven Lee, the charming outback cast depicts this musical through vibrant scenes with picnics, bubbles and the magic of family.

It has been written especially for children aged three and above to enjoy with their grownups. As an extra treat, author Steven Lee will be available to sign copies of How The Koala Learnt To Hug and other Australian fairy tales which will be on sale at a specially reduced rate after the show.

How The Koala Learnt To Hug will be performed at the Guildhall Theatre on Sunday 14 Februaryat 2:30pm and tickets are priced at £8.

Later on in the week, you can join Sid Sloane from Cbeebies live on stage in a fantastic fun-filled adventure. He will invite you to join him on his quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have got to. There are plenty of characters to meet as you are taken on an adventure to the bottom of the sea, deep into the jungle and float in outer space.

Sid’s Show is an interactive experience crammed with games, songs, poems and magic, bound to leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Sid Sloane is the hugely popular original star presenter of the Cbeebies channel and also ‘Let’s Play’ – a dressing up adventure show on Cbeebies, therefore this show is perfect for families with children aged three and above.

Sid’s Show will be performed atthe Guildhall Theatre on Wednesday 17 February at 11:30amand 2:30pm. Tickets for this show are priced at £12, with a concession rate available for under 16s at £10, suitable for ages 3+.

Finally, to keep everyone entertained throughout the February Half Term, the Valentine’s Fair will take to Derby’s Market Place for ten days of endless fun. Classic rides such as the Tango, Family Waltzer, Tagada and the Bungee Trampolines will be making a return. Meanwhile, event organisers Eventine Funtime Ltd have announced that they will be bringing a brand new attraction to this year’s event, Speed XXL. The new ride swings 360 degrees and reaches a mighty 38 metres off the ground, with a gondola spinning in motion at each end of the arm.

The Valentine’s Fair will be taking place on Derby’s Market Place from Friday 12 – Sunday 21 February. Entry to the Valentine’s fair is free but there is a charge applicable to each individual ride. There is also a 2-4-1 offer on Wednesday 17 February where two people can ride for the price of one all day.

Tickets and more information regarding these events are available at the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or online at derbylive.co.uk. They can also be purchased at the DerbyLIVE Box Office, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH.

There is much more fun to be had with our friends over at Derby Leisure, as they have prepared a vibrant and lively programme to keep your kids active throughout February half term. From the new refurbished play area at Markeaton Park to the action-packed cycling track at Derby Arena, you will not be left short of ideas by looking at their fantastic schedule. Visit their website for more details.

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