Six Family Events to Take Your Kids in the North East to this Summer
THE MCDOUGALS: SAFARI ADVENTURE
Seaton Delaval Arts Centre
0191 237 5460
Go wild with The McDougals (Scotland’s popular children’s theatre troupe) when they visit Seaton Delaval Arts Centre for the first time this summer. Max, Auntie Aggie and their best friend Morag the Rabbit are heading on a safari adventure. They need your help to look after all the animals!
DIG FOR VICTORY
0191 370 4000
Get hands on at Beamish Museum. Set in and around the 1940s Farm, this event tells the story of life on the Home Front and the vital supporting role the British countryside played during the Second World War.
Strange things are happening. Children are leaving their teeth for the Tooth Fairy and waking up to find horrible things under their pillows! Alfie and his friend are determined to get to the bottom of this – but beware of the demon dentist! From the West End producers of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, this show promises plenty of laughter.
ROALD DAHL FAMILY QUIZ
Seven Stories, Newcastle
0300 330 1095
Test your knowledge of Roald Dahl’s famous characters and adventures in Seven Stories’ Roald Dahl Family Quiz. Do you know your Oompa Loompas from your Muggle-Wumps? As we await the new Matilda movie, this is the best way to celebrate your love for one of the greatest British children’s book writers.
DICK AND DOM IN DA BUNGALOW
Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
0844 249 1000
It’s been not one but two decades since the hit BBC show In Da Bungalow first hit our screens (scary, we know). Equally packed with ridiculousness (and of course a round of Bogies), this live show will bring the spirit of In Da Bungalow back to life. This show may be for children, but we’re sure plenty of young adults won’t want to miss this chance to see their childhood TV favourites either. Prepare for plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
ROOM ON THE BROOM
21ST & 22ND SEPTEMBER
The Fire Station, Sunderland
0191 570 0007
Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom (based on the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler) is a must-see for the little ones in your family. The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a dog, a bird and a frog. Will there be room on the broom for everyone?