Hey Diddle Diddle comes to GLive this November

Hey Diddle Diddle is a hilarious adventure filled with music and puppetry created by Goblin Theatre, are an acclaimed theatre company who make shows for young people and families. This dazzling show comes to G Live on Saturday 3 November.

When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. Stay up late with flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway crockery and as we jump and jive to the music in a brilliant new take on the classic nursery rhyme. 

Ever wondered how a cow jumped over the moon? Or why the dish ran away with the spoon? With original songs played live on stage, brilliant puppetry and lots of laughter, this new show is a wild and musical celebration about the importance of imagination. 

 ‘Funny and beautiful… dazzling’ The Guardian

‘Incredible, innovative children’s theatre’ Whats On Stage

Tour supported using public funding by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts

Age guidance: 3+

Harry Hill’s How To Be A Stand-Up (for Kids)

This brand new, family-fun-filled show, Harry Hill’s How To Be A Stand-Up (For Kids),is jam packed with jokes. Expect big laughs, practical tips and bucket loads of water silliness at G Live on Thursday 25 October.

Tying in with the release of Matt Millz Stands Up, this sequel to Harry’s critically lauded kids’ book, Matt Millz, about the world’s youngest comedian who dreams of making it big is sure to be a hit with the whole family. 

This show will offer hints, tips and anecdotes for children who fancy themselves as a bit of a comic, with the self-styled floppy collared loon Harry Hill on hand to run through his dos and don’ts, as well as offering kids the chance to try out their comedy skills.

So kids – bring your best jokes! And if you’re sitting near the front, bring your umbrella! 

Harry Hill is a national treasure who has created some of the most successful TV shows of the last two decades, including ITV’s Alien Fun Capsule and TV Burp and the voice of You’ve Been Framed. Harry is also known for collecting three BAFTAs, eight British Comedy Awards and a Golden Rose of Montreux along his comical journey.

Age Guidance: Ages 6-16. For more info go to www.glive.co.uk

YO! announces little ones can eat for free this summer

To add a bit of colour to the last days of the summer holidays, YO!, Japanese street food and sushi favourite, has announced that kids will eat free from the Mini Ninja’s Meal Deal. From today until 2nd September, when you dine in with katsu-crazy children 12 years and under, they’ll be able to grab a starter, main and drink for nothing! 

The Meal Deal usually worth £5.95 includes Popping Edamame Beans and Creamy Avocado Maki to start, followed by scrumptious mini versions of YO!’s favouries such as Tender Chicken Katsu Bao Bun and Tandy Veggie Yakisoba Noodles.

Kids will be kept busy with fun colouring activities and quizzes on the menu, whilst they watch YO!’s expert chefs rustle up their lunch or dinner in the open-kitchen.

So what are you waiting for… head to YO! today for a scrumptious feed for all the family!

Please note that terms & conditions apply.

For further information please visit: www.yosushi.comor follow YO! on social media @YOSUSHI

Pre-school offer, Duplo® Days ticket offer for Legoland® Windsor

This autumn, the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is making pre-school fun even more awesome with a ticket offer for weekday visits between 4 September and 1 November 2018*. With a DUPLO® DAYS Ticket, guests can get entry for an adult and a child under the age of five, for just £25. For an additional £5 per child, up to three friends (under the age of five years) can join the fun too. PLUS children under three years old get free entry.

With the big kids back at school, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a pre-schoolers paradise. Little ones can board the DUPLO Train, fly a helicopter or join the DUPLO Theatre Puppets for story time with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and the Elf and the Shoemaker on throughout the day. Little builders will love exploring the underwater world on Atlantis Submarine Voyage or taking a gentle boat ride around Fairy Tale Brook to see their fairy tale favourites - from Sleeping Beauty to Goldilocks and the Three Bears - brought to life in LEGO® bricks. For mild autumn days, there’s Splash Safari – with giant DUPLO animals and water fountains – the perfect place to splash and play. 

Plus, on 18-19, 30-31 October and 1 November, guests visiting with a DUPLO DAYS Ticket can join in the fun at Brick or Treat for a spook-tacular day out. There will be DUPLO pumpkin building, a daily fancy dress competition and costume characters Orange Brick, Frankie the friendly monster and Lord Vampyre will be on hand for meet and greets. 

With family friendly rides, shows and attractions all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, a dedicated Mothercare Baby Care Centre, buggy hire and free entry for all children under the age of 3, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is the ideal destination for pre-school fun. Book online at www.legoland.co.uk/duplodays/

Calling all Bingsters!

Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are going on tour in the first ever Bing stage show, Bing Live!which will be visiting Guildford’s G Live on Saturday 31 August and Friday 1 September as part of a major UK tour.

Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they learn how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe things don’t always go according to plan…

The CBeebies favourites are brought to life in a brand new stage production full of fun, laughter, music and magical puppetry.  Bing Live!is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families.

Going to the theatre… it’s a Bing thing!

Bing Live!is produced by Minor Entertainment (In the Night Garden Live) and directed by Will Tuckett, guest principal character artist of the Royal Ballet, whose production of Wind in the Willowswon an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2014. 

The show will also bring together a first-class creative team to ensure a quality family entertainment stage show for audiences of all ages.  Bing is adapted for the stage by Helen Eastman with costumes and puppet design by Tahra Zafar.  As Head of Costume, Hair and Make-up for the Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies staged in London, 2012, Tahra managed the production of 23,000 costumes for all four Ceremonies.  Her film projects include: Star Wars VII The Force AwakensX Men-First Class,Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone andThe Fifth Elementand for television:In the Night GardenZingzillas and The Adventures of Abney and Teal.

Since its launch on CBeebies, Bing has been a huge ratings hit and it’s the number one top rated pre-school show on BBC iPlayer. Celebrating the joyful, messy, reality of preschool life, Bing finds the big stories in the smallest moments that little ones and the grown-ups in their lives will recognise…whether it’s dropping your ice-cream or losing your favourite toy. 

The series has won an International Emmy Award in the Kids’ Pre-School category in 2016, a Writer’s Guild Award and a BAFTA nomination for Best Pre-School Series. The animated series, which saw Mark Rylance make his children’s television debut voicing Flop, is produced by Acamar Films. 

Andrew Collier, Creative Director of Minor Entertainment, said “We’re thrilled to be bringing Bing to the stage - we know families throughout the UK love Bingas much as we do, and we can’t wait to see children’s faces light up when they meet him at the theatre for the first time. 

Mikael Shields, CEO of Acamar Films and producer of Bing said:“Seeing Bing take a leap from the screen to the stage is hugely exciting for all of us at Acamar.  We are thrilled to be working with Minor Entertainment to bring the 'Bing Live' shows to our young audience. Introducing Bing fans to possibly their first experience of theatre is a tremendous creative challenge and Minor has shown imaginative flair, exceptional attention to detail, and their passion for bringing preschool characters to life has been evident throughout our collaboration with them. We can’t wait to watch the reaction from Bingsters to seeing Bing and Flop on stage next year.”