CBeebies stars, craft workshops and school holiday shows: explore the dazzling and diverse family spring programme

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Spring sets sail

This January, Brighton Festival favourite Groove Baby presents Grooving With Pirates, a jazz-fuelled adventure combining live music and animation for a swashbuckling family-friendly concert. Perfect for ages 3-7.

A world of discovery this half-term

Sixes and under can travel through the wonder and weirdness of nature at Four Seasons with Olivier Award-winning theatre company, and CBeebies house band, Little Bulb; Brighton-based South East Dance brings the paper and play-filled Club Origami back to the city and Choogh Choogh will transport children across India on an imaginary train.

For over sixes, CBBC TV Gastronaut and children’s author Stefan Gates packs scientific stunts and experiments into the highly explosive and hilarious Rude Science!

A male ballerina holds a female ballerina in his arms

Switch things up... learn something new

In March, inclusive children’s theatre company Daryl & Co brings Boxed In to Brighton for under sixes, a mostly non-verbal play exploring times when the rules just don’t make sense, and Kid Carpet combines singing, puppetry and animation to try and win the Royal Fancy Garden contest in their garden-centre shenanigans. Kid Carpet will also host three clowning workshops that show children and families how to grow in confidence by being silly.

Easter Magic

Dive into springtime with Ballet Theatre UK's mischievous reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring original choreography, breath-taking costumes and Mendelssohn’s iconic score, and follow one girl's journey to discover her past and find her feet in Belongings - a heartfelt show inspired by young people living apart from their birth parents, great for ages 6-11.

Get crafty!

Don't forget, you can book a place at one of the PLAYMAKES family craft workshops taking place before each event! Little ones can enjoy exploring their creativity in the brand-new Anita’s Room – book online as you buy your tickets.

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