Children

Help your child discover art with Katie’s Picture Show

Katie’s Picture Show by James Mayhew was first published in 1989 and it has been firmly in print ever since, helping to capture the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers. This new edition celebrates the classic story’s 25th birthday and has been completely re-illustrated throughout, with a beautiful new cover look to enchant Katie fans, new and old. You ...

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Spalding School of Dance show

Take The Stage by Spalding School of Dance South Holland Centre, Spalding Today (Thursday) to Sunday Tickets £10.50/£9.50 concession/ £38 family ticket Box Office 01775 764777 A heart-warming story of the ups and downs of life on stage and of those who aspire to be there. This dance school show promises to inspire and amaze with great choreography, dances and ...

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Time to check out the summer fun brochure

South Holland District Council has released its annual summer fun brochure. The brochure is packed full of activities to keep children, young people and their families occupied during the school summer holidays. It is distributed to every school child in the district through schools and copies can also be picked up at the council offices in Priory Road, the South ...

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Win tickets and hop down the rabbit hole with Alice

Alice in Wonderland South Holland Centre, Spalding Friday, 6.30pm and Saturday, 1.30pm and 6.30pm Tickets £11/£10/£40 (family) Box office: 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Rehearsals are almost complete for Polka Dot Academy’s younger students, as they prepare their next wonderful show – Alice In Wonderland. Alice In Wonderland is a magical story about a young girl called Alice who is bored of ...

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Tickets on sale for Polka Dot’s Cinderella panto in Spalding

Cinderella presented by Polka Dot pantomimes South Holland Centre December 10, 2014 to January 3, 2015 Box office 01775 764777 Get your tickets early and you shall definitely go to the ball when Polka Dot Pantomimes bring their production of Cinderella to the South Holland Centre. There’s sure to be lots of audience participation in the centre’s annual festive production, ...

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The Gruffalo is the perfect family treat

The Gruffalo The Key Theatre, Peterborough Tuesday, 1.30pm and 4.30pm, and Wednesday, 10.30am and 4.30pm. Tickets £12. Box office: 01733 207239 Don’t miss Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of the award winning picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Meet a wheeler-dealer fox, an eccentric old owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad snake! Mouse can scare ...

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Join George on sweet outer space adventure

Do you like space, aliens and adventures? Then we have a real treat for you! Marshmallows for Martians, by Adam and Charlotte Guillain follows George, a boy with a brilliant plan – to find out what sweets Martians like best! Told in a rhyming fashion with fantastic illustrations packed with interesting things to talk about this is sure to become ...

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Ideas of the future woven into family show at Key

I Will Be Everything Key Theatre, Peterborough Friday, June 20, 1.30pm and 7pm Tickets £6.50 Box Office 01733 207239 www.vivacity-peterborough.com Ever wonder what the future holds? The Key Theatre sent three scientists on a journey to visit Peterborough in the future, and they returned with some surprising results! In January, they visited primary schools across Peterborough, talking to children about ...

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Join Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Limelight Youth Theatre South Holland Centre, Spalding Friday, July 11, 6.30pm Saturday, July 12, 1.30pm and 6.30pm Tickets £11 Box Office 01775 767444 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Join Alice as she travels down the rabbit hole to meet everyone’s favourite wonderland creatures including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and that horrible Queen of Hearts. A delightful youth theatre performance ...

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Spread your wings at RSPB fun day

Your young Chris Packhams and Michaela Strachans can spread their wings with a family fun day at the RSPB’s Frampton Marsh nature reserve on Sunday. The day is themed around butterflies and dragonflies, with lots for your kids to do. Help attract butterflies to your own garden by making a butterfly feeder or create your own butterfly puppet. Your kids ...

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Book offers prehistoric fun for little ones

Ug-A-Lug: Four Caveman and a Prehistoric Pencil is the perfect picture book to sit down and share with your little one. It’s my grandson’s favourite book (he is four) and he knew it inside out within a couple of days of having it – so it comes highly recommended! Colin, Clive, Carlos and Flint are four cavemen drawn by a ...

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Fun for the family at Pigeons Farm

Pigeons Farm near Thorney is the perfect day out for all the family. Youngsters can get up close to many breeds of farm animals and birds and then let off steam in the large outdoor play area. On June 8, the farm is taking part in Open Farm Sunday, when there will be free entry to the farm. Children will ...

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Book review with Bookmark: A Tiny Bit Lucky with £2 discount!

Have you discovered the wonderful series of Tom Gates books yet? If not, hurry to Bookmark now! Perfect for nine years and upwards, author L. Pichon won the Roald Dahl funny prize for the first book in the series and each book since has made Tom’s many fans chuckle! The latest book in the series is A Tiny Bit Lucky ...

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Pinocchio comes alive on the stage

Pinocchio South Holland Centre, Spalding Saturday, June 7, 1.30pm Tickets £5.50 Box Office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk There’s a magical adventure for families coming up at the South Holland Centre when Hiccup Theatre bring their fast-paced adaptation of Pinocchio to the main stage. Audiences will follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out to find some fun. If only ...

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Audition for chance to star in Cinderella

Polka Dot Pantomimes in association with the South Holland Centre are looking for children to take part in this year’s festive extravaganza, Cinderella. The Spalding-based company is looking for an all singing, all dancing chorus of boys and girls, who are full of personality aged between eight and 18 years of age. No previous dance, acting or singing experience is ...

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Half term fun for all at Frampton Marsh

Keep your little ones entertained with a fun-packed half-term week at RSPB Frampton Marsh. See what mini monsters you can discover on land and in water by taking part in one of their pond dipping or bug hunting sessions. Explore the wonderful watery world of pond dipping on Tuesday, at a cost of £3 per child with sessions running throughout ...

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Voice Birthdays – May 22-28

The Spalding and South Holland Voice is a newspaper for all ages so we intend to have a weekly section just for kids. Each week we want to include a birthday parade of children aged from one to 12 who are celebrating their big day that week. Send your pictures to us by post at Units 1&2 Winsover Centre, 14-16 ...

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Children’s book of the week – Kids love going on a bear hunt

This week’s children’s book of the week is We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. “We’re going on a bear hunt. “We’re going to catch a big one…” A familiar refrain beloved by millions the world over, this fantastic story is now 25 years old! For a quarter of a century readers have been ...

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