ballet dancing dogs, Cbeebies’ favourites and much more…
With the change of season finally upon us, you don’t have to travel far to keep your artistic and crafty buzz going. The Maltings have lined up a number of exciting events for children as young as 3+ that will certainly keep you and your family entertained this half term.
Come and enjoy a relaxing meal pre- or post show at the Riverside Café which serves sandwiches and homemade cakes, and daily special hot food. Kids can enjoy tasty lunch boxes at the café too. There’s plenty of parking onsite.
The Three Musketeers | Sat 21 Oct | 11.30am & 2.30pm | Ages 5+
Join the CBeebies’ favourites (Justin’s House, Spot Bots) in a hilarious new slapstick adventure of chivalry, swordplay and suddenly falling over. The Three Musketeers is a high energy, interactive family comedy show full of songs, silliness and slapstick. Perfect for families with children aged 5+. Book your tickets here
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet | Mon 23 Oct | 2.30pm | Ages 3+
The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams! Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina!
Based on the bestselling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog! Brought to the stage by acclaimed Little Blue Monster Productions (formerly Blunderbus), this hilarious new story for ages 3+ tells the very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams!
“Brilliant fun!” The Guardian
Tickets available here
Storyteller Storyteller | Thu 26 Oct | 2.30pm | Ages 3+
What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both of them think they are THE Storyteller? Family fun from the winners of the Primary Times Children’s Choice Award, 2014 and the Three Weeks Editors’ Choice Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2015. Book your tickets here
Our half term film this Autumn is The Emoji Movie. Wed 25 Oct with screenings at 11am, 2pm & 6pm | Cert PG
Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. Pre-film meal available. Buy tickets here
We have three brilliant workshops to inspire and entertain:-
Spooktastic Photo Fun | Tue 24 Oct | 10am – 12pm | Ages 8-16
Create creepy photos as you experiment with props and lighting guided by photographer Angela Walker. Learn more about using your camera while taking photographs around the Maltings. Don’t forget your cameras and wear outdoor clothing. Book your seat here
Technical Youth Theatre & Set Design | Tue 24 Oct | Ages 14-25
10am – 1pm Technical Youth Theatre
2pm – 5pm Set Design
Our Technical Youth Theatre workshop is a chance for you to learn all about Technical Production including lighting, sound and stage management! Come along and take part in our Halloween inspired workshops and design a set perfect for your very own Halloween film! Book on for one workshop or spend the whole day with us.
Halloween Cupcake Decorating | Fri 27 Oct | 10am & 1:30pm | Ages 6-10
Come along and have fun decorating spooky cupcakes ready for Halloween. Make spooky decorations for your cakes, ice them and take them home with you to give to your friends and family. All cakes and materials supplied. Two sessions available 10am & 1.30pm
Not forgetting the grown-ups!
Half term can also mean fun for mums and dads too especially when you are looking for a great night out with friends. A View from the Edge by ‘Owdyado’ – a production by Cornish company ’Owdyado Theatre (pronounced “how-do- you-do”) is known for making work about people who find themselves in unexpected situations; from which everyday philosophical dilemmas arise. Their shows are amusing, thought-provoking, and always contain a surprising plot twist! Find out what happens to George Hillerman –owner of the popular Hillerman gallery, goes missing under mysterious circumstances. Pre-show dining is available.
Thu 26 Oct | 7.30pm 12+
Why not spend the last weekend of the month ( Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct) browsing a vast selection of handcrafted products at the Malting’s Festival of Crafts? You will find quality items such as homewares, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, leatherwork and more at the festival. Buy directly from over 70 designers/makers and enjoy demonstrations, craft activities and attend workshops run alongside the festival. For exhibitor listings and workshop information visit the Maltings Craft site
Happy half term holidays everyone!