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South Yorkshire Easter ‘Entertainment’ Hunt for events Fantastic For Families

South Yorkshire Arts Organisations have joined forces to let you know about the brilliant family activities available across the region. From puppets to portraits, Cats in Hats to Worried Walruses; there are a whole host of high quality performance and visual art events near you that are ‘Fantastic for Families’, to help you make the most of the Easter holidays.




How much?

Jurassic Adventures

Rotherham Theatres



Wednesday 1 April

11am & 4pm

£16 adults

£14 child

£50 Family Ticket*

*Family Ticket must consist of 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children.


The Cat In The Hat

Cast, Doncaster


Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 April

1pm & 3pm (Thu) and 11am & 1pm (Fri & Sat)

£12.50 adults

£10.50 children

£40 for a Family of 4

£8.50 for Groups of 10+


Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt

The Point, Doncaster


Saturday 7 March – Saturday 13 June

Mon & Fri: 10am-4pm, Tues, Wed & Thurs: 10am-6pm, Sat: 9am-2pm.


Free entry


Dearne Playhouse, Goldthorpe


Saturday 4 April


£8 full price

£6 concessions


Open Music Box: Musical Discovery for Young Children workshops

Music in the Round, Sheffield Crucible Studio Theatre


Saturday 4 April

1pm for ages 3-6 years

£6 per child

FREE to grown-ups


The Worried Walrus

The Montgomery, Sheffield

Saturday 11 April



£31 for a Family of 4

£37.50 for a Family of 5


The Sword in the Stone

The Civic, Barnsley

Sunday 12 April

£7 full price

£6 concession

£5 children


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This Easter at Rotherham Civic Theatre, be transported to a prehistoric place in Jurassic Adventures on Wednesday 1 April. Set on a mysterious island where anything might happen, follow the footsteps of Doctor Grant’s team of explorers and laugh at their crazy antics as they search for proof that Dinosaurs still exist. Brought to you by the team behind Disney on Ice, this Dino-Mite show will for ages 3+ will leave all the family in ‘raptor raptures’ and ‘pre-hysterics’!

Pop down to Cast, Doncaster over the Easter Weekend where madness and mayhem ensue with the Dr Seuss favourite The Cat In The Hat. Originally produced by The National Theatre, the stage show is perfect for children aged 3+. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, The Cat in the infamous red and white striped Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat you will ever meet, and will turn a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure!

Whilst you’re in ‘Donny’, take a trip to The Point and immerse yourself in the world of Nick Sharratt; illustrator behind the drawings of Tracy Beaker. Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants is an interactive exhibition for the whole family; draw on a massive drawing wall, delve into a fabulous dressing-up box, browse through a library of books for toddlers and novels for older readers and much more! Let your imagination run wild at this free exhibition on show until mid-June.

Fly over to the Dearne Playhouse on Saturday 4 April for the incredible true story of Pigeon by Lunabug Theatre, who saved the lives of 200 soldiers during the First World War. Introducing young people from ages 6 years and up to this memorable historical story, the charming theatre show offers an enjoyable, funny and poignant experience for families through puppetry and live music.

Meanwhile, at the Crucible Studio in Sheffield, your little one can take some of their first musical steps in the Open Music Box: Musical Discovery for Young Children workshops on Saturday 4 April. Join workshop leader Polly Ives, singer/songwriter Vanessa Johnson, and guitarist Susannah Tooze for a 45-minute workshop exploring percussion and action songs, a musical story and listening up close. Theseworkshops facilitated by Music in the Round promise to be highly interactive and great fun!

There’s yet another theatrical treat to be had in Sheffield at The Montgomery on Saturday 11 April. It’s time for the Annual Animal Beauty Contest and this year’s contestants include brand-new, first-time competitor Wendy – The Worried Walrus.Join Wendy on her magical journey to the bottom of the ocean where she makes some unlikely new friends who help her to re-think what real beauty is. Performed alongside live original music and song, this spectacular puppet show has been made for all big kids over 3 who love an even bigger adventure!

And last but certainly not least, you can visit The Civic, Barnsley on Sunday 12 April for ‘a right royal treat for all the family.’ (Dorset Echo) with The Sword in the Stone. Guided by Merlin, Arthur has many adventures culminating in him successfully pulling the sword from the stone and unwittingly fulfilling the legend's prophecy. Audience participation is a must to help Arthur reach his destiny of becoming king! With beautiful costumes, enchanting sets and magical puppetry great for ages 5+, the audience will be captivated, continuing Image Musical Theatre’s tradition of providing the very best touring theatre.


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