Things to keep the kids entertained over summer 2009

The Big Friendly Giant - Illustration: Quentin Blake www.quentinblake.com
The Big Friendly Giant
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Everyone loves a good story, and this summer a fantastic variety of classic tales are being told, here are just a handful:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a story every child should know. The famous book written by Beatrix Potter has sold over 40 million copies Worldwide, and this year you have a chance to experience Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny getting up to their usual mischief! The show is getting staged across the North, featured in York, Grimsby, Liverpool and Newcastle. Ticket prices range from 8 to 10 each. It is sure to delight both the kids and us fogeys!

The timeless tales of Wind in the Willows are being performed across the country, from Galloway to Devon. Follow the outlandish adventures of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger in the Wild Woods for around 10 depending on location.

A show based on The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), written by Roald Dahl is in theatres up North, including Manchester, Glasgow and Tyne and Wear. The story is about a little girl, Sophie, who comes across the Worlds only nice giant when they becomes good friends. Watch this stunning performance in Manchester for 15 an adult, 8 a child, or a family ticket for 12.50 each.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea is one of the best selling children's books of all time. Find out why Sophie and her mum are having dinner with a greedy guts tiger, and where he disappears to! You can go and see the play for under 10 each in Lincoln School of Performing Arts, or pay 12 in the Rose Theatre, Kingston-Upon-Thames.

The Nestle Children's Book Prize winner, We're Going on a Bear Hunt is is brought to life by Director Sally Cookson's beautiful take on the poetic story. There are several performances across the country, over the span of ten days. Grab a bargain at St Joseph's Hall in Brighton, where you can pick up tickets for under a fiver!

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