The Easter school-holidays are upon us but you can't be doing with flying abroad (that's if you can get a plane in the first place) or weaving in and out of motorway-maintenance cones at 5 mph just outside Luton. So what's the option? Why not take them to a family show or exhibition? There are plenty about and we have a few suggestions to make the Easter fortnight eggs-ceptional for the smaller people in your family.
If your offspring like lots of action, spills and thrills then 'Stomp' is a great place to start. The acclaimed energetic dance and music spectacular, named after the troupe involved, has been wowing them with their blend of physical theatre and improvised percussion (using the body and objects) for nearly twenty years (originally as Pookiesnackenburger). Click on the link for a special offer of £25 tickets (normally £47.50) for performances up to and including 1st April (exc. Saturdays). 'Stomp' plays at the Ambassador Theatre in London. Check the "Stomp Offer" button below for availability - you'll need to enter the code "TMDEAL" in the "offer code" box when booking to get the special price.
For a more traditional musical, you should definitely take them to see 'Oliver!'. There are a limited amount of tickets for performances on 26th, 29th, 30th and 31st March for just £17.50 gallery standing or the reduced price of £29.50 (usually £45) for Stalls/ Grand Circle tickets. This offer runs until Friday 28th May. You can hum or sing-a-long to 'Consider Yourself' and the rest at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane in London. Check the "Oliver! Offer" button below for availability.
The Hobbit [Glyn Robbins]
More great 'best-seat' offers include The Hobbit at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham for £15 (instead of £21.50 ) until 30th March), ABBAWORLD at Earl's Court for £15 (rather than £22) until 28th March), Nation by Terry Pratchett at the Olivier Theatre for £10 (rather than up to £35) running until tomorrow (Thursday 25th March). Check the offer buttons below for availability - you'll need to enter the code "TMDEAL" in the "offer code" box when booking to get the special price.
Thriller Live - the acclaimed Michael Jackson show has the best seats for £29.50 instead of £54.50. The offer is valid until Sunday 12th September, for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening performances or the Sunday matinee performances. Without the offer, standard seats start at £43.50, with balcony tickets available from £23.50. Check the "Thriller Live" button below for availability.
Finally, a ballet might enlighten them more than you think and 'Cinderella' is a charming fairy-tale being performed at Bristol's Hippodrome by the English National Ballet, priced at £25 (rather than £41)for the 26th and 27th March only. Check the "Cinderella Offer" button below for availability - you'll need to enter the code "TMDEAL" in the "offer code" box when booking to get the special price.