Children's

Hetty Feather

I am certain many of us wish Jacqueline Wilson (former Children’s Laureate) had been writing when we were young: her books subtly yet astutely address modern topics—friendship, parents, bullying, eating disorders, being different (which is ok, by the

The Wind in the Willows - Theatre Royal, York

Meet the infamous Mr Toad and his friends Ratty and wise Badger as they tell action packed stories of boating on the river and adventuring in the Wild Wood. With live music and enchanting storytelling this promises to be the biggest and best family event

Review: The Wind in the Willows (York Theatre Royal)

Toad and the gang return to the Theatre Royal stage in Mike Kenny's adaptation.

The Elephantom, National Theatre, review: 'a delight for all ages'

This hit National Theatre play for children, now transferred to the New London Theatre, is enchanting, says Dominic Cavendish.

Review: Around the World in 80 Days (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester)

This New Vic and Royal Exchange adaptation of Jules Verne's classic is a Summer treat says Carmel Thomason.

What the Ladybird Heard - Cadogan Hall, London

Cadogan Hall’s glittering summer treat, based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks which was described as ‘bursting with colour and verve’ (The Telegraph) and ‘a terrific and witty adventure’ (The Guardian), featu

The Secret Garden - Grosvenor Park Open Air theatre, Chester

The heart-warming family classic. Unhappy Mary is orphaned and sent to her uncle at mysterious Misselthwaite Manor. With the help of some unexpected friends – and the overgrown magical garden – her heart begins to thaw. Her life is transformed, along

The Tin Forest - National Theatre Scotland

Adapted from the bestselling book, The Tin Forest is the story of a crabbit wee man who dreams of a better world and decides he’ll just have to build it himself. Graham McLaren’s adaptation entices audience members (in gaggles of ten at a time) behin

The Boy Who Fell Into a Book review a knockout mix

Alan Ayckbourn's tale of fiction coming to life makes an inspiring leap from page to stage.