Ten things to do with the kids in Hull and East Yorkshire – January 20 to January 27

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1) Cinderella

The much-loved fairytale, following Cinderella’s wish to go to the ball, is being staged by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia. The acclaimed company’s performance is part of its five-day residency at Hull New Theatre, with The Nutcracker and Swan Lake among the other productions.

Saturday, January 27, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull. Tickets from £19.50. Call 01482 300306. Visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk

The Russian State Ballet is returning to Hull New Theatre
The Russian State Ballet is returning to Hull New Theatre

2) Seussical Jr

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and plenty of other Dr Seuss characters are brought to the stage in Seussical Jr, a musical extravaganza from Tony-Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which is being staged at Park Street Arts Centre.

Friday, January 26, to Sunday, January 28, 7pm. Sunday matinee, 2pm. Park Street Performing Arts Centre, Park Street, Hull. Tickets £6-£8. Visit www.parkstreet.com

Musical show Seussical Jr is heading to Park Street Arts Centre
Musical show Seussical Jr is heading to Park Street Arts Centre

3) Beach Cove

The indoor and outdoor adventure play centre, which opened last year at Hornsea Freeport, has activities including a zip wire, a giant sand pit and an electric car racing track.

Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea. Entry £4.50 for children, adults and babies up to nine months free. Visit the Facebook page.

There's outdoor and indoor areas to explore at Beach Cove
There’s outdoor and indoor areas to explore at Beach Cove

4) Galapagos: Timeless and Fearless

A Bavarian prince and Andy Summers – the guitarist from The Police – were among the visitors when Santiago Bejarano worked on the Galapagos Islands. In this talk, illustrated with photographs, Santiago will tell of the extraordinary wildlife and natural beauty of this Pacific Ocean paradise.

Tuesday, January 23, 7.25pm. Britannia Royal Station Hotel Hull, Ferensway, Hull. Entry £5. Visit www.hull2017.co.uk

The exotic Galapogas Islands will be explored in the talk
The exotic Galapogas Islands will be explored in the talk

5) East Riding Youth Dance

Young people from across the region, who’ve been working with professional dance artists, will show off the routines they’ve created with this show at Bridlington Spa.

Sunday, January 21, 6pm. Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington. Tickets £3.50-£6. Visit www.bridspa.com

Dancers will be taking to the stage at Bridlington Spa
Dancers will be taking to the stage at Bridlington Spa

6) Travel poster competition

To celebrate the art of Terence Cuneo, a prolific painter whose work is on show at the University of Hull, this competition is inviting entrants to design a Hull travel poster. Among the age sections is an under-16s category, with the winners having their work reproduced as postcards.

The competition closes on February 28. For more information, visit culturenet.co.uk

Design your own travel poster inspired by the Terence Cuneo exhibition
Design your own travel poster inspired by the Terence Cuneo exhibition

7) Pottery Painting Parlour

Gabrielle’s, in Anlaby, offers the chance to get creative with a wide range of ceramics, including plates, bowls and mugs, which you can paint it in any style, colour or pattern you like and which can be glazed and fired ready for you to collect.

Gabrielle’s, Hull Road, Anlaby. Open Monday to Sunday. Prices start at £5.75, including all paints, glazes and firing costs. Visit www.gabriellesofanlaby.co.uk

Get creative with pottery painting
Get creative with pottery painting

8) Little Singers

These regular Thursday workshops, staged by Opera North, allow adults, toddlers and babies to explore music in a friendly environment.

Every Thursday, 10.30 am. East Riding Theatre, Lord Roberts Road, Beverley. £5 per child. Visit www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk

Explore music with your children at Little Singers
Explore music with your children at Little Singers

9) Big Garden Birdwatch

Volunteers will be on hand to help you spot and identify garden birds, alongside bird-themed children’s crafts and talks in the Seabird Centre as part of national Big Garden Birdwatch events.

Saturday, January 27, 10am. RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bempton, near Flamborough. Entry £1 donation for kids’ crafts. Visit ww2.rspb.org.uk

Spot wild birds at the glorious setting of Bempton Cliffs
Spot wild birds at the glorious setting of Bempton Cliffs

10) Sledmere snowdrops

There’s free entry to the grounds and gardens at Sledmere House, from Tuesdays to Sundays, to enjoy the emerging snowdrops.

Tuesdays to Sundays, throughout January and February. Sledmere House, Sledmere, near Driffield. Visit www.sledmerehouse.com

See the snowdrops at Sledmere
See the snowdrops at Sledmere

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