School’s Out For Summer! 10 Amazing Things to Do This Summer

things to do this summer

things to do this summer

School’s out for summer! Whilst kids will be jumping for joy, parents are pulling their hair out, trying to find exciting things for kids to do, to fill those 6 long weeks. Don’t worry, we have your back! We’ve compiled a list of amazing things to do this summer to keep every child (and parent) entertained. 

  1. The Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes

See the amazing artwork from the renowned Lego artist Sawaya – who has teamed up with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Using more than two million bricks to recreate your favourite DC characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Joker and Harley Quinn. 

  • London South Bank – get tickets here.
  1. PAW Patrol Live!

Based on the hit TV show PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings your favourite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high energy, musical adventure. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest whilst they share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problems solving.

  • Various locations around the UK – get tickets here.
  1. The Wind in the Willows

Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad will be live on the West End stage – bringing the wild tale to life in this faithful adaptation. Mr Toad’s insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall from the notorious weasels.

Written by Oscar winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, and Olivier award winning composer and lyricist George Stile and Anthony Drewe – starring Rufus Hound and Denise Welch.

  • London Palladium – get tickets here. 
  1. Horrible Histories – More Best of Barmy Britain

See your favourite characters from our horrible history – Birmingham Stage Company adapts Terry Deary’s beloved books. Find out why the Romans revolted, why the Victorians were vile, and why the Vikings are so vicious, meet King Charles and Shakespeare, and prepare to embark on a battle in the frightful First World War!

  • Garrick Theatre, London – get tickets here.
  1. Gangsta Granny

Ben is once again staying at Granny’s house on a boring Friday night, he expects the same old cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake – but he doesn’t realised Granny has a secret… Fridays become more exciting than he could ever have imagined as he embarks on some crazy adventures with his Gangsta Granny!

See Neal Foster’s adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s book live on stage. The show has been nominated for A UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People.

  • Garrick Theatre, London – get tickets here. 
  1. Mister Twister’s Magic Show

For a fast paced morning of fun and laughter, join Mister Twister and be stunned by his amazing magic show. Enjoy an interactive morning full of music, comedy and party games -every child will also leave the show with a specially made Mister Twister balloon.  

  • Whitley Bay Playhouse – get tickets here. 
  1. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

Based on the popular young-adult novel series by Sue Townsend – set in 1980s Leicester the musical follows the daily dramas and misadventures of Adrian’s adolescent life. With first love, dysfunctional parents, ungrateful elders, school bullies, and pimples – life is hard for this misunderstood intellectual.

  • Menier Chocolate Factory, London – get tickets here. 
  1. The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea the doorbell rings, who could it be? They certainly don’t expect to see a big tiger standing at the door! Already a hit in the West End, the play comes to Whitley Bay Playhouse. Written and directed by Olivier award winner David Wood, the family show is packed with magic, sing-a-long songs and teatime mayhem.

  • Whitley Bay Playhouse – get tickets here. 
  1. Peter Pan

The musical that soars, see the classic tale of Peter Pan brought to life. With a little bit of fairy dust you will fall under the spell of Neverland in this high flying action adventure. Join Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell and all your other favourite characters in this musical adaptation.

  • Whitley Bay Playhouse – get tickets here.
  1. Annie

It’s the Hard Knock Life – family favourite Annie comes to the West End – the musical has already opened to rave reviews. With Miranda Hart starring as Miss Hannigan, see young Annie go from a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage to staying with billionaire Mr Warbucks, who helps her try to find her parents. 4 year old labradoodle Amber joins the cast, starring as Annie’s dog Sandy.

  • Piccadilly Theatre, London – get tickets here.

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