Children’s films, theatre, fun, outdoor events and more to do in October
8 October The Lion King: Kids Club screening
Going to the cinema with little people in tow isn’t always easy – which is why Kids’ Club at the Arts Picturehouse is such a great idea. For just £2 a ticket, you can enjoy child-friendly Saturday morning screenings of great kids films, both old and new.
This month’s date for your diary is 8 October, when they’ll be showing Disney classic The Lion King – which, I think us adults can agree, is one of the loveliest animated films ever. Relive the laughs, songs and heart-melting moments of little lion cub Simba on his search for identity. Altogether now, “it’s the ciiiiiiiiiircle of life…”
8 October Apple Day
Burwash Manor is welcoming back its annual celebration of the countryside, with apples at its (ahem) core. A fun-packed family event taking place on 8 October, there will be yummy treats to eat, rides on a miniature steam train, traditional fairground rides, and displays of many traditional activities like basket and willow weaving and (less traditional) chainsaw sculpting. Sawston Steel Band will be providing music, and Jezo the Magician will keep little ones entertained with his wacky tricks.
You can bring along your own apples to get them identified by the experts if you like, as well as getting them juiced and pulped, and there will be all sorts of appley games and stalls to enjoy too.
All the fun is in aid of an excellent cause too, with the Apple Day helping to raise money for the Sick Children’s Trust. Over £5,500 was raised for this wonderful charity at last year’s event, and they’re hoping to make even more this year.
Entry is £3 for adults, and under 12s are free. All profits go to the Sick Children’s Trust.
9 October Hubbub: A Musical Adventure
MishMash Productions invite you to join them on a wacky, colourful and music-filled journey at Cambridge Junction this month when they present Hubbub: A Musical Adventure. Taking place on the 9th, the show follows five friends on the trail of the mysterious blue beetle in the quest for a lost voice.
It features original live music performed by musicians from the celebrated Aurora Orchestra, providing the soundscape for an enchanting story which will delight grown-ups and kids alike. Suitable for ages five and up and their families. Shows take place at 12.30pm and 2.30pm and tickets are £10 per adult and £6 per child.
23 October Windibops
Trumps, parps, farts. Is there anything that kids find funnier? That’s the logic behind Windibops, a rib-ticklingly fun dance theatre piece which comes to Cambridge Junction on Sunday 23 October.
Join Volta Flatulence, Caroline Windybottom and Daisy Parphead in their laboratory, where they’re investigating whether flatulence has an impact on global warming. Expect lots of laughs, science-tastic experiments, funky moves and of course, strange smells…
Shows take place at 11.30am and 2.30pm and tickets are £10 per adult and £6 per child.