Top family activities for April

Fab activities for the month ahead for the family 

11, 12 April Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

There are two sides to every tale… So what if the big bad wolf wasn’t so bad after all? In Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, at Cambridge Junction on 11 and 12 April, Little Angel Theatre presents a new take on the famous tale.

Robyn reads as she tries to get to sleep, but she can’t relate to Red Riding Hood. The wolf, in fact, is rather shy. Enjoy this new version at 11.30am or 2.30pm. Tickets £10, £6 for children.

7, 13-15 April Lit Fest for Kids  

There’s a host of top events for budding bookworms at Cambridge Literary Festival this month. Former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell presents an hour of drawing and arty adventures at Anglia Ruskin University on 7 April at 1pm; at 3.30pm, he’ll return with fellow illustrator Chris Priestley for a Goth Girl vs Werewolf Boy sketch-off.

On 14 April at the Union Chamber, Lucy Worsley talks about Lady Mary, a tale of Tudor intrigue, and on the 15th, Adrian Edmondson and Harry Hill (right) are both at Cambridge Union Society on Bridge Street. The former Young One has written Tilly and the Time Machine, while Hill has created Matt Millz, Britain’s youngest stand-up comedian.

23-29 April Muddy Puddle Walk 

Muddy puddles everywhere spells one thing… Peppa Pig, and this month sees the return of the muddiest fundraising event for little ones. Last year Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children raised £243,000, with 160,000 children taking part. Between 23 and 29 April, nurseries, families and kids are being encouraged to take part to raise money for the children’s charity.

For a fundraising pack full of fun activities, visit

9 June Wild Wood Rumpus

It's not this month, but book tickets quickly for a new one-day festival for all ages, The Wild Wood Rumpus, which takes place at Horseheath Racecourse on 9 June. There will be live music from The Brass Funkeys, a bubble disco, and kids can enjoy wildlings craft school, bush craft, den building, a mad hatter’s tea party and more. Jack’s Gelato, Fired Up Pizza and Churros Bar are among those providing eats, and tickets are now available via the website.