ARC’s family season is here with lots to keep little ones entertained including a sleepy bed time adventure, a show about iPads that come to life and a familiar Christmas show which has been given a modern twist.

5 More Minutes is a funny and magical show on Saturday 7 October about bedtime where real play combines with the magic of dreaming through live music and puppets.

iPet is one of ARC’s fantastic half term shows and will take place on Saturday 21 October. If your tots love playing on iPads and tablets, then this show is for them. Two magicians create balloon animals and perform some tricks with their iPads, but when they come to life, lots of silly things start to happen!

Half term also welcomes The Emperor’s New Clothes on Saturday 28 October which is about a stubborn Emperor who has run out of outfits before his birthday – but will two mischievous designers be able to create him his dream outfit in time?

Bright Sparks takes place on Saturday 11 November and is about two friends who are opposites, and about the amazing friendship that can develop between two people even though they may be different.

ARC’s Christmas show is Pinocchio and has been especially made for ARC. Nearly There Yet theatre company have created a festive twist on the classic tale which features circus, incredible trapeze and lots of magical characters which will definitely get the family in the festive mood. Pinocchio will be at ARC from Monday 4 – Saturday 23 December and will take place at various times.

Club Groovy is back for the autumn season with a bang too. The Spooktacular Monster Mash Halloween party is coming up on Saturday 28 October and A Very Groovy Panto will be full of silly slapstick fun with some new dance routines from the Groovy Gang, and it will be glitz and glam at the ready on Saturday 2 December at the Christmas Sparklefest party – the ultimate festive party for tiny tots.

All further information, times and prices can be found at www.arconline.co.uk or by calling 01642 525199.