What’s On for Families in Staffordshire | October 22

Wildfamilies Halloween

Spend a couple of hours of your day with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust taking part in some Halloween themed activities. You can hunt for creepy crawlies, turn yourself into a wizard, make broomsticks or zombies out of clay and much more!

Date and time: Tuesday 25th October, 1 – 3pm. Price: 1 child – £7.50, additional children are £4.50.

Toddler Trek at Tutbury Park

Why don’t you bring your toddler along for a toddler trek at Trent Valley! You will spend an hour and a half doing activities at Brook Hollows in the morning, followed by further activities at Tutbury Park. The organisers will be providing your child with a kit containing: a pair of binoculars, magnifying glass, and bug pot for each family.

Date and time: Tuesday 25th October, 1:30 – 3pm. Price: £2 per child.

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‘Wild Babies’ baby group

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are creating a brand new baby group. Meet up with other parents/carers whilst your child takes part in sensory play and activities. You both will be able to try out craft workshops, be mesmerised by campfires and take a walk around the grounds.

Date and time: Tuesday 18th October at 10:30am – 12pm. Price: £12.

Halloween Baking Workshop

Why don’t you come along to an outdoor kitchen to bake some spooky cookies for Halloween! You will be provided with all your ingredients, apron, recipe sheet and packaging to take your creations home. You will learn some new cooking skills and gain confidence in the kitchen.

Date and time: Monday 24th October at 9:30 – 10:45. Price: £14.06.

What’s On at The Gatehouse Theatre

The Addams Family

“Every father’s nightmare comes true in this original story: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.”

Date and time: Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd October, at either 7:30pm or 2:30pm. Price: Tickets start at £17.

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Women In Chemistry 2: Women Can Save The World

“Women in Chemistry 2, an exciting interactive theatre production from the STEM Response Team, focuses on the achievements of three women who have changed the world of science and highlights how their discoveries continue to influence science and technology, in particular sustainability and green energy today. The STEM Response Team will use experiments, humour and spectacular science demonstrations to introduce topics as varied as DNA, genetic modification, nuclear fission, nuclear power and the discovery of chemical elements to the audience in an accessible and inclusive way.”

Date and time: October 24th, at 1pm and 6pm. Price: FREE. Age: 11-16.

Fireman Sam Live!

“When all of his friends go away, Norman Price decides to find adventure in Pontypandy and become the star of a visiting circus. But with a tiger on the loose and faulty lights, the adventure soon turns to danger. Can Fireman Sam come to the rescue and save the circus? Join Sam, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman in an all singing, dancing, action-packed show. You can become a fire-fighter cadet and then watch the magic of the circus. So, come along to Pontypandy and watch the adventures unfold!”

Date and time: Tuesday 25th October at 10:30am and 1pm. Price: £18.50.


“With a wicked witch, a feisty heroine, a tap dancing horse and a host of adventures, Rapunzel promises to be a vibrant take on a classic and much loved story. Packed with songs, dance routines and jokes a-plenty, there is something for everyone to love, so book your tickets now for the family show of the year! With an exciting opportunity to meet the characters after the show, this is sure to be a “hair-raising” production that you won’t want to miss.”

Date and time: Wednesday 26th October at 2:30pm. Price: £16.

I Spy With My Little Eye

“Molly and Bingo the puppy would like you to join them for a very special ‘I Spy With My Little Eye’ party to celebrate Molly’s 6th birthday. With all your favourite sing along songs and lots of games to play, it’s going to be the best party ever!”

Date and time: 27th October at 2:30pm. Price: £14.

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Jurassic Live

“Join Jurassic Live for a roarsome new experience millions of years in the making and the closest you will ever come to real dinosaurs! Jurassic Live is a thrilling new fun, educational and interactive stage show, taking you on an adventure with our dinosaur rangers throughout the Jurassic zoo on the hunt for a missing dinosaur. Along the way you’ll meet and learn about dinosaurs from the Cretaceous and Jurassic eras including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Velociraptor, Triceratops and even the mighty T-Rex!”

Date and time: Saturday 29th October at 1pm and 5pm. Price: £20.

The Fairy Tale of New York

“Featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favourite Christmas songs including Driving home for Christmas, White Christmas, Oh Holy Night, Winter’s Tale, Silent Night and of course The Fairytale of New York. And just when you think the party couldn’t get any better, this world class show also features some of the greatest Irish sing-a-long songs of all time including The Galway Girl, The Irish Rover, Wagon Wheel, Danny Boy, Dirty Old Town and The Black Velvet Band this magical Irish-inspired Christmas show will have people of all ages singing, laughing and dancing in the aisles.”

Date and time: Monday 31st October at 7:30pm. Price: £27.

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