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Stuck for ideas to keep the little ones entertained in Sheffield over the Easter break? Well fear not, we have a list of fun, affordable ideas to get them outdoors, off the sofa and away from the chocolate eggs. . .

Dogs don’t do ballet

Those of you with young children may be aware of the popular story, Dogs don’t do ballet, by Anna Kemp and Sam Ogilvie. This fabulous, feel good adaptation comes to The Montgomery Theatre this week, telling the story of Biff, a dog, who instead of spending his day doing normal dog stuff, such as weeing on lamp-posts and playing fetch, dreams of being a famous ballet dancer. Tickets from £10.

The Entertainer

For crafty kids, The Entertainer toy store on The Moor has a number of events and competitions running over the Easter period.

Pop into the store and enter your details for the opportunity to win your weight in slime, design your own Jo Jo Siwa bow (apparently she’s a big deal!) with the chance to have it produced and sold in store. Also win a £500 PJ Masks bundle or a bag filled with WWE goodies. . . Some amazing prizes to be won for all ages.

SHREK – The musical

Based on the immensely popular, award winning animation movie, Shrek the musical comes to the Lyceum from 28th March. Follow the adventures of Shrek and his lovable companion Donkey, as they set off on a mission to rescue the beautiful Fiona. Laughter, suspense and romance a plenty are guaranteed. Suitable for audiences of all ages.

Willow den building

Children from the age of five (accompanied by a responsible adult) are welcome to try out a free den building workshop at Crucible theatre. The fun sessions, which aim to help with creativity and team-building, are free, but places must be booked in advance and run for an hour at 11am, 1pm and 2,30pm. To book and for more information visit their website here

A heart at sea

Fancy an emotional, imaginative piece of storytelling? A heart at sea is coming to The Montgomery from 5th April and uses puppets and music to tell the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea.

This is a piece of stunning visual storytelling and intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.

Emergency Museum Fun day

There’s fun to be had down at The Moor on Sunday 22nd April where they are holding a free, all day demonstration in association with the National Emergency Museum. Representatives from all of the emergency services will be on hand to explain what their particular jobs and services involve as well as passing on safety advice. Activities include a bouncy castle, fire engine rides and the opportunity to have your finger prints taken as well as the chance to have your photo taken with the service mascots that will be around The Moor.