THERE is plenty to keep the little ones in the family entertained this autumn at Anvil Arts.

At The Haymarket from Thursday, 11 to Sunday, 14 October, join The Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. She follows snowy tracks and encounters mysterious creatures – but the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist ... does he?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up, and their grown-ups, in the smash-hit West End show that’s toured Britain and the world.

On Wednesday, 24 and Thursday, 25 October, Peppa Pig and her friends are at The Anvil in a brand new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure!

Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe.

With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music.

The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents, the excited group can look forward to morning, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in!

How to Hide a Lion, directed and adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr, is at The Haymarket on Friday, 9 and Saturday, 10 November.

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down.

Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz, perfect for those aged three to six and their families.

During the festive season, Santa's Christmas Party comes to The Haymarket from Friday, 7 to Sunday, 9 December. Everyone is getting ready for Santa’s Christmas Party but somebody has been up to mischief - and that someone is Jack Frost! Help get things for the party back on track in a fun-filled interactive adventure.

And don’t miss The Anvil’s traditional family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, starring Dani Harmer (CBBC’s Tracy Beaker) and Chris Pizzey (Basil Brush’s Mr Stephen).

Running from December 13 until January 6, join the Wicked Queen, handsome Prince, seven mischievous dwarfs, and of course, Snow White herself, for family fun packed full of glittering costumes, sumptuous sets, catchy songs and heaps of audience participation.

For more information on these, or other shows, or to book tickets, visit or call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244.