Kids’ Activities: The Best Kids Shows in Poole

If you’re looking for things to do in Poole this spring how about a fun-filled trip to the theatre? It’s something a bit different. And with so many family-friendly shows touring the UK right now, missing out would be a shame. Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, will come to life with a wide range of productions, so go ahead and book your tickets before they sell out. Make memories to last a lifetime and introduce your little ones to the world of live performances.


Here’s are some of the best kids shows to look out for in Poole over the next few weeks:


The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Kids’ activities in Poole don’t get much better than The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Based on the popular storybook by Judith Kerr, this much-loved tale of Sophie and her unexpected guest is beautifully retold on stage complete with plenty of clumsy chaos, magic and sing-along songs.


Purrrrrfect for even the youngest family members, The Tiger Who Came to Tea encourages plenty of audience participation, so expect to laugh, point and shout, ‘He’s behind you’ when the bright orange tiger eventually enters the stage. He’s even cheekier in the production, so watch out for his antics as he eats and drinks everything in sight. It really is quite a spectacle.


As an important note for parents, this show runs for just 55 minutes with no interval, making it perfect for little children with short attention spans. Babes in arms are welcome and children under 18 months sitting on adult laps do not need a ticket. This ensures the show is accessible and affordable for all. Book your tickets today for a roarsome family adventure - and don’t forget to bring snacks.


Dinosaur World Live

Stomping onto the stage this spring is Dinosaur World Live, a Jurassic masterpiece that showcases prehistoric life with the help of impressively life-like puppets - we’re talking huge feet, swishy tails, spined backs, scales and humongous teeth. From flesh-eating beasts to plant-munching herbivores, you can come spine-tinglingly close to your favourite dinos. Brave explorers can meet Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus as well as the truly formidable Tyrannosaurus Rex. Hold onto your seats and get set for an adventure of a lifetime.


Recommended for children aged three and above, Dinosaur World Live is one of the best places to go in Poole this year, especially if your little ones are obsessed with these prehistoric creatures. At just 50 minutes long and with no interval, this show is perfect for the shorter attention span of kids, so book your tickets today before they become extinct.


There’s so much to see and do in Poole this year, so come along to this bustling Dorset town for some family-friendly culture.