Tees Valley: Latest News

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A Teesside independent school has welcomed a new headteacher – the first woman to hold the role in its history.

9th September 2021

    Red House School, in Norton, has appointed Dr Rebecca Ashcroft in the top job, replacing outgoing headmaster Ken James, who has been in the role for five years. Rebecca, who was previously the head of the senior school, said: “I am delighted to become the ninth head and...

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YARM SCHOOL PUPILS LOOK TO THE FUTURE AFTER EXAM SUCCESS

17th August 2021

Students Left to Right: Jamie Wiltshire, Chloe Atkinson, Imogen Hennessey and Jack Critchlow Yarm School students are planning for the future after significant success in the GCSE and A Level examinations and in securing places to study a broad range of courses at university. School Captain...

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Meat-Free Mondays

29th July 2021

Primary Times received the below article from Rosa aged 10, who receives our publication.  She asked if we could publish it for her which we have.    I am Rosa. I’m ten and I live in Darlington. I was born into a vegetarian (later vegan) family and I have always known...

Europe's Oldest Warship Afloat Gets a Fresh Look

15th July 2021

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy's HMS Trincomalee has been repainted A significant step in the museum's mission to preserve naval heritage Visitors can witness this change at The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool     (Image:...

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MIDDLESBROUGH THEATRE IS BACK!

23rd June 2021

  Middlesbrough Theatre is back and is ploughing ahead with its plans to re-open on June 30th, despite the delay to Covid restrictions being fully lifted. A month-long season of events will once again light up the stage after more than a year of darkness and will include performances by...

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MIDDLESBROUGH THEATRE IS BACK!

23rd June 2021

  Middlesbrough Theatre is back and is ploughing ahead with its plans to re-open on June 30th, despite the delay to Covid restrictions being fully lifted. A month-long season of events will once again light up the stage after more than a year of darkness and will include performances by...

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DAY AND NIGHT OFFER - TWO INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES AT 11ARCHES PARK AND KYNREN, DURHAM

17th June 2021

        Get ready for a summer full of spectacular shows and immersive attractions to suit families of all ages, as you travel back through time at 11Arches Park by day or Kynren by night:   11Arches Park A ticket to 11Arches Park brings family-friendly...

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“Blooming brilliant Stokesley Open Gardens returns for 2021”

11th June 2021

  For one weekend only, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July, you can discover the secrets of Stokesley’s best-kept gardens at Stokesley Open Gardens 2021. Enthusiastic gardeners will open their garden gates with pride, inviting the public to explore the landscapes they have expertly created,...

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Archers Make Emotional Return to Kynren

29th May 2021

  Hundreds of members of Kynren’s cast and crew made an emotional return to Kynren as they prepare to welcome visitors back to live performances of the award-winning outdoor show from August.   The cast and crew, known as Archers, have been taking part in a series of rehearsals...

Girls Golf Rocks – how to join the fun at Billingham Golf Club

22nd May 2021

Are you a girl aged 7- 14 and want to learn to play golf? Do you want to team up with other girls your age and have fun learning a new sport? Why not come down to our golf club and get involved…   COACHING COURSES   We are offering six weeks of girls-only coaching sessions...

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OLD MCDONALD, MISS MUFFET AND BO PEEP ANNOUNCE SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT NEWHAM GRANGE FARM

20th May 2021

  OLD McDonald, Little Miss Muffet and Bo Peep will be at Newham Grange Farm for three days only, next Bank holiday weekend.   Families are invited to join the world-renowned trio on a Nursery Rhyme Adventure, running at various times throughout the day from Saturday, May 29th...

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AWARD-WINNING SHOW’S PRODUCERS UNVEIL REGION’S NEWEST EPIC THEME PARK

12th May 2021

  Tickets for 11Arches Park, the North East’s newest family attraction, go on sale from Friday 30 April 2021 at 5pm.   11Arches, the registered charity producing the award-winning summer spectacular ‘Kynren – an Epic Tale of England’, is delighted to unveil...

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YORK SPRING FAIR & FOOD FESTIVAL

10th May 2021

  York Spring Fair & Food Festival is a brand-new event bringing together one of the largest vintage funfairs seen in North Yorkshire for many years and a Food Festival showcasing the very best artisan products from Yorkshire and beyond. Get out and have fun over Spring Bank Holiday and...

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National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool Appeals for local support as prepares to reopen on 17 May

27th April 2021

  The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool, will reopen to the public on 17 May 2021, with COVID safe time slots on sale from 5 May 2021 at 10am Museum appeals to Hartlepool community to support local icon HMS Trincomalee after a catastrophic year for the popular attraction Tickets...

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Multi-award-winning theatre, drama and creative learning charity Mortal Fools support 500+ North East young people’s mental health and well-being.

26th April 2021

Melva Mapletree and the Quest for Barnabas Boggle; Mortal Fools’ online, interactive storytelling game supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing is available NOW for families, schools and community groups everywhere. The global pandemic has turned all our lives upside down...

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COLOURFUL EGG DESIGNS SOUGHT FOR PARK EASTER TRAIL

26th March 2021

  COLOURFUL designs are being sought for an Easter egg-stravaganza at Middlesbrough's Albert Park. And there's a chocolate treat in store for the first youngsters to complete next month's Easter Egg Trail. The fun activity for all the family is the brainchild of Linthorpe Councillor...

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We will be back in schools for May half term!

17th March 2021

We are delighted to announce Primary Times will be back in schools for May half term and we are so looking forward to being back in the children's book bags! If you are a business who would like to target families of 4-11 year old's in Tees Valley  then please get in touch. We deliver...

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Almost half of kids anxious about return to school - psychotherapist tips

3rd March 2021

Childcare service, Koru Kids, has polled 1,307 British parents to find out how their children are dealing with the imminent return to schools next week. Below are the key findings:   Almost half (47%) say their child is nervous/anxious about returning to school.   When asked...

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Musical Book Day Broadcast for Children from Across Teesside

2nd March 2021

WORLD Book Day this Thursday, 4 March needs some creative thinking this year, as with many children across Teesside and the rest of the UK being home-schooled, the majority of pupils aren’t set to return to school until March 8. The UNESCO initiative usually encourages children and...

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THE WIZARD OF OZ IS COMING TO A VENUE NEAR YOU THIS MAY HALF TERM….Oh yes it is!

2nd March 2021

    USE YOUR BRAIN AND PLUCK UP THE COURAGE TO BOOK A TICKET FOR THE MUCH-LOVED CLASSIC CLOSE TO EVERYONE’S HEART - THE WIZARD OF OZ. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion on a magical adventure to find the Emerald City. This fun-packed pantomime twist on the...

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DAVID LLOYD CLUBS OPENS ITS (VIRTUAL) DOORS FREE TO ALL

15th February 2021

  DAVID LLOYD CLUBS OPENS ITS (VIRTUAL) DOORS FREE TO ALL David Lloyd Clubs @home App now free of charge Up to 600+ classes with new live and on demand content available every day Includes David Lloyd Clubs exclusive signature classes and wellness sessions For...

FALL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN AT DARLINGTON HIPPODROME

10th February 2021

FALL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN AT DARLINGTON HIPPODROME Treat the one you love to a memorable theatre experience to look forward to this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a musical theatre hit, an intimate drama or side-splitting comedy, Darlington Hippodrome has something for that special...

Touring dates: 15 March to 28 May Oily Cart sends their new show Space to Be direct into homes, telling the story through a series of packages

22nd January 2021

Touring dates: 15 March to 28 May Oily Cart sends their new show Space to Be direct into homes, telling the story through a series of packages Space to Be has been created particularly for shielding families with disabled young people all over the UK. Space to Be explores each...

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Keeping kids active, the Plum Play UK way

7th January 2021

Generational Play Plum Play was founded by Jonathan and Diane Schaffer in 1988, they balanced their time running a successful family business and enjoying their three young children. They knew by keeping their children active it would help their imaginations run wild. Their son Paul Schaffer...

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Announcing the Pixo Pillow; The Homeschool accessory you didn't know you needed…

7th January 2021

  Announcing the Pixo Pillow; The Homeschool accessory you didn't know you needed…     As the nation's parent community have found themselves back in the throes of homeschooling with no clear end in sight, Armadillo sun (the beanbag experts) is here...

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The Magic Hatter Presents The Night Before Christmas Online

12th December 2020

The Magic Hatter Presents The Night Before Christmas Online Looking to recapture the MAGIC this Christmas? How about a digital Magic Hatter festive family magic show inspired by The Night Before Christmas! A great alternative to panto, packed with festive fun…   “Definitely...

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THE BOWES MUSEUM CHRISTMAS MARKET TO GO AHEAD 

8th December 2020

THE BOWES MUSEUM CHRISTMAS MARKET TO GO AHEAD  11 – 13 DECEMBER    The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce that it has been given the go ahead for its annual Christmas Market to return this year, despite the Museum itself being closed due to the region being placed in...

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THE BOWES MUSEUM CHRISTMAS MARKET TO GO AHEAD 

8th December 2020

THE BOWES MUSEUM CHRISTMAS MARKET TO GO AHEAD  11 – 13 DECEMBER    The Bowes Museum is delighted to announce that it has been given the go ahead for its annual Christmas Market to return this year, despite the Museum itself being closed due to the region being placed in...

Free online event “Marvin’s Magic Live” 

7th December 2020

Marvin’s Magic Live On Sunday 13th December Marvin’s Magic are hosting a special free online event “Marvin’s Magic Live”  The show will be streamed live on Facebook & YouTube at 6.00pm - 7.30pm GMT, 1.00pm - 2.30pm EST, 10.00am -11.30am PST. The live...

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REDCAR & CLEVELAND RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN WITH THE GREAT DOORSTEP SWITCH ON!

24th November 2020

REDCAR & CLEVELAND RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN WITH THE GREAT DOORSTEP SWITCH ON!   Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have announced The Great Doorstep Switch On! A Celebration of Illumination on 3rd December, 4pm-7.30pm. It is set to be a fun, creative, festive...

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NIGHTFALL 2020 ONLINE – THE STARS GUIDE YOU HOME; FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

10th November 2020

NIGHTFALL 2020 ONLINE – THE STARS GUIDE YOU HOME; FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW Stellar Projects bring families, a VERY special star-studded online edition of their annual outdoor Nightfall event, The Stars Guide You Home; for 2020 you can all share a little Nightfall magic from the comfort...

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LTE Music Smart Watchphone for Next-Gen Kids and World’s First Bone Conduction Wireless Headphones for Kids

28th October 2020

LTE Music Smart Watchphone for Next-Gen Kids and World’s First Bone Conduction Wireless Headphones for Kids 27th Oct, Singapore – myFirst release two new child tech devices; the 4G LTE Music Smart Watchphone, myFirst Fone R1, and the world’s first Bone Conduction...

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NOVEMBER EVENTS AT DARLINGTON HIPPODROME

27th October 2020

NOVEMBER EVENTS AT DARLINGTON HIPPODROME Darlington Hippodrome announces a full schedule of events for all ages throughout November.   Having re-opened at the start of September Darlington Hippodrome has expanded its offer with a full schedule of events for all ages to enjoy throughout...

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Signing Tots launches educational pre-recorded online classes

23rd October 2020

Signing Tots is a long established business that teaches Sign Supported English using British Sign Language signs in the Early Years Sector. Founded by Dawn Thorpe (Owner) 16 years ago the business has grown with two more tutors to cover additional areas working with many parents and settings delivering...

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WIN FLIGHTS TO EUROPE BY ENJOYING HALLOWEEN SAFELY

23rd October 2020

WIN FLIGHTS TO EUROPE BY ENJOYING HALLOWEEN SAFELY   FAMILIES are coming together to create a safe, fun and memorable Halloween for children around Middlesbrough. Covid-19 restrictions mean the usual parties and gatherings can't go ahead this year, but a spooky trail will ensure...

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Back to School Competition winners

21st October 2020

We were overwhelmed with the number of entrants we had for these competitions, we love receiving all the childrens drawings and it's the hardest job in the world to pick as they are all so wonderful and special!   Here are a list of our winners: Pebble Gear Frozen II Tablet - Harlow...

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Fuel Your Mind & Body with Geomagworld

12th October 2020

Fuel Your Mind & Body with Geomagworld ​ Geomag encourages a child’s healthy appetite by playing with their nutritious Magicube building blocks. We know how hard it can be to get children to choose the healthiest food choice, after all we can struggle ourselves surrounded by so many...

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Understanding what a fever is and how to take an accurate temperature

7th October 2020

Understanding what a fever is and how to take an accurate temperature By Dr. Joaquin Azpilicueta, Exergen Corp.   With cold and flu season about to kick off and kids back at school and life trying to resume, amid the COVID-19 pandemic evolution, it is highly likely that at some point, you...

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Take a stroll through Great Little Trading Company's new Autumn range featuring woodland wonders, intergalactic accessories, and lots of exciting treasures to help you create a happy home

7th October 2020

First look at NEW arrivals for Autumn Take a stroll through Great Little Trading Company's new Autumn range featuring woodland wonders, intergalactic accessories, and lots of exciting treasures to help you create a happy home   Great Little Trading Company's (GLTC) small, passionate,...

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Rubik’s Box of Magic Tricks.

1st October 2020

Rubik’s Box of Magic Tricks. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the world-famous Rubik’s Cube, Marvin’s Magic has joined forces with Rubik’s to create a stunning box of magic tricks. Marvin’s Magic have partnered with Rubik's to celebrate the 40th anniversary...

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Play green with Dantoy

29th September 2020

Play Green with Dantoy Dantoy have launched a brand-new “I’m Green” line of bioplastic products, their bioplastic is made of at least 90% sugarcane, a sustainable raw material, and their bioplastic is 100% recyclable. Dantoy leads the way with their bioplastics. The manufacture...

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PANTOMIME IS COMING TO REDCAR AND YARM THIS CHRISTMAS....'OH YES IT IS!'

28th September 2020

Tom Rolfe Productions are thrilled to be presenting one of Teesside's only pantomimes this festive season! Dick Whittington! The pantomime will play at The Princess Auditorium Yarm 19-22 Dec and Coatham Memorial Hall Redcar 24-30 Dec.    Tom can't wait to bring his production...

Supporting your children in their return to school

24th September 2020

By Kirsty Lilley, Mental Health Specialist at CABA, the wellbeing charity The majority of children and young people have been away from their schools since lockdown, therefore it is unsurprisingly that they may be feeling anxious or worried about returning to 'normality'. There are many...

Famous faces to help primary pupils back to school with BBC Live Lessons

14th September 2020

Footballers Theo Walcott and Georgia Stanway kick off the new term. His Dark Materials-themed lesson features young star Lewin Lloyd (Roger Parslow). Following on from its successful home schooling initiative, Bitesize Daily, BBC Education continues to support pupils and teachers throughout...

Nominate a family in your area in need of a free holiday

8th September 2020

    Do you know a family, NHS or frontline worker in your area that has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and needs a break? As part of the nation's emotional and wellbeing recovery from the pandemic, the national charity YHA (England & Wales) wants to give away...

THEATRE'S OPEN AIR THEATRE SEASON CONTINUES WITH SEED A wild Rock and Roll journey into nature fighting back

7th September 2020

PIF-PAF Theatre Company are heading to Newham Grange Farm on Sunday, September 13 with the fantastic family friendly show SEED! SEED is a surprising and inspiring hitch-hike on the journey from small acorns to great oaks. Join Wilford planting trees where he shouldn't - living...

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search

7th September 2020

– find Wally in The Bowes Museum This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle....

PARENTS REASSURED OVER COVID MEASURES IN SCHOOLS

7th September 2020

  PARENTS and carers around Middlesbrough are being reassured about the safety measures in schools relating to coronavirus. A small number of schools in the town have this weekend acted fast to advise some staff, pupils and families to isolate following the emergence of positive Covid-19 cases. Middlesbrough...

THE SINNERMAN BRINGS HIS QUIZ TO MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL

28th August 2020

    STAR of ITV's The Chase Paul ‘The Sinnerman' Sinha is bringing his very own big quiz to Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday, September 25. This socially distanced event will feature Paul as quizmaster and there'll be tables of two, four or six people available...

How to Get Education in Sync with the Low Touch Economy

28th August 2020

As the days go by, it’s starting to feel like life won’t be the same again for the foreseeable future—at least not like it was before the start of March. With the ‘new normal’ no longer a short-term buzzword, how do institutes like schools, colleges, and universities adapt...

MAYOR: LET'S GET OUR LITTLE GENIUSES BACK TO SCHOOL

26th August 2020

MAYOR: LET'S GET OUR LITTLE GENIUSES BACK TO SCHOOL MIDDLESBROUGH Mayor Andy Preston wants to see classrooms full of the town's "little geniuses" when schools reopen next week. Schools will be open to all children for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown. Mr Preston...

DARLINGTON BASED YOUTH PROJECT NEEDS YOUR VOTES FOR A SHARE OF £1MILLION FUND

17th August 2020

DARLINGTON BASED YOUTH PROJECT NEEDS YOUR VOTES FOR A SHARE OF £1MILLION FUND The Darlington based In2 Project is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide.   The aims of the In2 Project are to...

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Unlocking the Good Days of Lockdown — North East Company Launches ‘When We Were Apart Yearbook’

23rd July 2020

Unlocking the Good Days of Lockdown — North East Company Launches ‘When We Were Apart Yearbook’ Where The Trade Buys, a North East based print company, has launched a ‘When We Were Apart Yearbook’ in order to help school children hold on the precious memories of the...

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UK Parliament launches free online workshops for 7-18 year olds during Coronavirus outbreak

16th July 2020

  UK Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service has launched a series of free workshops to help young people aged 7-18 learn about the work of UK Parliament this summer. These private, curricula-linked sessions are open for home educators and teachers to book now for September...

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Good News, the Head of Steam Museum is now open! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

16th July 2020

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Good News, the Head of Steam Museum is now open! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We have had to make some changes to keep our staff and visitors safe. For now ALL visitors including Annual Pass holders, Friends of the Museum and partner organisations will need to book a ticket...

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New Music School in Teesside

14th July 2020

Teesside songwriter, Christopher Griksaitis, after his experience in the Disney production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the launch of his debut album “The Piano and Me”, has launched a music - creative school in Teesside, Apollo Creative Arts, to help both children and adults from...

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The Bowes Museum opens on Saturday 1 August

14th July 2020

We’re ready when you are! The Bowes Museum opens on Saturday 1 August     The trustees of The Bowes Museum are delighted to announce the Museum will reopen at 10am on Saturday 1 August*.   Visitors will be able to enjoy the hugely popular Norman Cornish:...

Big Bang Digital 2020

9th July 2020

  Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19 is a celebration of the work of scientists and engineers in a pandemic. The free back to back sessions are designed to give young people an understanding and appreciation of the incredible contribution scientists, healthcare...

Dantoy’s NEW “I’m Green” range of bio toys

6th July 2020

Choose Green With Dantoy. Dantoy have launched a brand-new “I’m Green” line of bioplastic products, their bioplastic is made of at least 90% sugarcane, a sustainable raw material, and their bioplastic is 100% recyclable.  Dantoy leads the way with their bioplastics. The...

Mass Confectionery Donation to Teesside Hospitals

6th May 2020

Mass Confectionery Donation to Teesside Hospitals Stockton’s leisure centres have donated over £1000 worth of confectionery from their cafés and vending machines to support frontline staff at The University Hospital of North Tees and James Cook University Hospital. Popular venues...

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MILKSHAKE LIVE MAKES A WELCOME RETURN TO DARLINGTON HIPPODROME

18th February 2020

MILKSHAKE LIVE MAKES A WELCOME RETURN TO DARLINGTON HIPPODROME Milkshake Monkey can't wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite MILKSHAKE friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen! Be part of this fantastic...

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