Wheee! Lakeside’s International Children’s Theatre & Dance Festival

We love Lakeside Arts here in Nottingham, it’s one of our favourite family places to go. We love the theatre, and walking round the park.  I’ve recently discovered they have an archeology museum and the cafes are great for a coffee and cake stop.  There’s definitely something for everyone.

One of the highlights in the Lakeside Arts program is Wheee! The Childrens Festival, this May half term.  If you’re looking for something to do that will inspire and excite your little ones this half term, Wheee! is the place to be.


The week’s activities are jam packed, seeing the return of the Architects of Air with their latest monumental structure, Arboria.  This airlock with fill your child’s mind with wonder as they explore the iridescent beauty of the light and colour created within it.  It truly is a fine spectacle for all ages.

It wouldn’t be a Lakeside event without the very best in family theatre stopping by. Action Transport Theatre will be performing STATik on Monday 25th May.  The performance promises humor, high energy and lots of clowning around in this wordless story about Mikey’s first day at work.  If you’ve not got a ticket yet, grab one fast as this is a popular show!

Not forgetting the under 3’s either,  the Toddler’s Room is a stunning piece of mini dance from Norway, guaranteed to reach out to the very youngest audience.  This interactive performance will enchant the audience with an array of sculptures, sounds and beautiful costumes for a wholly magical experience.

Wheee! always finishes with a splendid family event bringing the weeks activities to an amazing climax.  Offering arts, crafts, drumming workshops and the opportunity to Meet The Dinosaur, there will be so much to do, there will be no room for any ‘I’m bored’ this half term holiday.

Have you been to Wheee! before?  Would you recommend it to other families?

Zena Goldman

Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life. Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. Mrs Tubbs says:

    It’s too far from us to visit, but it does look like fun!

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