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No family trip would be complete without starting at the very beginning of life and the dinosaurs. Blackpool’s Grand presents Dinosaur World Live – a brand new dino-mite adventure!

Do you dare to experience the dangers and delights of the dinosaur world in this interactive new show for all the family?

Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!

After the show a very special meet and greet for brave explorers takes place, your chance to get up close and make a dinosaur friend from long ago.

This entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, is one not to miss!

Our second great family adventure this season is a new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic The Jungle Book.

This colourful new musical adventure is brought to you by the same team behind the outstanding production Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild at Blackpool’s Grand in summer 2017.

Loved as a wild and fun tale of family, belonging and identity, this show is packed with all those memorable characters, incredible new songs and brilliant storytelling.

We all know the story, Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in this heart-warming coming-of-age story about a child raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of Mowgli’s animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli outwits the cruel and powerful tiger, Shere Khan, and learns the law of the jungle.

If your children love dance we have an incredible opportunity for them to experience My First Ballet: Swan Lake, giving children a first taste of the magical world of ballet

Enjoy one of the most famous ballets of all time together, in this beautifully adapted new version for children aged three upwards.


The evil magician Rothbart has turned the beautiful princess Odette into a swan; only at night can she return to human form. Will Prince Siegfried be able to save her or will he fall for Rothbart’s sorcery?

With a narrator to help the young audience follow the story, and a shortened version of Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music, this is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet, and a fantastic family day out.

This unique collaboration between English National Ballet and English National Ballet School is performed by second year students of English National Ballet School.

For our younger dancer enthusiasts and parents alike, we have the retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, Ugly Duckling, perfect for your little ones to enjoy their first live ballet, music and theatre experience.

Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along.

As seen on CBeebies, Northern Ballet’s sell-out productions for children are not to be missed and are perfect child friendly performances lasting approximately 40 minutes.

If your children have TV favourites then we have two of the biggest coming to Blackpool…

So, who doesn’t love Peppa Pig?! We do, and this next family adventure is not to be missed.

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 lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music!

Our ‘next big hit’ The Teletubbies with their first ever live theatre show is here!

Join the Teletubbies, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and the Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them.

Finally, and our highlight of the year, the biggest family adventure of them all… Pantomime!

This year The Grand presents a FIRST by our producers UK Productions!


Our pantomime for 2018/19 is the classic tale Beauty and The Beast – a tale as old as time – in a far-off land of two very different kingdoms.

Belle is dreaming of a happier life but finds herself transported to a cursed castle. Held imprisoned by a hideous beast, the castle is full of magical characters placed under a spell by an evil enchantress.

Can Belle see beyond the beast and fall in love with her captor before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl who has melted his heart? Featuring sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and the unmissable and magical transformation moment, it’s a pantomime not to be missed.

If The Beast cannot find true love then he will die when the last petal falls from the rose.

Blackpool audiences are guaranteed a family adventure like no other with spectacular sets, dazzling costumes and side-splitting comedy. Book your seats today to see Blackpool’s must-see Christmas show in 2018.

For more of our shows that are Fantastic for Families and full of family adventure book your tickets online at or call 01253 290190.

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Dinosaur World Live (20 to 22 April)

My First Ballet: Swan Lake (5 and 6 May)

The Jungle Book (8 to 12 May)

Ugly Duckling (20 June)

Peppa Pig’s Adventure (23 and 24 June)

Teletubbies Live (6 and 7 October)

Beauty and The Beast Pantomime (7 Dec to 6 Jan)