New Gruf­falo tale is here

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

Fol­low­ing hot on the heels of The Gruf­falo’s mon­strous suc­cess comes The Gruf­falo’s Child – with at­ti­tude!

Just how brave is she? Find out for your­selves by join­ing her at Hamil­ton Town House and La­nark Me­mo­rial Hall.

The Gruf­falo said that no Gruf­falo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood...

One wild and windy night the Gruf­falo’s child ig­nores her father’s warn­ing and tip­toes out into the snow.

Af­ter all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t re­ally ex­ist... does he?

Tall Sto­ries Theatre Com­pany re­turns, bring­ing Ju­lia Don­ald­son and Axel Sch­ef­fler’s award-win­ning se­quel to life in this mag­i­cal, mu­si­cal stage adap­ta­tion to Hamil­ton Town House be­tween Fri­day, April 15, and Sun­day, April 17, and at La­nark Me­mo­rial Hall from Tues­day, July 19, to Wed­nes­day, July 20.

The show is rec­om­mended for ages three plus with a run­ning time of 55 min­utes.

For a sneak pre­view of the trailer visit: www. gruffaloschildlive.com.

For tick­ets log onto South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture’s web­site.

Put a spring in your step this Easter with a range of fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place through­out La­nark­shire.

The di­verse cal­en­dar of events in­cludes Easter egg hunts, rubber ducks races and feed­ing new born spring lambs.

What bet­ter way to wel­come in Easter than with the an­nual Easter egg hunt at the David Liv­ingston Cen­tre, which is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a £3.5 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion, run­ning from March 25 to 28. Par­tic­i­pants will be pre­sented with a num­ber of clues and puz­zles to com­plete to claim the cher­ished Cad­bury’s choco­late egg prize. Hunts are £2 each and with no two alike, vis­i­tors can come back again and again.

Through­out the Easter hol­i­days the award-win­ning New La­nark Vis­i­tor Cen­tre will be run­ning a se­ries of kids’ craft work­shops, from Easter head dresses to bunting and a spring­time pup­pet theatre. Work­shops are £3 per child and run from 1-3pm through­out the hol­i­days. For a less con­ven­tional Easter ac­tiv­ity peo­ple can head down to New La­nark for their char­ity rubber duck race. From March 27 to 28 hun­dreds of yel­low ducks will be seen mak­ing their way down the Mill Lane. For £2 per duck en­trants will have a chance to win a prize, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the Scot­tish Wildlife Trust.

Those look­ing for a more au­then­tic wildlife ex­pe­ri­ence can head along to Palac­erigg Coun­try Park for their an­nual Spring Fling from March 27 to 28. Vis­i­tors to this stun­ning park will be able see new born spring lambs as well as en­joy pony rides, farm tours and trea­sure hunts.

Those who want to take ad­van­tage of the milder weather can go for a walk or a bike ride along one of La­nark­shire’s beau­ti­ful na­ture trails. Some of the high­lights at the 500-year-old Dalzell House in­clude the Baron Haugh’s Na­ture Re­serve Ja­panese Gar­dens as well as sev­eral dif­fer­ent species in­clud­ing wood­peck­ers and deer. At New La­nark there is seven-mile route along smooth ter­rain from New La­nark to the Falls of Clyde where vis­i­tors can en­joy spec­tac­u­lar views of wa­ter­falls and pere­grine fal­cons.

Mark Calpin, chair­man of La­nark­shire Area Tourism Part­ner­ship, said: “La­nark­shire has a packed cal­en­dar of events this Easter and with so much to do, a visit to the area makes for a great day out. La­nark­shire also has great travel con­nec­tions mak­ing it easy to reach for those in the cen­tral belt which means less travel time and more time for vis­i­tors to en­joy them­selves. With so many ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place we are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing vis­i­tors to La­nark­shire this spring.”

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www. vis­it­la­nark­shire.com

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