South Wales Echo - - BIG PREVIEW -

Where: Bay. When: Fe­bru­ary.

Air Arena, the lat­est ad­di­tion to the cap­i­tal’s tram­po­line park scene, will be set­ting up in the Bay – and it will be work­ing with its neigh­bours to of­fer an ex­ten­sive en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ence.

There’ll be plenty of things to do at the Cardiff Bay venue and the brains be­hind Air Arena said “we’re aim­ing to have some­thing for ev­ery­one”.

As well as gen­eral tram­polin­ing ses­sions there are go­ing to be fit­ness classes, free run­ning, foam pits, a dodge­ball court and spe­cial­ist per­for­mance tram­po­lines. Red Dragon Cen­tre, Cardiff

Where: St David’s Hall. When: Fe­bru­ary 15. Box of­fice: 029 2087 8444.

If your kids are fans of the CBee­bies show, take them along to join Mr Bloom and the Veg­gies on their first ever live tour.

Fea­tur­ing all of the much loved el­e­ments of the TV show, Mr Bloom (Ben Faulks) will be joined by all his gar­den­ing friends: Mar­garet, Joan, Colin, Ray­mond and Se­bas­tian, the Wee MacGre­gors and not for­get­ting Mr Bloom’s trusty ma­chine “The Com­postar­ium”.

Spring­time in Wales means lambs – and lots of them. And #lam­b­cam is back this St David’s Day and it’s go­ing to be bet­ter than ever.

You’ll be able to fol­low all the ac­tion live from the lamb­ing shed at this spe­cial time of year. Go on­line, head to mu­­b­cam and cel­e­brate the start of spring with the cute baby lambs.

Where: Wales Mil­len­nium Cen­tre When: March 10 and 11 Box of­fice: 029 2063 6464.

Justin’s Party is a brand new show which is packed full of songs, dances and hi­lar­i­ous games guar­an­teed to make it the party of the year for the kids. There will be lots of ex­cit­ing sur­prises along the way and you’ll get to meet Justin’s adorable new puppy En­gel­bert. Where: When: March 25-April 2.

With more than 50 events to choose from, book lovers from tod­dlers to teens will be in­spired by some of the best lo­cal and na­tional con­tem­po­rary au­thors and il­lus­tra­tors in both English and Welsh.

Au­thors will be mak­ing their words and pic­tures come to life with tales of fan­tas­ti­cal crea­tures, poop­ing di­nosaurs, crime-solv­ing de­tec­tives, wimpy kids and even some big pants. Come and meet pi­rates, princesses, rain­bow fairies and many more won­der­ful char­ac­ters. Where: Var­i­ous venues around Cardiff. Reardon Smith Theatre, Na­tional Mu­seum Cardiff. When: March 25.

As part of the lit­er­a­ture fes­ti­val, Nick Shar­ratt talks all about his first il­lus­trated chap­ter book, The Cat and the King, as well as his other bril­liant pic­ture books.

Nick’s il­lus­tra­tions are in­stantly recog­nis­able – he’s fa­mously il­lus­trated all of Jac­que­line Wil­son’s books, among many oth­ers.

With live draw­ing and the chance to ask Nick ques­tions about be­ing a best­selling au­thor and il­lus­tra­tor. When: April 5 - April 9. Where: Mo­tor­point Arena.

This prom­ises to be a spe­cial event, with a cast of more than 50 Dis­ney char­ac­ters, in­clud­ing Ra­pun­zel, Ariel, Elsa and Olaf.

Sing-along to more than 30 favourite songs in­clud­ing “Let It Go”, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”, and “Hakuna Matata” as the show brings back mem­o­ries from Toy Story, Find­ing Nemo, Dis­ney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more. Dis­ney on Ice cel­e­brates 100 years of magic with Cardiff arena show.

Where: Bute Park. When: April 7-9.

This event is cer­tainly not just for grown-ups. As well as the in­spi­ra­tional show gar­dens, there is al­ways en­ter­tain­ment ga­lore and a school wheel­bar­row com­pe­ti­tion.

Where: St David’s Hall. When: April 21. Box of­fice: 029 2087 8444.

Chil­dren’s TV pre­sen­ter Naomi Wilkin­son is em­bark­ing on a na­tion­wide tour in spring 2017.

The show will be packed full of fun and sur­prises as Naomi is joined on stage by An­i­mal Mark, and some of his scari­est crea­tures.

She will re­call some of her most ex­cit­ing wildlife ex­pe­ri­ences from the far-flung cor­ners of the world and even in­tro­duces the au­di­ence to some of the most fierce and fright­en­ing an­i­mals she met along the way.

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