Aliens, Zombies and Monsters: The Weird World of Aaron Blecha

Hove Museum, tomorrow until September 4, 10am to 5pm

This family-friendly exhibition is based around of the work of Hove-based illustrator and writer Blecha. He is best known for his books Goodnight, Grizzle Grump and the School Shark series. As you can see from the main picture on the right, he has got some brilliantly colourful creatures up his sleeve. The display will expand over the next few months as visiting children design their own monsters and aliens. Visit

Robin Hood

The Old Market, Hove, tomorrow to February 17, various times

The story of Robin Hood probably needs little introduction but that’s without taking into account New Mutiny Theatre Company’s bold new take on it. The play switches perspectives between the wild freedom of Robin and his forest friends and the strict regime of the Sheriff’s castle. The plot is brought to life with live folk music and a talented cast. Visit

A Square Room

Founders Room, Brighton Dome, Monday, February 12 11.30am and 2.30pm

This inventive one-man children’s show explores the unfairness of being left out of a world that seems to have been designed for everyone but yourself. When the daily routine of three friends’ lives suddenly changes, they are forced to adapt to their circumstances so they can keep playing together. The show is funny, touching and innovative. Visit

Snow Mouse

Founders Room, Brighton Dome, Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18, various times

A sleeping mouse is the hero of this production for the very young. It’s snowing outside and a child comes across a small mouse while looking for their warm clothes. Together, the child and rodent explore the winter wonderland around them. This show comes direct from a sell-out run at The Barbican. Visit


Komedia, Brighton, Thursday, February 15 and Friday, Feb 16, 11am and 2pm

Long Nose Puppets present this show, based on an award-winning book by Polly Dunbar. A small boy, Ben, receives a penguin as a present but is frustrated when the animal says nothing. So, naturally, Ben fires it into space – only for it to return to earth without a word. But when the penguin finally opens his mouth, Ben discovers something that made it worth his wait. This is perfect for two to seven years old. Visit

Sing-A-Long Beauty And The Beast

Theatre Royal Brighton, Sunday, February 11, 2pm

A chance to sing along to Disney’s recent adaptation of the fairly tale starring Emma Watson and Ewan McGregor. Lyrics will appear on screen so everyone can join in. Visit

Tales From The Shed

Minerva Theatre, Chichester, Thursday, February 15, 11am and 2pm

The theatre company promise to bring “fun, really silly” antics to Chichester with a performance full of colourful puppets and live songs. Tales From The Shed ask children to take part in the story with them. Visit

Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

Minerva Theatre, Chichester, Friday, February 16, 7.45pm

Pop-Up Opera have earned a reputation for staging unique productions and attracting new audiences to the age-old art form. This show tells the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel through powerful music and drama. A bold new take on a classic. Visit

Spy Week

Newhaven Fort Monday, February 12 to Sunday, February 18, 10am to 5pm

This event is a must for all budding Sherlock Holmes’ and James Bonds. There is a secret mission in store at Newhaven Fort as children are required to use their skills to uncover hidden delights. This involves morse code, disguise, arts and crafts and much more. Visit

Wild About Wildlife

Spring Barn Farm Park, tomorrow to Sunday, February 18

Children can explore nature and wildlife at the farm including opportunities to spot the birds, make your own bird feeder, make bird masks and meet the Spring lambs. An educational and enticing experience. Visit

Angel Day

Brighton Museum, tomorrow, 10am to 5pm

This unique day revolves is run by the Interfaith Contact Group of Brighton And Hove and is based around the theme of angels. There will be art and singing workshops, live music, storytelling and discussions. Visit

ISpy Museum

Brighton Museum, Monday, tomorrow to Sunday, February 18, 10am to 5pm

Children can set off on their own spy missions in search of extreme and obscure objects hidden in the museum. You’ll be amazed at what you find in the building, which is a treasure trove of artefacts. Visit

A Grand Day Out 

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Thursday, 11am

The perfect way to introduce your children to the wonders of cinema. Aardman’s classic Wallace and Gromit film is screening at Towner followed by a number of related events and activities. Visit

Big Fish Little Fish

Stanmer House, Brighton, Sunday, February 18, 2pm 

The team that run Camp Bestival are bringing the rave to Brighton this half-term. They’re putting on a disco for all the family which will have a theme of “set sail”. This means you can expect to see ravers in pirate hats, fake peg legs, but hopefully not bathing trunks. Techno whizz Chris Liberator is at hand to spin tunes that will get you and your children in the party spirit.