THE Sooty Show kicks off another fun-packed season of family events at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on September 30.

Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell - expect magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation - plus a chance to meet Sooty and Richard after the show.

Take a trip to Crafty’s Creepy Castle on October 25, a sing-along family adventure that’s perfect for two to seven-year olds.

Come in your scariest Halloween costume and help search for Crafty’s hidden treasure. When the show’s over you can meet Crafty the Cow himself in a special meet and greet where every child receives their own Trick or Treat present.

On October 28 the Mini BSO return with another family concert to encourage, entertain and educate children of all ages, introducing classical music in a fun and family-friendly manner.

The Lighthouse’s Sherling Studio is a perfect place to introduce young children to the delights of live theatre, and the new autumn season at Lighthouse provides plenty of opportunities to do just that.

Great Odds on October 18 - a co-production between Lighthouse and Mac’s Arcadian - is a story about identity, who we are and what we need to be to achieve our dreams. Integrating visual storytelling, British Sign Language, live music, sound and puppetry, it’s ideal for children aged 6-11 and their families.

During half term the Soap Soup Theatre combines beautiful puppetry and magical music in The Pixies’ Scarf on October 24.

And on October 28, Shackleton tells a tall tale about stepping out of your comfort zone and saying yes to adventure. This fun and memorable musical tale of one man and his dog rediscovering the thrills of adventure is suitable for children aged 4 upwards.

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