CHRISTMAS may be over but there’s plenty to keep families occupied at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts in the run-up to February half term.

Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen in Tutti Frutti and York Theatre Royal’s Ugly Duckling on January 13. This charming production for children aged 3+ plays with the importance of identity and self-worth.

Based on the best-selling book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by Paul Daniels, Don’t Dribble on the Dragon on February 3 is a musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family.

Kicking off half term in style, the well-established quintet, the Mini BSO exhibit all four families of instruments at their family concert on February 10. Comprising bassoon, violin, French horn, trombone and percussion, this interactive concert explores well-known film music and traditional tunes using fun new arrangements to demonstrate the instruments in ways never seen before.

Journey to the Impossible is a coming-of-age quest featuring epic songs, cinematic storytelling and hip hop dance on 10 February. Three kids are in trouble. Well, what do you expect if you knock on the door of an inter-dimensional portal and run away? By means of bicycles, bandanas and neural space travel, go with them on an adventure to the impossible. Inspired by the novels of Jules Verne, this is an homage to 80s sci-fi films and timeless adventure stories for all the family which will be enjoyed by children aged 5 and upwards.

Mirror, Mirror on 13 February is a new version of the timeless tale of Snow White, combining beautiful puppets, captivating storytelling and mesmerising sign language. Join Snow White at her wedding, and the whole story – magic mirror, wicked stepmother, seven dwarfs and all – will be revealed.

CBeebies’ Patrick Lynch brings the classic story of Tom Thumb to life in a playful and fascinating show for children aged 3+ on 15 February. Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo Theatre magic with feathery, spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest.

Tickets for all events are on sale now call 01202 280000. or book online at