THE summer holidays are long and by the end of August parents are sharp running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained.

Thankfully, six of the nation’s favourite pups have been touring the country with a brand new live show to help our little ones burn off some energy.

My son, Joey, is only interested certain cartoons and Paw Patrol is a firm favourite. He hadn’t experienced live shows before and at two-years-old I was slightly concerned we would be in and out before the curtain was up.

Newcastle arena was packed, and loud, and although he was at first apprehensive, as soon as the theme tune kicked in he was enthralled.

Filled with dancing, singing, bright lights and up-beat music, Paw Patrol Live Race to the Rescue shares lessons for all ages about community, social skills and problem solving as the characters each use their unique skills and teamwork to find missing Mayor Goodway.

The show was split into two 40 minute acts which I found to be the perfect amount of time for little ones to sit still-ish.

I’ve been to plenty of gigs and have never felt the ground shake like it did when hundreds of children started jumping up and down. The life-size pups and vehicles were impressive and the atmosphere electric.

The show serves as an ideal introduction to live performance for little ones, even as young as two. Joey has since told me repeatedly, and everyone we have seen, that he has seen the Paw Patrol pups. It was a lovely experience for us both and one I would highly recommend if you have little ones who like the cartoon as much as mine does.

Stacey-Lee Christon