A CHILDREN'S theatre is bringing its entertainment to the park this month with a festival of events.

Theatre Hullabaloo, which is based in Darlington, is putting on shows in South Park across two weeks.

Hullabaloo in the Park, supported by Arts Council England, Creative Darlington and the Tees Valley combined authority, will runs from July 12-25 and features live children’s theatre, messy play, storytelling, dance and trails.

The event will be a mix of free and paid for events, aimed at youngsters up to the age of 10, featuring live shows for babies, interactive experiences for toddlers and storytelling sessions, as well as craft, dance and music.

Babies can enjoy a live theatre show that has been specially created for them as Theatr Iolo present Baby, Bird & Bee.

HurlyBurly return with their show, The Bug Hotel, an interactive experience perfect for 0-2s.

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books will be putting on interactive free storytelling sessions throughout the festival and Chalk are also bringing fun-packed craft, dance and music sessions.

Artistic producer Miranda Thain said: “We are so excited to be bringing Hullabaloo in the Park to South Park, Darlington this July after a long period of closure at The Hullabaloo. We are grateful to our funders for supporting this event for children and families in Darlington and across the wider Tees Valley region.

“Whilst some restrictions are still in place, we want you to book with confidence as all events are pre-booked and e-ticketed, with small capacities and one way systems in place around event areas.

"There is a fantastic programme of free and paid for events happening throughout the two weeks and we hope many families can come along and enjoy some brilliant experiences together.”

The Hullabaloo on Borough Road reopens on August 2 with storytelling and Build your own Fairy Tale drama workshops throughout August.

For more information on The Hullabaloo and Hullabaloo in the Park please visit theatrehullabaloo.org.uk.