Thursday 17 December 2015

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Last weekend, we popped along to Waterstones for a special reading of the classic children's book, We're Going On A Bear Hunt (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary).

Ethan LOVES this book. He has only heard it at nursery (Santa may have to add this to his sack) but he was a ball of excitement when we headed into town, saying over and over, 'we're going bear hunt Mummy!'

The book has been made into a stage show and starts at Birmingham Town Hall on Tuesday 22nd December and runs through to Wednesday 13th January 2016, with two performances each day.

At Waterstones, two of the actors and the very bear himself were on hand to entertain and Ethan absolutely loved the whole experience.

After reading the book, and joining in, there was a colouring competition before the children had to sing along to show they weren't scared, encouraging the bear to come out of hiding.

Ethan was so pleased with himself to have spotted the bear and although he was scared when it came to taking a photo with him, he spent the WHOLE day asking where the bear had gone and could we go find him again.

And find him again we shall, as we will be going to see the stage show over the Christmas holidays - Ethan will surely burst when he finds out!

You could also go on a bear hunt as the Town Hall has given me tickets for a family of four to go along on Wednesday 30th December to see the 11am performance to giveaway (please note, Town Hall has changed the date as to what I previously stated). To be in the chance of winning, please comment on this post, on my Facebook page, on Instagram or Tweet me. I will then put all names into a hat and draw a winner on Tuesday morning now - so be quick!

Here's some more information on the show and the fun you could be in for...

Direct from a West End and international tour, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt will take to the Town Hall stage from Tuesday 22 December 2015 until Wednesday 13 January 2016, with a specially adapted relaxed performance on Sunday 10 January.

Brought to life by children’s theatre specialists, Kenny Wax, this fun filled adaptation is directed by the acclaimed Sally Cookson and will feature catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure - plus a few special surprises along the way! Set to Benji Bower’s versatile and lively score, the show promises to delight and entertain the whole family this festive season.

Originally written by author Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt follows intrepid adventurers of a family on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splashy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!
Our specially curated relaxed performance is supported by Autism West Midlands and is designed for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder.

The performance is produced by KENNY WAX whose Laurence Olivier Awards include: The Play That Goes Wrong, Top Hat and Once on This Island. His Olivier nominated shows for family audiences include: Hetty Feather, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Tall Stories’ production of Room on the Broom.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt will be at Birmingham Town Hall from Tuesday 22 December 2015 until Wednesday 13 January 2016. For more information on show times please click here

For more information please visit or call the Box Office on 0121 345 0600.


  1. We would love to be included please, I think my daughter would really like this. Thank you


    1. Thank you Tina, your name is in the hat - good luck! :)

    2. Hi Tina, please note a date change (Town Hall advised me today).

  2. Congratulations again to Emma Shilton, who has won family tickets to see the show. Enjoy! And thank you to all who entered.


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