Minimaster: Half term fun for all the family

A round up of all the shows and events happening May half term 2018.

With half term just around the corner, if you haven’t got any plans to keep the little ones entertained over the break, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

From thrilling theatre and crazy circuses, to festivals and special offers, the Minimaster guide is now organised with half term in mind, so you can find the perfect treat for the whole family.

Take a look at some of our top picks below – or explore the guide now for more inspiration!

Aliens Love Underpants

The best-selling children’s book Aliens Love Underpants is brought to life on stage for the very first time at the Underbelly Southbank Festival in London. Written by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, this stage production is filled with laughter, stunning effects and original music as well as a whole load of aliens! You and your kids are guaranteed to laugh your underpants off!

Aliens Love Underpants is playing at Underbelly Southbank Festival in London from Wednesday 30 May 2018 until Sunday 3 June 3018. [Get tickets]

Shrek The Musical

It’s time to believe all “orge” again. Following the huge success of the first UK and Ireland tour, Shrek and the gang are heading back on the road, and they’ll be in Woking just in time for half term! This screen-to-stage production turns the world of fairy tales on its head, and explores adventure, laughter and romance through song and dance with a big, friendly orge! Shrek The Musical is on a UK tour until Sunday 8 December 2018. [Get tickets]

Moscow State Circus

Moscow State Circus is always a magical experience for families to experience together and witness some unbelievable, crazy acts. Prepared to be swept on your feet in this edge-of-your-seat spectacle for the whole family. The show will be in Halifax and Chester during half term week. Moscow State Circus is on tour around the UK until Sunday 12 August 2018. [Get tickets]


After taking Edinburgh by storm, Circolombia is coming to the Underbelly Southbank Festival in London in time for half term! This circus show is not just your standard circus, as it celebrates diversity, voices and dance thorough spectacular acts. Witness 13 performers take terrifying risks live on stage in a world-class performance you’ll never forget. Circolombia is playing at the Underbelly Southbank Festival in London until Saturday 14 July 2018. [Get tickets]

Circus Vegas

Can’t fork out a last minute trip to Vegas? Circus Vegas is bringing the spectacle of Sin City along with all the glitz and glamour under one big roof. You’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat as this incredible cast of performers deliver funny clowns, jaw-dropping acts and maybe a even a glimpse of Elvis. The show will be in Cardiff this half term and is touring the UK until Sunday 8 July 2018 – and you can now get 2-for-1 tickets. [Get tickets]

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Comedy of Bank Robbery

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a smash-and-grab hit in the West End. Set in the summer of 1958, Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is set on getting his hands on it with the help of his girlfriend… and the maintenance man. Who can be trusted and who will end up bagging the jewel? It would be criminal to miss this hilarious comedy this half term as it plays at London’s Criterion Theatre. The show is booking until April 2019. [Get tickets]

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