Summer fun for all the family at Quad

There is plenty for children and families to get involved in at Derby arts centre Quad over the summer holidays.

In QUAD Cinemas, family friendly films will be showing daily as Cine Kids screenings until Wednesday, September 3.

These films include Postman Pat: The Movie (U), which screens from August 1-7. Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey The Dog: The Movie also arrives on the big screen, voiced by David Walliams and also starring Olivia Colman, Jessica Hynes and John Sessions. Pudsey The Dog:The Movie (PG) screens from August 8-14.

The hit film Frozen is back in a sing-a-long version presented with karaoke song lyrics on the screen. Frozen Sing-A-Long (U) screens from August 15-21.

The dragons of the island of Berk are back in How To Train Your Dragon 2. When a cave is discovered with hundreds of new dragons it is up to Hiccup and Toothless to save the day.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) screens from August 22-28.

Finally the untold story of Maleficent from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty portrays the classic tale from the point of view of the witch played by Angelina Jolie. Maleficent (PG) screens from August 29-September 3.

SummersQUAD returns in August, with creative activities for the whole family together, suitable for children aged three and above, accompanied by an adult. SummersQUAD is a chance to explore the themes of QUAD’s Football Season with QUAD artists to create your own Photo Films, Football Icons, Imaginary Stadiums, Summer Bunting and Subbuteo Puppets.

SummersQUAD takes place every Friday in August from 1pm-3pm, the cost is £2 per person per session, families can just drop in or book places in advance. Those who book all five sessions can get the fifth free.

There are some creative and digital summer holiday activities for children aged 7-11 years - called ‘KidsQUAD’ or young people aged 12 to 16 years – called ‘DigisQUAD’. Parents can leave their children unaccompanied during these sessions, which are all themed to tie in with QUAD’s football season. The sessions take place daily over one week each, or half week sessions can be booked separately. KidsQUAD and DigisQUAD places are limited and pre-booking is essential through QUAD box office.

Regular events that also take place over the summer include Lego Saturday, in QUAD every Saturday from 11am until 4pm.

Lego Saturday is a chance for children aged three and above (and grown-ups!) to come and have a play with Lego in the Family Friendly Resource area just outside QUAD Gallery. Lego Saturday is free and all children should be accompanied.

A programme of free creative activities for families with children up to five years – called Listen Love Learn - takes place every Tuesday from 12noon. Listen Love Learn offers a supportive environment to learn new skills and share experiences with focused sessions for young parents, babies, toddlers, mums, dads and families together. Full details of weekly Listen Love Learn sessions can be found online at

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