Looking for something to keep kids entertained this school half-term? Look no further… Kidtropolis, the UK’s best children’s event is back, bigger and better than ever before. The event will be at  ExCeL London during October from Monday 23rd October – Thursday 26th October 2017, Kidtropolis is a family event for children aged 12 and under and their parents and guardians.

This year, Kidtropolis is giving families the chance to choose two LIVE Shows when booking tickets, and there are 15 to choose from!

 Michelle (Victoria Baldesarra), Noah (Myles Erlick), Richelle (Briar Nolet), and Henry (Isaiah Peck) from the cast of the hit television series, The Next Step (produced by Radical Sheep, a division of Boat Rocker Studios) will be joining Kidtropolis to perform LIVE. Some lucky fans will be whisked off for an exclusive meet and greet with the stars too!

 From London, we have the superstar street dance troop Flawless who will be showcasing their talents and performing their renowned routines, plus they will be joined by the next generation of street dance talent – students from their very own school of dance, The Flawless Dance School.

 There’s the naughty and quick-witted Basil Brush Show, Peppa Pig’s story time, Marvin’s Magic Live show with the award-winning Michael J Fitch as seen on Channel 4’s brilliant “Freaky Magic”, the interactive mini musical Octonauts™ show, the Sylvanian Families special show and there’s massive bubbles, pies and science from Captain Calamity.

And if that wasn’t enough, there are the much-loved family favourites: Fireman Sam will be celebrating his 30th anniversary on stage and Sooty, Sweep and Soo will be visiting from CITV, with their brand-new show, accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. KIDZ BOP, the music brand for kids that record kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits, will be bringing The KIDZ BOP Kids live show for all to see, too!

Award-winning illustrator David Roberts will be at the show, to introduce children and families to The Bolds, a new series of adventures about a family of hyenas living in an ordinary suburban street.

Children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson is bringing her Wild and Scary Show to life; packed full of fun and surprises as Naomi shares her most exciting wildlife experiences and even introduces the audience to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she met along the way!

Kidtropolis is the doorway to an immersive world of children’s brands, toys, games, and inspirational activities – celebrating everything that is fun for families. Other stars of the show, featuring over the four-day extravaganza, include Bungle, Zippy and George, celebrating Rainbow’s 45th anniversary for one day only, Playmobil, Aquabeads, Bikertots Adventure Zone with Strider, learn to play the official Pokémon Trading Card Game with Esdevium Games, make your own YouTube videos with the Tubers Academy, and so much more yet to be announced.

Kidtropolis has also confirmed, KidsOut, the Fun & Happiness Charity, to be its official Charity partner for 2017.Through their life-changing work, KidsOut gives disadvantaged children positive experiences to support them becoming future members of our society and workforce. The KidsOut space will feature a life size ‘Jolly Roger’ galleon ship from Peter Pan, the World’s largest pantomime. Children will be able to watch a show, experience walking the plank, and have fun with an animatronic crocodile!

Gemma Gallagher, director of brand relations at Kidtropolis, commented: “We are thrilled to be bringing such an amazing show to children and parents, with Kidtropolis 2017. We’ve packed the event with live shows, much-loved brands and unique activities. Families won’t find this much variety of fun all under one roof, anywhere else in the UK. Kidtropolis is going to be very special this year – plus there’s more exciting announcements to come!”

Kidtropolis is the ultimate day out, to book tickets, check show schedules, and for more information visit the website.

Kidtropolis operates a tiered booking system, with prices starting from £15.50 per person with options for VIP ticket upgrades. Each ticket includes access to Kidtropolis to one 4 ½ hour session including 2 shows. Morning sessions from 9am, afternoon sessions from 2pm.  Book now now you can save 35%. Follow them on Twitter @Kidtropolis | Facebook.com/KidtropolisGB | Instagram @Kidtropolisgb