WATERSIDE Arts has already opened bookings for its children’s Christmas Show, The Bear by Raymond Briggs.

Aimed at three to 11-year-olds, this Pins and Needles’ production is about young Tilly whose sleep is interrupted when a large, snowy white bear climbs into her bedroom but she isn’t scared.

The show includes puppetry, music, storytelling and lots of laughs.

Darren Adams, Waterside Arts manager, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Pins and Needles to Trafford. Our Christmas performances are always carefully hand-picked to enchant our young audiences.”

The bear will run from Thursday December 7, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Tickets are priced from £12.50 to £16.50 and schools have a special rate of £10 for each of nine pupils and the teacher goes free.