Youngsters can follow the adventures of a globetrotting baby, catch up with their feathered friends in Rio 2 or take part in a comedy masterclass at Brentford's Watermans Arts Centre this half-term.

The riverside venue in Brentford High Street has something to keep children of all ages entertained during the school break.

Shoe Baby
 

On Sunday, May 25, at 3pm, Long Nose Puppets present Shoe Baby, a 30-minute puppet show for two to five-year-olds, which was named best children's show at Brighton Festival in 2006.

The sing-along show follows the adventures of its infant heroine as she travels the world from the comfort of her shoes.

It is based on Joyce Dunbar's much-loved book and featuring music by Tom Gray, of the Mercury Prize-winning band Gomez.

Audience members will get the chance to meet the puppets after the show and can also take part in a craft session before (2pm-2.45pm) or after (4pm-4.45pm) the show.

Tickets for the show cost £6.50 (concessions £5.50) and for the workshops cost £2 per child (adults go free).

Ashley J and Tee-J
 

Next Wednesday, May 28, from 10am to 1pm, teenagers can take part in a one-day comedy masterclass by comic double act Ashley J and Tee-J, stars of ACTing Up!

The pair will teach participants the basics of comedy improvisation and sketch show writing, with the session culminating in a performance for family and friends at 12.30pm.

Tickets cost £10.

Rio 2
 

One adult can go free with each paying child, except on Mondays, to screenings of the jungle animation Rio 2 at Watermans between Saturday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 28.

Screenings take place at 2pm (11am only on Saturday) and cost £7.50, except on Mondays, when tickets are only £5 but parents do not go free.

* For more details of these and other upcoming attractions at Watermans, visit www.watermans.org.uk or call the box office on 020 8232 1010.