Children and families

FANTASTICOSICO! The whole show was fantastic... I know that all our friends' children would love this. Will definitely push your company to all we know with kids. We would love to see all of the other productions (and so would our kids!)

Audience member. The LicketyTale of Molly Whuppie, December 2013


Big Porridge & Play Glasgow

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A unique three year project (2017-19), for families in Ruchill, Whiteinch and the Gorbals with children aged 3-8. BIG Porridge & Play takes place for 8-week blocks in April-June.

What is Porridge & Play?  

Porridge & Play was developed in response to parents and carers in north Glasgow whose children participated in LicketyLeap. They were astonished and delighted at their children's confidence and creativity. They asked us, 'how can we do more of this?!'

Porridge & Play was our response. 

Porridge & Play is based on the Licketyspit repertoire of 38 games, rhymes, songs, traditional streetplay and imaginary play. It is designed for children and adults, to encourage continuing intergenerational play.

Each Porridge & Play session begins with a group meal including a healthy fruit platter, porridge for breakfast or homemade soup for lunch. Licketyspit actor-pedagogues then lead a fun and relaxed play session full of fantastic games, songs and imaginary play. The sessions are carefully crafted to develop children's creativitiy, social skills, confidence and relationships.

Children and parents/carers are given Lickety Playcards to take away and continue the fun at home. There are 32 cards to collect, with song words, game instructions and colourful illustrations.

What is BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow?

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is a development of our DRAMATIKA Glasgow pilot (2015-16). Funded by the BIG Lottery, it brings families together in their local community centre for an 8-week block of Porridge & Play culminating in a sharing.

We had a fantastic time delivering the first year of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow with wonderful families. We're keen to keep in touch with all the families who participated via our Children and Families Network and we'd love to hear from new families who'd like to come in 2018.

To find out more please contact or tweet us at @LicketyTweet. Follow us on facebook and twitter to see photos ofBig Porridge & Play Glasgow and get our latest news. 


Venue Info


Ruchill Community Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive, Glasgow, G20 9NF


St Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street, Glasgow, G5 0SE 


Whiteinch Centre, 1 Northinch Court, Glasgow, G14 0UG

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