A DARLINGTON theatre has created baby play packs for parents and carers of little ones in the borough.

Theatre Hullabaloo, the children’s arts charity based in The Hullabaloo on Borough Road, Darlington, has created the packs, which include a mixture of creative toys, props and a ideas book, for families across Darlington, Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough.

The free resource, aimed at babies 12-months and under, were supported by Darlington Borough Council, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council and Public Health South Tees.

Miranda Thain, chief executive at Theatre Hullabaloo, recognised the difficulties faced by some families unable to attend play classes.

She said “Play really is the work of babies as they are busy learning about the world, developing new skills every day.

"We hope these packs will mean that parents and carers will feel more confident about the how and why of play and we look forward to welcoming these lockdown babies to The Hullabaloo when it’s safe to do so again.”