Licketyspit Children & Families Network

Licketyspit Children & Families Network is a network of people who have met Licketyspit – through our shows, through Porridge & Play, LicketyLeap, BookPlay, Picnic & Play, Storyplay – and would like to hear about more opportunities like these.

It is a way of keeping in touch with Licketyspit and other children and families to share experiences, ideas and opportunities to enrich family life!

Most of all we hope it’s a way to help to inspire your family in your playing, singing, chatting and enjoying stories, books and imaginary play!

Our Children & Families Network is about online and face-to-face meeting and our new website will increasingly have more activities for families to interact with. You can find these activities in:

Come & Play!

Licketyspit has to run to catch up with all the great ideas we get from children and families so we need to be constantly updating our website! 

We want people who come to Licketyspit sessions to feel relaxed, welcome and at home with us. We really enjoy getting to know our families and we want to keep in touch and also to learn from you about the kinds of projects you would like us to be able to offer families.

We want to know what you think? And hear about what you have been doing? Whether your family is playing our games? Where? Who with?

Do you have a story or picture to share?

Have you been dressing up?

We always write back to children and we will put as much as we can on our website, facebook and twitter for others to enjoy!


We have translation about Porridge & Play in Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, Polish, French – so far. These will be available online and we plan further translation of key information soon.

BUT Licketyspit projects can be enjoyed by people who are still learning English. You don’t need to understand the words to enjoy and join in with our work!


We have opportunities for parents/carers to become Lickety-Play-Champions –  who are ambassadors for Licketyspit nationally and in their own communities. We’d love to hear from you if you would like to become a Lickety-Play-Champion – all you need is a love of play!

Opportunities to volunteer 

There are also opportunities this year for bilingual parents/carers to volunteer (with expenses covered) at Porridge & Play  and Picnic & Play Sessions. Refugees are especially welcome. Please let us know if you are interested.

Child Consultants

We are a children’s rights-based company and we want children to have real agency in everything we do. We consult children in all our sessions and in our Storyplay Schools. We will be setting up Child Consultants groups through the Children & Families Network to give children an even louder voice in Licketyspit, in 2019.

You can email Licketyspit Children & Families Network on

And find us on Twitter @LicketyTweet and on Facebook – Licketyspit-Theatre-Company