WHAT could be better than spending an afternoon wading through gigantic swishy swashy grass, a splishy splashy river, and thick oozy, squelchy mud?

Not much as it turns out.

We recently joined an intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog (of course) on a quest to find a bear (what else!).

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, at Birmingham Town Hall, was full of catchy songs, interactive scenes, plenty of adventure - and a few big surprises along the way.

Directed by Sally Cookson set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score, it faithfully recreates the much-loved and extremely popular picture book.

The book, by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, was released in 1989.

It follows a family's excitement as they wade through grass, splash through a river and squelch through mud in search of a bear.

The show is the perfect treat for families with children aged from three upwards.

It's not too long or drawn out, which can be a danger with these types of family shows, but just right.

There is also plenty of audience interaction - great for little ones.

There is not much more to say than this is one of the best family shows this reviewer has ever seen.

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WE’RE GOING TO THE THEATRE

WE’RE GOING TO SEE A BEAR HUNT

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLAY!

WE’RE NOT SCARED!

What is there to be scared of? Not much. Apart from maybe the bear's roar which could possibly frighten smaller ones.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt was a joy from beginning to end.

If you get the chance to see it - go and see it.

To see what else is on at Birmingham Town Hall, go to thsh.co.uk.