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It's the way you tell them for children

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

  • Ready for fun: Caspar Hambling takes part in the fun day as part of Cheltenham Comedy Festival

  • Recipe for laughs: Hannah and Laura Merifield

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STAND-UP may be most commonly a form of entertainment best enjoyed by adults.

But the over-fives still got a chance to enjoy this year's Comedy Festival with a fun day of their very own.

Parabola Arts Centre hosted a family fun day packed with shows to educate and entertain, and get-stuck-in workshops.

A one-man puppeteer known as 'Squash Box' used puppets to tell the tale of a newly-hatched Stone Age dinosaur.

The Comedy Club 4 Kids, found three London comedians "doing what they do best, telling jokes without the rude bits."

And travelling children's author John Doughterty, from Stroud, read to youngsters from his book Zeus on the Loose.

Organiser Penny Makin said: "It was all very good, light-hearted fun."

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