BUCKLE up for an adventure — the Isle of Wight Children's Festival is back, bigger and better than ever.

Following it's hugely successful launch last year, the Ventnor Exchange team will transform the Quay Arts Centre into a hub of activity and fun, hosting performances, spellbinding storytelling and magical experiences.

Wicked workshops and mad games will also be on the agenda for Island families throughout the three-day extravaganza.

Among the events to be announced is the story of Tom Thumb — a beautiful show travelling from Scotland performed by CBeebies presenter Patrick Lynch.

The story follows little Tom outwitting his parents and the ogre to show everybody that even though he is small, he is still mighty.

Tom Thumb will be joined by Bristol-based Wardrobe Ensemble with their interactive show for three to eight year olds about the wonders of the universe, 'The Star Seekers'.

The show has toured all over the country, including a three-week run at the National Theatre.

Jack Whitewood, director at Ventnor Exchange, said: "We think all young people should have access to cultural experiences and the Isle of Wight Children's Festival is about bringing high quality theatre and events to the Island, keeping everything free or as affordable as possible."

Much of the festival will be free and all ticket shows will be £6 or under with no booking fees.

Other events include storytelling by the IW Literary Festival's Kids Zone team, a silent disco, a The Lego Movie screening and loads of activities and games.

Tickets are available at ventnorexchange.co.uk and you can see a full timetable of events under the 'what's on' tab on the site.

The Isle of Wight Children's Festival will run from April 10 to April 12, during the Easter holidays, at the Quay Arts Centre.