Mums with young daughters who like the idea of a ballet fancy dress day out could head to Manchester this summer.

The Lowry Centre in Salford is to host a major exhibition by the Royal Ballet which will feature costumes worn during famous productions, as well as sets designed by Picasso.

There will also be unseen paintings by LS Lowry, who was known for being a fan of ballet.

It is to be a retrospective exhibition celebrating the history and future of the Royal Ballet in Britain.

Director of the organisation Dame Monica Mason said: "I am thrilled that we are able to collaborate with The Lowry on such a large scale-exhibition."

One of the most exciting pieces on display will be a replica of famous ballerina Margot Fonteyn's dressing room while she was in Swan Lake.

This could be the perfect opportunity to indulge your little girl's love of children's fancy dress - a pink Barbie Princess Playset could be perfect if she's in need of a new costume.