9th July 2016
It’s been ages since I’ve written anything on here, apologies. It’s been all go in the world of working, single mother! We have done so much in the last few months I wouldn’t be able to cover it all so will just list a few things and post the new stuff. If anyone wants any info on the things I missed, let me know and I’ll try and sort some posts out.
So Betty has now been to France, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Lithuania, Malta, Italy, Bermuda and Romania. She is becoming a little globe trotter like me. I hope to get those posts in the Travel section of this site at some point.
Since January we’ve seen lots of kids theatre (Puzzle at MiniVault, Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemoore at Unicorn Theatre, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at the Little Angel Puppet Theatre, Tiddler and Other Tales at Rose Theatre), been to Longleat, Abbotsbury Children’s Farm and Swanery, Camping, Hiking, Monkey World, Bocketts Farm, Messy play at Kensington Palace, Kite Day, Mini Pigs, Sound and Rythum at Hampton Court Palace, Natural History Museum, Crime exhibition, Shakespeare at the Barbican, The Vyne stately home, Science Museum, Streatham Food Tour, Ballet classes, Swimming classes, and an escape room challenge.
I’ll restart the blog with this week’s theatre outing, another Julia Donaldson adaptation ‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding’
This isn’t the most popular book in our house at the moment, but we tend to alternate between all of the Julia Donaldson stories so it gets a look in sporadically. She does have a fun way with rhyming and her illustrator is fantastic. Betty loves to point out everything on the page and is a great staller so that it delays bedtime. We saw Tiddler and Other Tales a couple of weeks ago so that covered some of her other favourites. Also the Rose Theatre is great as you can sit on cushions in the pit so the kids get a great view unlike in the traditional theatre seating.
My obssession with theatre is definitely rubbing off on Betty as she sits quietly and is entranced for the whole show. This one was no different, maybe helped by one of the main characters sharing a name with Betty, sadly that means she thinks the other scarecrow is called Mummy…
The show includes lots of songs and some audience participation to keep the attention of the little ones. The props are fantastic and it’s a very clever tractor and fire scene. It always amazes me how such few objections can make a whole show including the portrayal of toads, cows and geese.
Baby/Toddler Friendly Info:
Leicester Square Theatre has a spacious auditorium so is a great setting for children’s theatre. The bar sells hot drinks, snacks and popcorn for the show.
Booster Seats: are provided free of charge. They are the inflatable kind so more comfortable and higher that the fixed plastic versions.
Buggy Parking: is available outside the auditorium by the cloackroom. The auditorium is down a flight of stairs but the staff were very helpful with carrying.
Babes in Arms free: as with most children’s shows babes in arms are free.