A fantastic treat for parents with under ones is a trip to the cinema. When they are really young the babies just love to sleep in the dark, warm room, cuddled up on their mum or dad’s lap. Yes, there may be the occasional scream from either your little one or another’s, but you are still getting to see the new releases on time rather than months/years late.
Many cinemas are now offering showings where you can take your baby, without fear of evil stares if they make a noise. You leave your pushchairs in the foyer/cafe/empty screen and then take your baby and changing bag into the screen. If your baby is a mover, best to get there early and grab the front row so you have space for them to play on the floor.
See the cinema posts here.
Big Scream – latest films until baby is 1, a tea/coffee is included with your ticket (and a cake/pastry in some venues).
Toddler Time – preschool kids, adults go free.
Kids’ Club – 3-12yr old, family friendly matinees.
Newbies – 0-2yr olds showings.
Everyman cinemas not all venues have the baby club so check the website for upcoming screenings.
Vue cinemas allow babies into all U, PG and 12A showings but you must leave if there is any disturbance to other audience members.
Cineworld cinemas allow babies into all U, PG and 12A showings but you must leave if there is any disturbance to other audience members.
Also check local, independent cinemas which often have baby screenings.