Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Art of Living - Swamp juice, Tigers for Tea, Tiddler and much more!



The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Proving that theatre is at its best when its for the whole family the Lyric Theatre see's the return of the fantastic musical version of The Tiger Who Came to tea. We saw the production in its previous visit to the theatre and can tell you that Judith Kerr's childrens' classic is a wonderful performance full of songs to sing and moves to bop to in this clever stage adaptation.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea - suitable for children over the age of 3 is at the Lyric Theatre from 4th July 2012 to 2nd September 2012.





Swamp Juice

With a warning that some scenes may scare the under 7's the shadow puppet performance of Swamp Juice tells a turbulent tale of life in a swamp.
Highly acclaimed Canadian performer Jeff Achtem shines a new light on shadow puppetry using what seems like a pile of old rubbish to create characters such as singing mice, squabbling snails and wibbly wobbly creatures as he takes the audience on a journey in a canoe down a river!

With a sensational surprising 3D finale you'll be coming home tearing open the recycling bin grabbing cardboard boxes and pieces of string to create your very own homespun story. 

so come meet a man in a swamp like no other!

Swamp Juice is showing at the Soho Theatre from 26th April through to 5th May






PlayTime In The Zone


I know there is a certain amount of loathing for kids softplay places but there are lots of places that will regain your enthusiasm for them.The kids play at the National Army Museum is one of our favourite haunts on a rainy day - and there's been quite a few them recently!

With arctic and forest themed climbing frames, the childrens area explores aspects of army life from camping to clothing. With a dedicated soft play space for babies and arts and crafts, dressing up costumes, books and interactive panels the area is big enough for children to get lost in their play but not big enough that it sends softplay fears down your back!

And... 'at the heart of the new kids zone are six key principles of early years foundation stages, ensuring that children are learning whilst having fun.' So perhaps they'll come home with their minds stimulated too!

A perfect pit stop for children after some shopping on Kings Road and a chance for you to sit down with a warm cup of hot chocolate whilst the children burn off some excess energy - sounds like heaven!







Tiddler and other terrific tales 

Udderbelly is back! The E4 Udderbelly Festival London held at the southbank centre with its huge overturned purple cow is now running performances of 'Tiddler and other terrific tales'! Weaving together a magical collection of some of the most loved titles by Julia Donaldson with music, songs and puppets its guaranteed to be a a spectacular treat for the over 3's and their families.




Getting wet and staying dry

If all this rain is making you wish you were a mermaid pop along to the London Aquarium where you'll see some of the most beautiful strange and wonderful creatures, from seahorses to sharks and some clownfish inbetween there are 500 species from every part of the world. Though I've not yet seen a mermaid be sure to be near the sharks at 2.30pm to see the feeding!





100 ideas for play inside and out! 

If you're looking for some indoor home made fun take a look at 'Summer Fun with Sisters Guild' written with the British summer in mind there's plenty of ideas for wet and rainy days.






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