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You may have guessed if you have followed my blog for a while that I’m a huge fan of the Chamäleon Theatre in Berlin.  If you are pretty new around here, then you might be wondering why I’m sharing a review of their latest show, Memories fo Fools? I hope this post will enlighten you! Why You Should Visit Berlin? If you haven’t visited Berlin, then personally I think it’s a European city break you should be adding to your list.  Firstly, you can be in Berlin in less than

We are huge fans of the Lakeside Arts Djanogly Theatre in Nottingham so we couldn’t wait to see this year’s Christmas performance, Red Riding Hood.  Going to the theatre at this time of year is one of our favourite family Christmas traditions.  When the weather is cold and damp, and the days are cold and dark there’s no better way to lift the spirits in my book. The Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts is a lovely venue perfect for family friendly theatre.  It’s small and intimate which means there really are

Hello Friends! Did you enjoy my Disney Princess Sing and Sparkle Ariel Doll Review yesterday? Well, I’ve got even more things Disney to share today.  If you follow me on Instagram you might have spotted that we went to the latest Disney on Ice show to arrive at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.  I shared a lot on Instagram stories that day because it was a lovely show,  if you go and have a look at my Disney on Ice highlights, you can still see some of my favourite moments. The girls were so

I’ve been keeping a little secret from Indie and Brook.  Very soon they are going to see Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and I know it will be such a super surprise for them. I love taking them to live shows as it helps to bring their favourite characters to life and of course there’s something very magical about Disney isn’t there.? I think it’s important to show children that there are many different forms of entertainment and it’s a good thing to go out there and

You guys already know that we love live shows.  It will come as no surprise then that when I was asked if I’d like to see OVO Cirque du Soleil in Nottingham that I was quick to take them up on the offer.  I’ve seen Cirque du Soleil  at the Nottingham arena before but the rest of the family hadn’t yet had the pleasure.  Our invite to OVO seemed like the perfect opportunity to change that and I was really interested to see what a 4 year old and 6

CHAMÄLEON Theatre There is something incredibly special about walking into this Berlin theatre.  The CHAMÄLEON is a unique venue to say that it plays host to some of the most talented circus performers from around the world.  If you are expecting a large arena, you really need to think again as this theatre in Berlin is small and intimate and in my opinion one of the best places to experience contemporary circus.  It’s what I would call an up close and personal type of venue, if you know what I mean.

When we heard that Bing Live was going to be coming to the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham I knew I wanted to take the girls for a holiday treat.  They are both huge fans of Bing Bunny and his friends.  They really enjoy their real life adventures so I knew they would love going to see the show. I didn’t tell my little Bingsters they were going to see Bing Live until we were heading for the show.  As soon as they found out they were going to the

I have been lucky enough to visit Berlin 3 times now, and it’s all thanks to CHAMÄLEON Theater and their fantastic new circus performances and wonderful hospitality.  I was invited to see their latest show, Finale, last month and I was really excited to see what the new performance had to offer. My first visit to Berlin was to see Scotch & Soda, a wonderfully crazy performance from the Australian group, Company 2.  More recently, I saw a very different circus performance from the theatre called Parade.  It literally couldn’t

I’m a firm fan of having something to look forward to in January, so I was delighted when Super Break asked us if we would like to try a London Theatre Break from their website.  January is a pretty dull month after all the Christmas celebrations so it was lovely to have a short city break on the horizon. When I’m at home working or looking after the children, my life is all about routine.  It keeps everything on an even keel and when it comes to day to day

Over recent years, going to the theatre has become more and more accessible to children.  I love taking the girls to see a show, and they love watching stories and characters be brought to life in front of their very eyes.  We never fail to have a good time when we go to the theatre as a family. We were lucky enough to be invited to see What The Lady Bird Heard Live showing at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal recently at it was a big hit with both Indie and Brook.

It was an absolute delight to be invited back to Chamäleon Theatre in Berlin so soon after seeing the previous show, Scotch & Soda back in March. When I received the email asking me if I would like to see the latest show, PARADE, I knew I couldn’t turn it down.  I was so excited to see what was coming next from my contemporary circus friends in Berlin, and I was curious to see how they would top their previous show stopping efforts. Pre Theatre Visit To The TV Tower Before

The alarm was set, but the clocks were due to go back in the early hours.  I foolishly put my faith in my smart phone to update to the new time automatically, and wake me with enough time to get ready before leaving for the airport. The alarm went and low and behold, I was an hour late getting up.  I had to drive from Nottingham to Heathrow to be on the 9am flight to Berlin.  I was tired and flapping, not a particularly good combination before joining a press

I have wanted to know what a show like Cirque Du Soleil is like for a long time, so when I got the chance to go down to the opening night of their latest show, Varekai at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena I literally jumped at the chance.  If I could sum up my night in one word it would have to be EPIC!  Cirque Du Soleil know how to put on a show, and I was literally mesmerised from beginning to end. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect

We love to take the children to the theatre, and we are especially fond of going to the Djanogly Theatre at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.  We have enjoyed some lovely performances with the children over the years and this Christmas was no exception. We were invited to see Beasty Baby, a collaborative family performance between The University of Nottingham, Theatre Rites and Nottingham Lakeside Arts.  Beasty Baby is the perfect children’s Christmas play, suitable for ages 3-6 year olds, for lots of reasons.  The theatre is small and intimate, making it a great

I don’t know how I did it, but I managed to keep it a secret from the girls that they were going to be seeing Frozen Disney On Ice at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.  Bless them, it didn’t even dawn on them what was happening when I said they could both wear a Frozen dress on a Sunday afternoon.  We even got to the arena, and because they are still quite young, they still didn’t really understand what was happening until we pointed out all the Frozen merchandise and

How excited are we that the number 1 animated movie of all time is finally making an appearance here in Nottingham at the Motorpoint Arena?  Well, to say we are very excited to see Disney On Ice presents Frozen is quite an understatement.  My daughters are literally going to pop when they see their favourite characters, Anna and Elsa, take to the ice.  How I’m going to keep it a surprise until next month, I don’t know! I know this is going to be one magical show, as this brand

My husband and I were lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of the UK tour of Marvel Universe LIVE! and what a night it was.  There was much debate in our house about who was going to be going, but my husband was clear that he was at the top of the list from the start.  He’s a big Marvel fan, and loves all things geek and sci-fi, so of course it was a given he’d love to go. This meant the kids had to stay at

Sid’s Show came to Derby’s Guildhall Theatre for half term and the girls and I were lucky enough to be invited along.  We are all huge fans of Sid Sloane in the CBeebies show Let’s Play and couldn’t wait to pop along and see him live on stage.  It was lovely to have a fun activity to look forward to with the children, as all their usual playgroups and sessions come to a grinding halt in the school holidays.  It also turned out to be on a pretty wet day

I absolutely love that I am able to share so many trips to the theatre with my family.  I really appreciate being able to share with them different opportunities to enjoy entertainment in all it’s various guises. After we saw Going On A Bear Hunt, we had the opportunity to see a completely different kind of performance.  Bleu by East Midlands Children’s Theatre and Dance Network was showing at Nottingham Lakeside and it sounded perfect for my 3 year old daughter.

I took my 3 year old to see Grass at Lakeside Theatre this weekend.  She was very excited as she enjoy’s the theatre a lot and Nottingham Lakeside is one of our very favourite places. We left Daddy and Little Pudding at home as I don’t think the 1 year old would have sat still like she used to now that she has found her feet.  It was nice for just the two of us to go along though, and we were both excited about seeing the performance together.

I hate to say it but I think summer is almost done.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting wetter and colder by the minute.   The reality for us parents though is that the kids still need entertaining and getting out of the house, before everyone goes up the wall.  As we go rushing into autumn at full pelt I’ve started to think about what we’d like to see at the theatre over the next few months to fill the gap of outdoor play. It’s nice

May half term saw another week of fun and frivolity at Nottingham Lakeside with the return of Wheee! The International Children’s Theatre & Dance Festival. We were lucky enough to be invited to enjoy the latest Luminarium from Architects of Air and to see Statik, the hilarious performance from Action Transport Theatre. This delightful story is based around Mikey’s first day at work in the factory.  Everything is running like clock work in the factory, but Mikey has trouble with the new routine and fitting in with everyone.  Voices start to

We love Lakeside Arts here in Nottingham, it’s one of our favourite family places to go. We love the theatre, and walking round the park.  I’ve recently discovered they have an archeology museum and the cafes are great for a coffee and cake stop.  There’s definitely something for everyone. One of the highlights in the Lakeside Arts program is Wheee! The Childrens Festival, this May half term.  If you’re looking for something to do that will inspire and excite your little ones this half term, Wheee! is the place to

The whole family was lucky enough to go along to see the latest offering from #CBeebiesLive at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena this week, and were given one of the most amazing experiences in children’s live entertainment I have ever seen.  It was a stunning show from beginning to end, with every moment well thought out to thrill and engage it’s young (and old) audience. The show got the party atmosphere warmed up by filling the arena with hits from Justin’s latest album ‘Just Party‘, this set the feel good vibe

I took the family along to see the Big Window Theatre Company’s production, One Finger, One Thumb this weekend at the Lakeside Arts Theatre.  Princess was as excited as ever, and is really getting into her theatre now. The story is based around the well known nursery rhyme of the same name, and is the most adorable tale of a family and what happens to them one windy washing day. Ruby Ring loses her favourite doll, Baby Small and must find her right now.  She retraces her steps and takes

We really love taking the girls to the theatre, it is definitely one of our favourite places to go.  Princess really enjoys it now, and gets really excited when she knows we are going to see a performance.  Even Little Pudding, at 8 months, is transfixed by the storytelling that the theatre can bring to life now she has been a few times.  I love how they are both growing to enjoy going as much as I do. We visit the Nottingham Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside about once a month

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