Back in July, we went for a day out to In The Night Garden… Live.
Admittedly we are approaching September, so it’s a bit delayed, but I still wanted to write about it because we had such a brilliant day out!
All aboard the Ninky Nonk
When I booked the tickets, were were in the limbo phase of wondering whether we’d have moved house by the time the event arrived, or whether we’d still be in our old house.
As we were moving from London to Warwickshire, I was pretty sure I’d pick the wrong one and rather than a quick drive, have a mission to get to there.
But, hurrah! We had in fact moved, and I had in fact booked the Birmingham venue, so only around a 40 minute drive from our new gaff.
Miracles do happen!
The venue was at Cannon Hill Park (just by the Edgbaston cricket ground for any Daddies reading this), and I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to park free of charge in a designated area, which was just a short stroll to the arena.
Now, I’ve taken lady P to things before and she’s either gone to sleep on the way or been completely indifferent to it all – preferring to play with her shoes, but this time, she really got it.
She jabbered all of the way there asking where Daisy and Piggle were, standing by the car proclaiming that she was “cited Mummy”.
The walk up and into the arena was no different.
“Where’s Daisy Mummy?”
We strolled straight up, picked up her programme and straight into the seating area where within 5 minutes it was show time!
The show itself was brilliantly produced and kept her complete attention for the whole 40 minutes that we were there.
She danced, sang and clapped her hands all the way through, doing her signature ‘excited face’ when Daisy finally arrived on stage.
Food and drink wasn’t overpriced. Merchandise wasn’t forced upon kids. The waiting area had paper and pencils to keep little hands busy. Toilets were clean and had ample baby change facilities. They even had umbrellas to get out to the loos when it rained.
As a parent, you often question the cost of these things and whether your child will really get anything out of it.
In short, you have to be on drugs to understand it, but your kids will love it.