Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Gruffalo at The Lowry

Last week we headed to the Lowry theatre again, this time to see The Gruffalo. 
This is one of our must reads as it is just so well written. 
We were very excited to see the show and we weren't disappointed.
The show is acted out brilliantly with the mouse leading the story and all of the animal characters being brought to life by two male actors in the show.

The show follows the plot of the book closely, which is good for young children as they knew which animal was going to appear next! 
Each animal is given am extra dimension which enlarges the character. 
The owl was quite Sargent majorish and the snake was very flamboyant! 
All of this just added to the fun!
And when the gruffalo made his debut there were massive roars of approval as he matched his description perfectly.
I unfortunately couldn't take a picture of him but would certainly recommend you see this show if you are fans of the book.
You will not disappointed!
The Owl!
The mouse and the fox!

Go Age Junior at Delamere Forest

On Easter Monday we headed to Delamere Forest as we had been invited along to try out Go Ape Junior.
Go Ape Junior has just opened at Delamere this week and runs alongside the Go Ape Adventure that is already there. 

Go Ape Junior is suitable for over 6 years or 1 metre tall. Ben is only 4 and a half but is 115cm tall so he was able to join in. 
We were lucky enough to be given three free tickets so Mr W was able to have a go too.

When we arrived we were given our rules to read and understand and to carefully explain not to fiddle with the harness.
We then got harnesses on and they were all checked over for safety.
The people who were monitoring the experience explained that there were two parts to the course. Part one was easier so it is recommended that you have a go at this first before attempting part two if you want to. 

You are allocated an hours slot so during that time you can go on parts one or two as many times as you want. Each section ends with a zip wire. This took a while for Megan to pluck up the courage to do, but once she had she couldn't wait to go on it again! Ben, however was having none of the zip wire and no amount of  persuading would make him have a go! The staff were brilliant though. Someone just came up to bring in down the steps and did so each time he reached the zip wire (three times in total!)

Zip wire aside, Ben was a natural. Practically running through the trees! Mr W was slightly less eager and I could hear him saying "wait for me Ben" quite a bit! Megs was a bit more cautious and decided to stay on part one whereas Mr W and Ben ventured onto part two as well which was a bit trickier
The whole experience was brilliant and we would highly recommend you get booking your own Go Ape very soon.
Hold tight!
Making it look easy!
All ready?????
Well done Megs!

Monkey boy!
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Easy peasy Dad!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Friday, 11 April 2014

Scooby Doo at the Lowry

Last night we headed off to watch Scooby Doo The Mystery of the Pyramid at the Lowry Theatre. 

We love Scooby Doo and I was really looking forward to seeing how it had been transferred onto the stage.

Well, I wasn't disappointed! It was brilliant! A fabulous mix of songs, dance and acting with enough interaction with the audience to keep the little ones engaged.

Ben was a little apprehensive before we went, as he was worried that the monsters would be too scary!
He didn't need to worry though, as the scary monster were just mummies, who didn't scare us too much! (Although the sound effects were a bit creepy!)

The story is based along the style of the TV show and the actors were just like the characters. My favourite was shaggy as his voice was brilliant!

The gang are trying to solve a mystery in a pyramid and eventually do, after a lot of the usual mishaps!
If your little ones are fans of Scooby Doo, you should definitely check this out whilst it is on.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Turning 9

This week Megan turned 9 and I am in shock. 9!
Never mind megs growing up, when did I become grown up enough to have a 9 year old daughter?
This past year I feel she has really grown up. She has become very sensible and when in the right mood, will play so well with Ben. She really 'gets' him and knows how to handle him. On the flip side of this she also knows exactly which buttons to press that will send him into orbit too!
She has grown up in other ways too, ways in which I don't want her to.
When we are out, she doesn't want to hold my hand most of the time. Apparently it's not cool!

We have had a few girly chats about growing up, all signs of her getting older.
In some ways I love it. I love to fact that we are (fingers crossed) going to get closer and that I can be there for her through the coming years. Hopefully she will come to me with questions without any hesitation.
But in other ways I don't like it, this getting older business. My little girl, who used to snuggle on my knee, and beg for one more story, now likes to lie on her bed and read to herself.
But I am getting sidetracked.
The celebrations have lasted a good few day.
On Saturday we went for a day out at welly bobs with megs, Ben and 3 of megs friends for a pony experience. This was great fun. The kids had lots of turns of grooming the ponies, had pony rides, had a horse and cart ride and made some rosettes.
We then had the added bonus of spending the afternoon in welly bobs, having lunch, playing on the zip wire, feeding the animals, holding the smaller animals, playing in the hay tunnels and on the soft play and generally having a lovely day out.
On Sunday it was mothers day, so after my special presents we went to the crem with family, followed by lunch and a play at a local farm as the weather was so nice.
On Tuesday, megs actual birthday we went out for tea with Laura, Darren, nana and the kids which was a fab way to end the celebrations.
Megs was really pleased to get the monster high school as one of her presents and was delighted with the drawers full of crafty bits off nana too.
Happy 9th birthday gorgeous girl. I love you x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Scooby Doo The Musical Live at The Lowry Theatre!

We are very excited here in Emma's Little World as Scooby Doo The Musical is coming to The Lowry theatre this April.

If you, like us are fans, then this is a must see.

Just imagine seeing Scooby Doo right in front of you!

If you fancy a sneak preview have a little look here.

Scooby Doo the Musical