There are lots of new Summer reads and bedtime stories for children out there to keep the little ones entertained. Here are London Mums and Kids Club favourite ones. These stories we have chosen are especially engaging. It certainly helped having the authors reading them. Watch them in our exclusive videos. Don’t forget to subscribe to the London Mums’ YouTube channel for more videos, reviews and fun stuff.
Swallows and Amazons is a pleasant upcoming family film for this Summer to add to the list of great great movies released or due to be released soon (Finding Dory & Piper, The Secret Life of Pets ….). The enchanting film will be in cinemas from 19 August. It brings to life the classic novel by Arthur Ransome, telling the tale of the Walker children’s summer holiday in the Lake District, sailing, camping and fishing.
I supposed as we haven’t heard much from AARDMAN recently that they are working hard on new projects and I expect great things from a movie which has been announced with STUDIOCANAL. The new animation features the man of the moment Eddie Redmayne who has joined Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure called EARLY MAN as the voice of Dug.
Diego (9) and I went to watch a new Summer play based on THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and were not disappointed. At the end of the show we even met the illustrator who wrote a lovely dedication on our book, which we have read and treasured for many years. Call me childish or infantile, but I totally loved the way the story was brought to life by just three talented actors.
Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week at Arundel Castle (26 – 31 July 2016). Under the shadow of the mighty Castle, experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition, as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour. Set within an authentic medieval style encampment, with the knights and men-at-arms of Raven Tor, Distant Trumpets Story Teller and the musicians of Rough Musicke, this is a unique week-long tournament.
To celebrate the end of school I took my son and a couple of his friends Pizza Express. The great surprise was a delicious new children’s Piccolo menu alog with the new film Ice Age – Ice Age Collision Course activities to kill waiting time. We had an amazing time and felt we started Summer with a bang emulating Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn which the new movie catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.