Not too long ago,In the night garden show appeared on Blackheath!
Mummy thought Monkey could do with a treat, so tickets were reserved and printed off.
On the day of the show, it was accessible, I came by car and the normal problem would be parking.
On approaching, we had a short wait outside. by this point, monkey, was toddling around looking at the big pictures of Makka pakka and Upsy Daisy.
All settled in the tent, it was huge! showed tickets and if you were lucky enough to grab a goodie bag for £29 before the show you was to go and get that at the desk.
*excerpt from official website
Goody bags are full of exclusive In the Night Garden toys and souvenirs that you can’t buy anywhere else. The 2016 Goody Bag has a total value over £60 and contains:
• Light Up Windmill – £7.50
• Hand puppet – £4.50
• Magazine – £2.75
• A Tombliboo Soft Toy – £5.50
• Souvenir Story Book Set – £12
• Drinking Bottle – £6.50
• Four Puzzle Set – £12
• ‘Magical Times’ DVD – £10*
Goody, bag in hand and no buggy! Monkey started to toddle her way through the colourful tubes to the main entrance.
We managed to choose seats at the front; nice and close to the stage!
It was exciting to see monkeys face light up when the characters came on stage. We had a five-minute wait, and then the song started.
The in the night garden song started to chime, Monkey, immediately got her finger and drew circles on her hand along with the tune.
People dressed in green, arrived on stage holding small puppet figures of the characters.
My first thoughts were this massive stage and these small puppets, what a waste of money!.
Well, I can hold my hands up and say I was wrong! when the main big characters came on stage, the thrill in all the children’s faces was beautiful.
Monkey, sat there, the whole time transfixed by what was unfolding in front of her.. the shock on her face and squeal as makka pakka came on stage, the biggest noise made was whenUpsy Daisy made it!
Wow, the kids went nuts, fantastic!
The show ran for around an hour. And at the end, we had a short wait to meet the characters. (I had paid the extra for this option, also came with one photograph per meet).
So, Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy on the meet list! (now this was the first time monkey had ever seen anyone in a suit so I was a bit dubious of her reaction!).
“I needn’t of been she had a massive smile on her face cuddled and kissed them both!” the photographs we collected at the end.
Back to the car, buckled up nice safe and sound ready to make our way home.
I can honestly say I loved the show and will most definitely be booking again for another time.
It’s made me see that monkey will sit through and thoroughly enjoy a show. So watch this space for more fun adventures coming up!