Catch them while you can…

Once again, some of the children’s shows are finishing this year on Sunday 19th August, slightly earlier than others…so if you’re still hoping to get out and about and see a few things, squeeze one of these in if you can ! My top tips out of shows finishing this week are:

Cat In The Hat – Bold set design based on the book and lots of interactive fun that little ones will love, and of course the beautiful rhyming story !

 

The Showstoppers Kids Show – Improvisation fun with these guys – come along with some great ideas and see them turned into a musical extravaganza…

Better Together – This sweet clowning piece about making friends and connections is sure to brighten your day !

 

Eaten – We loved meeting Lionel the lion last year and learning all about our digestive systems ! Definitely one to check out !

Denim: The Denim Juniors – An hour of being yourself, singing loud and proud and having lots of fun. Highly highly recommended- this drag queen quintet are sure to have you up and dancing !!

 

We’ve not seen it yet, but I’ve heard good things about this show finishing on the 19th too…:

David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm – Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip. And there he is, on the bus, heading to… oh no. A farm… full of animals!

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First day…

Phew..we’ve been super busy and have got fully immersed in festival fever already ! Our first full day out and about was lots of fun and we zipped about town on our bikes, soaking up the atmosphere and planning lots more festival adventures….

Our first stop was to see the fantastic Showstoppers Kids’ Show – we really enjoyed this one, especially the interactiveness of it and the cast had us up and dancing a ‘poo dance’ and other various madcap things !! It looks like this is starting to sell out again like in previous years, so make sure you book !

Whilst at the Pleasance we stopped in at the wonderful Kidzone and the kids got stuck in making shrinkie keyrings – they’ve got lots of templates as usual and a wide variety of very reasonably priced arts and crafts activities and free colouring in too ! They even take suggestions, so my son was delighted that someone had been in the day before asking about Ninjago templates and there were already two for him to choose from (there may be a few more too next week after our chat with them yesterday !!)…

Next up we whizzed to Summerhall to check out the delightful Duckie ! An extremely charming reimagining of the story of The Ugly Duckling, which opens up some important conversations about self acceptance and inclusion – some great song choices too ! Leaving Summerhall on a high note, we were super happy to see the return of the ‘hot donut’ stall in George Square gardens….

A short trip to the High Street to watch some fun street performers doing magic, lead us nicely to our final destination of the day – Assembly to watch the spectacular Attrape Moi – we were blown away by this. Absolute jaw dropping, mesmerising acrobatics, juggling, hula hooping and even trampolining !!! We loved every second…….

…….and then home to relax ! And for the kids to start practising for their grand plan of running away with the circus…..