#CulturedKids December 2017


It’s December! Here in London, we had our first flurry of snow yesterday, but things are hotting up in theatreland. Following our round-up of Christmas theatre in London, our family has already been to see our first festive show. And a fine one it was, too. Cinderella, this year’s Pantomime offering from Greenwich Theatre, was a rip-roaringly splendid evening of sparkly drama and belly laughs, and you can read about it here. This weekend, we’ll be heading to Battersea Arts Centre for Snow White and Rose Red, which looks enticing.


Camp antics in Greenwich Theatre’s Cinderella. Image by Robert Day.

Have you booked tickets for any shows this December?

I’m looking forward to reading about all your trips to museums, galleries, the theatre and historic places. This month, #CulturedKids is over at Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. I’m linking up a post from our recent trip to Shakespeare’s England. We visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace, in Stratford-Upon-Avon, which was a surprisingly big hit with our two young children. If you wanted to read more about the area (which covers the county of Warwickshire), I’ve posted about Warwick Castle. Look out for more posts on Shakespeare’s England coming soon.

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Peering into the bedroom that a young Shakespeare share with his brothers.

Thanks to everyone who linked up inspirational posts last month. My favourites were:

Kids’ Plaza Osaka, by The Little Adventurer. This gem of a place was a real surprise. It features a Gaudi-esque Kids’ Town playground, designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. And a marble run overseen by a fearsome-looking crow. Fantastic stuff.

Stepping back in time to savour the medieval magic of Silves, by Way Too Much Luggage. The week-long medieval festival in the Portuguese Algarve is little-known outside the region, and is beautifully authentic, by the sounds of it.

12 London museums for kids and winter – and not in South Ken!, by Zen Baby Travel. Family-friendly museums really come into their own this time of year. This post gathers together some old favourites, as well as new additions like the Postal Museum.

Don’t forget to link up your posts at Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. We’re looking forward to reading them!

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