Watching live music is a magical experience for young children. It is mesmerising to see musicians playing, singers singing, and dancers dancing. Live performance is inspiring and exciting, teaching children about different ways to move and learn. Furthermore, it can be used to encourage all forms of interaction, and spark your child’s imagination in ways you didn’t know were possible. Many orchestras, theatres, and town halls have music events for children. These are more relaxed performances, which allow children the chance to join in. Here are some of the most interesting music events for children in December 2017 – book your tickets now!
Nationwide Music Events
17th November 2017 – 6th September 2018, Nationwide
Suitable for: Children aged 1 – 4 years I can’t believe Teletubbies are embarking on their first ever live tour! I remember these guys from when I was little – their success has been huge. Children love their bright colours, simple language, and silly antics, and this will be a fab first show for little ones. It promises lots of well known features from the television show, as well as some new songs to captivate young kiddies.
Mess Around Ltd. – Messy Christmas
Throughout December, Nationwide www.messarounduk.com
Suitable for: Children aged 6 months – 5 years
These Mess Around parties are absolutely brilliant! We attended a Mess Around rave a few months ago, and it one of the most original and fun things we have done with J. In June we enjoyed the Mess Around Despicable Me party, which was about all things yellow! This month, they have a Messy Christmas party for you to enjoy. Kids will be able to enjoy brussel sprout rolling, candy cane rice, reindeer dust, and much more! There is lots of mess involved – but none of the tidying up. Book onto one of these events – you won’t regret it.
London Music Events
9th December – 14th January, London Palladium
Suitable for: Children aged 5 years +
Pantomime returns to the London Palladium with an enchanting new production of Dick Whittington staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the team behind Cinderella at the London Palladium. Join Dick Whittington (Charlie Stemp) on his daring journey through the streets of London aided by The Spirit Of The Bells (Julian Clary) as they face off against his dastardly nemesis, Queen Rat (Elaine Paige).
23rd November – 31st December, The Peacock Theatre, Holborn
Suitable for: Children aged 2 – 6 years
Christmas is only complete with a trip to see The Snowman! This is such a beautiful story, about the adventures of a little boy and his snowman, as they travel through a winter wonderland. The soundtrack is so special (everyone knows ‘Walking In The Air’, and this is such a magical production. The nostalgia may make you a bit weepy, but children will be enchanted.
A World Inside A Book: Gruffalos, Dragons, and Other Creatures
Until September 2018, Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford
Suitable for: Children aged 0 – 8 years
This is the UK’s first immersive experience showcasing the wonderful works of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It looks to be such a magical exhibition, as a storyteller invites you to sit down and cosy up with Charlie Cook, as he settles to read his favourite book. Children will be taken on a journey through some of the best-loved characters, including the Gruffalo, Zog, and the Highway Rat! The Discover Children’s Story Centre is a fantastic place to visit with children. It beautifully captivates the innocence of childhood, and encourages them to explore the world of children’s literature. We visited their Dr Seuss exhibition a few months ago: http://musicalmum.com/discover-childrens-story-centre/
Enchanted Christmas Kingdom
25th November – 24th December, Hatton Adventure World
Suitable for: Children aged 1 year +
Hatton Adventure World is a lovely place for young children! There are so many things to do, and they really make a special effort to keep everything clean, modern and exciting. This month they will be celebrating their Enchanted Christmas Kingdom, with a special Christmas grotto and a gift for every child. There will be a magic show, a puppet show, and lots of Christmas arts and crafts. There will even be some carolling!
We visited Hatton Adventure World last weekend to see Santa. Here is what we got up to.
Lily and the Little Snow Bear
20th – 24th December, The Core Theatre, Solihull
Suitable for: Children aged 3 years +
Lily lives with Grandpa in a pretty little cottage somewhere in the countryside. There are just two more sleeps until Christmas and it’s snowing already! Lily loves SNOW! So, she pops on ger coat and sets off to explore. But when she discovers a trail of soft little footprints, she’s in for a very big SURPRISE! This funny, heartwarming tale of friendship is the perfect treat for Christmas with exquisite puppets, enchanting music and a magical snowy setting.
Christmas at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
29th November – 30th December, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Suitable for: Children and adults of all ages
Birmingham’s newest festive attraction follows a jewel-coloured trail amongst glowing hedgerows and under tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour as seasonal melodies hang in the air. Be welcomed by glittering trees dripping with giant crystals, gaze at the carol-singing cedar coppice rising high into the night sky and pause for a moment of reflection at the flickering Fire Garden. Just ahead, wander through the twinkling Pealight Tunnel before stopping for a kiss at Mistletoe Moment. Framed by spectacular ribbons of brightly coloured light the Lawn Aviary Finale springs to life as it dances in time to much-loved Christmas classics.
Originally posted 2017-05-03 06:16:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter