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THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES

A REVIEW OF THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES

 

 

Coming next week to screens in the UK is The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales. It features a host of voices from the world of British comedy including Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson, Justin Edwards, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Phill Jupitus and Giles New.

The film is divided into three tales: Baby Delivery where a lazy stork leaves the delivery of a baby in the care of a rabbit, a pig and a duck; The Big Bad Fox where Fox steals three eggs but unwittingly ends up adopting the chicks; and Saving Christmas where the animals embark on a hair-brained scheme to replace Father Christmas.

Each tale is beautifully crafted and the script flows along gently, generating laughs from grown ups and kids alike. And there aren’t many films that get 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. We were lucky to take the children to a screening at The Soho Hotel, but they had to earn their keep, and promised to write a review. To be honest, I was wondering if the old-fashioned appearance of the film would hold the attention of my Marvel-loving reviewers. But it did. And they really enjoyed it.

The children’s view

“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales was a great film. All of the characters were funny and the drawings were amazing. My favourite characters were Fox because he was actually quite sweet, and Rabbit and Duck because they kept getting in trouble. I recommend this film for anyone, since everyone in the audience was laughing when we were watching it.” Isabel, 12.

“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is really good. I recommend you go watch it. My favourite tale was Baby Delivery because it was the funniest one of all. My favorout(sic) character was Duck because he acted really dumb and his ideas were funny.” Lucas, 9.

 

 

In cinemas 3rd August. Give it a go!

www.studiocanal.co.uk

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUBS & CAMPS

There are new camps starting all the time during the summer holidays so we’ve got a fresh look at what’s on offer. If you thought you had it all worked out, but realise you’ve dropped a ball, here’s our guide. Take note of some of the discounts we have available too!

 

FIT FOR SPORT

Activity camps which have been running for 25 years to give children the opportunity to try a variety of sports and activities. Use our 10% discount code CMSummer18. 4-12yrs Chiswick, Barnes, Kew, Acton, East Sheen, Richmond, Notting Hill and many more.

www.fitforsport.co.uk

 

OXYGEN FREEJUMPING

As well as a summer pass for £25 (quickly book before 1 August)which allows you to jump every day during the holidays, use our code CITYKIDS15 to save 15% on freejumping.

www.oxygenfreejumping.co.uk

 

FIRETECH

Innovative and creative tech camps covering coding, electronics, games, robotics and more. 7-17yrs Imperial College & South Hampstead. £25 off with promo code CITYKIDS

www.firetechcamp.com

 

THE LITTLE GYM

Themed activity camps that not only teach gymnastics but also work on confidence, self-esteem and creativity. 3-12yrs Chiswick, Westfield, Wandsworth, Hampton Hill

www.thelittlegym.eu

 

WILL TO WIN

Tennis for a week is a great way to improve. Lots of drills, games and match play with an emphasis on fun! Rackets can be borrowed. 4yrs+ Chiswick, Ealing, Regents Park, Hyde Park.

www.willtowin.co.uk

 

MELLA MELLA

Kids Clay Club runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons during the holidays. For £40 you will throw a pot, decorate tiles, glaze and fire. 6yrs+ Chiswick

www.mellamellas.co.uk

FIRST HAND EXPERIENCES

Sleep away camps at a family run farm in the Kent countryside where kids can connect to their natural environment to learn from and through nature. 7-14yrs Gather Green, Kent

www.firsthandexperiences.co.uk

 

WONDER OF WORDS – Watermans

For kids as young as four and as old as 16, the summer programme here features acrobatics, dance, craft and music to inspire stories, words and ideas. Rapper Karl Nova and the creator of Rastamouse Michael De Souza will be on hand to encourage the creative juices to flow. 4-16yrs Brentford

www.watermans.org.uk

 

CYPHER CODERS

Coding and tech inspired camps which touch on themes such as music, robotics, nature, oceanography and art. Pick up points across West London to their bases in Notting Hill and St John’s Wood. 5yrs+

www.cyphercoders.com

 

ET PATATI PATATA

Learn French from native speakers in this 30 hour a week immersion school. Gold Award holiday camp. 4-16yrs in three age groups Hammersmith

www.etpatatipatata.com

 

FLIPOUT

Tramplining camps which include freejumping sessions, drama, art and back to school booster classes. Even a free t-shirt. 6-14yrs Brent Cross

www.flipout.co.uk

 

LITTLE HOUSE OF SCIENCE

Curious minds encouraged to explore, experiment and play at Imperial College. 4-11yrs Imperial College, Chelsea, St Johns Wood, Notting Hill & Kensington

www.littlehouseofscience.com

 

MY LITTLE BOARDERS

Two disciplines, Skate park Skateboarding (in the morning) and Street Skateboarding (in the afternoon) running and running catering for beginners, intermediate and advanced skaters. 6-14yrs Royal Oak & Camden

www.mylittleboarders.co.uk

 

KITE STUDIOS

All day workshops on Wednesdays including Plants inspired by Kew Gardens and Mixed Media with Ferdinand the Bull. Askew Road.

www.kitestudios.org

 

SHOOTING STARZ

Choose from multi-sports, football, netball or mini skills and book half, full or extended days or weeks at camp. 3-13yrs Club Des Sports Acton.

www.shootingstarz.co.uk

 

ROCKS LANE

Multi-sports, netball and football on offer with lunchbox included. 3-12yrs Chiswick, Barnes, Bishops Park

www.rockslane.co.uk

 

SUMMER ART CAMP

Starting 30 July head to the V&A Museum of Childhood for a week of art influenced by the collection. 8-11yrs Bethnal Green

www.vam.ac.uk

 

WILD EDUCATION

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

Outdoor fun from 30 July where kids can learn life skills and make new friends in these three day courses. 5-11yrs Barnes and Twickenham

www.wildeducation.co.uk

 

KIDZANIA

Starting 30 July Kidzania’s camp includes fun-packed activities with Middlesex Cricket Club and WWE.

www.KidZania.co.uk

 

BRENTFORD FC COMMUNITY SPORTS TRUST

“Confidence, Fair Play, Leadership, Respect, Sportsmanship, Teamwork” Soccer schools which teach technique in a fun and safe environment. 5-12yrs Isleworth

www.brentfordfccst.com

TNT HAMPTON POOL

On Tuesdays and Thursdays take the kids for two hours of inflatable fun with bouncy castle, giant aqua run, walking on water and of course, swimming. Snack included. 4-14yrs Hampton

www.hamptonpool.co.uk

 

Free Coaching this Summer with Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC and Cover-More have teamed up to provide free coaching to kids this summer

 

Calling all kids aged 6-12!

This is a great opportunity for two days of free coaching by Arsenal FC coaches in West London.

Cover-More Travel Insurance and Arsenal FC are providing two days of summer Skills School on 2nd-3rd August at Burlington Danes Academy, White City.

Kids will be put through their paces on a programme specially designed by the Arsenal coaches to develop their agility, control, speed and precision. Simon McManus who heads up the Arsenal Soccer Schools programme will lead the Skills School, assisted by Tom Hartley and Scarlett Hanrahan. Cover-More, Arsenal’s Official Travel Insurance Partner, will be providing lunch and refreshments, plus a bundle of football goodies including: exclusive Skills School jersey, drawstring bag and water bottle for each child.

Note that enthusiasm will be more important than skills level, so all are welcome.

Free places up for grabs!

Here’s the exciting bit – a number of spots for the Skills School will be filled via email lottery.

To enter a child for the chance to attend, email child’s name, age and guardian’s contact information to: skillsschool@covermore.com by midnight, Sunday 22nd July.

Children must be aged 6-12, and available to attend Skills School on 2nd-3rd August at Burlington Danes Academy in White City.

What are you waiting for? Tell your friends!

ENDLESS SUMMER

Inspired by the 1980s, the SS18 collection by piupiuchick is a nostalgia trip back to long summer days, spent with friends in the holidays.

www.piupiuchick.com

Also stocked at Scandi Mini, 69 Blythe Rd, W14 0HP
www.scandimini.com

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