Friday Five: things to do with the kids this weekend
The shows must go on! We’re all at the end of our tethers, and there’d be nothing better than visiting the West End to experience a theatre show. TRUTH! So with aims of helping to keep the creative world going while we’re in lockdown, we’re sharing the magic of theatre to you.
Each ticket you buy, show that you watch and share keeps the spirit of the creative arts alive in these trying times.
1. The Unicorn Theatre’s Anansi the spider re-spun online.
The high-energy show about the antihero Anansi is inspired by classic West African and Caribbean tales and was filmed at the cast member’s homes. There are 3 episodes, each 10-15 minutes long and perfect for children aged 3-8.
The series is available to watch now until March 31 for free. Find out more here.
2. Charlotte Holmes: an adventure in a box
Solve puzzles by watching online videos and, at the same time, opening up the parcels inside the box. Along the way, there are lots of fun activities, games and puzzles to keep children entertained during the week’s game. The box is designed for children aged 7 to 12.
3. Balthazar Snapdragon in a world full of mystery and magic
With a box delivered right to your door, each day for a week you will open a package full of treats and access hidden online content. Join Balthazar Snapdragon in a world full of mystery and magic as he tries to avert disaster before it is too late.
There are activities with video tutorials, props, games and puzzles and, over the course of the week, you will uncover all the clues you will need to help Balthazar on his whirlwind adventure. And along the way, you will learn some cool magic tricks to impress your friends.
The box is designed for children aged 7 to 12 and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
4. Hey Diddle Diddle Online
The weekly play session uses music and dance to encourage imagination and creativity and is perfect for babies and children under 5. Traditional and modern songs are covered and a range of instruments are used to keep little ones engaged.
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar must be a rite of passage for all young children and their parents. Now you can stream the show online and enjoy the caterpillar’s foodie adventures all over again.
The hit show was filmed at the Hertford Theatre last December and that recording is now available to stream online until February 28th. The 50 minute show is recommended for ages 1 to 6. Tickets start from £14.50 for a 3 day pass.
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