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Since I became a mammy, I have tried to find lots of fun activities, days out, events and holidays for my family. I love being busy and visiting new places and I hope you will enjoy reading them. My blog is jam packed with reviews of places we have been, maybe I get help you with a little inspiration.  We are lucky enough to travel quite a bit so the blog features lots of places in the North East and beyond.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Girls and Unicorns

We love going to the theatre and watching a show, I have been taking Eva to the theatre since she was two and a half, she adores it and has such fun watching all the drama unfold on stage.  We had never been to the Customs House in South Shields before, so when we saw a show entitled 'The Girl and The Unicorn' a play written especially for children, we decided to get a gang together and go along.  We thought to make it a bit more of an adventure, that we would get the ferry from North to South Shields. Parking was really good and quite reasonable and the ferry was so cheap! The Customs House will even refund you 1 way's ferry ticket price at the box office.  The trip took about 7 minutes and we were there.  Out of the ferry dock it is a left turn and about a five minute walk along the riverfront to the Customs House.  I hate the drive to South Shields so this was perfect and completely hassle free. The Ferry .

Onto the show, there was 19 of us all together, 12 children ranging in ages and 7 adults. We had an entire row in the theatre! Upon arrival, each child was given a goody bag containing sweets, a chocolate bar, various leaflets and a free childs ticket to the cinema at the Customs House. Fabulous.  So after much excitement and decision making as to who to sit next to and where, we all settled down to enjoy the show. It was brilliant, the perfect length to keep little ones interest and lots and lots of audience participation.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it.  The story was about a little girl named Sophia whose grandma was poorly.  Sophia had lovely dreams and she discovered that unicorns have healing powers and wants to find one to help her grandma.  It's a lovely sweet story and the unicorn is just gorgeous.  At the end of the show, all the children got to meet the unicorn and to place a wish on the magic wishing tree. It was a really lovely show and we all had a great time.  Prices were fabulous too, £7 for the children and £5 for the adults.  We will be keeping an eye on the Customs House for further shows such as this.

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