Friday, 20 February 2015

Shaun the sheep, Southbank & Supper (& Best Western hotels)

Friday already and as our half term holiday draws to a close, on reflection it has been a totally relaxing week of family, fun, friends, and now film - for yesterday we were invited up to town to watch a screening of the new Shaun the Sheep movie, sat in the very beautiful surrounds of the One (and only) Aldwych Hotel. In the private cinema room. Blimey. How nice was that? And with as much popcorn as we wanted - salt or sweet. Mmm, tough choice. The girls were on great form. So was Shaun. And if you haven't seen it yet, it's well worth a watch. I laughed out loud a lot - and rather wonderfully, so did the girls. The whole thing was hosted by Best Western Hotels - clearly a child friendly brand offering breaks with personality - and like Shaun - resulting in a feel good family experience. 

London and its many delights never disappoint. As we walked from Waterloo towards the river, we were able to join in with the Imagine Children's festival taking place at the Southbank Centre. What a brilliant time. From live shows to face painting to art work, there was loads going on, and we all enjoyed ourselves. Apparently, the Southbank does this throughout every school holiday. 

To round off our day, I took the GraceFaith girls to Pizza Express - it happens to be a fave restaurant for all of us, but the children love the great picolo menu, the food, the colouring and stickers - and particularly making themselves chef hats. I love the value of the kids menu - and the way that they always look after my 6YO Esme Grace, who has a nut allergy. The staff were understanding, helpful, reassuring and kind. What more could you ask for?

Life As It Is/Emma Oliver & the GraceFaith girls received dinner & a show in return for this blog post, and we'd like to express our gratitude to Pizza Express, Best Western Hotels & the Book Club People/Southbank Centre, thank you all for a lovely day out.  

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