Monday, 29 February 2016

Chickenshed - Tales Big Day Out

Tales Big Day Out

Spring is here so Chickenshed are here to entertain outside!
Tales Big Day Out promised to be great fun for all the family and especially for children under 6 years old. This is a like a mini festival for kids with lots on interactive fun. Whether you are a Tale’s fan or even if you have no experience of this Tales world, we are sure it’s a great pick for you and your little people.

Children will be able to enjoy the fun performance of Tales from the Shed, along with having the opportunity of joining in with their amazing workshop. After all this fun entertainment, everyone will come together for a huge Tales extravaganza in the amphitheatre outside.

Chickenshed are often joined by special guests so do visit their website for any updates.

You’ll also be happy to know that if the weather does not hold out then all activities and performances will be moved indoors.

This event is being held on Saturday 16th April. They have two time slots: 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.00pm.
This event is suitable for ages 0-6 years.
Tickets are £8.00 (free for babies under 1 years)
Link below for tickets!

Chickenshed is a child-friendly theatre based in Southgate, north London. They hold events and activities throughout the year, ideal for the whole family. Visit our Tot Friendly website or Chickenshed’s website for any upcoming events for you and your little ones.

credit Enfield Independent

By Tasarla Hufford

Monday, 22 February 2016

Competition time - win tickets to party with Pongo at the Hertford Theatre.

Pongo’s Party!

Pongo the Pig is celebrating his birthday at Hertford Theatre on Saturday 26th March at 2pm. He would love for you and your little ones to join in the fun.
This fun show features the voice of children’s TV favourite Justin Fletcher as Pongo the pig.
Children will love joining in with songs they know, such as ‘The Wheels On The Bus’ and ‘Old Macdonald Had A Farm’. And get this – the show uses Makaton signing so everyone can join in!
Take part in a huge children’s band and the town’s biggest ever game of pass the parcel! Amazing!
With a colourful farmyard and loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is a family show that younger children will love.
Tickets are £9.50 each or £36 for a family ticket (4 tickets)
Ages 2-7 yrs old. However, slightly younger children may enjoy the show too.For tickets contact the box office on 01992 531500 or visit the Hertford Theatre website.

Why not enter our competition and have the chance to win a family ticket of 4 to see this amazing show? Competition closes 13th March 2016. To enter visit the Tot Friendly competition page.

Hertford Theatre are great for family events and always put on great entertainment throughout the year. However, if this is an event you are unable to attend, we highly recommend visiting Tot Friendly or Hertford Theatre website as often as you can for any upcoming shows/events that we are sure that yourself and your little ones will enjoy. 

Posted by Tasarla Hufford

Friday, 10 January 2014

I Spy with my little eye...

We attempt to make our car journeys enjoyable with a mixture of activities. I try to make the most of our surroundings as much as possible although occasionally we do revert to the Ipad!

I Spy is a favourite game that doesn't need any props. It's ideal for all ages as you can change the way you search for things, i.e. I Spy with my little eye something that is green, or I Spy with my little eye something beginning with the sound 'gr' and then the most popular one of all beginning with a letter.

I was trying to think of a variation of the game that might not have to involve everyone in the car. Then I thought 'ahh Freddie loves treasure hunts, what if I could make an I Spy jar'. I looked on the internet and low and behold there were lots of them!

So one rainy day we set off around the house on a treasure hunt, searching for small items to put into our jar

We took a picture of our chosen items and printed it off

Popped them all into a plastic jar with rice and rolled up tin foil (for effect)

And 'voila!' our very own Spy Jar!

Freddie loves his jar especially as he made it himself!

All in all it cost us 40p for the bag of rice, bargain!

For more ideas of I Spy games and jars both home-made and bought visit our family travel blog

Friday, 25 October 2013

Planes at the Hertford Theatre

Disney's Planes comes to Hertford this half term.

For fans of Cars, this is a must!

An action packed animated adventure about Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of being a high-flying air racer.

Dusty unfortunately is not exactly built for racing and he is actually afraid of heights! will he conquer his fear and take to the skies and reach heights he never dreamed possible?

Well it's Disney so of course he will but there promised to be laughs on the way.
Are you going? We would love to hear from you...

Planes is showing at Hertford Theatre during halfterm with showings on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


All tickets: £3 plus transaction fee*
* On-line bookings of up to 9 tickets will be subject to a single £2.50 transaction fee.
There is an additional charge of 0.60p for postage or collect for free from the Box Office.
(For bookings of 9+ please contact the box office directly on 01992 531500).

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Our family holiday in the Costa Calida, Spain

Yesterday we arrived back from a lovely family holiday in the Costa Calida, Spain. We stayed in a villa on the El Valle Golf resort, about 20 minutes from Murcia.

We were blessed with sunshine and pleasant temperatures, the Costa Calida (warm coast) definitely lived up to it's name. With wall to wall sunshine and temperatures ranging between 24 and 31 during the day it was prefect!

We have lots of happy memories of this holiday, you can read them in more detail on the new Holiday Tots blog but Freddie's highlight of the trip, so he tells me, was the visit to the seaside. We went to the Mar Menor (little sea). It is the largest salt water lake in Europe and boasts crystal clear warm water that  is shallow and calm and although the sand isn't golden it is perfect for building and burying!

for more details of our family holiday in Spain and some ideas of places to visit in the Costa Calida visit our Holiday Tots blog.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Folds at the Southbank Centre

Folds is a family show set to take over the Southbank Centre's Purcell room as part of the Southbank Centre's Winter Festival.

This madcap family show is by Spanish theatre company Enfila't and promises to offer something different this Christmas.

Paper lies at the heart of the production with circus acrobats and live music. The performers dance, spin and perform daring tricks on precarious apparatus; from tight-rope walking on a line made from twisted paper to acrobats in a cardboard box! 

The award-winning company has some of Europes finest circus acts who combine their acrobatics with playing a large range of instruments including double bass, accordion and trombone and more unconventional sources like scissors, Sellotape and of course paper!

Folds is suitable for families with children of all ages, it is about an hour long so it depends how long your little one/s will sit still for. I know my four year old will love it! 
Going to see it? Let us know what you think :)

Listings Information:
By Enfila’t
Tuesday 17 – Tuesday 31 December 2013, times vary please check website for details
Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room
Tickets £18 (Concessions 50% off)
Box Office: 0844 847 9910