Blogger’s Afternoon Tea in Scarborough at Ox Pasture Hall

Last week I was very lucky to be invited to afternoon tea at Ox Pasture Hall in Scarborough. It was a really beautiful day so coupled with some good food and drink and beautiful surroundings it was a fantastic day out!

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I love afternoon tea. The finger sandwiches, the freshly baked, warm scones and the mini cakes and pastries. It’s a real treat to take time out and enjoy a lovely afternoon tea in my opinion so when I was invited to this event I was immediately excited! Having seen the glorious surrounding at Ox Pasture Hall on their website, I knew it would be an absolutely a lovely place to visit for a chill-out too!

On arrival we given a tour of the hotel grounds. Ox Pasture Hall is a country hotel located about two miles drive from Scarborough, and it is set in seventeen acres of picturesque Yorkshire countryside in the North York Moors National Park. It really is a beautiful place and the perfect place for a mini-break or a night of relaxation away from a hectic life! We were shown around the gorgeous snug, filled with comfy sofas, lots of cushions and space for relaxation. The bar area also has seating for meals and there’s also outside onto the lovely patio where some alfresco dining could be enjoyed. we walked around the outside of the hotel to find a lake and some breath-taking views of the local area. Ox Pasture Hall have done a fantastic job of making their gardens extra special including gazebos, their Wedding barn, water features and of course the deer (not real, but very pretty!)

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After our wander outside we were shown into the conservatory for our afternoon tea. Another blogger, Joanna was already enjoying hers so we joined her at the table and chatted whilst we waited for ours. Soon we were presented with the a lovely pile of gorgeous looking sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and cream and also a rather generous selection of cake! Ox Pasture’s afternoon tea is most definitely very decadent, especially as it is served on a tiered cake stand which really encapulates the sense of occasion.

As I am vegetarian I received veggie-friendly sandwiches which included cheddar cheese and tomato, and also cream cheese and cucumber. Both were delicious and it was nice to see that Ox Pasture Hall also cater for all type of dietary requirements. After a short while some of the other bloggers Faith, Carrieanne, Mel and Sally joined us and the hotel dealt with their diet requirements well too. We tucked into the sandwiches, and the amazing warm scones, served with cream and jam then onto my favourite part, the cake! They were divine. We each had four different types of cake; chocolate brownies, a rich fruit cake topped with cream, mini cheesecake and also the most amazing lemon meringue I have ever tasted. All the cakes and scones are all made on site, I was very impressed with the quality.

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A traditional Afternoon Tea is available at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel every day from 3.00 pm – 5.00pm (although, must be booked by 11.00 am, due to the fact that all scones and cakes are baked fresh). Afternoon Tea at Ox Pasture Hall is served in either the hotels lounges, bar, or if it is fine weather, on one of the beautiful hotel’s terraces. The cost for Afternoon Tea is a reasonable £15 per person, or for that very special occasion, you have the option to make it a Champagne Afternoon Tea which costs £24 per person. Although, if you don’t fancy a full Afternoon Tea, you can order the cakes, scones and a cup of tea too for just £8.50 per person.

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Ox Pasture Hall is a former country farmhouse surrounded by barns and out-buildings which has been transformed into a super-luxurious country house hotel. It has been beautifully restored and extended now housing many luxury rooms and suites from classic doubles, deluxe bedrooms and beautiful four posters. We had a tour around some of the rooms after our afternoon tea and they were so lovely! I was so desperate to stay and enjoy the views and amenities. I especially liked that all the deluxe rooms are named after local abbeys, and the newer bedrooms and suites are named after local places. It’s a really lovely touch and the perfect anecdote to a real ‘Yorkshire stay’.

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Ox Pasture Hall is more than a luxury country house hotel, it is perfect for weddings, family gatherings, celebrations, meetings and leisure activities. Relaxing, romantic and luxury short breaks in one of Britain’s most wonderful settings, in the North Yorkshire Moors.

So why not pay them a visit? You will not regret it! Visit their website for more information and special offers.

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An Exciting Announcement!

I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to a VERY special event next Friday!

The event has been organised by Chicago Town (The no1 frozen pizza company) who have arranged, just like the Chicago Town SWAT team, for us to jump from a plane and then have a feast of the new tasty range of Chicago Town pizzas!

How cool is that?!

The skydive (and pizza!) will take place at North West Skydive Centre in Flookburgh next Friday and I am very excited!

I skydived for the first time last year in memory of Matilda Mae and loved it, and well, I adore pizza, so this is the perfect event for me! What’s even more special is that last time when I jumped I shouted hello to Tilda, and I plan to do just that again. This week, Tilda should be celebrating her second Birthday. It breaks my heart that she is not with Jennie and her Family. I think it is fate that this opportunity has arisen this week and so I am going to go for it!

Team Matilda Mae are skydiving again in August and although I will be part of that again, I feel super honoured to be jumping next week for The Lullaby Trust too. All part of the fundraising!! I’d love if you could sponsor me, if you have any spare pennies? You can do so here

The Lullaby Trust is a charity very close to my heart, Jennie is a friend of mine and her daughter Matilda Mae sadly died at just nine months old last May from SIDS. The Lullaby Trust is a charity that supports parents who have been affected from SIDS, they promote safe sleep for babies, and they also help with much needed research into why SIDS so cruelly takes away babies from their families.

The reason I loved the skydive experience was the buzz of jumping, the feeling of falling and then flying, the plane (oh gosh that small plane!) the feeling of being free and dropping through the clouds. It’s so amazing, and I cannot wait to do it again. But, I am still terrified! It’s pretty scaring sat on the edge of the plane…

Here’s a photograph from last year’s jump!

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Watch this space for photos, reviews of pizza and white-knuckle fun! EEK!

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The Lion King: Hakuna Matata!

Today I took Gabriel to the Alhambra theatre in Bradford to see the West End’s production of the Lion King which is based on the famous Disney Film

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Gabriel is only two (three in June) and I had been concerned about whether he was too young to go, but when a friend was selling some great seats for a Sunday matinee it seemed like a ideal opportunity. I had three tickets, so we asked my Mum to accompany us whilst Dave stayed at home with Willow.

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On arrival we bought our programmes, hired our booster seat for Gabriel and took our seats for re performance. We spotted a few of the boxes had been reserved for the bongo drums and this excited Gabriel a lot! He sat clutching the programme and as the music started he giggled then held on to me as he was not sure what to expect!
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The music for the film and subsequently the stage is by Elton John, and the lyrics by Tim Rice. The show begins with ‘Circle of Life’ and it is just beautiful. I was almost in tears, the lovely animals and the live music go together wonderfully. Before the show started a lady in the toilets said to me, ‘I’ve got my tissues with me, I’ll most definitely cry’ and I laughed. But actually, I almost did too! It’s very emotional.

The animals, are of course the cast but their mannerisms and costumes are amazingly accurate and life like. I will not spoil the show for you, but there at
plenty of animals to see and some even raised a special applause!

The well known songs from the Disney film are in the show and the story is much the same. Telling the tale of Simba the young lion cub from Pridelands, who is due to become King after his Father. Throw in wicked Uncle Scar who attempts to steal his crown, a gang of funky-dancing hyenas and a sprinkle of love and you get the gist!

The show is full of brightly coloured scenery, lighting and impressive special effects. The cast have done an excellent job and are clearly working extremely hard. Their roles are pretty energetic and the choreography is really well thought out. (I’m quite obsessed with dance choreography!)

We especially loved the children playing the young Simba and Nala. We also enjoyed Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat! They are the stars of the show in our opinion with lots of jokes fun and dancing!

We had a great afternoon and Gabriel loved the show. I love the theatre and have seen many of the West End productions, this is most definitely one of my favourites! If you haven’t see it, you must. I’m so pleased the production has come to Bradford, a great opportunity to see a fantastic show. Hakuna Matata!

Disney’s The Lion King is at Bradford Alhambra until 10th May. For tickets or more information click here

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I Can’t Sing!

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Last night I went to the theatre. I was really lucky to be invited by TalkTalk to go to London to see ‘I Can’t Sing’ the new X Factor musical which is hosted by the London Palladium in the West End.

I Can’t Sing is a comedy musical written by Harry Hill and held it’s first showing on February 27th this year. The show like most West End productions lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes and includes a 20 minute interval.
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The show itself is a very tongue-in-cheek look at the the popular television show. It is centred around a boy meets girl type story, whereby a young girl called Chenice meets fellow contestant Max and the show follows their love story and of course a fame-related split, then reunited through a very sweet acoustic love song from Max.

Max (Alan Morrissey) is based on Matt Cardle, who won the show in 2010. Max is a likeable male lead and cast well in my opinion. I loved the Rochdale accent and his sweet nature! (And well I did love Matt Cardle too…).

The lead Chenice (Cynthia Ervio) gives a fantastic performance, especially considering her previous work and theatre experience, which is minimal. She has a fantastic voice and definitely holds the show together! 20140321-141632.jpg Rather bizarrely what both stole the show, and perhaps ruined it for me was the role of a talking dog called Barlow (Bet Gary was chuffed about that) who was puppeteered by a male performer on a skateboard! (Simon Lipkin). Now hats off to Simon he did a great job, he has a fantastic singing voice and good comedy timing, but sadly I failed to understand the relevance of the dog within the storyline, although by the end of the show, I had become quite pleased the dog was there as often most of the jokes were originating from it!
20140321-141755.jpg The judges included in the show are Simon Cowell (Nigel Harman), ‘Jordy’ (Victoria Elliot) and Louis (Ashley Knight). I’m not sure why Cheryl was called Jordy, perhaps she hasn’t authorised the use of her persona? Victoria does an excellent job of playing Jordy, and in my opinion is once of best cast members. Whilst Nigel Harman may look like Simon Cowell, he certainly doesn’t sound like him, he has a good set of lungs on him though, and apart from sweating profusely it worked.

Other charactersI liked were the ‘Altarboyz’ based on the comedy (?!!) duo Jedward. They certainly provided energy and colour to the show, and I challenge anyone not to laugh during their Irish leprechaun performance. It is hilarious! There’s reference and jokes about other past contestants and a lots of the actors have their characters mannerisms spot on, which was great to see.

I think Harry Hill has done a great job with the musical, and although a bit too cheesy for my taste, the audience did seen to enjoy the show. Overall the I Can’t Sing is entertaining, but I wouldn’t be rushing back to see it again. I enjoyed parts of it. It is what it is, a fun musical full of cheese and laughs. Leave your high hopes at the door and sit enjoy the silliness!

I Can’t Sing is suitable for older children and adults and I’d recommend sitting in the stalls, we were sat on row G and had a fantastic view. Special thanks to TalkTalk, Kip and Lillinha for a great evening out!

For more information you can look below
Facebook.com/ICantSing
Twitter @ICantSingUK
www.ICantSingTheMusical.com

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A Very Special Nioxin Event!

Last night I was very lucky to be invited to a special event held at the very gorgeous Russell Eaton hair salon in Leeds. The event was to promote the Nioxin brand, and their wonderful hair products.

On arrival I was greeted with a glass of champagne (my kind of welcome!) and whilst I sat waiting for the other guests to arrive, I had a look around the salon and met some of the team members.

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Once the others had arrived, including my lovely friend Claire we were given a small and informal introduction about Nioxin. Basically, it’s a product developed for those with problem, thinning hair or scalp concerns. Due to the fact that pregnancy messes with our hormones and hair growth (those pesky babies eh!) us Mummies are often left with not only broken hairs, especially at the front of our heads! But also thin hair and problematic scalps.

I for one have suffered with scalp issues since I was pregnant for the first time. After a pregnancy it can take a few years for your scalp and hair to return to it’s original condition, so as I have two pretty much consecutive pregnancies, and my scalp still isn’t back to normal, I was delighted to hear about Nioxin and was keen to see how it may help me!

Each guest had a consultation, over more champagne, of course! We each used the easy to use Nioxin wheel along with the assistance of the staff. I was a ‘5’. This meant although my hair was normal thinning wise, it is coloured at the roots and so that system would be best for me to maximise my hair growth and condition.

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Next came the NIOscope. Yes! An actual magnified look at our scalps. I didn’t know whether to be intrigued or freaked out. Turns out I did both! The photographs taken of your scalp magnified are not pretty, but it was interesting to see. Both Claire and I had clear ‘product build up’ on our scalps and whilst we have good healthy, thick hair we were advised we would both benefit from the Nioxin Dermabrasion treatment.

The Nioxin Dermabrasion is essentially is what it sounds. An ‘exfoliation’ of the scalp. Claire had it done last night as I watched and I have booked in for my treatment in a few weeks time. The treatment was placed on Claire’s scalp and gently massaged. It smelt divine! She then received a lovely head, shoulder and neck massage (which is standard at Russell Eaton Salons after rinse and wash, and sporting an amazing looking towel turban Claire was then given a fab blow dry and left feeling with a fresh scalp and fabulous looking hair.

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The NIOscope was then used again on Claire’s scalp and the the difference was quite spectacular. I can’t wait to have my Nioxin Dermabrasion treatment done now!

We were given a goodie bag to take home, to try the Nioxin products (shampoo, conditioner and also scalp spray) for thirty days too, so I will be posting an update and review on these soon. What’s great about the #30daychallenge is that if you aren’t totally satisfied, Nioxin offer a full money back guarantee, so you can’t lose!

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The Nioxin Dermabrasion treatment is available in Russell Eaton Salons and costs just £15, which I think is very reasonable for a healthy scalp and hair condition improvement. Why not give it a go?

You can follow Russell Eaton on Twitter @RussellEaton_ and on Instagram @RussellEatonHair

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Bloggers Day Out: Spinning Cars & drinking wine!

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited on a weekend break in Northampton to have a Skid Pan experience as part of a new project by Direct Line Car Insurance

We had such a great time the night before and had lots of laughs over a meal (and a few wines). It was not only lovely to catch up with my blogging friends Hayley, Rachel and Kip, but it was great to meet Penny, Lilinha, Tim and Catherine too.

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The next morning we headed to the Skid Pan track and started the experience! Well. After becoming rather lost but that’s another story…

The course is essentially a large slippery road service which has been prepared for users to practice how to deal with a skidding car. At the experience we had, oil has been poured on the ground to ensure a decent skid!

We took it in turns to drive the cars around the course, and took advice from the instructors before being left to our own devices, which of course meant lots of spinning and skidding!

What was surprising driving the cars on the Skid Pan course was that even at very slow speeds, skidding is still possible. We learnt how to deal with a skid, and also how NOT to deal with one.

It’s great to have practiced these skills in a controlled, and most importantly safe environment, and whilst we had great fun spinning the cars and sliding about on the oil, it really was quite scary to feel how easily the car can lose control when it starts to skid.

We also learnt how to deal with a skid when driving at different speeds, but of course, the best way to get out of a skid, is to avoid getting into one in the first place, so we learnt about that too!

Sometimes it really is about being aware of the type of road you’re driving, and what types of hazards may be there, or about being aware of the weather conditions and having your vehicle suitably prepared and in good condition.

There are three main causes of skidding; harsh acceleration, harsh braking and harsh steering alongside harsh acceleration.

So, basically and perhaps rather obviously the smoother driver you are, the lower your risk of skidding. It may sound simple, but so many accidents occur on our roads each year due to skidding and whilst there is not much you can do to control the weather or external factors such as oil spillages or other substances on the road, it is helpful to know what to do if you find yourself in this situation!

Do you know what to do if your car starts to skid? Regardless of the external factors, the action you need to take is the same. Just remember:

If you’re in a skid best thing to do is to lift off your right foot to remove the cause

It’s pretty simple. Take your foot off the accelerator to avoid skidding, you need to try point the car where you want to go. The reason you need to move the wheel is because, by slipping, the car has changed direction and you need to compensate for it.

The biggest mistake people make is to wrench the wheel round and over-compensate. You need to keep your eyes on where you want to be, and keep steering towards it.

Depending whether or car is front or rear wheeled drive you have to take action with your acceleration, as in DON’T!

But…in a front-wheel-drive car, you don’t take your foot off the accelerator when things get hairy, you correct the steering and give it more power so the car can pull itself out of the skid.

All sounds very confusing in words, but once we had a few practice runs, it became clear. I think keeping calm and going with your gut instinct really helps too. I found that I took the right actions without thinking about it, the key is not to panic!

Direct Line Car Insurance very kindly paid for the Skid Pan experience, our accommodation, meal and refreshments (wine) so huge thanks to them! We had a great and very useful weekend! Special thanks to Graham who organised the event too :)

If you have the chance to have a Skid Pan experience, go for it. You’ll learn loads AND It’s great fun!

Here’s a very cheesy video of me and some other bloggers at the Skid Pan experience! The videos can also be found on their website!

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Infasense Justafit Sleepsuits: A Review

Infasense Ltd was born in June 2012 with the aim of creating sensible yet innovative products to make life with younger children easier and safer. No two babies are the same and one size doesn’t fit all. Some 12 month old babies need an 18-24 month size, others a 9-12 month size. A Justafit velcro sleepsuit adjusts to fit, is hard-wearing and lasts longer, and we think they are fabulous!

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What Infasense told us…

In partnership with a local company, Centreline Design Ltd, the Justafit velcro adjustable sleepsuits are the first products to be launched.The Justafit range was developed after a comment made by our midwife on a home visit. Our eldest son Nicholas was 17 months old when our daughter Lois was born. Bedtime was approaching when our midwife visited for a routine check-up and Nicholas was ready for bed in his sleepsuit. She commented on the dangers presented by the sleepsuit legs being too long and how he would trip and fall.

The Infasense Family have been experiencing this problem for a while, and it included a number of trips and tumbles as well as frustrated faces and whinges as he was standing on the fabric of one sleepsuit leg with the other foot! Baby Infasense’s sleeves were also too long and kept dipping in his breakfast! They were unable to find any existing solutions or products in the shops to help us, so decided to create their own!

We were recently asked to review an Infasense Sleepsuit. As soon as it arrived, we were impressed with the gorgeous mulberry colour sleepsuit and how soft it was. I have to admit I was a little curious as to how the sleepsuit fastened, and how it was safe, hygienic, economical and comfortable.

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We opened the pack and dressed Willow into the babygrow after her bath. The babygrow was slightly loose on her around the feet and arms, we simply took the Velcro straps and fastened them up. Instantly we had a baby grow that fit perfectly! Willow straight away seemed comfortable as she wriggled about happily and we were impressed with the quality of the material.

Willow has now worn the sleepsuit on several occasions, and seems to very much like it! She can dance and toddle around wearing it, without tripping over excess material and hurting herself. The sleeves also tighten to ensure that it doesn’t stain whilst she’s eating, which is a great plus point because we have so many babygrows and tops that have been ruined by baby led weaning! Willow has also slept in the babygrow and was happy snuggled into her sleeping bag wearing it!

Justafit velcro sleepsuits are comfortable and long-lasting. The adjustable ankle and wrist detail put safety first for your little explore. Infasense claim that they are making life better for Parents, and we agree that they are!

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These gorgeous babygrows are available in teal, turquoise, mulberry, pearl and ultramarine and cost £19.99 for a pack of two. Take a look here

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Funky tights for boys! A review for Itsy Bits Children’s Boutique

Tights for boys. Yes you heard it correctly! If you have not heard of Slugs & Snails boy’s tights then you must check them out soon. They claim ‘Bright Tights for Bold Boys!’ and they stick to their word!

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Itsy Bits Children’s Boutique are one of Slugs & Snails stockists, and I’d noticed them being advertised. I admit, I was dubious when I read about ‘Boys tights’ but I was also curious. I wanted to try them on Gabriel, so I was delighted when the lovely Claire from Itsy Bits asked me if he would like to review some for her!

The Slugs & Snails plan was to make flexible legwear for little dudes. Unlike jeans and trousers, tights allow the child the freedom to bend and move freely and in a way that conventional trousers just don’t allow!

Although Gabriel is almost two and a half, we have many times searched for that lost sock in the car, pram or supermarket and frustratingly never located it! So a solution at last, wear these gorgeous amazing tights under trousers! We also found that when Gabriel was in the baby carrier his trousers end up somewhere behind their knee making for very cold little legs. Slugs & Snails tights eliminate all these problems which make warm, happy Children!

We were sent a pair of Slugs & Snails ‘Hampton’ and they bring the old to the new, these beautiful baby blue tights have a classic sail boat detail which makes them perfect for more “dressy” occasions too. They look fab with a nice pair of blue shorts, under trousers or all on their own.

Gabriel looked fab hanging around in his!

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What’s great about these tights is that they have anti-slip soles, an amazing stretch in them, the pattern goes all the way up to the waistband and they sport a funky Slugs & Snails logo on the back panel too.

These funky tights are made from 75% cotton, 20% polyamide, 5% elastane and come supplied in a very cute box, so perfect for stocking fillers or other gifts.

The fabulous Itsy Bits Children’s Boutique have a wonderful special offer on for the festive period, buy two pairs of Slugs & Snails tights for just £20 with free delivery! Go to Itsy Bits now and grab some, although good luck narrowing your choice down to just one pair (We now have five designs!) Check out all the different designs HERE

We were sent a complimentary pair of Slugs & Snails tights for the purpose of this review.

Itsy Bits also retail the most beautiful array of rainbow coloured frilly pants.Please do check them out!

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Peppa Pig’s Big Splash LIVE! A Review

This weekend we went to see Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Live! I’m not sure who was the most excited about going, Me, Daddy (yes!) or the children!

Over the last year, since visiting Peppa Pig World the Pig Family have been a huge part of our lives and it feels like they have been living with us!

We went to see the performance at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool, which is a beautiful small Victorian theatre in the seaside town. Whilst the children may not articulate that they appreciated the venue it certainly was a great place to introduce them to live indoor entertainment (We have been to a few music festivals outside etc) and far more interesting than a modern arena.

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When we arrived there were large queues. Clearly everyone had young Children with them, and Blackpool at 9:30am on a bleak Sunday morning in Blackpool is cold! But the theatre staff did a fantastic job of making sure all the Families entered the theatre in the correct entrances, swiftly.

Once inside there was an over emphasis on merchandising. The top selling item was a Peppa Pig ‘whirler’ that flashed bright lights. They were priced at a £7.50, which did seem slightly over priced, but I suppose it is to be expected! The stalls also sold Peppa Pig books, umbrellas, clothing, balloons and toys. It seemed every Child had a whirler by the time the show began, we purchased one for Gabriel, and he loved it!

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We opted to attend the early morning performance due to the age of our children (Two years and eleven months) to my mind this was a wise move as all Children there were in good spirits with no onset of tiredness and it’s subsequent consequences!

The show itself is fantastic! It is effectively a ‘Peppa Pig’ greatest hits performance, using several episodes and scenes to create a feature-length show. We loved it, and especially liked that most of the ‘in jokes’ from the series thrown in for good measure! It is very funny, and because it reflects the tone of the cartoon series, the show has a great balance of humour aimed at both Adults and Children.

The performance was animated with puppets with black clad actors playing the parts. The majority of the favourite characters featured (although sadly not Granpy Rabbit) with the biggest cheer reserved for Daddy Pig. Proving that, like Homer Simpson in The Simpsons, he is the real star of the story. For me however the show is stolen, somewhat surreally, by Mr Potato!

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Peppa’s Big Splash incorporates lots of songs and audience participation which the children loved. There is even a chance to sing along to the ‘Bing Bong Song’ and we loved this. The atmosphere was fantastic, and everyone joined in! Although, unfortunately Madame Gazelle isn’t on hand to lead the singing!

There is also squirting water when the characters start jumping in muddy puddles. Something to consider if you want to sit in the front three rows!

In two half hour parts with a twenty-minute intermission, the show is the right length to hold Children’s attention (our eleventh month old Daughter stayed focused on it all the way through) whilst allowing sufficient time for families to go to the toilets etc without disrupting the performance.

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The show is bright and colourful and the stories will already be familiar to Peppa Pig fans, it is very funny and Gabriel watched giggling away!

Overall, if like us you feel like you live amongst the Pig family with the feeling that Mrs Rabbit is working everywhere you go, you know all the words to Granpy Pigs songs, or you know what the Bing Bong song is, then you are going to love this show. It really is like a greatest hits performance by a favourite band!

It gives everyone the chance to sing along and jump (in mudddy puddles, of course!) about without being over the top or ‘in your face’.

Peppa’s Big Splash also gives children a great introduction to the theatre and live entertainment in an environment where a bit of background noise isn’t going to hurt anyone.

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If you are looking for a special day out for pre school children then this is a great option! The 2013/14 tour of Peppa’s Big Splash is visiting many areas of the UK and more information, and tour details can be found HERE

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Tickets are available for the show here!

DISCLAIMER: We were kindly given a Family ticket for the show in exchange for a review of the show.

Information about the show

Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it – quick! As they set up a fete to raise the money for the repairs, they’ll need your help to make sure everything goes smoothly. Join Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep as they have fun putting up bunting, running stalls and organising a great day out. There’s also a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr Potato where everyone gets wet and Peppa needs to find her Golden Boots! Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant sing-a-long songs in this brand new show that will brighten your day. So grab your wellies and brollies and get splashing!

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Peppa Pig LIVE! Competition time!

The Crowtherclan are VERY excited to have been offered a Family ticket to go and see PEPPA PIG’S BIG SPLASH UK TOUR 2013 – 2014 in exchange for a review of the show!

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We are going to go to one of the Blackpool shows in November, and we simply cannot wait! Gabriel absolutely adores Peppa Pig (and George), I may have touched on this once or twice!

Do you have someone in your life who loves Peppa too? If so, then this competition is for you! This is your chance to see Peppa and her friends on stage. You’ll also get to see some super cute puppetry!

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Come and join in the fun with Peppa, George and their friends as they tour the UK with the new theatre show Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. We have tickets for a lucky family to win!

The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it quickly. They set up a fete to raise the money for Mr Bull to do the repairs. There’s plenty of fun to be had as Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep put up bunting, run stalls and organise a great day out.

There’s also a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr Potato where everyone gets wet and Peppa needs to find her Golden Boots.

Another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles is guaranteed for all the family, take at look at these snaps from last years tour!

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So…. For your chance to win a family ticket to see Peppa Pig’s Big Splash on tour please answer the question below:
What is the name of Peppa Pig’s new show?

A. Peppa Pig’s Big Banana
B. Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
C. Peppa Pig’s Big Boat

To enter, please comment on this post with your answer! It’s as simple as that!

The competition closes at midnight 16th October 2013, and a winner will be chosen using Randomizer which will be published on this blog, on Twitter and on Facebook on the 17th October 2013. (I will also contact the winner directly via email).

PLEASE NOTE!

A family ticket is for 4 people, minimum 1 adult, at your choice of location.(See Programme below for details) The tickets are non-transferable and are subject to availability. There are no cash alternatives, accommodation or travel included in this prize. The Criterion Theatre dates (5 December to 5 January) are excluded from this competition. ONE entry per household please :)

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Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is on tour until October 2014

TOUR DETAILS

**Some dates in 2014 might not yet be on sale**
Booking fees may apply at some box offices

THURS 24 – SUN 27 OCTOBER 2013 ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
Thurs 24 at 4 pm www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Fri 25 at 1 & 4 pm
Sat 26 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm
Sun 27 at 10 am & 1 pm
*Press invited from Friday 25 October at 1 pm*

WED 30 – THURS 31 OCTOBER NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF
Wed 30 & Thurs 31 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

SAT 2 – SUN 3 NOVEMBER CONCERT HALL, CROYDON
Sat 2 at 1 & 4 pm www.fairfield.co.uk
Sun 3 at 10 am & 1 pm

TUES 5 – WED 6 NOVEMBER G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Tues 5 at 1 & 4 pm www.glive.co.uk
Wed 6 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 9 – SUN 10 NOVEMBER GROVE THEATRE, DUNSTABLE
Sat 9 at 1 & 4 pm www.grovetheatre.co.uk
Sun 10 at 10 am & 1 pm

TUES 12 – WED 13 NOVEMBER NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
Tues 12 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com
Wed 13 at 10 am & 1 pm

FRI 15 – SAT 16 NOVEMBER WYCOMBE SWAN, HIGH WYCOMBE
Fri 15 at 4 pm www.wycombeswan.co.uk
Sat 16 at 10.30 am, 1 & 4 pm

WED 20 – THURS 21 NOVEMBER HEXAGON THEATRE, READING
Wed 20 at 1 & 4 pm www.readingarts.com/thehexagon
Thurs 21 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 23 – SUN 24 NOVEMBER GRAND THEATRE, BLACKPOOL
Sat 23 at 1 & 4 pm www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk
Sun 24 at 10 am & 1 pm

WEST END CHRISTMAS SEASON 2013 – 14:

THURS 5 DEC – SUN 5 JAN CRITERION THEATRE
Piccadilly Circus, LONDON W1V 9LB
Listings details provided separately and
also at www.peppapiglive.com
Tickets: £11.50 – £20 concessions available
BOX OFFICE: 0844 847 1778

2014

SAT 18 JANUARY LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com

WED 22 – THURS 23 JANUARY CREWE LYCEUM THEATRE
Wed 22 at 1 & 4 pm www.crewelyceum.co.uk
Thurs 23 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 25 – SUN 26 JANUARY NEW THEATRE, HULL
Sat 25 at 1 & 4 pm www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullnewtheatre
Sun 26 at 10 am

WED 29 – THURS 30 JANUARY CHARTER THEATRE, PRESTON
Wed 29 at 1 & 4 pm www.prestonguildhall.com
Thurs 30 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 1 – SUN 2 FEBRUARY PRINCES HALL, ALDERSHOT
Sat 1 at 1 & 4 pm www.princeshall.com
Sun 2 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 5 – THURS 6 FEBRUARY THE ALBAN ARENA
Wed 5 at 1 & 4 pm www.alban-arena.co.uk
Thurs 6 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 12 – THURS 13 FEBRUARY DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER
Wed 12 at 1 & 4 pm www.demontforthall.co.uk
Thurs 13 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 19 – THURS 20 FEBRUARY THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON
Wed 19 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com
Thurs 20 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 22 – SUN 23 FEBRUARY PAVILION THEATRE, SOUTHEND
Sat 22 & Sun 23 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.southendtheatres.org.uk

WED 26 – THURS 27 FEBRUARY GORDON CRAIG THEATRE, STEVENAGE
Wed 26 at 1 & 4 pm www.gordon-craig.co.uk
Thurs 27 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 1 – SUN 2 MARCH CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
Sat 1 at 1 & 4 pm www.cornex.co.uk
Sun 2 at 10 am & 1 pm

TUES 4 – WED 5 MARCH SEVERN THEATRE, SHREWSBURY
Tues 4 at 1 & 4 pm www.theatresevern.co.uk
Wed 5 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 12 – THURS 13 MARCH CORN EXCHANGE, KING’S LYNN
Wed 12 at 1 & 4 pm www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
Thurs 13 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 15 – SUN 16 MARCH HACKNEY EMPIRE
Sat 15 & Sun 16 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.hackneyempire.co.uk

TUES 25 – WED 26 MARCH HARROGATE THEATRE
Tues 25 at 1 & 4 pm www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
Wed 26 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 29 – SUN 30 MARCH BECK THEATRE, HAYES
Sat 29 & Sun 30 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.becktheatre.org.uk

WED 2 – THURS 3 APRIL LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE
Wed 2 at 1 & 4 pm www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
Thurs 3 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 5 – SUN 6 ARPIL HALL FOR CORNWALL, TRURO
Sat 5 & Sun 6 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.hallforcornwall.org.uk

SAT 12 – SUN 13 APRIL KING’S THEATRE, EDINBURGH
Sat 12 & Sun 13 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.edtheatres.com

TUES 15 – WED 16 APRIL WATERSIDE THEATRE, AYLESBURY
Tues 15 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com
Wed 16 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 19 – SUN 20 APRIL NEW MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
Sat 19 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.marlowetheatre.com
Sun 20 at 1 & 4 pm

SAT 26 – SUN 27 APRIL VICTORIA THEATRE, HALIFAX
Sat 26 at 4 pm www.victoriatheatre.co.uk
Sun 27 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm
WED 30 APRIL – THURS 1 MAY MILLENNIUM FORUM, DERRY
Wed 30 at 4 pm www.millenniumforum.co.uk
Thurs 1 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

FRI 2 – SUN 4 MAY GRAND OPERA HOUSE, BELFAST
Fri 2 at 4 pm www.goh.co.uk
Sat 3 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm
Sun 4 at 11 am

WED 7 – THURS 8 MAY CORK OPERA HOUSE
Wed 7 at 1 & 4 pm www.corkoperahouse.ie
Thurs 8 at 10 am & 1 pm

TUES 13 – WED 14 MAY CIVIC HALL, BROXBOURNE
Tues 13 at 4 pm www.broxbourne.gov.uk
Wed 14 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

SAT 17 – SUN 18 MAY RICHMOND THEATRE
Sat 17 & Sun 18 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com

WED 21 – THURS 22 MAY BELGRADE THEATRE, COVENTRY
Wed 21 at 10.30 am, 1 & 4 pm www.belgrade.co.uk
Thurs 22 at 10.30 am & 1 pm

SAT 24 – SUN 25 MAY WYVERN THEATRE, SWINDON
Sat 24 at 1 & 4 pm www.wyverntheatre.org.uk
Sun 25 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 28 – THURS 29 MAY COLOSSEUM, WATFORD
Wed 28 at 10.30, 1 & 4 pm www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk
Thurs 29 at 10.30 am & 1 pm

SAT 31 MAY – SUN 1 JUNE GRAND THEATRE, WOLVERHAMPTON
Sat 31 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.grandtheatre.co.uk
Sun 1 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 4 – THURS 5 JUNE EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM
Wed 4 & Thurs 5 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.everymantheatre.org.uk

SAT 7 – SUN 8 JUNE KING’S THEATRE, SOUTHSEA
Sat 7 at 1 & 4 pm www.kings-southsea.com
Sun 8 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 14 – SUN 15 JUNE GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA
Sat 14 at 1 & 4 pm www.swanseagrand.co.uk
Sun 15 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 18 – THURS 19 JUNE THEATRE ROYAL WINCHESTER
Wed 18 & Thurs 19 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

SAT 21 – SUN 22 JUNE THE HAWTH, CRAWLEY
Sat 21 & Sun 22 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.hawth.co.uk

WED 25 – THURS 26 JUNE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, DERBY
Wed 25 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.derbylive.co.uk
Thurs 26 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 28 – SUN 29 JUNE MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
Sat 28 & Sun 29 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com

TUES 1 – WED 2 JULY GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK
Tues 1 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com
Wed 2 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 5 – SUN 6 JULY HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
Sat 5 & Sun 6 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

SAT 12 – SUN 13 JULY KING’S THEATRE, GLASGOW
Sat 12 & Sun 13 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com

WED 16 – THURS 17 JULY ALHAMBRA, DUNFERMLINE
Wed 16 at 1 & 4 pm www.alhambradunfermline.com
Thurs 17 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 19 – SUN 20 JULY FLORAL PAVILION, NEW BRIGHTON
Sat 19 at 1 & 4 pm www.floralpavilion.com
Sun 20 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 23 – THURS 24 JULY MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Wed 23 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com
Thurs 24 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 26 – SUN 27 JULY NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
Sat 26 & Sun 27 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com

TUES 5 – WED 6 AUGUST PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
Tues 5 at 1 & 4 pm www.plymouthpavilions.com
Wed 6 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 20 – THURS 21 AUGUST VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO
Wed 20 at 1 & 4 pm www.venuecymru.co.uk
Thurs 21 at 10 am & 1 pm

SAT 23 AUGUST GAIETY THEATRE, ISLE OF MAN
Sat 23 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.cfvg.gov.im

WED 3 – THURS 4 SEPTEMBER CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
Wed 3 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com
Thurs 4 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 1 – THURS 2 OCTOBER NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
Wed 1 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com
Thurs 2 at 10 am & 1 pm

WED 7 – THURS 8 OCTOBER BRISTOL HIPPODROME
Wed 7 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com
Thurs 8 at 10 am & 1 pm

More tour dates to be announced

For further show information please see www.peppapiglive.com

Good Luck!

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