In the Night Garden Live
As we approached the purpose made Showdome, both of our two children started screaming with delight as they saw all the In the Night Garden characters on the fencing outside. Little did they know what was in store for them.
Upon entry we were informed where the toilets were and they were very clean and had steps up to every sink making it easy for the little ones to wash their hands. We visited on the hottest day of the year and yes it was very hot in the show dome but they had thought ahead. Free water, huge great fans and they were giving out smaller plastic fans which were very effective.
We started to queue but not for long before we were allowed in to the seating area. As you walk through there is a safe area to leave your buggy before being shown to your seats. The auditorium is very well designed ensuring that all children get to see the stage clearly and there is very easy access in and out in case your little ones need the toilet. It is designed as long benches and therefore easy for little ones to stand if they wish or sit on your lap.
Throughout the show there is a very relaxed atmosphere as all the adults seem to have a mutual understanding for the other parents and children. Even the smallest of the children were mesmerised for the whole 45 minutes (which is plenty long enough!) and all were very excited to see every individual character. You feel like you have engaged with the characters only after a few minutes and you are actually In The Night Garden.
The characters are amazing and the show was perfect, it is not too dark in there but a fantastic atmosphere. The beautiful costumes bringing Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka and Upsy Daisy to life making you and your little ones want to see it again and again. Afterwards we were lucky enough to meet Upsy Daisy. There is a little wait once everyone comes out but the girl showing you in to see her was very child friendly and really encouraged both children to relax around her.
We received a gorgeous photo of Upsy Daisy with both of the children. There is plenty of merchandise to choose from, from balloons to bath toys. This experience is a chance of a lifetime for little ones and our two have been talking about it non stop since. They loved every minute from start to end, in fact our son was asking when we could go again!! I strongly recommend a visit.
For more information visit http://www.nightgardenlive.com/