Planning for Kids Week 2017

Kids Week 2016 is now over but you can still take advantage of great deals on family-friendly shows year round, and get yourself ready for Kids Week 2017!

Theatre Trips with Young Children

KW - theatre seats

 

To make your theatre trip as easy as possible here are some top tips from Kids Week Facebook fans!

  • Plan ahead and leave plenty of time for your journey. Check for rail closures and replacement services before you set off in case you need to change your route.
  • Read up on the show you're seeing so you can chat about it on the way. If you're going to a musical, listen to the cast album in advance.
  • Enjoy London transport. See the sights. Go shopping. Have a meal out. Whatever you do, make every aspect of the trip an adventure!
  • Make sure your children know exactly what to do in an emergency. For example, if they get stuck on a tube on their own, tell them to get off at the next stop and wait for you on the platform.
  • Give your children a London I-Spy Guide or sticker book to keep them occupied and help spot iconic landmarks while travelling.
  • Look out for black cabs that have a toddler seat in the arm rest.
  • Take every toilet stop opportunity and make sure you go before the show starts.
  • Pose for pictures outside the theatre as photography is not permitted in the auditorium during performances.
  • Buy a programme to familiarise your children with the plot and characters before the show begins. In the interval talk about the story so far and what might happen next.
  • If you nibble on sweets during the show, be as quiet as possible.
  • Most importantly, have fun with your family and enjoy your theatre trip!

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