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  1. In the Night Garden – Ninky Nonk Show

    I had the pleasure of going to In the Night Garden Live at Canon Park, Birmingham.  We were all very excited (adults included).  It is a purpose built dome and looks pretty impressive, inside and out.  It is created with emphasis on family friendly, it’s literally a stone’s throw away from the climbing frames, swings and slides, so great for before or after.   On a nice day would be ideal to take a picnic.  They have thought of everything to make it an easy experience for parents and young children, lots of baby and toddler facilities, baby change, buggy space etc

    The seating is just 13 rows, so you could sit absolutely anywhere and have a great view.  Not having set seats was ideal, they didn’t feel restricted and they had freedom to move around if they wanted to.  One of the little girls in our group was a little scared at first, so moved to the back, still with an absolutely great view.  It wasn’t long before she ventured closer and was clapping and dancing with the rest of us!

    It was truly magical, so cleverly done, bringing these much loved characters to life right before our eyes.  After the show we had booked a meet and greet.  You could choose between Iggle Piggle or Upsy Daisy.  We chose Iggle and the kids loved meeting him, lots of kisses and cuddles.  We also had a photo taken that we bought after the show as a souvenir.  It was all very well organised too. Parents were called up when it was their turn, avoiding unnecessary queues, and the children had lots to do in the foyer before they were called up.  There was a TV playing in the night garden and lots of colouring facilities.   Staff were very friendly and I can't emphasise enough how organised it all was. 

    Overall it was an amazing, magical and memorable time and the best thing was Iggle Piggle found his blanket, yey!  I would love to go to the show again with my little girl next year and hopefully she can meet Upsy Daisy next time. We also chose the Ninky Nonk Show, so we will go for the Pinky Ponk.  The show is on in Birmingham until July 26th and then on to Manchester in August.  Well worth it and would highly recommend.

    www.nightgardenlive.com

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  2. What a fabulous day we had on the 27th June!  The rain didn't put people off and toddlers and parents arrived in droves to take part in our Big Toddle and fun day.

    So far we have raised over £6600!!  And money is still coming in.

    You can read all about the event, and learn our final total, it in our next issue (out in September).