Arts & Culture Round-up: The nights are drawing in

This month has been an amazing time for Arts & Culture, right here in the UK, so I feel very privileged to take over the reins from Nell as Round-up editor. I have discovered so many amazing places to visit or shows to see, with the clocks going back, it means the nights are drawing in and the amount of daylight for exploring is a little shorter, but there are still plenty of places to visit, and I always think a night out feels so much more special in the dark!

The Theatre –  This week I saw my first ballet, Beauty and The Beast was performed by Northern Ballet, and it was spectacular, Debbie from An Organised Mess gives her views on The Mountaintop and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, whilst Claire from Diary of The Evans Crittens has been to see The Woman In Black,  Ali at We Made This Life reviewed The Weir at the Sherman Theatre, so if you are in Wales do check out some of these places. Meanwhile Emma from Fashionmommy’s Blog has been joining the Von Trapps for The Sound of Music in Wolverhampton, and The Kinks Musical, meanwhile Jenny from Midwife and Life went with the children to see Gruffalo Live! Over at The Pigeon Pair and Me, Nell has been to see The Railway Children, with an actual steam train on stage!

Museums – There are many amazing museums to explore, if you love transport and the Capital city Ting from My Travel Monkey visited The London Transport Museum or maybe you have an interest in dinosaurs, if so you will love Elizabeth from Wander Mum review of the Natural History  Museum, whilst you are in London why not check out Joanne from Opposable Thumbs post about the Harry Potter Graphic Art ExhibitionMuseums used to be seen as a past-time for the older generation, but Sam from Chocolate and Wine and I’ll be fine gives her Top Six Museums for Toddlers in London, whilst Kate from The Farm Upon The Hill agrees with her post on Under 5s at The Muesum of Cardiff, Nikki from Yorkshire Wonders has been visiting York Castle Museum and I was invited along to opening of Never Had It So Good exhibition

Castles – There is something majestic and magical about Castles, I love to explore them, Cathryn from Cardiff Mummy Says tells you all about Cardiff Castle, and it does look amazing. It’s not just museums that have captured the attention of toddlers, as Sally from Teddy Bears and Cardigans gives us a trip to Abergavenny castle with Bear and also a trip To see a Dragon at Caerphilly Castle, but it would seem that is not the only dragon lurking as Becster from Becster.com also declared that The Dragon Has Landed but this time at Harlech!

Emma from They Grow So Quick tells us about Hunting The Herd of Sheffield, whilst Sam from North East Family Fun has been on the trail of The Great North Snowdogs, these are a great family activity and ways to see a city, plus you get taken to places you never would have known existed.

Although the Summer Season has well and truly finished, there are lots of Winter events taking place, so keep an eye out in your local newspapers or places like the National Trust and English Heritage that will have various events taking place in the run up to Christmas. Please link up any Arts & Culture posts that you write over the coming month.



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About Mandi Morrison

Mandi is mum to seven children , three girls and four boys, aged 3 to 18, she is a joint partner in a Leisure & Tourism Consultancy and PR company with her husband Asa, they live just on the edge of the Norfolk Broads with lots of chickens! You can read about all their adventures over at Big Family Little Adventures, specialising in travel and days out for the larger family and Hex Mum Plus 1 a parenting blog detailing day to day life with seven children, fun and chaos guaranteed!

One Response to Arts & Culture Round-up: The nights are drawing in

  1. Nell (the Pigeon Pair and Me) 04 November 2016 at 11:43 #

    Thanks for featuring me! It’s great to see so many theatre posts – with that in mind, I’ve linked up my guide to Winter family shows in London. Exciting times ahead!