Arts & Culture Round-up: Remember, remember, fun in November

Winter is definitely on it’s way, with some parts of the UK already seeing the white stuff, it can only mean one thing, less than a month until Christmas! Last week I packed away the summer hats (much later than most years) and replaced them with woolly ones, the gloves are tucked up in the children’s pockets and the scarves now hang with the coats, but that doesn’t stop us getting out and about and seeking out the next cultural adventure!

There have been some amazing reviews of theatres up and down the country, Debbie from An Organised Mess gives us her opinion on BlinkBlackbird, Some People Talk About Violence, and Love, Lies and Taxidermy, whilst Emma over at Fashion Mommy’s blog tells us all about Pride and Prejudice and The Exorcist, I went with Neva to see Room With A View, it’s a good thing she has brothers, that’s all i’m saying! I took the three eldest to a first showing of  Your Name, it was very different, but certainly worth catching if you see it in a cinema near you.

But it’s not just the adults that enjoy the theatre, there are some amazing shows for the children too, Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger too shares her thoughts on Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Sam from North East Family Fun took the family to see James and The Giant Peach, Jane from Practically Perfect Mums shares her opinions on Billy Elliot and Debbie from An Organised Mess took the children to see Georges Marvellous Medicine.

Museums have also been high on the agenda, Sam from North East Family Fun shared a Hocus Pocus Day at Preston Park Museum, whilst Cathryn at Cardiff Mummy Says made a Wicker Man at St Fagans Natural History Museum, Zoe at Chummy Mummy visited The Titanic Museum, Belfast, and Cathy at Mummy Travels shares her day out at Brooklands Museum. Something a little different from Natalie at Plutonium Sox, from their trip to The Plays The Thing. If you are thinking of travelling further afield, check out Ting at My Travel Monkey‘s post on 18 Unmissable European Museums.

But Arts & Culture is so much more than theatre and museums, what about our own cultures and traditions, the things we have grown up with, which is why I am including Boo Roo and Tigger Too, Blog By Baby and Me The Man and The Kids recent posts on their trip to the new Lego Store, because Lego is definitely part of my family’s culture! Reading is also a huge part of our family, so check out Helen over at 2 Adults, 3 Children‘s October Reads Roundup for some inspiration.

Pru over at Adventures in Homeschool shares their day at Manchester Art Gallery, whilst Emily from Emily and Indiana visited National Trust properties Felbrigg Hall and Sheringham Park, Angela from The Life of Spicers also visited a National Trust property Corfe Castle,  Rachel at The Ordinary Lovely visited the village of Port Meirion, somewhere I have stayed near, but never visited and Kelly from Kelly Allen Writer enjoyed Spooktacular at Rhondda Heritage Park.

That’s all for this month, December is all about Christmas Shows and Pantomimes, so if you are looking for somewhere to take the family, check out Nell’s post over at Pigeon Pair and Me for London Winter Shows, or if you have a child who would prefer a gentler approach check out Joy over at The Sensory Seeker‘s post on Pantomimes with Relaxed Performances, and if you do get a chance to take in a pantomime or show this month, then add your links below or email me at [email protected] or tweet me at @bigfamilies, good luck with your Christmas festivities, see you all in 2017 xxx

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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 Big Family Organised Chaos a parenting blog detailing day to day life with seven children, fun and chaos guaranteed!


  1. 02 December 2016 / 11:17

    Great round up, thank you for featuring my post

  2. 02 December 2016 / 23:56

    I really appreciate you including me- it makes me appreciate how good Cardiff theatre is 🙂