We have been keeping super busy this summer holiday (unfortunately with work a lot of the time!), but one activity that always pops up on the request list is the cinema. My eldest, who is five, has been to the cinema quite a few times, but I’ve actually only taken my two year old twice, because he’s a bit of an energetic character and doesn’t like to sit still for very long!
I’ve noticed recently though, that his attention span is increasing and he’s much more likely to sit with his sister and watch something these days, which is lovely. They have quite similar tastes in what they like to watch which is always a bonus too.
I popped on the Cineworld website to see what was on in our local cinema and was happy to see quite a few new family friendly releases this month – August 2019. The Angry Birds Movie 2, PlayMobil: The Movie, Uglydolls and Dora & The Lost City of Gold were all on the list. We watched the trailers for all of them on the Cineworld website and the kids chose PlayMobil:The Movie. I think it’s because they love playing with their Playmobil toys so would be excited to see them moving about up on the big screen too.
It was so, so easy to book tickets online and we got e-tickets which meant we didn’t have to do any collecting or queuing for tickets once we got to the cinema – HAPPY DAYS, with two impatient little ones around! We went for a Family Ticket because it was great value for money. Adults pay kid’s prices because the Family Ticket is essentially the price of four children’s tickets. You can either go as two adults and two children, or one adult and three children, which provides a nice bit of flexibility.
Of course, once we got to our local Cineworld, we had to pick up some snacks as well. We had just eaten lunch so it was all about the sweet treats. Hello pick and mix and slushie ice drink!! The kids were so excited that they each got to have their own little bag and fill it up on their own (under my supervision/agenda of sneaking my own sweets in there too, of course haha).
Considering it’s still the school holidays, it was quite quiet which meant it was a nice, stress free walk through to our screen. We picked up some booster seats for the kids, which were right outside the screen door, and headed through. It was really easy to find our seats and we got settled in.
The kids enjoyed PlayMobil: The Movie and laughed along at quite a bit of it. It held their attention, which is always the key! My youngest wanted to stand up to watch it about 15 minutes before the end but I thought, considering his age, that was pretty good. The screen was quite quiet so he didn’t bother anyone by standing up next to us. It was better than trying to force him to sit down and him potentially letting everyone in there know he wasn’t happy about it!
We had a really fun afternoon out to Cineworld and definitely recommend getting a trip in before the kids go back to school. During the week seems to be a much better plan when taking kids as young as mine along – much more relaxed!
You can head over to Cineworld’s website to book your Family Ticket here. There’s a great selection of family friendly films for your family to enjoy, and you can also try out the different screen formats available too – including IMAX, 4DX and ScreenX. Sounds like fun!
*This post is a paid collaboration with Cineworld.