Howling family days out have been well documented here on the blog (remember Father’s Day?) so for me to give anything the accolade ‘best family day out ever’ is really quite something. This is how I’m feeling about Friday, which was a wonderful boost as we’ve not been having a great time lately. What made it so wonderful was that all five of us spent more of the day smiling and laughing than we did grumping and harumpfing. It’s literally that simple, but sadly doesn’t happen often enough for us. What did you get up to, you might be wondering?
We went to see PAW Patrol Live at Wembley!
Unless you live screen free, most children have a favourite TV show. Sometimes these fave shows last a few months, and other times they last for years. Us parents have to cross our fingers and hope that said fave isn’t insufferable (not mentioning names here, but that pig…)
3yo Freddy has adored the Paw Patrol for over a year, and fortunately for me, I don’t mind them either.
Who are the Paw Patrol?
For those not in the know, the PAW Patrol are a team of super dogs led by 10yo Ryder. Together they save their town Adventure Bay from trouble and strife. No job is too big, and no pup is too small for the PAW Patrol to save the day.
Freddy has all the soft toy pups, tons of PAW Patrol clothing, and has watched every episode at least a hundred times. In fact it’s fair to say that he bases his whole life around the gang. This is an actual quote from my boy:
“My favourite colour is yellow mummy, because Rubble is yellow and he is my favourite pup.”
You can imagine the glee when he was told that we’d be seeing the pups in real life on stage. We’ve been on countdown for weeks, and on Friday his mind was officially blown!
Our thoughts on the show
Freddy has the capacity to sit in front of Netflix and watch endless episodes, so the live show being an hour and half (including a small interval) was perfect for him.
Freddy loved singing along to the songs, and really got into the storyline, which wasn’t dissimilar to those from the TV series. The characters were a true representation of what they look like on the TV, and he was very happy that the PAW Patrol saved the day in the end. I was especially impressed with the actress who played Mayor Goodway, she had the voice and persona down to a tee.
Although Polly and Clara (8 and 5) were complaining that they were ‘too old’ for PAW Patrol, they both really enjoyed themselves. The cherry on the cake was getting to meet Chase, Skye and Ryder on the stage afterwords – it really was pawsome! We all left the arena buzzing, and agreed that it was the best family day out ever.
**Spoiler alert (from the mouths of babes)**
Freddy’s favourite part was when Everest and Jake rescued Rocky and Rubble from the avalanche.
Clara’s favourite part was when Marshall rescued Chickaletta.
Polly’s favourite part was the singing and dancing at the beginning and the end.
All in all, a resounding thumbs up from us. If you have a fan of the pups on your hands, I can guarantee that you would make their year by taking them to a live show!
The official word
The PAW Patrol pups are coming to an arena near you for their first ever UK and Ireland Live tour! When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups come to the rescue.
Families can join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye, and Everest for an action-packed adventure that shows no job is too big and no pup is too small!
Running at 80 minutes, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” includes two acts and an intermission. The show is set to engage audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and packs.
Give the pups some social love
**disclaimer: we were given our tickets for the show free in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and photos are my own. For my full disclosure policy, click here**