UK Review: PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” #ad

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”We went to Wembley yesterday to see PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”

Not that I thought for a second that it might, but it did not disappoint! The children were absolutely enchanted from the second we took our seats until leaving the arena, and continued buzzing about the show for the entire journey home. Most children have a favourite TV program when they’re four, like Freddy is. It will supersede all other programs, and never fails to raise a smile. No matter how glum mood levels are, PAW Patrol is his go-to happy maker. Yesterday he was clad head to foot in his PAW Patrol get up, including undies! The sheer joy which emanates from this kid when he’s wearing his Chase costume literally makes my heart sing.

We saw PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” last year, which you can read about here. As you can imagine the excitement about seeing the pups on stage again was palpable. I probably don’t need to tell you how catchy the songs were, or how fabulous the outfits were. My wriggly little man stayed in his seat and was totally captivated, which says it all really.

I asked Freddy what his favourite part was. “Everything!” he replied, with the biggest smile on his face. Six and a half year old Clara’s reply was much more detailed, but is essentially a massive spoiler. At nine, Polly is of course far too old for PAW Patrol, but secretly enjoys it when it’s on the telly and especially on the stage (don’t tell her I told you that). It’s safe to say they had a blast.

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PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”

What to expect from PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”

Ditsy, loveable Mayor Goodway has been tasked with getting Adventure Bay shipshape for a huge Pirate Day celebration, when disaster strikes. Poor Cap’n Turbot falls into a mysterious cavern and it’s up to Ryder and the PAW Patrol to rescue him. Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Skye and newest member Tracker have to save him. In the process they happen upon a secret pirate treasure map leading them on an awesome experience.

The fearsome crew have to travel over land, across high seas, and under water in search for the treasure. They plan on giving it to Mayor Goodway, but naughty Mayor Humdinger also wants to find the treasure. He vows to find it first and keep it for Foggy Bottom. The pups set about saving the day the PAW Patrol way by using their problem solving skills, teamwork, and trademark heroism. They prove once again that no job is too big and no pirate pup is too small.

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” includes two acts and an interval, and lasts around 90 minutes. The innovative costume approach helps bring everyone’s favourite pups to life on stage, and their vehicles and pup packs feature heavily throughout the adventure.

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"

Confirmed UK tour dates for PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”

Saturday 28th July – The Playhouse, Edinburgh
Thursday 2nd August – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August – SECC, Glasgow
Wednesday 8th August – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Wednesday 15th August – Fly DSA Arena, Sheffield
Saturday 18th August – Arena Birmingham
Wednesday 22nd August – Motor Point Arena, Cardiff
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August – The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September – Windsor Hall, Bournemouth International Centre
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September – Brighton Centre, Brighton

A few tips

There is a lot of merchandise on offer to purchase at the venues. If you’re trying to save money and your child(ren) already have tons of PAW Patrol toys, take some with you. That way they’ll have something to wave in the air and hold during the show.

Work out where the toilets are as soon as you arrive, so you can quickly dash there mid-show if needs be.

Check the venue policy on drinks, because you might only be allowed to take in sealed bottles.

Make sure you check in advance for other events going on around the venue. It can put a real damper on things after having a great time at a show when it takes hours to get home. If there are other events happening at the same time, you can avoid the mad rush at the end by leaving during the last song.

Take snacks, because, you know, kids 😉

**Disclaimer: we were given complimentary tickets in exchange for this blog post. For my full disclosure policy, please click here.**

The Best Family Day Out Ever #ad

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!

best family day out everUnless 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!

best family day out everThe 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.

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**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** 

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