In the night garden live (Richmond, London)

It's no secret that Blake loves In the night garden. He loved going to In the night garden live last year so we knew we had to go again this year. 

This year we chose to head to the show in Richmond, London at Old Deer Park rather than travel all the way up to Manchester. In the night garden live is a must see for little In the night garden fans and is also fun for grown ups too. 

Like last year there are a choice of two shows; the Ninky Nonk show where Iggle Piggle loses his blanket and the the Pinky Ponk Show where Makka Pakka washes faces. This year we chose to see the Pinky Ponk show. 

In the night garden live takes place in its own all-weather, purpose-built inflatable Showdome with many family-friendly facilities. This dome is a huge hit with children and parents and its theatrical experience makes audiences feel they are actually entering the magical world of In the night garden. 

We ended up arriving in Richmond 2 hours before the show was due to start. We passed a bit of the time enjoying sitting in the park. We then headed into the showdome approx 45 minutes prior to show starting which was easy to find, so we could use the changing facilities and to also use the microwave to heat up some milk for Blake before the show.  

The show brings the dome to life with magical music, puppets, actors and full sized versions of Iggle Piggle, Uspy Daisy and Makka Pakka. Blake was in his element watching the show and was so excited and clapping whenever a new charterer came on stage. Just like last year Blake was transfixed with the show from the minute it started to the very end. 

Like last year there is the opportunity to meet either Iggle Piggle or Upsy Daisy for £15 per character  which we chose not to do this year due to timing and needing to get home. 

In the foyer there are plenty of souvenirs starting at as little as £5 so there is bound to be something you can find for your little In the night garden fan. There is also a goody bag that you can had purchase in advance for £29 which on the day cost £39 with goodies worth over £60. We chose not to do that this year as this time round the goody bag contained items Blake already has. We did however purchase an activity book for him and a pack of stickers. 

 Overall it was such a fantastic family day out which we fully recommend. Will we be attending next year? If Blake is still into the show definitely. 

*We were provided tickets to In the night garden live for the purpose of this review. However all photos, thoughts and opinions are my own.

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