Happy New Year!

And welcome back to the first edition of Cultured Kids in 2020, a new decade! May it be a decade full of culture, travel and exploration!

We had a wonderful, cultural Christmas, with our annual visit to theatre as a family. This year, we decided to go and see Christmas Carol at The Old Vic. We really enjoyed this year’s interpretation, with a rather gothic beginning and a pantomime ending, we were utterly filled with festive spirit! If you haven’t seen this show yet, make sure you catch it one festive season – it’s becoming a London Christmas stalwart!

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Last night, was our festive theatre trip, and we decided on A Christmas Carol at @oldvictheatre We all know what the story is, but in this version, there’s a splash of the gothic, a wonderful Tiny Tim (who’ll soften even the hardest of souls!) and a cast who force you to be festive with their beautiful renditions of carols, often accompanied by hand bells. There’s also a dash of panto, which may seem like sacrilege to the ardent Dickens fans, but it added humour and delight, and the kids loved it, anything I say to make Dickens accessible. Three festive cheers to the @oldvictheatre, a Christmas classic perfect for family festive theatre trips. On until 19th January. Suitable for 10 +

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The teen and I also went to Clapham Picture House to watch Little Women: A glorious adaptation of the literary classic that promotes sisterhood and its beating feminist heart. We loved it, and the teen has declared it was so good that she doesn’t need to read the book now …

Now over to you, what cultural posts have you been writing this month, or indeed in the past that you would like to share with us?

My wonderful co host Zen Baby Travel has picked two favourites from last month:

Château de Cheverny is the One Your Kids Will Love in the Loire Valley

Family Travel Diary: 13 Amazing Things to do in Madeira

However, seeing as it is the New Year, there are a couple of honourable mentions too:

A Nutcracker Afternoon Tea from Ladies What Travel

Christmas at Waddesdon Manor with kids


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