Ben and Holly’s
Little Kingdom Live
Bedford Corn Exchange
Reviewed by Felicity Lees
I took my 2 year old daughter Jorja-Grace and her 3 1/2 year old friend Jaimee (with her mummy) to see Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom at the Bedford Corn Exchange and we had a brilliant time!
As the venue was quite small, wherever you sat you had a good view (as a parent).The little ones sat on our laps throughout though as their view was pretty limited if not. I noticed on the way in that they had a 'buggy park' which I thought was a fantastic idea and it was situated behind the tiered seating so there was plenty of room for buggy’s and they were tucked away so avoided any trip hazard.The venue was very family friendly and easily accessible which we liked.
The show started bang on time at 1pm (so make sure you get there in plenty of time beforehand and find your seats before the show).
As the show began and the curtains opened all the children went quiet and watched in amazement as their favourite television characters from 'Ben and Holly' came alive! Even my 2 year old sat still throughout! The show itself combined about 4 different recognisable episodes of the TV show which even the mums and dads knew which was good! Even the voices were realistic enough to believe that they were the real characters!
At the interval, the bar was opened for refreshments and unfortunately where it was situated, made it a tight squeeze to get to the door to use the toilet and get to the souvenir shop.
The souvenir shop was very reasonably priced with prices ranging from £3 to £10. The 'elf' horns were not available until after the show which was a relief to the parents! and there was a clear sign stating this.
The second half of the show was a lot more interactive. There were actions to the songs that even the mums and dads were encouraged to join in with. Perfect opportunity to enjoy one on one time with your little one.
All in all, a fantastic performance and a lovely afternoon out that can be enjoyed by all the family! Highly recommended and a very definite 5* from all of us!
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