This week, we were invited to Liverpool to the Epstein theatre to meet the Tiger that came to tea. We have had the book since J was 1, as it came with a collection we got her for her first birthday. And although its not one of the girls favourite, it is well liked and known here. As it was half term, we decided to make an adventure of it, and went on the train. This meant it was a full day out for us. The girls loved it.
With being stuck with train times, we decided to arrive early rather then late, so we had a bit of time to pass, before it was time. J is really interested in the "city" at the moment, and all the noises that come with it, as we were walking, we heard a busker. We decided as he was pretty good, that we would sit and listen, and let S dance some of her energy off. The girls from muumy3+1dog and both my girlies enjoyed his singing.
It was soon time to go inside, and see what fun was ahead. The girls managed to be one of the first to get their face painted, and of course it was TIGER themed. With both girls full of cold, and noses like taps, I asked for it not to be done around the nose, and instead the girls had some fancy artwork in tiger colours instead.
Just as J was done, the Tiger came out to say hello, S wasn't having any of it, as she finally decided she was tired, and I'm not surprised. She was up no less then 14 times during the night. I have no idea why, but I almost cancelled the trip, but that wouldn't have been fair on J. As you can see, she was having a blast, and had no problems in saying hello to the Tiger.
There was time for some colouring, which both girls were happy doing, and it was great just sat their with the sun streaming through the windows.
We were then called through to the theatre where the show will be held. I have never been to the Epstein theatre before, and it was lovely to see. It wasn't massive, where you would be struggling to see from the back. And had a warm feeling about it.
The children were invited onto the stage, where the story was read to them. The tiger joined in a few actions too.
After story time, it was time for the tea party....
S's plate was much more colourful then J's... but hey, its a party, and they got to choose what they wanted.
The Tiger came around and in true Tiger style from the book, was eyeing up the girls lunch.
The children were also given Tiger themed balloons, which I just couldn't resist, snapping this cute photo of S.
The tea party was soon over, but couldn't be finished without a roaring photo.... here are the girlies, with Mummy3+1dog girls doing their ROAR...
Thank you, Epstein theatre, we are very much looking forward to coming to watch the show in June.
The show runs for 55minutes, and is suitable for children aged 3 and over. They will be visiting Epstein between Tuesday 9th and Sunday 14th June, and tickets can be brought here.
Have your children read this "modern classic" book? What did they think? Will you be coming to watch?