The summer holidays may be drawing to a close, but families will soon have another entertainment conundrum on their hands, as the October half-term holiday rapidly approaches. Luckily, Theatre Breaks is offering fantastic discounts on a range of half-term theatre breaks for families – and with a plethora of family-friendly shows currently pleasing audiences across the capital, parents would be mad to miss it.
Theatre Breaks is one of the country’s leading providers of short breaks to the capital, with hundreds of great deals on the best shows and hotels in town. With old favourites like Disney’s The Lion King, new show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Tim Minchin’s smash hit musical version of the Roald Dahl classic Matilda, London’s theatre district holds a multitude of exciting shows for families to enjoy over the half-term break – but they’re selling out fast, so parents are encouraged to book now to avoid disappointment.
Simon Harding of Theatre Breaks says, “Parents often find it hard to entertain their children during the holidays, but our bespoke theatre packages offer them a ready-made way to ensure their kids have a fun and enjoyable break from school. London is packed with child-friendly shows and exhibitions right now, from classics like The Lion King to new productions of Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – and for teens, Wicked and Billy Elliot never disappoint. We’d encourage all families to get their bookings in soon to avoid disappointment and secure a half-term theatre break that all the family will love.”
One of the most popular shows to see with all the family is The Lion King – many families have grown up watching the Disney film, and seeing the story come to life on stage is a real thrill for kids of all ages – and many adults, too! The show is short enough to hold the attention of younger children, but audiences never feel like they’re not getting great value for money, especially when the visuals are so spectacular and the music so stirring. Theatre Breaks have tickets for all Lion King shows throughout half term, as well as information about the closest hotels to the Lyceum Theatre to minimise travel time before and after the show.
For families wanting an altogether more immersive experience, Theatre Breaks also offer packages for the impressive Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios, offering a magical day out that families are unlikely to forget. From the moment you step into the reimagined Great Hall, you leave the Muggle world behind and immerse yourself totally in Harry’s spellbinding world. There are props and costumes from all eight films on display, and visitors can walk the sets of the movies themselves, from Diagon Alley to 4 Privet Drive – all while enjoying a sip of real-life Butterbeer! A special animatronics exhibit shows children how the animal stars like Buckbeak and Dobby were created, and the piece de resistance of the entire experience is a scale model of Hogwarts castle, which was used for all aerial shots in the blockbuster movies.
For older children who need a little more substance to their entertainment, parents really are spoilt for choice. Wicked and Billy Elliot are favourites of teenage girls and boys everywhere, but there are a whole host of other equally excellent shows that also capture the imagination, from War Horse to The 39 Steps.
If parents can convince friends or family to step in as babysitters, they can also enjoy the uproarious, strictly-adults-only Book of Mormon or enjoy a romantic night out with tickets to the stage adaptation of Once.
All tickets and hotels for these half-term theatre breaks are available from Theatre Breaks – but they’re selling fast! Visit the website today for more information: http://www.theatrebreaks.co.
About Theatre Breaks: We offer exclusive breaks including all West End theatre tickets, many with discounts included. We even book rail tickets so couples and families and relax and enjoy their city break without worrying about a thing.
About Simon Harding: Simon Harding has been working in the theatre industry for over 30 years. Last year he wrote London Theatre and Theatre break, an e-guide to getting the best out of a London theatre trip, which is downloadable for free at the Theatre Breaks website.