Playmobil The Movie


Playmobil The Movie is a fun animated comedy movie inspired by the fabulous role play Playmobil toys. The adventure follows Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) who dreams of adventures travelling around the world.



But that all comes to an abrupt end when Marla and her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) have to deal with some devastating life-changing news. As time passes Charlie becomes fed up with his situation and set off for a mini-adventure, Marla follows Charlie and soon they both find themselves on an unexpected adventure of a lifetime, but the pair soon become separated.



Marla finds herself journeying across new and strange worlds to locate her lost brother, on her journey  Marla makes some unlikely friends who help her on her quest, from food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan) and the cool charisma of secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), but just when Marla is about to give up hope a fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) give Marla some advice that will help her save the day.



The Playmobil movie is filled with humour and fun characters that you will love, the perfect movie that the whole family not only will love but will relate too, a story sharing an important message that you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself. Playmobil The Movie is out across UK cinemas on the 9th August.


Ugly Dolls


Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, the new animated family adventure based on the beloved toy brand. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) and
her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.



Directed by Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet, Shrek 2), UGLYDOLLS features original songs by Kelly Clarkson, Janelle MonĂ¡e, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas and Pitbull.
In a recent interview with USA today Kelly Clarkson said "Moxy could not be more perfect for me.
Because I’m not really that (princess) girl. I’m really this girl,"
"UglyDolls is a giant metaphor on life," she says. "We all come in different shapes, sizes and personalities, but with our own individuality."

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Created as a plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the UglyDoll brand quickly gained a cult following around the world. Beloved by children, teenagers and adults alike, UglyDoll characters are distinct for their endearing “ugliness,” in a wonderful “uglyverse” where differences are celebrated and embraced. Whilst waiting for the movie why not check out these Ugly Dolls Downloadable Activities.

UGLYDOLLS is out in UK cinemas from 16th August 2019


London Transport Museum Depot Open Weekend In Acton


We had great day at the Family Fun Museum Depot Weekend at Acton in addition to the fantastic collection in the museum in Covent Garden, London Transport also have a museum Depot in Acton which contains over 320,000 exhibits and three times a year they open their doors to let you in to explore the stunning treasure trove of transport memorabilia.



The event is on this Saturday 13th July and on Sunday the 14th July and is perfect for the whole family, with so much to see and do its a great family day out. 


On arrival we were given a programme of events which included a puppet show a bouncy bus and soft play,as wells as family crafts and fun activities.


Best of all we also had the chance to explore the treasures of the Depot.


We had an amazing day, it was fascinating to see so much of London Transport under one roof, and with the additional activities available it certainly was an amazing family day out. If you cant make It down to this Open Weekend why not head down to their next one on the 28th and 29th September, You can find out more on the Transport For London website: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/open-weekends/family-fun

Exploring London Bridge


I love living in London as there is so much to see do and explore. London offers the best in transport links, we can jump on the tube and be anywhere in Central London within 20 minutes. Last weekend we decided to visit one of our family favourite locations in London, London Bridge and Tower Bridge, to get the most out of our day we headed to Westminster Bridge Pier to catch a riverboat cruise along the Thames, this gave us the chance to view London from the river, its also a great way to travel and very relaxing.

 

We arrived at our designation London Bridge and took a nice stroll along the river bank passing the large moored HMS Belfast which is an old WWII warship-turned museum with naval guns, its the perfect place to explore if you want to know what life was like living at war and at sea, close by is Hays Galleria a small shopping area which was buzzing with visitors and tourists, it has a small array of eateries and shops which makes it a nice place to visit and grab a quick coffee.

  

We headed onto London Bridge which is the picture perfect place to capture London life, its also home to London's tallest Buildings in the UK the Shard, the Shard is a 95-storey supertall skyscraper where you can experience the best views of London, I really wanted to visit but the boys are a little reluctant due to its height, so I'll defiantly be heading back again soon to experience the views for myself.


If you are looking for another boat to explore then close to London Bridge is The Golden Hinde I was fortunate to take the boys a few years ago, an immersive history experience exploring the fascinating stories behind Sir Francis Drake's historic circumnavigation of the globe, I highly recommend visiting we had a great time, or if you like things a little scarier then why not pay a visit to The London Bridge Experience where you will step back in time and experience the gruesome history of London.


We headed onto Borough High Street which is home the world famous Borough Market which is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London and is well knows for its British and International produce. 


We had already planned where we wanted to eat, so we made our way to a delicious Indian Curry House called Est India in Union Square, which was only a 10 minute walk from London Bridge the small square has a few restaurants and bars neatly tucked away, which is great if your looking to escape the hustle and bustle, the food was absolutely delicious.

 

We finished our day with a stroll back along the river heading towards Tower Bridge it was really really busy but the vibe was great as there were lots of pop up food and drinks stalls by Tower Bridge, I was hoping to get inside the Tower Bridge Museum but unfortunately we had just missed the last admission, another good reason to return for another mini family adventure.




 “The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.”