Toddler Time at Picturehouse Cinema

| October 21, 2013

This week Imogen and I went to our local Picturehouse Cinema for Imogen’s first ever cinema experience (aside from the Big Scream which she went to twice with me when she was under the age of one). We went to see Rastamouse which was playing at Toddler Time. It’s a 30 minute session for toddlers and their parents or carers. I think it’s a lovely way to introduce toddlers to the big screen.

Charley, Peter and Kitty were chosen by Imogen to come to the cinema with us as she thought they’d like Rastamouse (perhaps Kitty more than the others).

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There’s plenty of music, dance and singing in Rastamouse which immediately meant Imogen was a huge fan. She didn’t sit down once, choosing to stand and then dance whenever the music played.

Linking up with the lovely bloggers at What’s the Story? and Magic Moments.

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  1. Notmyyearoff says:

    Thats a brilliant idea and so good for little kids. I think 30 mins is about perfect to rest mummy feet and let kids do their boogying 🙂

  2. How sweet! I hope they do something like this near me as it would be lovely to take my son to when he’s a bit older. It’s great that they can get up and move about too – sounds like Imogen had a brilliant time!

  3. Jaime Oliver says:

    What a really fantastic idea of the cinema to provide short sessions for toddlers. I would love to take my little man to something similar.

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  4. Charly Dove says:

    What a lovely idea Lydia, Imogen must have absolutely loved her first cinema trip. We’ve not taken POD yet although she’s done the theatre a couple of times. Sounds like Imogen and her friends loved Rastamouse! Thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory

    • Lydia says:

      I’m so pleased POD enjoys the theatre, I loved reading about it on your blog. We’re off to the theatre for the first time tomorrow! Will let you know how we get on 🙂 x

  5. So pleased Imogen had such a lovely time and that she took her friends. – hope Kitty behaved herself #MagicMoments

  6. Sounds fun – we old did it once when unfortunately I picked Tim Burton’s Alice in 3D. Not a good choice 😉 Alice

  7. That’s lovely. I love how she took her little friends along with her, too – very sweet x

  8. Coombemill says:

    Such a fun idea, bet the bears enjoyed their popcorn! #magicmoments #what’sthestory

    • Lydia says:

      We’re making our own popcorn next time, they didn’t sell unsalted popcorn and boy was it salty. So Mummy ate most 😉

  9. Aww lovely post and I am so pleased your LO had a fab time! #MagicMoments x

    • Lydia says:

      I was amazed how much she enjoyed the experience of the music and being able to dance… must get those dance classes sorted! x

  10. Oh, I loved going to the Big Scream and then the Kids Cinema with my boys when we were at home! I miss that… I’m glad Imogen enjoyed it 🙂 #WhatstheStory #MagicMoments

  11. BlueBeretMum says:

    Somehow we never made it to the cinema…one day one day 🙂

  12. Colette says:

    How cute! We just took Ben and Chloe to the cinema for the first time this weekend and they loved it!

  13. Charlotte says:

    Half an hour Toddler Time is such a good idea! I’ve taken Bob twice. The first time she sat through all of Despicable Me 2 but the second time the film didn’t keep her attention for long. I can’t even remember what it was called, that’s how good it was. :o) x

  14. wendy says:

    such a great idea for the Cinema to run 30 min sessions, it sounds like she had lots of fun xx

  15. Kara says:

    Perfect cinema companions