Days Out

In The Night Garden Live – June 2013

Last weekend we took Ethan to see In The Night Garden Live at the 02 in London. They have two shows, one about Makka Pakka washing faces, and the other where Igglepiggle looses his blanket. We had already seen Makka Pakka’s story so this time it was Igglepiggle’s turn.

In The Night Garden Live

This meant that we had to go to the very first showing of the day which was at 10am, another bright and early start for us. Poor Darren didn’t get a lie-in on Father’s Day!

We arrived at the O2 at 9am but because of the walk from the car park to where the ‘dome’ was housed we made it in time for the doors opening, they open thirty minutes before the show starts.

When we made it to the dome we were greeted with this sight…
In The Night Garden Live
In The Night Garden Live
…the Haahoos had come to say hello.
We spent some time saying hello to the Haahoos before making our way into the dome to join the queue for the standard seating.
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In The Night GardenIn The Night Garden
As we waited in the queue I purchased Ethan a new spinning, flashing light wand. His old one didn’t last that long and these really do help to hold his attention.
It wasn’t long before we were let into the standard section to find our seats, you can find out more about the seating in the dome in this POST.
This year Ethan was fascinated with the images on the ceiling and watched these whilst we waited for the show to start.
In The Night Garden
In The Night Garden
Ethan really enjoyed watching the show this year and got really involved with it. He showed us his enjoyment by jumping up and down to the songs he knew and he even screamed during the last one. It was great to see him having so much fun.
In The Night Garden
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle
In The Night Garden
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle
In The Night Garden
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle
In The Night Garden
In The Night Garden
In The Night Garden
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle
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In The Night GardenIn The Night Garden Igglepiggle

 

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In The Night GardenIn The Night Garden
In The Night Garden
In The Night Garden
This year because I had preregistered to buy tickets and got a discount we decided we would add on the meet a character experience. I do think it is very expensive for £20, that also includes the photo. I was slightly disappointed because I couldn’t get my camera to work in the character room because it was so dark in there so you only get their photo.
The In The Night Garden help desk was very good with Ethan as I had emailed ahead to let them know about Ethan’s needs and they offered us the chance to let Ethan see Upsy Daisy first so we didn’t have to wait for long. The order that you would see the characters in, is the order that the tickets were purchased in. So when the show ended I made one of the staff aware that we were there and we were shown straight to the waiting point by the curtain.
When it was our turn to enter the room Ethan got a little scared, I must remember that I have to start preparing him for our days out and letting him know what he is going to be doing! The photographer was brilliant with Ethan and showed him how to cuddle Upsy Daisy and Ethan was soon fine being near her and she was able to take a photo.
We collected our photo and then made our way home.
We really enjoyed our visit to the night garden and it was fantastic to see Ethan really enjoying the show.

2 Comments

  • Chloe Brewer

    Wow this looks absolutely fabulous! What a lovely day! I would love to be able to take my little boy to something like this although I don’t think he would sit still and would want to be on the stage! Looks like Ethan had a whale of a time! …Found your blog after you replied to my tweet yesterday about other autistic parents (I’m @a20somethingmum) and I’m really relieved to find another Mummy with a son the same age! x

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