This week Brighton local Sally from the brilliant gift site Mums Back went to review the Sundae Club for us. Here is what she thought about the event.
The whole family had a fabulous time at Komedia’s October Sundae Club. We were in the yellow group (attendees are split in half so one half enjoys the craft activity followed by the theatre performance and vice versa) so took part in the brilliant creation of a colliderscope activity for the first hour.
We were provided with all the equipment (pens, loo rolls, tin foil, card, scissors) Blue Peter style and given regular demos of how to go about it by the lovely child friendly staff. The kids really enjoyed themselves (and I have to admit that the parents had fun joining in too. I especially found the colouring in very therapeutic!) and were very pleased with the finished article. The atmosphere was really fab – great gentle music playing all the while, and lots of room for the kids to play if they were less focussed on the colliderscope task. Our 3 and 4 year olds ducked in and out a bit and it was very relaxed, which was perfect for us. There were also a few toys dotted around the room for younger siblings, which was a really nice touch. Everyone felt catered for.
The bar was open throughout, which was great for buying coffees, cakes, croissants etc…..and a real hit once the ice cream sundaes came out!
Once the craft activity was complete we tucked in to our packed lunches. Many of the kids enjoyed eating them on the red carpet, which felt like a real indoor picnic treat.
The theatre performance after lunch was a real hit. “One Moment In Time” Theatre company performed the classic Autumn take of “The Enormous Turnip” with a twist. The puppets were beautiful and all the kids were entranced. It was just right for our girls; the perfect length (just over half an hour), a great plot, great visuals and puppets and brilliant songs to join in with. It felt really magical and the kids are still talking about it now.
The day was rounded off with dancing to the brilliant quartet band “The Swinging Ninjas”. I’m still not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or the parents, but I can confirm they were fabulous and we all got our groove on. The Sundae Club provides a brilliant mix of craft, theatre, dancing, picnics and ice creams. A very firm hit for all the family. We will definitely be back!
The next Sundae club is 25th November and you can buy tickets from the Komedia website.