A Day On The River With The National Theatre

The boy and I had an adventure with the National Theatre on Sunday.

We were invited to visit the Latitude Riverside Festival. We had a lovely time visiting the bookshop and exploring all the funky vintage goodies they have in stock.

National Theatre Bookshop

We especially liked the enormous colour-in map they had of London – what a fab idea for a mat on a table to keep the kids entertained – we might use the one we got in our goodie bag for just that purpose!

Map of London from National Theatre

We also saw Michael Rosen, the former children’s Poet Laureate performing on the River Stage which was a real treat – I love his poems and he was a brilliant entertainer. The outside stage was great too, with deckchairs and cushions for the littles. We especially enjoyed the cake from the Theatre Kitchen.

Boy watching man on National Theatre stage

After Michael had finished we decided that while we were there, why not hit the Thames? The boy does love a boat trip. We jumped on at Festival Pier and made our way down to Greenwich, enjoying the sun and the sights of London. The boy was desperate to see Tower Bridge come up but I don’t think they do that for any old cruise boat!

Waiting for the boat after National Theatre day

Thank you so much to the National Theatre for inviting us, we had such a lovely time. I even managed to get a great shot of the two of us together (I say great – he looks great I can’t stand photo’s of myself but I should get over it. I don’t want to not feature in his scrapbooks after all!)

National Theatre selfie

There are lots of great things going on down on the river this summer – it’s well worth the trip and you can find out about it on the National Theatre website. The best bit about everything going on at the River Stage this summer? It’s completely free! Just rock on down and thoroughly enjoy – we did!


*We were invited to attend the Riverside Stage but if we’d have known about it we would have gone anyway. All words and enjoyment are our own*




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