Just as we thought all of the snow had melted, this afternoon we visited the Warwick Arts Centre to watch ‘The Snow Mouse’.
Not really knowing what to expect, we walked into a snowy wonderland and sat on soft furry ‘snow’ pillows. It was a magical tale of a girl who befriended a mouse on a snowy day (much like the ones we had last week!). Such a fantastic adaptation of this lovely little story.
Both my children (Billy aged 4 and Jessie aged 2) were totally engaged for the entire performance which – at 40 minutes long – was a Christmas miracle in itself!
There were children there aged from around 6 months up to 4 years old and from where we were sitting it looked like everyone really enjoyed it. There is no actual ‘seating’ format and so crawling children and toddlers were free to explore their surroundings which was great. It was also interactive (but not ‘in your face’) and so it really did keep everyone entertained!
In terms of getting there we parked in Car Park 7 (just behind the Arts Centre building) which is free to park in at weekends and although there is some disruption as the Arts Centre continues its 20:20 revamp, there are plenty of signs showing you where to go and it doesn’t affect the overall experience.
There is space to store pushchairs just at the entrance of the theatre which was great and all of the staff there are really helpful and informative. We got there a little early and enjoyed a hot drink and cake in the café by the box office before the performance.
There are also some free Snow Mouse activities on the mezzanine upstairs between 11am-2pm although we didn’t get time to go up before we went in.
One thing I will say is remember to wear your best socks as you do have to take shoes off before entering the performance – thankfully mine were matching and free from holes!
We all now feel really Christmassy and I would highly recommend going to see this production whilst it’s running.
ABOUT THE SHOW
An enchanting winter’s tale for the very young. Recommended Age: 3 months – 4 years
Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play in a sparkly new world.
Just when they start to feel a bit lonely they find a sleeping mouse buried under the soft white flakes. Sliding, tumbling and laughing, they explore the winter wonderland together and keep each other safe and warm from the winter freeze. Come and join the two new friends on their adventures in a magical forest full of play, puppetry and music.
HOW TO BOOK
Where: University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel: 024 7652 4524
Tickets are available at https://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2017/snow-mouse/