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20/12/2013 at 09:10
Merry Christmas all!We've left it a bit late but there are still a few seats available for local panto! H thinks she is too young and she might not like it (she's a bit nervous of loud noises) but wonder if she'll enjoy it? Seats are towards back of centre stalls though so hope not too far away? What age did you first take your little ones and what was your experience? x
20/12/2013 at 09:19
C went to his first one only this year at 4.5. I'd only be worried if there are some scary bit like the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk (that's what we went to see), particularly if she's not keen on loud noises - I was still worried when we were there actually, but he was fine and really enjoyed it.
20/12/2013 at 09:29
It's Aladdin. Mmmm, I'm having second thoughts. I think she might get scared when all the other children/audience join in and shout at the stage. Shame but perhaps next year.
Feel like such a miserable parent though! Keep on getting asked "are you taking her to panto?" and "has she been to see santa?" - we're unsure about her going to see santa. We are considering taking her this weekend but she is going through a shy, clingy phase and hides behind my leg when talking to people so not sure if she's just not going to enjoy it. I don't want her to be scared. She's quite sensitive and things can effect her for months and months afterwards!
20/12/2013 at 09:38
Aww, I know C can be like that too - I would probably have taken him to a panto before if MrDD could have come as well, but works every day this time of year (downside of working in a shop, particularly when it's a family business).
Can you watch the cbeebies panto on tv? I'm sure they're on over the next few days. C watched those the last two years and really enjoyed them. You could record it then make a lovely afternoon of it with some treats or something.
20/12/2013 at 10:45
C is going this year. He will be just short of 3.5. We didn't take him last year. We are leaving our 22 month old at home as it s too young for him. In saying this it all depends on the child!
20/12/2013 at 10:47
I'm taking my 2 eldest (6 & 3) to panto but leaving my 2 year 3 month old at home. She is the wrong age for it in my opinion as she doesn't do sitting still for that long and she's not interested in watching the TV or anything so don't think she'd appreciate the panto and would probably spoil it for all of us (don't mean that in a nasty way). It's a lot of money to waste if I have to take her out during the performance! Each child is different though. I am however taking her to see Peppa Pig at theatre next March but she'll be that bit older and she does love Peppa Pig so I'm hoping this will be ok.
20/12/2013 at 11:24
I wouldn't. I went to the panto last weekend and all the little kids were upset (and therefore annoying!) . Things like the loud music, baddy characters and audience participation all set them off. Saying that... My cousins LO is just 3 and he went to his first panto and he loved it. He was on the stage singing. Throughout the panto he was shouting 'he's behind you' in the wrong parts and kept making everyone laugh! He's a complete drama queen though! It depends on the child.
20/12/2013 at 12:15
Ive taken phoebe to see jack and the beanstalk and alladin this year. She is 2.5 and absolutely loved them
20/12/2013 at 18:37
Totally depends on the child. J would probably enjoy it but no way I'd take him cos he couldn't be trusted to behave
20/12/2013 at 20:49
I (her tri buddy) went with Granny last week and at 2.5 years old loved it. They shouted her name out from the stage and she cheered and waved back which I was amazed at!
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