A Mothers Ramblings: Pandamonium In The Park

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Pandamonium In The Park

We were given tickets by Cadbury's Spots v Stripes Minute To Win It games to go to Pandamonium in the park.

I first heard about Pandamonium in the Park by seeing a leaflet in my Sainsbury's bag a few months ago. It was going to be a family fun day filled with Chinese culture and ending with a concert of the music of Hans Zimmer and John Powell. We were looking at going as Althorp House is only forty-five minutes away from Milton Keynes and when Cadburys asked if we would like to go as their guests and to try out the Cadbury Spots v Stripes Minute To Win It games we started packing the car up ready for a family day trip out!

Pandamonium in the Park

Our journey to Althorp House was really lovely (as Big Boy and I went to sleep) and walking from the car park to the arena we invented a new fun family game called "Dodge the sheep poo" which Big Boy and I were a bit naff at as we both managed to step in some. The arena was huge, and as we went in we were given arm bands to write our contact details on (and for the children to then wear), it was a good little touch for families especially for us as it allowed us extra peace of mind, as Big Boy was enjoying his freedom and making a break for open ground at almost every opportunity!

The afternoon was great fun and we got to meet Po from Kung Fu Panda, we watched The Chen brothers who are Chinese Lion Dance Champions and really were fantastic and we also got to watch The Shaolin Monks performing traditional Shaolin Kung Fu. We got to eat some fantastic food (thanks for the food in the VIP area!), played in a lovely little play area and generally had a great time together as a family.

The Chen Brothers - Chinese Lion Dance Champions

We didn't get a chance to play the Cadbury Spots v Stripes Minute To Win It games (which you can find out more about on the spotsvstripes website) as the stall was really busy the entire afternoon although we did manage to decorate cupcakes and Rice Krispie cakes!

The concert was brilliant, we got to hear some music from film soundtracks some of which we recognised and some that we didn't and we all had a good dance to a few of the tracks too as you can see from the video below;

(Video can be found at http://youtu.be/3dQPUrVseII)

We all enjoyed ourselves and left the Althorp Estate happy, tired and looking forward to our next family trip out!