New Year, New Family Adventures

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Jan. 12, 2018, 12:42 p.m.

By Andrea Krase, Sophia’s Diary (Enfield Only Directory for Children and Families)

Are we feeling a bit gloomy now what the Christmas Break is over and it is back to business as usual? Making plans and booking new things to do can add some excitement back into family life.

What does Sophia’s Diary suggest to do?

Book a Local Show

We are extremely lucky what we have local theatres that produce fantastic family shows and with talented cast members too. Really young children would thoroughly enjoy Planet Play and Tales of the Shed at Chickenshed(on till 10th March). They are fantastic at being interactive and getting the whole family involved.

A Fairy Tale, will be on over half term at The Dugdale Centre (10th & 11th February). An unlikely Fairy earns the greatest honour that can be granted in all of the magical Kingdom of Enfield. She will go on a journey with Pixie and her friend Puck, as they help some familiar characters.

Lost and Found, will be shown at Millfield Theatre in Half Term Week too (15th February). Children will enjoy puppetry, songs and music in this tale about a boy that found a penguin at his door.

Panto Time

How lucky are we to have Easter Panto, Puss in Boots in Enfield (The Dugdale Centre 28th March – 15th April)?. This creative pantomime will be packed with music, dance, comedy and of course audience participation, ‘Oh yes it will!

Explore New Indoor Venues

Most of us opt to visit indoor places in the Winter, purely because it is currently freezing. Active children jump, run around and even do somersaults at a Jump In Trampoline Park, or Skate around, and even take lessons at Rollerstation. Softplay maybe more suitable for younger children. Happyland in Edmonton, Southbury Leisure Centre, and Fun Junction in Cheshunt are always fantastic choices. Some kids just like to sit down and be creative, so painting at Going Pottery or Messy Play at Pots of Art are good choices. For those that are willing to brave the cold, Forty Hall is a beautiful place to visit and they organise fantastic events too.

Go to an Easter Egg Hunt

Our Chocolate lovers must get the date in the diary now. Forty Hall have organised a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt from Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April. Families will follow an exciting Easter egg picture trail and enjoy a chocolate treat.

Eat Out at a Family Friendly Venue

The Plough in Crews Hill is absolutely fantastic for families as there is an outdoor area for kids to play. The Winchmore have regular classes for children, and a few books and toys to keep them amused. Families can also enjoy a lovely lunch, coffee and cake or afternoon tea Aroma Tea and Coffee House and they also offer a kids menu, and are extremely hospitable to children.

Find a new hobby or class for your child

After School activities are so popular in Enfield, and we are extremely lucky that there is so much choice for any group each day. Whether you child is interested in Art, Learning a Language, Sport, Dance, Music, or you want to find a Baby or Toddler Group, there is so much listed on Sophia’s Diary.

Book a holiday or a Weekend Away

Isn’t it a fabulous idea to book a holiday early in the year so we have something to look forward to? We may also benefit from better deals when availability is higher, and pay a lower deposit too. A UK break in a cottage or Spa hotel can also be such a treat at this time of year too.

Have a fantastic start to 2018 and create some more family memories

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