On the 15th October my children were lucky enough to attend an exclusive VIP "Day Out with Sylvanian Families" at Intu Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex.
This event was free for Premium Fan Club members and their families.
As only one of my girls is a Premium Fan Club member we used the two other tickets we could get for her and Daddy (I stayed at home!).
We weren't entirely sure if this would be an all day event or a drop so hubby headed up their for opening (and I had sent him with a long list of bits I needed from Ikea afterwards!).
There were various activities for the children to do:
- Making a dress for their favourite Sylvanian;
- Making Sylvanian pictures from Aquabeads;
- Free goody bag;
- Arts and crafts;
- Play tables;
- Meet the characters.
There was also a competition which the girls could have entered to win a visit from Freya Rabbit on their birthdays. Unfortunately both my girls HATE dressed up characters so didn't enter - that would be like a birthday nightmare for them! Much better that the prize goes to someone who can genuinely enjoy it.
After completing the activities on offer it was time to settle down and watch the Sylvanian's perform (from a safe distance of the floor above - god forbid they should be chosen to interact in any way!)
|Concentrating on the Aquabeads|
|Its only a matter of time until the girls want a permanent set-up like this at home!|
Premium membership is available for only £9.99 per year from here in the UK. Really great value for money as the child gets 4 magazines per year, a free exclusive collectors figure in a presentation box and a certificate along with exclusive competitions. Membership would make a great Christmas present.