Published on April 25th, 2016 | 319 Views0
Plan a Peter Pan day out for kids in London
The other day Big Girl decided I should be Peter Pan, as she wanted to be Wendy, and ever since I’ve seemed to be humming the terribly catchy Peter Pan tune ‘You can fly, You can fly, You can fly.’ It was featured on Disney on Ice Silver Anniversary, which we went to last week, and the show reminded me of how Peter Pan is set in London. That’s why I figured Big Girl should spend a morning doing Peter Pan-themed activities, and here are some ideas:
- Go for a stroll in Notting Hill
On a beautiful Notting Hill street, you can see a stunning white townhouse, which is said to have inspired Peter Pan creator JM Barrie. No 31 Kensington Park Gardens may look like the other houses in the area, but I love bringing a story to life for three-year-old Big Girl, and the house is special since it’s said to be the home of Wendy, Michael and John from the story because it was once the home of the boys JM Barrie brought up after the death of their parents.
- See the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens
Kensington Gardens, which boasts the popular Diana Memorial Playground, is also the home of the 100-year-old Peter Pan statue, which is located on the west side of the Long Water. JM Barrie lived close to Kensington Gardens, and it’s also where he met the children he later adopted
- Get your Tinker Bell accessories in the Disney Store at Harrods
Tinker Bell has become an incredibly popular character, and the Disney Store in Harrods stocks a variety of Tinker Bell accessories. When I visited with Big Girl once and gave her the opportunity to pick out the one thing she wanted to most, she decided on a Tinker Bell light-up wand.
- Check out Peter Pan on DisneyLife
The new app launched by Disney last year, DisneyLife, enables children to click on a character and see all relevant content. Peter Pan is on there, and we’ve recently been reading the Peter Pan book and listening to the Peter Pan story and music on the app, which I subscribe to for £9.99 a month.
- Print out Peter Pan-themed colour-in pages
I usually don’t go anywhere without colour-in pages or books and crayons, and there are numerous free Peter Pan resources online. Crayola has Tinker Bell colour-in pages to print, and Disney Junior has a Captain Hook colour-in page.