June 2015 Fun Family Activities

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There are lots of great thing going on across the country in June. Here are a few that the Sunny D team like the look of:

Route 66 Drive-in

Year round. Liverpool and Manchester. Tickets £20 per car. information: Route66DriveInCinemas.co.uk. 0161 300 9949 (Manchester) and 0151 230 2686 (Liverpool).

Route 66 is an amazing outdoor digital cinema experience with sites in Liverpool and Manchester. All you have to do is book online, park up and then watch current movies. The sound system links up with your car stereo and you can have refreshments delivered to your car window.

National Theatre Workshop

June 6: the Royal National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX. Tickets £5 per adult, £3 per child from NationalTheatre.org.uk or 020 7452 3000

Children aged 6-12 and adults can discover the skills and secrets behind productions at the National Theatre. There will be opportunities to have a go at designing a costume or making a prop. You can also meet some of the team who work behind the scenes to bring productions to life.

Beauty and the Beast: Devise and Perform: 11am – 12.30pm

Work with a director to create a character and perform a brand new version of this popular traditional tale.

Beauty and the Beast: Set Design: 11am – 1pm and 3 – 5pm

Visit the Duffield Studio and become a theatre designer for the day. Come up with ideas and sketch your designs before creating a set model for one of the magical locations in Beauty and the Beast.

Trooping the Colour

June 13. Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square. Free.

Carried out on Horse Guards by fully operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry), Trooping the Colour is a military tradition that dates back to the early eighteenth century.

Watch for free along the Mall or from the edge of St James' Park but be aware that you need to get there early to get a view.

Oliver Twist

July 3 – August 15. Williamson Park, Lancaster. Dukes-Lancaster.org. Tickets £7-£23.

Children over 5 will love this performance. Dickensian England gets a Northern twist. Charles Dickens' wonderful characters – the Artful Dodger, Nancy, Bill Sykes and Oliver – lead you on a journey through this magical and mysterious open-air setting.

I love a good day out, and this certainly looks like a fun selection - especially designing a costume or making a prop at the National Theatre!