What more could children want than than scrumptious meal and a trip to the cinema!
This is exactly what I got up to with three of my little ones on Saturday when we hit a hustling and busting Soho to attend a special screening of the brand new Ice Age film Collision Course and to try out the great Ice Age themed children’s activities Pizza Express have to offer.
We arrived at the Dean Street branch of Pizza Express where we were shown to our table where the children dived straight into the colourful Ice Age themed sheets that had plenty for all ages to do from colouring to puzzles and of course the usual stickers that mine love to stick in any available space.
She selected her favourite Ice Age character and pizza and got set on creating her masterpiece.
This competition is running until the 5th of September so there is plenty of time to get yourselves in their over the summer holidays to take part.
Pizza Express is always a top choice for us as the family friendly approach is so appealing for our noisy brood and little allergy boy. Number four is always easily catered for with a good selection for him to choose from.
The Piccolo children’s menu offers scaled down sized meals of some of the firm favourites from the main menu which allows the children to enjoy all three courses just like the adults.
Number three started with the famous dough balls as did number four with the gluten free option.
I went for the calamari that was coated in a delicious, crunchy batter and complimented perfectly with a tart ceasar dressing.
This was followed by mains of a gluten and cheese free pepperoni pizza for number four and a margarita for number three.
I am more of a pasta fan so I opted for the pollo pesto which is a scrummy combination of chicken, mushroom and red onion in a super creamy bechamel and pesto sauce and a mixture of tasty cheeses.
Pudding couldn’t be left out and we just about managed to squeeze in a raspberry sorbet for number four and a goey gluten free brownie for number three.
I’m a sucker for the New York style vanilla cheese cake with its crunchy biscuit base and fruity raspberry coulis.
Number two who normally avoids these types of events was itching to get along to have a slice of his favourite honeycomb cream slice.
With full bellies we managed to unweld ourselves from our chairs and make our way round the corner to the Fox Studios HQ where we were greeted by the friendly faces of Sid and Scrat that were only to happy to pose for a quick photo!
Popcorn in hand we settled in to watch the movie where the scatty Scrat begins to burry his acorn and in the process activating a long abandoned alien ship that sends him hurtling into space, catapulting asteroids towards plant Earth.
I won’t let on anymore about the film; instead I will let you add a trip to the movies to find out what happens to your list of things to do over the long summer holidays. And of course this has to be finished off with a trip to Pizza Express grab some delicious food and to try you luck at winning that trip of a lifetime to Hollywood!
*this event was put on by pizza express and we were invited along by the lovely Ruth and Katy.