We are huge fans of the Backyard Cinema and the themed cinematic experiences they offer.
Over the past few year we have swung through the jungle to see the jungle book and walked through a winter night garden to watch Elf, but this year when we were asked to come go along to Winter Wonderland to The Snowman Experience it was even more amazing than I had imagined and they have certainly built in their fantastic idea and gone all out to create the mot spectacular experience.
Inside the hustle and bustle of Winter Wonderland is a huge cinema offering much more than just a screening.
This year the iconic book – The Snowman by Raymond Briggs is celebrating it’s 40th with this extra special showing.
As I’m sure you will all agree, The Snowman is the epitome of Christmas. The charming tale of a small boy and his adventures with his snowman friend fill my heart with the joy of Christmas and I will never tire of this story. However I didn’t expect it to be transformed as it was for us this weekend.
We stepped inside a wooded area and weaved our away into the cinema, stopping for a photo first. As we took to our seats we saw the screen surrounded by brilliant props that made the illusion we were inside the story. As the film began we were treated to a few surprises from the stage that the kids were amazed by.
After a short while we were unexpectedly whisked through to another room where the huge curved screen allowed us to feel that we had taken flight with the snowman himself.
The last room was set up ready for the grand finale where everyone was ready to party. With flashing lights and familiar tunes the boys loved dancing along whilst watching the big screen. But the biggest surprise of all was The Snowman himself making an appearance to a crowd of excited children all eager to meet him.
The Backyard Cinema really have excelled themselves this time and have given us a experience to remember for many years to come.
The experience is running from 10am – 10pm up until 6th January 2019 and it’s not to be missed!
* We were given tickets for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.