A trip to the cinema for The Great Race

Last weekend I was ever so grateful to Sarah from Boo, Roo & Tigger Too for the opportunity to take my children to the cinema to see Thomas The Tank’s ‘The Great Race’.
It may have been a little out of age range for my 7 yo, and bordering for my 5 yo’s, but I think we all enjoyed it. Especially as it was for my trip to the cinema with my children.
Depending on who’s watching it I would guess depends on what message is heard. Given the introduction on engines from across the globe, there was definitely a feel that ‘The Great Race’ focuses on diversity – perhaps that everyone’s different, has different skills, has a different heritage, and has different aspirations.Thomas the Tank - The Great RaceAnd I do love to sit through media focused on children to find these messages.
Although I didn’t quite expect to (nearly) scream out loud as I wonder if engines will fall into the sea, or collide.
Fortunately my children still hold their emotion a little less vocally, and were just captivated by the engines and their exploits.Thomas the Tank - The Great RaceMy trip to the cinema did get me thinking other thoughts- obviously when can we go again? (The children saw the Angry Birds Movie advertised and I was quite taken with one about pets).
Despite being gifted the tickets I still managed to spend £8 on a bottle of water, bag of popcorn and bag of Smarties. And I also bought myself a coffee from Costa. 
If I had paid for my tickets I think it would have been around £16.
Fortunately we choose an out-of-town cinema where our parking is free if we use the cinema on the complex.

With a half term dawning, I can’t help but add up what it might cost.
We’re so fortunate that the coastline which surrounds us offers free entertainment.

But the weather’s meant to turn on Tuesday.

And the children have high hopes of entertainment- of soft play, eating out, the cinema.

And even though we’re not going ‘on holiday’, I can’t help but think as the costs add up, maybe we’re not far off. 
Half term set to cost working parents over £400

 

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