Royal Opera House Family Sundays – Beat Out That Rhythm

Bonjour lecteurs! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that we spent last Sunday in town. Indeed, the lovely team at the Royal Opera House invited us again to see its last edition of Family Sundays. As we love nothing more than a good day in London, we said ‘oui‘. This time, Grumpy Boyfriend came along as he is very musical. Furthermore, Baba was eager to show him his musical talents in one of the most beautiful settings of Covent Garden. We have already been twice and this time around, the theme was a very active one: Beat Out That Rhythm. What a fab programme!

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With three floors to discover, you will be in for a treat

Royal Opera House Family Sundays

As you already know, the beautiful Royal Opera House opens up its doors to families (well anyone else can join in the fun really!) once a month on Sundays.

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So happy to be back!

All planned around children so that they can have fun, each day also gives you the chance to discover and explore more the place. And with all its diverse activities, there is something for all ages!

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Such a huge audience!

Why don’t you book the next one in July? Come as a family or with your friends. You will have a fabulous time and for only £10 per person, you can dream to be a ballerina for some hours!

Listening to Some Music In the Main Hall

This time around, we started straight away in the Main Hall with a mini-orchestra literally beating out the rhythm to a fascinated audience. And let me tell you that it was quite busy!

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And everyone was captivated

The initiative is for sure getting popular. To be honest, I am not surprised as we had a fantastic experience each time we went to the Royal Opera House Family Sundays.

While Grumpy Boyfriend and I listened to some good music, Baba enjoyed a bit of colouring.

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While the kids were colouring on the table, we could just enjoy the view

Well not only! We had a nose around the place and saw some costumes on the ground floor. En plus, we also read a bit of the place’s history. You see, one of the reasons why Royal Opera House Family Sundays are such a success is that you can do whatever you want at all times. There are so many activities all around the place, you can just wander and dream if you fancy.

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And what an introduction to the day!

I must admit that I did a lot of that last Sunday!

So Many Workshops For Kids!

Each time, the programme is packed with so many workshops and stands to discover things! This time around, as it was all about rhythms, we got lucky and listened to some good percussions.

You could also create your own instruments with some live music on the marimba!

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We also had a look around. See our stories on Instagram for more videos in action!

Downstairs, little girls could learn more about ballerina shoes thanks to the ballet shoemakers Freed of London.

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I reckon many girls loved that stand…

And if you wanted to explore and discover the rhythms of the Royal Opera House, you could take part in a mini treasure hunt, collecting stamps along the way. Children could even claim a prize at the end of it! How sweet!

Enjoying Some Drinks On The Terrace

And because the weather was so glorious, we also got a drink on the terrace. After a good walk on the first floor and trying on some costumes, it was time to have a break.

We put on a couple of jackets but Baba decided to go for this dark red version. I must say that he truly looked like a tsar in this 🙂

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Baba at his best: having fun and pretending he was some kind of star!

Enjoying the view of Covent Garden, we had some food and relaxed for a bit while listening to some music in the background. What a dream!

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We also had a break with a little drink

Royal Opera House Family Sundays are so good because you are not tight to a strict schedule and you can do it all at your own rhythm.

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We made sure to enjoy the view!

So this time, we decided to take it slowly.

And We Discovered More Things!

Having already been twice before, we still discovered more rooms and things to do! This time, Baba created a flag while listening to a quartet.

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Baba got creative

The staff available was really on hand so that you could sit down and enjoy the atmosphere while your little ones got creatives.

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So proud of him!

We also very much enjoyed the ROH Thurrock Community Chorus performing their interpretation of Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen. Un classique that I studied at school back in France. So it brought back some good memories 🙂

Royal Opera House Family Sundays – Le Verdict

I feel like I am repeating myself here 🙂 This Beat Out That Rhythm edition of Royal Opera House Sundays was another success! Indeed, I really had the impression that Baba was feeling like at home.

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We can easily say that this Royal Opera House Family Sunday was another success…

He had so much fun and got up to so much in a few hours we were there.

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It was all set up so beautifully

More importantly, we took it at our own pace and had a good look around.

As always, we very much enjoyed the whole atmosphere and music. Everyone was so happy!

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What a life…

We particularly enjoyed trying on costumes from some fameuses Royal Opera House productions and singing along.

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All the public was so into it

If you are looking for something different to do with kids or even with your friends, have a look at the next Family Sundays taking place in July.

Book your tickets now for the 28/07. Come along and learn all about some Fabulous Creatures of the Royal Opera House in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.

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The premises are worth a visit for sure

Disclosure: We were kindly invited by the Royal Opera House to attend this Family Sunday. All opinions in this post are my own. See our stories to see it all en images too.

38 Comments

  1. lynn neal
    July 3, 2019 / 9:57 pm

    This looks a fun and educational day out!

  2. Rachel T
    July 4, 2019 / 7:06 am

    Looks like a fab day out

  3. July 4, 2019 / 9:42 am

    Looks like you had a fab enjoyable time I would have loved trying those costumes on and baba – how cute and happy he looks
    Joy

  4. Rebecca Whatmore
    July 4, 2019 / 1:36 pm

    You both look brill – glad you had a good time.

  5. Andrea Fletcher
    July 4, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    Looks like a great day out.

  6. Margaret GALLAGHER
    July 4, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    What fun for you all – a great way to Get all the FAMILY loving MUSIC too

  7. paula cheadle
    July 4, 2019 / 11:12 pm

    looks like you had a great time

  8. Julia Kerr
    July 5, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun and not something I was aware of them doing

  9. Jeanette Leighton
    July 5, 2019 / 9:29 pm

    Looks like a good day out for the family

  10. Hayley Norman
    July 5, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    Looks like a great day out 🙂

  11. Chloe Taylor
    July 6, 2019 / 7:42 pm

    Lovely photos xx

  12. Diana
    July 6, 2019 / 8:41 pm

    Looks like a great day 🙂

  13. Susan B
    July 7, 2019 / 5:14 am

    A lovely set of pics and a lovely day out. I would never have thought of looking at the Opera House for children’s entertainment – but I would now! Thank you.

  14. Priscilla Stubbs
    July 7, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    Looks like another fun day out. Quite a different experience

  15. Elaine Kidd
    July 7, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    An amazing idea and a great price for a family day out.

  16. Annabel Greaves
    July 7, 2019 / 7:18 pm

    Great workshops to keep the kids educated and entertained

  17. Pauline Montgomery
    July 7, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    a fantastic day out

  18. Jeanette Leighton
    July 7, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    Looks good like a nice day out and educate you

  19. paula cheadle
    July 8, 2019 / 11:00 am

    I have never been to an opera house

  20. Jeanette Leighton
    July 8, 2019 / 11:25 am

    I have never been to see an opera I would love to experience it though

  21. Jeanette Leighton
    July 8, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    Looks like a good day everyone looks very happy

  22. James Travis
    July 8, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    Look like another good day out

  23. Samantha O'D
    July 8, 2019 / 7:01 pm

    What a great experience

  24. Jeanette Leighton
    July 9, 2019 / 9:16 am

    I’m not sure whether my children would sit and be quiet through a performance lol

  25. Rachael Sexey
    July 9, 2019 / 9:23 am

    You all look like you had an amazing time

  26. Jeanette Leighton
    July 9, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    Would love to see an opera one day but I just don’t like to much noise

  27. sandy lynn ralph
    July 9, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    looks like a great place for a family day out

  28. jo bickley
    July 10, 2019 / 7:53 am

    Sounds a lovely time, wish we lived closer!

  29. Twirlywhirly
    July 10, 2019 / 7:54 am

    Wow so much & love that the public can enjoy watching, my grandchildren would love the dressing up,I have never thought of a day out at the Opera House so in my to do list
    Lols like you certainly had fun & can have a relaxing drink on the terrace

  30. paula cheadle
    July 10, 2019 / 11:22 am

    it is wonderful. when you can take kids to places like this

  31. Jeanette Leighton
    July 10, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    I dont know what would be louder if I went…. my children or the opera

  32. Jeanette Leighton
    July 11, 2019 / 9:47 am

    A great day out by the looks of it though

  33. Alica
    July 11, 2019 / 9:51 am

    This looks like a great day out! Great photo’s too!

  34. Sharon Freemantle
    July 11, 2019 / 11:08 am

    Looks like you all had a fabulous time

  35. Jeanette Leighton
    July 12, 2019 / 9:26 am

    Looks like you had a great day out looks fun

  36. paula cheadle
    July 12, 2019 / 11:40 am

    a great day out, with plenty to see and do

  37. Rosemary Tily
    July 15, 2019 / 9:15 pm

    What a brilliant way to introduce children to the wonderful world of Opera!

  38. Kate Sharman
    July 17, 2019 / 7:34 pm

    Would love to try something like this with my kiddies

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