I hadn't been to The O2 for years and the girls were really excited as it was their first time going, I also took along my Niece and Sister In Law to enjoy the day with us.
We were invited to travel to The O2 via the Thames Clippers boats which was even more exciting for the girls, so boarded along the Southbank just next to the London Eye and made our way to The O2, if you haven't already experienced the Thames Clipper River Bus then you should really hop on for a ride, they depart every 20 minutes and the boats are spacious with a Costa coffee bar on board which is great & also toilets which is so handy especially when travelling with children! (especially at the potty training age!) We were given the Family River Roamer ticket which is unlimited hop-on/hop-off ticket great for exploring the River Thames especially on a lovely Summer's day. The girls absolutely loved their ride to and from The O2.
Arriving at The O2 we headed straight for The Sky Studios, which is located over 2 floors the first floor is made up of two rooms, the first where you can go and have your photos taken with different backgrounds, the girls loved this and we spent quite a while trying out all of the backgrounds! We were given a card to scan which saves the photo's and you can then go onto the Sky website and download photos.
Also on the first floor is the Sky Newsroom, which is fun for taking photos or reading the news! Its all very realistic which makes it even more fun for the kids (& adults too!!)
Heading up to the second floor was the girls favourite, there were massive interactive walls which the girls loved touching. We then headed to the room where the girls could try out the new Sky Kids App, I loved how bright and colourful everything was in this room, it had a huge Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom set with huge cut outs of all the characters and cute little tables and stools for the children to sit down and do colouring and stickers. The girls also got to try out the kids app on the iPads, Sophia and her Cousin Nancy enjoyed watching their favourite Peppa Pig! And Abi spent quite a while exploring the app to see what was on for older children. The app was really easy to navigate and the girls loved it. You have to be a Sky TV customer to use the app at home, but there are options to have more than one profile which is great if you have more than one child and also filtering for different ages, which is great especially with my two as Abi sometimes likes to watch slightly older kids cartoons & shows. There is also great safety features too which is always important.
You can head over to the Sky website to find out more about the Sky Kids App.
To then end their fun at The Sky Studios Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol came out to greet all the very excited children. The girls got to meet Marshall and give him a big hug.
To top off our great day at The O2 we were treated to a lovely lunch at Pizza Express with The O2 PR & a few other bloggers a lovely end to a fun day!
Thank you to The O2 & to Thames Clippers for such an enjoyable day!