For about the last six months or so Scooby-Doo has been my children’s all time favourite programme. To say they’d watch it night and day for an entire weekend and more is no understatement. They absolutely love it. Interestingly each child has adopted one of the characters as their own and they are all different, so they can recreate their favourite episodes at home. We’ve even acquired Scooby-Doo toys to carry on the role playing!
I have to admit I’ve never been a massive fan myself; in the 1980’s the ghostly presence was always the janitor in the cupboard with a broomstick or something. But, since I’ve been subjected to virtually every episode ever produced and the motion pictures I am beginning to see the attraction. So when I heard that there was a new Scooby-Doo stage show called The Mystery of the Pyramid; Scooby-Doo Live on Stage, I started at looking at the options of where to take them to see it.
The show itself looks really impressive, have a look at the video:
Although the show actually comes to St Albans we are not able to get to that performance so I’ve been looking at other options. In one of those freak coincidences the Basingstoke show actually happens across a weekend and we have been really keen to spend a weekend in Hampshire ever since we spent a weekend down there to go to a fantastic night-time opening of Marwell Zoo. My plan is to combine a trip to Marwell Zoo and Milestones Museum with going to the Scooby-Doo live show in Basingstoke. I’m really excited about this as it will be a fantastic weekend for the children and it ticks all the boxes to make it a brilliant break.
In terms of hotels, there are loads to pick from and I’m currently considering the Holiday Inn Basingstoke as we have stayed with Holiday Inn before and they are usually very good. If the Basingstoke hotel is fully booked then my next option is the Holiday Inn Farnborough which is only 27 minutes or so away from Basingstoke and may for us make a better option to visit the zoo. I need to get my map out!
If you have any suggestions of places we can visit on our trip to Hampshire, then do get in touch!
Disclaimer: A featured post, in order to pay for the trip!