#MyDragonandMe with #Netflix #StreamTeam for Dragons: Race to the Edge!

Dargons: Race to the Edge
How To Train Your Dragon Series Launch – Netflix.
28th June 2015
Photo Credit – Doug Peters

There is a hardly a day that goes by in our household when someone doesnt have Netflix on. Interestingly the other day it was suggested that the BBC iPlayer might become a paying service and I was consciously thinking about which on demand services we use  the most and it has to be said that Netflix was far and away the winner. I think its value is in the sheer diversity of stuff available. I’ve recently been watching the third series of Orange is the New Black, Community and Black Books and will be writing more about these soon. However the kids have been watching Dora, Diego, Umi Zumi and more recently Dragons!

Viking Warrior
My little Viking Warrior

Dragons really strikes a chord in our household as we love the books, even travelling to a book festival to see Cressida Cowell speak about her inspiration for writing them. They combine adventure, fantasy, folklore and a bit of archaeology perfectly and to be honest i’m incredibly jealous of her for writing such a perfect kids story.

Dragon Cake
The Amazing Cake!

So, as big fans of the books, film and now TV series we were absolutely THRILLED to be asked along by Netflix to a special #StreamTeam event to celebrate the launch of the new series. An amazing cake, some fabulous themed food, face painting, craft, dressing up and the chance to see one of the new episodes made for one of the best blogging events of the year.

Dragon FacepaintThe new Dragons: Race to the Edge has the same cast as the movies and looks very similar, just on a small screen. Its easy to follow meaning its perfect for the siblings of more established fans but still hits the right note. Netflix and Dreamworks as a partnership makes for ideal quality children’s viewing and you wont go far wrong with this one. We love it and I think you’ll enjoy it too!

Netflix are running  little blogger competition for our kids. They want to see some amazing pictures of their dragons. If you want to have a look you’ll find them on Twitter at #mydragonandme my kids are shooting videos and all sorts of things!

Our Day at Warwick Castle

HH_WickedWarwick_logoLast week I posted how excited we were to be going along to the W Factor at Warwick Castle. Well, the day lived up to expectations and we had so much fun. The auditions were really amusing, the kids did a fantastic job, we thought the pirates were the best but unfortunately they only came second. If you’d like to have a look at the auditions check out this video:

The winners were as follows:

  • Lucy Edwards, Stratford upon Avon who won with her rendition of a Horrible Histories song about Henry VIII
  • ‘The Pirates’ who came second with their poem about Blackbeard. George and India Day (aged 10) and Noah Day (aged 6)
  • Carole Holland and her daughter Tori (5) and son Arthur (4) with their historical skit.
  •  Oscar (13) and Ben (11) Blakeborough and William (11) and Rosie (8) Dodd from Bristol came in fourth with their limericks and jokes

After the auditions we had the chance to visit the castle properly. It was the best day,

Warwick Castle
Spot the dad!

the children loved climbing the battlements and we all enjoyed the bird show. It goes without saying that the trebuchet demonstration was a highlight.

This year at Warwick Castle there is a new attraction the Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick Stage Show and this is what the W Factor was all about as the winner will have a cameo role in the show. This stage show will be a brilliant addition to the already ample offer at Warwick Castle.

If you have a child who loves history, or one that you are trying to inspire then a trip to Warwick Castle is the ideal solution for a guaranteed great day out.

Disclaimer: We were invited along to the event