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Last week we had a lovely family day out at The Atrium Camberley. The Atrium is a shopping and restaurant complex in Surrey whose mission is to help you ‘Shop, Eat and Unwind.’ There’s so much there for families to do, especially during half term. In this post, I’m going to share what we got up to to give you some ideas of what’s on offer.
After a little wander around The Atrium, we started our day with a trip to the Vue Cinema. We chose to watch the Hey Duggee ‘film’ as we knew the twiglets would really enjoy it. (I say ‘film’ in inverted commas because it wasn’t really a film – more a series of Autumn-themed episodes). As expected, they loved it. And of course, the obligatory popcorn! And the other half and I got to sit and relax with a coffee in comfy seats for an hour so it was a winner all round!
To find out more about showings and tickets, head to the Vue website 🙂
Next we headed to Wildwood for lunch. We were greeted with a very warm welcome from the waiting staff and the manager, who was absolutely brilliant. The restaurant is really lovely, with beautiful decor and a nice relaxed ambience, even when busy.
There were lots of little touches which made Wildwood a perfect restaurant for eating out with small children. As soon as we arrived, there was colouring and crayons on the table, which as any parent knows, is always a godsend while trying to choose food! There was even a sizeable playroom full of toys and it was easy to keep an eye on little ones in there. And just little things like the cool glasses their drinks came in, with a compartment underneath with coloured liquid and a cute character – such a sweet touch!
The menu was varied and interesting, with plenty of choice for all of us. I was particularly impressed with the vegan and vegetarian selection. The kids’ menu is great value, including a main, dessert and drink for £6.95. The food was all freshly cooked and really tasty – my courgette and goats cheese pizza was delicious!
Afterwards, the other half and I shared a tiramisu which was delicious. The twiglets’ dessert was gone so fast I didn’t get a photo in time! :’) Definitely a good sign though.
We had a lovely lunch at Wildwood and were very well looked-after. We will definitely be back!
The Little Gym
After lunch, we explored Camberley a little, until it was time for our class at The Little Gym. The Little Gym offers classes, camps and parties for children from 4 months all the way up to 12 years. The twiglets trialled a gymnastics class called Giggle Worms, for 4-6 year olds.
While we waited for the class to start, the twigs were given some fun masks to colour in. The teachers were all brilliant with the children and you could tell that the children who went regularly had a great relationship with them. The gymnastics room looked really colourful and appealing, with an excellent range of equipment.
For the class, the children went in with the teachers, and parents waited in the other room, divided by glass so you could watch if you wanted. Some watched whereas others went and came back at the end. The class was really practical and kept the children active and engaged all the way through. They even did some quite adventurous moves, with the assistance of the two teachers who were in there. The twiglets absolutely loved it.
I think classes like this are amazing for children. Not only for giving them some great physical exercise and learning gymnastic abilities, but also developing so many other skills, such as listening and following instructions, coordination and social skills. I’d definitely recommend The Little Gym classes.
Overall, we had such a fun day at The Atrium Camberley. It’s definitely the perfect place to shop, eat and unwind. There is plenty more to do there too, including soft play, bowling and a whole host of restaurants – it’s so great for families with children. Find out more on their website 😀
Thanks so much for reading – I hope this was useful!
Til next time,
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