We love spending time together as a family and it’s something that we missed doing during the pandemic. Usually, I am the one arranging activities for us, however it was different this time.
We were invited to The O2, the ultimate day out destination in London, to celebrate the release of Boss Baby 2 and our children were “the boss” of the day, fully in charge of our activities.
The O2, the world’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venue has a wide range of family friendly experiences and restaurants, and it is conveniently accessible by train, bus, car and Uber Boat by Thames Clipper. There is so much to choose from, our bosses were spoiled by choice, but our fun family day out kicked off at the 12-lane boutique Hollywood Bowl.
At the start of the game, our pre-schooler was using the ramp to support him bowling, however halfway through, he got very confident and was grabbing the bowling ball and throwing all by himself. He was very pleased whenever he knocked down a few pins and cheered when he scored.
Hubby didn’t think he had his best performance (somehow I managed to beat him and finished first), but loved every minute of the game. S finished last but still enjoyed herself. Overall, all of us had a great time at Hollywood Bowl.
After our bowling fun, we were ready to refuel and headed to Rodizio Rico for lunch, one of the 30 restaurants and bars on offer. Being Brazilian, we miss Brazilian food, however we haven’t been able to go there since summer 2019 due to travel restrictions. We were delighted with the fabulous selection of dishes at Rodizio Rico, which tasted just like the ones we have back home in Brazil.
The meat was cooked to perfection; little man couldn’t get enough of the delicious chicken hearts and chicken wings, while hubby and I enjoyed the mouthwatering picanha. We all loved the buffet items too, some of our favourites were salpicao salad and crispy cassava fries, washed down with refreshing guava juice and guarana, a traditional Brazilian soft drink.
It’s usually a struggle to feed our pre-schooler when we are out. He is a fussy eater, and due to the current situation, he hasn’t been to many restaurants. Luckily, his favourite food is lasagne and he really liked the creamy lasagne on offer.
At the end of our meal, we had a traditional Brazilian dessert, pudim de leite condensado, while pre-schooler had chocolate ice cream, which finished off our tasty meal on a sweet note.
Our next stop was Cineworld, the London’s largest cinema with 19 screens. Boss Baby 2 was a hit with the whole family, such a lovely movie that reminds us to stick together with our loved ones. We loved the first movie and the second one was even better.
Without giving the story away, one of our favourite parts was when one of the characters used glue to escape and go where he wanted to. We also loved when dad turned back to his normal self. Another favourite part was when one of the characters used their science knowledge to conduct an experiment and get out of a sticky situation.
It was great to join the interactive set in Sky Studios. We loved reading the latest Sky News and being part of Super Sunday. Another fun activity was decorating a plant pot, as part of Sky Zero initiative to reduce carbon footprint. Sky Studios is a free newsdesk experience, open daily from 12pm to 6pm.
A few days ago, little man announced that his shoes got too small for him. I am not sure how it happened overnight, but suddenly they don’t fit him anymore. Luckily, we were at Icon Outlet, one of London’s most popular retail destination, open 7 days a week, with up to an impressive 70% off 60 brands.
Little man saw a few pairs of shoes he liked, but in the end, he bought a pair of trainers from Nike, which was on sale for a great price. After a fun family day out, the bosses were shattered and happy to go home, with a big smile on their faces. A massive thank you to The O2 for such a memorable experience, we will be back soon!
We were invited to visit The O2, however the opinions expressed in this post are honest and our own.