Stop the presses! Drayton Entertainment's production of Disney's Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical Newsies is on stage at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and it's a crowd-pleaser that everyone in your family will enjoy!
My 15 year-old daughter and I had the opportunity to attend a performance of Drayton Entertainment's production of Annie this week. We had previously attended a Drayton performance in St. Jacobs but this was our first time visiting the Drayton Festival Theatre, a renovated opera house that was built in 1902 in the small town of Drayton, Ontario.
If you're anything like me then you do much more reading during summer months than you do the rest of the year. My family's busy schedules lighten up a bit during the summer and with less time spent running to and fro to various activities I find I have more time to get lost in a book. In fact, we're leaving later this month for a 10 day stay at a cottage with no WIFI and I plan to work my way through a stack of books that I haven't had time for all year!
Love live theatre and love to travel? Then you would probably agree that the ideal vacation involves traveling to a destination where there's an opportunity to take in a play or two (or more). Each year, tens of thousands of North Americans head out of town for the express purpose of attending live theatre.
In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are two communities known around the world for their seasonal professional theatre companies - Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake. In 2018, the Stratford Festival alone welcomed over 500,000 visitors and the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake had over 250,000 - that's a lot of theatre-goers! Visiting either of these destinations during festival season is a great experience for anyone including families that have children old enough to attend the theatre.
When we were planning our recent trip to Cardiff we wanted to include time outside of the city to see some of the Wales countryside so I started researching possible day trips from Cardiff. I soon had a list of places to visit in Wales and possible day trips in Wales that far exceeded what we could possibly see in two days so some difficult decisions had to be made.
If you're brainstorming spring break ideas then you should definitely think beyond the beach and theme parks and consider Europe. We're about to leave for our 6th spring break in Europe (to Cardiff and London this time) and it has become my favourite time to travel there. Spring break season (March and April) is a great time of year to visit many European cities because it's both less crowded and less expensive than a similar trip would be during summer vacation.
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