Did you ever wish to be a grown-up when you were a kid? –Oh boy, were we scammed!– Now that we know that being an adult is not as fun as we thought it would be, we find ourselves wishing we could go back to being the innocent, carefree kids we used to be. But who says we can’t go back to the days of Hubba Bubba, PacMan and Sunday morning cartoons, just for one day? Well… who says you can’t? Because these 7 nostalgic plans are guaranteed to reawaken your childhood memories and have you feeling like a kid again. So get ready for a dose of humor and a blast from the past!
1. Treat your inner child to an unforgettable soft play adventure
Treat your inner child to an unforgettable experience in a nostalgic soft-play adventure. Take a trip down memory lane as you slide into a ball pit, play your favourite arcade games, and strike a Cheshire Cat grin at the photobooth in this Alice in Wonderland-themed party. Finally, watch as playtime transforms into a nightclub atmosphere, with DJs spinning the best old-school anthems for you to dance and sing along with your friends. A night that is guaranteed to bring back all your childhood memories!
2. Listen to your favourite childhood movie soundtracks by candlelight
In celebration of Warner Bros.’ 100 years of storytelling, Candlelight will host a concert that will bring back to life all your childhood memories one note at a time. Relieve all of your favourite childhood films and series at this stunning candlelit concert in Southwark Cathedral. The stunning interior of this cathedral will fill with the sweet melodies of songs from Friends and Scooby-Doo to The Wizard of Oz, and more. So, get ready to travel back in time in a night to remember.
3. Dopamine Land is what childhood memories are made of
Pillow fights, popcorn, colourful lights, and bubbles? Sign us up! Dopamine Land is a multisensory museum where you’ll feel the joy of being a kid all over again. Decompress from adulting and fill your energy tank as you dance through all its dopamine-inducing rooms. Explore spaces designed to stimulate touch, sight, smell and even memory. Channel the limitless imagination of your inner child in this world of happiness!
4. Dress as your favourite Star Wars character at The Fans Strike Back
How old were you when Star Wars came out? –Don’t worry! We won’t tell a soul– But if you’re a long-time fan, this exhibition will bring back some of your fondest childhood memories. At The Fans Strike Back, you’ll see hundreds of official items from the Star Wars Universe collected by fans. Dress up and immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away and see photos, posters, costumes, figures, and models of different types and sizes. So, whether you’re still a young Padawan or grew up to be a wise Jedi, this fan expo will have you reminiscing about your childhood.
🪐If galaxies far away aren’t your thing, head back in time with this amazing Back to The Future expo!
5. Feel like the king of the jungle with The Lion King Musical
There’s nothing like seeing all your favourite childhood movies come to life, and better yet when that movie is The Lion King. Experience the uplifting and inspiring effects of the power of love, hope and perseverance as compelling characters like Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa take the stage. Feel again all the excitement you felt as a child as you watch the Savannah come to life before your eyes. You’ll feel nostalgic as you journey through Simba’s coming of age and sing Hakuna Matata!
6. Take a trip down memory lane at this SEGA retro gaming bottomless brunch
Did someone say arcade & drinks? Enjoy the best things of being a kid and an adult at this 90s SEGA Retro Gaming Bottomless Brunch. Who needs VR when you can relieve the glory days of playing Sonic The Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat? Play four generations of SEGA games, whether Master System, Mega Drive, Saturn or Dreamcast, while you sip on some mimosa and challenge your friends to a one-on-one. All is fair in the arcade and brunch!
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7. Stay up late gaming at this gaming and cocktail bar
If mornings aren’t your thing, then head to Platform, where cocktails meet all your childhood games. Feel nostalgic while playing your old favourites, such as Mario Kart and Just Dance, and of course, FIFA! Expect to drink creative cocktails paired with delicious food at this fun concept bar.
So whether you’re feeling nostalgic or just need a break from the daily grind, try out one of these nostalgic plans and relive the joy of your childhood. Who knows, you maybe even make some new memories to look back on in 20 years.