With the summer holidays fast approaching (where has this year gone?!) it’s a great time to discover the summer’s new films. From reworked classics, to brand new stories, we’ve pulled together our favourites so far. So when the weather isn’t so kind, head to your local cinema, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a few (peaceful!) hours with the kids.
The Secret Life of Pets (June 24) Kids and tweens
From the humans behind Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets is set in a New York City apartment building. A dog called Max, who thinks he’s the luckiest of pets, gets quite upset when his owner brings home a giant, shaggy dog. The story continues, and is a wonderfully imaginative comedy.
Ice Age: Collision course (July 15) Kids and tweens
The next instalment of this prehistoric fantasy adventure, this time Scart follows his precious acorn out of the Earth’s orbit. Causing all sorts of natural catastrophes, Scratt, Manny, Sid, Diego and their friends unite to lead their herd to safety.
The BFG (July 22) Kids and tweens
Based on Roald Dahl’s wonderful classic, Steven Spielburg recreates the sweet story of the one and only Big Friendly Giant. Sophie hatches a plan for the BFG to stop the not-friendly giants eating children. Although this film is family-friendly, the giants might frighten the little ones.
Finding Dory (July 29) Kids and tweens
The sequel to the much-loved Finding Nemo is here! This time, the events take place only 6 months after Finding Nemo, lovely Dory recalls some of her childhood memories and heads to Monterey and California in the hope of finding her family. A must see!
Here are some of our favourite family-friendly cinema clubs that add a bit of extra pizzazz to going to the cinema.
The Electric Cinema – perfect for early films on a Saturday, the kids will love this uber cool venue.
The Children's Film Club at The Soho Hotel – with free prosecco for parents, and lots of snacks, we are huge fans of this funky set up. Book early!
The Everyman Cinema - with fun special events like the Baby and Kids Clubs, these are the perfect activity for rainy summer days.