Today marked the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul on DVD and to help celebrate we were invited along to London to board a Party Bus to watch the movie in style.
The kids both love Diary of a Wimpy Kid so were excited to be able to watch in style and the day certainly didn’t disappoint.
If you’ve not yet seen the movie it is about a family road trip, but as we all know, these never go to plan in movies so we all know to expect some twists and turns along the way.
The road trip sees the Heffley family head off ready to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party only Greg has other ideas and en-route really wants to head off to the Video Game convention. Of course his parents would ever agree so he plans to trick them into visiting with plans to sneak in without them noticing he is missing.
With family time top of Mum’s agenda she bans all mobile devices and they are left to make their own entertainment – it’s only a matter of time before boredom sets in and the children are bickering. During a pit stop Greg makes an enemy of a neighboring family when he asks the children to keep the noise down but the altercation ends in a trolley being crashed into the Dad’s van who’s then left gunning for Greg.
The comedy continues when Greg, tired and ready for bed enters the wrong motel room and wakes the following morning face to face with this man. He then doesn’t seem able to escape the family who seem to visit all the same places as his family, including the county fair where the family then win a micro pig who then continues the road trip with them for a little while.
This is a movie full of giggles and adventures which the whole family will enjoy.
Watching the movie on a party bus was great fun, and with the help of sickness bands and tablets we made it to our end destination near the end of the movie for all the children to have lots of fun on a Pig farm.
We were taken to Kew Little Pigs Farm in Amersham where we were all able to enter the pigs enclosures and to pet and play with them, we could even rub their bellies and brush them too.
Although it was rather muddy and we lacked welly boots it was great fun and the children were all so excited.
There were squeals of happiness from the pigs and the children and I’m sure this was definitely the highlight of their half term.
Unlike in the movie, we couldn’t bring those pigs home with us but to make up for it we headed off for a wonderful lunch at the Crowne Plaza before heading back onto the party bus where the children asked to watch the movie again – a sign of a great film when they want to watch it again and again.
I won’t spoil the movie by going into any more details, you’ll have to watch it for yourselves.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is available now on Blu-ray and DVD, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment