Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard #Ferdinand

Earlier this week we had an amazing morning celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard in London.  Ferdinand is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 16th April and we got to enjoy unBULLievable views across our capital, with a range of Ferdinand themed activities.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

From now until Sunday 15th April The View from The Shard are offering families the opportunity to enjoy a range of Ferdinand themed activities daily from 10am-4pm whilst enjoying the amazing views across London, with a family ticket costing £64.95.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

Family tickets include admission to The View from The Shard for 2 Adults + 2 Children OR 1 Adult + 3 Children, offering you access to London’s highest viewing gallery situated at the top of London’s tallest building.  Visit their website for full terms and conditions.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

You’ll also have access to the open air Skydeck on Level 72 where you’ll be exposed to the elements and the sounds of the city below.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

There is staff on hand to point out various landmarks across the skyline, and drinks and snacks are available to purchase.  Even the toilets offer a view! The best thing of all is that there is no time limit to your stay, making the package a real bargain.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

The views really are breathtaking and even on a dull grey day you really could see for miles.  We could easily spot Wembley Stadium and the Crystal Palace mast as well as the Olympic Stadium.  My son loves trains and he spent ages following all the train tracks as they spread out from central London.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard means that you receive one gift bag (subject to availability) per family experience ticket, containing a Ferdinand activity sheet, Bouncy ball, Pencil case, Official Guidebook, Keyring, Colouring set and a Selfie stick.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

As many of you know I turn 50 in a couple of days, and I couldn’t think of a better way to start the birthday celebrations than with 360 degree views across one of my favourite cities.  My 8 year old loved the experience and was so excited when he could spot buildings he knew well.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

He proudly told me that I’d missed The Monument at one point, shows that he remembers our Duck Tours trip from last year! When we got home he couldn’t wait to facetime his Dad to tell him all about what we’d seen.  For a child of his age, this really is an educational experience as well as fun.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

Now we can’t wait for the release of Ferdinand on DVD and Blu-Ray to relive some of our memories, although I’ve got this to keep me company in the meantime.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart.  He’s mistaken for a dangerous animal and captured and we follow him as he tries to return to the family he loves.

It’s a lovely family film, set in Spain about Ferdinand, a calf who doesn’t like fighting.  When he realises that his father hasn’t returned from a fight with a matador, Ferdinand decides to escape and eventually he finds a home with Nina and her father.  They live in the countryside near to Seville and every year they take part in the local flower festival.  Ferdinand loves flowers and looks forward to the festival every year, but he’s no longer a calf, he’s a rather large bull.  Nina’s father decides he’s too big to go to the festival and they leave without him, but he goes anyway.

So the chaos begins as nobody has ever heard of a gentle bull, surely Ferdinand must be fierce and dangerous.  After a series of calamities poor Ferdinand is captured and returned to Casa del Toros where he’d escaped from as a young calf.  Can he escape again or will he have to face El Primero, the master Matador on his last fight?

I won’t ruin the rest of the plot for you, but it’s a lovely, funny film which held my son’s attention throughout.  I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference.

We will also definitely be revisiting The View from The Shard in future and can thoroughly recommend the experience.  Even the walkways, and lifts add to the trip with facts and videos playing for you.

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

It was hard to believe how high we’d been until we looked up from the outside – wow!

Celebrating the release of Ferdinand on DVD with The View from the Shard

disclosure:  we were given complimentary tickets, a gift bag, travel assistance and a copy of the DVD in exchange for an honest review

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