Meeting Ferdinand at the Shard

Ferdinand at the Shard

Over the Christmas holidays the kids were desperate to see the film Ferdinand, but we didn’t get to see it until February half term.

It tells the story of giant bull, Ferdinand, who absolutely LOVES flowers.

After being mistaken for a dangerous beast at a flower festival, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies together a misfit team for the ultimate adventure and proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

This Easter, to commemorate Ferdinand being released on Digital Download on 10th April and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on date16th April, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have teamed up with the city’s famous landmark, The Shard, to celebrate the big smoke’s un-bull-ievable views and we were invited along to the launch.

Ferdinand

Greeted by a huge floral display, we were ushered inside and given fun hats and a challenge sheet as we completed the security checks before climbing in the ultra fast lift to the 69th floor, where the View from the Shard gives you the chance to drink in the spectacular 64km (40 mile), 360-degree view on offer.

Shard View

The Ferdinand challenge sheet asks you to spot both modern and historic landmarks, including The Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Olympic Park and Wembley Stadium as well as flowers which are hidden throughout the two public floors for the chance to win a family ticket back to the Shard.

Ferdinand Worksheet

The kids were brilliant at spotting the landmarks but also loved all the other activities on offer which included games and dancing with the Ministry of Fun and face painting.

Facepainting the Shard

The 72nd floor is an open air floor called the Sky Deck, and can get a little chilly. You can even hear what is going on outside, but the real star of the show was a huge floral display of Ferdinand himself.

Floral Ferdinand

Also on the Sky Deck are two new exhilarating Virtual Reality experiences. Are you brave enough to test your balance on ‘Vertigo’ or enjoy the thrill of ‘The Slide’ travelling at up to 100 miles per hour?

Sadly, I couldn’t persuade the kids to give it a go, but want to return with Hubby so we can give it a try.

Ferdinand Bull

Book a family experience ticket between 30 March – 15 April 2018 and you and your herd could be in with a chance to win an un-bull-ievable trip to the fiesta capital, Barcelona!

Eliza Ferdinand

A family ticket to The Shard costs £64.95 in advance and £79.95 on the day.

16 thoughts on “Meeting Ferdinand at the Shard

  1. Katie says:

    I’m really out of the loop, I had no idea there was a film called Ferdinand around. Looks like you had a great time, I love the Shard!

    Katie xoxo

  2. What a lovely event! I really wanted to see this at the cinema, but didn’t get around to it!

  3. Anosa says:

    I am yet to see Ferdinand or visit the shard but both are on my life. That floral arrangement looks really lovely and sounds like a well spent day in the capital

  4. Stephanie says:

    I love The Shard such a exciting place to visit anyway but great fun with the film feature too.. great competition!

  5. What a fun way to enjoy time with kids! And the location is spectacular x

  6. We didn’t get to see Ferdinand in the cinema so I’m glad to hear it’s available on dvd now. And I got to enjoy both floors of the Shard last year and the views are amazing. But I wouldn’t be brave enough to try their new experiences!

  7. Kirsty says:

    The virtuoso reality challenge sounds terrifying and fun at the same time. I remember seeing this film advertised so it’s lovely to see it being recreated for a family experience. The face painting looks so impressively

  8. Gemma says:

    Oh my gosh, what a fun day out and experience. I’ve never been to the Shard, bit scared of heights.

  9. This looks like such a fun event. We have not seen Ferdinand yet, I might have to download for our upcoming holiday as I am sure my children would love it x

  10. The VR sounds amazing! Love the sound of the activity spotting the different landmarks we haven’t been to London for so long! X

  11. Sarah says:

    Awww this sounds like a really sweet movie, and it looks like you all had a lot of fun!

  12. We were away and couldn’t make this but I’m sure my kids would have had fun. We haven’t seen Ferdinand yet. Mich x

  13. Jon says:

    Looks like you had a great time! That film seemed to be everywhere during half term!

  14. Sonia Cave says:

    This experience looks absolutely fantastic. This was the first movie my children saw in Sweden and they loved it, as did we we….they even understood most of it.

  15. Helen says:

    Aww this looks like so much fun! I’ve seen Ferdinand advertised at the cinema and it caught my daughter’s eye too. We must make a trip to the cinema to see it soon 🙂

  16. Ferdinand was loved by the children and I love that the Shard have paired this with some fun activities. I’m not quite sure I’d be brave enough for the VR.

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