Cinema trips are a real treat and we nothing more than sitting down for a couple of hours with oodles of popcorn and drinks and watching a movie.
Most kids films we see at the cinema are big budget, animated films, but when I saw that Cineworld was showing an independent and locally made film, I booked tickets to go and see it.
On their annual summer camp holiday, four misfit kids suspect that the park’s mascot has been murdered! But no-one believes them so they start to investigate… Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?
Filmed in the popular Freshwater Beach Caravan Park in West Bay, Dorset, the film follows Billie, The Colonel, Woody, Shiv and Billie’s big brother Swindon as they go on an adventure.
Nelson Nutmeg – the lovable squirrel mascot of their seaside caravan park, is apparently thrown from the infamous red cliffs, made famous by Broadchurch, and immortalised upon a campfire.
The film took me back to children’s films I used to watch as a child – ones that follow the children and their adventures, rather than being adult led.
I was worried that the kids wouldn’t enjoy it as it wasn’t a big budget blockbuster that they are used to seeing at the cinema, but they LOVED it.
Isaac liked the mystery of trying to work out what happened to the squirrel and they all liked that it was the sort of adventure that they could have on holiday.
They also recognised where it was filmed and were excited by the fact that they had played on that beach.
Nelson Nutmeg is a feel good family film with plenty of plot twists and turns to keep even the adults guessing!!
Check out the Nelson Nutmeg website for a competition to win a family holiday to Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, where the movie was filmed.