To think Horrible Histories should run Med cruises?
ElphabaTheGreen · 31/03/2021 05:30
Our DSs (8yo and 6yo) are obsessed with history and DS1 particularly wants to see the pyramids, the Acropolis and the Coliseum. DH and I felt a bit weak at the thought of organising our own jaunts to these places so thought a Mediterranean cruise would be a handy compromise - a hop-on-hop-off of antiquities if you will. (We wouldn’t be going until at least 2022, obvs...)
Sure enough, there are plenty of cruises covering just the itinerary we’re after...but they’re all clearly geared to the middle-aged/elderly market and appear to be deliberately placed in term times, presumably to minimise kids annoying their usual clientele, which I totally get.
But it got me thinking...there are so many ‘Horrible’ offshoots. Why doesn’t the Horrible Histories lot charter one/some of these ships during British/European school holiday times? Instead of the showgirls, they could have pop up actors on board doing Awful Egyptians skits before Alexandria, Rotten Romans before Italy, Athenian-Spartan Wife Swap before Greece etc. They could have food which approximates the local cuisine as a gentle introduction to the different foods in each region (our DSs are fussy as fuck and would live on chips and pizza for the duration of any trip like this otherwise ).
We would totally pay for that and our DSs would absolutely bloody love it. Are we the only ones?
(If this is a scathingly brilliant idea, Terry Deary, you may PM me for bank details for the ensuing royalties )
ElphabaTheGreen · 31/03/2021 06:08
Brian Cox makes me all wibbly with The Passions...I’d be putting the DCs into the onboard pankration lessons to go and sit in a darkened lecture theatre to listen to him...
BikeRunSki · 31/03/2021 07:06
We’d come!! DS(now 12) loves HH.
In the meantime, see if you can a ticket for one of their car park stage shows.
MoonfacedMilksop · 31/03/2021 07:07
My partner is a lecturer who has done some stuff for BBC Bitesize. He went on a family educational cruise to Iceland for kids to learn about the Northern Lights, astronomy and navigation. He was told to aim the talks at kids aged 10-13. The youngest person that attended any of his talks was in their 40’s. He had all these pensioners doing games designed for tweens but apparently they loved it anyway. I think it would take a lot of rebranding, or maybe Disney cruises could start offering them?
TheWitchersWife · 31/03/2021 07:09
Me and DH watched horrible histories together on Netflix, alot, before we even has our boys.
We use the catchphrases regularly to each other and no one else gets it.
We have 2 children who are now nearly 4 and 2 and we're trying to get them to sing along with some of the songs.
I would be all up for a horrible histories cruise. I think there needs to be more fun and educational trips for children (though I would also very much enjoy it).
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