Barbie™ The Pearl Princess is available on DVD from 17th February, and a range of Barbie™ The Pearl Princess dolls and a playset is also available. The film, set in a magical underwater kingdom sees Barbie™ transformed into Lumina, a mermaid with a royal secret. Join her and her seahorse best friend, Kuda, as they embark on an aquatic adventure and watch as she discovers her true destiny and ultimately saves the kingdom.
Little fans can also re-create her adventures and learn to dive for 'pearls'; ride 'seahorses'; explore underwater kingdoms and swim like a real mermaid at 50 Virgin Active pools across the country on Wednesday 19th February.
The sessions are open to children ages 3-6 and are free to both members and non-members. Head to the Virgin Active website for more details and to book your place.
Small groups of children will be taught and supervised by trained swimming teachers and the lessons are accredited by the Swimming Teachers Association. At the end of the session and each swimmer will also receive an exclusive Barbie™ Swim Diploma.
We went along to the preview event at the Virgin Active gym in Islington this weekend, and Ruby had an absolute blast. She goes to regular swimming lessons every week, but this was so much more engaging and interactive, it was a joy to watch her imagination soar as the instructors led her into the magical world full of underwater delights.
Pool noodles became rainbows or seahorses to ride; plastic balls were transformed into magical pearls; hoops enabled underwater diving and the children were encouraged to gain confidence underwater by exploring the creatures on the submerged special raised platforms.
She perfected the mermaid body wiggle stroke and learnt to kick keeping her knees together.
I'd thoroughly recommend these sessions, so why not head over and book your free place now.
Disclosure: We were invited to the preview event. All views expressed are my own.