days out film review London parenting

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid screening with Joules Clothing

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid screening with Joules Clothing

Today we were invited by Joules Clothing to attend a screening of the latest film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, at 20th Century Fox.

I’d heard of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of fiction books, written by the American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney. All the main books are the journals of the main character, Greg Heffley. We haven’t read any of the books or watched the previous films but were excited to see the film based on the trailer, which we all thought was funny.

We had a lovely afternoon in London before the screening. When I asked my children what they wanted to see my daughter said The Disney Store and my son said The Lego Store. So we visited both and had a great time looking at all the new toys – we may have bought some of the new Disney Cars 3 toys!

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid screening with Joules Clothing

Then we walked through China Town to the screening venue. We were handed generous goody bags before taking our seats in the screening room.

The Long Haul takes place one year after the events of the previous film, Dog Days. The main character is Greg Heffley, who is publicly humiliated after an incident at “Corny’s Family-Style Restaurant”. thanks to the advent of social media his misdemeanour soon goes viral. He decides to eliminate his humiliation by going to a video game convention where his idol, gamer Mac Digby, will be attempting to break a world record. His plan uses a family road trip to his great-grandma’s house as a way to sneak into the video game convention, as both events are being held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The family almost don’t make it, thanks to Greg’s schemes, his brother Rodrick’s general obliviousness, and several strange occurrences which involve a pig.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid screening with Joules Clothing

This is a great family film and we all really enjoyed it. My 7 year old son loved the bits relating to mud, poo or wee. He’s very aware of social media and liked the references to phones, video gaming and YouTube. The children both received copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and I’m really hoping this will break the spell of Star Wars.

A huge thanks to Joules for inviting us to the screening today and the fantastic goody bags. 


  • Reply
    May 31, 2017 at 8:15 am

    My little cousin loved the book so I’m sure this is something she would be looking to see ASAP. Sounded like a great day out.

  • Reply
    May 31, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I’ve never read this before but my little sister was obsessed with it. Hope you had a fabulous day out xo

  • Reply
    May 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

    My son saw a trailer for this and has been begging to go ever since, I’m glad to hear you all had a good time! 🙂

  • Reply
    Ashleigh Dougherty
    May 31, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Aww, I hope they had a lovely time and enjoyed the film. I have never read the book or seen the films!

  • Reply
    May 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    This film sounds exactly like something my little brother will like!

  • Reply
    Ana De- Jesus
    May 31, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    How lovely that Joules invited you to a screening and gave you fab goody bags as well. Glad you all had fun x

  • Reply
    Leigh Travers
    May 31, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Aww that’s lovely that Joules invited you along for a screening! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

  • Reply
    May 31, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I watched the first movie actually! It was pretty funny! Sounds like a great event for the little ones, how nice to be able to get them involved! x

  • Reply
    Monday happy things {Week 140} -
    June 5, 2017 at 7:45 am

    […] Back in London we had a family trip into London for a special screening of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid film thanks to Joules. On the way we visited the Disney Store and spent far too long looking at toys. You can read about what we thought of the film. […]

  • Reply
    Win Diary of a Wimpy Kid books -
    June 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    […] few weeks ago we went to a screening of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kids film. It’s a great family film and really encouraged my 7 year old to start reading the Diary of a […]

  • Reply
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul DVD giveaway -
    September 23, 2017 at 8:48 am

    […] this year we all enjoyed a screening of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. We all absolutely loved […]

  • Reply
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid painted rocks -
    April 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    […] Diary of a Wimpy Kid screening with Joules […]

  • Leave a Reply