Armchair Adventures: A Join-In Story Podcast for Kids

Made By Mortals

I'm on the lookout for some curious, brave and silly explorers to join me on an adventure! Hey! I’m Connie Chief Adventurer here at Armchair Adventures Travel Agency - where we specialise in journeys of the imagination. It's a super fun and a little bit bonkers, join-in story podcast for kids aged 6 to 10. Join me and my gang of explorers for a new adventure in every episode. You’ll visit magical places, meet extraordinary people and learn a thing or two along the way. It’s packed full of sing and move-along fun. It's perfect for playtime, those gloomy rainy days, boring car journeys, and with your gran! New episodes are released twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Best Kids and Family Podcast  - Bronze - British Podcast Awards 2022 Produced by Made By Mortals | http://MadebyMortals.org | @MadebyMortals read less
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A Musical Extravaganza Adventure – Part 2
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A Musical Extravaganza Adventure – Part 2
The next stop is the string family from the ice cream parlour! Mrs Maestro's journey to get the musicians in the orchestra to the super-duper concert on time continues. Mrs Maestro gets confused when it's time to pay for all those delicious ice creams, and Connie and her customers come to her aid. 🚌🎻🍦“Don’t worry Mrs Maestro, let’s do it together. We’ll help you. Isn’t that right gang?”The next pickup is the brass family from the Great Grand Palace- a royal but somewhat overwhelming experience. And then it’s the percussion family from the disco, and it’s time to dance, dance, dance! In this episode, we continue honing our conducting skills using hand gestures to control the music. But don’t worry, the professional conductor is meeting us at the concert hall to conduct the orchestra in the super-duper concert. But only if we can get the musicians there on time! And now we are running super late!----------------------------------------------Say hello adventurer!Website: armchair-adventures.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com/armchairadventuresUKInstagram: @armchairadventuresukTikTok: @armchairadventuresPatreon: www.patreon.com/armchairadventures#armchairadventures #podcast #childrensstories #podcastforkids #bedtimestory #bedtimestories #podcastformomsCredits Produced by Made By MortalsActors - Hannah Donelon and Kerry Willison-ParryWriter – Paul HineMusic - AJS MusicSound Design - Blueprint StudiosMusicians - Hannah McCabe, Caroline Pether, Aine MolinesFunded by the Arts Council of England. Our next episode will be out Thursday 7th of March! 😀
A Musical Extravaganza Adventure – Part 1
08-02-2024
A Musical Extravaganza Adventure – Part 1
Meet Mrs Maestro- a local bus company owner and music super-fan. Join her, Connie, and Connie’s customers en route to pick up the musicians in an orchestra and get them to the super-duper concert on time.🚌🎻🎼“We love music. It sets our imaginations wild and free”. In this episode (the first of three musical specials), Mrs Maestro’s ancient steam-powered patented route planner blows up, and she is forced to try to remember her route and the order of her pickups. Poor Mrs Maestro’s memory is ‘on the blink’ and believes she’ll never remember. Her grumpy bus driver, Darren, doesn’t help. So it’s up to Connie, the adventurers (you) and her customers to come to the rescue with the power of music. First stop…the park to pick up the woodwind family.These next three episodes contain original music played by some incredible orchestra musicians. Hold on to your hats; it’s gonna be a musical blast!----------------------------------------------Say hello adventurer!Website: armchair-adventures.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com/armchairadventuresUKInstagram: @armchairadventuresukTikTok: @armchairadventuresPatreon: www.patreon.com/armchairadventures#armchairadventures #podcast #childrensstories #podcastforkids #bedtimestory #bedtimestories #podcastformomsCredits Produced by Made By MortalsActors - Hannah Donelon and Kerry Willison-ParryWriter – Paul HineMusic -AJS MusicSound Design - Blueprint StudiosMusicians - Hannah McCabe, Caroline Pether, Aine Molines                                                   Our next episode  will be out Thursday 22nd of February!😀
A Girl Power Scrapbook Adventure - Part 1
04-01-2024
A Girl Power Scrapbook Adventure - Part 1
"Girls are strong, and girls are clever, look out world 'cos here we come!"🦸‍♀️📕💖Connie is asked to sing at the local mayor's inspirational women's event but needs a little self-belief. So, her lovely customers take her on an adventure inside Ada's Girl Power scrapbook!All the amazing women come to life in the scrapbook pictures and teach Connie and the gang how important it is to celebrate women and their achievements. Girls can do anything! 💪We meet Ada Summers, the first justice of the peace in England, not to mention professional boxer, footballer and broadcaster Stacey Copeland.⚽But, oh no....Connie's Uncle Chris arrives early to scan the book ready for the event! Will the adventurers make it out of Ada's scrapbook in time? Or will they be scanned into cyberspace and forced to live on the internet forever? 😱 Listen now to find out!----------------------------------------------Say hello adventurer!Website: armchair-adventures.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com/armchairadventuresUKInstagram: @armchairadventuresukTikTok: @armchairadventuresPatreon: www.patreon.com/armchairadventures#armchairadventures #podcast #childrensstories #podcastforkids #bedtimestory #bedtimestories #podcastformomsCredits Produced by Made By MortalsActors - Hannah DonelonWriter – Chris BrettMusic - AJS MusicSound Design - Blueprint Studios                                                                             Funded by- Historic England’s ‘Know Your Neighbourhood’ fund With extra special thanks to our guest adventurers, Mayor of Tameside Cllr Sharif and Stacey Copeland.Part 2 of this episode will be out Thursday 18th of January!😀
A Hindu Wedding Adventure - Part 2
16-11-2023
A Hindu Wedding Adventure - Part 2
Connie and her customers are in the vibrant land of Gujarat, India, where Connie and her fellow adventurers are immersed in the festivities of a traditional Hindu wedding!“Traditions give the next generation an understanding of their cultural background.”  👳🏽✨❤In part 2, Connie is still in Gujarat and super nervous about being a bridesmaid! Dipak Dristi, a social group for older people of South Asian heritage and extra special guest adventurers, help take her mind off things with an amazing story about Hanuman, the son of the God of wind. 🌬The monsoon is still going as Connie falls asleep. Will she be able to make it back for Sura's sister's wedding? You'll have to listen to find out! 🌧----------------------------------------------Say hello adventurer!Website: armchair-adventures.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com/armchairadventuresUKInstagram: @armchairadventuresukTikTok: @armchairadventuresPatreon: www.patreon.com/armchairadventures#ArmchairAdventures #podcast #joininstory #bedtimestory #childrensstoryCredits Produced by Made By MortalsActor - Hannah DonelonWriter – Francesca WaiteMusic - AJS MusicSound Design - Blueprint Studios                                                                          Funded by: The National Lottery Community Fund and National Lottery PlayersWith extra special thanks to our guest adventurers, Dipak Dristi!The next episode will be out Thursday 30th November! 😀
A Top Of The Scary Movie Pops Adventure
23-10-2023
A Top Of The Scary Movie Pops Adventure
Connie is making her own scary movie! So she's set Uncle Chris and his local community theatre group a mission to collect the top ten ingredients she needs to make a super scary mooooovie!  🎥 👻“Scary movies often start on a stormy night, with fog, rain, thunder, lightning, and strong winds lashing against the side of an old house high up on a hill for example!” 🎃👻🐾Join Uncle Chris and his community theatre group as they embark on a mission to create the ultimate scary movie! They explore the top ten things that make a movie scary while dealing with unexpected guests, mysterious bites, and a mischievous dog on the loose!Ready to get spooky adventurers? ----------------------------------------------Say hello adventurer!Website: armchair-adventures.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com/armchairadventuresUKInstagram: @armchairadventuresukTikTok: @armchairadventuresPatreon: www.patreon.com/armchairadventures#ArmchairAdventures #podcast #joininstory #bedtimestory #childrensstoryCredits Produced by Made By MortalsActors - Hannah Donelon & Chris BrettWriter - Paul HineMusic - AJS MusicSound Design - Blueprint StudiosThe next episode will be out Thursday 2nd November Adventurers! 😀Mentioned in this episode:Armchair Adventurer Fan Club!🔎We’re on the lookout for curious, cool, and super adventurers to join the Official Armchair Adventures Fan Club! By supporting our Patreon and as a big, fat thank-you we’ll reward you with some brilliant and exclusive Armchair Adventures rewards - woohoo! Your kind support through Patreon will ensure that we can continue to create fun, educational adventures for kids across the world, and support the important intergenerational work we do to give older people a voice and platform to share their stories and experiences. Your support means the absolute world to us! ❤️
A Digging Into The Past Adventure - Part 2
19-10-2023
A Digging Into The Past Adventure - Part 2
“This adventure is helping me feel happier and more relaxed too. Being up here, floating in space.” 👩‍🚀 🌎It’s part 2 of our Digging Into The Past Adventure! And we are shooting with the stars in this adventure! 💫Connie is feeling anxious about her upcoming house move, so Walter suggests some SPACE archaeology to help Connie get a new perspective on her worries. 🚀 The gang are joined in this episode by an extra special guest: Campbell, an Egyptologist from Manchester Museums.----------------------------------------------Say hello adventurer!Website: armchair-adventures.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com/armchairadventuresUKInstagram: @armchairadventuresukTikTok: @armchairadventuresPatreon: www.patreon.com/armchairadventures#ArmchairAdventures #podcast #joininstory #bedtimestory #childrensstoryCredits Produced by Made By MortalsWith help from Manchester MuseumActors - Hannah DonelonWriter - Paul HineMusic - AJS MusicSound Design - Blueprint StudiosMentioned in this episode:Join The Armchair Adventures Fan ClubWe've got some exciting news for you…📣 To coincide with the launch of Season 4 of Armchair Adventures, we have launched our brand-new Armchair Adventure Fan Club! We’re calling on all our curious, cool, and super adventurers to join our Official Fan Club on Patreon. By joining the fan club, you'll help us to: 1. 🌍 Make adventures that kids across the globe can enjoy. 2. 🗣️ Give older people a platform to share their incredible stories and experiences. We need your help to make this mission a reality! By becoming a part of our Patreon community, you'll support our cause and unlock a treasure trove of exclusive Armchair Adventures rewards. How exciting is that? 🎉 Click here to discover our 3 membership tiers. Thanks for your support!
A Digging Into The Past Adventure - Part 1
05-10-2023
A Digging Into The Past Adventure - Part 1
We are DIGGING series 4, as Connie takes a break from packing to explore an archaeological dig! “Archaeology is a way to build connections between us and the people who came before us.”  ⛏️🏺🗺️Welcome back adventurers to a BRAND NEW SERIES of Armchair Adventures! In this exciting first episode, Connie and her regular customers are joined by Dr Campbell Price, an Egyptologist from Manchester Museum!Connie and her family are moving house soon, but Connie is struggling with the thought of living somewhere new and leaving all her memories behind. Luckily Walter's on hand to help and his genius idea leads the gang to a local construction site. Campbell reveals the excitement of local archaeology, as the gang unearth treasures, like a World War I medal, a Victorian candlestick and even Viking poop. Eeeww!!What will you discover on the archaeological dig adventurer?Also new for series 4, you can now join our Armchair Adventure fan club. Click here for more details. ----------------------------------------------Say hello adventurer!Website: armchair-adventures.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com/armchairadventuresUKInstagram: @armchairadventuresukTikTok: @armchairadventuresPatreon: www.patreon.com/armchairadventures#ArmchairAdventures #podcast #joininstory #bedtimestory #childrensstoryCredits Produced by Made By MortalsWith help from Manchester MuseumActors - Hannah DonelonWriter - Paul HineMusic - AJS MusicSound Design - Blueprint StudiosPart Two of this Armchair Adventure will be released on Thursday 19th October, see you there guys!Mentioned in this episode:Join The Armchair Adventures Fan ClubWe've got some exciting news for you…📣 To coincide with the launch of Season 4 of Armchair Adventures, we have launched our brand-new Armchair Adventure Fan Club! We’re calling on all our curious, cool, and super adventurers to join our Official Fan Club on Patreon. By joining the fan club, you'll help us to: 1. 🌍 Make adventures that kids across the globe can enjoy. 2. 🗣️ Give older people a platform to share their incredible stories and experiences. We need your help to make this mission a reality! By becoming a part of our Patreon community, you'll support our cause and unlock a treasure trove of exclusive Armchair Adventures rewards. How exciting is that? 🎉 Click here to discover our 3 membership tiers. Thanks for your support!
A Magical Mystery Cycling Adventure - Part 1
04-05-2023
A Magical Mystery Cycling Adventure - Part 1
Get ready to pedal as you join Connie and the gang on a very special bike ride!“That’s the thing with riding your bike, you’re not on anyone else’s timetable, you’re free to explore!” ✨🚲✨At the Armchair Adventures Travel Agency, Connie is getting ready for another journey of the imagination with the gang. Customer Christine decides that it’s time for a magical cycling adventure because she’s about to donate her bike to The Bike Kitchen. She would love one last spin with her friends before passing it on for someone else to enjoy!Connie’s bike has loads of gears and gadgets and she can’t wait to get some snaps of it on social media, but she’s in for a bit of a bumpy ride whilst she gets to grips with it. Join in at home as we journey over hill, underwater and even up into space! This episode of Armchair Adventures is funded by the Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund, supported by SUEZ.----------------------------------------------Say hello adventurer!Website: armchair-adventures.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com/armchairadventuresUKInstagram: @armchairadventuresukTikTok: @armchairadventuresPatreon: www.patreon.com/armchairadventures#ArmchairAdventures #podcast #joininstory #bedtimestory #childrensstoryCredits Produced by Made By MortalsActors - Hannah Donelon & Chris BrettWriter - Becky PrestwichMusic - AJS MusicSound Design - Blueprint StudiosMake sure you listen to Part Two, released on Thursday 18th May!