Lonely Planet Kids: Let’s Explore with the BFI competition


Watching films is a fantastic way to open up the world (both real and imaginary) to your little explorers: movies take you on a virtual journey and show you new things, places and ideas.

And for this month’s Lonely Planet Kids creative challenge, we’ve teamed up with London’s British Institute of Film to treat one lucky trailblazer and their family to an afternoon at the movies. They are offering children’s screenings of one of film’s most intrepid explorers, Indiana Jones, throughout July. We’re pretty sure Indiana would like our Let’s Explore… activity books with stickers, colouring and fun facts!

The Task

We’re asking your child to answer the following question (in no more than 50 words, please!):

Let’s explore the amazing world of films! Tell us which film location (real or fictional) your #lpkids most want to visit and why.

Whether your child wants to venture deep into the ocean with Nemo or explore London with Paddington Bear, it’s time to get their thinking caps on – we want to hear from them!


There are four ways you can help your child enter the Let’s Explore with the BFI competition:

By Twitter: Tweet your answer to @lpkids including #lpkidschallenge.
By email: Send their entry from your email address to Lonely Planet Kids at [email protected]
By post: Send a copy of your entry to us via post to: Let’s Explore with the BFI competition, c/o Lonely Planet, 240 Blackfriars Rd, London, SE1 8NW. Please ensure you include your email address with any entry sent via registered post so we can contact you if your child’s entry is chosen as the winner.
On your blog: Post your child’s entry to your blog and email the blog link to [email protected]

Entries must be received by 11.59pm (GMT) on 29th June 2016. With all entries, please include whether you are happy for us to share your child’s entry on Twitter. This won’t affect their entry in any way.


The most creative and inspiring entry will win four free tickets to a screening of Indiana Jones at London’s BFI (films are screened on 9 July, 15 July, 21 July, 24 July, 27 July and 31 July) plus membership to the BFI (value £40), an Indiana Jones poster and three Let’s Explore books (each worth £5.99).

If your child is unable to take advantage of these free tickets, they will be offered a bundle of LP Kids books of their choice to the value of £60. Two runner ups will also win a Lonely Planet Kids Let’s Explore… (£5.99) book of their choice plus an Indiana Jones poster from the BFI.


The British Film Institute is a charity governed by a Royal Charter. They work to preserve the history and artefacts of film and television culture and make them available to as many people as possible, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. They screens thousands of films each …read more


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