We had a fun filled half term visiting some local places, with Bristol about 30 minutes down the road we have decided to try and go and visit more!
I’m embarrassed to say that even after living in the same town for all of my life, I’ve never been to Bristol Museum!!! But I’ve been now, and we all loved it – it was a shame we didn’t have a lot of time so we will have to return again in the not so distance future. It is such a big beautiful building with many staircases and I can only imagine how grand it feels to children.
We did go into the Death exhibition but only went in the child friendly bit (well as child friendly as it gets!) so we missed out the human remains. Hoping to try and pop back up kid free to have a good look at it, it finishes on 13th March so not long to go! I did take a solo look round the death: is it your right to choose? which is about assisted dying, I found it interesting to see where in the world it is legal to die by choice and I am very pro on assisted dying. I think it should be our choice to end our life if we will have no quality of life.
We had the most amazing day at @Bristol – having not visited since the kids were smaller and I can’t believe we waited this long! After spending nearly 4 and a half hours, we still didn’t manage to do it all! With two floors of hands on exhibits, there is so much to do!
Until the 29th February you will find Winter Kitchen, where you can practise milking a cow, jump in the food photo booth, find out from the food robot a tailored recipe and many other things!
Oh and not forgetting dressing up as a bee and doing a bee dance
Build it! For under 8’s you can don a high vis jacket and a hard hat and have a go at construction – from building bricks to laying roof tiles, this has the kids entertained for ages whilst the adults can have a rest supervising from the side lines.
There were so many more things we didn’t even get a chance to do such as animating, playing with bubbles, the planetarium shows in 2D and 3D and probably many more activities – not that will be a worry since we loved it so much we purchased a family year pass which we are very excited about!
On Friday we went to our local Wyevale Garden Centre for the kids to take part in Wildlife Week by painting their own little bird houses…
After all that hard work we went for lunch in the recently updated cafe which is now a Botanic Kitchen and I love the look of the place and the food was yummy!
Toys r us
To finish off half term, the kids still had vouchers left over from Christmas – so we did the stressful trip to the magical place of Toys r us! There is so many items I think it is so differcult for the kids to decide what to buy, also as parents we don’t want them to waste there money on something that isn’t going to last – or something that will only hold their attention for 2 minutes. We eventually opted for a Domino express extreme and a Nerf gun (which I’m sure was more for my husband!) for little man and a little video camera and some Shopkins for the girly – she wants to be a you tube star! How times change!
Hope everyone had a fab half term and hope your getting back into the swing of the school runs again!