Travelling, Days Out and Child Friendly Events

Fun at the Natural History Museum @nhm_london #NHMLondon

On a whim last Sunday, hubby and I decided to take advantage of our last day of freedom before the work/school routine resumed and took the girls into town to the Natural History Museum. We went in Summer 2012, but 4yo had only just turned three and 23mo was a small baby so it was all a little lost on them. This time round they both loved it! I’ve included the main highlights in the photo above.

20140106-171753.jpgThe girls are really into the Eric Carle books Brown Bear, Brown Bear; Panda Bear, Panda Bear and Polar Bear, Polar Bear. Largely based on the animals in these books, we wrote a list in the morning of everything we hoped to see at the museum. Not only did we manage to tick almost everything off, the list kept 4yo focussed for the entire two hours that we were there. 23mo mostly enjoyed the view from her buggy, but really loved pointing at the animals and saying their names.

Although I was totally shattered by the time we got home, it was a fab day out and one that we’ll not forget in a hurry. I can’t recommend it highly enough if you get the chance to take your own kids there!

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14 Comments

  1. Thanks so much everyone, we had a great day out! I feel very fortunate to live so close to these amazing institutions

  2. I love the National History Museum, even when we’re not visiting – when we pass we look at the building and count all the animals we can find. Love the idea of a list. Amazing place! xx

  3. judithkingston says:

    Good to know that they enjoy it at that age, I have been wondering when you can start taking them to museums! I’ll wait one more year then to avoid disappointment. 🙂

  4. Fabulous, it’s such a great museum 🙂

  5. I so want to go here!! i have always wanted to go but have yet to make it there!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  6. I think we’ll try a visit later this year, I used to love visiting when I was a child #magicmoments

  7. We love the natural history museum but we’ve never taken little z. I reckon he’d really love it now. Hmmmmm you’ve put thoughts into my head now 🙂

  8. A lovely day out, the Natural History Museum is such a great place. #MagicMoments

  9. I’m hoping the visit the Natural History Musuem when I’m in London in February, love the idea of ticking off animals on a list, think my 3 year old would love it

  10. My kids love the National History Museum, good to catch it when it isn’t too busy too. #MagicMoments

  11. It sounds like a great day out….my most recent memories of it are trying to get a much younger Boy past the walking with dinosaurs….and it certainly sounds like a good idea to write a list and link to a familiar book!

  12. That’s a great idea with the ticking things off – I wish I’d thought of that when mine were little.

  13. Oh fab, I can’t wait to go there with Monkey but will wait till he’s a little older I think, just as it’s a bit far, but I am sure he will love it when we do go!

  14. Looks so good there – we must go!

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