Category Archives: teens

09Apr/13

The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London

The key attraction at the Natural History Museum is the dinosaurs. We’ve visited with our son Harry a few times over the last few years, and it is always the area that we head for first. It can get very busy, so it’s worth planning your visit for either early in the morning or later in the day. You follow an elevated walkway past dinosaur skeletons along with some brief information about the dinosaurs, then you head downstairs for more detailed information about the different types of dinosaur – how they moved, what they ate, what they looked like and so on. In between the two areas prepare yourself for the unavoidable moving, roaring Tyrannosaurs Rex – it seems to terrify most young children going past it!

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18Feb/13

The Deep, Hull, East Yorkshire

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05Feb/13

Wembley Stadium Tour, London

Supporting Chester FC means trips to Wembley have been non existent over the years so when we invited to the capital to visit the national stadium we knew it would be pretty different to the usual rope around a field, dog poo pitches that we’re used to in the lower leagues!

Wembley Park tube station serves the area and as we stepped out of the station, we were greeted with the magnificent sight of the famous stadium with its towering arch which can be seen right across London’s skyline.


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24Jan/13

Sledging. Everywhere.

For us, it has been the perfect weather for one of our favourite days out – sledging!!


We live in a very flat area of the UK and really only have one hilly bit, and it gets very popular. But you can’t beat sledging. It’s fun, free, and with a hint of peril.

Just remember to wrap up warm, take a flask, and park your car carefully if you need to drive. Take car blankets and tyre mats just in case. And a warm fluffy towel. Don’t forget your sledge. Continue reading

19Sep/12

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford

During our epic trip around the UK over Easter, we spent a day with my Dad in Oxford. Having lived in and around Oxford for most of my life, I love going back with my children to visit.
 
It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon when we arrived and my Dad suggested a visit to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and the Pitt Rivers Museum next door which are about ten minutes from his house. He thought our son would love to see the dinosaurs in the Natural History section. Even though we had been to the Natural History Museum the day before, the boy was very excited about another trip to a museum.

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08Sep/12

Park Rose Bird of Prey and Animal Centre, Carnaby, East Yorkshire

UPDATE – This review has been superseded by this one on Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park.

Park Rose Bird of Prey and Animal Centre is part of the Park Rose village just south of Bridlington in East Yorkshire.
 
The centre is quite small and basically is a collection of animals and birds around a central display field, and an indoor sand-pit play area.

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