So it’s been a pretty rubbish Summer weather wise. My plans for the summer were to rock up to a park armed with a picnic and let Bear Cub wear himself out running around, exploring and playing all day, every day but the rain unfortunately had other ideas. This has made it even more difficult to find cheap/free things to do with Bear-Cub. On top of that, the hype around staying away from central London during the Olympics, meant my best friend from school and I planned a trip to the London Science Museum with a little trepidation. Jo brought three of her four children aged, 12, 7 and 4 and of course Bear-Cub aged 3 was with us.
Not only did we both have a super smooth journey to the museum (she from Milton Keynes and me from West London) but we discovered the much hyped overcrowding warnings had scared off the masses and though by no means empty, the museums were definitely less full than usual.
I cannot recommend the Science museum enough. Not only did it adequately stimulate, entertain and engage all four kids (despite the difference in ages) there was more than enough to fill an entire day. Most importantly it’s free!
We found the Science museum had just the right balance of displays and exhibitions as well as engaging activities that the kids could experience hands on.
We started with an indoor picnic in the spacious picnic area.
Then Bear-Cub and his four year-old girlfriend for the day rode on a min version of the Red Arrows simulator while the 7-year-old and 12-year-old tried the real thing.
To Bear-Cub’s delight there was a whole floor dedicated to aeroplanes and flight.
We spent the longest time in the launchpad interactive area where there were plenty of hands-on activities to occupy all the kids and the mummies too!
By the end of the day we were all exhausted but it was a great, free day out that could work in any weather. Our best day in the holidays so far and as we still didn’t get round to seeing everything there is to see we plan to go again, next time it rains!