Last Monday we celebrated our first day out of the summer holiday, later than planned due to Matthew’s self isolation. To cheer him up, we decided to go to STEAM in Swindon. We purchased tickets in advance as this is necessary as part of the Covid guidance to reduce numbers to allow social distancing. Masks […]
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Holiday 2019: Callendar Park, Kelpies, Bo’ness and Kinneil
I had high hopes for Callendar Park as it had excellent reviews but I was left a little disappointed. The atmosphere was somehow quite oppressive inside the house although there were things for the children to do such as dressing up and colouring. Many reviews had mentioned outdoor play activities but there was nothing. A […]
Holiday 2019: train fun at York’s National Railway Museum and Shildon’s Locomotion, then into Scotland: Jedburgh
A hearty breakfast then a brisk walk to the National Railway Muesum, reliving the scenes frmom York that we remembered from our holiday 3 years ago. Matthew’s train obsession still simmers alondside his dinosaur one and he greeted the engines like old friends (well, they pretended to be chased by Eurostar but that’s the same […]
IoW2017: Steam railway
Well this was a no brainer really, wasn’t it?! Before we went Anya announced she thought trains were boring but then she was just as spellbound as the rest of us… The railway has an exhibition room and museum to trace the history of steam. The kids loved having a chance to fire an engine […]