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Afternoon tea at The Furchester Hotel

Today we were invited to the Millennium Mayfair Hotel in the West End for afternoon tea with the stars of The Furchester Hotel. The weather was beautiful so first we enjoyed a walk in Green Park and admired the daffodils before heading to the hotel.

The Furchester Hotel made its debut on CBeebies in September and was the number one rated new children’s show last autumn.  Aimed at 3 to 6 year-olds the show follows a close-knit family of cheerful Muppet monsters who own and operate an ‘almost’ world-class hotel.

IMG_1284The children were very excited as they really enjoy The Furchester Hotel. We watched a new episode (which will be on CBeebies in May) before the stars of the show came to meet us.

The Furchester Hotel has recently launched an adorable new toy range from HASBRO aimed at 12 months and upwards including 9’,11’ and 20’ inch plush characters and a single figure assortment.

The Furchester Hotel soft toysWe then enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes before heading home. The children were very kindly given a Cookie Monster and Sophie to bring home to live with us too.

 

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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

We started off our Easter holidays with a visit to the wonderful Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. The Museum is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and features three interactive galleries: Boy gallery looks at Roald Dahl’s school days while Solo gallery houses his original Writing Hut. The Story Centre puts your imagination centre-stage with fantabulous activities to inspire the writer in you.

roald dahl museumWe were there to celebrate the launch of the BBC One adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman which is now available on DVD and digital release in the UK. The jam-packed day included a screening of the film, a tortoise hunt, craft activities, dressing up and face painting.

roald dahl museumWe were also treated to a special Roald Dahl talk in the replica Writing Hut and were able to see some props from the BBC film, including Mr Hoppy’s Tortoise Catcher, in Solo Gallery.

roald dahl museumThe children had a lovely time and we can’t wait to go back the the Museum and start reading some Roald Dahl books at home! After we had finished at the Museum we stopped for a snack in the car before heading off to nearby Chesham.

IMG_1013We visited the beautiful Lowndes park so the children could run around and had time to find a couple of geocaches too.

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The Art of the Brick

Today we headed to the East End to see The Art of the Brick exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Nathan Sawaya’s Art Of The Brick exhibition is created with millions of Lego building blocks and is unique in its scope which ranges from new conceptual pieces to replicas of iconic classical artwork.

The Art of the Brick exhibitionThere were more than 100 pieces of display ranging from Classical sculptures to the Beatles. Big Brother liked this huge dinosaur skeleton.

The Art of the Brick exhibitionLittle Sis enjoyed playing with the Lego tables at the end of the exhibition.

The Art of the Brick exhibitionAfter a delicious lunch at Wagamama in Spitalfields Market we headed over to Covent Garden to find some of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures. The first flock of 50 sculptures arrived in London today (28th March 2015), and are around until 25th May.

Another One Rides the Bus in Covent Garden West Piazza

Shaun the Sheep sculpture trailParadise Bunch in Earlham Street sponsored by Cath Kidston

Shaun the Sheep sculpture trailFlash in St Martyn’s Courtyard

Shaun the Sheep sculpture trailCandy Baa in Covent Garden East Piazza

Shaun the Sheep sculpture trailThen we met up with some friends for ice-cream in Gelatorino before heading home.

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