Now we’ve moved to the outskirts of London it’s a real treat to take the tube back in. Today we headed to the West End on our beloved Met Line.
We surfaced at Paddington where we took a quick detour to visit Paddington Bear before heading off to view Morrison’s latest Spring/Summer clothing collection. The clothes were lovely and you can see that Little Sis felt right at home browsing the rails.
There was also a great children’s entertainer so the children were happy to watch her perform magic tricks and make them balloon swords. Big Brother also had his face painted – see if you can guess what he was meant to be!
The face painting lasted all day so daddy could see it when he got home from work!
A sunny weather forecast saw us heading out the door nice and early. Our destination was Hughenden Manor, a NT property in Buckinghamshire, once the country home of Benjamin Disraeli.
We arrived before the house was open so enjoyed a walk around the walled kitchen garden and formal garden. Little Sis didn’t want to pose for any photographs, instead stomping around the garden with her hands in her pockets.
The house was beautiful and we grabbed some activity sheets so the children had things to look for as we walked around. They were pretty well behaved and both enjoyed the room with replica toys and clothes to dress up in.
There were lots of hats!
We explored from top to bottom and also had fun making our own crests. This involved cutting, sticking and glueing
Then it was time for a yummy NT lunch in the converted stables. Little Sis was happy looking at the books whilst she waited, the NT do think of everything!
Linking up with Country Kids
Due to the weather forecast we headed for a day out at the Natural History Museum. We posed outside South Ken tube station so we could tick another station from our list:
Our first stop inside the museum was the Dinosaur gallery which was amazing. The children weren’t phased at all but enjoyed pointing things out and looked at everything. After a quick sit down it was on to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Big Brother wanted to know where each photograph was taken Then we had a yummy lunch in the restaurant, we did some colouring for Grandad whilst we waited.
When we returned home we all had a go at making some Welsh cakes which were delicious!