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!
Little Sis and I enjoyed a rare shopping trip on our own whilst the boys went off to the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Ally Pally. We headed to Uxbridge, which isn’t exactly the Oxford Street of west London, but it was ok. She demanded a ride on the merry-go-round, she demanded a Peppa Pig magazine, she demanded a new Aquadoodle set and lunch at McDonalds.
I think she had a great day!