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Our first trip to the Lego Store, Leicester Square

Today we grown ups had a grown up day in the West End. We really wanted to visit the new Lego Store in Leicester Square!

There were so many cool things to see and we can’t wait to go back and take the children. We loved this Lego tube map. There was also a fun tube carriage made from Lego which you could sit in.

Lego Store, Leicester Square

There was an awesome picture of London across the staircase, again made of Lego.

Lego Store, Leicester Square

We also liked Big Ben and the famous London characters made of Lego. We could have stayed there all day but there were some other things we wanted to do to.

Lego Store, Leicester Square

We came away with a few purchases – 21034 London (Architecture) and┬áLego 40220 (Creator) London Double Decker Bus.

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A day at Longridge

The 6 year old was invited to a water activities day Longridge near Marlow yesterday. He was 1 of 10 from his Beaver group who went, joining Cubs and Scouts who had camped out overnight.

Longridge is an outdoor activity centre with lots to do. My son was just enjoying tasters of two of the water based activities including a River trip and Dragon Boating, as well as land based activities.

It is a beautiful site on the Thames at Marlow.


There are so many things to do at Longridge. He can’t wait to go back when he’s a Cub to experience the climbing wall!


When we arrived to pick him up they were finishing off some of their games including the Tug of War.


He had a great time and really enjoyed being out on the water. The weather was perfect for his adventurous day out and, fingers crossed, he will get another badge for his collection.



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Decorating donuts

Two trips into town in 2 days might be a little bit tiring for some – but not us! Today we received an invitation to find out more about the film Nine Lives and decorate some donuts. The Nine Lives advert made a cat noise everytime you walked past it which made the children giggle.


After we had watched a clip of the film the children set to work decorating donuts. This was a new skill for us but they enjoyed dipping their donuts in icing and adding features.


Then it was time for a walk around the West End. We wanted to find another of the BFG Dream Jars and came across this one near Carnaby Street. It was dull of dancing girls which got us talking about Strictly!


We had a brief stop on the way home but it gave us the chance to tick off another station – we will complete our Underground challenge one day.

Hangar Lane station

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