Spending time with family is the most important thing to me.
My youngest child, who’s nine, said while we were on holiday, “it’s the memories that count” out of the mouth of babes, eh. Love him.
As you know from a previous post we spent a week in Wales with my parents, my sister and her family. We have also had various days out in the weeks after. We have a national trust membership and I think it’s great if you have a family as wherever you are in the country there is always going to be a NT property to visit. My kids are at the age now where they do find going around old houses a bit ‘boring’ but they do enjoy going around the grounds and exploring.
We visited the Black Country Museum which is about half an hour from us and yet I’ve only been once when I was younger. The children loved it, actually I lie….we shall skip over the fact that my nine year old had a meltdown as he didn’t want to wait for the famous chips!… Kids!
You even get a free ticket to return another time! If you’re a fan of the programme the Peaky Blinders, like me, they use the museum for filming. You can easily spot some the areas they use to film in.
I also took the children to the Severn Valley Railway to travel on a steam train from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. You can stop off at the different stations along the track, at Highley there is an engine house where you can see various steam trains. There’s a play area outside for the children and the day we went there were several stalls outside selling various things. We saw a lady trying to raise money for saving hedgehogs and brought along a gorgeous little prickly lady.
The last day out was to London. The children had never been before, so we thought its be a good time to take them. I booked a family train ticket for £42 for five of us and that included same day return and for use on the underground and buses while n London.
We visited the natural history museum where you can spend a good few hours, and it’s all for free!! We then had a picnic in Kensington gardens while looking at the Albert Memorial. The rest of the day was spent sightseeing. It is a long day and we walked over 11 miles!! The kids moaned a bit about their feet hurting but secretly they enjoyed the day as much as hubby and I.
So it’s off to school on Monday for the children, I will miss them… But not their continuous bickering and squabbling!!!
Thank you for reading.