If you’re stuck for things to do over the Christmas Holidays, I really rate the Science Museum in London. We went last Saturday and had a brilliant day and learned a lot.
After a bit of deliberating we decided to drive in, as it worked out cheaper than taking the train even with the price of parking. We did have a bit of a surprise when we arrived as the underground car park we normally use, is no longer in use. But thanks to a very kind Black Cab driver, we found street parking just around the corner to the museum on Prince Consort Rd, which was about £14 for four hours.
The museum itself is free but there is a suggested donation of £5. We went to see the Legend of Apollo 4-D, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Landing on the moon. If you’re like me you’re probably wondering what 4D is? We had a bit of a surprise on our quick trip to the moon, our chairs started to shake as we went through the atmosphere and we landed on the moon with a bit of a bump, bombed around in a space buggy collecting rocks, learned what the moon smells like and then splashed back to earth.
If you do go do make sure you make a day of it as there is so much to see and do at the Museum. We barely made a dent in it. Our daughter is 5, so if you have children of a similar age, I really recommend the Basement where you will find the Garden an interactive play area and a theatre with different shows throughout the day; we saw the Bubble Show and it was great fun.
The Museum is open every day except 24 – 26 December, and stays open until 19.00 (last entry 18.15) during the school holidays. For a full list of their Family Christmas Activities 2012 click here. I quite fancy the Festive Physics show. Could Reindeers really fly? Why do crackers crack?
Disclosure: Our tickets to the 4D Cinema were complimentary.