Things to do in London with Kids: Science Museum Live

I want my daughter to want to learn.  I want her to be a curious soul like me.  If I don’t know the answer to something I love Googling to find the answer.  Kids nowadays don’t appreciate education and take it for granted and don’t seem bothered to make the effort.  Some kids in Africa walk miles to be educated in makeshift classrooms, but they can see the link between education and the opportunities that it can offer.

We don’t pressure her but try and make learning fun and expose her to wide variety of activities.  On the weekend we went to the Science Museum Live.  It’s billed for kids aged 7-11 and quite a bit went over her head as she is only 5 and to be honest, I got a bit lost with Potential Kinetic Energy myself.  But she did get a lot out of it and the explosions made her jump out of her seat, spilling popcorn everywhere.

If you’re at a loose end this weekend, I’d recommend it and if you quote “blog1” (or enter into the booking system) you can get 25% off full price adult and kids tickets. The offer is only valid from 22nd October – 28th October.

If you do go we’d love to hear what you thought?

Disclosure:  Our tickets were complimentary



Aviation Museums, London

It must be a boy thing!  When I first moved in with my husband and to this day I’ve never found any evidence of any porn??  Weird I know and trust me I’ve looked.  However, I did find a plethora of RC Airplane paraphernalia.  This should have sent the alarm bells ringing that a future of Air Shows and Air Museums lay ahead.

For our anniversary, I bought my husband a netbook (romantic eh?) and honestly thought he’d eventually wander into those sites but no, he spends hours on end searching on EBay for 2nd hand remote control glider equipment.  He’s even bidding on stuff that isn’t in English, thanks to Google translator.

I really shouldn’t complain, it’s not like he has a gambling problem nor is he a secret cross-dresser and Madame loves them as well.  So, I do humour him and have been to the RAF Museum in Hendon and this morning we went to the de Havilland Mosquito Museum near Potters Bar. To be fair, it’s not just Airplane Museums that bore me but museums in general.  The only two exceptions to this have been the Sex Museum in Amsterdam and the Icelandic Phallological Museum (yes it’s a museum dedicated to willies).

At least, I save a few quid on an Audio Tour as I get a blow by blow from hubby the whole way around!