Day out – Steam Museum


It’s been a while since I’ve written about days out/ trips etc. mainly due to the time of year, it’s just not enjoyable going out in rain/ wind/ cold with kids – I know people do it but personally it’s not worth the effort and with a little toddler and a big toddler I couldn’t think of anything worse.

I took some time off for half term and it felt like we should do something and I remembered my ma had given us tickets to the Steam Museum the previous year and luckily there wasn’t any expiry on them so we could still use them.

The museum doesn’t open until 10am which is a bit late for us personally (Ridley naps at noon everyday) so we arrived for opening and proceeded around the museum.

Its larger than I expected and they’ve really tried to include parts for kids and Rue did love it, he was way too excited and did what kids do at Christmas open a present and throw it and onto the next one, he ran round the whole museum in an hour including sitting down for lunch and then moaned when we left. There is some really good bits if you can get your child to slow down and enjoy it and we found it really interesting. Ridley loved (weirdly) the pretend people – he was fascinated by them, I thought he’d be scared but the opposite.

I’m not sure if we’ll go back or if we did not for a very long time, mainly the price puts me off, considering I work next door and see the building every day it kind of doesn’t feel like something you necessarily want to pay for.

Adult = £9.35 // Child (3-15years) = £6.95 // Under 3’s = Free // Family 2 adults/ 1 child = £23.10 // Family 2 adults/ 2 children = £29.65

Next on our list is Cotswold Wildlife Park – we’ve never taken the kids which is maybe weird as its sort of on our doorstep. We mainly take them to National Trust properties rather than specialist attraction places. Rue has been to Bristol Zoo once & the Aquarium in Bristol – but I’m not sure if these are places we’d go back to as my feelings towards animals for entertainment is that it isn’t right. So you could say why are we taking them to Cotswold Wildlife Park and there’s two reasons one is we have free tickets & the other reason is I’ve heard it is a very spacious animal area. I shall report back next month 🙂 I think we’re going to go on a weekday if we can as we drove past the other day when trying to get home from Burford and we was stuck in standstill traffic for a half hour …. 😐


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