When we got off the tube and walked into the grounds I was reminded once again how breathtaking the building is, a wonder I will never take for granted. My gaze was interrupted by Sebastian yelling , “Mummy mummy look a fossil of a tree” in full on grown up mode I told him we should not guess we should go and read about it first, but I ate humble pie because he was bob on it was indeed a fossil of a tree. I did not learn my lesson as the same thing happened later on with some Iguanadon bones.
After getting a picture with Andy’s clock we chatted about where Andy might be we settled on the fact that he might be working on a safari adventure. The dinosaur exhibition is wonderful and I love that Sebastian wants me to read everything out, and I mean everything. He was also pretty keen on hiding behind a meteor.
Benugo run the T Rex cafe so the food is really good and healthy and we were in need of a bit of down time after our early start and full on Dinosaur heavy morning. It is impossible to get round the whole place in one day so over lunch Sebastian and I had a look at the guide to see which section he wanted to see.
I have spent his entire life hiding my fear and distaste of creepy crawlies so not to pass those fears onto Sebastian that unfortunately he is now mad about mini beasts. We spent a very long time there and Sebastian worked on his sketchbook, I will tell you more about out sketchbooks in another post.
Whilst Dippy is on tour the blue whale looks fantastic. Although the museum is free donations are appreciated and there are usually special exhibitions on that do have a fee. Until January Life In The Dark is on but under 16s are free, despite the fact we are both afraid of the dark the exhibit was amazing and was split into 3 sections; nocturnal animals, cave dwellers and the deep deep sea!
The other section we visited was rocks and minerals, yes a whole hour of reading out rock and mineral names to a 4 year old. Don’t get me wrong I love that he is so engaged in everything but mineral names are a dreadfully dull thing to read out for an hour!
On the way back to the station we took in some street performers. I felt so bad as all of the children were happily dancing to the steel drum until the bubble guy came along. Sebastian’s smiling face fills my heart with pure unadulterated joy.
A quick supper at Yo Sushi, or as Sebastian calls it Hey Sushi we headed home. We had such a fantastic day it was so special to have a special day to ourselves just the two of us. He was utterly exhausted. He fell asleep on the train home, I managed to transfer him to the pousette, then the car seat, then out of it and into bed and he stayed asleep the entire time.
Do you ever go further a field for a day out with little ones?