Me and Ayla went on a little explore today as it is half term and our usual groups are not running this week. I decided to head toward Hartlebury and perhaps visit the common when I stumbled across this County Museum advertising half term activities, and Im really glad we did!
We were looking forward to something fun especially as the baby’s due date is getting nearer, I am taking this opportunity to have some quality Mummy daughter time before we have our hands full with our new little arrival!
The lady greeted us at the desk and as Ayla is under 5 her addmission was free, Adult price is only £5 and I paid £2 for Ayla to do all three of the craft activities which were being run throughout the Museum.
I was in heaven as they had a fantastic display of Gypsy Bow Top wagons and exhibits of horses in harness!
I really hope to one day own my own bow top, they are just so beautiful they really are captivating and they look so cosy inside!
We even found a Blacksmiths forge which Ayla was confused why her Daddy wasn’t actually forging there. I did try to explain it was like Daddy’s forge but not actually his … her little voice calling out ‘Where is Daddy?’ as she peered in!
Inside the museum we were invited to take part in a trail to find the ‘frogs’ which were numbered and hiding around the exhibits which really helped to add an element of excitement. Ayla enjoyed finding them and pointing them out to me!
This was one of the clues we found in the Victorian class room. Ayla particularly liked this room and it reminded me of myself as I was always fascinated finding out what life had been like for children years ago.
She took her time in Victorian school quite seriously and insisted that I be the teacher 🙂
This museum is perfect for little ones as the exhibits are so interactive, they have really thought about children attending and made the history of it all come alive for them. Ayla could listen to different peoples accounts of farming from local people recalling the past. She told me at one stage she thought it might be ‘Mary Poppins speaking to her’ which of course she thought was brilliant! There was dressing up to be done, buttons to press, mini electric trains to watch, old fashioned toys to have a go with, coin rubbing and more!
I loved watching her run around the carriage circle and pretend to be stuck in the stocks 🙂
The cafe was great too, simple hearty food at value for money and good service, I really recommend this place as a visit for all the family to enjoy!
The craft activites were really well thought out and each one had a set person to explain and help you make each one. Ayla was also given a certificate for completing her trail and entered into a prize draw at the end to win some more goodies.
Would definitely recommend!
…..Now all I need to do is figure out how I can get my hands on one of these gorgeous
bow tops! 🙂
Happy February Fun Everyone!
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