Making memories in London

The other week the kids joined me on a day trip to London to attend a super fun Skylanders blogger event. They really had the best time and once it was all over we had the rest of the day to do a bit of sightseeing. 

Last year my daughter Ellie got to visit the National History Museum after our Guinness World Records blogger event, so naturally that was top of the list to visit this time round. She was super excited to even get the chance to show her little Brother Jacob around the museum this time too.

Jacob was so mesmerised by how much bigger everything felt, and busier too. He especially loved the underground trains we had to use to get about and thought the ticket machines to get through the barriers were great fun to use. The things that amuse our kids, eh!

Once we arrived at South Kensington, Ellie took the reins and lead the way. She loved knowing her way around {I was super impressed that she remembered} and Jacob was just taking in the London way of life. It wasn’t long before we found the museum, got in and the kids activated their tourist modes, pulled out their tablet and phone and started snapping photos of everything they saw.

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National History Museum
National History Museum
The National History Museum had a few new exhibits that weren’t there when we visited last year, so it was great to see something a little different. The Mammals exhibit was amazing and the range of things to see in one hall was fantastic. The view from the balcony was breathtaking, especially seeing the full size of a Blue whale right there in front of you.

National History Museum
National History Museum
The other exhibit that was new was the Human Biology exhibition and this was fantastic. So educational and my kids even giggled and blushed at the full anatomical features they were greeted by. That made me chuckle, but hey, they need to learn, right?

This giant model of an unborn baby in a womb was such a powerful piece and it fascinated the kids – which of course started off the questions, “was that what I looked like when I was in your tummy, Mummy!?”.

National History Museum
National History Museum
National History Museum
National History Museum
National History Museum
National History Museum
After a few hours of walking around the vast museum and learning lots of new things, it was time to move on, but not before we visited the museum shop! I’m one of those people who needs to buy a magnet for each place we’ve visited. Are you one of those people too? Let me know below, or even if you have to buy something else when away somewhere! 😉 

But our next stop before heading to the airport was to pop into the Sensational Butterfly attraction that it is situated next to the National History Museum.

Prepare yourself for some serious butterfly spam!

Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
Sensational Butterfly Exhibit
I am really trying to perfect my photography this year and after seeing the photos above in high resolution, I can see the imperfections. But humidity and needing a camera upgrade were contributing factors. 😉 Hopefully after the wedding I can treat myself to a new camera – do you guys have any suggestions for DSLRs?

London for a day
The time had come to make our way home but not before the kids took a sleep deprived funny half hour in the airport followed by a delayed sugar crash from the blogger event we’d been to earlier in the day, finally struck…

London for a day
It may have been a super busy day, lots of walking, seeing new sights but when your tired and sleepy seven-year-old boy says “Mummy, if there are any more events in London….count me in as I’ve had the BEST day!”…it makes the entire adventure, completely worth it.

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2 Comments

  1. 10/06/2016 / 7:27 AM

    Great pictures. I can’t wait to take my daughter to the National History Museum and be a tots tourist around London. Looks like you had a fab time 🙂

  2. 11/06/2016 / 12:49 AM

    Gosh that looks like such an amazing place for the kids, I bet they loved it!

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