Our day trip to London!

A few weeks ago Ellie and were given the amazing opportunity to fly to London for the day to attend an event. Upon our arrival in London, it turned out that we had a few hours to spare, so with my daughter being the little museum nerd that she is, there really was only one place that I wanted to take her to and of course, that was the National History Museum.

Ellie was so WOW’d by the speedy atmosphere of London that her eyes were so wide trying to take it all in with every step we took. I remember her saying to me two within ten minutes of arriving in London. “Mummy, why are they in such a rush?” & “How come they don’t talk to each other?”. Bless her. In Belfast, we’d tell our life story to a stranger on the street. That just the sociable wee Irish folk that we are so I had to explain to her that not every country would be like her own.

But she loved the London sights all the same. She especially enjoyed the giant escalators as we hopped on and off trains all morning and the rush of the underground tube trains. But once we stood in the queue to enter the National History Museum, that’s where the fun began!

As it was the school half term holiday we anticipated the long queue to get in, however, it was a pleasant wait as the sun shone and we got to see the workers hard at it putting together the gorgeous ice rink and Christmas tree outside on the museum grounds.

Ellie & I also enjoyed the best tasting doughnut either of us had ever tasted and we must mention that it was almost the size of Ellie’s face!

Within 10 minutes and short one doughnut later we walked through the doors of the prestigious National History Museum and as soon as Ellie caught sight of the skeletal tailbone of the Stegosaurus Dinosaur in the foyer her jaw dropped and she darted forward for a closer look. In that moment, I knew going out of our way to visit here was the best decision I could have made.

Ellie lit up like the biggest Christmas tree you’ve ever seen when she walked into this museum. Seeing prehistoric bones of an animal that once walked the earth blew her mind. She’s such a little nerd and lover of knowledge and I couldn’t wait to show her more of the museum.

During our quick visit to the museum, my daughter turned into a full on tourist. She was constantly taking photos on her phone and whats-apping them to her cousins. It was a good job I brought two portable mobile chargers!

With every turn, we made I couldn’t help chuckle at her wow’s and whoa! It was such a great joy to be able to see her in her element surrounded by the things she loves.

My eldest girl has always been a hardcore animal fan. She’s a religious Deadly 60 fan and I reckon could make an awesome assistant to Steve Backshaw one day! I remember when I was younger I wanted to work with the legendary Steve Irwin, so it seems the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

Sadly this was a very short visit, poor Ellie tried to absorb as much of the place as she possibly could in the hour we were there. But she has asked to visit next year for her birthday, so I need to make that happen! 😉

If you want to read about the event we attended after our visit to the museum, then you can do so here



  1. 05/11/2015 / 1:25 PM

    I think it’s so lovely that you made such a full day of it. The Natural History Museum is such an amazing place. We took the boys last October and they talk about it regularly 🙂

  2. 11/11/2015 / 12:31 AM

    Looks like you had a great time. If you do come back next year, go to the science museum next door too – that’s also amazing!

  3. 11/11/2015 / 7:28 AM

    The natural history museum is on my list of places to visit. It looks amazing! What a great mummy and daughter day out. #MMWBH

  4. Minh
    11/11/2015 / 12:22 PM

    My daughter was too young when we visited London but she would love the museums. Reason to plan a trip back 🙂

  5. 11/11/2015 / 2:19 PM

    There’s something quite magical about the awe struck faces of kids when they first see the NHM dinosaurs!

  6. 11/11/2015 / 8:05 PM

    It is posts and photos like these that make me want to hop on a plane and spend at least a month in London. It looks so beautiful and definitely bustling. (I’d swing by Ireland as well. My best friend goes every year and he always tells me that everyone is so kind and helpful there). I’m glad you and Ellie had a fabulous time. What a great way to spend the whole day with just the two of you.

    Thanks for sharing, Debs, and for hosting us this week on #mmwbh 🙂 Have a great rest of the week!

  7. 11/11/2015 / 9:40 PM

    Looks like you had a lot of fun, I love London! #MMWBH

  8. Silly Mummy
    11/11/2015 / 11:17 PM

    Sounds like fun – glad she loved it! Want to take mine to the Natural History Museum at some point, probably when they’re a bit older though. #MMWBH

  9. 16/11/2015 / 9:29 AM

    Bless her, looks like she had a great time at the museum. It must be so strange seeing something – like London – for the first time again. Must blow the little one’s minds 🙂

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