Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Legoland Windsor

Today we went to Legoland. Here are some pictures from the day:

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Tower of London

Today we went to one of London's most popular tourist attractions - the Tower of London. It's quite pricey to get in but you can get 2 for 1 offers with national rail tickets. We spent the day looking around the various parts of the castle and visiting the crown jewels.

Traitors gate where prisoners were brought in from the Thames.  

King's Bed

White Tower

Trying out the crossbow

Animals were once kept in the tower


Stretching rack in the torture chamber


Nearby Tower Bridge

Friday, 25 April 2014

Bath Spa

Today we went to Bath to see the Roman Baths museum. This World Heritage site contains the almost complete Roman Bath house along with lots of Roman artefacts. Admission include an audio guide, there's even a children's version. The audio guide features Roman characters talking about their lives and the items on display. There is also an activity sheet and trail for the kids. You can no longer swim in the hot baths themselves but you can taste the spring water.

Main bath with the abbey in the background

The sacred spring where hot water rises to the surface

Temple decoration

Hot water drainage

L works out how the stones were lifted


Tasting the spring water - it's warm!
Next to the baths is the Bath Abbey. We took a look inside and the children insisted on doing another treasure hunt around the building.