5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!

As Londoners we like to take advantage of all the wonderful things to do here which cost absolutely nothing. We are so lucky in the capital that there is actually a tremendous amount including most of the museums which as well as having free entry also have lots of hands on activities for children and The Science Museum is absolutely one of our favourites.

It’s a fair old journey for us on the tube and takes around an hour but it’s one we make often as it is SO worth it. The basement is where we mainly visit as it is full of hands on experiments and play for under fives but we also like the Launchpad (aimed for slightly older children), the free shows like the bubble show and also just walking around looking at the artefacts; one of which, a Baby Daisy vacuum cleaner, was donated by my Grandmother to the museum and has a plaque with her name on it so we always go to see that!

My Grandmother's Baby Daisy proudly on display at The Science Museum!
My Grandmother’s Baby Daisy proudly on display at The Science Museum!

The children always like a wander and the room with the aeroplanes is a must as is the room with the cars stacked one on top of each other up a gigantic wall. Another favourite is the floor with fish swimming on it from a projector but when you jump on it, it makes a splash – super fun! And then of course there is the ‘space’ room which has quickly become a firm favourite with Jimmy. It’s one of the first things you come to when you arrive and always has provided us with a wow factor but where Florence used to just like a quick walk through Jimmy now loves to stop and pour over everything. He has been a fan of rockets and rocket men since he was very tiny indeed and it is a theme which doesn’t get old for him!

One of the other things we like when visiting a museum is the treat at the end of the day, the look around the shop oohing and ahhing at all the things we’d like to buy and if we’ve been good spending a little bit of pocket money on something small. Of course the children would really and truly like to buy the big things as well and the shop is extremely large with LOTS of things they’d like so it’s always good to note for special occasion presents too! Not too expensive it’s a brilliant place to choose presents for birthdays and Christmas and pretty much everything is interesting if you’re little!

In fact Jimmy got a present from the Science Museum shop this Christmas and it is very in keeping with his love of the ‘Space room’ there, rockets and rocket men as well as being something else he very much wanted, a tent! Jimmy is absolutely THRILLED with his foldable rocket tent and ever since opening it on Christmas Day has even insisted on half sleeping in it! While we have been staying at my Mum’s for the holidays he has had the tent up and over his blow up bed at the bottom. It’s brilliant and because it folds down and fits neatly in a very small flat circle bag it can be popped way and out of sight when needed too. It doesn’t take up room to store when not being played with and has provided the back drop for many  5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF games this Christmas. It even has little fins (probably not the right word?) at the back either side of a window and a door which can be Velcro closed. The cat is rather partial to being inside it too which is quite sweet as she and Jimmy have been on lots of adventures to the moon together! What a lovely present and a great toy! Absolutely ‘Space Man’ perfect!

The tent is awesome and when not in use folds down into a very small and flat bag! Perfect for space saving fun!
The tent is awesome and when not in use folds down into a very small and flat bag! Perfect for space saving fun!
Jimmy has been having so much fun in the tent!
Jimmy has been having so much fun in the tent!

The foldable playtent rocket costs £25 from the Science Museum Shop. We were sent a tent for the purpose of an honest review.