We started off at the Natural history Museum. That place is so big that we could have spent the whole day there. We chose a few things that we really wanted to see and stopped at the restaurant for a lovely lunch.
We learnt a lot about how the Earth changes due to water and wind etc… How rocks are formed and looked at the Oceans and waves. Brendan is really in to Geology so this was a great part for him to explore. There is so much hands on learning at this place. They were never bored or fed up.
We just had to see the Famous Dinosaur!!!!
We learnt about how our bodies worked. Brendan was looking at joints with this activity and how the bones in his arm moved when he pulled on the lever.
After the Natural History Museum we popped in to a Butterfly house that they had set up in the grounds. We learnt about some of the species, saw some hatching and spotted caterpillars!
After a while we headed off to Trafalgar Square. Kenzie has been doing a project at school on Van Gough and wanted to see some of his paintings in real life. We popped in to the National Gallery and a lovely lady directed us to the right room. Sadly the Sunflowers were in Amsterdam at an exhibition but he liked the paintings that he did get to see.
When we came out again we watched some street performers and looked at street art, then had a play by the water fountains in Trafalgar Square.
We took a lovely walk to Forbidden Planet to enjoy some “Geek” time! So much cool stuff, we could have stayed in there for hours!
We had a wonder around China town as well. Not for long and sadly we didn’t have time to stop for a meal, but it was lovely to walk through.
Of course we could not do London without stopping at Hamleys!!
So much to play with!
Kenzie made a dog teddy in the Build a bear that they have in there.
When we came out of Hamleys there were some Rickshaws outside. One very happy and lovely chap, called Johnson, took us ALL (!!) to Leicester Square for some dinner. I could not believe he could peddle the bike with us all on it!
We stopped in to see M&M world quickly before we set back off to Hyde Park to get the coach home.
We drove past Buckingham Palace a couple of times to!
We were all very tired by now. it was about 8:30pm.
Then we got to relax on the coach home!
Some of us had a nap!