|Lichtenstein's 'Crying Girl' recreated by Bright Bricks|
After the initial no school euphoria has quickly worn off this is how we usually feel at the start of the holidays; the adults after counting the pennies and the children as they all settle down and get used to being with each other at home. This year we bought a culture all passport which after the initial cost means we can have lots of fun days out for free (or only the cost of a few of the children as we are always exceed a "family" ticket). Determined to make the most of the April offer of extra children free we have already made good use of the card, yesterday we visited the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke, the town of many roundabouts. At the moment it has gone Lego crazy with lots of lego inspired activities and creations interwoven with the already superb historical street and exhibitions.
Our two lego loving boys were very excited and even wore their favourite lego t - shirts, they were not disappointed and had such a fun time. They loved hunting for the little lego men amid the historical artefacts, discovering the hidden easter message and being rewarded by little mini eggs. Little man was the quietest he has ever been as he sat enthralled by the big screen lego film.
There were lots of fantastic extra touches, really adding to the lego experience.
|can you see the lego men?|
It was very little lively boy friendly as there was lots to see, touch and talk about.
We all enjoyed walking through the old streets, looking at the beautiful old cars and bikes and going in the charming old fashioned shops. It was fun discovering new things in the exhibitions, although finding your old toys in a museum makes you feel very old!
Oldest girl who adore anything 'vintage' enjoyed seeing the rooms through the decades on display, and selecting her favourite wedding dress from those displayed. Middle girl thought it was pretty fantastic to actually be able to buy real sweets at the shop and see them weighed in front of you. Littlest lady would have loved playing in the pre school post office but we were dragged away to see the lego wall art. The history teacher dad thought it was all amazing but seemed to be particularly drawn to the pub! I am saving all the fabulous photos of sewing machines and scary looking hair drying appliances for another day, they were far too special to be lost amidst the lego!
If you live nearish I would definitely recommend a visit, lots of space for a picnic (inside and outside) and far cheaper than legoland with a lot less queueing!
Do you remember any of these toys from childhood?