Here’s a photo of Little T in the tube. It was one of the few rides that wasn’t packed, so she had the chance to sit down.
There was a long queue waiting for us when we reached the museum in the afternoon. It was the half-term break after all.
And as we went in, we were greeted by this rather amazing tunnel, and as you can see from the photo above, little T was mesmerized and walked towards it as if hypnotised.
As the escalator went through the tunnel, it really felt like we were stepping inside a mysterious world. (Upsound: twilight zone theme).
Inside, it was packed with families and tourists, making it feel a little bit like a sauna.
“Look mummy, I can touch the world!”
The little one likes to pose.
Monkeying around …
And of course, a trip to a museum wouldn’t be complete without a visit and a spend in the gift-shop. Thank goodness her grandparents gave her pocket pocketmoney!
Aside from the snapper (photo above), she chose another dinosaur she named “Stan” and bought two dinosaur books too. Little T shares her meal with her new friend.
After a leisurely meal at the museum’s restaurant, we decided to brave the crowd again. Thankfully by the time we got out, the queue to the dinosaur exhibit wasn’t as much as when we first came in. But it was still a bit of a wait. This time little T was showing signs of exhaustion. That should have been our cue to head home, but we decided to see the exhibit instead.
Inside it was even warmer and since it was dark, I felt a little bit claustrophobic especially once we climbed the stairs up to the gallery which looked like an underground tunnel. By then little T was an inch close to a melt-down, by some miracle, we managed to avoid that. In the end though, while she absolutely loved it (for a few minutes, that is), at three, it’s just a little bit too much for her. Perhaps, best to stick with books or avoid the maddening half-break crowd!
Little T fell asleep in her Dada’s arms and also stayed asleep in the very crowded and warm underground tube and finally woke up while we were waiting for our train in King’s Cross station, back to her grandparents in Woburn Sands. What an exhausting day for a little country mouse!
And of course, Stan had his own special seat on the train.
As for little T, she was too busy waving and watching the other trains go by.
If your little one is into dinosaurs, this is their chance to see them life-like, as long as you avoid the holiday crowd, you’ll be absolutely fine.
So I guess it isn’t surprising what our word for this week is ….