One of this family’s most-loved (and most-visited) museums has to be the world-famous National Railway Museum in York.
Scoping 300 years of history and including 1,000,000 objects that have changed the world within it’s walls, the National Railway Museum is a must-visit- and despite it’s size, we’re there so often, we know it like the back of our hands!
Little Xander would visit every day if he could!
Still in shock that my baby has turned 4, my little bestie (Alexander) and I met up with my folks, my Auntie Zak (Alexander’s godmother) and Uncle Chris who were here from Marbs for my brother’s beautiful wedding, and made our way to the museum in the rain!
But then something a little bit wonderful happened and the sun came up the minute we reached the entrance!
My Dad suits my Louis huh! 😉
And look at that forced smile from the birthday boy (insert crying with laughter emoji)!
…Not wanting to waste a minute of the improved weather, our first stop was the outside playground for a quick play on the toy train before a ride on a ‘real life’ train as Xander referred to it!
Papou George and little Xander are the cutest. Two peas in a pod!
Ticket in hand, it’s miniature train time!
This ride gets a thumbs up!
The NRM had kindly invited us to enjoy some cake and coffee to celebrate Xander’s birthday so after much fun on aboard the train which saw the little Prince (!) wave regally at the crowds and point at vehicles on our way, we re-energised with cappuccino, buttery scones and double choc chip cookies, toasting the birthday boy.
All the yummy feels for these bad boys!
Then it was onwards to exploring the trains, big and small (Eurostar being a favourite of course)…
And Thomas never disappoints either!
Then it was time to create abstract gorillas with big bricks,
‘Look at my big gorilla Mama!’
My imaginative boy!
Look at his proud little face!
Before leaving, we stopped off at the train gift shop where Auntie Zak kindly bought her godson a train whistle (a gift that keeps on giving-toot toot ;)) along with a creamy white chocolate train lolly Mummy might have generously finished!
After all that excitement, the newly crowned 4 year old slept all the way home.
What a super day.
Have you visited the museum yet?