little boy outside a wall with graffiti

A Perfect 4th Birthday Celebration at the National Railway Museum

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!

little boy outside a wall with graffiti

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!

Honest Mum and family celebrate her son's 4th birthday

My Dad suits my Louis huh! 😉

And look at that forced smile from the birthday boy (insert crying with laughter emoji)!

Parenting blogger with kid

…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!

Grandad with his Grandson

Ticket in hand, it’s miniature train time!

Young boy plays outside in playground

All aboard!

Riding on a small train

This ride gets a thumbs up!

Mini-train at the National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum in York

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.

eating a chocolate chip cookie


Parenting and lifestyle blogger Vicki Psarias of Honest Mum drinks a cappucino

All the yummy feels for these bad boys!

Scone with jam

Then it was onwards to exploring the trains, big and small (Eurostar being a favourite of course)…

Locomotive in the Grand Hall at the National Railway Museum

Eurostar at The Grand Hall at the National Railway Museum

And Thomas never disappoints either!

Thomas the Tank Engine at the National Railway Museum

Then it was time to create abstract gorillas with big bricks,

‘Look at my big gorilla Mama!’

My imaginative boy!

playing with bricks

Look at his proud little face!

Playroom at the national railway museum
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.

Thanks guys!

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