Thursday, 13 March 2014

Heritage Motor Museum half term day out

During half term, our son and I spent a lovely afternoon at the Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire. 

Our son LOVES cars, so I knew this visit would be a hit!  When he was about two he could name the make and model of almost every car in a car park - yes, he is that obsessed.

As the Heritage Motor Museum is quite near us, we headed out there for an afternoon.  Our entrance ticket cost £12 for me, and as he's five, £8 for him (under fives go free).  Our tickets give us free entry for a year now - bonus!

Our son absolutely loved it.  I mean, really, really loved it.  There are so many cars there from old to new - everything from the first cars made, right through to formula one cars and the latest Land Rovers.

He loved seeing cars from movies - a shiny DeLorean from Back to the Future, a Land Rover from Judge Dredd and a pink FAB car from Thunderbirds.

Our son most especially loved the engineering section which explained our brakes and suspension work.  The interactive demos really caught his imagination!

The kids' play area with colouring, toy cars and pretend cars where he could drive was great too.  They even had pedals!

It was a great afternoon out, and I was flagging long before our son was.  There is a cafe there, but if it's a nice day, I'd take a picnic as there's a lots of space outside for a picnic and a kids' park too.  The museum also has loads of activities on during school holidays.  You can find out more information on its website at

We will definitely be back!

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