The passport situation is now under control - here is a guest post from my good friend Rachel in my absence!
As Pret-A-Mummy is on her holly-bobs (well she will be once Pret – A – Daddy’s passport arrives!!) she very kindly gave her tickets to “Railfest 2012” to me!
I have a train geek as a husband and he was a very giddy boy as we arrived at the National Rail Museum in York. Railfest runs from 2nd – 11th June and is Britain’s biggest rail celebration, so enormous, it is the size of 11 football pitches! Famous trains featured at Railfest, that you may have heard of include The Mallard and The Flying Scotsman, the first train to reach 100 mph! (See, I did take note of some train facts!)
During our visit we looked at exhibits, getting an extra good look, by climbing into the driver’s cab and having a train ride on some fantastic machines, for our little one, a ride on the miniature train was super exciting! The Chuggington Activity Area provides an opportunity for younger fans of Koko, Brewster and Wilson to dress up to dress up as one of the characters (so don’t forget your camera!)
Unfortunately, my baby is only 7 months, so was just a little too small for the costumes. Young visitors also receive a special Chuggington book and can do some crafty Chuggington activities, whilst in the Chuggington depot.
The wonderful sights, sounds and smells were getting a little too much for our mini train lover so we had a bit of quiet time in the Family Chill Out Area! With lots of train themed TV shows on a big screen and a Chuggington Playspace, filled with toys, it gave us all a quiet 10 minutes.
As we visited on the opening day, we saw Carol Vorderman, declaring Railfest open and naming a brand new train “The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight “ which was followed by a very loud, but amazing, even to the mini one, fly past! Brilliant!
We had a fantastic family day out and easy access and super staff made our day stress free!
For more information on the event visit: nrm.org.uk/railfest 2012
P.S – Look out for my blog: bakingmummy, launching this week!
Rachel received no financial incentive for this post, just free tickets.