Monday, 21 July 2008

Lightwater Valley and Railway Museum

We're not long since back from a lovely couple of days in York. We were in two minds about going with things being as they are right here now, but it had been booked for a long while so we decided to go anyway. I'm glad we made the effort. It was good fun.

Yesterday we spent most of the day at Lightwater Valley. Craig and Hermione love it there. Real thrill seekers they are! Miles and myself prefer to watch from the sidelines. We spent most of the day going round and round on the carousel while Craig and Hermione hunted out all the white knuckle rides she met the height restrictions for.

After Lightwater Valley it was off to our hotel in the centre of York. It was just a cheap deal at the Travel Lodge - basic but adequate. Actually it felt quite luxurious after our last trip away in the tent!

Checking out the view from the window.

The view wasn't that bad.

We fell in with the doors at the National Railway Museum (after waiting outside in a que for it to open for ten minutes) today. I had high expectations after hearing a lot about it. It was good. We spent going on three hours there and all had a great time. Whether I would go to York especially is another thing though. We don't have a particular interest in trains and we do have lots of great 'hands on' museums really close to home. Still, I'm pleased we went along even if only to see what it's all about.

It's lovely to go away but it's even better to come home. Although they had a great time I think the kids were glad to be back too. I like the fact that even when pinned against the fun and excitement of a holiday, the usual day to day stuff at home still holds great appeal.


Anonymous said...

York is lovley the Railway museum is someway we must go again (went years ago) Yorvik is interesting too.

Anonymous said...

There are lots of things at York to do, has been a while since we were there. Glad you decided to go on your break you probably needed it.

Claire said...

I've not been to Yorvik but Craig and Hermione went last year. They thought it was good - particularly the 'drive through' bit?

We try to go at least once a year as there is so much to see and do. I like walking the walls and browsing round the old part of town but I tend to get out voted.

Daniel said...

York is great - only an hour by train from Newcastle. We don't go there that often but I love all the things there are to do there, especially the railway museum! If you ever go back there I can recommend visiting the Yorkshire Museum - among a lot of other things is a piece of 2000-year-old Roman hair, still styled.