Living Arrows 14/52 (2022)

This is just going to be a quick one from me as I try to get myself back on schedule. We’re away in Yorkshire at the moment, enjoying a bit of peace and quiet in the forest. On our way here yesterday though we decided to break up the journey with a stop at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

We were there for about 3 hours which was plenty of time really. We didn’t see everything there was to see but to be honest 3 hours is about the limit of how long the boys will tolerate any kind of museum unless there are loads of things to do!

Toby playing an old fashioned Space Invaders arcade machine

The museum is free to enter, although you do need to book a time slot for entry, and we chose to make a donation when booking. On the top floor you’ll find the Games Lounge which did cost an extra £2 each. It’s not very big but it was definitely worth it – playing on the old video games was probably the boys favourite part of our visit.

Gabe playing on an arcade machine at the National Museum of Science and Media

We also had a look at the temporary exhibit all about code breaking. There were some really interesting displays and lots of old code breaking machines but Toby and Gabe were only really interested in the interactive section where they got to crack some codes themselves!

We had an enjoyable few hours at least, and it was definitely a good place to break up our journey – almost exactly half way between home and where we’re staying in Yorkshire, and not too far off the motorway either.

I’m not sure what we’re doing for the rest of the week. The weather forecast isn’t great but I’m sure we’ll find plenty to keep us busy. We’re off to a folk museum this afternoon, and we’re planning a trip to Whitby one day. I think it’ll just be a case of trying to dodge the rain showers where we can!

This is my ninth year taking part in this linky celebrating childhood, based on a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” .

If you’d like to see the rest of my Living Arrows posts you can find them all here.

Living Arrows

3 thoughts on “Living Arrows 14/52 (2022)

  1. This looks like our sort of museum! I also didn’t twig that we were both in the same area until we were pretty much leaving! I hope you had a really lovely holiday! x

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