Friday, 29 March 2013

The Royal Museums Greenwich – Space Safari show in the Royal Observatory

Today we visited the Royal Museums Greenwich with our nearly 4 year old, so he keeps reminding us, little boy. The main reason for the visit was to watch Space Safari in the Royal Observatory: a journey through space, with teddy, searching for the Great Big Bear in the sky.

 The show was perfectly pitched for under 7s. We began our journey in the bedroom flying through the window and up to the stars. I did think Freddie might be a little scared once the lights went out (and there are plenty of provisions in place if that happens) but he held our hands and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It’s a great introduction to our solar system for any budding astronomer or just a visual delight for all the family from babies through to parents. Visiting the planets was great fun, with lots of audience participation through songs and exploration - Freddie especially enjoyed Teddy sinking when he landed on planet Neptune.

After our galactic treat we had tea and a picnic outside the observatory where we were visited by a few hungry natives, squirrel, robin and pigeons. We then ventured across the park to the Maritime Museum.

Stopping off for a quick view of London and The Queens House.

We were a little short for time as we were limited with our car park but the large ships, boats, lighthouses and pirates were awe-inspiring and we will definitely be back to see more.

Mummy especially liked the lanterns!

The Royal Museums offer a variety of events throughout the year for families with babies and young children. There are four in total, including the Cutty Sark. For more details visit their website directly.
Space Safari is running this Easter and at various times throughout the year, it is definitely worth a visit and ideal whatever the weather! Website for Space Safari

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