We managed to spend almost all day there (yay), with plenty for the children to do and explore. Baby bug 2 is obsessed with wheels and how things work so he had a really good time getting hands-on. Here is is looking at some kind of pulley, turning a wheel, doing a bit of archeology and telephoning his grandad.
While baby bug 2 honed her skills on the monkey bars (she shows me her attempts at the monkey bars every day on the way to school). I also took the opportunity to take a photo of both of them on this sledge, to replicate a photo we took of baby bug 1 when we were there a month before baby bug 2 arrived.
|Before baby bug 2|
|After baby bug 2|
Once we'd explored the make it station we headed to the planetarium to watch a short (and suitable for under 7's and little baby bugs) film called naughty monsters in the sky (about the sun, moon and weather), though me and grandma bug could have quite easily nodded off in the comfy seats and dark room!
We finished our day in a play area, which was really good and the kids spent ages in there! This included activity tables with wooden train sets and lego, a giant dolls house, soft play and an home corner type area - where baby bug 1 was a cleaner and then a waitress for me.