Gosh we’re really getting a lot done this half term. With cloudy (but not rainy) weather forecast for today, we decided to head out to Bekonscot Model Village. It’s been on my bucket list of places to take S but somehow we’ve never gotten around to it.
We left home just after 10am and 50 minutes later we parked in the church opposite the model village. Getting there was super easy on the A40 and then the M40 (coming back was even faster).
It cost £10 for adults and £6 for children or £2& for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). All profits go to charity. As you enter there’s an opportunity to take a short train ride for £1. Given that I often take S on the tube and it’s not a novelty, we skipped this.
The actual model village is a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be but the attention to detail is phenomenonal!! S was super excited walking around, pointing out *everything* he could see and totally fascinated by the trains making their way around the village on tracks.
It didn’t take us long to get around the village, 20 minutes maybe. This is partly due to the fact that S is young. Older kids were given a booklet/quiz at the entrance which they used as a guide walking around giving them an opportunity to learn as they explored.
We finally ended up at the playground where S ran around for a bit. Although we had no rain, it was really cold so we headed into the Tea Room to warm up.
Nothing really took our fancy so we left and drove 5-10 minutes down the road to Beaconsfield Service Centre. It’s pretty great as far as service centres go. There’s Marks and Spencer Food, Patisserie Valerie, Starbucks, Nandos, McDonald’s, a couple of sandwich places and a Mexican counter.
We were really lucky because when we came out after lunch, it was raining! Grateful it stayed dry for our visit, we headed home.
I expected it to be a lot more crowded, given that it’s half term, but thankfully it wasn’t. S loved it and I’m sure we’ll go back when he’s a little older.