During February half term we took a trip to Lincoln Castle. Although we had visited the grounds many times with the Little A’s (it is a lovely place for a picnic when the weather is nice) we hadn’t visited the actual Castle.
As it was half term there was lots going on to keep the Little A’s entertained. In fact we didn’t get around everywhere as we ran out of time!
At various places there were staff members dressed up as different people from Victorian times and the Little A’s had to ask them questions to find out who they were and what job they might have done.
In a lot of the rooms there were activities for the Little A’s to have a go at whether it be washing clothes with a mangle or dressing up. There was lots to have a go at.
Because there was so much going on, none of the activities were too busy. There was always something free for them to do.
The only area that was busy was the large crafts table. This was busy for most of the day, however, the Little A’s did get to have a go. Little Mr A made his own furry rat whilst the girls both decorated a fish.
After popping off for some lunch (and a chocolate lollipop!) we came back and decided to go and see the Magna Carta which is at Lincoln Castle. Although the girls weren’t really very interested Little Mr A wanted to find out all about it and seemed quite impressed when he saw it.
After that we had a walk around the Castle walls. There is a lift up to the top if you can’t face the long and winding staircase, however, it is not suitable for pushchairs at the top so we parked that in the buggy park. I must admit I found this bit quite stressful! Although it is fairly safe up there, keeping an eye on three children whilst you are so high up and close the edge of the wall it is quite nerve wracking! The views from up on the wall of Lincoln though and stunning and it is well worth having a walk around.
Although it was a stressful day in parts we had a great time visiting the Castle. I loved that there was so much going on to keep the Little A’s entertained and it appears this is the case during all school and bank holidays. We will definitely be heading back as soon as we can and, when you buy a ticket you can return free of charge within 6 months, making it a great value for money day out!